Jul 20, 2016

Top tips for small business marketing on a budget

The challenge of getting a business up and running with next to nothing is part of the fun of starting an enterprise. I think so anyway. […]
Jul 18, 2016

Using Quora to find blog topics

I must to admit to being a bit of a late starter to Quora. I have been to the site often when answers came up in […]
Jul 13, 2016

How to maintain your privacy online

I’m something of a privacy advocate. I don’t do anything illegal and I would be of no interest to the state but I don’t see why […]
Jun 29, 2016

Five skills your content writer needs to deliver what you need

If you have been working with content writers for any length of time, you won’t need me to tell you that not all writers are created […]
Jun 27, 2016

Images could be slowing down your website, here’s how to stop it

The power of a good visual on a web page or within a blog post cannot be overstated. It’s the icing on the cake, the ooh […]
Jun 22, 2016

Keyword research for blog post ideas

Part of the skill of being a blogger is getting noticed. Anyone can create content all day long and post it, but if it isn’t on […]
Jun 20, 2016

Top tips for writing evergreen content

Content marketing concentrates a lot on the new, shiny and up and coming. Often, if your news happened over 24 hours ago it’s old. However, there […]
Jun 15, 2016

Four reasons why you should outsource your web content

If you’re serious about audience engagement and want to leverage content marketing for all it’s worth, you need to do it right. Sharing knowledge, interesting tips, […]
Jun 13, 2016

10 mistakes many bloggers make and how to avoid them

On the surface, blogging is a simple way to make a living. Certainly, if you look at freelance websites, there are hundreds, if not thousands of […]
Jun 8, 2016

What is semantic keyword research and what can it do for you?

I was discussing a website project with a French client the other day and got into quite the discussion about semantics. Not quite the conversation you’re […]
Jun 6, 2016

Obsolete WordPress installs leaving businesses vulnerable

According to research undertaken by RiskIQ, 10 of the UK’s top 30 organisations are running outdated versions of the world’s top CMS, WordPress and Drupal. This […]
Jun 1, 2016

Securing WordPress using your htaccess file

Securing your website should be a primary concern of any website owner, whether a hobbyist or corporate webmaster. Most unsupervised installations include no security at all […]
May 30, 2016

Use two factor authentication on your WordPress website

Two factor authentication is rapidly making its way across many websites. It started with banking, then social media sites and now is spreading fast across other […]
May 25, 2016

Top ways to avoid WordPress comment spam

If you run a blog that allows comments, chances are that consigning comment spam to the trash is a daily chore. I get hundreds of such […]
Mar 18, 2015

Advertising your website without driving people mad

If you’ve spent a lot of time and effort setting up your business, you naturally want it to do well. High on your list of things […]
May 27, 2015

Three compelling reasons why your website needs to be responsive

If you run a small business, a website is now essential. You might not think so but your customers certainly do. Considering how cheap and easy […]
Jul 8, 2015
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Advertising your website without annoying everyone

Advertising these days means being able to reach more people than can ever have been imagined a few years ago. An advertiser’s dream. But most people’s […]
Sep 7, 2015
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Marketing without social media

Last week I discussed changing the way you market your business to stay in line with the changing ways customers find suppliers or trades. One particular […]
Sep 14, 2015
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What is a content marketing strategy?

Strategy – “a particular long-term plan for success, especially in business or politics” Collins Dictionary 2015. Strategies aren’t just business buzzwords, they are essential methods of […]
Nov 2, 2015
Blog writing with Jetpack

How WordPress Jetpack can boost your blog

As a big fan of WordPress, I spend a lot of time looking through the thousands of plugins available for the platform. I try to find […]
Dec 14, 2015

Sponsored content will replace advertising

There has been a lot of noise about the increased use of ad blocking software coming from the advertising industry lately. I find it quite annoying […]
Jan 6, 2016

Is blocking adblock users really a good idea?

Do you use an adblocker? Many internet users do, myself included. The internet is just a nicer place without splash ads, flashing images, garish banners and […]