October 20, 2017 in Blog

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…

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October 11, 2017 in Blog

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…

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October 3, 2017 in Blog

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…

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September 26, 2017 in Blog

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….

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August 3, 2017 in News

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…

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July 14, 2017 in News

6 Powerful SEO Growth Hacks You Should Be Using to Boost Search Rankings

Search rankings don’t happen overnight, but it doesn’t have to take 6 months either. There’s no set rule from Google that stops you from getting on the first page within... Read More
June 23, 2017 in News

Checking your XML Sitemap

What is an XML Sitemap? An XML Sitemap is a document that assists search engines such as Google, Bing understand a websites content. It allows webmasters to add additional information... Read More
June 2, 2017 in Blog

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…

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January 4, 2017 in Blog

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…

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August 15, 2016 in Blog

Tips on how to achieve better CTR in SEO

The importance of click-through rates A common question within the SEO industry is whether organic click-through rate (CTR) impacts rankings. This topic has been debated for years within the industry... Read More
August 5, 2016 in Blog

6 Ways to Humanise your Brand on Social Media

Why should your social media be humanised? There’s approximately 2 billion internet users on social media at present, and with this, organic reach has now become the proverbial, ‘needle in... Read More
August 1, 2016 in Blog

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…

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July 28, 2016 in Blog

How to get better Google PageSpeed Insights Score

PageSpeed Insights is an online tool which helps identify performance related best practice on any given website, it provides suggestions on a webpage’s optimisations, and suggests overall ideas of how... Read More
July 28, 2016 in Blog

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…

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July 21, 2016 in Blog

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…

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July 18, 2016 in Blog

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…

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July 14, 2016 in Blog

Conversion Optimisation

How to boost your marketing ROI by reducing a single point of friction Conversion Optimisation is perhaps the most important ongoing effort related to your website. So much effort is... Read More
July 13, 2016 in Blog

How to link a stylesheet to your HTML Page

Follow up blog from Junior Web Developer Shahram Zamani’s blog: How to create a simple HTML page. Now you know how to build a basic web page including a <head>... Read More
July 5, 2016 in Blog

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…

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June 30, 2016 in Blog

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”,…

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June 17, 2016 in Blog

Oculus rift – Blending the line between real life and a virtual one

For me, my first exposure to Virtual Reality was a film I watched called the Lawnmower Man. It was one of its kind at the time, and the applications of... Read More
May 18, 2016 in Blog

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…

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February 25, 2016 in Blog

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…

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February 16, 2016 in Blog

Team Bravr Supports Children Growing Up In Poverty

Team Bravr Supports Edukid At Bravr, we take our work very seriously and do our best to help those in need. Last year the team took part in a 5k... Read More
February 3, 2016 in Blog

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…

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October 5, 2015 in Press Releases

iSuperdrive appoints Bravr

iSuperdrive appoints Bravr International luxury and supercar hire company iSuperdrive has appointed digital marketing experts Bravr to accelerate is digital offering. iSuperdrive is the world’s only luxury, prestige and supercar... Read More
April 21, 2015 in Blog

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,…

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March 27, 2015 in Blog

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…

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February 26, 2015 in Blog

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…

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February 10, 2015 in Blog

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…

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January 30, 2015 in Blog

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…

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January 12, 2015 in Blog

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…

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December 15, 2014 in Blog

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…

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December 8, 2014 in Blog

Top 10 WordPress Plugins

Junior Web Developer Shahram Zamani explores his favourite WordPress plugins One of the great things about WordPress are the number of useful plugins available to help you optimise your website.... Read More
December 1, 2014 in Blog

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…

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November 21, 2014 in Blog

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…

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November 14, 2014 in Blog

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…

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November 7, 2014 in Blog

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…

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October 29, 2014 in Blog

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,…

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October 24, 2014 in Blog

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…

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October 22, 2014 in News

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…

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October 17, 2014 in Blog

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…

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October 7, 2014 in Blog

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…

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October 3, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 29, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 29, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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,…

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September 29, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 29, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 24, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 24, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 24, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 24, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 24, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 24, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 24, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 24, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 24, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 24, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 24, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 19, 2014 in Blog

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,…

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September 19, 2014 in Blog, Project 12k

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.

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September 18, 2014 in Blog

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,…

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September 18, 2014 in Blog

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…

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September 9, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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 Eltham

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September 9, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 9, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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September 9, 2014 in Knowledge Base

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…

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August 29, 2014 in Blog

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…

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August 15, 2014 in Blog

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…

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August 1, 2014 in Blog, Project 12k

Project 12k – Stripdown (Part 3)

Bravr CEO Shahin Fard is building a custom water cooled PC. The aim is to build a workstation using a custom Corsair Carbide 540 and three UHD displays. In part... Read More
July 25, 2014 in Blog

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…

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July 17, 2014 in Blog

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…

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July 9, 2014 in Blog

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…

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June 27, 2014 in Blog

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…

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June 20, 2014 in Blog

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…

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June 13, 2014 in Blog, Project 12k

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.

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June 11, 2014 in Blog

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…

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June 6, 2014 in Blog, Project 12k

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…

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June 3, 2014 in Blog

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…

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May 9, 2014 in Blog

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…

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May 8, 2014 in Blog

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…

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February 18, 2014 in Press Releases

Bravr’s Excellence in SEO Wins Trust A Trader

Bravr, the Digital Marketing Agency, has added another string to its diverse bow of clients. Trust a Trader have entrusted their SEO needs to the agency to help grow their... Read More
February 17, 2014 in Blog

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…

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February 6, 2014 in Blog

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…

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February 4, 2014 in Blog

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…

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January 24, 2014 in Blog

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…

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January 20, 2014 in Blog

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…

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January 16, 2014 in Blog

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…

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January 7, 2014 in Blog

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…

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September 30, 2013 in Blog

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…

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May 18, 2013 in Press Releases

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….

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January 28, 2013 in Blog

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…

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December 13, 2012 in Blog

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…

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December 13, 2012 in Blog

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,…

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November 29, 2012 in Blog

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…

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October 30, 2012 in Blog, Press Releases

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…

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October 18, 2012 in Blog

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…

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September 24, 2012 in Blog

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…

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September 5, 2012 in Blog

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….

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August 29, 2012 in Blog

5 New Flavours of Smartphone Behaviour

Ten years ago Nokia were excited to announce the 3510i, the first phone to bring GPRS to the masses. A decade on and things have certainly changed, phones can now…

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