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7 Best Coffee Shops with Wi-Fi in Brighton

Posted by in Uncategorized & Miscellaneous on April 23rd, 2009 1 Comment

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If you’re visiting Brighton for a meeting and want to know where the best coffee houses with Wi-Fi are located, here are some of our favourites:

1.       Taylor St Baristas – It’s an unusual set up.  A coffee shop kind in front of the travel agent Travelbag but the coffee and cakes are excellent! Plus it’s really close to the train station and we think it was voted best coffee in Brighton at some point.

2.       Bills Produce – simply a glorious place to eat and work.  It’s pretty quiet outside of lunch and supper time when it’s absolutely heaving.

3.       The Tic Tock Cafe – cute and quirky little coffee shop in the heart of the South Laines.

4.       Choccywoccydoodahs – the bar chocolat on Middle Street is a chocolat heaven and serves rather good coffee.

5.       Pavilion Gardens Cafe – great if you fancy sitting outside and looking out at the Royal Pavilion.

6.       Carluccio’s – the authentic Italian set right in the centre of things.  You can also sit outside and watch the world go by.

7.       The Red Roaster Coffee House – at the bottom of St James Street this is a lovely place with countless coffee options to suit every taste, with selections of coffee from every coffee producing country in the world, probably.

If you think we’ve missed some then please add your favourites!

The Google Streetview UK images they didn’t want you to see!

Posted by in Uncategorized & Miscellaneous on March 20th, 2009 7 Comments

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Inaugural SiteVisibility Cake Off- Pictures & Results

Posted by in Uncategorized & Miscellaneous on March 13th, 2009 1 Comment

The SiteVibility cake-off actually happened a few weeks ago but I’m just getting around to posting the pictures and results. The rules were simple, one contestant, one cake, no cream or ice cream. We scored each cake against 3 criteria- Texture, flavour & looks.

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Yeti on Loose- Beware

Posted by in Uncategorized & Miscellaneous on February 23rd, 2009 1 Comment

Not as exciting as it sounds I’m afraid! We were checking some browser stats on our visitors and noticed a big spike in traffic using a browser called ‘Yeti 1.0′ over the past fortnight.

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Its not actually a browser its the crawler for the Korean search portal naver.com. Not sure why they need to send us 50-100 fake referrers a day to index our site.

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Elvis has left the… office

Posted by in Uncategorized & Miscellaneous on February 13th, 2009 2 Comments

Yesterday we said goodbye to one of the most trusted and valuable members of the SEO team. Elvis the office Plecostomus (sucker fish).

Elvis has moved onto bigger and better things- a bigger tank that is since he grew out of the office aquarium. We all wish him the best of luck in his new home.

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Tête-à-tête with the President of Trellian Europe Maxime Grandchamp

Posted by in Uncategorized & Miscellaneous on February 10th, 2009 0 Comments

Maxime Grandchamp began his career in the communications industry more than 15 years ago, when he launched a service based on the French minitel system, considered one of the world’s most successful pre World Wide Web online services. He made his way to the internet more than 10 years ago and in 2000, he created French company Marketing Internet SARL and Marketing Internet ltd (UK), building a dedicated SEO and SEM newsletter with more than 100,000 subscribers.

Today he is president of Trellian Europe, a leading developer of internet software, such as Submit Wolf and SEO Toolkit. They are also one of the most innovating companies for internet promotion and online services.

Maxime shares his knowledge as a conference speaker at various international events and has just released an SEO book “le guide de’l optimization” in French as co-author.

Maxime Grandchamp is speaking at the SES Conference in London, where he can be found sharing his knowledge on Keywords & Content: Search Marketing Foundations on Wednesday February 18th from 5:30pm-6:45pm and Search Term Research & Targeting on Thursday February 19th from 10:30am-11:45am.

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We caught up with Maxime before the conference for a quick Q and A.

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Confident AI Digital Allstars cricket Xl challenge training and marketing professionals to a spot of cricket

Posted by in Uncategorized & Miscellaneous on July 14th, 2008 2 Comments

In June, the AI Digital Allstar Xl met the mighty ROCC computers cricket team for game 3 of the now infamous ‘Bashes’ cricket series. Following 2 games last year, in which AI Digital managed to snatch victory in the last over of each match, ROCC were determined to get their own back in the series.

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Celebrating with a human pyramid – i’m the one in the straw hat.

The game took place at the picturesque ground of Braypool, and above the roar of the evening traffic much banter was exchanged between the two team captains Tim Harrington of AI Digital and Alan Gould of ROCC. This banter was of course helped by the crates of beer and wine which now form an integral part these crucial bashes games. Read on

UK SEO Census – 8 Bloggers (And Me) Under the Microscope

Posted by in Uncategorized & Miscellaneous on March 4th, 2008 12 Comments

There’s only one thing I love more than SEO Interviews and that’s group interviews. So suddenly a bright idea flashed into my head, why not arrange a group interview here on our blog.

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So I went out and contacted eight of the UK’s most respected SEO bloggers and asked them a couple of questions. And out of total vanity I included myself as well. Read on

Google Gifts Really Seem to Have Gone Downhill

Posted by in Uncategorized & Miscellaneous on February 28th, 2008 6 Comments

We received an email today from Google asking for feedback on one of our bigger clients. Seeing how reliant we are on Google’s PPC interface and tools we were happy to oblige. What did make us laugh was the unappealing incentive they were using to get people to share their opinion.

On offer was this charming gym bag…

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But before you all get in touch asking for how you can fill in the survey, we’ve been sworn to secrecy. (Though if you ask nicely we might let you have ours.)

It got us thinking though despite being named one of the UK’s top brands their gifts now aren’t as nice as the glory days

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SiteVisibility All Star Aerial Assualt Team

Posted by in Uncategorized & Miscellaneous on November 12th, 2007 0 Comments

I’m about the get married, and as is time honoured tradition the groom to be has to go out and do man-ly activities.

In my case we went to GoApe where the SV team rode some ziplines, threw ourselves out of tree and generally got up to plenty of monkey business.

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The Great Kelvinio – Unflappable tight rope walker

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Paul “Zippy” Barrett

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Damon – you go on my first whistle

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Eloi the flying camera man

It was a brilliant day all round even if Paul hustled me at poker that evening!

Now I’m just looking for an excuse to go up to Aberfoyle and try their more extreme course with the worlds longest Zipline.

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