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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.

A Guide to Google My Business
Google my Business is a free tool that you can set up in conjunction with your existing website to give your business a public identity and a presence on Google Search. Read on to find out how to create your own Google my Business page

Tackling multi-screen journeys with responsive design
58% of all transactions originating from a mobile ad also involve at least one other device in order to complete the purchase process - what does this mean for your website?

Calling all website owners!
Are you looking for ways to win more business online, or worried that you might be losing out to your digital competitors? Whether you use your website for e-commerce or for marketing purposes only, it may be time you start thinking about its position in Google’s search results listings, and the impact this could be having on your business.

How to alter your historic spam reports in Google Analytics
This is now our third post within this sequence, and the purpose of it is to guide you through the process of removing any historical evidence of ghost/referral spam in Google Analytics.

Three social media success stories of 2014
Social media is rapidly changing the way in which businesses are communicating with existing and potential clients. Because of the opportunities social media has opened up for businesses, we wanted to take a look at some of the most successful campaigns of 2014 and their results.

How to rid your analytics reports of referral spam
As a follow up from our recent post on referral spam in Google Analytics, we wanted to share with you the solution – how to block ghost referrers from recording hits on your site.

Scarily Good Halloween Campaigns
The spooky season is finally upon us, and with that comes the opportunity for marketers to have some real fun with their advertising! So, now that Halloween is quickly creeping up on us, we thought we’d take this opportunity to revisit some of our favourite Halloween marketing campaigns and advertisements to help get you inspired!

Can I use Google Images for my blog or website?
Have you ever heard the saying ‘a picture is worth 1,000 words’? The brain makes sense of images 50x faster than it does words, and that’s why we use them on our websites, in our blog articles and on our marketing materials – it makes things a bit more exciting and a lot less black and white! But let me ask you; is a picture worth £1,000? Not if you copy and paste it for free from Google Images, but that’s the type of fee you could be facing if Getty images decides to sue you for copyright infringement...

2015; year of the rebrand!
Last month, Google jumped on the rebrand band-wagon, and they weren't the only ones...

Understanding the impact of your social media strategy
New research shows that brands are finally beginning to integrate social media with the rest of the marketing mix. Unfortunately, they can't tell us why this is important to their business...

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