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Author Archives: Garry Pickles

Internet marketing consultant at Online Media. Adwords Professional, SEO consultant and digital coach.

Facebook Could Strike Publishing Deal with NY Times and Other News Organisations

Published by on April 5, 2015

Facebook has reportedly been holding talks with some of the biggest media organisations in the world about hosting content on Facebook, rather than forcing users to head to external sites to consume news or entertainment content. With 1.4 billion users, social media is an absolutely vital source of traffic for media publishers, but some experts […]

Categories: Social Media

Twitter Announces Foursquare Deal for Better Geo-Tagging In Tweets

Published by on April 4, 2015

Micro-blogging social networking phenomenon Twitter has this week struck a deal with location-based platform Foursquare to enable users to tag their Tweets with businesses and other venues, as opposed to simple geographical locations. In the past, Twitter users wanting to add a location to their Tweet could set their device to detect co-ordinates, which assigned […]

Categories: Social Networking

Responsive Web Design More Important Than Ever

Published by on April 3, 2015

Responsive web design is no longer a mere trend – it’s becoming a real priority for businesses all over the world hoping to reach audiences through multiple devices. 80% of all adults with internet access now have a smartphone, and it’s reported that nearly half of UK homes have access to tablet. Around 1.2 billion […]

Categories: web design

New Gmail Feature Rumoured for Late 2015

Published by on April 2, 2015

Could Gmail be about to make the dreaded task of paying household bills much easier? A new rumour suggests it just might. The website Re/code claims to have seen an internal Google document which sets out plans for Pony Express. This is a new feature supposedly in development at the search engine’s Silicon Valley HQ […]

Categories: gmail

Google AdWords Faces Renewed Competition from Bing

Published by on April 1, 2015

Google AdWords, which has long since enjoyed the lion’s share of the pay per click (PPC) market, is facing renewed competition for advertisers from Bing. Called Unified Device Targeting or UDT for short, the upgrade is the latest in a series of moves by Bing Ads to catch up to its Google rival. It follows […]

Categories: Adwords

Lancashire Businesses Receive £4.6m Boost

Published by on March 31, 2015

Businesses in rural Lancashire are set to receive a £4.6m windfall in the form of funding grants, which aim to boost employment and encourage growth in the region. The money is aiming to help businesses of all types. Farmers will be able to bring their businesses into the twenty-first century by investing in new technology, […]

Categories: Local news

Hosted PayPal Pro now available in the UK with WooCommerce integration

Published by on March 31, 2015

UK website owners using the popular WooCommerce ecommerce solution will now be able to integrate a hosted version of PayPal Pro as the developers roll out the service in Europe. The UK is the latest in a string of countries to be granted hosted PayPal Pro access with WooCommerce integration. The hosted version of the […]

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