A minor change to how we handle emails to our general addresses

We have made a small change to the way we handle emails coming into our helpdesk via our general email addresses (for sales, support, billing, and general enquiries). From 11th April 2024, we will no longer accept emails generated using marketing systems into our helpdesk when we can identify that these emails have an "unsubscribe" process. This is to combat an increased amount of spam coming...
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Important Announcement: A New Chapter for O’Brien Media

We are excited to announce a significant development in the journey of O'Brien Media. As of 24th February 2024, the O'Brien Media brand, customer accounts, and team member contracts have been acquired by Pembroke Digital Limited, a move that marks the beginning of a new chapter for our company. This strategic decision was made with a vision to enhance our capabilities, expand our service...
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Important: We’re Moving from Direct Debit to Card Payments

O'Brien Media's Shift to Card Payments In the ever-evolving landscape of digital services, adaptability and fiscal prudence are paramount in delivering value without compromising on quality. O'Brien Media is taking a strategic step forward by transitioning from Direct Debit to card payments, a move meticulously designed with our customer's best interests in mind, especially during these...
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Navigating the Storm: Google’s Battle Against a Colossal Spam Surge in Search Results

Google's search results have recently been overwhelmed by a massive spam attack. Newly registered domains, some just 24-48 hours old, have been exploiting loopholes in Google's algorithms to rank for hundreds of thousands, and potentially millions, of keyword phrases. These domains interlink extensively, forming typical spammy link networks​​. The spammers have targeted longtail phrases,...
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Enhancing SEO with Chat-Based Search and AI: A Game-Changer for Small Businesses

In the fast-paced world of digital marketing, staying ahead of the curve is vital for small businesses seeking to boost their online visibility. The emergence of chat-based search and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into search engines like Bing are poised to transform the landscape of search engine optimization (SEO). In this blog post, we'll explore the game-changing potential...
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Celebrating Wiltshire Day: Small Businesses That Make a Big Impact

Wiltshire, a picturesque county nestled in the heart of England, is not only known for its stunning landscapes, historic sites, and charming villages but also for its thriving small business community. As we celebrate Wiltshire Day on the 5th of June, it is an opportune moment to shine a light on the local entrepreneurs and their remarkable contributions to the county's economy and community. In...
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What You Need to Know About the UK’s Emergency Alert Test

As part of the UK's emergency response system, a nationwide Emergency Alert test is set to take place on April 23rd, 2023. The test is designed to assess the country's readiness in the event of an emergency, such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster. During the test, which will be conducted by the UK government, the Emergency Alert system will send a text message to all mobile phones in the...
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Why Keeping Your Website Up-to-Date is Crucial for Business Success

In today's digital age, having a website is no longer enough to succeed in the online world. It's essential to keep your website up to date to stay ahead of the competition and reach your target customers. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of keeping your website up to date in terms of software and plugin updates and new content for pages and blogs. Software and Plugin Updates The...
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Understanding SEO: A must-read for business owners in Swindon

As a small business owner in Swindon, you want to ensure that your website is easily discoverable by potential customers online. That's where SEO comes in. Here are some SEO basics to help you get started:KeywordsKeywords are the terms that people search for on search engines like Google. By including relevant keywords on your website, you're more likely to show up in search results when people...
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