09 Jul 2012
I’ve discussed the benefits of Google Semantic Search and Google AdWords Remarketing for businesses over the last month or two, but a Hangout on Google+ (I’ll explain in a bit) with two colleagues got me thinking that I should look at Google’s social network again and, in particular, how it works for businesses.
First of all, it’s clear that Google+ hasn’t been the competitor for Facebook that Google originally intended. However, that isn’t to say that it won’t be – I think it has the features to become a popular business tool, especially for SMEs.
Let’s start with the Hangout …
10 Oct 2011
Heady days at the Chichester Design office – we’ve been busy trying out the new Google Analytics Real-Time. “What’s so exciting about that?” I hear everybody say? Well, in short, it’s a tool that helps paint a clearer, quicker picture of return on investment on business websites.
With Google Analytics Real-Time plugged into a business website, the impact of any piece of digital marketing, whether it’s the uploading of a business blog or a web video, social media activity, or the hosting of a live event, such as a webinar, can be instantly tracked.
I think this immediate …
03 May 2011
Very interesting news from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) annual report: the UK online advertising market grew by more than a quarter in 2010 to reach almost £1 billion. What was the key growth driver? Social media.
A move by advertisers into the social media world was a principal factor in the marked upturn in online advertising, itself irrefutable evidence of the digitalisation of the general marketplace. Where are we forming our opinions? Where are we making our purchasing decisions? Where are we doing that purchasing? Online.
So, it follows that more and more companies should be investing in online …
11 Feb 2011
I’ve got another client profile on the Chichester Design blog for you this week. We’ve recently launched a website for Anode Outlet, an online retailer of sacrificial anodes for leisure craft.
What are sacrificial anodes? Good question! You don’t hear too much about these strips of metal, but they are vital to stopping the corrosion of important parts of boats, such as hull plates and rudders. Anodes are attached to the underside of a boat and they attract the corrosion instead of the metal components of a boat.
Anode Outlet is a brand new company and their USP …
26 Jan 2011
I read an interesting article in the Guardian the other day that made me think I should get back to basics on the Chichester Design blog – what makes a good business website. I think every business is aware that it must have an online presence in today’s market, but we’ve come to a point where a static website just doesn’t cut the mustard.
One of the tips for creating a successful website mentioned in the article is to regularly update your website content and it’s one I think is worth flagging up. Adding fresh content will keep visitors coming …