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What You Need to Know In August 2017, Google quietly launched Questions and Answers. It was initially rolled out only to users of the Google Maps app for Android, before a wider release to all desktop users in December. The feature allows local business owners and the public to answer consumer questions on Google Maps, adding another layer of data to Google’s local knowledge panel. Questions and Answers is a useful tool that gives businesses

After a successful roll out in the US last year, Instagram has finally launched shopping on Instagram for UK business profiles. After a testing period with 20 top UK businesses, including Marks & Spencer and Topshop, the new feature is now available to all business profiles who sell products (not services). The roll out of this new shopping experience also applies to businesses in France, Italy, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Spain. Talking about the

SVG is becoming more and more popular in the digital world. With such a dramatic increase in usage, there are many driving factors that are causing designers and developers alike to start using SVG. SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphic and is an XML language and format. SVG is normally used in web design for images and animations. From a technical point of view, SVGs are created by plotting a list of coordinates on an

I know what you’re thinking. Why on Earth would I want to sign up to another social network. Twitter just doesn’t really do it for me, Facebook is filled with stupid videos and brand posts I have no interest in, and Instagram is flooded with bots, fake profiles and overly-pristine images. If you think that, then the answer is right in front of you. Vero uses the tagline True Social, and it sticks to its

Google Page Speed Mobiles
16 Feb 2018
Mark McGaw

In January 2018, Google announced that as of July, page speed will become a ranking factor for mobile searches.  Previously, only desktop searches used the load speed of a page as a ranking signal, however, with this update, Google are highlighting the need for speed on mobile devices.  With Google also signifying the pending roll-out of their mobile first index, page speed on mobile will become vitally important in the second half of 2018. Google

Smartphones and tablets are transforming not only customers’ buying behaviour but also their levels of satisfaction and expectations. Today, for brands to be able to satisfy consumer needs they have to be fast, personal, and helpful at the same time, all the time, everywhere. In other words, they have to provide a ubiquitous customer experience. Here are 3 tips for delivering a successful ubiquitous experience: Merge offline and online customer interactions Have you ever walked into

It’s that time of year again: where shoppers go crazy both in-store and online for the best deals of the year. But what should retailers do to prepare for the onslaught of online checkouts? The e-commerce landscape moves very quickly during these days. Preparation is key but the ability to be nimble and adapt your tactics quickly will bring the best results. Although a US idea, Black Friday was introduced to the UK by Amazon