2014 has been a good one for us here at Devmac. Running a small business is never easy and we have had our share of difficulties over the years, but this year has seen strong growth for us in new business whilst keeping retention rates of existing clients high.
As web site owners will have all been talking about mobile marketing and its impact on our businesses.
This year Google has released a nice video to celebrate how we searched throughout 2014.
The majority of small businesses are not be able to collect payments by Direct Debit direct without using a Direct Debit Originator company.
We recently had a client whose site was down for a couple of days due to a domain problem (they forgot to renew it). It was resolved within a couple of days in which time Google attempted to visit and index it.
We will close for the Christmas holidays at 13:00 Wednesday 24th December 2014 and will reopen on Monday 5th January 2015. Updates received during this time will be completed when we return.
You know that feeling: your website is built, you have slaved over getting it just right for hours and now the time has come to make it live.
Instagram has a much smaller active user group than either Twitter or Facebook, but it would seem that the Instagram user is much more engaged with the brands he or she "likes". Currently (unlike Facebook and Twitter) there is no simple way to post an image, and translate any interest in it to a purchase or further engagement.
Spotify has dominance over streaming music services; even though Deezer and Beats Music compete, Spotify is king.
Most businesses use Twitter to some extent and we have all read the horror stories of a company making big PR mistakes on Twitter. Here is a great story about Twitter success. KLM the Dutch airline company are hailed as having one of the most commercially successful Twitter accounts generating €25M per year.