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5 Expert Tips for IGTV Success

IGTV is growing at a fast pace and because it is still fairly new, now is a great time to get ahead of the competition. In order to build up an engaged audience on IGTV it is vital to do your research and create the kind of content your audience...

Why Has My Instagram Engagement Dropped?

Have you noticed a big decline in the number of likes and engagements your Instagram posts are receiving? You are not the only one and many are searching for answers! Independent studies have shown a gradual decline in Instagram’s brand page engagement rates over the last six months. Some believe...

Instagram Creator Accounts – What you need to know

Instagram is slowly releasing new Creator Accounts, which seem to have been created specifically for influencers. Instagram Creator Accounts are similar to Instagram Business Accounts, offering special features and analytics; however there are some big differences you need to know about before making the switch… 1. Can anyone access a...

Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Instagram Story Engagement

If you are looking for some easy ways to get more engagement on your Instagram stories or you want people to spend more time viewing your content, then these three tips will help… Don’t panic, these tips are simple, even if you are new to the platform. You just need...
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What is a Facebook Messenger Bot?

Are you interested in Facebook Messenger Bots but unsure how to use them, or even set them up? It’s worth starting by understanding the purpose of a bot. In simple terms, a messenger bot is an automated messaging software which uses artificial intelligence to have a conversation with the user....

3 Tips for Writing Your Instagram Business Bio

Your Instagram business bio is your chance to explain who you are and what you do. It should also show your brand’s personality and inspire people to follow you. Your bio is the first thing that people see when they visit an Instagram account, so you need to get creative...
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How to use Instagram Nametags for Your Business

    Instagram Nametags are an easy way for people to find you on Instagram. They are designed to be scanned quickly, and easily take people to your profile or allow them to follow you. If you are a business trying to grow your Instagram audience, using your nametag should...

Do I need to pay for Google Maps? Google Maps Platform Pricing

A lot of us received an email from Google yesterday about the ‘upcoming changes to your Google Maps Platform account’. This relates to the changes that Google announced in 2016. From 29th November 2018 Google will begin to bill all usage for Elevation, Directions, Distance Matrix, Geocoding and Places according...

Google 2018 Update: How to get your new Google Map API Key

A new update means that Google has changed the way they provide their Geo-Map services to all websites globally. All websites using the Google Map service now require its own distinct account code, registered to the site owner (i.e. the school, business or charity). Unfortunately, this policy change is out...

Google Chrome is Now Marking HTTP Sites “Not Secure”

In an effort to make the Internet a more secure environment for users, Google Chrome has now started marking all plain HTTP sites “not secure” by means of a label next to the URL. Webmasters were given over six months’ notice of this change, but so far only a subset...

New Shopping Feature for Instagram Stories

Instagram is now allowing a select number of e-commerce brands to add a new shopping bag feature to their Instagram Stories. This feature will display more images and include more details about the product, including a description and pricing information. Instagram reports 300 million people are using Instagram Stories daily,...

Google Decreases the Length of Meta Descriptions

Google has confirmed that it has decreased the length of search snippets. Danny Sullivan of Google tweeted: “Our search snippets are now shorter on average than in recent weeks, though slightly longer than before a change we made last December. There is no fixed length for snippets. Length varies based...
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A Quick Guide to GDPR for Businesses

GDPR is the biggest change to data privacy and processing in the last 20 years, and will be coming into force on the 25th May this year. It is essential that your business is ready and compliant by this date, or you risk fines of up to 20 million euros...

GDPR for Schools – Are You Ready?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on the 25th May this year – your school will need to be ready to comply with this new regulation by this date, or risk significant fines. What is GDPR? In short, GDPR is a piece of legislation that aims...
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Have Google Made PPC More Expensive?

One of the biggest pieces of digital marketing news this week is Google’s format change – namely, removing ads on the right-hand side of search results. This change also means that they’ve added one more ads to the top section of search results for high volume/competition search terms. So what...

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...
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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...

The World Cup will generate about 4.3 exabytes of data traffic

In  a new report Cisco estimates a million minutes of video will cross the net every second in 2018 totaling 131 exabytes per month. The annual report stated that more people will watch higher quality video driving the huge increase. They also estimated that around 79% of all date in...

Bride Walks Down Aisle Wearing Google Glasses

Jessica Kuan recorded this special moment in her life with the help of Google Glasses as she married Steven Soong on Aug 23rd. “My husband and I have a love for technology. We wanted to use Google Glass to capture the most intimate moment of our lives,” Kuan said in...
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Less Than Half Of Google Searches Result In A Click
In June of 2019, for the first time ever, a majority of all browser based searches on Google resulted in zero clicks. First of all, what does that mean? More people are going to Google and doing more searches but less people are clicking on results. Google is now presenting...
How to Create an Instagram Advert in 5 Simple Steps
If you are new to Instagram advertising and would like to test it out, we are here to help! There are loads of options within Facebook’s Creative Studio for Instagram Ads. This may seem a little over whelming at first, however with our simple guide we can help you to...
What is Google Tag Manager?
Simply put, Google Tag Manager is a tool that enables the user to manage and organise marketing tags on a website or app, without the need to manipulate the code. These tags are essentially small snippets of code or tracking pixels that send data from your website to another data...