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  • Giving your content some character

    Posted on February 9, 2016

    The layout of the keyboards that sit in front of our computers hasn’t altered much over the years, even though the way we type is always changing. One very good example of this is that many old Apple Mac computers don’t have a hash key (#), which was an understandable omission in the days when […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Latest

  • Alphabet – world’s most valuable company, but what does it do?

    Posted on February 9, 2016

    A surge in shares of Alphabet, the conglomerate that includes search giant Google, saw it overtake Apple as the world’s most valuable company last week. The development is unlikely to surprise people tuned in to what Alphabet is and does, but to outsiders simply viewing a list of the top five most valuable (and therefore […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Facebook halves the six degrees of separation

    Posted on February 8, 2016

    Back in 2008, Microsoft’s research boffins conducted an analysis of the world’s 6.6 billion people, and theorised that any one person is just six introductions away from anyone else in the planet. This theory was known as the ‘six degrees of separation’, and research suggested it was fairly accurate. However, new research spearheaded by social […]

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • In chasing the ‘big two’, don’t forget LinkedIn!

    Posted on February 5, 2016

    At the risk of using a niche analogy that only somebody exactly my age and with my exact interests would understand, LinkedIn is to Facebook and Twitter what Pulp were to Blur and Oasis in the 1990s. While droves of people fawned over the ‘big two’, keen to see which of them would get bragging […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Features

  • How do I become a web designer?

    Posted on January 22, 2016

    Recently I attended a school careers fair with Engage Web at Neston High School. It was, rather surprisingly, my first time at a careers fair – and I’m including my own school days in that as well. I don’t know if careers fairs are a relatively new thing, or whether my school just didn’t have […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • How to reduce bandwidth usage on a WordPress website

    Posted on January 15, 2016

    One of the sad truths about the internet is that the vast majority of everything on it is spam. This applies to websites, content, emails and even website traffic. It’s this last one that really should concern you because not only does it mean your website isn’t receiving as many real visitors as you perhaps […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • Web design trends for 2016

    Posted on January 6, 2016

    At New Year people make predictions for the next twelve months. Many web design experts are looking at the trends for web design in 2016 and here’s a selection of their predictions for the year ahead. Centred Content Centred content puts the main message of a web page in the centre and this is surrounded […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • Social media

  • Facebook halves the six degrees of separation

    Posted on February 8, 2016

    Back in 2008, Microsoft’s research boffins conducted an analysis of the world’s 6.6 billion people, and theorised that any one person is just six introductions away from anyone else in the planet. This theory was known as the ‘six degrees of separation’, and research suggested it was fairly accurate. However, new research spearheaded by social […]

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Facebook announces record quarterly sales

    Posted on February 2, 2016

    Social media giant Facebook announced last week that its revenue surpassed $5bn (£4.1bn) for the final quarter of 2015. The company announced its Related posts: Facebook announces bumper profits Google data indicates stabilisation of mobile ad sales Facebook’s Q1 figures surpass analyst expectations Facebook trialling auto-play video adverts Facebook acquires advertising technology firm

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Three ways social media can do the hard work for you

    Posted on January 27, 2016

    A lot of businesses are put off social media because they simply see it as an irritating fiddly bit in broadcasting their content. They think that it’s one thing to update their blog with fresh and interesting material, but to then have to go and log in to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. is just more […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Search

  • Alphabet pips Apple as most valuable company

    Posted on February 4, 2016

    Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has been named as the most valuable company in the world, successfully overtaking Apple to the title. The creators of the iPhone had Related posts: Alphabet – world’s most valuable company, but what does it do? Google reveals new parent company New Android tablet to rival Apple Google unveils […]

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Can your business become an online trendsetter?

    Posted on January 29, 2016

    Perhaps one of the biggest trends resulting from the rise of the internet and social media is the change of use of the word ‘trend’ itself. Did it ever used to be a verb? Once a pretty oafish word that your parents might use when they wanted to show off their latest dress sense or […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Google Glass to switch target markets

    Posted on January 28, 2016

    It has recently been announced that search giant Google plans to relaunch its Google Glass product, but to an entirely different market. The company revealed at the start of 2016 that it intended to cease the production of the eyewear technology to the general public, and has since began to close social media accounts dedicated […]

    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

  • Claire House pairs up with Chester fundraisers for Strictly

    Posted on January 20, 2015

    ELLESMERE PORT, JANUARY 20TH, 2015 – Hot on the heels of the BBC’s ever popular Strictly Come Dancing programme comes a glittering challenge that has been embraced by Cheshire businesses. Local children’s hospice Claire House has signed up 10 would-be dancers from businesses including Chester law firm Aaron and Partners, online specialists Engage Web and […]

    Posted by Tom Evans
  • Engage Web returns to NEC franchise show

    Posted on September 8, 2014

    ELLESMERE PORT, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2014 – Leading online marketing company Engage Web will once again be setting up shop at Birmingham’s National Franchise Exhibition to help with the search engine optimisation (SEO) needs of businesses all over the UK, following a successful showing at the event last year. The experts at Engage Web specialise in […]

    Posted by Tom Evans
  • Engage Web takes part in annual Team Building Day

    Posted on June 30, 2014

    Cheshire, UK, June 30, 2014 – Ellesmere Port-based internet marketing company Engage Web headed to Inglewood Manor in Ledsham on June 27 for a day of stimulating mental and physical challenges that combined teamwork and problem solving. The company – which specialises in search engine optimisation and content provision overseen by journalist-trained editors – is […]

    Posted by John Murray
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