Is Medium just another trojan horse social platform?

Published: October 13, 2015

It makes absolute sense to distribute your content as far as you can when content marketing. Over the last year or two, we’ve seen more socially connected blogging platforms emerge as the new pretenders to the blogging throne. Medium, Svbtle, Cowbird, LinkedIn’s publishing platform, Facebook notes all with the primary aim of building a more social experience …

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Guess what. You don’t deserve to rank number one.

Published: September 30, 2015

If you work in the digital sector at all, you’ll have experienced the wrath of the age old SEO complaint from clients: My website isn’t in Google.  Translated roughly to: My website isn’t at the top of the search results for whatever competitive phrase they have decided to fire at the search. The inconvenient truth …

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Living the indie web

Published: May 11, 2015

  For publishers and bloggers social media now presents a double edged sword – with a twist few saw coming. Craft your content and share on social media they said. Myself included. This month, the beast has turned. With instant articles Facebook has turned into the world’s largest publisher, with a view to hauling in …

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Facebook Marketing Hacks to Increase Your Reach.

Published: May 6, 2015

As with any marketing platform online, there are ways to leverage the amount of traffic you get from them. Facebook in particular is notorious for the increased amount of effort (and creativity) brands need to put it to get results from it.

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Forget Mobilegeddon, Speedmageddon is the algorithm update you should be worried about.

Published: May 2, 2015

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently you’ll have noticed that Google have recently rolled out a mobile friendly algorithm update, giving websites which have a mobile friendly user experience a ranking boost in the search results.

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23 WYSIWYG Editors that make editing your content a breeze.

Published: April 25, 2015

So you want to build an amazing project? Try these WYSIWYG editors to make editing content for your end users even easier.

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Focus. Playlists for Coding.

Published: April 14, 2015

  Whilst some prefer total silence to concentrate, personally I find particular soundtracks work better when trying to get into ‘the Zone’ when writing code. Thankfully, the web provides plenty of playlists freely for Spotify and other radio station alternatives to make getting up and going and back at it that bit easier. I’ve grabbed them here …

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Hooks Alerts App Review – web alerts for everyday life

Published: April 12, 2015

URL: I’m a big fan of applications which automate the monitoring of other services around the web. Google alerts, Mention, Hyper alerts I’ve tried a fair few. Extending the concept out a bit further, new mobile app ‘Hooks’ provides a way of being a bit more specialised in the information online that you are …

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App reviews? We don’t need no stinkin’ App reviews.

Published: April 12, 2015

When it comes to mobile applications, the app stores of Google and Apple are, for most, the first port of call for critical review and helping to determine whether something is worthy of downloading. Added to that, mobile App Store SEO relies heavily on positive review scores to rank applications higher in the results, bring …

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The Art of the Startup – CS183B at Stanford.

Published: October 24, 2014

I’ve previously written on the magnitude of resources available for teaching yourself anything online, but there’s also a plethora of information on the web surrounding online business.  Seed accelerator program  YCombinator have recently thrown their hat into the ring with an entirely online course on startups provided through a partnership with Stanford University.  CS183B, or How to Start …

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