British media:

Is Boris Johnson dabbling in SEO again?

Posted on June 30, 2020

Last year, after Boris Johnson had replaced Theresa May as UK Prime Minister, some keen-eyed observers noted that one or two of his more unorthodox actions and remarks were having interesting effects on internet searches related to him.

The most notable example was his talk of a hobby involving painting wine boxes to look like buses, and the effect it had on (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Should we share content we don’t agree with?

Posted on June 29, 2020

On social media, it’s no secret that people tend to like, comment and share articles they haven’t read beyond the title, but a controversy last week opens up debate about the dangers of doing this, as well as whether we should share material we don’t 100% agree with.

Last week, Shadow Education Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey was asked to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

New generation increasingly turning to Instagram for news

Posted on June 23, 2020

According to a new report, which looked at the digital news sector, Instagram is well on its way to becoming a more popular source for news than Twitter – particularly with the younger (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Three strange and swiftly deleted tweets from reputable organisations

Posted on May 26, 2020

Sometimes, the most outrageous and unlikely of tweets come from the most official and serious of sources. This might be entirely by mistake, but occasionally it’s a deliberate act of rebellion and sabotage.

Here are three occasions on which people following professional accounts must have spat out their coffee in amazement at what they had seen on (more…)

Posted by John Murray

It’s time journalists learned the difference between England and the UK

Posted on May 21, 2020

Yesterday, I saw an article that reminded me of a common misunderstanding displayed even by trained writers and journalists – we don’t understand the country we live in. Misuse of the terms ‘England’, ‘Britain’ and ‘UK’ is causing misinformation to thrive, and statistics to be either manipulated or just plain wrong.

The piece in question was by (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Government wants your COVID-19 risk assessment on your website

Posted on May 12, 2020

Yesterday, the Gov.uk website published its latest guidance to employers on getting the country safely back to work. This includes five “key points” employers should address as soon as is practically possible, and one of them in particular stood out to us.

Point 2 sets out the need for employers to carry out a risk assessment, and to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three questions to ask when adding links to your website

Posted on February 21, 2020

Inserting links into your site, whether they direct users to another part of the site or somewhere else entirely, is a neat and modern way to get people where they need to be online. In 2020, it’s pretty awkward and old-fashioned to write “go to Engage Web’s website” when you could just say “click here”.

There are things that (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Will Nigel Farage pay £1m to sort domain registration mess?

Posted on November 26, 2019

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has given a reminder of the importance of careful domain registration, with an oversight that could cost his party a seven-figure sum to fix.

The Eurosceptic party, which triumphed in this year’s European Parliament elections and is fielding candidates in many constituencies for the upcoming general election, was founded almost exactly (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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