Back in January 2013, the Guardian published a piece about a scheme (entitled “buddying”) that granted access to the heart of government to various multinational companies. It seemed like lobbying on steroids, so I contacted one of the authors of the piece (James Ball) to find out what data the story was based upon…
A discussion of some of the techniques we used and the technical bits’n’pieces behind the visualisation of over 6,000 meetings between 100 UK government ministers and over 3,500 organisations.
Rich 3D on Our Desktops, Mobiles and More If we assume that Moore’s Law keeps on applying, it would seem safe to think that the digital devices that we use – desktop, phones, TV’s, even fridges – will become ever more powerful. And, we can therefore assume that the experiences that we can have on […]
Finally, the D3 book is out, a book that focuses on how to write reusable D3 using a component and module based approach, and a book that also provides a very detailed thoroughly worked up example (as well as a large set of other examples). Moving To a Model-View-Controller Model One of the key impacts […]
Following on from our piece in this week’s Marketing Week we wanted to continue the discussion regarding creativity and experimentation, particularly relating to website content and how this can increase your number of visitors. Why Experiment? The use of data analysis and research using tools like Google Analytics and focus groups is an essential part […]
Another year, and another trip to ionSearch, a web optimisation conference up in Leeds, UK. This time sadly a brief visit, just the Thursday and only the latter half of it. You can probably still get a sense of what’s been happening via the #ionsearch hash tag. Multi-lingual Sites and Geo-Location I only saw a […]
Product pages are absolutely key pages on an e-commerce site – these are the pages that can actually generate meaningful profit. Consequently, we want these pages to perform well in natural search.
Bounce rates seem relatively simple to understand, but more subtle questions can lurk beneath the surface. We dig into some of the issues involved Bounce Rates Firstly, what is a bounce? Very simply, someone visits a URL on your site (say from a search engine), does not visit any other URL, and then leaves to […]
Roland discusses how Google is choosing from all items of content on a page to construct search results, and discusses the implications for site owners. The Fall of Title and Meta Description Tags We recently build a website (http://www.peachproperty.de/) for the German arm of one of our clients, the Peach Property Group. Previously we’d also […]
Brighton SEO is one of the biggest SEO conferences in the UK, if not in Europe, it’s got a great and lively atmosphere, and it’s also free.