In the long debate about (hosted WordPress) vs. (self-hosted WordPress), the key differentiator has always been the ability to upload custom themes and plugins on a site. This was a very limiting restriction, and meant that most opted to stick with self hosting. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, are now looking to

Top 10 E-Commerce Mistakes

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 by

Over the years, we’ve built many e-commerce websites for clients. Some have been huge successes, and a few have been spectacular failures despite our best efforts to help them. Most perform well, but there’s always room for improvement. In this article I am going to lay out the 10 most common mistakes I’ve seen made

Your Digital Marketing Plan Should Consider the Following: Let’s get an overall impression of how information should flow online for maximum return on investment… Looks a bit mad, right? Let’s take this in stages… It’s really not as scary as it looks. Keywords and Phrases The very first thing you need is to decide what

Jan 2017 Gmail Phishing attacks ongoing

Friday, 13 January 2017 by

There has been a massive spike in Gmail ‘phishing’ attacks in the last few days whereby attackers are trying to steal your login details.  If they succeed, this will open up access to your inbox and all information within.  It will also allow them to use your e-mail address to reset many passwords to gain

The industrial revolution was expected to bring mass unemployment. We’ve seen the same fears again in the last generation as computerisation was expected to make many office jobs redundant. In the end, the employment market just changed. Some of the cost savings realised from new technologies led to a rising tide that lifted all boats,

Christmas Internet [of] Things

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 by

So December is here, Christmas is coming and Santa’s helpers are busy working away. As ever tech gifts are going to be under the tree for many. Every year there is a ‘big thing’, the gift of the season – often high-tech.  The next big thing in internet terms, and, like a puppy, not just

Spam, Spam, Glorious(?) Spam

Thursday, 15 December 2016 by

How to identify and eliminate Spam comments Spam – we all know it, we all block it, but when it breaks through the countermeasures, can we all recognize it? Well, it’s not always as simple as it appears. Here I’m going to look at some examples of spam comments we have received in recent times.

What is a Google My Business Page? It’s the business card-like display about a company which Google displays when you search for a business. It contains the contact details, opening times, location on a map and photos of a company. Before you start! Decide which e-mail address you are going to set this up with!

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A Post On Unfair Expectations

Thursday, 17 November 2016 by

We lost a job today, because we refused to capitulate to the client’s demands. We had already created a pro bono website for the client, for a good cause, and this was not done with the expectation of gaining paid work. The client subsequently asked for quote for a revamp of their website, questioned every