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Nick Leech

Nick Leech Nick Leech is group marketing director at 123-reg. His contributions to the blog cover all aspects of online marketing. Nick loves the fact that the Internet allows the smallest business to take on the largest, and win. And when he’s not knee deep in excel and analytics he’s usually out running.

Posts by Nick Leech:

What I learned from a year of public speaking


It starts with the words: “And now we’re going to have a short presentation on paid search from Nick Leech”. Adrenaline floods out of my brain and into my bloodstream. I look down and I can see my shirt moving as my heart pounds. I lift my notes and start to talk. Everyone, surely everyone,…

Swift 6: Six essential SEO tools and what they can do


Search engine optimisation (SEO) is a great way to help attract new customers to your online business. But to get SEO right, you need to use the right tools. In this guide, I’ll walk you through six of the most useful SEO tools around and how you can use them to help your site rise…

Important business lessons I learned from three failed ventures


I do quite a lot of public speaking these days, often at the events we hold with Enterprise Nation. In the “about me” section of my presentation I talk about my experiences of starting businesses. Sure, there have been a couple of successes, but like any entrepreneur I’ve had my share of failure too. I…

Swift 6: What to do if your Google rankings drop

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In this latest Swift 6 video, I’ll be looking at one of the most terrifying things that can happen to a business – a drop in its website’s Google rankings. I’ll explain what you need to do to identify the reason behind your fall in Google rankings, and then you’ll be able to start working…

5 tips for people who can’t code but still want to grow a business online


Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick. What do these three have in common? Programming geniuses that grew flourishing businesses because they spotted an opportunity and were able to build a product themselves. These three aren’t alone. It seems like almost every other day we read about techies selling their success story businesses for millions…

Swift Six: How to generate more leads from your website

Nick Leech

In this Swift Six, I’ll be taking your through some tips that can help your website generate more leads for your business. Leads are absolutely vital for online businesses, so you really should be maximising the power of your website. Let’s get started. View Transcript Hello and welcome to another Swift Six from 123-reg. This…

Six jobs only the boss of a small business can do

Nick Leech, group director digital at 123-reg

Disclaimer: In this post when I say “boss” I mean “MD” and “CEO” and “founder”. They’re interchangeable. Bear with me… “Another round?” I groaned internally. Another round of drinks? It was already way past my bedtime, yet no one else wanted to leave. “Sounds good. I’ll get them,” I answered. What choice did I have?…

Customer loyalty webinar: Why loyalty matters and how to get it

Nick Leech

In this webinar, I’ll be explaining why loyal customers are one of the most important assets any business have. I’ll also tell you how to build loyalty to ensure that your company is as strong as possible. It’s not something that’s easy to do, but it is worth rising to the challenge. Click the button…