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Need a Friday Pick-me-up?

22 Aug. 2014Busy business owners don’t always have time to treat their bodies like temples. Luckily, there are apps that can do it for them… Maybe mobile phones should be renamed digital assistants – after all, they never leave our side, and we can customise them to help out with all sorts of tasks. Increasingly, this includes...

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Tackling Packet Loss

22 Aug. 2014

If you’re experiencing jittery video and gaps in your online audio, you might need to tackle packet loss… As discussed in our introductory article, digital communications are typically dispatched in separate parcels of data that each follow different paths to their destination device or terminal. That means each packet is at risk of various technical...

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Promoting Domains Out of the Box

21 Aug. 2014What have frozen yogurt and women’s shoes got to do with domain sales? As a reseller, you live and breathe domains from nine to five, at least. So it may come as a surprise to you to discover the rest of the world might not be up to your speed yet. Depending on which survey you read, … Continue reading

The Biggest Domain Deals in History

21 Aug. 2014Every industry has its high end. In fashion, there’s Gucci and Dior. In autos there’s Bentley and Ferrari. In domains, meanwhile, you’ve got the following… Continue reading

How To Reach The Right Audience Online

21 Aug. 2014Five baby steps towards reaching the right people online… It’s accepted wisdom nowadays that any company needs an online presence to succeed. However, the nature of this presence and the level of investment required to maintain it are hotly disputed. Happily, there are a few areas where judicious expenditure and effective content can always yield...

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Addressing Gender Balance in Business

21 Aug. 2014

UK2 talks to company CEO Amanda Boyle about smashing the glass ceiling and making sure it stays smashed… It’s been more than a century since the first women were allowed to study at university and forty years since the first woman became the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. However, although, there are more women...

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5 Ways to Turn Browsers into Buyers

20 Aug. 2014Increase your conversions overnight with these five top tips… What is it that drives your customers, as they navigate your site, to make or abandon a purchase? Vaulting the final hurdle and guiding them through checkout can be a tricky maneuver, as every online business owner will know very well. With most websites experiencing a...

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POP and IMAP Explained

20 Aug. 2014

Neil Cumins explains what POP and IMAP are, the difference between them, and how to pick the right one when setting up your emails… If you’ve ever tried to configure an email account, you’ll be aware of the acronyms POP and IMAP. Created in the mid-1980s, these either/or terms represent two very different ways of...

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The Next Big Thing In Marketing?

19 Aug. 2014

‘Residency’ is the new watchword in marketing. But what does it mean and how can it inspire your own marketing efforts? The concept of culinary residencies is rapidly gaining traction in the catering industry. Competitors and upstart enterprises are effectively allowed to hijack an outlet’s kitchens for a limited period, using their hosts’ equipment and...

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Life After Google Alerts

19 Aug. 2014What are the alternatives to Google Alerts? Why doesn’t Google Alerts work properly anymore? It used to work just fine: you set up a request to be alerted every time a certain word or phrase was mentioned on the Internet, and Google Alerts would deliver it, via email or RSS, once a day or as...

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“No emails before 10″

18 Aug. 2014

While reading a business article on how to work better (as opposed to just working) one entry intrigued me. “Don’t check emails before 10”. The justification, according to the journalist, was a psychological one: When you check your emails first thing in the morning, as many of us do, you are immediately placed into a...

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What is Two-Factor Authentication?

18 Aug. 2014What two-factor authentication really means and what it can do for your online safety… Facebook, Google, Twitter, Paypal and Microsoft are just some of the companies that have all increased the security of their online services by offering two-factor authentication at user login time. Most many banks have offered two-factor security for online banking for...

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All About Email Spoofing

15 Aug. 2014Have you been there? That awkward moment when you realize a spammer has sent emails to everyone you know encouraging them to buy the latest male enhancement drug. Yep, it happens, and it’s super embarrassing. But there are ways to avoid the intrusion and actions you can take to rectify the situation if it happens … Continue reading

No Rest For the Wickedly Digital

15 Aug. 2014

As new research shows that the average UK consumer spends more time engaging with digital media than sleeping, it’s time to rethink your marketing strategy… Did you know that we now spend more time engaging with media content than we spend sleeping? At least that’s the findings of recent research by Ofcom. UK adults spend...

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The Complete SiteLock Seller Kit

07 Aug. gives you everything you need to sell SiteLock to your customers… LinkedIn was hit in 2011, Google in 2012, Burger King and NASA in 2013. No business is ever immune from hackers and malware attacks. Not even the biggest brands. In sum, it’s never been more important for businesses to protect their websites. That’s … Continue reading

A Guide to SQL Injections

07 Aug. 2014What exactly is SQL Injection and how does it affect you? Over the past 24 hours, the techie media has been alive with talk of what is being dubbed ‘the biggest data breach ever’, affecting nearly a billion passwords and half as many email addresses. This news largely stems from the Milwaukee-based Hold Security, whose … Continue reading

E.A.T: The Not-So-Secret Secret To SEO

29 Jul. 2014A leaked internal Google manual has finally shed a little bit of light on the search engine’s SEO policies, reveals Kelly Kirkham… On March 31 2014, Google’s Quality Rater’s Manual 5.0 was created. On June 11 2014, it was leaked to the World Wide Web. The 160-page manual reveals that Google ranks websites based on … Continue reading

More Reasons to Sell .london

24 Jul. 2014  The reasons to sell .london domains keep on coming… Since it was announced that the new domain .london is going to go on sale in September, there’s been quite a stir. YouGov reported that one in four of London’s small businesses were thinking about buying one, that’s a massive 220,000 business. When questioned about … Continue reading

Understanding Account Limits – High Loads

18 Jul. 2014“Dear valued customer, Recently your account has been noted as causing a high load on the shared server.” If you’ve ever received a message such as this one, you’re probably familiar with the panic they may cause. Web hosting from a shared server is an excellent way to manage your web content at a low … Continue reading

Around The World In 80 New TLDs.

09 Jul. 2014The way you’ll sell location domains to customers will differ slightly to the way you sell others. Here’s why… A new world map is emerging onto the Internet. It’s made up of new gTLDs. .uk is already on sale, and pre-registrations will soon be taken for .london and .nyc. Around 76 of the new gTLDs … Continue reading