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12 Digital Marketing Audit Checks To Maximise Your Performance

By Ben Tennant

If you’re investing in digital marketing for your business, then you need to ensure your budget is being used to its maximum potential. Regular digital marketing audits are vital to your success. Just like every other investment you make, it is imperative to check everything is on track to hit the goals that are in place. A digital marketing strategy should never be launched with a “set and leave” mentality….
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Boost store sales with Local Inventory Ads

By Ben Tennant

Google Shopping is not purely an online sales tool. You can also drive customers to your bricks and mortar store with Local Inventory Ads. Online shopping is great, but people still love the feeling of walking into a physical store and buying what they want there and then. Capture the attention of people who are searching for your products on their mobile devices and who want to buy now. Google…
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Our 6 steps to getting digital marketing right!

By Ben Tennant

These days, the term “Digital marketing” raises an extensive list of questions that need answering.   Planning and being open to change down the line are two of the most important things in creating a strategy. When looking at your digital marketing strategy, there are so many questions to consider and here are just a few: You know your business needs to have a presence, but what sort of presence? Which…
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The 10 PPC Trends You Need to Know in 2019

By Andi Wilkinson

Another Year and more tools roll out in the world of PPC. How are you supposed to keep up with all the latest PPC industry trends? Our guide to PPC Trends in 2019 has the answers! Google AdWords Becomes Google Ads Last year, Google AdWords became Google Ads mainly because their platform outgrew the name ‘Words’ making way for interactive content, video and so many more options. Ad Copy is…
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9 most important PPC changes you need to know about in 2019

By Ben Tennant

As the dust starts to settle following last week’s Google Marketing Live event in San Francisco, Factory takes a closer look at the key Google Ads discussion points, Digital Marketing enhancements and PPC changes. Google Marketing Live provides Google with a platform to launch and discuss new marketing innovations that we can expect in the coming year and beyond. It is all about shaping the future of digital and Google’s…
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Lose those Google position 1 PPC marketing blinkers!

By Ben Tennant

PPC marketing success always comes down to two main factors – strong foundations and a constantly evolving digital strategy. Choosing the right road to PPC marketing success? When looking for real PPC success, you need to make sure you have 1 very clear SMART goal in place. This goal should then have a number of various KPIs that are being tracked to allow for the success you desire. If you…
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4 Key Pointers for Success with Mobile & Google Shopping

By Ben Tennant

As our mobile devices are now such a significant part of our everyday lives, it is worth noting that this also means they are a significant part of your business’ future success. If your business is in the retail industry, then it is essential that you are geared up for victory through mobile eCommerce and Google Shopping. Consumers are increasingly turning to their mobile devices for everything from initial inspiration…
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What Are The Benefits Of Digital Marketing?

By Ben Tennant

It’s Pretty much a household phrase for anyone in the world of work. But what are the benefits of digital marketing? Is it something you should just put on the back burner? At Made By Factory, we generally refer to it as Digital Marketing. You might call it PPC, Search Engine Marketing, “a minefield” or “one of the dark arts”. Knowing what to call this marketing medium is just one…
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A Beginners Guide To Conversion Rate Optimisation

By Andi Wilkinson

If you book them, they will come. So said the vision of Jim Morrison in Wayne’s World 2. If only it were that simple. In this guide, I’ll answer these questions. What is conversion rate optimisation? What is a conversion, what can you do to improve conversion rate optimisation, and why is Conversion Rate Optimization Important? You have a website; you’re doing all the right things. You’ve put a full…
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How to use social media for marketing

By Andi Wilkinson

When done right, Social media marketing is a tool that will generate consistent lead streams and revenues to a business. With so much time and investment involved, how does a marketing team choose which platforms to invest in? Is it a case of just throwing it all at the wall and seeing what sticks? How businesses use Social media can be the difference in an influx of inbound leads. There’s…
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What Google Canonical URL Changes Could Mean For Your Website

By Andi Wilkinson

On April 10th 2019, Google will change the way traffic is attributed in the Search Console, based on canonical URL data. Currently, performance reports credit all page metrics to the referring URL from a google search. What does this mean? Let’s say you have two versions of your website, a mobile version and a desktop version. The content on both is identical. To avoid duplicate content, you assign canonical URLs…
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Charity Grants from Google

By Made By Factory

‘You have to spend money, to make money’ the common English saying is correct. Charities must take this into account when running their online presence. This is both in terms of a website and in terms of marketing. Marketing has become a ‘dirty word’ within the charity sector. Still, it is essential for charities to bring money and volunteers in and talk about what they do. You only have to…
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Why Google AdWords is Now Google Ads

By Andi Wilkinson

Google AdWords launched way back in 2000 with 350 advertisers. Since then it has gone through many iterations, so it’s no surprise that 2018 brings a major overhaul to their suite of advertising products. So what’s changing apart from the Name? When Google AdWords becomes Google Ads, what will advertisers need to do to stay ahead of the curve? In short, here are the changes that are coming. Google AdWords…
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Getting The Most From Your Email Marketing

By Andi Wilkinson

In a time when people are becoming ever more tired of the onslaught of emails, it still manages to be a powerful ally in your sales arsenal. Done right, it can lead your audience down a carefully crafted funnel and right in the path of your product or services. Done wrong you’ll anger them royally and have to beg for forgiveness. We also know there’s a formula for what people…
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Hand-Picked By Google

By Andi Wilkinson

As a Mancunians, We were “proper chuffed” to be picked for the Google Elevator programme. So my business was chosen as only one of thirty agencies in the UK. Chosen for what? Chosen to take part in Google’s elite fast track to success coaching programme ‘Elevator’. Get Me! It’s a three-day course in London, over three months, with personal coaching to boot. There are a few other sessions thrown in…
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About Made By Factory

Made By Factory is an award winning Manchester digital agency. Our core services include SEO, PPC, Web Design, Social Media Marketing & Remarketing. Founded by user experience & web designer, Andi Wilkinson; Made By Factory was selected as one of Google's top 30 PPC agencies in 2017, and invited to take part in their prestigious elevator programme. Following this, Andi partnered with Googler Ben Tennant who has managed advertising accounts and digital strategy for a large portfolio of major brands in the united kingdom and beyond.

Through our many years of combined experience, our combined skills in digital, PPC and commitment to ongoing learning give us a unique and fresh approach to marketing. We work with a range of ambitious business, from startups who take their digital marketing seriously, to growing brands, SMEs, FTSE and global organisations. Made By Factory is responsible for growing the visibility of companies online from local to an international scale.

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Why Choose Us

We are experts when it comes to Pay per click advertising, including Google Search ads, Display, Shopping & YouTube. With an ex-Googler heading up our marketing team, we really do know what works for our clients – whether your goal is to increase awareness of your brand or if you are looking for more online sales, we can build a PPC strategy that will work for your business.

Originally starting out as a small creative digital agency, offering bespoke website design for our clients, it soon became apparent the need was to create website optimised for seo and digital marketing campaigns.

If you are looking for a local and friendly creative agency based in manchester, who can work with a variety of digital platforms, and you are serious about your digital strategy, then we would love to hear from you.