The Designers Fiesta

Join us for an inspirational day of key note sessions and workshops bringing you up to scratch with the ever popular Digital Age and find out what part you can play in the process. This is a truly fantastic opportunity to network with like minded peers, gain knowledge from industry experts and to shape your future.

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Date: 24 September 2010
Location: Acadmey Class, UK

Google AdWords 101 Training

This is our one-day Google AdWords foundation course. It covers the fundamentals of advertising with Google AdWords, with a view to getting those who are new to AdWords, or who have never had AdWords training, up to speed. The course looks at the strategies, tools and techniques used to achieve successful AdWords campaigns.

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Date: 8 March 2011
Location: Walmar House, UK

Website Conversion and Google Website Optimizer

If you’re spending money on driving people to your website, you need to make sure your landing pages are working hard to squeeze every last drop of business out of your visitors.

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Date: 22 November 2010
Location: Walmar House, UK

SEO Fundamentals

Search Engine Optimisation Training For Everyone

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Date: 19 November 2010
Location: Walmar House, UK

Complete Introduction to Online Marketing

This is user-friendly and non-technical look at finding new customers and marketing your business online. If you are a marketing professional or business owner looking to gain knowledge and skills on the latest online marketing tactics and techniques, then this is the course for you.

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Date: 18 November 2010
Location: Walmar House, UK

Google Analytics: Advanced

This is the follow-up to our Google Analytics Introduction course, and focuses more on technical implementation and configuration. If you are going to use Google Analytics data to make changes to your business, you need to make sure that data is accurate.

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Date: 12 November 2010
Location: Walmar House, UK

Google Analytics: An Introduction and User Training

A key part of success online is how well you use website Analytics. Without reliable visitor information reports from which you can draw real insights, you’re literally running your website in the dark.

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Date: 11 November 2010
Location: Walmar House, UK

Google AdWords 301

AdWords 301 is our advanced AdWords course, designed for experienced advertisers seeking the up-to-date and in-depth techniques the industry pros use to achieve their advertising goals with Google AdWords.

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Date: 4 November 2010
Location: Walmar House, UK

Google AdWords 201

The AdWords 201 class follows on nicely from the basic lessons introduced in AdWords 101. Now that you know how AdWords works, we move you on to optimising your campaigns, how to diagnose problems and how to make changes that will have a positive impact on your campaigns.

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Date: 3 November 2010
Location: Walmar House, UK

Google AdWords 101

If you are just getting started with AdWords, or are looking to refresh your memory, this course is the one for you. AdWords 101 will help you lay the foundations for building successful AdWords campaigns.

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Date: 2 November 2010
Location: Walmar House, UK

Ticket Competition: Hubbub, the North West's New Creative & Marketing Conference

01620015a by coxy

Hubbub, an exciting new conference and exhibition for creative and marketing companies hits Manchester this October (13-14th). The event includes a conference, exhibition and series of satellite events covering social media, B2B marketing, experiential marketing and lots more.

We're delighted the organisers have offered two lucky Chinwaggers a free ticket to one of the four half-day conference sessions:

  • The Future of Marketing - augmented reality and the future of marketing capability.
  • Experiential Marketing with a focus on brand activation and virtual events
  • B2B Marketing - including debate on marketing automation, is social media appropriate for B2B marketing and is traditional media dead?
  • The role social media now plays across all media, marketing and communication sectors.

Entering the competition couldn't be simpler, just fill in the form below by Fri 6th August and one of the tickets could be yours.

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70% of UK Small Businesses in SEO #fail

I can't believe what I'm looking at by Ed Yourdon

Really? Still? A study commissioned by found that 70% of companies with less than 50 employees were doing little or no search engine optimisation.

Considering the importance of search marketing, particularly for SMEs and the basic optimisation included in practically all ecommerce and content management tools, the results are rather startling: 

  • 47% of all business websites have none or very basic levels of SEO
  • Over 70% of companies with less than 50 employees have none or very basic levels of SEO
  • 74% have no basic website analytics software for tracking site visits
  • 12% of all business websites are not indexed in any search engine
  • 0.6% of business websites are under construction
  • Only 3% of all business websites could be considered to have advanced levels of SEO
  • 82% have no HTML sitemap
  • 75% have no XML sitemap
  • 69% have no Robots.txt file configured
  • 35% do not have unique Page Titles
  • 56% do not have unique Page Descriptions

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ad:tech London

ad:tech London: think strategy, not just technology! Meet with Google, YouTube, facebook and Twitter.

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Date: 21 September 2011
Location: National Hall, Olympia, UK

Online Information 2010

Online Information is the largest UK event dedicated to the information industry. Taking place from 30 Nov – 2 Dec 2010 the exhibition attracts more than 9,000 visitors each year from around the world. This unique, free to attend event consists of an exhibition with more than 200 international exhibitors alongside an extensive seminar programme.

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Date: 30 November 2010
Location: Olympia Grand Hall and Conference Centre, UK

International Search Summit

The only event specifically for international marketers - international SEO, PPC and Social Media topics all on the agenda at the International Search Summit London.

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Date: 28 October 2010
Location: British Library, UK