Archives for June 2017

Google Posts Rolled Out for All Businesses

Small businesses rejoice, Google Posts has finally landed.  Google Posts was originally launched back at the start of 2016. It was called Candidate Cards at that time as they were designed for political candidates to use.  Within a few months, some businesses were given access to the feature. It has since evolved into Google Posts.  […]

Google Hit With Record Fine: Raises More Questions Than Answers?

Google have been hit with a record fine of £2.1b today for distorting the market. The BBC news article can be read here. The fine is unprecedented in the EU and Google stands charged with promoting its on own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. I am sorry. I must be a […]

How to Increase Brand Awareness with Social Media Marketing

One of the best uses of social media is to increase brand awareness. It’s an excellent tool that can be used to place your campaigns and promotions in front of your target audience. Most businesses will benefit from making profiles and being active on social sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Brand Awareness […]

Google’s Mobile First Index Not Expected This Year

Gary Illyes, the Google webmaster trends analyst, confirmed suspicions that Google’s mobile first index will not arrive in 2017. Speaking at the SMX Advanced conference, Illyes stated that Google were many quarters away from launch. Despite everyone expecting the launch to be in 2017, it’s now expected in 2018 or perhaps even later. There isn’t […]

5 Subtle Ways Your Website Turns Users Off

This week we have a guest blog from Gareth Simpson – Have a read and tell us what you think! Not everyone loves your website… and for good reason. One of the fundamental tenets of web design is not to annoy your users, and yet there are still many websites making the same basic mistakes. […]

3 Reasons Why Content Marketing is Essential

If you want to market your business (who doesn’t?) then you need content marketing. It’s a powerful tool that is essential for your marketing strategy.  Let’s take a look at why you should not overlook content when it comes to your business. Internet Savvy Customers Modern day Internet users tend to know what they’re doing […]

Google Rolls Out Brand New Tab Based Local Search Panel

Google has launched the new tab-based local search panel that gives users a very quick way to reach reviews.  The new update makes it a lot easier to vide the local listings and the reviews for users.  The new tab-based panel was tested for about a month before being fully launched. It is available for […]

We Are Recruiting!

Sharpmonkeys are on the look out for new people to join the team here in Worcester. If you excel in providing great client experiences and thrive in a dynamic digital environment, why not give us a go? We are currently recruiting a web developer role, ideally WordPress and also a search engine marketing executive who […]

3 Social Media Marketing Tactics for New Businesses

Social media marketing is a powerful tool. It can be used to generate positive associations with a brand. It helps to keep businesses on the minds of their followers, especially when the brand avoids the use of too many hard ads or sales. Consumers recall useful content or content that has made them laugh far […]

A Quick Guide to Instagram Stories for Business

Instagram stories are proving to be very popular with users. Stories are different to the usual posts you find on Instagram. The content you add to your story can be viewed as a slideshow but they only last for 24 hours. Instagram stories provide you with an opportunity to get real with your customers. You […]