Archives for October 2012

How to be a good guest blogger

We are all busy so there has to be something in it for the guest blogger or what’s the point? but - Before we discuss what the guest blogger gets out of this relationship, let’s first look at what makes a good guest blogger. It's a meaningful two-way street In my opinion the good guest blogger will write between 500 and 1000 words on a subject relevant to the host website. The article will be helpful, share expert knowledge and be fun or at least easy to read. It must have meaning. The guest blogger may include external links which support the … [Read more...]

SEO | Guest Bloggers, Are they Safe?

SEO WARNING: Do you get unsolicited requests from people you have never met asking if they can write guest posts for you? Be careful because they may have an ulterior motive which could get your website banished from the Google Index and search results. Black-Hat link marketing agencies are more prevalent than you think and are adept at disguising who they are and what their real intentions are! Some guest bloggers do more harm than good, either by design or by accident. Don't panic just yet! Most guest bloggers are known to you, are trusted … [Read more...]

SEO | Apply Common Sense When Passing PageRank

Your Website or Blog’s standing in Google search results is measured in part by an analysis of other website’s and blogs which link to your website or blog. The relevance, quality and quantity of these links influence’s your website ranking. Other Websites linking to your website hopefully do so in context to the subject matter of your website; if they do, then they are indicating the quality and relevance of your content and are advocating you for what you do. This is a great benefit when done naturally and freely. If you write way out of context … [Read more...]

Website Buying Guide

Whatever business you’re in, no matter how small the niche, you’ll have a lot of competition and to this end, particularly in the online world you need to be one step ahead of, and one micron smarter than your competitors if you are to beat them in the search engine return pages. Increasing numbers of buyers research people, products and services online before making their purchasing decisions, this is particularly true in the B2B services sector. Hopefully this website buying guide will help you to decide how to select your website vendor. The … [Read more...]

Small Business Powering the UK Economy

UK Small Business Growth. Very Interesting Statistics from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills make it an interesting time for Small Business Website Design Companies and all virtual service providers. The number of small businesses, in particular sole traders are up significantly demonstrating that the economy is having an impact on employment patterns which benefit small business service providers like the Web Business Builder. Official Stats demonstrate the number of private sector businesses in the UK grew to 4.8 million at the … [Read more...]

WordPress Comment Spam

Stop WordPress Comment Spam There is only one way to stop WordPress Comment Spam completely and that is to disallow visitors from commenting on your blog via WordPress the Settings > Discussion section of your wordpress admin panel. However that's not very practical because we want to encourage visitor comments and discussion on our websites and blogs. How to Administer WordPress Comment Spam I find WordPress Comment Spam amusing, I quite like reading them when I have time for a giggle. I'll explained why people place comment spam on WordPress … [Read more...]

Has Your Web Designer Fallen For The 7 Deadly Sins?

Choosing a web designer can be a minefield. Make the wrong choice and you’ll regret it for years to come – right up till the day that you tear your site down and start again! So it amazes me that so many websites get commissioned on trust. All too often, scrutiny ends with “You know how to get something up online, so yes, you’ve got the gig!” Reality check: there are some phenomenal web designers out there. But... It’s not an accredited industry, so anyone (literally anyone) can wake up tomorrow morning, decide they’re a web designer and hit … [Read more...]

Peace One Day. A Global Truce and Ceasefire in 2013

Kofi Annan "It's a great Idea, any moment whether a day or a week that we can give to the combatants to pause, to think and to reflect what they are doing to their own people and the environment will be a great achievement" Can you ignore a call to action from Kofi Annan ? I've donated £50 to "Peace One Day" I urge you to visit Bank to the Future and donate just £10 GBP for the 2013 Day of peace. Please view the Powerful, emotive 2012 Peace Video below, before registering your commitment to peace. Online Community Crowd-Funding for Peace … [Read more...]

Technology | More Spring Cleaning by Google

* Adsense for feeds * Classic Plus * Google Storage * Spreadsheet Gadgets * Google News Badges * Insights for Search * Places Directory * +1 Reports in Webmaster Tools Do you use any of these Google tools? If you do Google are either scrapping them as part of their spring cleaning or merging them with other services. This is all part of Google's commitment to simplifying their products and services. Please read the full details below: Posted by Yossi Matias, Senior Engineering Director at Google. Technology offers so many … [Read more...]

Social Media Speakers

I have been into social media since it was born. Since before there was such a thing as Social Media Speakers; Contrary to popular belief social media as a concept really came to life when Twitter hit the scene making it really easy for the masses to create an online persona which was free and really easy to use. All of a sudden we could communicate around the globe in near real time, make friends and connect to people never before possible. OK, FaceBook was a bit earlier but back then it was not really used in the way it is today. Yes, the … [Read more...]

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