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Year: 2012

Pope Tweets For First Time

Pope Benedict XVI tweeted for the first time yesterday, Wednesday 12th of December to over 1 million followers on the 140 characters or less social networking site. The tweet can be read below and as of this morning has already been retweeted over 56,000 times and a video of the...

Using gadgets before you go to bed

Scientists are warning that our addictions to our favourite gadgets could be causing us problems with our sleep. A new study from the Lighting Research Center suggests that digital displays can cause melatonin suppression, which affects our body clock. Melatonin is the chemical in our body that promotes sleep and...

Is Facebook addiction a real disorder?

Internet addiction has been well documented in the press and (funnily enough) online in recent years, especially with the rise of social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter. Many argue that it’s not really an addiction, but scientists and psychologists have revealed that social media and Facebook in particular...

Google Adwords Earns $100 Million per day for Google

This quarter’s numbers for Google disappointed some investors and last week we saw a messy situation unfold as figures were released too early, leaving Google with no option but to put trading on hold. Despite this situation, concerns have been wiped away quickly with some of the latest statistics released...

Luponde Website Design & Build

Fairtrade tea company, Luponde came to us with an amazing product, great values and a unique way of producing something special. Their existing website didn’t say enough about them and we wanted to produce something that represented the way that they work and what they do differently to create a...

Loyalty Bonus: FREE Website upgrade worth £1000

As a Loyalty bonus we are offering you the opportunity to upgrade your existing website, at no additional charge, to the popular platform WordPress when you opt for a 3 month search engine optimisation (SEO) campaign costing just £250 per month. During this 3 month period our team will optimise...

Innermedia launch the new Arcstream AV website

Interactive and Visual Technology experts Arcstream AV have been working with Innermedia for the past 18 months to increase awareness of their unique cutting edge brand and the amazing interactive products they have to offer. We worked closely with Neil, the managing director and Plaster, the PR team for Arcstream...

£100 FREE Google Advertising

We are actively helping our clients to discover online success. This month we are offering 5 FREE adwords account set ups and £100 of FREE advertising on Google. What’s the catch? There is no catch! We just want our clients to be successful!…We’re nice like that! This will be a first...

Apple launches with “disastrous” new Maps app

iPhone users and fans of Apple have reacted with anger and frustration at the new maps application launched yesterday on the iPhone. Many of the users have reported that the app doesn’t live up to the former Google Maps application which Apple decided to replace in favour of their own....

Roundup Of Adverts That Caught Our Eye Recently

As a marketing agency ourselves we are appreciative of the traditional advertising and marketing campaigns we see every day. We decided to bring together the top 3 Ads we have seen recently and a little bit about why we liked them so much, unsurprising the list is dominated by Ads...

Increasing Your School’s Online Presence Through SEO

The online presence of your school is vitally important in order for you to continue to appeal to prospective students and parents, as well as compete and stand out from the growing number of schools with similar offerings. However, just simply having a website for your school and hoping for...

Facebook Launches Sponsored Search Ads

Last week Facebook announced that they would be launching search advertising and so far, the announcement hasn’t received much praise. Both, industry experts and angry Facebook users have suggested that it will be another annoying feature that Facebook adds (Not Ads) to its recent collection and that Facebook is turning...

School Web Design and Online Promotion Process: Lyonsdown School

We were recently asked by Lyonsdown School to design a new website and to improve their online visibility. We met with the headteacher, Lynn Maggs-Wellings and their marketing team on several occasions and we went to visit the school as we wanted to get an idea of what their staff,...

Blurred vision with new Facebook plug-in

If you are a Facebook user and not one of the 83 million “Fake” users, you might start to notice some blurry photos appearing on your network. Computer security specialists McAfee are teaming up with Intel to ensure that photo sharing on Facebook gets a little safer (and a little...

Our top 5 Olympic Athletes to Follow on Twitter

The Olympics kicks off this week and we’ve got a special tribute to some of the Olympic athletes that will be lighting up the world. We tell you some of our favourite present Olympians and why they should be followed on Twitter Usain Bolt  (@usainbolt) Star sprinter back in 2008...

Win Free Hosting For Your Website

As the gloomy weather continues and the summer looks less likely to appear, the Innermedia team are keen to cheer you up. How are we doing that? We are offering the chance to win FREE hosting for the next 6 months, taking you well into the New Year with a...

Digg Sold for $500,000

This week, what remained of the former social news giant, Digg was sold off to the New York tech company Betaworks for $500,000. This was after The Washington Post paid $12 million for the Digg team and LinkedIn has purchased 15 of the patents Digg held for around $4 million....

June sees Google and Bing Reach all time search market share high

The latest comScore search market share numbers for June reveal that both Google and Bing have had their best month as Yahoo’s share of the market continues to decrease. comScore’s figures, which only represent desktop searches and not mobile searches, are due to be published later today and what is...

LinkedIn facing $5million lawsuit over password breach

LinkedIn Lawsuit LinkedIn hasn’t had the best of months this June and the news just keeps getting worse. The business networking giant is being for $5 million after 6million of their users had passwords leaked earlier in the month. The lawsuit has been filed by a lawyer and LinkedIn user...

Google Places replaced with Google Plus Local

Google Places, often seen as the centre of local search, has been entirely replaced by the new Google Plus Local pages. The move has been anticipated by digital marketers for quite some time, ever since Google introduced their Google Plus business pages. This means that businesses that used to have...

Clearing the cache of your web browser

The cache of your internet browser stores information about the websites you visit on the device you viewed it on in order to load quicker next time you visit the website. This guide is to help you clear the cache of most major browsers. Current Browsers Internet Explorer 9 Go...

Best of British Brands: Jubilee Branding on Social Media

It’s fair to say that the Diamond Jubilee brought out some of the best in British. Once again, Britain was covered in Bunting, London was packed with patriotic royalists from all over the world and we were treated to a royal party like no other. It seemed like everyone was...

EU Cookie Law

The EU cookie law is a piece of privacy legislation that was initially adopted by all the countries in the EU on May 26th 2011. The law sets out to protect internet user data by requiring websites to gain consent from visitors when storing or receiving any information. The UK...

Spotlight on Social: Are Facebook Ads Effective?

A Google news search for Facebook presents you with an excessive amount of results, so many in fact that it is easy to forget that Facebook is still only eight years old. In those eight years Facebook has grown from a project started in a university dorm room to one...

“Knowledge Graph” Launched by Google

Google has formally launches its “Knowledge Graph”. The latest technology addition to the search engine has been hinted at for months and it is now ready to provide Google users with a better display of factual information about people, places and things. The “Knowledge Graph” will not show for all...

BBM Launch Campaign It! Website

At the beginning of the year, campaign management experts BBM launched their new website alongside their Campaign It! book. Innermedia were asked to design and build a website that would represent everything the Campaign It! brand aimed to achieve. We initially went to the BBM offices, to get an idea...

Spotlight on Social: StumbleUpon

Our social spotlight this week is going to focus on the social discovery site StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon is not your usual social network, you do not post ‘status updates’ or share pictures, instead StumbleUpon is all about discovery of a different kind. Simple in theory, StumbleUpon helps its users explore new...

Spotlight on Social: Google+

With Google Plus changing its brand pages (once again) this month, it’s been hard not to take note of how much Google want their social network to work. Google Plus (or +) hasn’t taken off the way many industry experts had imagined but, on paper, Google Plus has some exciting...

Google Penguin Update: How May It Affect Your Site?

As we all know by now Google are constantly striving to improve their search algorithm. The ‘Penguin Update’ or ‘Webspam Update’ as it has also been referred to, is the latest round of changes made by Google to its search results and has one goal: Targeting webspam and catching those...

Spotlight on Social: BranchOut

As far as social media and business networking go, LinkedIn have pretty much dominated the market for years, continuing to grow with no other network coming close to compete with it. That was until two years ago when an app called BranchOut was released exclusively for Facebook. LinkedIn is still...

Never late with Google

Exciting news came out of Google HQ today when they released their latest Maps feature, real –time tube updates. The perfect tool for the 2 million London commuters that use the Tube every day. Just under a year after they added London Transport directions to their nifty maps function, Google...

Testimonial on Google Places

Leaving a testimonial on Google Places is now a straightforward and easy process. The first thing you need is a Google account. To set up a Google account go here: https://accounts.google.com/NewAccount Once signed in you have access to a number of features, these include being able to leave a review...

The LinkedIn Scam

Innermedia have been made aware of a scam whereby criminal hackers use LinkedIn to hack into people’s personal data There is an email being sent out, that is titled “LinkedIn invitation from your co-worker”. Despite looking official with the company logo on the email, this email is in fact a...

Content is Crucial!

Why is content so important? Why do online marketing companies swear by it? Content is crucial! When clients ask us what would make their online campaign more effective we always say ” content is key”. Good content is so important because it: • Engages potential customers • Increases your relevance to...

Search Vs Social?

With the online world constantly changing, local business owners have a tough job trying to understand the never ending changes in marketing jargon as well as keeping up with the pace of the online world and knowing which online marketing strategies will be right for their business. The big debate...

Spotlight on Social: Pinterest

Pinterest, the invite only social network is attracting new users at a quicker rate than any website ever. Here are some basic figures that are attracting brands and marketers alike to scramble for their invite to the photo sharing website. To say Pinterest had grown in popularity over recent months...

QR Codes, What You Should Know

QR codes are appearing everywhere, from cinema posters at bus stops to business cards and magazines. The printing industry has gone mad for Quick Response codes. QR codes are like barcodes for mobile phones, and once a QR code is scanned it will direct the user to the target website...

Is Social Media Right For Your Business?

Social media can be a great marketing tool for many businesses as part of an overall marketing strategy, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get direct searches or business through it. Social Media is all about being social and communicating, which is great for brands that are seen...

Google Changes its Privacy Policy, What You Should Know

On the 1st of March, Google implemented its new privacy policy and terms of service. The changes Google are making to its privacy policy are some of the biggest it has made in many years and will bring together the data from Gmail, Google search, YouTube, and Google+ into one...

Spotlight on Social: Brand Page Facebook Timeline’s Announced

  As Facebook users will have noticed in recent weeks, Facebook profiles have changed. Users will have seen their ‘Wall’ replaced by a Timeline that lets them highlight photos, posts, and life events in a way that helps tell a story. The Facebook Timeline makes it easier to rediscover status...
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Is Facebook Organic Marketing Dead?
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