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...]

Why do we feel guilty when we have to say No!

This is a very common scenario for us: We receive many requests from potential clients asking for advice which they think is simple, quick and easy, when in reality the request requires the attention of an experienced developer and SEO practitioner to answer the question's posed. Here's an example. Hi Mick - We have a website but we don’t seem to get enough visitors, can you have a quick look at our website and advise us on SEO and other ways to get more visitors to our website? The question is honest and well-meaning but…. My answer has to be as … [Read more...]

Alexa Website Ranking

Alexa calculates traffic rankings by analyzing the internet usage of millions of Alexa Toolbar users AND data collected from other, traffic data sources. The information collected is sorted and computed until Alexa get the traffic rankings shown in the Alexa service. The traffic rank is based on three months of historical traffic data and is a combined measure of page views and users (reach). Reach measures the number of users a website has. Typically reach is expressed as the percentage of all Internet users who visit a given site. How Alexa … [Read more...]

Are you a virtual assistant working from home ?

Working From Home Series: Digital Virtual Assistant Working from home is the preferred choice for millions of people around the world, and for economic reasons this trend is set to increase. If you work from home and sell your services online, what differentiates you from your competitors and how do you find enough viable work? Final Question: What makes the difference between a low income home worker and a HIGH EARNING home worker? Digital Virtual Assistant In this article I am sharing my thoughts on Digital Virtual Assistants who choose to … [Read more...]

Bank to the Future. Finance For Entrepreneurs

The future of small business finance? Bank to the Future is an finance and investing enterprise for entrepreneurs devised by the creative thinking and action taking Simon Dixon. Utilising Bank to the Future Entrepreneurs can raise finance from a “crowd” of donors and investors in exchange for offering them rewards, equity and interest in their ventures. Bank to the Future offers individuals to buy into and manage a portfolio of investments in small businesses and entrepreneurs run by real people that offer you the opportunity for rewards, capital … [Read more...]

UK entrepreneur thinking about working from home?

Will UK Home Workers boost the UK economy The UK and global economy is forcing change in the way we work. There is a groundswell of new small businesses and the UK government has openly stated that they are relying on new small business and entrepreneurs to boost the British economy in the difficult years ahead. Are you a UK entrepreneur thinking working from home or renting an office? Thin carefully before renting office space. Working from Home by Choice or Necessity? There are many reasons why we choose to work from home ranging from, we can’t … [Read more...]