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Digital marketing agency in Manchester

At Embryo Digital – a leading digital marketing agency based in Manchester – our digital marketing and SEO campaigns extend your brand’s reach through disciplines such as well-written, long-form content, on and off-page search engine optimisation strategies, social media management, and PPC, alongside excellent web design and development.

Your website may need more qualified local web visitors, or national traffic through SEO, or pay per click (Google Ads). It may require a content strategy that confirms your industry expertise in the eyes of your audience, or increased social media growth. Whichever search or online marketing services you require, our team of digital experts ensures that the growth of your company is a certainty, and not something you should ‘hope’ for.

If you would like to arrange a free, exhaustive, digital marketing audit, or to discuss our digital services further, simply call our Manchester office on 0161 327 2635.

Website Design & Development

We help transform your brand’s online appearance by designing and developing websites that work in unison with the customer journey and your business goals.

Our web design and development team are experts in crafting instantly recognisable websites that evoke a company’s tone of voice (T.O.V), USPs and values, while understanding the importance of user experience, call to actions (CTA’s), responsiveness, and page load speed.

To discuss your web design or development project, speak to a dedicated campaign manager today on 0161 327 2635.

  • Verastar
  • NHS
  • Elite Aesthetics
  • Miller Metcalfe
  • Broma
  • Apex Computing
  • Hairshark
  • Jordan & Halstead

Our Full Range Of Services

As a Manchester digital agency, while our work is led by search engine optimisation services, in most cases, clients often also require us to build audiences on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

And it’s not just social media. Our full range of services combine to create holistic digital advertising and marketing strategies that grow your online presence. These services include:

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Email Automation
  • Full Digital Strategy
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Lead Generation
  • Long-form Content Writing
  • Marketing Automation
  • Native Advertising
  • Offline Marketing Strategy
  • Online Advertising
  • Online PR
  • Organic Search
  • Pay Per Click
  • Social Media Marketing Activities
  • Web Design & Development

How do we increase clients’ digital market share?

What does a typical Embryo digital marketer do to help a client to improve their online presence? As the phrase goes, there are ‘many ways to skin a cat’, and open up routes to markets online. This could be through a clever, targeted advertising campaign via a social network, a hybrid paid search and email marketing campaign after careful market segmentation, advertising to a targeted audience on Facebook, or maybe even creating a series of thought leadership documents that combine with concurrent display advertising strategies (including media planning and buying) to create offline and virtual engagement.

Marketing communications, especially in an increasingly digital world, means that offline and varied online advertising techniques should be working together for greater returns – whether for a consultative service-based website, or a transactional e-commerce platform. Isolated marketing techniques are where marketing budgets can get burned very quickly. Digital media promoted in online marketplaces or with social advertising – as well as in marketing automation campaigns (using HubSpot, Active Campaign and so on) – can’t be working alone in 2019 and beyond, and must always be part of an integrated strategy if they are to be successful.

Isolated marketing is old – the future belongs to targeted audiences met with integrated, twinned, concurrent digital marketing. Manchester, are you listening?

Come and work with a real creative digital agency that knows what we’re on about, and also works its socks off.

Work we’ve done

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      Tillett’s is an award-winning, family-owned and operated fashion retailer, specialising in fast-rotating collections and a “One Size Clothing” model, to give women of all ages and sizes fresh, new and stylish options to really express themselves! Established in 2006, offers customers both nationally and internationally the opportunity to order Tillett’s exceptional and inclusive products.

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    • Poppies

      Poppies is a national cleaning service, with branches all over the UK. They are one of the most highly regarded providers in the industry, with a unique approach to their service offering. Poppies specialise in high-end, bespoke cleaning service plans, created to perfectly fit around the lifestyles of their clients and give them more time to spend with their family and loved ones.

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    What This Manchester SEO Agency Can Do For Your Business

    We understand the level of commercialism that is often asked of search engine optimisation companies, rather than just being focused on improving rankings and increasing your site’s number of visitors. Our experience is that commercial aptitude and excellent SEO tactics go hand in hand, and should never be approached in isolation. At the same time, we are very matter of fact with our clients, explaining to them exactly what is required to rank well in their industry. This approach, combined with hard work from our expert team, makes for a winning combination. Every day that goes by when a company is not working to combat online competitors with content, links, and other things that improve an online footprint, is a day of loss.

    From ensuring that your content strategy and website structure matches search intent, to promoting your website through off-site link building, content marketing, or paid search, we can help your business succeed online.

    A successful digital marketing campaign will grow your brand’s online exposure. It can make you an interactive player in a crowded market and differentiate you from your competitors. It can define your values and messages and ensures your audience know who you are and why they should care. The right digital strategy evolves you from who you are now to who you want to be.

    But who exactly do you want to be? What tone of voice do you want to convey? What kind of message do you want to put out there? We understand the apprehension that many clients feel creating an image that gets their audience talking, clicking, engaging and converting, while still being true to who they are, and the values that they built their businesses on. But in today’s digital marketing age, you’re either out there, continually showing your audience what you’re made of and why you’re worth their time, or you’re simply hiding behind everybody else on page 16 of the SERP. Where would you rather be?

    It’s true what they say though. Put in the hard work, and it all pays off in the end. That’s one of the best things about our agency: we’re choc-full of truly talented team members who put their all into every single project and campaign. It’s not just that we understand our services and know what to do with them. It’s that we know how to use them for maximum impact, to give you the results that you not only want, but deserve.

    Question Time

    Some of the most common questions asked about digital marketing companies and their services – answered by Embryo.

    • How Do I Choose A Good Digital Marketing Agency?

      Obviously, here at Embryo, we’d like to consider ourselves as a good agency when it comes to online growth and tactics. As well as having experienced SEO consultants and project managers, we also have young, hungry developers, designers, social media managers, and PPC experts. We think that a good way to choose an agency is by examining their experience, client success stories (and speaking with those clients), and very importantly, how their processes work.

      On the subject of processes, we have a dedicated Operations Manager whose expertise doesn’t lie in SEO, digital or anything technical for that matter. This enables her (Cicely) to help run our operation purely from a client value perspective, ensuring that while our creatives are off putting together innovative strategies and campaigns, we as an agency remain grounded, commercially minded and able to give our clients incredible value.

      We also run a really in-depth workflow management tool that means we are extremely organised as a creative company – which is very rare indeed. At any time, whether we’re working on a blog post, an inbound strategy, a Magento build, creating a landing page for PPC, or de-cluttering WordPress, we are all clued into what each team member is up to, and how much work each client has had during the month. Indeed, loyal customers can see our marketing efforts at any time.

      So, our answer to this question is to find a company that is creative, has a little chaos and innovation, and has nailed down processes that mean you know exactly what you are paying for (to the minute) each month. Oh, good examples of results, too.

    • How Do Digital Agencies Charge For Marketing Services?

      At Embryo, we charge by the hour, with a set number of hours paid for each month. It’s all very simple, everything is logged and reported upon, with monthly activity reports showing the fruits of our labours. Any other way that is not so transparent simply causes anguish for clients, due to the nature of a digitally-based service. People just want to see ‘stuff’. So we charge for ‘stuff’ by the hour.

    • Inbound Marketing vs. Digital Marketing. Which Is It?

      The answer is that there is no one or the other. If you did choose one (eg inbound marketing), then you would be thinking of how digital marketing could be adding value at the same time as your inbound activity. And of course, vice versa. As we have already written on this page, marketing in 2019, whether digital or traditional, should be done in ways where different activities run concurrently with each other (eg search engine optimisation and email marketing, or PPC and social media), to ensure a much greater chance of success with your target audience(s).

    • Do I Need A Big Budget For Digital Marketing?

      It depends how much work you want an agency to do, and how quickly you want to see results in terms of rankings, likes, web traffic, visitors and so on. At Embryo, we have clients that pay around £1,000 per month, with some business owners paying over £10,000 per month for our services. Our work is charged for by the hour, whether that be creating an inbound methodology, blogging, email marketing, creating landing pages, or lead management.

      Unfortunately, there are those offering digital marketing in Manchester at low monthly spends knowing that it is almost impossible to give a good return on investment to the client. Inevitably, clients come and go at these agencies and these poor experiences end up turning business owners away from trying online marketing ever again. We tell potential customers from the off exactly what we think can be achieved with their existing budget, and what it would take to become more successful.

    • Why Hire A Digital Marketing Agency?

      Do you really want to suffer the pain and anguish of keyword research, outreach for links, and the ups and downs of Google algorithm(s) that we have on a daily basis? Are you a masochist?

    • Google Ads Artificial Intelligence – is this the beginning of the end for digital marketing agencies?

      Nah, there are literally hundreds of micro-tasks, tens and tens of small tasks, and several very large things that we do for PPC alone that AI (for now) does not handle well. In terms of SEO, content marketing, social media, marketing automation, there are many more still. We ain’t going nowhere.

    • How Long Will It Take To See Results From My Content?

      This is common question asked by businesses new to the world of working with SEO and digital agencies. There are myriad of ways that affect how content performs, however, it can be largely explained as follows.

      A piece of content that is triple-A quality, full of excellent references, wonderfully-crafted sentences, and is highly informative – and is what is considered to be ‘long-form’, will give results (especially in terms of search rankings) much faster than a flimsy, half-hearted, short piece of content written just to fill a gap.

      However, if triple-A content is housed on a poorly-designed website that is hard for Google robots to understand and travel through – and has few other sites linking to it, then the potency of this content will be dramatically weakened. Conversely, a weaker piece of content added to a high authority website that has frequent updates and lots of other great content can be rewarded very quickly indeed.

      There are multiple factors that dictate the success of content on any website, which is why Manchester digital agencies exist to ensure that all these factors – from technical SEO to design quality of a website – work together to produce results fast.

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    Breakdown of our Digital Marketing Services


    From keyword research, onsite (technical) SEO, link building, to ensuring a fast site speed, ensuring that internal linking is correctly done, as well as correct use of schema, properly tagged images, heading tags, local SEO elements – we ensure that your site is as healthy as possible, and ready for the traffic and visitors that increased rankings in Google and other search engines will bring.


    Care and attention are the two words that our pay per click/PPC/paid media management (whichever term is relevant this week) campaigns are built upon. During a paid account setup, through to ad creation, A/B testing of advertisements, bid management, managing budgets, choosing search and/or ad networks, laser-focus on CPM or CPC, creation of top-drawer landing pages – and even Bing Ads – our focus is always tight, using tried and tested account management tactics – while always keeping an eye on new developments in the world of paid management strategies.

    Social Media

    From organic social media management to paid social media, our focus is on ROI. We constantly analyse data to find the perfect quantity/quality of posting – at at which times. While we are mechanical on the back end, our campaigns are always human and will reflect the personality of each clients’ persona. Whether your own focus is on brand awareness, generating and converting leads, B2B or B2C audiences, growing your social reach, or using influencers to carry your message, our social media strategies are always on-point.


    We truly are experts in SEO-focused content. We don’t write content for SEO, but we write content that attracts visitors – because search engines love how we present it to them. We write long-form content that is filled with editorially-placed links to both internal and external resources. We are believers in content creation for the real world, and know how to craft the written word for multiple formats including website, social media posts, and offline productions.

    Digital PR

    To increase any website performance, a solid digital PR strategy is needed. Top quality websites increase their search visibility and online profile because they have quality content, and lots of high-quality inbound links. When a site has link building success, having understood the benefits of creating long-form content – having correctly researched the potential target audience beforehand – it becomes addictive, and the need to repeat the ‘target audience > keyword research > creating outstanding web content > press release/outreach tactics’ cycle gets stronger and stronger.

    Web Development & Web Design

    We are excellent at digital marketing, paid search, content marketing, digital PR, and SEO. Manchester businesses have also started to rate us as a pretty decent web design and development agency, too. This is because of our excellent work on some of the city’s prominent (and best-looking) websites. And this reputation is growing. Not only do we produce impressive web designs, we also produce what surely must be the best ‘SEO-friendly websites’ around. Our developers understand the need for speed, the need for copy, and the need for lightweight, yet robust, secure websites.

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