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March 2015

Hi There! Please allow me to introduce myself…

Brodie Mackenzie

I’m Brodie Mackenzie and I’m thrilled to be joining the First Internet team as a Digital Marketing Account Manager. My background mainly lies in Pay Per Click as I worked over the past year as a PPC account manager, managing over 130 PPC accounts. I LOVE geeking out about AdWords and SEO because I have… more »

Make web forms mobile-friendly with autocomplete


Responsive web design is about to become an absolute imperative, as Google are now assessing websites for their mobile-friendly attributes, and will rank mobile search results accordingly. So you need to be doing everything you can to make sure your site is as mobile-friendly as possible – and once you’ve got your responsive web design… more »

Google warning: Non mobile friendly websites to nose dive in Google search results


Google has announced plans to update their algorithm to give priority to mobile friendly websites in search results. On April 21st we will see non mobile and tablet optimised websites potentially disappear in mobile search results, as well as apps appearing in mobile search results where they haven’t been previously. With traffic from mobiles and… more »

What does the Budget mean for the internet?


The 2015 Budget speech had a few things to say about the internet in all its forms, with funding for better high-speed web access and even efforts to connect more household devices online. On broadband, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne pledged over half a billion pounds towards better connections, to get more people throughout… more »

Streetside Showdown: Why mobile web design matters more than ever

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A post on the Google Street View World blog last week showed the Street View camera car passing the Bing Streetside camera car at a location on N Halsted Street in Chicago, Illinois. The two vehicles – Bing in an understated black hatchback with a roof-mounted camera, Google in a typically brightly branded hatch of… more »

‘Mobile-friendly’ is crucial for Google searches from April


As of next month, mobile searches conducted on Google will give specific preference to mobile-friendly websites in their results, making responsive web design more important than ever. For several years now, responsive web design – the ability of a website to correctly respond to work in mobile browsers and at smaller screen resolutions – has… more »