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How Your Business Can Use Structured Data to Optimise Your Website

Nov 19, 2019 4:10:00 PM / by DBS Internet Marketing posted in search engine optimisation, Seo, website improvement, search engine, structured data, website design

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Website Optimisation

Structured data is code written in a machine-readable format which allows Google and other crawlers to better understand content on a website. This allows search engines to harness this additional information to provide rich snippets in search results providing additional exposure for your business. This blog discusses in more detail what structured data is and how it can be used to help your SEO and optimise your website.

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Google Ads: Google confirms payment issue

Oct 29, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by DBS Internet Marketing posted in google ads

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Sankt-Petersburg, Russia, August 31, 2018: Google Ads AdWords application icon on Apple iPhone X screen close-up. Google Ad Words icon. Google ads Adwords application. Social media networkGoogle has confirmed that they are aware of a payment issue that has caused identical payments to be collected twice within some Google Ads accounts. The issue is connected with how they process direct debit payments. A number of Google Accounts have been affected and Google’s technical team are presently working to resolve the issue.As of yet, Google has not provided a statement on what will happen next as a decision hasn’t been made regarding this but we will be staying in regular contact with Google until this is resolved.

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Cookie Consent Update- Is your business compliant?

Oct 23, 2019 2:16:00 PM / by DBS Internet Marketing posted in cookie consent, cookie policy, website, website design

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Cookie Banner Rules

On 3rd July 2019, the ICO (the UK data protection authority) updated their guidance on the rules regarding the use of cookies and other similar technologies. Here, we discuss in further detail what these new guidelines include and whether you your business needs to make any changes to your website in order to be completely compliant.

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David’s trip to Everest Basecamp

Oct 16, 2019 2:53:00 PM / by DBS Internet Marketing posted in team news, David Clarke, dbs, everest base camp

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This September, DBS Director and founder David Clarke undertook a great challenge and trekked to Everest Base Camp. Being thousands of meters above sea level, long days of walking and torrential rainfall meant the trip was far from easy, but made the achievement at the end so much more impressive.

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Why is Google Maps Not Working On My Website?

Oct 15, 2019 9:32:00 AM / by DBS Internet Marketing posted in google, google maps

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Google Maps API

Many websites have a Google Map embedded onto their site somewhere, whether this be part of the home page or contact us section to allow potential customers to easily find your business and visit.
If you do have a Google Map embedded on your website, we encourage you to check to make sure it is still working correctly and not showing the following error message:

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DBS named finalists at the Lincolnshire Media Business Awards 2019

Oct 7, 2019 3:46:00 PM / by DBS Internet Marketing posted in awards, Business Lincolnshire, lincolnshire, Lincolnshire Media Business Awards

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Lincolnshire Business Awards 2019- CroppedWe are excited to announce that we have been named as finalists for the Lincolnshire Media Business Awards 2019.


We will be heading to the Awards Ceremony held at the Lincolnshire Showground Epic Centre on 17th October. The awards will see Lincolnshire businesses go head to head for awards across a range of categories voted by a panel of independent judges. The categories range from Apprentice of the Year, Business Person of the Year to Heart of the Community and Innovation Award. With 16 categories, it will be an evening with plenty of amazing winners.


DBS have been nominated for TWO categories this year: Employer of the Year and Digital Campaign of the Year.


The awards are now in their 16th year and it is a great event that shows the efforts of businesses across Lincolnshire. All of the winners are then put forward to with the prestigious Business of the Year Overall winner.


Commenting on being shortlisted, DBS Director Julie Priestley said. “We are delighted to be finalists for both the Employer of the Year and Best Digital Campaign awards.  It makes great business sense to us to invest in our team, they are the heart of DBS Internet Marketing and are continually striving to achieve great results for all our clients.  We are looking forward to an evening celebrating all the amazing local businesses in Lincolnshire. It should be a great evening.”


We are so proud to be finalists and are looking forward to the awards ceremony as it’s a great evening and its lovely to be able to celebrate the amazing achievements of local businesses.

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James celebrates 8 years at DBS

Feb 22, 2019 9:39:00 AM / by DBS Internet Marketing posted in work anniversary, anniversary, dbs, dbs internet marketing, James Hopkins

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clip_image002We’d like to congratulate James Hopkins who is celebrating 8 years at DBS Internet Marketing after joining us in 2011. James, who is originally from Somerset, joined us in 2011 as an Internet Marketing Assistant after studying at Lancaster University, working in the City of London as an Investor Relations Manager and later as a marketing coordinator for an independent school. James joined DBS at a pivotal time, helping to develop our social media and content marketing departs which he now heads up. Outside of work, James lives with his wife Kasia and their son Alex, who was born in 2014. James and his wife love animals and have a dog, two Siamese cats and several chickens. James’s interests outside of work include travelling, getting (rather than keeping!) fit, and good food. James also has a strong interest in current affairs and plays an active role in his local community having previously served as a local councilor. To read more about James and to connect with him on social media, please visit: http://www.dbsinternetmarketing.co.uk/our-team/4/james-hopkins/

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DBS to brief business networking group on digital marketing

Feb 13, 2019 12:41:00 PM / by DBS Internet Marketing posted in chamber of commerce, dbs, dbs internet marketing, James Hopkins, lincolnshire chamber of commerce, sleaford business network

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clip_image002DBS Internet Marketing is very excited to be sponsoring the latest meeting of the Sleaford Business Network, which will be taking place this Friday (15th February) from 12pm until 2pm.It is a lunchtime networking event which is well attended by local businesses who meet to network, chat and catch up over a selection of delicious curries at the popular The Agra restaurant on Pride Park Way in Sleaford.As part of our sponsorship, DBS’s Online Marketing Manager James Hopkins will be giving a presentation to the delegates on how to increase their business revenue through digital marketing. He will be giving an introduction to a number of different digital marketing techniques and strategies used by DBS to drive potential clients and customers to websites, both those at point of need, and those not at point of need yet but who are the ideal target audience. James has been Online Marketing Manager at DBS for over eight years, and specialises in Pay Per Click Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation and Content Marketing. DBS provides digital marketing services to businesses of all sizes throughout Lincolnshire and across the UK. The event is being hosted by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce as part of a regular series of business-focused networking events that take place around the county and that are designed to encourage growth. Attendees not only enjoy the events, but also gain valuable business contacts and pick up new opportunities. The event is open to both members of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and non-members to attend. To book a place or to find out more details, please visit https://www.lincs-chamber.co.uk/Event/sleaford-business-network-150219

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Happy Birthday Matt!

Feb 8, 2019 1:47:00 PM / by DBS Internet Marketing posted in dbs, dbs internet marketing, Matthew Rayner

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20190207_140458We’d like to wish a very Happy Birthday to DBS’s Web Project Manager Matt Rayner. The team gathered around yesterday to enjoy birthday cake in the office and hear about Matt’s birthday plans. “I’ve got a busy day lined up, starting with breakfast at Meat Inc. before heading to the Odeon to watch the latest Lego Movie. Later on, we’ll be joining friends and family for a meal at Gino’s Italian restaurant in the Bailgate area of Lincoln” commented Matt. Click here to read more about Matt: http://www.dbsinternetmarketing.co.uk/our-team/10/matthew-rayner/

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DBS taking part in Lincolnshire’s largest B2B showcase

Jan 9, 2019 10:39:00 AM / by DBS Internet Marketing posted in dbs, dbs internet marketing, Lincolnshire Business Expo, Lincolnshire Showground

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clip_image002Julie Priestley, Matt Rayner and Dan Atkinson of DBS will be at the Lincolnshire Showground next week to take part in one of the region’s biggest industry events. The team will be exhibiting at the Lincolnshire Business Expo on Wednesday 16th January for the fourth year running. The event, which is organised by City X, includes exhibitors, discussion panels, product demos and seminars and workshops, and last year saw over 1,500 delegates attend. Our team will be on hand at Table 93 from 8.30am to 4pm to greet guests and delegates and help answer any questions they might have regarding marketing strategies and lead generation techniques. To find out more about the event please visit: http://lincsbusinessexpo.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you there!

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