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Making Great Infographics: The Data Vs Design Debate

A few months ago I attended a Guardian Master Class on Data Visualisation hosted by Tobias Sturt, Head of creative at Guardian Digital Agency and Adam Frost, Data Visualisation Manager at Guardian Digital Agency. Both were incredibly friendly, down-to-earth and made the class very enjoyable. I highly recommend checking them (and their work) out. Data ...

Aug 15 2014
Kat McCarthy
Kat McCarthy

SEO: Test and Experimentation in Agency Practise

In all industries training, learning and development are an important part of helping staff to keep skills up to date and allow for continued professional growth. With SEO and in particular the more technical aspects of this marketing discipline, test and experimentation is a critical part of learning and development due to the scientific method ...

Aug 11 2014
Nichola Stott
Nichola Stott

Crowdsourcing for Science

Whilst crowdsourcing has been the darling buzzword of social media – facilitating consumer research, citizen journalism and even contributing to the organisation of political groups, exposes and social change there’s another crowdsourcing revolution taking place in the science community. Possibly just as valuable if not in some ways more so; crowdsourcing has revolutionised scientific research ...

Aug 23 2013
Nichola Stott
Nichola Stott

Wirehive 100 2013 - Shortlisted For Best Use in Search

theMediaFlow are delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the finals for the Best Use of Search in this year’s wirehive 100 awards. #wirehive100 shortlisted for Best use of Search: @CMADigitalUK, @theMediaFlow, @VerticalLeap Wirehive 100 (@Wirehive100) August 20, 2013 The wirehive 100 awards are now in their second year. They were setup to recognise ...

Aug 20 2013
Peter Handley
Peter Handley

We Came, We saw, We Kayaked!

As the end of July marked the successful completion of probationary period for Lizzie (account manager and data nerd) we decided to mark this with a team-building trip. Not being the types for awkward initiative exercises in a Travel Tavern we thought we’d try something a little different. Kayaking! We started out from the office ...

Aug 02 2013
Nichola Stott
Nichola Stott

An International SEO Implementation Tale - Sitemaps: rel="alternate" hreflang="x"

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that over the 6 or so weeks I’ve been digging around for information and details on results from the implementation of rel=”alternate” and hreflang on sites. Basically, this is a relatively new option from Google to appropriately mark-up your webpages to tell them that you ...

Aug 14 2012
Peter Handley
Peter Handley

The Return of Authorship Stats in Webmaster Tools & Some Data

I really enjoy playing around with enhancing SERP listings and rich snippets, and have done work on a lot of websites getting authorship mark-up onto my own and client websites. When I was first doing this it was possible to review some results from this in Google Webmaster Tools and I was really disappointed when ...

Aug 08 2012
Peter Handley
Peter Handley