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WordCamp Manchester Design

By Andi Wilkinson

I love a good WordCamp and I have been happy to have been part of the organiser team for WordCamp Manchester for several years. The WordPress Community is a fantastic group of people and I have made lots of friends there. This year I led the design team for the 2018 Manchester Event. After the 2017 Event, I sat down with this year’s Lead Organiser, Hugo Finley in Mackie Mayor…
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How Will WordPress 5 affect your website?

By Andi Wilkinson

This week WordPress announced its release date of version 5 for December 6th 2018. This morning it’s here. The response from the WordPress community has been less than positive. This is the first major release since 2014, and it’s bound to be a cause for concern. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg gave only three days notice with his announcement, this coming at a time when millions of online businesses rely on…
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Factory @ WordCamp Manchester

By Made By Factory

The fifth continuous year of WordCamp Manchester (WCMcr) took place at the end of October. We were all involved in one way or another with this epic event. (Yeah I am calling it Epic, no bias on my part as the lead organiser at all, honest). Andi contributed her classic retro pop art and brought her arty skills to everything from the posters to delegate badges. Andi also managed a…
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Made by Factory are Joined by Hugo Finley

By Andi Wilkinson

This week the fantastic Hugo Finley joined the team at Factory. Hugo has joined our team as Senior Operations Manager. This will involve client liaisons, project management, finances and kicking everyone up the bottom. Factory is ‘founded on friendship’. Andi met Hugo through the Manchester WordPress Community (MWUG) and they soon became fast friends. Hugo has been involved as an organiser within the Manchester WordCamp community since 2014. In 2018…
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Taking Digital Marketing to WordCamp London

By Andi Wilkinson

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 business. I felt though, there was a missing piece of the puzzle. I mean, for…
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Factory @ WordCamp 2017

By Andi Wilkinson

There’s nothing like a good old WordCamp and ‘up Norf’ we pride ourselves on good old Northern hospitality. WordCamp 2017 was no different. This year marked another year for WordCamp Manchester at Manchester’s Metropolitan University. Around three hundred attendees came from all over to learn about all things WordPress This year as part of the organising team. I was responsible for a contributor day. When I first heard the term…
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WordCamp Europe. A Mancunian In Paris.

By Andi Wilkinson

When I sat drinking Zombies with WordPress Wrangler Tom, in Sandanista in Manchester, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. WordCamp Europe. WordCamp Europe was in Paris. Uniting 1900 attendees from around 80 countries. There were another 1000 or so who joined via live stream. It was something amazing to behold. I embarked on my journey. The first time I had ever travelled overseas alone, I felt so…
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WordPress Contributor Day for Dummies

By Andi Wilkinson

I want to demystify WordPress Contributor Day. I’m currently working on organising and shouting out about the contributor day for WordCamp Manchester so I thought I would come to Paris and see the biggest WordCamp Contributor Day in Action. When I first heard the term ‘WordPress contributor day’ I imagined it was a day for all the volunteers and speakers to get together. I’m not sure to what purpose, I…
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WordCamp Manchester 2016 #WCMCR

By Andi Wilkinson

October gave rise to my first WordCamp in Manchester and a fun time was had by all. If you have never been to a WordCamp there is something for everyone in the WordPress community, whether that be as a designer, a developer or a website owner. It turned out to be a great weekend put together by the WordPress Community. There were a host of fantastic speakers full of knowledge and expertise…
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WordCamp 2015: Creating the Manchester Wapuu

By Andi Wilkinson

What’s a WordCamp you say? WordCamps are locally organised conferences that cover everything WordPress related and are attended by everyone from WordNoobs to experts, creators, & contributors. WordPress if you haven’t heard of it, is responsible for over a quarter of all new sites on the web. As a CMS, WordPress has rapidly increased in popularity and is often our platform of choice. WordCamp told me to create a Manchester Wapuu…
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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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5 Common WordPress SEO Mistakes & How To Fix Them

By Andi Wilkinson

Are you making these common WordPress Search Engine Optimisation mistakes? If you’ve invested in a WordPress Website, and are pulling out your hair at Google Analytics because not enough people visit your site. To get the click-through rates you need, look for the common WordPress SEO mistakes made by website owners & how some tweaks could make an all-important difference to your SEO and search engine ranking. Mistake 1: Hidden…
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How To Do Keyword Research in 7 easy steps

By Andi Wilkinson

If you don’t have the foggiest how to do keyword research or where to start, then read on. If I can do this, anyone can.. Keywords. They are still the primary way people find what they are looking for online. This is why as content writers and marketers, we spend a lot of time on keyword research. The Good News About Keyword Research Is that anyone can do it with…
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7 Surefire SEO Strategies for 2019

By Andi Wilkinson

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 some bad news. While SEO is definitely ‘owned’ content, it’s not a ‘once saved always…
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Digital Marketing Jargon Buster – Our Handy Guide.

By Andi Wilkinson

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 their language. Analytics As the name suggests, the analysing of data based on people’s browsing…
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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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