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  • My Work Experience – Lauren Tate

    by Oliver Howells
    My Work Experience, Moonshine Day 1: To start with, being the shy and timid person I am, I was anxious as I walked up the stairs to Studio 10 of The Glove Factory Studios. The polite and friendly staff welcomed me in, this made me less nervous. At 10 o’clock, …
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  • My Work Experience week at Moonshine Blog

    by Oliver Howells
    Daniel’s Work Experience Moonshine Blog Written by Daniel Weston, Year 10, Oldfield School, Bath Day 1: To start with, in my work experience, I was introduced to everyone on Monday morning and loved the first impression of the company, from the modern technology to Moonshine’s polite and friendly employers. Jeremy was …
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  • apps for small business

    Reasons Your Business Should Have An App

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Have you noticed how advertisers are constantly telling us to download their app rather than pointing us towards their website? Top Reasons For Investing In A Company App It’s five times more costly to get a new customer than it is to retain them You are seen as forward thinking …
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  • SEO vs Social

    Affordable SEO for Businesses

    by Oliver Howells
    Here at Moonshine Towers we like to think we cover absolutely every form of digital marketing out there. Although SEO may seem like a redundant form of online marketing to some, it really is far from it. For sure, you also need to make time to run an effective social …
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  • assertiveness books

    Self Help Books For Everyone

    by Oliver Howells
    Self Help Books – Want To Assert Yourself? I couldn’t help but mention these amazing little self help books from Pocket Manager Books. When you think about self-help you often imagine all kinds of new age techniques and hippy dippy stuff that won’t apply to your situation in a million years …
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  • app developers in Bath

    New Customer Loyalty App

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Woohoo!! Our shiny new customer loyalty app is almost ready. We are just putting the finishing touches to the website where you can read all about it in greater detail and even sign up and pay online. We are offering an early bird deal for those of you that want …
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  • Affinity-vs-adobe-artwork

    Affinity vs Adobe

    by Oliver Howells
    Affinity vs Adobe The blog post affinity vs adobe is designed to give you are your businesses some useful information on how you can create graphic designs for websites, banners and other illustrations.  Some people would say I’m crazy to compare Adobe to another brand such as Affinity, but when …
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  • Sams First Day

    by Jeremy Sheridan
    Sam’s First Day At 7:30 this morning i dragged myself out of the comfort of my bed and hauled myself downstairs for breakfast. However i suddenly realised today wasn’t school, today was my first day of work experience. I quickly ran to the car and my mum rushed me to …
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  • Work Experience at Moonshine – Milo

    by Jeremy Sheridan
    Since Monday, I have been doing my work experience at Moonshine. I still have two and a half days to go, but I’ve been kept quite busy, it being work experience and all. Seeing that I run my own WordPress site, that I’m tempted to link to but won’t, I …
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  • SEO workshops Bath

    SEO For Beginners – Bath

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Is SEO a familiar concept? Do you know that you should be embracing search engine optimisation but have no idea where to start? We’ll educate you on the latest Google guidelines for successful SEO. You’ve no doubt heard about the benefits of SEO and how it can greatly increase your …
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  • Advertise On Instagram

    How To Advertise On Instagram

    by Oliver Howells
    How Businesses Can Advertise On Instagram   Instagram is becoming an increasingly popular mobile and desktop social media platform and since Facebook bought the application back in 2012, they have continued to grow and develop with new ideas and business strategies. However most people are struggling to answer the obvious question. How do …
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  • blogging for business workshops

    Blogging For Business

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Have you ever wondered how some websites rank so much higher than others? There are a lot of factors involved in SEO of course but one of the main things to consider when going for greater rankings and new client engagement is simply to make sure your site is packed …
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  • Google Analytics Workshop

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Yes, it’s another workshop! We’ve been asked to give a presentation on Google analytics. Opening this program for the first time can be a bit daunting and a lot of our clients have confessed to simply closing it down before their heads explode. It’s tricky enough to navigate your way …
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  • Social Media Trends

    by Oliver Howells
    Currently I’ve been investing time into Social Media trends to improve our rankings on sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I’ve discovered their are many important factors that you need to include when attempting to increase followers, links and overall growth. Emojis😄😢😘😳 When posting out content into your social media …
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  • WordPress web designers Bath

    Why WordPress

    by Rachel Sheridan
    There are many content management systems out there. Some are more suitable for certain purposes than others. Here at Moonshine we design completely bespoke websites and hand code from start to finish or if it’s a more cost effective option we might design within the WordPress platform. Whilst WordPress is …
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  • How to make the most of Google Shopping

    How To Make The Most Of Google Shopping

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Adwords or shopping? – You might think it doesn’t much matter which route you go down here but it really does. There are various reasons why for product based websites Google Shopping is superior to Google Adwords. What’s The Difference? Google Adwords is an ad that shows up either at …
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  • Christmas on the Moon

    Getting ready for Christmas

    by Rachel Sheridan
    So we are all working extremely hard this week as we officially break up on Friday 18th Dec. Yes, two whole weeks without design, seo and social media. How will we cope? Quite well as it happens. Whilst it seems like an incredibly long break we really do need to …
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  • WordPress Workshop Glove Factory Studios

    WordPress workshop – Thursday 11th February

    by Jeremy Sheridan
    So, you’ve got a WordPress website but have no idea on how to use it. This workshop is aimed at those of you who have had a WordPress website developed for your business but have never got to grips with using it properly. We will cover the essential basics such …
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  • WordPress 4.4 Clifford

    WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” released

    by Jeremy Sheridan
    We’ve been given an early Christmas present from WordPress with their version 4.4 release “Clifford” – named after the jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown . There’s lots under the bonnet to keep us developers happy (and busy) at Moonshine but one of the nicest features for our WordPress clients is the …
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  • Moonshine training courses

    Digital Media Training Courses

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Schedule for digital media courses at the Moonshine Studios – New Year We are offering 1.5 hr sessions in digital marketing and Wordpress management. Each session will be based around just one topic. We have been successfully running on and off site training workshops in SEO and Social Media for …
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  • Tracking goals for your website

    Tracking Goals For Your Website

    by Hayden Cutsforth
    When planning a new web design project it is very easy to start by brainstorming lots of ideas about the design aspects of a website such as colour schemes, adding twitter feeds or having flashy buttons that you can press that do all kinds of magic. All of these things …
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  • Mobile first web design

    Mobile first web design

    by Jeremy Sheridan
    This week saw the launch of a new website for an already established and very busy hobby/gamer website, Triple Helix Wargames. It has been an absolute pleasure working alongside owners Charlotte and Steve whose attention to detail and exacting requirements have made this project a very interesting challenge. Mobile first …
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  • Furniure websites

    UK Furniture Website Designers

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Whilst we don’t only design websites for the furniture industry we have been lucky enough to work with many great furniture retailers over the years. Designing one had a knock on effect meaning that other retailers liked what they saw and chose to use Moonshine for their company website. If …
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  • Oliver Howells

    Digital Marketing at Moonshine Internet

    by Oliver Howells
    Hey my name’s Oliver and I’m the latest addition to the Moonshine Internet team. I am an SEO and Social Media apprentice looking to achieve a level 3 Digital Marketing apprenticeship. Currently I have been working here 3 days and although I was anxious at first, everyone has been so …
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  • local seo packages

    Local SEO Packages

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Are you looking to promote your website but are put off by the high cost of SEO? We understand that not everyone has the budget for the high cost of SEO and Social Media management. We’ve spoken to a number of clients who require some local SEO rather than National …
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  • Responsive web design

    Responsive Web Design

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Responsive Web Designers Bath It’s quite simply not enough to have a website anymore. There are so many factors to consider when it comes to pulling in new customers and not least the latest Google update prioritising mobile friendly websites. This could mean having a mobile version of your website …
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  • Stripe payment integration

    Reduce your online transaction fees

    by Jeremy Sheridan
    Lower online transaction fees from Stripe… This is great news for anyone taking payments online through Stripe. They have reduced their transaction fee from 2.3% down to 1.9% for all UK issued cards, this reduction also applies to American Express. The additional per transaction fee of 20 pence still stands. …
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  • SEO Nurture

    Why SEO should be viewed as a long game

    by Rachel Sheridan
    We’ve been asked on more than one occasion if it’s possible to take up the option of one of our SEO packages for a one month trial. While I can see that from a client’s point of view it ‘might be worth a punt’ from our point of view it’s …
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  • Paypal SHA-256 upgrade

    PayPal SHA-256 service upgrades

    by Chris Draper
    We have recently been contacted by some clients regarding an email they have recently received from PayPal. Entitled ‘IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED: PayPal service upgrades’, this is a genuine email from PayPal which refers to upgrades they are making to their servers over the next few months. The upgrades concern the …
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  • SEO vs Social

    SEO or social media ?

    by Rachel Sheridan
    We are often asked what is more important – SEO or social media exposure. Well both are of equal importance in my opinion. Good SEO techniques implemented on site is the best starting point Building a strong foundation – On page SEO So what is on page SEO? Quite simply, …
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  • Moonshine jobs in media marketing

    Social media agency apprenticeships Bath

    by Rachel Sheridan
    We are currently looking for a new member of the Moonshine team. If you are looking for an apprenticeship in social media and SEO then we may be the company for you. Ideally you will have a keen interest in all things web with a special interest in internet marketing. …
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  • SEO workshops Bath

    SEO workshop success this week

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Hayden and I were invited along to The Thief in Bath to talk about the benefits of SEO for local business and some techniques that can be utilised in order to implement it DIY style at home. Whilst there are over 200 factors in how a website is ranked there …
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  • iPad Pro

    Apple iPad Pro – Bigger, better websites?

    by Chris Draper
    Last night in San Francisco Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the latest in Apple’s iPad range – the iPad Pro . The headline-grabbing feature of the new tablet was its sheer size – with a 12.9″ display it’s 5.6 million pixels are more than many high-end laptops. Apple is positioning this as …
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  • New Moonshine studio

    New studio finally finished

    by Jeremy Sheridan
    It has been a long time coming but this week we finally moved in to our shiny new Holt studio. We are still located at the fabulous Glove Factory Studios but now have room to expand the company further and are currently seeking a marketing assistant for the SEO team. …
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    Tweets now appearing in Google’s search results

    by Hayden Cutsforth
    One of the many Google updates that has happened fairly recently is that they are now including tweets in their search results. This means that you can now catch up on any tweets that are relevant to the searches that you make in Google. You can read the official announcement here …
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  • Web Directories For BackLinks

    by Rachel Sheridan
    We’ve been asked on many an occasion if it’s still okay to use directories. The answer is YES it is but you must be careful where you are submitting your site and at all times make sure it’s going into the correct category. Free listings are always best – From …
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  • seo pitfalls

    Things to avoid when implementing your own SEO

    by Rachel Sheridan
    It’s great that you are optimising your website and implementing your own SEO techniques but there are a few important factors to consider. Don’t rush in without knowing what not to do or in other words what Google don’t like because anything they don’t like will seriously damage your ranking …
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  • Mobile Friendly web design

    Google’s mobile ranking update – be smartphone ready

    by Rachel Sheridan
    There has been quite a lot of hype about the “mobile friendly” Google algorithm – should you be concerned? Things to consider when deciding whether or not to go responsive What industry do you work in? Is it highly competitive with lots of websites selling the same product or service? …
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  • Hayden Cutsforth SEO Manager for Moonshine Internet

    Welcoming Hayden to the Moonshine team

    by Jeremy Sheridan
    We’d like to welcome Hayden Cutsforth to the Moonshine Team. Hayden is expert in all aspects of SEO and will head up our expanding marketing department. He’s well versed in the practical application of on site and off site optimisation as well as analysing data and reporting back to clients …
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  • Targeted Facebook Ads

    Targeted Facebook ads

    by Rachel Sheridan
    Facebook ads are a fantastic source of new website traffic but please don’t forget to target your ads to the relevant demographic. It’s pointless getting hundreds of likes if they are from people who have no real interest in your product or are unlikely to make a purchase. Things To …
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