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John Murray

Content Editor

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John studied English with Creative Writing at university and went on to write for newspapers in both West Yorkshire and Chester. A published poet, short story writer and music blogger with a flair for quick pun-delivery, John is a genuine word nerd and a member of a Scrabble club, so it was only natural that he went on to work in a wordy position.

After joining Engage Web in 2012 initially as a Web Content Editor, John went on to become our Content Team Leader within a year and worked full-time at Engage Web until 2023. Today, John has a fulfilling role as a mental health support worker and on a part-time basis continues to work as part of our content editing team.

As well as being avid supporter of Chester F.C. who has visited over 100 football grounds, John describes himself as a public transport, walking and general ‘green’ enthusiast, and is the proud owner of two pet African land snails. He’s a terrible bass guitar player – unless you like Nirvana and Joy Division medleys – so generally prefers to show his love of music by buying records and blogging about them!

Posts by John Murray

How to find a circular reference on Excel

When moving from cell to cell on Microsoft Excel, perhaps highlighting and copying content into rows and columns, it’s easy to make a mistake and […]

Five life skills learned from internet marketing

At the end of September, I left Engage Web after 11 great years to start a new career in mental health as a support worker. […]

How artificial intelligence can (and can’t) help you write content

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making headlines as a tool for companies to create content. […]

Is Google OK with AI content or not?

With some website owners still feeling the ripples of Google’s August 2023 Core Update, and the search engine continuing to tweak its advice on content written by artificial intelligence […]

Google’s latest core update – what’s the fallout?

Google has finished rolling out its August 2023 Core Update, in a process that took over a fortnight in total. While at one […]

Why an outdated website may be holding your business back

Big companies invest annually in their websites to ensure they keep current, but having an up-to-date website is essential for enterprises whether large or small. Many years ago, a […]

John Murray also appeared on the following podcasts

Screenshot 2024 05 17 at 09 10 50 The Official BNI Podcast Episode 830 Inviting Visitors Through Social Media on Apple Podcasts

The Official BNI Podcast

Darren Jamieson explains the most effective method for inviting visitors to your BNI chapter through social media.

Screenshot 2024 05 17 at 08 57 27 Trailblazer FM ™ Web agency podcast with Lee Matthew Jackson S45E02 Invest now get paid later Darren Jamieson on Apple Podcasts

Trailblazer FM ™ - Web agency podcast with Lee Matthew Jackson

With raw honesty, Darren shares their journey from doing it all themselves to building a large thriving team. He describes starting with content and developing a range of digital services. And how they automated the most time-intensive task with a lot of initial coding elbow grease.

Screenshot 2024 05 17 at 09 01 09 Woman Power Zone The Power of Digital Marketing With Darren Jamieson on Apple Podcasts

Woman Power Zone

On this episode of the Woman Power Zone Podcast Ariel is joined by Darren Jamieson to talk about the power of digital marketing, he has lots of great information, ideas and tools that may surprise you.

Screenshot 2024 05 17 at 08 58 50 The Recipe For SEO Success Show How to build a successful SEO Agency with Darren Jamieson (NEWBIE) on Apple Podcasts

The Recipe For SEO Success Show

Scaling up from being an SEO freelance consultant. Okay so perhaps you’re an SEO freelancer. Working job to job, helping clients on a small scale. But you have big dreams...

Screenshot 2024 05 17 at 09 13 23 People With Purpose You Need a Great Website That Engages With Customers to Stand Out With Darren Jamieson on Apple Podcasts

People With Purpose

In this episode, David sits down to speak to Darren Jamieson who is the host of the Engaging Marketeer podcast. He's a public speaker. And he's the co-founder of Engage Web, helping his clients to be the center of attention on their terms.

Screenshot 2024 05 17 at 09 12 54 Build Better Brands The Power of Attraction With Darren Jamieson Technical Director – Engage Web on Apple Podcasts

Build Better Brands

On this episode of Build Better Brands, Danielle Clarke is joined by Darren Jamieson, Co-Founder and Technical Director of Engage Web, an online marketing agency that helps small to large businesses attract more attention to their websites.

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Screenshot 2024 05 17 at 09 12 16 The Serviced Accommodation Property Podcast Interview with Darren Jamieson of EngageWeb – Social media marketing tips and tricks on Apple Podcasts

The Serviced Accommodation Property Podcast

In this podcast, Kevin speaks to Darren Jamieson of Engage Web. For over 20 years, Darren has been helping people to sell more using the internet. He shares several highly effective ways to use social media and your website to increase sales and keep your properties occupied

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...and we have an Office Dog!

In this episode, Chris Simmance, The Agency Accelerator, speaks with Darren Jamieson, who founded Engage Web. Starting back in 2009, delivering content for digital agencies and growing hugely since there.

Screenshot 2024 05 17 at 09 10 06 Our Worlds are in Danger Bonus Episode 5 I’m Big Enough and Ugly Enough (interview with Darren Jamieson!) sur Apple Podcasts

Our Worlds are in Danger

On this spookiest of days, Jo takes the week off, as Wada jumps on what he calls the blagphone with Darren Jamieson—author of the infamous The Beast Within. An army of stooges, the heist of the century, and a cheap knockoff of The Beast...

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SOUL Purpose ~ with Caroline Carey

Darren says "As a child, I dealt with Scoliosis, a spine condition that meant I walked differently to other kids and faced daily bullying. My need to be liked and make people laugh grew..."

Screenshot 2024 05 17 at 09 08 18 DoFollow Podcast The SEO Agency Rollercoaster with Darren Jamieson of Engage Web on Apple Podcasts

DpFollow Podcast

Tune in to another engaging episode of 'The SEO Agency Rollercoaster', this time featuring Darren Jamieson from Engage Web. Join us as we explore how Darren's agency has become a leader in digital marketing by blending SEO and web design.

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...and we have an Office Dog!

Chris Simmance, The Agency Accelerator, speaks with Darren Jamieson, founder of Engage Web, on his podcast. Darren shares his experience running an agency for nearly 15 years, emphasizing human-written content over AI-generated material...

Screenshot 2024 05 17 at 09 04 25 The Video Show Podcast Episode 400! With Darren Jamieson on Apple Podcasts

The Video Show Podcast

It's taken a bit longer than expected but we finally got to episode 400! What with being busy with work and other projects, 'The Video Show' has gone on the back burner, but this episode is an absolute banger!

Screenshot 2024 05 17 at 09 01 09 Woman Power Zone The Power of Digital Marketing With Darren Jamieson on Apple Podcasts

Woman Power Zone

On this episode of the Woman Power Zone Podcast Ariel is joined once more by Darren Jamieson to talk about choices in the business world which can also apply to your daily life.

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Live Weather Display Using CSS, jQuery and PHP

In 2006 I had an idea which involved displaying a live weather feed on a company’s website, using the Yahoo Weather API as the source. At the time however, the only way to do this effectively was by using Flash, and this was something the company was unwilling to do due to the development time involved.

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How to harness Yahoo!'s weather API

In 2006, while working at a design agency in Cardiff, Wales, I conceived of an idea to feature on our website the current weather conditions outside our office. I wanted to make our website fully engaging and to show our visitors and clients what we were experiencing in real life each day, in real time.

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