17 Tips on How to Write a Great Website Brief

How To Write a Website brief

In this guide, we will establish what is needed to deliver a web design project and how to write the perfect web design brief. if you just want to grab our website brief template then skip to the bottom of the page, send us your details & get our website design brief template free of […]

How To Create A Digital Marketing Strategy

Effective Digital Marketing Strategy

If you own a business today, the chances are a big part of your marketing strategy is digital. Consumers spend their time online. This is evident in retail with a whopping 87% of purchases being made online in the UK. When you’re growing business though, how do you prevent this from being overwhelming? How can […]

Digital Marketing Jargon Buster – Our Handy Guide.

Digital Marketing Jargon Buster

This digital marketing jargon buster is for you if you don’t know your PPC from your Pixel tracking, your SEO from your SERPS, your CRO from your CPC. It’s a quick and handy A-Z of digital marketing terms, you may hear when talking to a digital agency and you may find it handy to speak […]

4 Key Pointers for Success with Mobile & Google Shopping

Win with mobile and Google Shopping

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 […]

How to use social media for marketing

Social Media Marketing Agency

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 […]

What Are The Benefits Of Digital Marketing?

benefits of digital marketing

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 […]

9 Reasons Managing Your Website Can Kill Conversions

Managing your own website may be killing your conversions

Your project is finally launched on the web, the design and development team have tested your site for speed, optimised the pages for search and rolled it out like a shiny new car. You can’t wait to give it a test run. Like any car, it helps to have a bit of knowledge about how […]

7 Surefire SEO Strategies for 2019

sEO Agency in Manchester

SEO can be pretty frustrating, and it can take a long time to get results. While that’s true, there are some strategies you can implement to make pretty rapid improvements. We are going to look at SEO trends share our SEO Strategies for 2019 in this post. SEO: The BAD news. Ok, so there is […]

Factory @ Web Summit 2018

Web Summit Stage 2018

Between 5-8 of November 2018, the tech extravaganza that is Web Summit rolled into Lisbon once more.  Factory was there for the second year running to take in all that is hip and happening in the tech arena and also what is yet to come. With over 69,000 people from 159 countries and 1,200 speakers […]

Why Google AdWords is Now Google Ads

Why Google AdWords is Now Google Ads 1

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 […]

Taking Digital Marketing to WordCamp London

WordCamp London Text on background - So you have a website, now what?

Teaching at WordCamp London Last year at WordCamp London, I gave a talk on digital marketing. As part of the WordPress community in Manchester and beyond, I’ve been involved in WordCamps for some time. Speakers and guests attend WordCamps from all over the world to listen in on a variety of topics about web and […]

Getting The Most From Your Email Marketing

getting the most from an email campaign

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 […]

The Consumer Path To Purchase. Why SEO is Never Quite Enough

Micro Moments Google Partners Manchester

If you are a business with an online presence, the end goal of your online presence is for people to buy your product or service right? Most of us know about SEO, but is that enough? Are you relying on SEO? So you have a website. Great! How are people going to find it? Ignoring all […]

Hand-Picked By Google

Made By Factory Google Elevator | PPC Company Manchester

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 […]

Insights from Google AdWords August 2016

Google Partner Insights | Factory | google partner company manchester

Everyone is a genius. But if you ask a fish to climb a tree it will spend the rest of its life believing it is stupid. How does that relate to Google AdWords? Practically every client who engages us spends a good portion of our meetings apologising that they aren’t really that good with the […]

Google Partners Badge Celebration Event

Google Partners Blue Badge Event | Factory PPC Experts

Back in June after lots of hard work and studying, we achieved Google Partner status. What better way to celebrate this achievement than an invite to Google London for a Google Partners Badge Celebration event. The Google Partners Badge Celebration Event! It was a great opportunity to meet with other agencies and share insights into […]

A Breath Of Fresh Air to Simon Danczuk

Simon Danczuk Andi Wilkinson

Mid-September we were visited by MP Simon Danczuk. We chatted about the work we do, all things digital and the Borough of Manchester. Simon Danczuk visited web and graphic design agency Made By Factory recently. The company based at The Old Post Office in Rochdale say they are ‘founded with friendship’ and that is evident […]

Squared Online: Digital Marketing With Google

Andi Wilkinson Squared Online Digital Agency Google Partners

Over the last six months, I have worked hard with Squared Online! I took part in an intense programme, developed with Google, to deliver us the very latest insights into the world of digital marketing and I passed with flying colours! What is Squared Online? Squared Online is the award-winning global digital marketing qualification. It […]