Category Archives: Business

How to start your website

Getting started with your website is easier than ever thanks to the combination of some great software and the services from some great hosting companies that are designed to make the process simple. This tutorial will take you through the steps of getting yourself up and running all within about






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What is Affiliate Marketing?

Since the release of my Simple Affiliate Shop plugin I have regularly been asked, “What is affiliate marketing?” You might think that in order to have a shop you need to have something to sell. In the case of Affiliate Marketing you are promoting products that are created and sold






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Changes to Google Apps – no free Google Apps option

I recently wrote about how to Set up Google Apps for small business. Unfortunately the free option that I mentioned is no longer available. Google have withdrawn the free service for businesses that have less than 10 users and now you have to pay a fee if you want this






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Set up Google Apps for small business

Google Apps provide Web based email, calendar and documents that let you work from anywhere and yet still use your own domain name to give you the look of a large organisation, without the cost of a large organisation IT department. Choose the Google Apps package that suits your business






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Updated guidance on change to the EU cookie law

The ICO has release some helpful updates and clarifications on how to comply with the EU cookie law, the most important being that implied consent can be valid. It’s a very important clarification as it answers the impossible question for website owners of “what if my visitor does not say






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EU Cookie law – almost here!

I’ve been wondering why this change to the law has me so frustrated when there are so many that don’t even make me blink? The conflict I am having is because I want to comply with this law, but I can’t find a way that is not going to hurt






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BT’s approach to EU cookie compliance

While checking my online bill I found that BT.com is my first site that has a nice solution to the EU cookie law.  This may not be completely compliant since it asks for permission after setting cookies but it does give all the options and information that you need to






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EU Cookie Law

Your website will soon be illegal due to  legislation originating in the EU that will come into force in the UK at the end of May 2011. The legislation is intended to give us all more protection on the internet by limiting the type of cookies that can be used






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Facebook announces timeline for pages

I visited my facebook business page this morning and found the announcement of a new design coming soon: New Facebook Pages – On 30 March 2012, all Facebook Pages will get a new design. Preview your page now to see what it looks like and try out the new features.






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Getting your design started

Sometimes getting you new business venture off the ground can be a bit like the chicken and the egg. There are so many things that can’t be done until something else is done – where do you start? Do you have business cards? Do you have a website? How about






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