• Is the internet bringing us together or driving us apart?

    Posted on April 25, 2018

    Two recent studies have come to very different conclusions about what the internet is doing to our happiness levels, wellbeing and relationships with one another. The secret to happiness? Norwegian researchers at the University of Oslo recently found that daily use of the internet can help keep us happy. In a study of over 100,000 […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Latest

  • Martin Lewis vs. Facebook – what’s it all about?

    Posted on April 24, 2018

    Few people come across as knowing what they’re talking about as much as Martin Lewis does. The founder of is known for his advice on matters like energy bills, bank charges, student finance and any other money matters where he feels people are being short-changed. Reported to have a net worth of $100m (£71.7m), […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Google launches new messaging platform

    Posted on April 23, 2018

    Internet giant Google has officially launched a new free messaging service that will link up with users’ SMS text messages. The new platform, which has

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Was Inter Milan’s latest social media drive too much to handle?

    Posted on April 20, 2018

    Earlier this week, Italian football team Inter Milan played Cagliari in the country’s national football top flight, Serie A. On paper, this sounds like just another league game, however, it was not

    Posted by Mark Glenning
  • Features

  • Has the internet killed satire?

    Posted on November 25, 2016

    I love a good bit of satire. Whether it’s old episodes of Spitting Image, Aristophanes’ ‘The Frogs’ or a bit of the Daily Mash – nothing beats good satire. The problem is, does satire remain as satire when too many people believe it? For instance, the spoof news website BFN was originally set up with […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • So you think you don’t need a website?

    Posted on August 26, 2016

    Before I start this post, I must first apologise for the vitriol that is about to spew forth. John, our Content Team Leader, will have attempted to edit much of the hatred and anger from this but, if he’s caught all of it, the word count won’t be sufficient for a blog and you won’t […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • What happens online stays online

    Posted on March 11, 2016

    You may have heard the phrase ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ at some point in your life. The phrase refers to Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world, which is also known as Sin City. The notion that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas means that you’re guaranteed anonymity by the […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • Social media

  • Is it ‘tinpot’ to advertise jobs on Facebook?

    Posted on April 19, 2018

    Back in September, I wrote about an unusual online ripple that had been created amid Chester FC’s search for a new manager. Such is the way at Chester that just seven months on, the club is looking for a new man in the dugout once again. Perhaps not surprisingly, this news has lead previous antagonist

    Posted by John Murray
  • Search

  • Google looks to acquire Nokia’s airplane broadband systems

    Posted on April 12, 2018

    Search giant Google is believed to be in advanced talks with telecommunications firm Nokia about purchasing its airplane broadband business under the Alphabet Inc. umbrella. The move is a

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Google to block cryptocurrency ads

    Posted on March 14, 2018

    Search giant Google has recently announced that it plans to ban all advertisements that promote the use of cryptocurrencies and ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). The ban on these types of ads will kick in this summer, as of

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Infographics

  • Brew Cards Infographic, updated rules

    Posted on October 22, 2014

    Two years ago we produced our first ‘brew cards’ infographic, to help explain the complex rules we have here at Engage Web for brew making in the office. Over time our rules have evolved and grown, partly to make the selection process more exciting and partly to counter for the rule-bending shown by our project […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • The growing importance of infographics

    Posted on August 30, 2013

    In a world saturated with adverts, stories and statistics, and with the internet only a mere click away, there is a real danger of consumers being overloaded – trawling through so much information can be monotonous. A well-designed infographic, however, can set companies apart from their competitors and should also enhance brand awareness. So many […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Content Engagement Infographic – how people engage with your website

    Posted on August 12, 2013

    As a result of the many different ways people can engage with your website we decided to produce this (slightly disturbing) infographic showing how your website can stimulate the ‘share cortex’ of the brain. Social media is such an important part of Internet marketing these days you need to take advantage of it to make […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • Company News

  • The zips don’t lie – Engage Web Team Building Day 2017

    Posted on July 31, 2017

    An action-packed July for the Engage Web team came to an adrenaline-pumping end last Thursday when we made the trip to Snowdonia. After last year’s impressive performance from the team at Escape Rooms, an altogether different team building challenge this year would be whooshing (or dangling) over some breathtaking North Wales landscapes at Zip World. […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • SASCon 2017 – A playful take on search and social

    Posted on July 25, 2017

    Last week, the Engage Web team made its annual trip up the M56 to Manchester to attend SASCon 2017 – an event filled with information, sweets and Jon Burkhart’s ginger balls. Burkhart opened the

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Why I’ve signed up for Prostate Cancer UK’s March for Men

    Posted on March 31, 2017

    I’m not sure whether I’m classed as ‘Generation Y’ or a millennial, but it’s fair to say that people like me who were born in the early to mid-1980s get a fair bit of criticism, and those who are a bit younger perhaps even

    Posted by John Murray
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