Twitter Analytics New 'Home' View

We were excited to see this new dashboard view in Twitter Analytics yesterday for one of our clients. It shows up as an additional screen called ‘home’ – it doesn’t replace the ‘tweets’ view, though it threw me the first time I saw it because I was redirected to it rather than the ‘tweets’ view…

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For businesses, social media can present all sorts of exciting opportunities: new platforms to connect with your audience, a place to show your brand off and new ways to reach the people who are going to listen. So why do so many get it wrong? Here are some of the most common mistakes that businesses…

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Social Slimes singing Christmas carols

My final Advent calendar post of 2012 – I hope you’ve found them useful! Today it’s another rocking free tool – this time an all-in-one SEO monitoring tool. Lots of its features are already covered by other tools we’ve mentioned earlier in the month, but it’s well worth a look because it allows you to…

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Colourful baubles

If you want to go beyond just doing bog standard SEO and set your sights on awesome SEO, my personal top tip would be to get to know the technical side of things. Understand at least the basics of HTML and CSS. Know how to construct a .htaccess file, a robots.txt and a sitemap.xml. Even…

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Bright Christmas tree

I’m sure you know by now that site speed is a ranking factor for your website. But how do you measure it, and how do you improve it? Yahoo! has a great tool called Yslow. It will analyse a site for speed based on various different factors, give you statistics and information about the page,…

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Blue baubles

Welcome to the Apocalypse Edition of our Advent blog. Only a few more days until Christmas, that’s assuming the world doesn’t end today! If you’re using WordPress, today’s resource is for you. Woothemes create fantastic premium themes which are well worth the money. However, it’s not the paid stuff we’re talking about, as you know.…

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Blue gift box

Today I have another resource for you that contains lots of free SEO tools (some have paid options too, but they all have a free version). Some of them do things that other tools do, but there are three that are particularly handy: PageRank Recovery Tool – when you redesign a site, or just reorganise…

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Red bauble

Allow me to point you in the direction of a company whose products we have been using since we first started developing websites commercially in 1999. I have a lot of love for Coffee Cup Software, and they reciprocate with a whole load of lovely free software, including: Web Form Builder Lite (Windows or Mac)…

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Heart shaped bauble

Remember we were talking about mobile sites? We do a lot of turning mobile-unfriendly sites into mobile-friendly sites. Want to do it yourself? There are two ways – you can either use responsive design, which means you only have to create one version of the site but it scales and orients itself nicely on different…

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Christmas card

I haven’t really given you anything for PPC, have I? Let’s sort that out right now. This tool will help you do competitor keyword research for your Adwords or Bing Ads campaigns, but it’s not limited to that by any means. First off, you can search either by your competitor’s URL (or your own!) or…

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