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At Workhouse, we love a good chinwag, and it’s here that we put that to good use! Knowledge is power and we don’t mind sharing ours, which is why you’ll find the latest intelligence, opinions and news from the marketing and creative industries right here.

07 Sep 2018

“WE NEED A MEDIC!” – Google Broad Core Algorithm Update – August 2018

Well, the SEO overlords over at Google HQ have done it again released a new broad core algorithm update. It’s not necessarily time to panic though! Whilst some website types may see significant rises or drops in rankings the early consensus is that for many other website types it’s nothing too dramatic. We’re going to…

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Category: Digital By: Workhouse Marketing

16 Aug 2018

Is email marketing really dead?

Email marketing has long been a contentious subject, ever since Gary Thuerk sent the first unsolicited commercial bulk email in 1978 to just 400 people. For his troubles Gary earned himself the nickname, ‘The Father of Spam’, not quite the legacy most would like to leave behind. Theurk actually prefers to think of himself as…

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Category: Digital, Marketing By: Workhouse Marketing

07 Aug 2018

Back to the UX drawing board

User experience (UX) design is a complicated process, it’s the bit that takes part before the dazzling visuals and it’s arguably the most important part of any digital project. UX designers are concerned with how intuitive a platform is and how pleasant an experience it is for the end user. It’s one of the most…

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Category: Digital By: Workhouse Marketing

02 May 2018

4 Ways Blogging and Content Creation Can Benefit Your Business

Quite often, we get people questioning the purpose behind writing regular blog posts and creating content for their website. Sure, blogs may have started out as a way for angsty teenagers to vent their frustrations anonymously in online diaries, but they have come a long way since those days. Creating regular, engaging content for your…

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Category: Digital, Marketing By: Workhouse Marketing

10 Jul 2017

5 Reasons Quality SEO Copywriting is Essential to Your Website

You type a search query into Google or any of the other search engines and look through the options it fires back. Your business isn’t there. Your competitors are, but you’re not. You keep clicking through the pages and finally find your business on page 3, 4, 5 or even worse. It’s actually irrelevant which…

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Category: Digital, Marketing By: Workhouse Marketing

01 Dec 2016

Beware of the Trolls: A Guide to Handling Social Media Complaints (and Trolls)

Now, the first thing you need to do is distinguish between a troll and genuine customer complaint. Not all who complain are necessarily trolls and it’s important that each is dealt with differently. Troll1 (noun): A cave dwelling creature with poor hygiene and an ugly appearance. Troll2 (verb): To derive pleasure from posting deliberately offensive…

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Category: Digital, Industry, Social Media By: Workhouse Marketing

23 Nov 2016

6 Signs Your Website is Due an Upgrade

Websites are little bit like cars, they don’t last forever and without constant maintenance and care they can quickly turn into “a banger”. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to commission a brand new website (but it might do), sometimes a website just needs a bit of TLC. At Workhouse we are often tasked with…

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Category: Digital, Website Design By: Workhouse Marketing

15 Oct 2016

7 Steps to Creating Killer Content

We live in an age where the web is awash with content, standing out can be tough, but it also presents one of the biggest opportunities for modern businesses. Content comes in many forms; blog posts, videos, social media, ebooks, white papers, guides, the list goes on! At Workhouse, creating content is much more than…

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Category: Digital, Marketing By: Workhouse Marketing

01 Sep 2016

Local SEO: 5 Simple Steps to Getting Your Business Listed on Google

Have you ever entered a search term into Google such as “florists near me” or “restaurants in Preston”? Of course you have, and so do many other people! Google will likely give you a handy list of nearby places that match your search query. It's called Local SEO. Now, have you ever tried it for…

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Category: Digital, Marketing By: Workhouse Marketing

30 Jun 2016

Bad News for Brands: Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Update Will Reduce Organic Reach

Many brands and publishers rely on social networks to push their content out to wider audiences. However, if you run a brand or publisher page you may have noticed that your interactions have slowly declined over the last few years. Here’s why… Facebook’s Edgerank Algorithm Explained (Briefly) Facebook uses an algorithm codenamed Edgerank to decide…

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Category: Digital By: Workhouse Marketing

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