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Introducing accelerated mobile pages (AMPs)

We all know the mobile web is continuing to rise in importance all the time, bringing new opportunities in local SEO and in better ranking for mobile-friendly websites. But if you use the internet via a mobile device regularly, you’ll know that a large part of what’s already out there is far from mobile-friendly, whether… more »



Today’s the day; the supposed #mobileaggedon people like us have been talking about since the end of February, when Google announced their impending algorithm change. It’s been much talked about over the last couple of months and we’ve been working hard to ensure our clients were aware of the potential implications of ignoring the warnings… 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 »

Responsive or mobile – which is best for SEO?

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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 »

Always On: Millennials, smartphones and social media

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Social media and mobile website design are among the key aspects of online marketing Manchester companies carry out week in, week out – but just how engaged are potential customers with social networks and smartphone-based web access? If your customer base is in the Millennials demographic, currently aged in their 20s-30s, the answer is that… more »

‘Mobile is the future’ says Bing

If you are not already investing in responsive web design, optimisation for mobile devices and compatibility with touchscreen interfaces, 2014 may be the year to do so. According to a Bing blog post, webmasters who fail to invest in catering for a mobile audience during the current year will fall behind the pack. Senior product… more »

To infinity and beyond! Staying connected for 2014 +


Everyone with an eye on technology has been listening to the latest news from the recent Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas. As an internet marketing company we have to stay ahead of the field and the team here at First Internet were pondering the ramifications of having to design content for your fridge,… more »

How responsive web design can avoid an extinction-level event

Businesses that invest in responsive web design can escape a fate worse than death – the disaster of corporate extinction, according to a Bing blog post. Senior product manager Duane Forrester writes that, while the dinosaurs had no way to defend themselves against the meteor strike that wiped them out, today’s ecommerce operators are not… more »

Responsive web design a must as tablet retail searches double

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A 100% year-on-year increase in searches for retail-related terms on tablet devices has hammered home the importance of responsive web design to a whole new extent. Tablets have been the fastest growing source of retail searches for several months, and the latest BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor report confirms that this was still the case in… more »

Brand new responsive website for FSYTA

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The Fire Services Youth Training Association has a brand new responsive website thanks to First Internet. The site, launched yesterday, uses responsive technology, meaning that the content adapts depending on the device you are viewing the site with, whether that’s a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.