Are You Taking Advantage Out of the Mobile Web?

2 November 2011

Technology

The mobile web has exploded. By the end of the year it is predicted that at least 50 per cent of the adult population in the UK will have Smartphones and tablets. This means that everyone should expect that there is room for a large proportion of people who will view your website on a portable mobile format.

Halloween Competition Results

1 November 2011

Marketing

Congratulations to Fiona Darcy and her pumpkin. She won the FDC Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition 2011. If she could contact Phil so we can arrange the posting of your epic hamper!

Have a Great Halloween

31 October 2011

Miscellaneous

So, it’s that one spooky night where it’s okay to dress up like a fool with your children and walk around the streets eating as much sweet stuff as you possibly can. Halloween is here, and here at FDC we’re hoping you make the most out of it.

Twitter Has Changed Everything...

26 October 2011

Marketing

Now I know that not everyone is a football fan, or even for a sports fan. Maybe it’s because you don’t like the obscene amount they are paid to kick a ‘bag of wind’ around or maybe you just don’t like their uncharismatic, metrosexual and arrogant ways. I’ve heard it all before when I’ve spoken to people about football, and it always ends with me proclaiming: “Well, I love football, and always will.”

Long Tail Keyword SEO Targeting

25 October 2011

SEO Search Engine Optimisation

Find out how targeting long tail keywords could help improve your conversion rate.

How to Create YouTube Video Titles

25 October 2011

Marketing

Adam takes a look at YouTube Video titles and explains how you can optimise them for search.

An Interview with Ramsay Health on the Importance of SEO for Big Companies

25 October 2011

SEO Search Engine Optimisation

We catch up with our client, Ramsay Health, to see how SEO is helping them.

How to Write a Blog

25 October 2011

Top Tips

Adam receives an interesting letter from a blogger called Norman...

Search Engine Manipulation

21 October 2011

SEO Search Engine Optimisation

In my own home town of Derby, there is a driving school named Aardvark. I know nothing about this animal and I have no idea whether it has any characteristics which lend itself well to good driving instruction. All I do know is that due to its slightly odd spelling, it appears very near the front of the Dictionary.

Are we in the future yet?

18 October 2011

Miscellaneous

News of Richard Branson opening the world’s first Spaceport is surely evidence of mankind’s further progress into a future of space travel, cosmic exploration, and endeavours into the unknown. So when will we experience the future?

Noah and the Whale at the O2 Academy in Leicester

18 October 2011

Miscellaneous

Last night I went to the O2 Academy in Leicester to watch Noah and the Whale. It was the first time I’d heard the band live and it was my first visit to the Leicester venue and do you know what? It was a brilliant night.

Local Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen Visits FDC

14 October 2011

Business

It’s been an interesting day so far at FDC, and right now Andrew Bridgen has come to visit our thriving office.

eCommerce Expo: Part One

12 October 2011

Miscellaneous

I'm on my way to the eCommerce expo and I really don't know what to expect as I'm purely going to learn. I've been to events at Earls Court before, and each time it's been an enjoyable occasion but because this time around it's an eCommerce exhibition I don't know what to expect.

The BlackBerry Isn't in Motion; It’s Stagnant

11 October 2011

Miscellaneous

I’ve been a BlackBerry fan for a number of years; I’ve owned three, and even swapped my latest one for my iPhone. As many of you are probably aware; I am rather large fan of Apple products.

Online Marketing Data: Do You Know Your Goal From Your Funnel?

11 October 2011

Marketing

I’m the first person to confess that I’m a geek at heart. Try as I may with my witty charm, impeccable dress sense, and enviable dance moves, there has always been a part of me that enjoys trawling through data, looking at patterns and identifying trends and seeing how activity works.

Halloween Competition

6 October 2011

Miscellaneous

We know that during the last week of October the majority of Britain will be carving out pumpkins creating interesting, scary and funny designs to decorate your house with. This year not only can you just show off your design talent by putting these lanterns on a porch or windowsill; the team at FDC want to see your wildest creations and we will be giving prizes out to our favourite ones.

Do Exact Match URLs Really Help Your SEO?

6 October 2011

SEO Search Engine Optimisation

How effective is it to buy attractive, keyword laden domains simply to try and gather exact keyword match traffic?

Kindle Fire: what's it all about?

3 October 2011

Miscellaneous

A new Kindle is out, but is it really a Kindle? Finally, there is a tablet on the market that is going to offer some competition to Apple’s iPad. Now a company has realised Steve Jobs’ team are so successful because they put themselves in the shoes of their customers at all times.

Is your site being indexed correctly?

27 September 2011

SEO Search Engine Optimisation

With all of those lovely pages on your website, how do you know if the search engines know they even exist?

Image Alt Text: Don't Ignore it!

27 September 2011

SEO Search Engine Optimisation

Make your site's graphics work for you by making them visible to search engines

Grey Hat Seo: Don't Get Drawn In!

27 September 2011

SEO Search Engine Optimisation

Grey hat link building can seem a very compelling option to webmasters and business owners.

Search Engine Optimisation: Six Simple Tests

27 September 2011

SEO Search Engine Optimisation

Alex Mason talks us through six simple tests on how to improve your site's search engine visibility

Sabroe Looking for Increased Awareness

20 September 2011

Marketing

The FDC team deliver a cool pitch that gives them the chance to work with worldwide brand.

Honey I Shrunk the Yellow Pages

15 September 2011

Miscellaneous

Being in the Yellow pages used to be an absolute necessity for local businesses - look at what it has become

Matt Cutts: Should I Use Underscores Or Hyphens In URLs?

23 August 2011

SEO Search Engine Optimisation

Matt Cutts is head of the web spam team at Google - most notably though, he is seen as the "face" of google when it comes to communicating the direction ...