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How to add the Facebook Recommendation Bar to your Website (and how to stop it from opening all the time!)

How to add the Facebook Recommendation Bar to your Website (and how to stop it from popping up all the time!)In this, the second in our series of guides focussing on the integration of social media plugins, this week we’re looking in detail at Facebook’s ‘Recommendation Bar’ by a) finding out if it’s as easy to install as Facebook claim, and b) conducting our own (rather non-scientific) tests to find out if it was worth all the hype. Continue reading “How to add the Facebook Recommendation Bar to your Website (and how to stop it from opening all the time!)” »

 

My top 2013 UK conferences and events for web developers, SEM professionals and website owners

My top 2013 UK conferences and events for web developers, SEM professionals and website ownersI’ve attended a variety of these annual expos and conferences over the years and in general found them really useful for keeping up to date in this ever changing, fast paced industry. Continue reading “My top 2013 UK conferences and events for web developers, SEM professionals and website owners” »

 

How To Load Social Buttons Asynchronously

How to load social buttons asynchronouslyLast week we set ourselves the challenge to find out how much page load time we could shave off our sister website, the UK Business Directory using Firefox’s neat little ‘Page Speed’ extension (available through Firebug). Now a few years ago this task would have been pretty straightforward and involved the re-optimising of images Continue reading “How To Load Social Buttons Asynchronously” »

 

3 Step Guide to Online Marketing for Start-up Businesses

3 Step Guide to Online Marketing for Start-up Businesses

If you’ve just started out in business, you’ve probably heard all about how online marketing and, in particular, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and the like) can help your business to quickly grow by connecting with people either locally, nationally or even Internationally. Continue reading “3 Step Guide to Online Marketing for Start-up Businesses” »

 

10 Tips for Managing SEO when Rebuilding or Redesigning a Website

It’s perhaps natural that Web designers who are in this industry because they love the artistic, creative side of such a career, concentrate on the design, templates and programming of a rebuild without taking into full consideration the huge impact and possible loss of business (for their clients) a rebuild or redesign can have if they ignore SEO and conversion Continue reading “10 Tips for Managing SEO when Rebuilding or Redesigning a Website” »

 

5 Top Tips for Creating Contact Pages That Convert

Your website is often the primary way customers can contact you. Whether they’re looking to make a purchase, or just have an enquiry, you need to make this process as efficient as possible. After all, you want a contact page that converts Continue reading “5 Top Tips for Creating Contact Pages That Convert” »

 

Panda – Great News but will it help us provide engaging content?

The mantra for many SEO companies has been “linking, linking, and more linking” that so many had lost site of the importance of marketing fundamentals. Clients are also more knowledgeable about SEO but a little knowledge is sometimes a bad thing and in terms of reporting tend to be focused on the amount of links gained rather than quality, relevant links and the user experience along with other ways of generating traffic and conversion. Continue reading “Panda – Great News but will it help us provide engaging content?” »

 

W3C Errors and SEO

We were recently asked whether W3C errors have a negative impact on Search Engine rankings and SEO.

W3C is a set of guidelines to which website owners and developers should try and achieve full compliance. W3C compliance ensures cross browser compatibility i,e those of you who do not have knowledge of the jargon that surrounds the web industry it will ensure that your website renders on all “browsers” which are the likes of the various Internet Explorer versions, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and so forth. It also tries to ensure accessibility for the disabled. Continue reading “W3C Errors and SEO” »

 

Google +1 Button Launches

The long anticipated worldwide launch of Google’s +1 button finally arrived this week, but what does this mean for website owners? Continue reading “Google +1 Button Launches” »

 
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