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    Posted by Lydia Hedjazi on October 30, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Hi everyone, have you got any tips on where to advertise and put up flyers where it has worked for you! I need to expand my business as it’s so hit and miss at times!! xx

    Guest Teacher replied 6 years, 5 months ago 5 Members · 26 Replies
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  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Gumtree is always amazing for me!

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Gumtree, musicteachers.co.uk – but SEO is king! See if you can make your own website

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Also, a couple of well-placed posters in University music/drama buildings worked well for me. But SEO’s the motherlode.

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Use wix.com and use its in built SEO

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    But surely Matthew Rusk is the king of SEO anyway!

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Haha, I’m beating him in Exeter😉

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    (Inside joke alert) – Also my Klout is soooo much better, Matthew Rusk😉

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    :O

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Haha this reminds me of something I want to ask you about Matthew. Because, well, what happens if a teacher on your site goes into competition with you?! This is happening to me atm..

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    So the fact that my other teacher is number 2 isn’t something I should worry about/talk to her about?!

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Plus, say I do the same as what she does on my personal website with SEO, and say I get to no 2 or 3.. that’s still ok?

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Ahh ok

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Btw, Laura Jane Ratcliffe, this is an interesting point for secondary teachers, stuff to bear in mind

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Oh! That’s odd. Fair enough then! It’s just that I had a student who I told I was fully booked so I said I could put them through to Elle but they said they had contacted her already. Tricky one to call with whose it is, but I guess it’s whoever the student contacted first, because I remember when this happened to us

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    She’s actually paid for an ad, can you see the ad?

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Like Matt, I’ve had great results posting at university notice boards and such. But I have a question about this whole SEO business… What is actually involved? Like for example, I made my own teaching website as much to have a blog on it as anything. I’d done websites with wordpress before, but for this I decided to go with squarespace. It said it had some SEO built in, but clearly this is not the case because when you search for key words, it doesn’t come up. So… other than sprinkling the old magic dust, what IS SEO and can you do it yourself and if not how much does it cost? Whatever ever happened to ordering search results by relevancy (was this ever the case?!)? Is google taking over the world or something? Man oh man. Sorry I got a bit carried away.

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Matthew Rusk – your time to shine.

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Lol, I’m with Kat! I want answers, I want the secrets!

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Wow, that’s super interesting. Sounds like a rabbit warren of crazy. One interesting thing about that, is that it seems like there are companies out there offering “SEO”, but that maybe this is a bit of a sham/not worth it, because if you can have a killer website design and content and fast loading pages, then you’ve effectively done it yourself, and moreover these aren’t things that another company could or would want to provide for you.

    I might have to ask for some advice down the track about all this, when I move back to Melbourne and have to whip up a new website. It seems like Squarespace websites are really not ideal for SEO then, in that although they look amazing, there’s very little noodling you can actually do to the backend (which is where it seems much of the magic happens)…

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Yeah…. What he said😉I should probably say that the only reason I’m currently ahead of him is that he helped me out so much😛

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Haha sorry another question: Most of what I’ve read about SEO says that links to your website are vital. But maybe they’re actually not if you’ve managed to get over this hump with our websites? Because teaching/business pages like us aren’t really things that other people would link to?

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    You, sir, are a genius.

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    One final question (sorry :P), is there a quick tool you can use (if you’re not ranking highly yet) to find out how high you are in google search without physically trawling through the pages until you find yourself? (that sounded awfully existential)

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Oh! Oh! I have a question. Can you find out how many people type in things like “Drum Lessons Bristol” please???

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Awesome! Thanks!

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    October 30, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Guys, you can find more information on this topic in this thread – https://musicteacher.com/community/groups/music-teachers/forum/topic/advertising-and-marketing-tips/

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