You can no longer turn off “Related Videos” when embedding a video from YouTube

According to their official statement, YouTube feels “Titles, channel information, and related videos are an important part of YouTube’s core user experience, and these changes help to make the YouTube viewing experience consistent across different platforms”. So, YouTube considers related videos an important part of their core experience and that enabling related videos on embedded...
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Two new site launches for June – Azone Storage and Morley&Co

June was a busy time for us, with two new business website launches, for Azone Storage, and for Morley&Co Certified Chartered Accountants. Both based in Swindon, Azone, and Morley&Co chose O'Brien Media for their new websites primarily because of our reputation for delivering high-quality websites at affordable prices. Azone Storage Azone Storage have been an O'Brien Media customers for...
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Don’t lose out on your .uk domain

If you have a .co.uk, org.uk, or .me.uk domain name did you know that your Right of Registration for the, shorter, new .uk domain registration is due to end on 25th June 2019 at 06:00 BST? As an example, if you own example.co.uk you may have a right to register the new, shorter, example.uk domain name (which Nominet have reserved for eligible domain name owners) - but that right ends soon. The...
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Is your website suffering from Mobile-Unfriendliness?

It’s remarkable to see in 2019, but many websites still seem to treat mobile visitors almost as an afterthought. It’s still not uncommon to find a mobile site where items are misaligned, overlapping, formatted strangely or subject to some other oversight from the designer, all of which can signal to a visitor that your company doesn’t take the time to go over little details. It’s worth...
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Why you should care about your About Us page

Learning how to write an About Us page may seem unimportant at first, but it can offer substantial benefits to your site and brand. By sharing details about your origins, mission, and team, an About Us page provides authenticity and humanizes your brand for visitors. This is an important step in building trust with the people who view your site. A trustworthy website encourages visitors to take...
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Infographic: Marketing to Generation Z

Born mid-1990's to current 2000s, Generation Z are digital natives who have never lived a life without the internet. By 2020, they'll have 40% of the purchasing power. Here are a few key points to know about them: Gen Zers take 8 seconds to decide whether content is worth their time and if it benefits them. 60% want to positively impact the future of the world and participate in social activism....
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This list of signs it’s time for a new website will blow your mind

Every business needs an effective website. It is the hub of all of your online marketing activities. Without an effective website, you will never see significant results from any online advertising campaign. This list of signs that it’s time for a new website design will blow your mind. 1. Your website design is not generating revenue, sales or leads Your website is not generating any...
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Does your website homepage make an impact on your visitors?

Everyday, we see websites that are not fulfilling their full potential. An impactful home page can make such a huge difference to your business and could be a key tool in helping you grow your customer base and take your company into the future. Long gone are the days when you just ‘needed to be online’. In fact, it is thought that around 50% of UK businesses still don’t have a website....
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Social media SEO trends heading into 2019

There’s been talk about social media as a ranking factor for a long time. In 2010, Google said social media was a ranking factor (that means if you're on social media, your website will generally show above similar businesses who aren't on social media - at least in 2010). In 2014, the same search engine said that social media probably isn’t a ranking factor. "Probably" being the key word...
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Connect with your clients seamlessly with action links

Websites are built to get visitors to take action. In today’s world, this is not just about getting them to click on links or fill out a form. There are many more actions you can encourage your visitors to do. Here's the top of the list when it comes to generating actions from your visitors: Click-to-Call Call your business with one click, through phone links Add phone links without having to...
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