The Noisy Little Monkey Blog

Is My Web Designer Ripping Me Off? 13 Bad Signs.

Posted in rants by Jon Payne on 21-Apr-2016 16:40:03

Like a geeky Bisto kid, I can sniff out a dud SEO and poor web development from a mile off. I’ve worked with a lot of great designers, agency and freelance, over the years but too many times there’s been digital charlatans in the mix. One of the things I’m asked when a relationship twixt client and web dev agency is breaking down is “Is my web designer ripping me off?”. In those situations the answers tend to be stock; “No! They just need a little guidance is all – we’ll help ‘em out”, “Yes – but I’m not sure they’ve realised. Maybe it’s time for a change…” and, occasionally, “Yes. And they’re spending their ill-gotten gains on Jetskis. This must end” 

To make sure you get the website you deserve (and paid for). Here’s the 13 warning signs that your web designer might be ripping you off. 

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Who owns my website?

Posted in regulation by Jon Payne on 18-Apr-2016 17:27:53

You’d think answering the question, “who owns my website?” would be a no-brainer. But, if you’re reading this, chances are you might be in a bit of a pickle.

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Events & Marketing Manager Job in Bristol

Posted in Jobs by Nicola Payne on 18-Apr-2016 11:49:37

WANTED a committed, enthusiastic new Monkey to lead on our events marketing, including developing our gloriously informal and sometimes off beat conference and training programme. We are looking for someone with strategic and commercial understanding to drive this exciting part of the business forward. Could it be you?

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Facebook Instant Articles: A First Look

Posted in Social Media Marketing, Posted in News by Holly Edwards on 12-Apr-2016 14:08:33

Who else scrolls through their Facebook feed first thing in the morning? We’ve all been there – forcibly waking yourself up via that sickly screen glare, scrolling through the overnight updates of your Mum’s new favourite Minion photo, the travel photos from your uni mates who haven’t found employment to be a post-graduation necessity, and – oh look – that girl you went to school with is pregnant. Again.

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Instagram for Noobs

Posted in Social Media Marketing by Natalie Lam on 05-Apr-2016 12:30:18

Instagram is a platform that I believe everybody should be on. In fact, for a while now, I’ve been trying to convince Jon and Nic to get Instagram accounts and - because I'm great - they've finally jumped on the hype. Their accounts have the potential to be #instagoals; from their house interiors, to their wonderfully weird dog, to the people they work with 😏. But they’re currently lacking the insta-knowledge to reach this full potential. So here’s everything you need to know to start out on Instagram and have a great looking feed too.

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Family Brand? Get Real. Don't Follow The Digital Herd.

Posted in Talks by Lucy Brimble on 17-Mar-2016 11:27:27

We see a lot of well-known family brands lose their core values when they hit the big time, but this can’t be said for Yeo Valley. This is one of the reasons why I love them so much, and why I was really excited to hear Sarah Mead, aka “Bossy Boots” (that’s what her email signature says) speak at Digital Gaggle last Thursday.

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Why Your App Needs to be Like Justin Bieber

Posted in Talks by Natasha Baldwin on 15-Mar-2016 09:52:21

What do Justin Bieber and your app have in common? Turns out, more than you’d expect!

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The Analytics Of The Future

Posted in Inbound Marketing, Posted in analytics by Holly Edwards on 15-Mar-2016 09:51:26

We’ve got an attention problem. Did you know this? Probably not. Probably because you weren’t paying attention.

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How Trusted Is Your Website?

Posted in SEO, Posted in Talks, Posted in Tools by Steven Mitchell on 15-Mar-2016 09:50:41

Digital Gaggle’s thought provoker of the day for me was digital marketing rockstar, Majestic’s very own Marketing Director Dixon Jones’ talk "How Trusted Is Your Website? Find Out How To Score Every Page On The Internet".

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Writing A Great Website Brief In 6 Easy Steps

Posted in SEO by Nicola Payne on 14-Mar-2016 17:07:14

Writing a website brief is a necessary evil for most in marketing. Here's how to do it wonderfully.

A successful web brief distills complex information into a short, well-structured document. For a simple site we're talking 2 pages (or 4 sides) of A4, maximum, If you incorporate images or an appendix for tricky technical details, then you might go over this - but the point is that it should be easy to read and understand.

This step by step guide will enable you to write your website brief in under two hours. Sure, you’ll spend extra time locating logos and branding details from your marketing folder, and maybe researching other sites on the web or doing some quick Analytics analysis.  But otherwise, we’ll get the bones of this cracked in double quick time.

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