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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 »

The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust

The Children’s Adventure Farm provides a variety of programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. They needed a website that adequately displayed the full reach of the charity and the fun and hope the Children’s Adventure Farm gives the children that visit the farm. The new website is designed to reflect the charity’s youth… more »

Bing search tips double as SEO advice

Any last-minute website updates looking to make the most of the Christmas rush might want to treat a recent Bing Community blog post as unofficial SEO advice. The post describes some of the standard ways to use Bing in order to find certain kinds of information – and just as it helps searchers to know… more »

Responsive web design needed as mobile to become mainstream by 2014

As 2012 nears its end, it’s worth looking ahead little more than a year, when responsive web design could become critical to cater for the majority of your website visitors. In a new study from Mind Commerce, the analyst notes that mobile web traffic now accounts for a tenth of all internet access – up… more »

Google Analytics opens up to digital marketing firms’ external data

If you use Google Analytics on your website, you may soon find you are able to incorporate external data from third-party digital marketing firms into your reports more easily. At the recent Google Analytics Summit, the search engine and website software developer discussed the innovations currently in the pipeline for Google Analytics. Many of them… more »

Imagery makes all the difference

Imagery is a key ingredient in any website, whether it be illustration or photography, images invoke emotion and can instantly set the atmosphere for your website. Imagery can make the difference between a good website and an amazing website, a customer buying your product or going elsewhere, or just making your business look more professional…. more »

Awwward Winning Websites

We’re so proud of our work that we’ve recently submitted the Children’s Adventure Farm website for a CSS award. As part of the award scheme the website will be showcased on 50 of the most popular web galleries throughout the world. This will create great publicity for the children’s charity and will do the website’s… more »

Seasonal Web Designs for CAFT

The key to having a good website is to make sure it gets updated regularly, not only does it show that you’re proactive and care about your business, it’s good for your SEO rankings. There are many ways to keep things ticking over, for example; a blog, a Twitter feed, a forum or maybe some… more »

Video drives website marketing success higher

Adding video content to your website marketing mix can drive many key analytics metrics higher, according to a report from Aberdeen Group on the ‘best in class’ companies currently using video. The best-in-class performers are defined as being the top 20% of all participants in a recent Aberdeen Group study, based on aggregate performance data…. more »

Rise of The Social Shoppers

Across Britain, shopping is considered a leisure activity, however, with the introduction of e-commerce, this important social aspect has been removed. Using social media sites to reintroduce social elements to the shopping process is a powerful tool that retailers should utilise. According to new research from Barclays, 41% of the UK’s consumer population is expected… more »

For tips on website design Manchester Central is the place to be in May

Manchester Central – the city’s conference venue formerly known as the GMEX – is the place to go later this month, as the eCommerce Expo 2012 highlights aspects of website design Manchester’s online operators would be wise to take into account. Big brands from all over the country will be in attendance, putting Manchester at… more »

What does the Google Panda update mean for your website?

Julaine Speight, Marketing Manager Google has been rolling out search updates for a few months under the name “Panda”, but what exactly do they mean for you and your site.  We’ve put together a few summary points to help you make sense of it all: Content is king.  Google want to produce the best quality… more »

Nailease

Services: Web design and development Video production Email marketing SEO PPC Social media marketing Nailease came to us with a brand new beauty concept for young women – nail wraps designed to give users an ‘instant manicure’ without requiring heat or drying time. We were tasked with creating an interactive and eye-catching ecommerce website to… more »

Chris Bennett

Services: Web design and development SEO Chris Bennett Heavy Haulage Ltd specialises in general and heavy haulage and has been in operation since 1976. Chris Bennett approached First Internet following a recommendation from an existing client to redesign and redevelop their website with the aim of increasing enquiries. The website was designed to be striking… more »

Genesis

The Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Appeal is the only charity in the UK dedicated entirely to the prevention of breast cancer. The Genesis Appeal needed to upgrade their website to maximise the opportunities for raising awareness and funds. First Internet launched the million miles section of the Genesis website. The million miles section is dedicated… more »

Thanks to good website design Manchester City Council services are easier to find

The ease of finding information and performing tasks like paying council tax are two elements of website design Manchester City Council’s site performs particularly well on, according to a new ranking of council sites nationwide. With information easy to find and online services available and reliable, Manchester City Council was ranked among the country’s top… more »

What’s the point of having a stunning website if nobody can find it?

Stephen Alexander, managing director “Google it” has become THE phrase connected with finding the answer to any question.  I can’t actually remember the last time someone encouraged me to “look in the Yellow Pages”. If your website doesn’t appear high up on the Google search results when a potential customer is looking for the service you provide,… more »

United set example for social media marketing Manchester firms can follow

In recent weeks we’ve looked at their website design and their search engine optimisation, but this month it’s the social media marketing Manchester United have carried out that’s making the headlines. The football club were one of the first companies to migrate to the new Timeline on their Facebook page – and they show how… more »

How can I get the most out of my website?

Julaine Speight, marketing manager. Clients regularly come to us for advice on how to make the best of their recently developed website. Having assumed that a revamped website would instantly attract sales or enquiries they have been left underwhelmed by the response. Having an attractive website is only the starting point for what should really… more »

Designing a website without content is like designing a tailor made suit without the measurements.

Wayne Seddon, Designer The finished product may look great but if nothing fits, it’s going to look stupid! There are many articles debating which is more important, your website’s content or the design of your website. The truth is, they’re both equally important and neither one would work well without the other. Your website could… more »