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Year: 2015

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What is RankBrain and How Does It Affect My SEO?

The terms ‘Google’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’ in the same sentence have worried Digital Marketers over the last few weeks. Fortunately for us, it looks like RankBrain is likely to help your rankings by improving semantic search, and grouping terms and ideas together to deliver even more relevant results to users....

Goodbye 2015

Yet another year draws to a close and it’s time to look back at what we’ve been doing in 2015. It’s been an exciting year for all of us, with new projects and challenges as well as new team members to complete our group of digital ninjas. Here’s a short round...

5 Things to Ask Before Choosing an Agency

Finding a good agency to build and maintain your website can be a stressful process, especially if you don’t have the technical expertise in-house to find out whether or not they’ll do exactly what you want. In our years of building, fixing, and maintaining a huge range of business websites,...

Onsite Optimisation: Keyword Relevance and Better Strategies

Lately quite a few of our clients are asking us if they should buy URLs that have keywords in them. Here’s what we have to say about keyword presence and search visibility. What’s Happening to My Precious Keywords? Google functionality is ever working to outsmart those who skimp on quality...

Is Your Digital Marketing Ready for Christmas?

As consumers we can bemoan the Christmas decorations hitting shops mid-October, but as business owners we can’t wait until December to start preparing for Christmas. Did you know that a quarter of shoppers have already started buying gifts and decorations this month? By Cyber Monday (which falls on 30th November...

Award Winning For Best School Website at HDA Awards 2015!

Winners in The Hertfordshire Digital Awards 2015 For Best School Website The Hertfordshire Digital Awards 2015 is a multi county scheme that rewards innovation and progressive thinking by businesses, events, individuals, charities and educational establishments.  From small businesses to large national companies- the HDA Awards rewards companies who ‘use digital...

Innermedia’s Chris Knight Volunteers At The School of Croc

Innermedia is back in Uganda to provide a unique, once in a lifetime experience to children from the CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital. We first met and worked with the CoRSU last year in a project called the School of Croc. It was introduced to us by our client and wildlife expert,...

What’s the Deal with Periscope?

Scoping is already a verb and 10 million users have signed up to the live-streaming app, so should you be using Periscope? Let’s start with a quick introduction to this year’s most exciting new platform: What is Periscope? Periscope is essentially a live TV station, run from people’s smartphones. It’s a...

Is Google Plus Over?

Last week Google announced that users won’t need a Google Plus profile to use YouTube and other Google products. Bradley Horowitz said, “we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve need to rethink” and explained that users will only need a Google Account to “share content, communicate with contacts, create...

Innermedia Are Finalists at the Herts Digital Awards

We’re pleased to announce that we’re the finalists for the Herts Digital Awards in two categories. Our website for Southbank International School has been nominated for the best school, education, or charity website category and the best use of video for business category. The site went live earlier this year...

Sites, Stats, and SEO: Our Year So Far

We’re already half way through 2015 and it’s been a busy 6 months; Google’s latest update encouraged a lot of old clients to upgrade their websites, and we’ve designed dozens more sites for schools and businesses throughout London and the UK. Here’s a quick look at some of our work...

Google’s Adding a Button to Buy Straight from Search Results

Soon people will be able to buy your products online without going to your website. Google’s Chief Business Officer, Omid, Kordestani, announced that ‘there’s going to be a buy button. It’s going to be imminent’ at the Code Conference in California on Wednesday. The change will be rolled out on mobile...

That’s It – You Officially Can’t Ignore Social Media

Facebook is old enough to go to high school, Twitter is bigger than Brazil and Mexico combined, and – most importantly for you – 93% of consumers expect businesses to have a presence on social media. For a business today, not having a social media presence is the same as not...

Protein World: Brand Strategies That Sell

Protein World has made marketing headlines with a brand strategy that has been aligned with every value from integrity to gross moral turpitude. It started with this. This ad just got them a bomb threat. Yes, a bikini-clad woman stood against a glaring yellow background and the slogan ‘ARE YOU BEACH BODY...

Does Social Media Help with SEO?

This is a question clients ask us all the time; will the resources used to maintain their social presence provide results in SEO too? The short answer is ‘it depends’ – it depends on the platform, how you use it, and what Google is going to do in the next...

How to Justify App Development for Your Business

Your business needs to be mobile. It needs to be mobile-friendly, mobile-optimised, and ready for mobile conversions – how many times have you heard that in the last few months (if not years)? Last year we passed the mobile tipping point, and the internet officially saw more traffic from mobile devices...
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Wearable Technology Trends: Personalised Marketing With Promise

Personalisation marketing customises products, services and communications for potential consumers.  This is done in a variety of intelligent ways from measuring need to fulfilling it via advertising, friendliness and the latest technology. Personalisation has always helped to fuel sales.  Successful shopkeepers know to remember their customers’ names, welcome them back...

How to Ensure Professional Headshots

A great photographer has an eye for composition and can evoke warmth and a genuine expression in a subject.  He or she will know how to position you in a variety of settings that will best reflect the goals and personality of your company. Instances that you would need a professional photo...

Google’s New Mobile Ranking Changes

Google announced on its Webmaster Central Blog that mobile search is changing on April 21st, 2015.  This is in response to the growing number of internet users now conducting searches on mobile devices.  As Google warned in 2014, new algorithms are being introduced to accommodate this increase. What Effects Does...

7 Rules of Killer Content: Then and Now

Great content has always been at the heart of compelling messages; from landmark speeches and ground-breaking novels to the finest internet landing pages. Leaders like Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou and Winston Churchill knew how to engage audiences through language. The principles they used still apply in business today. So...

Is SEO All About Linkbuilding?

Linkbuilding is one of the most discussed aspects of SEO; whether it’s finding ways to get authoritative links to your site or discussing Google’s latest way of identifying spammy links, there are so many discussions that it’s easy to think that it’s the most important aspect of SEO. While it’s...

Case Study: One Activity Improved Conversions (and Rankings, and Shares…)

Conversions are essentially the reason why most business sites exist; while traffic and engagement metrics are important in understanding how people get to the site and travel through it, everything that we do when working on a site is geared towards getting those enquiries or sales. The Challenge and the...

A Quick Way to Choose the Right Social Platform for Your Small Business

Choosing the right social media channels can be a challenge for small businesses; the biggest mistake businesses make is setting up accounts on far too many different platforms and then leaving them dormant after the initial push. When it comes to social, an abandoned account is worse than none at...

Small Business Website Necessities

Small businesses in the UK are involved in over £600bn in commercial transactions, but an estimated 50% don’t even have a website. Not having an online presence can severely stunt business growth, or even reverse if it your competitors are easier to find. Unfortunately, simply building a website isn’t enough...

4 SEO Mistakes You Can’t Afford in 2015

  More than ever, SEO needs to be ethical, intelligent, and robust. This article discusses SEO errors that are vital to avoid in 2015.  The best reason to avoid SEO errors is the most obvious one: to prevent manual and algorithmic penalties.  Google can take up to 9 months to...

3 Ways to Generate Traffic After a Manual Penalty

What is a Manual Penalty? A Manual Penalty is when Google removes your site from search results (or pushes it way to the bottom) due to unnatural links. They wreak havoc with businesses, who see a sudden and significant drop in traffic as almost all of their organic visits disappear...

Innermedia: 6 Charities We Love To Mention

Here are six charities that Innermedia is especially fond of.  We’ve enjoyed contributing to these causes and have had a number of rewards, including team-building, unique life experiences, and a connection to communities throughout the world. 1.  Bridge of Hope Innermedia built a website for Bridge of Hope, a charity that...

29 Reasons Why You Need Content Marketing

29 Reasons Why You Need Content Marketing  Content is arguably the most important part of your site – it’s why people come to your page, and if you don’t deliver what they expect they’ll just leave and find it elsewhere. Even if you rely on PPC and other lead generation...

ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com: When Online Marketing is Too Successful

Just 24 hours after launch, ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com is up for grabs. The viral sensation gained 1 million visits, 270k social shares, and five figures in sales after being shared on social networks such as Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook. Online news sources were quick to pick up the story, which further fuelled the...

How to Use Pinterest as a Small Business

Pinterest is one of social media’s latest success stories. In 2013 it was already delivering more traffic to publishers than Twitter, LinkedIn, and Reddit combined, and it just keeps on growing. Now, a third of users follow a brand and 52% of daily users look on Pinterest for guidance while...

Local SEO is a Popularity Contest

There are a lot of factors that contribute to your local SEO and a good placement on Google Maps (and the maps within search results) is a major one. Some businesses are having trouble getting their listing to come up in local searches, even though the profile is properly optimised...

20 Common Digital Marketing Problems (and Solutions)

Digital marketing is a fantastic way to reach a huge audience with much lower set up and maintenance costs than ‘traditional’ media. That said, there are still a lot of challenges to overcome, and businesses often have the same issues when it comes to increasing engagement and conversions online. That’s...

New Year Resolutions for Small Businesses

January is a great time to make lifestyle changes and set goals for the next 12 months, but why limit yourself to making personal changes? When it comes to digital marketing, most businesses can make a few resolutions to improve their presence, increase their conversions, and get more customers in...
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Why Has My Instagram Engagement Dropped?
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For people who are new to robots.txt, it can seem quite foreign and confusing. The truth is robots.txt isn’t as frightening as it seems. Incorrect use of the robots.txt file is harmful because it might affect your rankings in the SERP. With that said, if you own a website, it’s...