Content is the name of the game in the current online ecosystem. Influencers share content, and consumers consume it. Big brands curate multi-million-pound, multi-media advertising content, and consumers consume it. And for your business, content is your entrance into the competitive world of digital marketing - helping you to slowly accrue more sales and exposure over the course of your content-creating journey. This short guide is all about what online content can bring to your brand, outlining the main strategies you’ll use to boost your marketing output this winter.

Visibility

When we say visibility in the online world, we’re talking about two parallel phenomena. This first is your ability to be seen across digital media, and the way in which this will stick in the mind of consumers and lead them to come and trade with you when they’re next looking for products like your own.

But the second, and the more technical way of interpreting the word ‘visibility’, has to do with your performance on Google’s search results pages. You see, if consumers Google your brand name, and you fail to make it up to the first page of search results, then you’re going to find that very few Internet users find your online store or website. If your content is found on Google’s first search results page, your visibility shoots through the roof. 

Content on blogs

This is where blog content comes in. You can use your blog, attached to your website, to perform content marketing. This is simply the practice of producing content affiliated with your brand, which you publish on the blog on your website - and across your social media. Check here to see specific guidelines for producing this content, including the best ways to boost your SEO - or Search Engine Optimisation - this winter.

By boosting your SEO, you’ll be found and clicked on by more consumers who have made an active search for keywords and key phrases related to your brand and the products or services that you offer. These keywords will be included in your blog content - linking end-user searches to content that’s already posted on your website.

Social media

Meanwhile, it’s not just on your blog that you need to publish and produce content. In fact, you’ll use social media pages throughout your digital marketing journey to link back to your website, while accruing more followers, likes, and hits on your social media pages, too.

Content on social media is rarely written. This is a corner of the Internet where you need to be short and snappy - where memes achieve more than long-form articles, and where you’re going to want to be strategic about how you publish material that’s aimed at your target consumers. The best way to produce this cutting-edge digital content is to hire digital marketing gurus with an aptitude for creating graphic content - like pictures, videos, and animations - which you’ll share with the world via social media.

Content is your key to the kingdom of online sales, and this piece introduces you to the main ways in which content can attract more business to your firm. 

Having a caravan on your drive, in your garage, or parked in a secure location, is your ticket out into the countryside for a cheap and cheerful holiday. With the whole of the UK and thousands of scenic destinations on your doorstep, hitching up your caravan for a quick getaway is one of the most satisfying ways to get a break from home - especially after having spent so long cooped up indoors during the pandemic. In this piece, we look at how you can keep your caravan in pristine working condition for the trips you’ll take in the future.

Outer Caravan Care

The outside of your caravan might look like a robust bubble, but there are plenty of seals and joins through which water might leak over time - especially if your caravan is exposed to the elements month on month. Older caravans are more likely to spring leaks, and to gather mould, than newer models - and you should take particular care, if your caravan is ageing, to maintain the outside of your little holiday haven.

You can do this by taking a survey of your caravan every couple of months. Where can you see moisture leaking into the inside of your caravan, and which part of the bodywork do you believe this is coming from? Use traditional leak-blocking material to help you fix these leaks, and prevent damp and other issues developing inside your caravan.

Inside Your Caravan

Damp is one of the biggest issues reported by caravan owners when they choose to take their caravan out for a short holiday. It’s no fun whatsoever to arrive at your destination, only to find that your caravan is damp, cold and clammy. Especially in the winter, this can become an almost unbearable feature of the interior of your caravan.

To avoid damp, leaks, mould, and smells in the interior of your caravan, it’s well worth reading this expert piece on 7 Common Caravan Maintenance Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. It’s recommended that you perform regular maintenance on your caravan, including on the interior, to avoid larger and more expensive problems down the line.

Mechanical Issues

As your caravan doesn’t have a motor - although motorhomes do, and require you to diligently maintain them in order to be able to take them on the road - you won’t need to engage in work on an engine. But you still have two or three important mechanical parts, including the axle and wheels, the lights, and the tow bar that you use to attach it to your car, to look after.

All of these features require timely checking in order to avoid damage on the road, or faults that spiral into major problems if you fail to deal with them in time. As a minimum, before you head away on holiday with your caravan, you should check the lights, the tyre pressure, and the tow bar - ensuring they’re all safe and legal for use on Britain’s many thousands of roads.

Take care of your caravan throughout the year so as to keep it ready for last-minute getaways and longer, UK-wide holidays in the future. You’ll thank yourself for putting in a little effort.

Thanks to modern technology, your windows can be much more than just holes in the wall. With benefits ranging from enhanced resistance to intrusion, sound control, energy efficiency and many more, modern windows will enhance your comfort quite significantly.

If you are contemplating a window replacement, this might be a great idea, as your old windows may be holding your house back from its true potential. Here are the benefits to be gained from a window replacement.

1.Increased Home Value

While installing new windows will come at some cost, this cost will easily be compensated for by a considerable increase in the value of the house. Additionally, many buyers have been known to stall or walk away from a purchase once it becomes clear that a home has not been fitted with modern windows.

2.Better All-Round Security and Safety

The modern window provides the best of security features – they open easily to let you out in the case of an emergency, and they shut securely to keep intruders out.

3.Dust and Allergen Control

Modern windows sometimes have blinds and shades between the glass, which are effective at helping to keep out dust and allergens. This is particularly useful for people who suffer from allergic reactions such as hay fever. These windows are also safer for young children, as there are no dangling cords to potentially endanger them.

4.Improved Energy Efficiency

Modern windows will help you optimise your energy consumption by improving temperature management. This will save you a little extra expenditure on bills, and will help ensure that your air conditioner/heater enjoys a longer lifespan. For more information on how windows can help improve energy efficiency, contact expert window installers Wombourne Windows, who will be happy to help.

5.Noise Reduction

Noise can be annoying, and you probably don’t want to have to put up with it after a hard day at work, or elsewhere. Thankfully, modern windows come with noise-cancelling features such as insulating frames and triple-pane glass, which will help keep out the noise and will help preserve your peace of mind.

6.Enhanced Kerb Appeal

Windows have a potentially powerful effect on any house, when used in the right way. One of the most important ways in which windows can help improve the quality of your home is by providing optimal amounts of natural lighting. This beautifying effect of new windows extends both to the interior and exterior of the house, therefore increasing its kerb appeal. As noted previously, if you’re looking to sell, this will drive the value of your house up, and even if you are not selling, you will enjoy the comfort provided by a significantly better-looking property.

7.Low Maintenance

For busy people, low-maintenance windows are important to have. Fortunately, most modern windows do not require an extensive cleaning routine, and with features such as between-the-glass blinds, you will need to do minimal amounts of dusting and other cleaning.

Key Takeaway

New windows can significantly improve the value of a house, provide optimal amounts of natural lighting, make it safer and more secure to live in, provide better temperature, increase its kerb appeal, require much less in terms of maintenance and provide other benefits. Though they will require a higher financial outlay initially, this will likely prove to be well worth it in the long term.

 

Home offices are very common nowadays and a lot of people love the idea of working from home. A designated space in your home for being productive is a very good idea. But where to begin? How do you know what kind of room, what kind of decor, what supplies you will need to make a home office suitable for you? Well, to find out how to build the perfect productive space for your home, keep on reading.

1. Well Lit Room

Wherever you are working, the light in the room should be sufficient. Your home office should be bright and should have a lot of space for natural light to come in. While deciding on which room should be your home office, you should definitely keep the lighting in mind. The room should be naturally well lit with lots of room for cross ventilation of air. The room shouldn’t feel too stuffy, otherwise you will find it difficult to work in this room.

2. Have The Office Essentials

If you are a stationary enthusiast, then this will be your favorite part. Head to your nearest office supply stores and stock up on all of the office essentials. These will mostly include things like papers, notepads, pens, sticky notes, journals, binders, etc. Also, having a desktop computer in the office is a good idea. Making your room look like an office will increase your productivity, so having all of the essentials which complete a conventional office will make you work easily and efficiently. 

3. Wooden Floors

Wooden floors are the perfect addition to a home office. In most offices, laminate or vinyl flooring is used, but wooden floors are the perfect liaison between feeling at home and working in a professional space. The look of wood is classic yet stylish. It adds a lot of character to the room and it completes it beautifully. Wooden flooring looks very minimal and professional, making them perfect for your home office. You can either go for hardwood floors or engineered hardwood flooring. Both will look beautiful, in fact, engineered hardwood is more durable and reliable than ordinary wooden floors. These floors are made to last for a long time.

4. Organized Room

Your office should be organized at all times, so you don’t fall into a deep pit of finding lost papers, when you need them the most. So, having all of your important papers in labeled binders and folders is a great way to stay organized and having everything you need in one place. This will save you a lot of time in the future. You will know exactly where everything is. 

Extending Dining Tables

By Pete | @kingpetey | 17 Jun 2020

The dining table is the heart of a home. And, if you’re looking to create a unique space where the people you care about will love to gather and connect, then you need Adventures in Furniture. 

Designed with flexible living in mind, our extending dining tables can be expanded for family gatherings and dinner parties, or folded away for a more intimate dining experience. What’s more, with a wealth of styles, sizes, materials and colour options, all our extendable dining tables can be tailored to your tastes, lifestyle and space. 

Built with the highest-quality craftsmanship and passionate about long-term furniture rather than cheap disposable pieces, your extendable dining table will be made to last generations. And, with ethically sourced materials and considered, sustainable design at the heart of everything we do, your furniture is better for the environment too.

Ready to be inspired? 

Bianco table

The Bianco table is a gorgeous design, suitable for any contemporary interior. With clean lines and a minimalist vibe, the table features splayed, tapered legs and comes in a variety of sizes. The solid wood range also has a selection of finishes, from a very pale white-washed oak to an exquisite oiled black walnut. Beautiful Fenix tabletop options are also available. 

The extending Bianco dining table folds out easily and requires no extra storage. Ideal for both everyday use and special occasions, the table is perfect for trend-setters seeking that sought-after Scandi style.

Zurich table 

The Zurich table design boasts slender, rounded and tapered legs that fit flush to the corners. Adding extra seats to this extending table is simple. The leg sections simply roll out to reveal internally stored extension leaves which can be opened as needed. So, the Zurich is as functional as it is stunning. 

Available in lavish walnut and rich oak, the Zurich can also be made with a Fenix top for a real statement piece that is perfect for the rough and tumble of energetic dinner parties and everyday life.

Mason table 

Our Mason extendable tables are strong, hard and durable. With chunky round and straight leg options, the Mason looks robust and is perfect for people who value timeless, classic design. With a hidden butterfly mechanism, simply pull the legs towards you and effortlessly extend to seat more people.

Available in a range of sizes, finishes, materials and colour options – including natural timber, ingenious Fenix, and super-stylish ceramic - our sophisticated Mason table can be tailored to your exact requirements. And it’s built to stand up to the reality of daily life, with completely scratch-proof and easy to clean options available.

Tate table

The extendable Tate table takes modern simplicity to the next level. With clean lines and no unnecessary fuss, the Tate is both authentic and super-stylish. 

Tate tabletops are available in warm woods and Fenix (the very latest nanotech matt material for easy cleaning). And the legs come in a stunning selection of metals, including rusted steel and graphite for a striking stripped-back industrial look. 

Flow table 

Made from 100% solid wood with filled knots, the Flow extending table has a 24mm oak top. Available in natural ‘live’ or straight edge options, the Flow is super-contemporary and super-stylish. 

The striking extendable Flow table showcases legs that combine oak and black powder coated metal, with straight and U-shape options available. So, for a unique design feature that is sure to wow, the Flow has what it takes. 

The very best extending dining tables. Only from Adventures in Furniture 

Why buy pre-designed when you can create a bespoke dining table that will stand out and perfectly fit into your home? 

At Adventures in Furniture, our beautiful, extendable dining tables are as distinct as you are. And. once we have helped you to create the perfect piece for you, we’ll get it delivered and installed in your home in a matter of weeks. 

It really is that easy. 

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