In just over a decade, Pure SEO has soared from a humble start-up to an independent digital marketing leader in the Asia-Pacific region.
This trajectory is no fluke, as CEO Richard Conway stresses, “Growing a $200 investment into a robust business is the result of obsession, not luck.”
This obsession has shaped Pure SEO, particularly during the early era of search engine optimisation (SEO). The industry was plagued with misunderstandings and unethical “black hat” tactics. Conway sees a similar trend as AI emerges, warning against enticing yet flawed quick-fix AI solutions.
He advocates a considered approach to AI in marketing, a path that Pure SEO has committed to. “True mastery comes to those who strategise, learn, and make mistakes. It’s part of the journey,” Conway says, emphasising that AI is not restricted to geniuses but will become mainstream through the commercial sector and everyday people.
In collaboration with acclaimed New York AI specialist Britney Muller, Pure SEO shared their insights and experiences at the recent Digital Day Out conference. Further exploration into the world of AI in marketing, including the valuable insights from the conference, are now available in Pure SEO’s podcast. Listeners can dive into the episodes to learn how to turn uncertainty into opportunity, following industry experts’ real-world experiences and proven strategies.
Here’s what you can do to unlock AI’s value for your business, according to Conway:
- Educate Yourself: Don’t jump on the bandwagon. Understand what AI can and cannot do. Invest in learning and find the right experts to guide you.
- Be Thoughtful: Avoid quick-fix solutions. Plan a long-term strategy that integrates AI with your existing marketing efforts.
- Embrace the Journey: Recognise that mistakes are a natural part of growth. Learn from them and continuously adapt.
- Get Involved: “Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with AI,” encourages Conway. Explore the technology to truly understand it.
This guidance aligns with Pure SEO’s philosophy and practices. Conway’s experience and insights offer valuable direction for businesses eager to harness AI’s potential sustainably and effectively.