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Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast

Apr 27, 2017

Ahmed Khalifa on building WordPress websites and driving traffic to your business - MAF125

In this episode, my guest is Ahmed Khalifa.

We talk about building WordPress websites and driving traffic to your business.

Welcome to episode 125 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • The difference between and and which small businesses should choose
  • What to look for when choosing a high-quality host for your website
  • How focusing on a niche can build an audience quicker than broad targeting
  • Consistency and the importance of playing a long game to build an audience

Who is Ahmed Khalifa?

Ahmed lives in Edinburgh and runs IgniteRock.

He helps freelancers, entrepreneurs and small businesses to grow and become more visible online, attract more customers and maximise the potential of their WordPress websites by providing tailored and expert advice on digital marketing, content marketing, analytics and conversion.

With over 8 years’ experience in the online industry, he's covered all things digital marketing but particularly specialises in SEO.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Ahmed, please visit for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30 minute radio show you download from, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

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Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved.