16 Jul 2012
Google has made a major change to how consumers see local businesses online and how local businesses interact with these consumers: it has replaced Google Places with Google+ Local. Expanding the use of Google+ is the target but all the same, it’s a smart move by the company.
Perhaps the largest change for small businesses that have been using Google Places is that Google+ Local means that they have to embrace the social element that surrounds this marketing technology, by which we mean social media. Google+ Local is a step into the world of Twitter and Facebook, at a …
02 May 2012
I’ve mentioned infographics on the Chichester Design blog before and I posted recently on why quality content is integral to good SEO. This time, I’ve got news of one that we created about the World’s Best 50 Restaurants Awards for Brighton-based food trends company thefoodpeople.
The World’s Best 50 Restaurants Awards were announced recently and thefoodpeople asked us to create a fittingly grand infographic – we’re talking about the likes of Noma, Heston Blumenthal and Michelin stars no less – giving an in-depth insight into the results. This is what we created. So, not just details of …
09 Mar 2012
Nearly 56 million people have watched this video in the last five days. Now I’ve said that you probably don’t need to be told which video I’m talking about. Whatever your thoughts about the KONY 2012 film, it is a truly inspired use of the web.
I’ve watched the video and I’ve read the reaction, both supportive and questioning. The film is unarguably powerful and inspiring, and personally I think while some of the doubts raised have merit, this is at heart unquestionably a good cause. The Invisible Children group are using the power of the web, involving websites, …
15 Dec 2011
2011 has been a busy year for business web development, not least as Facebook and Google have locked horns over key bits of cyber turf. However, the recent launch of Google Verbatim and its role in terms of business website SEO may have slipped under the mainstream radar.
I like to keep an eye on all things Google when I get a spare minute or two at my Chichester Design desk and I think the value of
Google Verbatim for business websites is well worth highlighting. It allows business website owners to see how well their site is truly …
04 Nov 2011
It has been a while since we’ve posted a client profile on the Chichester Design blog, so this week I’m doing just that. We’ve recently completed a new website for the Old Post Office, a bar and restaurant in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
This was a great project to work on, not least because we worked with a very nice people at the Oakman Inn Group. The company has spent a lot of time and effort refurbishing this pub, turning it into a very desirable destination, as you can see from the photos on the site, and they wanted to update …