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Here we share some ideas about the world of marketing and the web, plus keeping you up to date with life at Indigo Marmoset.

Chris Cardell’s Marketing Mastermind 2017

We have spent the weekend at the Chris Cardell Millionaire Mastermind 2017 learning about the latest online marketing trends. Highlights were an awesome guest speaker Jo Fairley, founder of Green & Black's chocolate. Listening to how she grew the brand from zero to...

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The Horror of a Non-Responsive Website

Beware the horror of trying to use an unresponsive website on a smart phone! Did you know, more people now use the internet on a mobile rather than a desktop device? If you website is not responsive, have you tried using it on a mobile phone? Hard, right? You have to...

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The Dangerous Myth of Free Traffic

We are often asked by prospective clients "How can I be at the top of Google?" and they usually mean "for free". Whilst this would indeed be awesome, there are 2 key problems with this question: 1. The Google search results are actually 3 different sets of results....

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Weaving Micro Content into Your Social Media Strategy

I often use the 'honey pot & drops of honey' analogy to describe how to promote your blog post (the honey pot) using micro content (like drops of honey) across your social media platforms, linking back to the blog post. However Kazi Quinton from the Small Business...

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FREE image editing with the Pixlr online image editor

A common question we get asked by our clients is how to do edits to images before they are uploaded to WordPress to use on the (awesome) websites we have built them. Up until recently we have suggested they either purchase a cheaper stripped back version of Photoshop...

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Why your homepage may be losing you business

Be honest. Does your company homepage; A: excite and entice potential customers with lively and engaging copy, impressive descriptions of your products and services and a promise of how your buyers will benefit from bringing their business to you B: provide adequate...

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The importance of online reputation management

I listened to a good webinar on reputation management recently from Bright Local, which featured industry experts Thomas Ballantyne, Phil Rozek, Aaron Weiche & Don Campbell (you can listen to the full recording by clicking the link at the at the bottom of the...

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Google’s new Mobile Friendly algorithm change

In April 2015 Google is launching an important algorithm change (how it decides to rank websites in the search results). As more and more users of Google are using smart phones to search online, Google are changing the mobile search results to favour websites it has...

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He who dares Rodders, he who dares…

The other week myself and Murray finally bit the bullet and did something some of you have been telling us to do for a while (no, not the photo-shoot with the flamingos), something we should have done a long time ago; we handed in our notice at our day jobs. As most...

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Google My Business is launched

Google My Business combines Google+ Local and Google Places. The Android app is out and the IOS app is coming soon. The front end experience for clients should remain pretty much the same but Google My Business has been released to make it easier for business owners...

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How to choose a web designer

Thinking of hiring a web designer? This post 'how to choose a web designer' looks at the important factors you should consider before picking up the phone! So, how to choose a web designer... Knowing what you want If you are not too familiar with marketing or website...

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Breaking down the different elements on a website of ours

Using the website we recently built for MJB Security Solutions as an example I thought we would show the breakdown of the different elements that went into its build. The MJB website uses a fairly minimal template which befits the application and makes it a good...

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Google Search Results for Business

We all use Google everyday to search for useful web content such as products, restaurants or a cool local web design & marketing company 🙂 But when you are looking at the Google search results you may not appreciate that Google often displays three different...

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Make your life a little easier with Dropbox!

Are you looking for an easy and secure way to store and share files and pictures on your PC, laptop, tablet or phone? Welcome to Dropbox... Dropbox is a freemium service which makes online storage and sharing of files and pictures dead simple. If you work on a laptop...

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Mobile Responsive Web Design for Businesses in Surrey

At the time of writing, up to 25 percent of web traffic now comes from smartphones and tablets [updated: over 50% in 2015], and this is set to grow rapidly over the next few years! "48% said that if a site didn't work well on their smartphones, it made them feel like...

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Branding & marketing lessons from Nando’s

I love Nando's. For one I don't have to think too much about what I'm going to order (I always go for the chicken!) but mainly because when it comes to marketing and branding they've really got their act together. The spirit of fun and eclectic mix of design that ties...

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We are upgrading our website hosting to cloud servers

Our hosting servers will soon be upgraded to a brand new and awesome cloud hosting platform. Most website design companies host their client's websites on a shared server. Shared servers, as their name suggests, are hosting servers that host lots of websites which all...

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Personalised Christmas Cards

If you are one of the few who hasn't already, it is not too late to order Christmas cards personalised with your own image / logo and message. The A5 Christmas cards are printed full colour both sides on a thick 300gsm stock, so it is a great opportunity to not only...

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