O’Brien Media is now an accredited Living Wage Employer
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O’Brien Media is now an accredited Living Wage Employer

We're pleased to announce that we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at O’Brien Media receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00 in the UK or £10.55 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.21 per hour (as of 20th September 2019). In Swindon, and the...
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Google’s change to the “nofollow” link attribute and what it means

This past week Google announced that after 15 years, they plan to make a change to the way they handle the nofollow attribute on links. If you’re a blogger and you’re participating in affiliate programs or doing sponsored posts, you know that the nofollow attribute allows you to safely link to external sites without losing good standing with Google. Google’s news that it is to start...
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Join the team at
O’Brien Media

We’re always looking for people who are enthusiastic about technology and have a creative approach toward helping others. We are building a diverse team of people working with open-source software to find solutions to interesting problems faced by businesses.We’ve hired people in all ranges of expertise — from those with no formal academic qualifications or those from fields entirely...
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Mobile searches with the qualifier “for me” have grown over 60%

The fact is, people now want, and expect, information and advice relevant to their needs. People have realized that by being more specific in how they search, they can more quickly get to the information they’re looking for. A specialized pair of running shoes is one example. Shampoo for a certain type of hair is another. In fact, mobile searches for “shampoo for ____” are up 130% over the...
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Testimonial – Tony Leeming

I initially designed my own website and it didn’t look too professional so I approached Chris and his team to re-do my website and he has done an awesome job at redesigning it, he has guided and provided advice all the way through the project, even for the non-creative, un technical person like me. Tony Leeming, SP1 Bookkeeping  5/5
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New website launched for SP1 Bookkeeping in Salisbury

We were approached by Tony at SP1 Bookkeeping to give his website a professional touch. Tony had put together a basic homepage for his website but wanted guidance on the best way to mix promoting his bookkeeping business with making sure that his website was easy to use and on the money (pun intended) from a technical perspective. We used WordPress and Elementor Pro to put together an easy to...
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Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) Update (13-Sept-2019)

You may have heard about Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), a new requirement under European payment law that, in part, aims to make online and mobile payments more secure. It does so by asking customers to provide additional information to complete their transactions. While SCA will come into effect on 14 September 2019, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently announced it will...
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