It’s another Friday afternoon where people in Manchester should be enjoying their lunchtime, either taking their lunch in the office and relaxing or going about their shopping in this wonderful city centre. However, instead of thinking about the weekend ahead, this is no ordinary Friday afternoon. Continue reading “Stay Safe Everyone In Manchester Today”
Manchester is a major city in the Northwest of England. It is the third most populous metropolitan area in the whole of the United Kingdom. The Manchester skyline is an ever-changing scene with cranes constantly working and taller buildings cropping up each decade.
Not so long ago the Manchester Town Hall was the tallest building to grace the skyline of the greater Manchester area. The Hall stood at 85 meters high, which makes it a dwarf now when it is compared to the more modern structures like the Beetham towers. Completed in 1877, this iconic building has graced the skyline for almost 142 years now. The town hall is still there to date, but it only serves as a landmark because of its iconic clock and the general location. The town hall was surpassed in 1962 by the CIS tower which measured 118 meters high. When the CIS tower was completed, it was the tallest building not only in Manchester but also in the United Kingdom.
In the present day, there are several colossal buildings that decorate the beautiful skyline of Manchester, the tallest of them being the Beetham tower. Located in Deansgate, this tower houses some residences and a hotel. At the conclusion of its construction in 2006, the tower was the 12th tallest structure in the entire United Kingdom, measuring 168.8 meters tall. It comprises of 50 floors with 219 residential apartments.
Its overall cost for construction is £150 million. Whilst not being the most expensive project in comparison to the latest building projects in the city centre, it is no small fee. Working closely with Google here at SEO Manchester Ltd, we recently heard that Google was fined by the EU for €1.49 billion for unfair advertising violations. Whilst this is a huge fine, it would only enable you to buy a few floors of the Beetham Tower building.
Things will change in a few months when the Deansgate Square Towers open. The towers are located along Owen Street and their construction started in 2016. The project constitutes of four towers namely North, South, West and East towers. The South towers will be the tallest of the four buildings, standing at 201 meters tall. This will make it the tallest building in the Manchester area. The tower will be a residential building consisting of 66 floors with 496 apartments. It will have some pretty exclusive penthouses. This surge in residential skyscrapers can be credited to the expansion of the economy in Manchester over the last thirty years. This expansion caused an upsurge in the population and a very high growth rate. The residential buildings may be an indication that there is a continuously increasing demand for housing in the city.
In terms of commercial space, the City Towers takes to the sky with 28 storeys standing at 107 meters. The building acts as the transmitting station for Manchester’s main radio station. Its 28th floor offices are the highest commercially available office space. The City Towers are also used to house SEO Manchester based companies like SEO Manchester Ltd.
The city’s lust for gigantic structures is yet to be quenched. The skyline of Manchester is bound to change again within the next few years. A recently approved development project will see the emergence of Trinity Island. The project will have five towers and will make the Trinity Island Tower X the tallest structure in Manchester bearing 67 storeys and standing at 213 meters. Construction is set to start this year, 2019, and will be finished in 2022. This mega structure will definitely be a game changer. In addition to the trinity island, a host of buildings will also be completed in the future, including the remaining phases of the circle square project.
The world we live in today is constantly changing, especially when it comes to SEO techniques. These techniques shift very fast and it is not easy to keep up with all the changes. Continue reading “Top SEO Strategies For 2019”
When Two Become One: What You Need To Know About Direct Traffic And Organic
When it comes to Search Engine Optimisation (or Search Engine Marketing as it can be called sometimes) it has long been assumed that Organic traffic trumps Direct. Continue reading “The Correlation Between Organic & Direct Traffic”
Walking to SEO Manchester HQ. This week, we have noticed some unusual things in Manchester City Centre. The traditional shop displays have been replaced with witches, skeletons and other spooky items. Pumpkins have been spotted scattered randomly in several trees. Even the infamous Manchester Town Hall clock and building have been turned into a slimy green colour. All of these signs can only mean one thing – the return of Halloween!
Happy 19th! Google Celebrates Yet Another Landmark Birthday
It has often been said that the concept of time takes on an entirely different meaning when referring to the digital domain. However, this has never been the case in regards to Google. This SEO supergiant has become the mainstay for billions of users and millions of websites from around the world. It is therefore quite amazing to realise that Google is now celebrating 19 years on the Internet. Continue reading “Google celebrates its 19th birthday!”
Why Google wants you to use voice search instead of your fingers for their search app
Who remembers Trigger Happy TV on Channel Four? A long running joke of Dom Joly’s television comedy series features a giant mobile phone. Shaped like a 1980s cellular phone, we saw the comedian shouting into his handset. He would spout out random bits of nonsense or state the obvious from the top of his voice. If Channel Four were to commission a new series, he could be doing the same with Google’s Voice Search facility. Continue reading “Google Say… Use Voice Search”
Why updating your PC is more important than ever due to WannaCry
Over the last three months, one form of ransomware has dominated the computing scene more than most. That of WannaCry, also known as WCry and WannaCrypt. It has been traced from North Korea and the USA. In May, it affected 47 NHS organisations, with the source of the National Health Service’s attack being the USA’s National Security Agency’s spying tools.
In the first of a series of posts related to our clients, we look at our most prestigious one to date
Where would we be without cardboard? How would Net Sixty Six SEO be able to store odd computer cables and kettle leads? Could you imagine a world without cardboard tubes? We wouldn’t be able to ourselves. Without Romiley Board Mill, there would be a plethora of packaging problems (and the Royal Mail wouldn’t be too pleased).
Net Sixty Six SEO stands together with the people of Manchester
Last night, you will have heard about the horrific events at Manchester Arena. Before 10.33 pm, 19,000 people had just seen Ariana Grande’s concert. Many of them were children and teenagers; for some people, this was their first arena gig.
Why online reviews have shifted the balance of consumer power
Everybody knows this well worn rule:
- The Customer is always right;
- If the Customer is wrong, please refer to Rule 1.
Whether in the queue at your favourite sandwich shop or on a certain multinational online bookshop, the maxim rings true to this day. The most tacit form can be seen in online reviews. Some of which may be truthful; others could be spiteful critique, designed to belittle rival businesses. Truthful or otherwise, the purchaser is swayed by the reviews; especially if the reviewer gives a star rating for their product or service. Continue reading “How Online Reviews Can Make or Break Your Business”
Fact Check feature introduced to counter spread of fake news stories
Hands up who used to have a paper round? All these mornings or evenings carrying The Daily Telex or The Daily Moon to the top of the world? Sometimes, disgruntled of 56 Rochdale Road would give you an ear bashing over her missing copy of Yesterday. Ah, those were the days where yesterday’s fake news would become chip paper. On the internet, things are different: tomorrow’s chip paper is still on the internet. Five years on. Or longer.
Reports of Office 365 documents being seen on Bing and Google results
Sometimes on social media sites, we might share a few items that other would regard as embarrassing. For example, the debauchery of a Saturday night out. Or our political and spiritual beliefs. Or saying that Mr Blobby’s eponymous Number One single was several times better than The Specials’ Ghost Town. Imagine if something personal was seen on Bing or Google? It has been revealed that some Office 365 users had shared their private documents publicly. Continue reading “Are You Oversharing Your Office 365 Documents?”
A good way of keeping in touch or a tool for stalkers? Could location sharing be a useful feature for Google Maps?
Some time this year, Google Maps will come with a new feature. One that can be handy and creepy in equal measure depending upon how you use it. Being rolled out is Google Maps’ new location sharing features.
Net Sixty Six SEO looks at the Google Doodle for St. Patrick’s Day 2017
Yes, it is that time of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. A time of the year associated with wearing green clothes, drinking Guinness, and healthy doses of Irish folk music. In truth, it commemorates the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The story of St. Patrick remains a source of legend. Continue reading “The 2017 Google Doodle for St. Patrick’s Day”
Net Sixty Six SEO’s look at this year’s Irish Festival in central Manchester and surrounding area
In Manchester city centre, the first three weeks of March are dominated by the city’s Irish Festival. From the 03 – 19 March, countless events take place in and around central Manchester. The high point of which is the parade in the centre of ‘town’ which takes place on the 12 March (Sunday) at noon.
Our team at Net Sixty Six HQ have chosen at least one geek-related item they would like to give up for Lent
40 days. Could you imagine forty days without the internet? Forty days without Greggs (yes, there are one or two of them near Net Sixty Six Towers)? Well, if we gave up any of the two for Lent, none of us at Net Sixty Six HQ could do our job properly. The internet is part of our Yin and Yang alongside the bacon butty which sets us up for most of the day. It is our life force.
Net Sixty Six welcomes its new neighbours on the Second City Crossing
Today, Metrolink’s Second City Crossing begins operation and we at Net Sixty Six are happy to welcome our new neighbours. For us and our visitors, the second line from Victoria to St. Peter’s Square will offer another way of getting to Net Sixty Six HQ.