Madonna’s Brits stumble sets Twitter alight

madonna

It’s not the first time a wardrobe malfunction has set the social networks alight, but Madonna’s stumble at the Brit Awards had one of the biggest responses in recent times, dominating Twitter timelines long after her performance was over. This time around, it wasn’t that the singer was over-exposed – quite the opposite in fact,… more »

Search with foresight: Bing US predicts Oscar winners

Several Oscar statues

Microsoft have taken search to the next level, with the US-facing version of their Bing search engine currently predicting its ‘best guess’ of who will win an Oscar this weekend. The 87th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to occur on February 22nd, yet search for ‘oscars nominations’ on Bing US (click the Settings cog on… more »

Spring Trends for Digital Interaction

You are building a relationship with people who may continue to use your product for the next 25 years. Those interactions that you have, particularly through social streams that you can get through digital, are super valuable. It would be a shame not to invest in that. Chris Moody, Creative Director at Wolff Olins, speaking… more »

Intranet development helps you do more with data

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We talk a lot about website development, but one service that is often overlooked by businesses is intranet development – something you might be wise to put higher on your agenda. An ever-increasing number of businesses now have some kind of website, blog or social media presence, as a way to market themselves online and… more »

‘Quick promote’ lets MVP tweets be amplified

Twitter

When you visit your tweet activity dashboard on Twitter, you have the opportunity to see which of your tweets are performing best in your social media campaigns.   But wouldn’t it be nice if you could make these ‘most valuable players’ visible to a wider audience – a wider, but still relevant audience?   Now… more »

Pastel turtlenecks? SEO trends for 2015

pastel turtleneck

Bing have published their SEO predictions for 2015, spanning a range of topic areas like fashion and technology – and if you’re one of the few retailers selling pastel turtlenecks, you’re in luck. In Europe, the top three fashion trends at present are pastels, harem pants and turtlenecks, quite the outfit if you were to… more »

Making the most of your digital marketing

Insights from TFM&A give an idea of why digital marketing is still a challenge for many people even in marketing roles. In an article published by TFM&A Insights ahead of the TFM&A 2015 event at Olympia in London next month, Dave Chaffey of Smart Insights reveals the obstacles some businesses still face in their own… more »

First 2015 search trends combine revolution and resolutions

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Google have published the first full ‘Through the Google lens’ search trends report of 2015, providing a glimpse of what people were searching for between January 2nd and 8th. In the year’s first post to the Official Google Blog, communications associate Jenise Araujo writes that her own search queries included ‘gym discounts’ and ‘Heartbreak Hotel’…. more »

New Year’s Resolutions

Kat Halsall

The New Year is the perfect time to reflect on the success or pitfalls of the previous year’s efforts, revisit goals and targets and revise your marketing strategy. Be honest with yourself when you assess what worked for you in 2014, stop throwing money at mediums that aren’t working for you, your budget may be… more »

Make structured data and responsive web design your SEO resolutions

structured data

Ever since the first Cascading Style Sheets were created, the design and content of websites have been two very separate things – which has, in turn, made it possible for content management systems like WordPress to become the norm. Have a site template designed, and you can add text content yourself without needing to know… more »

website design predictions for 2015

website design predictions for 2015

Tom Pepper is our Creative Director and wanted to share with you his website predictions for 2015 – just call him Mystic Meg! My 5 website design predictions for 2015. Here are my top 5 website design predictions for 2015. None of these are actually new, designers and developers are already using these techniques, however… more »

How VAT MOSS affects web design

You may have heard about the new rules, commonly referred to as VAT MOSS, on the sale of digital products to customers in EU member states. From the start of 2015, these require VAT to be charged at the rate that applies in the customer’s own country – and apart from a hastily created last-minute… more »

New Year’s Resolutions for SEO success

The new year is always a time for new beginnings, so what are the top New Year’s Resolutions webmasters should be making for SEO success? We’ve put together a shortlist of five of the main things to focus on over the coming year, to make sure you end 2015 on a high – quite literally… more »

Season’s Greetings & Christmas Closing Dates

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Well, we’ve got the Christmas tunes on and the countdown is on…The First Internet studio will close at lunchtime on Wednesday 24th December 2014 and will reopen again on Friday 2nd January 2015. Although the office itself will be closed, Santa’s little helpers will be here if you have any emergency technical issues that need… more »

The Christmas SEO rush for recruiters

Christmas Ecards for business

It’s easy to think Christmas SEO is all about retail – and yes, a lot of it is dominated by discussions of Christmas presents and gifts, pre-Christmas and Boxing Day sales, and so on. But there’s another side to Christmas too; for instance, in the first half of December not one of the fastest rising… more »

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Presents under the Christmas Tree

There’s only ten days to go until Christmas and many of us will yet to have finished (or even started!) our Christmas shopping. So it’s now that we pound the streets or jump online looking for those elusive gifts. For those keen to avoid the hustle and bustle of the shops at this time of… more »

Responsive or mobile – which is best for SEO?

responsive web design

It’s no secret that the main search engines are increasingly including mobile websites higher in their search results for queries conducted on a mobile device – and it makes good sense for them to do so. But if you’re a webmaster, you might be left wondering what your best option is when it comes to… more »

Black Friday SEO lessons for Christmas campaigns

Black Friday

The time for Black Friday SEO campaigns is at an end for another year, but with the traditionally American initiative – and its online sibling Cyber Monday – taking hold of the UK in a big way, there are lessons to be learned for last-minute Christmas SEO campaigns too. Although there are only three weeks… more »

Arrested development: When to redesign a website

web design

It’s easy to think of web development as a one-off, and online marketing as an ongoing process, leading many online brands to commission a relatively static site, and then go about trying to promote it. But research conducted at the University of Missouri-Columbia reveals when it might be better to redesign a website, rather than… more »

BLACK FRIDAY!!

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It’s that time of the year again, Black Friday is back, and shoppers are getting ready for the discounts that will hit both the stores and online sales this Friday! This US tradition has recently been adopted here in the UK and gets bigger each year with more offers than ever before! The public are… more »