I have the QUEEN of SEO on the podcast today. It's going to be fun but most of all you are going to LOVE how she talks about SEO!
Thank you for lending me your ears today – I know you have lots of choices, so I sincerely appreciate me being one of them!
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I have to tell you guys, I have complete Hollywood love heart eyes for our guest this week. Her name is Kate Toon and she is literally the Aussie Queen of SEO. I haven’t met Kate in real life, but I have had her on other podcasts, have followed her, have signed up for her emails and have basically “Jenn stalked her”. She might be the queen of SEO but I’m the queen of online stalking … just ask my friends. Good stalking – not creeping – just saying!
So, when I reached out to her via LinkedIn, my fav social media platform, and asked her to be a guest on my podcast – her response flawed me. She wrote “Absolutely – thanks for asking”. No, I’ll get back to you or who the hell are you – just Absolutely, thanks for asking – now that’s how a queen does it – take note people!
It’s needless to say, I’m excited to talk SEO with Kate Toon and copywriting too – because she’s an expert at that too. You are going to love this conversation with so much gold.
But first, of course, everyone’s favourite section of the podcast – the discovery of the week!
THIS WEEK’S DISCOVERY!
Sourcebottle – have you heard of it? Spelt Source Bottle (not like tomato sauce!)
Sourcebottle helps journalists and bloggers find expert sources and help PR pros and businesses get FREE PR coverage and publicity.
Do I have your attention now? FREE PR – ummm golden!
Getting PR for your business can not only set yourself and your business up as “experts” and the “go to” people, but it’s a great way of you building your brand and giving value to your audience, new and current!
If you haven’t listened to Episode 14 of the podcast – go back and have a listen. I have PR expert Jules Brooke as my guest and she explains all about how to get it and how to leverage from it.
Something like sourcebottle just makes it easier to find the places you can contribute too.
Following them on Facebook and signed up to their email list. Every day they email or post about PR opportunities you can apply for and write for. This makes is really simple to start – because with PR that’s the most common question – where should I start.
If PR is something that’s been sitting in your marketing plan as a strategy for a while – then here’s a handy tool to help you out.
PS – another one like Sourcebottle I subscribe to is the Audacious Agency, they are located in Brisbane. Similar business model – worth checking out too!
So there you go, two discoveries in one! Enjoy.
As always, just a little disclaimer, my discoveries are just that and I am in no way affiliated with any of them but promise to tell you if I ever am. I just love them and from the response of my listeners, you guys, you are loving them too!
Hey and if you have a little discovery, or something you use in your business that you’d like to share, please do so. Email me at email@example.com or tag me @smallbusinessmadesimple. I really love to know what tools you use to help make your life simpler!
SEO WITH QUEEN KATE TOON
So, let’s get into the episode. And if you’re thinking just for second, hey Jenn why would you bring someone onto your podcast who you’ve never actually met, then I’d say, ha ha, give me about 30 minutes from now and you’ll see!
So, how is Kate Toon. Her Instagram profile describes her at the Beyonce of SEO and Copy(!).
Her LinkedIn profile describes her as a SEO Lover, Copywriting Mentor, Speaking, Podcaster, Author, Copywriting, and Hula Hooper – takes me back – who had a Big M Hula Hoop when they were young … I disgress!
She’s all that and award-winning SEO copywriter and SEO consultant with over two decades of experience in all things advertising, digital and writing. Kate’s originally from the UK but now based just outside Sydney and has worked with brands such as eHarmony, Curash and Kmart, as well as helped countless small businesses produce great content and improve their copywriting and SEO. She’s the founder of The Clever Copywriting School and The Recipe for SEO Success eCourse, as well as co-host on the Hot Copy Podcast.
Phew … now are you getting the picture – why I am stoked to have her on my podcast – yeah you are!
Without any further ado – let’s get into it.
Welcome Kate ….
INTERVIEW WITH KATE TOON
I hope you enjoyed that. I hope you got some ideas and thoughts for your business from it and well learnt a thing or two about this pretty cool thing called SEO!
If you want to contact Kate, just head to the show notes at www.socialmediaandmarketing.com.au and look for Episode 39.
Got questions? Well head into my Facebook group – Like Minded Business Owners . If you haven’t joined yet, the link is in the show notes or just go to Facebook and search Like Minded Business Owners. It’s another great way to stay on top of what’s going on in the world of social media and marketing! It’s full of people just like you with questions just like you – so come join the fun – it’s only missing you!
I’ll be back next Thursday with some more marketing know-how and another discovery of course.
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But that is all for Episode 39. I’d love to connect with you all on social – so let’s get social on social – I’m on all the platforms, so let’s do that!
…….. and remember small business peeps, as my opening song says, there’s no point in dreaming small!