What is Bounce Rate and How to Lower Your Score
Bounce rate can often be overlooked in the world of SEO, especially as your typical SEO expert is very busy fixing technical optimisations, building links and more. How a page…Read More
How to Increase the Memory and Speed of Screaming Frog SEO Spider
Being able to crawl a website to find errors and missing data is essential for today’s SEO experts; no other program does this better than Screaming Frog SEO Spider. It…Read More
What does SEO stand for and what does it mean?
SEO can be very hard to understand, there are numerous angles, challenges and tactics that you can employ when practicing SEO. So, what does SEO stand for? The answer to…Read More
What is Robots.txt and how you can utilise it
Robots.txt is a standard text file placed within the public root directory of a website, to instruct web robots (typically search engine bots) how to crawl pages throughout a website….Read More
Social Media Marketing: The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Social Presence
So, you want to take control of your business and finally build a strong social media presence? Before you can start experimenting with social media automation and segmentation tools—before you…Read More
6 Powerful SEO Growth Hacks You Should Be Using to Boost Search Rankings
Checking your XML Sitemap
How to Deal with Google Fluctuations
Google fluctuations can be an SEO’s nightmare, with positions jumping up and down more than a Kangaroo. For many this is worrying because it may show weaknesses in your SEO…Read More
What Do Frank Sinatra, Mourners and Fake Twitter Followers Have in Common?
What do Frank Sinatra, fake Twitter followers and professional mourners all have in common? We explore how social imitation works and how it could help explain why people flock to…Read More
Tips on how to achieve better CTR in SEO
6 Ways to Humanise your Brand on Social Media
Creating Infographics for Marketing
Many people in marketing these days will tell you that infographics are overused and are not as effective as they once were. This may be partially true but there is…Read More
How to get better Google PageSpeed Insights Score
Why Facebook’s live video
Why Facebook’s live video is a powerful tool for marketers As the world becomes more connected and more social, brands are increasingly looking to drive growth through transparent, scalable, and…Read More
How to measure social media results without submitting to analysis paralysis
The debate on the marketing potential of social media platforms is over, and the results are in. Every brand should be on social media, and those who aren’t are still…Read More
Top signs of a good high quality backlink
As any SEO will tell you, building links towards your website is a massive factor for online success. It not only helps to generate referral traffic but is also a…Read More
How to link a stylesheet to your HTML Page
5 Signs to invest more in social media
Do you often get told that you should invest in social media marketing? We understand that with this, a few of the following questions spring to mind: How is social…Read More
More than a plugin: How to build and deploy an effective SEO strategy
In today’s internet landscape, search is king. Desktop and mobile operating systems have made web search the easiest way to find anything online with commands like “Hey Siri”, “Hey Cortana”,…Read More
Oculus rift – Blending the line between real life and a virtual one
Branded Content – Content Marketing’s next big thing
Branded Content – Content Marketing’s next big thing There’s no questioning the fact that content marketing is here to stay. Content Marketing Institute’s 2016 trends report states that marketing departments…Read More
Facebook Reactions – what’s it all about?
Facebook has recently released its new version of the ‘like’ button, named Reactions. For many years, Facebook users wanted the option to express their opinions more without typing an essay…Read More
Team Bravr Supports Children Growing Up In Poverty
Team Bravr ran to help raise money for Friends of the Elderly
On Sunday 18th October, Bravr employees woke up early to take part in the Battersea Park fun run to show their support for national charity, Friends of the Elderly. The…Read More
iSuperdrive appoints Bravr
Mobilegeddon: What you need to know
Mobilegeddon: What you need to know Today marks the launch of a Google algorithm update that will affect mobile search rankings. Mobile friendly websites will rank higher in mobile searches,…Read More
Bravr launches new online presence for DigitalGurus.
Bravr launches new online presence for Digital Gurus About Digital Gurus Founded in 2008, Digital Gurus is an award-winning digital recruitment agency with offices in London, Dubai and Australia. As…Read More
How to control your social media crisis
Social Media Manager Laura Hall shares her top tips for managing a crisis using social media A social media crisis is like a wildfire. It can’t be unlit, but it…Read More
10 Great Art & Design iOS apps for designers on the go
Bravr’s design expert Cai Simpson explores some of the best apps for digital design enthusiasts. Creating design on mobile technology has not always been easy. It has only been through…Read More
In the Bravr Labs new Car Part Comparison site: Compare.Parts
Bravr CEO Shahin Fard shares a sneak peek of his exciting new project Compare.Parts and explains why it could be game changer for automotive consumers. Outside of running Bravr, I…Read More
Is digital part of your automotive marketing strategy in 2015?
Online Marketing Manager Erdal Enver explores the importance of digital marketing to the automotive industry. If you work in the automotive industry, a strong digital marketing strategy has become a…Read More
Top Reasons to Blog for Business
Bravr’s resident content expert Adilla Parish explores the importance of blogging for businesses. Last month we looked at the history of the blog; where the phenomenon originated and the astronomical…Read More
Top 10 WordPress Plugins
The Top 5 Excuses For Not Using Social (and why they are bogus)
Is your business still not using on social media? Social Media Manager Laura Hall explores why it’s time to stop making excuses and start getting social. The problem with social…Read More
Filtering your Travel Photographs with Photoshop
Photoshop expert Cai Simpson shows how you can make your holiday snaps pop by using Photoshop’s filter effects. Difficulty: Beginner It can be frustrating when your holiday photos do not…Read More
SEO pre-launch checklist
Launching a website? Bravr CEO Shahin Fard looks at some key factors that should be on every pre-launch checklist. Whether you are launching a new website or redesigning an existing…Read More
The Good the Bad and the Disavow
Cleaning up spammy link profiles has become a priority for SEOs – but could the process be doing more harm than good? Online Marketing Manager Erdal Enver investigates… One of…Read More
The History of the Blog
In the first in a series on the importance of blogging, Bravr’s content queen Adilla Parish explores this history of blogging. Anyone can blog. Every day via email, social media,…Read More
How to create a simple HTML page
Junior Web Developer Shahram Zamani shows you how to create a basic HTML page from scratch. HTML stands for Hyper Text Mark-up Language and is the coding language used to…Read More
How do you determine the ROI of social media?
Social media can be hard to measure because it can be used in a variety of different ways. It does not provide a separate function in and of itself but…Read More
So you’ve decided to revamp you social media presence – now what?
Do you know what it takes to have a killer social media presence? Bravr’s Social Media Manager Laura Hall gives her top tips for taking your social media activity to…Read More
Simple Text Effects in Photoshop
Our resident Photoshop expert Cai looks into some of the more simple effects within Photoshop. Creating effects around your type can be essential for high quality pieces of art and…Read More
How do I Improve profitability of PPC campaigns?
PPC is one of the most effective methods of increasing brand exposure, driving traffic and acquiring leads however can become a costly channel when you do not make full use…Read More
Do SEO Best Practices Evolve Over Time?
Yes! Search engines are constantly changing and updating their algorithms, so as a result, SEO best practices are constantly evolving. SEO-friendly practices of 2004 are dramatically different from the best…Read More
How Do I Know if a Practice is SEO-Friendly?
In short, if a particular practice is beneficial in terms of SEO, it’s going to be beneficial in terms of delivering a positive user experience. By creating a SEO-friendly website,…Read More
What Factors Determine What’s SEO-Friendly?
Search engine optimization involves tailoring your site in a manner that aligns with a few different processes: The way in which users search the web; The way in which users…Read More
Why Do I Need Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
Search engine optimization, which is often abbreviated as SEO, has become an absolutely essential component of web development today. For a majority of websites, search engines like Google serve as…Read More
What is SERPs in SEO?
SERP is an abbreviation for the term ‘search engine results page’ and is used most commonly as jargon for SEO experts. The search engine results page is the list of…Read More
What does Link Bait mean?
Link baiting is when you provide high quality content that will encourage other websites to share that content on their own website, hence creating a link back to your own…Read More
Why are Infographics good for SEO?
There are numerous parts of search engine optimisation (SEO), one of which is link building. Your website will want to make as many links as possible in your chosen field…Read More
Why are Infographics Good?
Infographics are a great way to visually showcase the best features or results from your company. When illustrated well, they spread across the internet like wild fire which gives your…Read More
Why is SEO important to a business?
As a business, you will want to get as much brand awareness, sales and positive feedback as possible. The internet is the best place to do this and search engine…Read More
What is Schema?
Schema mark-up is a type of personalised meta data that creates rich snippets that is displayed on Googles search rankings. Not many websites use this but is essential to gain…Read More
What are Twitter Cards?
The Twitter Card feature allows you to connect your website to your Twitter profile page. This is done by implementing personalised meta data and helps relate and engage users from…Read More
What is Open Graph?
The Open Graph protocol allows you to connect your website activity to your Facebook profile page. This is done by implementing personalised Meta data and helps relate and engage users…Read More
What are Meta Tags?
Meta tags or Meta elements are snippets of HTML code that provide information about your website. There are many different kinds of Meta tags that can be used across different…Read More
Why should I use WordPress?
WordPress has become one of the most popular tools for building websites over the recent years. It is estimated that a whopping 23% of the websites on the internet are…Read More
What is Google Panda?
Google Panda is a change in Google’s search results algorithm. It was first implemented in 2011 to filter out low quality websites. Websites that have low quality content and structure…Read More
Content is King – now add some visuals
Online Marketing Manager Erdal Enver explores the importance of content in a post-Google Panda world “Content is King”: we hear this statement on a regular basis from reputable online sources,…Read More
Project 12k – Think Pink (Part 4)
In the latest edition of Projeck 12k, Bravr CEO Shahin Fard paint the case for his custom built watercooled PC.Read More
In The World of Digital Marketing, do Spelling and Grammar Still Count?
Bravr’s Content Queen Adilla Parish explores if spelling and grammar still matter in the age of text speak In a world where more and more people are using txt spk,…Read More
Why you shouldn’t trust your social media presence to an intern
Social Media Manager Laura Hall explores why you should reconsider letting the intern control your social media presence All too often prospective clients come to us saying that social media…Read More
Where is your office?
Our offices are based in South East London. Our full address is Bravr Ltd Studio 4 160 Eltham Hill London SE9 5EA Nearest train station is ElthamRead More
What is SEO?
SEO, or Search Engine Optimisation is the art and science of attaining higher search engine placements in search engines. It’s a complex subject which has evolved and developed since the…Read More
I have been hit with a Google penalty – how do I fix this?
Google Penalties One of the main reasons you have reached this page is that you are you seeing graphs such as the one above within your Analytics profile, correct? Google…Read More
How do I gain more followers on Twitter?
There is no one clear path to success on Twitter; no magic formula or simple steps. Growing an engaged Twitter following takes times and work. That said, there are key…Read More
The benefits of building a WordPress website
Junior Web Developer Shahram Zamani explores the benefits of using WordPress. We work with a variety of web building platforms here at Bravr, but time and again we find ourselves…Read More
How to use Smudge Brushes in Photoshop
Cai is back with another tutorial showing you how to make the most of Photoshop. This week, Cai shows you how to use smudge brushes. In this tutorial, I will…Read More
Project 12k – Stripdown (Part 3)
Social media: in-house vs agency?
Social Media Manager Laura Hall explores the things you need to consider when deciding if you should outsource your social media The chances are that if you work in marketing, you…Read More
B2B PPC Tips: How to Reach Decision Makers
B2B PPC Tips: How to Reach Decision Makers Head of Digital Erdal Enver explores how you can make your B2B PPC campaigns more effective. Paid Search, or PPC as it…Read More
Removing Freckles and Blemishes in Photoshop
Bravr’s resident Photoshop expert Cai shows you his favourite method for removing unwanted spots or blemishes from an image. Have you ever had a photograph taken of yourself and disliked it…Read More
The 5 key benefits of clean coding
Junior Web Developer, Shahram Zamani, explores the benefits of clean coding. As websites evolve, code becomes messy. Additional elements get added by different developers who all have their own preferred…Read More
Travel providers: is your online presence competitive?
Bravr’s Business Development Manager Robert Hughes draws upon his years of experience in the travel sector to explore how the industry has changed – and what travel providers can do…Read More
Project 12k – The Case (Part 2)
As explained in part one, Bravr CEO Shahin Fard is building a custom PC. In part two, he explores his choice of case and what this will mean for the build.
I received delivery of the Corsair Carbide Air 540 case today. The case was under £100 and came very well packaged. It is powder-coated matt black and an exceptionally well thought out case. Unlike tradiational ATX cases, the Carbide is wider. This means things like the Power Supply Units (PSU), cables, 5.25 inch drives can be hidden behind the motherboard in a second compartment. It should also mean an exceptionally neat installation of the watercooling tubing.Read More
Determining The True ROI Of Social Media
Bravr Social Media Manager, Laura Hall, explores how you can gain an understanding of the true value of social media. Social media is a hard sell – and that’s coming…Read More
Project 12k – The Spec (Part 1)
Bravr CEO Shahin Fard discusses on making the leap from building fast cars to fast PCs with Project 12k Pre-warning: This article is going to get terribly geeky. On my…Read More
Photoshop Tutorial: Lighting Manipulation
Our resident Adobe Photoshop expert Cai Simpson takes you through how to utilise Photoshop’s lighting enhancements effectively. In this article you will learn how to enhance images by using a…Read More
A Minus for Google Plus?
When Google+ was launched in 2011 it was heralded to be the social media platform for the elite; a more selective, more private form of Facebook set to take the…Read More
The Bravr guide to mobile optimisation
The stats Optimising for mobile is not an option, but a necessity. The 2013 Digital Future in Focus Series by Comscore revealed that the growth rate of mobile digital commerce…Read More
Bravr’s Excellence in SEO Wins Trust A Trader
A Flying Start In Search Engine Optimisation
CEO Shahin Fard looks back over his years of experience in travel SEO and shares some of the wealth of knowledge he has picked up along the way. I remember…Read More
A Decade of Facebook
Is anyone else bored of statuses that start “Here’s my Facebook movie. Find yours at….” This week Facebook celebrates its tenth birthday and to celebrate, users are being given the…Read More
Bravr increases Torque Developments International’s Website horse power
In most organisations there is one, in some there are many. In ours, proportionally, there are a quite a lot of us. What are we referring to? “Petrol heads”, or…Read More
A Vine Day For Celebrations
There is no denying it; the world of Social Media is changing. A few years ago Social Media barely even figured in a typical marketing plan. It all changed with…Read More
Who Do You Think You’re Talking To? Make Your Content Count
Content is content, right? Not necessarily. In order to make your content work for you, you need to know who your target market is, what the purpose of your content…Read More
Going Universal; Upgrading From Google Analytics
The Geeks at Bravr are busy migrating Google Analytics properties to the shiny new Universal Analytics. Here we take a look at the main differences between the two systems and…Read More
Giving your laptop hand gestures
Picture this, we’re all busy away working in the office, headphones on concentrating on catching up with the hundreds of emails over the holidays. Trying to get the attention of…Read More
Be Bravr. Take a Short Cut
You can’t be CEO of a company, build (and race) your own shiny cars and look this beautiful without taking a few shortcuts. At Bravr we focus on understanding and…Read More
Bravr puts the “Digital” in Digital Gurus
Digital Gurus, the specialist Digital Recruitment agency in London, has appointed search specialist Bravr, as their retained search agency. The newly optimised www.digitalgurus.co.uk website has undergone an extensive SEO overhaul….Read More
London and Kent Construction
“As much as we love the challenge of working on large-scale multi-lingual, multi-regional PLC website builds. We equally enjoy taking a break to work on smaller builds.” bravr were approached…Read More
Working in Digital Marketing
Working in digital marketing is exciting; it’s a growing industry and entry level jobs give young people a chance to shine. You have to be tech-savvy yet understand the traditional…Read More
The Year of Digital
As we approach Christmas and the end of the year, Bravr discuss how 2012 can aptly be named the year of digital. From an exponential increase of mobile device use,…Read More
5 Simple Ways to get #Retweeted
Twitter is the most prominent tool in digital marketing for sharing concise, engaging and inspiring content. Whether you have a team dedicated to social media or currently lack social media…Read More
Content is King
A plethora of algorithm updates by Google have been implemented this year, focusing on quality of content corresponding to search engine ranking positions (SERPs). Google is now steering away from…Read More
Step-by-step guide on how to hide your information from Apple
By default, all Apple devices running iOS 6 will now have an option “Limit Ad Tracking” that is switched to “Off”. This means that advertisers can use your data to target…Read More
The Top 3, PPC and Me
The appearance of PPC (Pay Per Click) adverts have changed significantly in recent years. There is now more of a focus on the top 3 results on Google when compared…Read More
Defining the Value of Social Media and SEO
Social media, audience engagement, social metrics and enhancements of search engine algorithms all effect business marketing and show the value of change in online platforms when devising online marketing strategies….Read More