All Culture Insight Work

The ICO ignore their new Cookie law!

May 25, 2011

In theory all websites must request permission from the user to set a cookie on the users machine unless the cookie is for a service explicitly requested by the user i.e. adding an item to a basket. I have a few issues with this: 1. Practically all Content Managed sites start a session with a […]

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Google Ad’s Now Showing Domain in Headline

May 24, 2011

At the moment, it appears that this feature is only showing up when users are signed in, with no way to control it in the AdWords interface. Personally, I’m not sure if this would benefit CTR as it goes against Google’s recent efforts to make adverts blend with organic results. Conversely, it helps promote the […]

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New MSL Interiors Site Up For Awwwards

May 23, 2011

Since Motionlab gave the contemporary office furniture supplier’s existing site a fresh new look, it has been announced that the site has been nominated for the award of ‘Best website’ at In their own words, ‘Awwwards are the awards that recognize and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web […]

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Motionlab Creates Contemporary New Website For MSL Interiors

May 19, 2011

Created using the latest web technologies, the site showcases MSL’s innovative product range with a clean and neutral style. London-based MSL Interiors source exceptional reception desk, seating and table designs from a selection of leading European manufacturers and each item within their eclectic collection has been given due prominence on the site thanks to the […]

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Motionlab’s Marketing Team Expands Further

May 17, 2011

Lynne has joined us from CCA Occasions part of the Taylor Corporation based in Minnesota (one of the top 100 privately owned companies in the United States). During her thirteen years at CCA, Lynne was employed as national account manager responsible for accounts such as John Lewis Partnership, Debenhams, WH Smith, Bhs, House of Fraser, […]

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Motionlab In The Spotlight

May 11, 2011

Since Lancashire Business View was launched back in March 2005 it has developed itself to become the county’s premier business magazine due to its reputation for delivering news, analysis and opinion on issues affecting businesses across the region. If you want to find out the secrets of our continued success you can order your copy […]

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Google Page Preview Now Displaying Flash

April 11, 2011

Although few sites these days are created in their entirety in flash, many use flash banner, which I previously argued could be an advantage for (in terms of organic CTR) sites not using flash as they would be presented better in Google Page Preview. With flash now appearing to work in Google’s page preview, it will be […]

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Motionlab Helps Home Improvement Clients Buck The Trend

April 1, 2011

This is far from the case when it comes to the client base of Motionlab Marketing, one of the North’s leading digital agencies. The Conservatory Outlet dealership experienced an unprecedented 179% increase in the number of leads it received regards conservatories, windows and doors during the months of January and February in 2011 compared to […]

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Conservatory Outlet Spin-Off Website Created By Motionlab

March 31, 2011

The UK’s number one home improvement specialists asked the North West’s leading digital agency if we could create a separate site solely dedicated to their comprehensive window and door range. The intention being that the new domain will help them capture a bigger proportion of online leads and sales for windows and doors. Our […]

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Choosing a SEO Keyword Tracker – SEOmoz vs. Raven vs. WebCEO

March 15, 2011

With this in mind, I set about doing a simple test for one of our clients campaigns. I compared three different keyword trackers fromSEOmoz, Raven & WebCEO, to find out which tool was the most accurate for a single set of keywords against my own manually checked results. I decided not to go down the route of testing […]

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Large-Scale New Website Created For The GGF

March 11, 2011

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) commissioned Motionlab to create the new site after being alerted to our previous great work for a variety of different UK glazing companies. Our SEO, technical, web design and copywriting teams have all had their part to play in ensuring that the new site is as accessible and informative […]

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Monitor Apache and MySQL and restart automatically with PHP CLI cron script

March 10, 2011

We found ourselves recently wanting to better monitor our dedicated Linux servers, specifically Apache and MySQL. There are many paid-for services out there, but with these services being hosted elsewhere they cannot attempt an automatic restart of the affected services. To solve this we have quickly rattled out a PHP script designed to be run […]

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Motionlab Makes Noises Over New Soundproofing Website

March 4, 2011

Working alongside the existing Acoustic Supplies site, also created by Motionlab, which is predominantly aimed at those in the trade: will provide consumers with the very best soundproofing advice and solutions for their home. Soundproofyourhome is the number one resource for everything soundproof-related, offering guidance to those who are looking for products to reduce […]

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Motionlab Works Its Magic On Conwy Valley Windows

March 3, 2011

Motionlab’s web design team has not only been responsible for the recent redesign of Conservatory Outlet’s main website, but they have also been heavily involved in the similar restyling of many of the other network member’s websites. Our web designers have given the site a fresh new look, complete with the Conwy Valley Windows branded […]

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West Yorkshire Windows Website Latest To Undergo New Styling

March 2, 2011

West Yorkshire Windows, a current member of Conservatory Outlet’s growing network of installers, decided to capitalise on this success by asking our web design, technical and SEO teams to give their website a similar overhaul so as to replicate these fantastic feats. Using a template not too dissimilar to that which has proved to be […]

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Personalised Media: The Saviour or The Enemy?

February 24, 2011

You can watch the Newsnight debate here, but the part that interested me the most was the debate centred around ‘personalised news’ and how it could create “atomised” sociality were people only read about a narrow range of subjects which interest them. In my opinion, I think personalisation is the future as I myself use twitter […]

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The Google Hendrix Experience

February 22, 2011

As you can see, Google has produced results with both the expected variants of “costume” and “costumes”; however it’s also produced results for the synonym, “outfit”. This would indeed be an impressive jump in Google’s general ability to interpret the users search query more creatively and produce a broader spectrum of results, however it is […]

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Motionlab Helps Conservatory Specialists Reach Record Levels

February 14, 2011

Conservatory Outlet has reported a record number of internet leads in January, following the re-launch of their website in November of last year. It seems to be no coincidence that since our talented team of designers redesigned the site, of the 2900 leads generated, Conservatory Outlet’s main website accounted for over one third. The rest […]

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Revolutionary New Website Created For Universal Arches

February 10, 2011

Produced in conjunction with Motionlab Marketing, the new website, which includes the innovative VEE24 system, will help increase brand awareness, sales and enable them to form better relationships with their customers online. The St Helens-based company have invested in the new site as it will help them take more advantage of the increasing online window […]

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Why do I bother blogging?

November 20, 2010

Is a thought that occasionally flickers through my head when I’m trying to come up with an idea for my next blog and also a question I’m sure many businesses ask themselves when trying to define their online marketing strategy. So what’s the answer? Unfortunately there is no single answer as to why you should […]

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