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Mobile Friendly Websites – Beware the email spam (But what does your site look like on your phone?)

I’ve spoken many times on why you should ignore an unsolicited email that says the sender has noticed something about your website and that they can fix it for a fee. A really common one is that they have noticed your site isn’t ranking highly on Google…..Google even gets sent this email so that tells […]

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How did the US military’s twitter account get hacked? And what can you learn to keep yourself safe!

In case you missed it, the US military had a little problem with their Twitter and Youtube accounts. You can read more about what happened here but basically group claiming to back Islamic State took over their accounts and posted a load of things that I imagine the US military weren’t to happy about. The US military […]

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Why you need a professional web designer AKA would you want your local butcher to perform open heart surgery?

When I first began designing websites, it was something you could only do if you knew a lot of code. It wasn’t something everyone could do – well maybe if they took the time to learn, but it wasn’t something most people wanted to do. Today, there are ways that are far easier. We live […]

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What Does Your Business Card Say About You?

I’ve just spent my morning sorting out my desk. I’ve dealt with a load of paper work and taken all the business cards I had stacked up and put the details in Outlook. I even dropped a quick line to people I was keen to keep in touch with.   As I was entering the […]

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Build it and they will come?

In “Field of Dreams” farmer Ray Kinsella played by Kevin Costner hears a voice in his corn field tell him, “If you build it, he will come.” He takes this as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm. For a long time no one comes but eventually (and not to give the […]

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Are you in or out?

Automatic “Out of office” messages are a great way of letting your clients know that their email has reach you but there will a delay in your response as you are out of the office. They take a few minutes to set up and can be a simple “I’m out of the office until X […]

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How Many Social Media Experts Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

………One to Tweet it, one to create a Facebook page, one to write a blog about the whole experience, one to create an email marketing campaign, one to post to LinkedIn, one to say you could have sped up the whole process by using Hootsuite or Tweetdeck…… You get the picture! It seems everywhere you […]

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Down with the Popping Up Windows

The other day I was working on an old but normally well behaved, if somewhat slow laptop (hard drive needs replacing but that is something for another day) started popping up browser windows of its own accord. Now my browser of choice is on that particular laptop is  Firefox (I’m a Chrome girl for the most […]

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