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2018 Website Design Trends

OK, I’ve got to be honest with you, although the name of this article suggests that it’s going to list the latest trends that cutting edge website designer will be using this year, unfortunately, if that’s what you came here for, you’re going to be disappointed! This...

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Happy New Google Year

Most of us have made New Years resolutions at some point in time.   Whether we’ve stuck to them or not is debatable.  If you have, well done, if not, well it was worth a try.  One thing isn’t in doubt about the start of the new year, it is a time to reflect on what we...

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Courses, Seminars and Workshops

Experience and Expertise There appears to be an awful lot of people out there on Twitter and Facebook that have set themselves up to advise/educate/train/mentor small business owners to give them a head start in one field or another. The fact of the matter is that an...

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Website Design and Why First Impressions Count

You Never Get a Second Chance! I once had a prospective client who told me that they didn’t think they should be paying for the design element of building a website. Whilst E-commerce sites can get away with being more functional and easy to use than good looking,...

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Why DIY Social Media is Better Than Using a Third Party!

Un-DIY Social Posts I see a lot of posts and tweets out there which extol the virtues of using a third party to control and manage your social media. Now let me qualify this article before a load of irate SE0 and social media types bang on about how wrong I am. I am...

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To Blog or Not to Blog?

Practical Advice on Whether Blogging for Your Business is Right For You? Speak to most ‘specialists’ in any field and the opinion you will get from them is normally based on best practice that lives in an ideal world. Unfortunately for them, we live in the real world,...

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Google vs SEO – What’s best for your business?

Background For years and years there appears that there’s been a battle going on between Google and SEO companies. Well at least that what it looks like from the outside. The thing is, there is no battle really, what’s really being going on is a game of cat and mouse....

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Shouting!

How can anyone hear you in a room full of people shouting? I know that I wouldn’t really want to spend any time in a room full of people shouting, would you? Even if you’re armed with a good supply of headache remedies for the almost guaranteed headache you’ll have...

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WYSIWYG!

It’s not just another one of those annoying acronyms.  The origins of WYSIWYG lay firmly in the tech side of computing, generally referring to software that allowed you to see what the end result was going to look like as you were working with it.  However, it can...

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What Is Hosting?

Know the lingo! There are certain terms and phrases that get thrown about in every industry sector.  Normally, the phrases have evolved to help describe something better or more quickly to those in that sector who have a technical grasp of what’s going on.  As a...

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