What You Get with Different Types of Website Hosting and Whether Email Should Be Separate

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There are many different types of website hosting. In this post, we will discuss the different options and what you get with each type. We will also explore whether email services should be a separate entity from your website or hosted on the same server. Types of web hosting and their differences Let’s get started … Read more

Domain Names and How The Internet Works

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To understand how the internet works, you need to know a few things about domains and domain name servers. A domain is a website address that contains a specific set of letters and numbers. Domain names are added by registrars, who sell them for an annual fee. Once a domain has been registered with a … Read more

Terminology Used in Online Marketing

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This page gives a brief overview of some of the terms you will encounter when discussing your website. In being brief, there are some instances where the description may not be complete, so please get in touch if there are any issues about which you would like a complete answer.  Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Search … Read more

SMTP Authentication for Exchange Online Email Accounts


There’s more to email than just sending and receiving emails. Aside from setting up clients (e.g. desktops, laptops, phones, and tablets), an increasing number of third-party apps are involved. I’ve written this article to help me remember how to set up exchange online servers to handle transactional emails. Typical scenarios may be forwarding contact forms … Read more

Dealing with WordPress Spam

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The first thing to say about WordPress spam is that you’re not going to beat it.  You can only deal with it. I’m not going to dwell on why spam exists.  When you see how rubbish the comment and from spam submissions are you can’t help wonder what possible benefits people get from it.  But … Read more

Adwords Changes for 2016

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Google announced some significant Adwords changes during the Google Performance Summit in May.  While they have not given any specific dates for the updates to roll out it is well worth getting familiar with the new concepts. Some Adwords Stats and Why Mobile is Everything Most of the statistics that Google provide are specific to … Read more

Adding Google Adwords Conversion Tracking To Genesis Theme

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Any time you set up a Google Adwords campaign you’ll naturally want to track how effectively you are spending your money.  There are several ways to track conversion, using the variety of conversion tracking options within Adwords, or importing conversions from within Google Analytics. Each method has advantages, however here is one way to implement … Read more

WordPress 3.8 – What’s New

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The WordPress team have announced the availability of the first beta version of WordPress 3.8, with a projected release slated for 12the December.  Aside from the usual bug squashing there is quite a lot of new stuff to enjoy: A new default theme (Twenty Fourteen) Refreshed Dashboard (DASH) New Theme Selection page (THX38) A new … Read more

WordPress Plugins – What To Look Out For

Ok, so you have installed WordPress and you’re ready to start customising your new website.  Many people turn to WordPress plugins to add that extra bit of functionality, but as with all things, there is a word of caution. Although WordPress will work just fine without any additional plugins, there may be some specific function … Read more