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New Google Logo: With change comes great responsibility

This week Google revealed a new logo after 16 years of not too much change to their visual ID – aside from the gradual reduction of a ‘drop shadow’ and a slightly tighter font - it’s no surprise that everyone has something to say about the new, bold, simplified design. Whenever a big... More

@JC_SEO1

My one big tip for better Content Outreach is…

Content outreach can be quite a thankless task at times. You do everything by the book; you have a great campaign, you’ve got your list of targets and you’ve approached them with all the charm you can muster. Inevitably, though, not every response is as positive as you’d hope – with some... More

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Verve Search shortlisted for the Digital Impact Awards

The Digital Impact Awards finalists have been announced and we are thrilled to reveal that Verve Search has been shortlisted for not one, not two, but three awards! These awards recognise and celebrate digital stakeholder communications and provides the benchmark for companies looking to choose a... More

@suhail_abood

Implementing hreflang using a strategy pattern

Recently I've been involved in a tech audit that was mainly around hreflang implementation. The hreflang attribute specifies the language of the site depending on location. Throughout the audit, I felt that things could have been a lot easier if the developers handled the hreflang implementation... More

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All you need is Love Week!

We have a whole lotta love for one another here at Verve HQ. Care and appreciation are part of our culture every day, but once a quarter we like to dedicate a whole week to putting Love at the top of our agenda. Love Week is a fun initiative that brings team Verve together and encourages us all... More

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Ultimate guide to Digital Marketing Awards

With so many agencies out there, it’s important to stand out from the crowd. Winning awards for your great work is one of the best ways to get noticed, either by potential new clients, or to attract new recruits to your team. But, with so many potential awards out there, it’s awesome to decide... More

@lisadmyers

LEARN INBOUND: Getting the BIG Links – using creative campaigns to win in SEO

Last week I was presenting at the Learn Inbound conference in Dublin, Ireland – needless to say, it was great craik! Learn Inbound is a relatively new quarterly event which launched in January 2015, and is proving to be hugely popular. The fact that it’s held in the evening makes it much... More

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Verve Search Nominated for 2 DADI Awards

We are delighted to announce that Verve Search have been shortlisted for two DADI awards for our work on ‘Idioms of the World’, for our client HotelClub. The campaign has been nominated for both the Best Use of Organic Search (SEO) and Best Branded Content categories. ‘Idioms of the... More

@lou_loud

Everything really IS awesome!

Do you ever have one of those days where you go online and everything just seems so downbeat? It can be a faceless world where anyone and everyone can broadcast their opinion, whether it’s positive or negative, without any concern for the impact their words have on others. To be quite frank,... More

@suhail_abood

How to make a simple web crawler in GO

Writing web crawlers is one of the most interesting parts of my job. The reason I love it so much is because it is both simple and complex. Simple because the basic idea is as easy as following these four steps: Send a GET request to the URL Extract the content from the response. Extract... More