We're hiring - Senior / Middleweight Creative Designer

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 20 September 2017

We're hiring - Senior / Middleweight Creative Designer

We're looking for a new Senior / Middleweight Creative Designer... We are an established boutique creative web agency based in Hull and are looking to recruit a Creative Designer to join us in late December or January 2018.   You will have the creative freedom, responsibility and opportunity to work on some great projects and develop your skills in a great working environment alongside a dedic...

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3 simple ways to generate more traffic (without writing any blogs!)

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 18 July 2017

3 simple ways to generate more traffic (without writing any blogs!)

We need more traffic! What can we write on our blog to bring more people to our site? We’ve all been there when this question has come up in a marketing meeting. But before you even think about new blog topics, here are three simple things you can do to attract more potential customers: Improve your online directory listings Make your meta data better Simplify your ‘Call to actions ...

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Why you MUST be ‘responsive’ to avoid a damaging Google penalty

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 5 June 2017

Why you MUST be ‘responsive’ to avoid a damaging Google penalty

If you’re a business owner who appreciates the pulling power of your website, do not ignore Google’s latest advice. Right now, they are urging website owners to ditch and switch: from a mobile site to one that’s fully responsive. And you’ve only got about a year to do so – otherwise you could suffer a damaging Google penalty. Why is being ‘responsive’ so important? At some point ...

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How to optimise your blog posts for the search engines.

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 12 April 2017

How to optimise your blog posts for the search engines.

Follow these five simple steps and see your blog on the Google search engine results pages. Title A title is probably the most essential part of how the search engines will view your content and rank it. Your title shouldn’t consist of the most competitive key phrases. For example, if your blog post is about optimising for the search engines and your title is optimising for the search engines ...

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Ideas For Business Blog Posts

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 28 March 2017

Ideas For Business Blog Posts

Blogs are an excellent way to share your company's expertise, establishes your business as a growing, thriving organisation, it builds additional web traffic, and gives the search engines the impression that your website is continually improving, resulting in better search rankings. However, writing a blog is hard work. Plenty of times I’ve sat down each month wondering what can I write about, ...

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2016 in a nut shell

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 11 January 2017

2016 in a nut shell

2016 was a great and busy year for our team at Arrival. We designed and developed some great responsive websites, branding and print for both new and existing clients across a variety of industries including; Leisure, Professional Sport, Architects, Manufacturing, Recruitment and Charities. The following projects are only a small selection of sites which we’ve worked on in 2016 we are currently...

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Be prepared for Google’s mobile-first indexing and take action now!

  • By Mark Fewings
  • 15 November 2016

Be prepared for Google’s mobile-first indexing and take action now!

LIKE it or not, it’s a fact that most people are now carrying out online searches using a mobile device. Whether that’s on an iPad, a tablet or a mobile phone; the impact it’s had on organic search has been enormous. Now, after years of speculation from online marketing experts and SEOs around the world, Google is finally set to change its algorithm to reflect that device shift with a ‘m...

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How to select the right web design agency?

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 4 October 2016

How to select the right web design agency?

Finding the right web design agency to develop your company’s website can be overwhelming, especially since there are so many agencies out there. We’ve put together 7 steps which should help you select the right design agency for your company. An Understanding of Design V’s Call to Actions Of course you’d love to have your website look beautiful and modern but you also want it to help b...

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Why business Owners Should use, Google my business

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 29 June 2016

Why business Owners Should use, Google my business

Small business owners know that marketing online is important. For many of them, this means setting up a few social media accounts and a website. But if you really want to reach your customers, you’ve got to go where they are and that’s Google. Almost 75% of online searches are done via Google, and one out of every five of those searches is regarding a business or place so this is where G...

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7 tell tale signs that your website is in need of a refresh

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 11 April 2016

7 tell tale signs that your website is in need of a refresh

Your last blog or news article is from a year ago Either don’t publish any news or make sure you update it at least once a month. There is no middle ground without your website looking stale and forgotten. Your team photo has more people who have left than are still employed People come and go from any business that is the nature of employment. However, that doesn’t mean you can keep using th...

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Google Removes Paid Ad’s from the Right Hand Side

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 24 February 2016

Google Removes Paid Ad’s from the Right Hand Side

You may have noticed that Google’s search engine result pages (SERP) look different. This week, Google has been increasing the frequency of its paid search listings, showing up to four ads at the top and bottom of search results page and have removed the ads on the right-hand side. So what does this mean for marketers and users? More reason to use paid ads (which will please Google). PPC ma...

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Our Design & SEO Predictions for 2016

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 19 January 2016

Our Design & SEO Predictions for 2016

It’s that time of year when we start to ponder about what’s going to be popular and prevailing in the web industry in 2016. Here’s what we and industry leaders predict. Design Predications for 2016 Mobile will completely dominate desktop 2015 was a big year for mobile - not only did Google announce that mobile traffic finally overtook desktop traffic in 10 different countries, it was also...

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A day in the life of our senior developer

  • By Lucy Pepper
  • 3 November 2015

A day in the life of our senior developer

Ever wondered what life is like for Chris Nicholson, well you’re about to find out what it’s like to be a Senior Developer at Arrival. What does a typical day involve? It’s a good question. I tell friends I sit on a computer all day and write code, but there’s a lot more to it than that. I get here around 8.30am, check my emails, have a camomile tea, a daily update me...

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Why you should be using social media in business

Why you should be using social media in business

Are you debating whether to use social media for your business? You can bet that many of your competitors are already marketing themselves online, whether it’s via Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, Instagram, Pinterest, or the many other available sites. By not marketing yourselves online you are choosing to ignore the cheapest and most effective tool for increasing brand awareness and y...

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Is your website ready for Google's upcoming 'mobile-friendly' update?

Is your website ready for Google's upcoming 'mobile-friendly' update?

As many of you will already know, last week April 21st 2015 to be precise Google rolled out their mobile friendly update by boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results. Unlike past algorithm updates, this update dubbed ‘Mobilegeddon’ is very transparent in both intent and judgment criteria. This won’t be a sliding scale, in Google’s eye you c...

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Celebrating 10 years in business

Celebrating 10 years in business

Arrival Design are celebrating ten years in business and as we reach this milestone it’s good to reflect on how far we have come. Ten years ago we started up in a small office in the Hull city centre. Initially, just a few of us working at another web design company decided to leave to form our own business. We had one goal - to do things our way and provide the best service for our pot...

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Why is it so important to write unique and valuable content for your website?

Why is it so important to write unique and valuable content  for your website?

With some much competition around and millions of websites fighting to be on the first page of Google it’s no surprise that Google, along with other search engines, has started to rank those sites which have unique and valuable content higher. So if you’re going to be producing content for your website we’ve put together criteria that will help you write that all-important ...

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Arrival of the 2016 Ryder Cup Captain

Arrival of the 2016 Ryder Cup Captain

We were thrilled when the 2016 Ryder Cup Captain, Darren Clarke approached us to create him a new fully responsive website in readiness for the event to be staged in the US next September. This global spectacle is now the third largest sporting event in the world, only the football World Cup and the Olympics are bigger events in terms of audiences, with this kind of exposure and high levels of in...

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