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The closure of Google+

The closure of Google+

Back in 2010, Google+ was launched as an attempt to create a social media platform to rival that of Facebook. While it has been by no means as successful as its more established counterparts, it still had a community of dedicated followers. With so many existing...

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‘Meet the team’ pages for accountancy firms

‘Meet the team’ pages for accountancy firms

The team page on your website isn’t merely functional and deserves as much thought and attention as any other. Done right, a good ‘meet the team’ section sends important signals to clients and prospects. For example, even before anybody reads a word, it can make an...

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Mobile responsive websites: time to get serious

Mobile responsive websites: time to get serious

In March 2018, Google announced the rollout of mobile-first indexing, which meant the version of your website viewed on a smartphone or tablet became the main event, not a sideshow.I wrote about this at length last year but wanted to take a moment now, with a full 12...

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Google reviews: a new feature

Before choosing which restaurant to book, what hotel to stay in, or any big purchase, the chances are that you’ll check out reviews online. And a five star rating is likely to sway your decision. Social proof plays a really important part in deciding who to do...

Mobile-first indexing

During 2018, Google starting rolling out mobile-first indexing, a change that responds to the growth in mobile browsing and their efforts to reflect this. With mobile-first indexing, Google wants to use the mobile version of your website when indexing and ranking your...

I have done my buyer personas, what’s next?

There's no point spending time crafting personas and creating valuable insights only to take no action. You have to use them to drive your marketing campaigns. You know the type of customer you want. Now it's time to use your freshly gained knowledge and go out and...

Google Analytics: Why accountants should use it

You've got a new website with all the bells and whistles, spent weeks tirelessly working on search engine optimisation and perfecting your marketing strategy. You sit back, cross your arms and wait eagerly to reap the rewards. But what's to say any of it was even...

Redesigning a small brand part two: the big plan

Not read part one? Catch up here A rebrand isn't something you knock off on your own in an afternoon with a notebook and a packet of felt tips. It needs time, and a talented team. When we wanted to rebrand PracticeWeb in late 2018, I carved out time for members of my...

Business insights: October edition

We have been back on UK Business Forums digging through the posts from the last month to pull out conversations small businesses are having that you need to see. First, while of course we know you are friendly bunch, it seems that an initial appointment with an...

Change is good?

The new PracticeWeb.co.uk is here. It's all shiny and fresh out the wrapper. We really hope you like it. The new site is just but one piece of a larger transformation project that has been running through the core of the business for 18 months now. Why change? Well,...

Reinventing PracticeWeb

Mike Crook is our Chief Digital Officer and in the past year has taken the lead on an overhaul of PracticeWeb's proposition, positioning, products and services. PracticeWeb's editor, Ray, sat down with Mike to find out how he went about getting from a blank project...

Grow your firm with the right clients

With more choice than ever before and less incentive to be loyal, today’s clients are savvy and firmly in control. How do you differentiate your offer and make your firm stand out over the competitors?