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Get Organised for Black Friday

Get Organised for Black Friday

Black Friday is one of the most important days in the commercial year. In 2019 there were 93.2 million purchases made globally on Black Friday, so it’s not surprising that the day looming closer can be a stressful and daunting time for businesses. We have put together a list of tips you can follow to […]
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Two New Team Members

Two New Team Members

We are delighted to announce two new team members to MUV. Rachel Perrier (Digital Marketing Manager) Rachel is a marketing graduate with over 10 years experience in B2B marketing. She has a background in lead generation, marketing planning and digital campaigns. Rachel will be working closely with our marketing clients, to ensure that all campaign […]
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Multi-Store Magento Build – Our First Japanese Website

Multi-Store Magento Build – Our First Japanese Website

XTRONS are an existing client, specialising in innovative in-car entertainment solutions – we manage their ongoing web development as well as marketing across Facebook and Instagram, Google Ads and Mailchimp. XTRONS have a multi-location-store Magento 2 site, this means that under a single eCommerce site, with a single product inventory, they have individual websites for […]
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Google Shopping Free Alternative

Google Shopping Free Alternative

We have spoken to a few clients over the past month who have been unaware of something Google are giving away (yes giving away). Google Shopping, which is part of the GoogleAds platform, recently launched a free version, to allow website owners to list their products free of charge. For those who don’t know, Google […]
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Trading With COVID-19 – Being Web Ready

Trading With COVID-19 – Being Web Ready

We are sure by now that you’re finding ways to cope during the COVID-19 outbreak. It is a worrying time for any business and no doubt you’re wondering “how does my business bounce back from this?”. When all the madness is over you might want your business to pick up where it left off, and […]
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5 Business No-Brainers That Cost Only Time

5 Business No-Brainers That Cost Only Time

As you may know, there are many cost-effective ways to generate traffic and awareness for your business online such as re-marketing and search ads. However, below we discuss five essential tools that will allow you to generate and manage both traffic and brand awareness at absolutely no cost whatsoever – other than your time! Social […]
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Google ‘v’ Amazon – A War To End All Wars?

Google ‘v’ Amazon – A War To End All Wars?

With the final episode ever of Game Of Thrones about to air, Google has decided to launch it’s own little ‘war to end all wars’. With the voracity of an Unsullied army, search giant Google is taking on marketplace leader Amazon, seeking the digital world’s version of the Iron Throne. Yes, Google is taking on […]
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Cartmel Peninsula Continues To Boast Big Business Success

Cartmel Peninsula Continues To Boast Big Business Success

The Victorian Cartmel peninsula is largely thought of as something of a ‘small, quiet, picturesque, and rural area ’ and this would not be far wrong. However, our local businesses are far from quiet and continue to put Cartmel and the surrounding area on the map with their success and popularity. Whilst sat in our […]
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Google Forcing The SSL Issue

Google Forcing The SSL Issue

Having an SSL Certificate on your website is no longer optional, it’s a must have. Put simply, for the following reasons; Google imposes ranking reductions on sites without an SSL Data between the user and website can be intercepted and is un-secure From July Google will warn users that the site they are visiting is […]
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10 Manufacturers In Cumbria Busting The Myth

10 Manufacturers In Cumbria Busting The Myth

Is often said that Manufacturing in the UK is a declining sector, and we are in fact a nation of shopkeepers.  In the deepest depths of Cumbria (which is at the northern tip of England), there are a few gems who are bucking this trend and busting the myth that manufacturing isn’t doable from our […]
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We’re Hiring

We’re Hiring

Role: Assistant Project ManagerContract:4 Months Initially, 3 Days p/w An exciting opportunity to join a growing team, working in the digital sector. You will be working alongside our Senior Project Manager on web build projects and ongoing development work. The work will include data input and validation, research, testing and quality control, as well as […]
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Will GDPR Affect My Business?

Will GDPR Affect My Business?

You have probably heard of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into force on 25th May 2018, but you may still be confused by the specific details and what exactly this means for your business. Our priority is to make sure that we offer our clients the relevant advice and information […]
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What Is An SSL & Do I Need One?

What Is An SSL & Do I Need One?

The topic of having an SSL on your website is often raised on business forums and webmaster blogs.  Often the subject of much confusion, SSLs are actually quite simple, but yet do have huge potential, good and bad. So what is an SSL, and what exactly does it do? What Does An SSL Do? In […]
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Google Update Has Major Impact For All

Google Update Has Major Impact For All

Never ones to shy away from making technological decisions which bring mankind to their knees…. Google’s latest gift to us all is a refresh of the search results page we have all become so accustomed to.  The traditional layout of 3 paid adverts at the top, and text ads down the right is going….going…gone.  Well’ […]
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Has A Google Update Happened?

Has A Google Update Happened?

There are widespread reports of huge fluctuations in Google ranks….and for some pretty big players. We have been awaiting a Google Penguin update since early December, when it was confirmed it would be delayed until 2016.  This overnight update which just happened in the last 12 hours has left some wondering if it is THE […]
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The Origins Of Search Engines

The Origins Of Search Engines

Search Engines have gone from being a quick way to find information on the internet to playing a vital role in promoting businesses. It is quite difficult to imagine a time when search engines didn’t play such a major role in our lives. In fact until the 1990s only computer nerds and scientists really benefited […]
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Exact Match Domains – Are They Worth It?

Exact Match Domains – Are They Worth It?

A question we are very often asked is; “I sell blue widgets, and I can get the domain bluewidgets.com, bluewidgets.co.uk, and bluewidgets.net…..should I buy them”?  There isn’t really one simple answer to the question, so the below article should cover the topic in enough detail for your to determine which scenario best matches your situation. […]
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What If Marty Came To The REAL 2015?

What If Marty Came To The REAL 2015?

As it is October 21st 2015, the day Marty McFly travelled to in Back To The Future 2, AND it is officially Back To The Future day, we thought it would be good fun to take a trip back to 1985, and see how things might have been different….had Marty come to the REAL 2015, […]
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Major Google Update Just 1 Week Away

Major Google Update Just 1 Week Away

It isn’t often that Google gives us information about their algorithms, but the exception to the rule is a change which could impact more websites than any previous change to their guidelines. The mobile-friendly update could be a game changer. At the tail end of 2014, Google introduced a new feature which many of you […]
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MIT Predict Image Popularity

MIT Predict Image Popularity

The Massachusetts Institute Of Technology have released their latest tool, which might just make social media marketing that little bit easier… or more predictable. We all know that images get more clicks, likes and shares on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.  The problem comes in knowing exactly what image is most likely […]
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The Psychology Of Colour

The Psychology Of Colour

We just love this little graphic, and felt we had to share it with you all.  We often refer to this image when creating brand, logos or indeed websites.  The image is the result of a number of studies conducted on how the human brain reacts and engages with certain colours.   There are some […]
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The 100 Oldest Domains Names Of All Time

The 100 Oldest Domains Names Of All Time

If you are launching your website you might be thinking about domain names.  It is fascinating to look at which domains were first registered back in 1985, and what their potential value would be in today’s market place.  Some of these domains would now be worth millions, but back in 1985 could be registered for […]
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