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Well hello and thanks for checking out the the MA Design Blog. In these pages we share some insider info with you, discuss hot topics of the day, and generally have a little rant here and there. Nothing too technical, although we do try and explain some quite techie info but in easy to understand plain English speak.

Importance Of Keywords & Keyword Research
Keyword research is fundamental to almost everything you do online; from seeking information through Google, to blogging, search engine optimization, and online marketing. When building your website it is essential that you understand exactly what people are typing in to describe your products and/or services. Get this right, you have the optimal chance of getting decent levels of traffic. Get it wrong, and you won’t. It really is that simple. Choosing suitable keywords is an art. It includes figuring out what the people are looking for so that you can be in the right place, at the right time, with the right content...

Paying the price for free apps
I was just sat in the garden reading Wired magazine the other day (in 30 degree heat ... nice) and read this really interesting article about how apps gain access to stuff on you phone…found out a few scary things.

What is the Purpose of a Commercial Website?
Many websites are designed and built with no real understanding of their purpose in mind. One school of thought is that thebottom line is simply to make money. Whether sales directly through an eCommerce website, or via leads and enquires from a brochure website, the net result is the same...

Is it time for a new website?
We’ve all heard about the importance of keeping your content updated, but what about the design? In todays digital-dependant world your website is your most important marketing vehicle. It’s the face of your company and an invaluable first impression to any prospective clients. So, to see if it is time for you to update your website why not use our handy check list?

Google getting tough on non-mobile friendly websites
Google said at the start of the year: Starting 21st April we will be expanding the use of our mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact on our search results.

A Funny Little Tale
Now, a little rude-ish possibly, but this one made me laugh!

Google Web Master Tools & Redirects
A little info on Google Web Master Tools & Redirects. Every little helps...

Selling Tickets Online
Ha ha - blog posts are like buses sometimes. None for ages then a handful come along at once! Just been writing an email about selling tickets online ... joked I should write a blog post about...so have!

Writing Copy for Websites
When writing content to go on the web, there are many different approaches and guide lines. Here's a quick heads up on an approach you may want to adopt...

Basic SEO Checksheet
There really are lots and lots and lots and lots of things you should consider whilst setting up and working on your website. On this post I am throwing out there some of the most simple things we should be doing when we set our websites up. And really those things we should be mindful of when editing the site on an on going basis...

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