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Facebook to stop displaying posts to slow websites

Facebook is going to start penalising posts that display links to websites that are too slow to display in the newsfeed it announced on 2nd August. (

Copywriting: the key to good web content (part 2)

Copywriting: How to do it In part 1 of our article we set the tone and basic approach for how to talk to readers so now it’s on to

Copywriting: the key to good web content (part 1)

It’s worth starting with a fundamental piece of information to establish the terms used in this article are fully understood. Copy (copywriting) is content. Content is a piece of communication that uses text to explain something - whether it's explaining a solution to a

Facebook for Business – How to get started and what to expect, 10 top tips.

In this article Mark Tomkins presents his 10 top tips for setting up and running a Facebook business page to get the best out of the platform. He covers the basics of set up, what to post, when to post and an insight in to working out who your audience is so as to appeal to them at the best

Should I have Facebook and Twitter feeds on my website?
Should I have my Facebook & Twitter feeds on my website?

In this article we discuss the pros and cons of pulling your Facebook and Twitter posts through onto your website.

How do I speed up a slow Wordpress website?
Top 10 tips to speed up a badly-behaving WordPress website

WordPress - the world's most popular and widely-used website platform. It brings with it so many benefits for businesses and website owners large and small. The design can be fully customised to

The Open Graph Protocol: The key to better social site content & image sharing
The Open Graph Protocol: The key to better social site image & content sharing

A guide to the Open Graph Protocol and how to use the tags in your web page code and what ones to use on your website.

How to make your Wordpress website more secure
How to make your WordPress website more secure

Treat your website like you would your office or warehouse. Spend time - and if it needs it, a little money - on making sure everything is locked up and secure.

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Getting new website preview images on social media

You've got a new website you want to share with your connections on LinkedIn; you've started a new marketing campaign that's likely to get traction on Facebook. In anticipation, because you know what you're doing on social media, you've also update your "og:image" and "og-description" - the two

Who really owns your domain name?
Who really owns your website domain name?

One of the most common situations we encounter each week managing business and individuals' websites is trying to understand where their website domain name is registered, where it's hosted and more importantly who has control over it. What this inevitably uncovers is something of a silent

A good web host is important for your website
Why a good web host is important for your website

"Web hosting from £2 a month", "Free web hosting" and so on all sound like tempting offers but before you take the plunge, be aware of what your signing up to.

How to do Google Adwords (when you don’t have time to do Google AdWords)

If you're thinking "I don't have the time to manage AdWords regularly", that shouldn't put you off using them. Because you probably have enough time to do these 5 most influential things when you set AdWords up

What is a postscript or web font
Fonts: For print, for the web & the rest

A piece of design is nothing without type - it is the key to making a brochure, a logo or a website either a design success or visual disaster. Here we explain the difference between fonts used for websites, in print and elsewhere

why you shouldn't have website pop-ups and overlays
Why you shouldn’t have website pop-ups & overlays

We often get asked to add pop-ups, discount or newsletter signup overlays to a website and end up having the same conversation with the website owner or manager - which is us explaining the reasons why a website should NOT have pop-ups or overlays of any kind.

We’re Hiring – A Digital Marketing Apprentice

Aubergine are looking for a digital marketing apprentice to join our team of 10 here in Leighton Buzzard town centre. It will suit someone who has an eye for detail (spreadsheets alert!), and is comfortable using social media. Contact us via thestudio@aubergine262.com, including your CV, if this is you.

Should my website be using Schema markup?

The result of collaboration between the major search engines, structured data provided in Schema.org markup gives specific information that search engines translate into "rich snippets" in search results.

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Web developers: your dev sites are a hack threat

As a web developer, one of the best practice methods when maintaining or updating a website is to create a development version - and not to work on the live site. There are many reasons why this

Can You Optimise a 1-Page Website For Search?

We often get asked if a 1-page website can still rank well in search. It can - but with the foundation of the clearest consumer understanding, not by deploying "SEO magic"

Hashtags - how to use them properly
#Hashtags: What they are and how to use them (properly)

"Hashtag" is a common phrase & everyone knows how to use them on social media. Except - they don't. Here's our guide to using hashtags effectively - and what not to do

social media website image sizes
Social media website images: cheat sheet with measurements & guides 2017

A handy guide for the main social media websites - the measurements for their image areas, for desktop, tablet and mobile views

Colour me Bad knowing the difference between CMYK, Pantone & RGB
Colour me bad(ly)

A basic guide to what colour references to use and where, to avoid misunderstandings and, more importantly, unexpected results

Award-winning web designers Aubergine
We are the champions! Proud winners of The National Digital Awards 2017

Proud to say we are National Digital Award Champions 2017. Take a look...

Browser response codes and what they mean

Gain knowledge of the most common errors that occur when loading a web browser and the meaning of browser response codes

Be a better searcher: Google Search Operators

Be a pro at searching on Google. Know the rules and make your search more specific with these top tips...

Your Wordpress website will soon need an SSL
Your WordPress website will soon need an SSL certificate

Using Wordpress? Quick heads-up, it's time to get SSL certified, here are the main reasons why...