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Content contributed by the bravr team, covering everything from SEO, Paid, Content Creation, Social Media and Web development

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Shahin Fard

What to do after a Google Core update

Google’s core update is rolling out, this began rolling out on September 12th and according to Google, it can take up to 2 weeks to

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Shahin Fard

Bravr launches new website

It’s been on the cards for a very long time and we’re so busy with client work and own projects like Compare Parts we neglected

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Shahin Fard

5 Super Quick and Easy Backlink Strategies

In 2018, backlinking is still one of the most important SEO strategies and has even been confirmed by Google. If you’re new to backlinking you

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Content
Shahin Fard

Why You Should Avoid Duplicate Content

Just like in the Matrix, duplicate content can be a really bad thing. For your website, this will hurt your search engine rankings if you

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Shahin Fard

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

News
Shahin Fard

Top 5 Marketing Predictions for 2018

We have never experienced 2018 before. But one thing is certain: There are inevitable changes that we can’t ignore. If you’re still dealing with the

GDPR
Blog
Shahin Fard

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

What is the EU GDPR? The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is being introduced as the next level of data protection for the internet

SEO
Shahin Fard

Our Top 6 SEO Predictions for 2018

2017 has gone by so fast and there has been a lot going on in the SEO world. With massive fluctuations, all the way to

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Websites
Shahin Fard

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

News
Shahin Fard

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

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Websites
Erdal Enver

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

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SEO
Shahin Fard

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

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Social Media
Aysha Ellis-Aziz

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

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Content
Cai Simpson

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

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Websites
Shahin Fard

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

Social Media
Shahin Fard

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

Websites
Erdal Enver

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

Social Media
Aysha Ellis-Aziz

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

Social Media
Amy Mitchell

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

Press Releases
Shahin Fard

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

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Shahin Fard

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

Social Media
Laura Hall

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

Content
Adilla Parish

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

Websites
Shahin Fard

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

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Shahin Fard

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

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Erdal Enver

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

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Adilla Parish

The History of the Blog

Bravr’s content queen Adilla Parish explores this history of blogging. Anyone can blog. Every day via email, social media, television, in the news, we are

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Shahram Zamani

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

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Cai Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Erdal Enver

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

Project 12k
Shahin Fard

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. If you have ever see

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

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.

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Shahram Zamani

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

Blog
Cai Simpson

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.

Project 12k
Shahin Fard

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

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Laura Hall

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

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Cai Simpson

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

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Shahin Fard

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

Project 12k
Shahin Fard

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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Laura Hall

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

Project 12k
Shahin Fard

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

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Shahin Fard

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

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Shahin Fard

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

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Shahin Fard

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,

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

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Shahin Fard

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

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Adilla Parish

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. (Shah Comment:

Press Releases
Shahin Fard

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

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Shahin Fard

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

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Shahin Fard

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

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James Pabla

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

Blog
James Pabla

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

Press Releases
James Pabla

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

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James Pabla

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

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James Pabla

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

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James Pabla

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

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James Pabla

The future of social networking

They took the world by storm with the revolutionary micro-blogging site Twitter, now it’s time to take things to a whole new level, cue Branch.

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Press Releases
Shahin Fard

Xchanging appoint digital marketing agency bravr

London, UK, 3rd January 2012- Xchanging has appointed bravr.com, a UK-based digital marketing agency, to support its website redesign and enhance their online presence through

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Shahin Fard

Helping homeless is London

On Saturday night, bravr director Shahin Fard teamed up with the Children of Christ charity to reach out to homeless people in London. 25 people

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Shahin Fard

Custom thumbnails for Facebook Shares

We love sharing content at bravr. We regularily post content we produce on behalf of our clients across social media sites. Our Facebook social media

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Shahin Fard

equals3 is now bravr

Why have we become bravr? We are very proud of what we have been able to achieve under the equals3 banner since we founded the

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Shahin Fard

Fertility App launched on ipad/iphone

bravr has just launched a cutting edge iphone and ipad app for women and couples trying to conceive via assisted reproduction. Commissioned by the Barbados Fertility

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Shahin Fard

BrazilHealth appoints Bravr

Brazilhealth.com has appointed bravr.com, a UK-based digital marketing agency, to create and maintain its digital platform.  Bravr will support its search engine optimisation (SEO) strategy

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Shahin Fard

World Travel Guides appoints Bravr

Columbus Travel Media, the publisher of leading online travel content portal, the World Travel Guide, has appointed search specialist, bravr, as its retained search agency.

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