No More Google! 3 Reasons Why I’m Switching to DuckDuckGo

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A quiet Friday morning….drinking coffee, reading the news, nothing unusual here. I remember that I need to buy socks. Good quality socks, the kind that don’t hole easily. I Google it: That’s ugly. An e-commerce result in the ‘knowledge graph’? Poorly formatted text that offers no value whatsoever? It suddenly occurred to me that I’d […]

My Favourite WordPress Visual Editor – Thrive Content Builder Review & Walkthrough

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Thrive Content Builder is a premium WordPress plugin that allows you to edit any post or page visually, otherwise known as a Visual Editor. I’ve been using WordPress to create and edit websites for almost 6 years now, so I’m pretty used to editing content in the backend editor. Nevertheless, using a WordPress visual editor […]

Fastest WordPress Themes For 2015 (Updated)

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Web design has improved a lot in the last 12 months but with responsive content, parallax scrolling and social integration, sites hosted on cheap shared hosting packages can become very sluggish. If you don’t want to spend $$$ on a VPS or dedicated hosting, but still want WordPress as your CMS, you’re going to need […]

Where Has All The Traffic Gone? MOZ, Search Engine Land and more

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A few months ago I wrote a post about how easy it is to confuse the different search engine news sites (Moz not withstanding). Is it possible that the lack of distinct brand identities is costing these sites traffic, or is the problem down to our favourite search engine giant instead? Using data from Compete.com, […]

FTC Guidelines? Pah! The Rise Of Invisible Advertising

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Sponsored media posts are nothing new. Native Advertising – to give the practice its correct title –  has been around for centuries. From its beginnings as newspaper advertorials (which are still very much alive and well) to celebrity tweets, sponsored content is becoming increasingly important for advertisers that know when users ignore traditional advertising. Nicely […]