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20
Sep
How we took Archipelago Textiles to page 1 of Google

20 September 2021

We took Archipelago Textiles from nothing to page 1 of Google. Our strategy and actions, what worked and what didn't.

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01
Sep
Entry Level Website Package

1 September 2021

You won't find any better value than our startup website package. See what's included here.

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30
Aug
Which Package is Right for Me?

30 August 2021

Not sure which of our web packages is right for you? This guide will point you in the right direction.

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30
Aug
About Red Balloon

30 August 2021

Learn who I am and about some of the people I regularly work with.

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23
Aug
How to Do Your Own SEO in 8 Steps – Free Resources, Tools and Courses

23 August 2021

Can you do your own SEO? If you have the time to learn and practice, yes you can! We look at the 8 steps to doing your own SEO, and the best free resources and tools available.

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11
Aug
Promotional Video Services

11 August 2021

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Video has been called the future of SEO. Introducing the Red Balloon promotional video service. Watch example video.

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28
Jul
Local SEO Services

28 July 2021

What are local SEO services and what do we do to raise your business's placement in the Google rankings? In this post we explain what is involved in local SEO.

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26
Jul
What Are SEO Services?

26 July 2021

What do we do when we SEO a website for a client? This article breaks down the steps of SEO and what we do to get your website ranking.

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22
Jul
6 Reasons Web Developers Hate Safari

22 July 2021

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Safari is fast overtaking the iPhone SE as the thorn in my web developer side. Turns out I'm not the only one.

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12
Jul
How to Write Powerful Sales Copy

12 July 2021

Writing persuasive sales copy is a crucial part of selling any product or service. Here are some of our top tips for turning your writing into killer copy.

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06
Apr
Diversity and Marketing Images

6 April 2021

Why diversity is important in choosing images for your marketing and the issues around selecting marketing images

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21
Jan
‘Negative SEO’ Attacks on Your Business

21 January 2021

Is your business slipping in the search engine rankings? You could be a victim of Negative SEO.

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18
Jun
Front End Suite

18 June 2020

We packaged up a few of the visual display tools we've coded to make the Red Balloon Front End Suite.

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14
Jun
Nudgestock: Patrick Fagan – Cambridge Analytica

14 June 2020

Incredible talk from Cambridge Analytica Patrick Fagan on how your social media data is used with incredible effect to create ads you will respond to.

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05
Feb
Finding an Online Niche for Your Business

5 February 2020

Using real data to find which keywords you should be using to optimise your website.

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28
Jan
A Coder’s View of a Hacked WordPress Site

28 January 2020

We recently cleaned up a hacked WordPress install for a client. This is what it looks like on the inside.

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18
Jan
WordPress Plugin Coding: Custom Dolly

18 January 2020

A simple plugin we wrote which adds functionality to the native WP 'Hello Dolly' plugin.

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14
Jan
Creating Websites For Conversion

14 January 2020

A few simple changes to your website can make a huge difference to conversion rates.

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03
Jan
Never trust a screenshot

3 January 2020

Fake screenshot alert! How to change content on a webpage in seconds, using nothing but the Chrome browser

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24
Dec
97% Performance on Google’s Lighthouse Audit

24 December 2019

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I reached 97% on desktops and 96% on mobiles on Google's Lighthouse Audit performance score. These are the steps I took to reach the top scores.

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24
Dec
How to code a mobile menu with submenus for WordPress

24 December 2019

How to code a mobile menu for custom WordPress themes that works with the native WP menu system.

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07
Nov
Using a Blog to Improve Your Google Ranking

7 November 2019

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Used the right way, a blog can help move your business up the Google rankings.

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07
Nov
5 Rules for Growing Your Business Using Facebook

7 November 2019

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A quick guide to the right way to build your business by posting on Facebook

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05
Nov
The 2 Steps to On-Page SEO

5 November 2019

How to optimise your web pages for search engines.

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04
Nov
2 Steps to a Great Colour Scheme

4 November 2019

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How to use psychology and colour theory to find the right colours for your site.

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04
Nov
5 Things You Must Put on Your Website

4 November 2019

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Crucial things you need to include on your website.

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