2014

How to compete with brands online

David Crawford | Blog| Twitter

David used his extensive automotive experience to craft a thought-piece on how dealerships can compete with brands online.

SEO should be last priority

Patrick Altoft | Blog| Twitter

In a controversial move, Patrick has claimed that SEO is the last thing brands should be doing in 2014. Why? Because SEO now encompasses so many more services which are integral to gaining organic rankings.

Patrick spots Expedia’s traffic drop

Patrick Altoft | Blog| Twitter

After Branded3’s Director of Strategy, Patrick Altoft, spotted a decline in Expedia’s traffic at the beginning of the year, the industry’s biggest blogs picked it up as a story and it became the talk of the month.

2013

St Ives Group acquires Branded3

Vin Chinnaraja | Blog| Twitter

In May 2013, Branded3 was acquired by the St Ives Group, in a momentous move which was to fuel the agency’s growth and expansion plans. Blogs and news sites across the industry commented on the acquisition.

Future-proofing SEO

Matthew Jackson | Blog| Twitter

Branded3’s Chief Search Strategist, Matthew Jackson, regularly guest blogs and delivers talks on how we create and execute our SEO strategies for our clients. Here, Matthew talks about how to future-proof rankings on Management Today:

2012

Top 10 viral marketing campaigns

Patrick Altoft | Blog| Twitter

Back in 2008, Patrick Altoft wrote a successful post for Blogstorm on the top 10 viral marketing campaigns of all time. In 2012, BBC Radio 4’s Peter Day gave his top tips on the BBC website for starting your own business; and referenced Patrick’s post to highlight how clever viral marketing can pull in customers.

2011

Digital Leeds award for Branded3

Felicity Crouch | Blog| Twitter

The Guardian covered the highlights from the Digitally Leeds awards held in Clarence Dock, Leeds in 2011, when Branded3 won an award for the petitioning site, Twitition.com.

2010

Launch of Google’s full-page previews in SERPs

Patrick Altoft | Blog| Twitter

2009

Branded3 reveals school & university hacking

Patrick Altoft | Blog| Twitter

Branded3 uncovered the large-scale hacking of school and university websites through extensive research which identified loopholes in badly-designed software that was opening the door to hackers. The findings were published on The Telegraph’s website.

2008

Patrick gets interviewed by the BBC

Patrick Altoft | Blog| Twitter

With the incredibly successful online marketing blog, Blogstorm, fast becoming the most popular of its kind; the founder, Patrick Altoft, was interviewed by the BBC on how to make commercial success from blogging.

Blogstorm puts the pressure on the BBC to link out more

Patrick Altoft | Blog| Twitter

When the BBC stopped giving real links to the websites featured in its ‘Related Internet Links’ section, Patrick Altoft was the first on the case to put the pressure on the BBC to change their mind.

Patrick comments on United Airlines share price crash

Patrick Altoft | Blog| Twitter

Patrick Altoft comments on the news that the United Airlines share price had crashed; noting Tribune’s irresponsibility of a poorly designed CMS and consideration of potential implications:

Vin comments on budget announcement

Vin Chinnaraja | Blog| Twitter

At the time of the budget announcement, CEO Vin Chinnaraja commented to The Guardian on how this would affect him and his business:

2007

Blogstorm shows blog stats

Patrick Altoft | Blog| Twitter

When Blogstorm first went live back in 2007, it started off by showing basic inbound link stats for blogs and showing blogs’ most popular posts.

Blogstorm receives honorary mention

Patrick Altoft | Blog| Twitter

Blogstorm received an honorary mention alongside Technorati in Time’s coveted 25 Sites We Can’t Live Without in 2007.

Vin comments on credit crunch

Vin Chinnaraja | Blog| Twitter

Vin commented on the credit crunch back in 2007 and the effect it had on Branded3 and employers in Leeds in the digital sector: