Tag Archives: success

Check email delivery

If customers are leaving you a message on your website then you want to know that the messages are getting safely to your in box. Particularly if you are using a plug-in to give you a nice contacts page. Checking email delivery is bit obvious but very important, you would






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Take independent backups and verify them

Always have a tested backup -Murphy’s law says “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong” and in the world of backups this means that when you need it you will find something wrong with it. This article is part of a series on regular website maintenance that you can do






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When to use Categories and Tags in WordPress

A client recently asked me to explain Tags and Categories for WordPress. It is something that often comes up and the answer is ‘it depends’, as is the answer to many IT questions. It depends on your intention and what you want to do with your writing and your audience.






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Webmaster Tools for Bing and Google

As a Webmaster (or someone who has a website managed for you) you should make sure you are getting as much value from your hard work as you can. Both Google and Bing offer free tools designed to help you manage and track your website. They let you answer questions






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Claim your on-line identity

If you’re serious about having an on line identity for your business then it makes sense to claim your user name or brand so that it is available for you when you are ready. I missed doing this years ago and still regret it. When the time came to grab






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Plan to succeed, eat the frog first

I attended a really good seminar today on Self Employment and as a throw away line the speaker asked us to change one thing in our day and ‘Eat the Frog First!’ “What on earth does that mean?”, I hear you asking. It is a way of helping us to






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How much do you love what you are doing?

I saw a TED presentation today and one quote really struck me, Carol Coletta is quoted as saying, “I would pay someone to do what I do” I’ve often heard this from the negative perspective where you would pay to have someone do it because then you would not need






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