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  • Facebook usage declines over past 12 months

    Posted on June 25, 2019

    According to data from Mixpanel, a business analytics firm, usage of social networking site Facebook has plummeted in the last 12 months. The data is for

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Study estimates millions of business listings on Google Maps are fake

    Posted on June 24, 2019

    According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Google Maps is now littered with business listings and contact numbers that are not genuine, with many rerouting to competing companies. Thousands upon thousands of new, fake listings appear on Google Maps each month and the Wall Street Journal believes that the service could have […]

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Facebook reveals cryptocurrency details

    Posted on June 21, 2019

    A few weeks after revealing that it was in the process of finalising plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, social media site Facebook has now released the details of its digital currency. The currency will be called Libra, and is set to be launched early next year. Furthermore, Facebook has said that people would be […]

    Posted by Alan Littler
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  • Has Google been caught ‘red handed’ in song lyric theft?

    Posted on June 20, 2019

    A song lyrics website is claiming that Google is stealing its content, and believes it has come up with a clever way to prove it. Since 2014, Google has been providing lyrics to songs within its search results, sometimes including links to buy the song or album via the Google Play store. This is another […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • How to find the worst content writers

    Posted on June 19, 2019

    At Engage Web, we don’t just supply content for our own clients, we also supply a number of digital marketing agencies and web design agencies across the UK with copywriting services. Some of these agencies use Engage Web for overflow work, or for the odd piece, whereas some use us on a regular basis to […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • Facebook ousted from ethical companies index

    Posted on June 18, 2019

    Following a rough couple of years for social networking enterprise Facebook, which has seen the company at the centre of numerous privacy scandals, it has now been knocked off an index that records socially

    Posted by Alan Littler
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  • Facebook set to face Austrian GDPR case following court intervention

    Posted on June 17, 2019

    A case filed against Facebook immediately after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect seems likely to go ahead, following approval from the Austrian Supreme Court. Max Schrems, an Austrian lawyer and co-founder of the digital rights organisation noyb, filed complaints against Facebook, Google and other major tech companies as soon as GDPR […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Could a sketchy web design agreement cost Boohoo £118.5m?

    Posted on June 14, 2019

    This week, one of the biggest stories in web design we’ve seen in quite some time emerged, centring on a dispute between a designer and one of the UK’s leading online fashion retailers. Boohoo.com, which boasted a revenue of £580m for the 2018 financial year, could be about to have a sizable chunk of that

    Posted by John Murray
  • Facebook to pay users to monitor phone activity

    Posted on June 13, 2019

    Social networking company Facebook has once again stated that it is willing to pay people in exchange for access to their mobile phones to monitor how they are being used. Users who agree to

    Posted by Alan Littler
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  • Only 14% of internet users have never fallen for fake news

    Posted on June 12, 2019

    Fake online news is duping the vast majority of us, with 86% of global internet users admitting they have fallen for it at least once, and nearly half (44%) saying they do so “sometimes” or “frequently”. This is one of several findings from the newly published CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust, which […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • What can go wrong when moving to a new web hosting company?

    Posted on June 11, 2019

    When you decide to move your website from one hosting company to another, there are so many ways it can all go wrong, it’s almost impossible to list them all. In the last 20 or so years in this industry, however, I

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • Instagram to allow advertisers to use sponsored posts as ads

    Posted on June 10, 2019

    Photo-sharing platform Instagram has revealed that it will now allow advertisers to promote its branded content from social media influencers as ads on the app. As social media takes more

    Posted by Alan Littler
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  • My industry is boring – how can I blog about it?

    Posted on June 7, 2019

    People who run a business tend to fall into one of two camps at extreme ends of the spectrum. They either love talking about their industry and want to do so at every opportunity, or they struggle and assume nobody is interested. Those in the second camp are no less passionate and dedicated to their […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • One in four kids bullied online within last year

    Posted on June 6, 2019

    An Ofcom study has revealed that nearly a quarter of children have experienced cyberbullying in the last 12 months, and the vast majority admit to having an experience online that could have been harmful. According to the Online Nation, 23% of children have experienced online bullying in the last year, and nearly two in five

    Posted by John Murray
  • Why you should test your contact form

    Posted on June 5, 2019

    Last year I wrote a post on some of the reasons a website’s contact form might not be working. I highlighted some

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
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  • Why I’m performing stand-up comedy

    Posted on May 24, 2019

    As the self-professed ‘office comedian’ and someone who always enjoys standing up in front of people and showing off, it was only a matter of time before I followed one of my lifelong goals and entered into the

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • Engage Web celebrates 10 years

    Posted on April 29, 2019

    Ellesmere Port, UK, April 29th, 2019: Engage Web, an innovative Cheshire-based online marketing firm specialising in content development and web design, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with a novelty birthday cake, social media competition and free website for a local charity. The company has been based at the Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre in […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Celebrating 10 Years of Engage Web

    Posted on April 29, 2019

    2019 marks the tenth anniversary of Engage Web. We first opened our doors on April 29th, 2009, and we’ve never looked back since. In that time we’ve worked with a lot of great clients, built a lot of great websites and helped a lot of great businesses become even greater. Five years ago we celebrated […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
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