Taking your Mobile Friendly SEO Audit to the Next Level

On March 26th 2018 Google announced the systemic roll out of their mobile first index. This means that instead of crawling and cataloging your lovingly crafted desktop website, they're now looking at the (responsive) mobile website that your web developers tacked onto the end of the project and probably rushed out over the course of a couple of days. (more…)

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Why do we fall Bruce?

Why do we fall Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up. Thomas Wayne - Batman. So over the past few days my blog has taken a hammering and been attacked from no less that 4 different IP addresses rendering the CMS useless. The net result is the old blog is gone and i'm having to start again from scratch. (more…)

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Google Pixel 2 XL Will Not Use eSim Says EE

Will the Google Pixel 2 XL use Google new eSim technology? Find out this and more in another great instalment of Mark talks tech #lol. So I’m expecting delivery of my shiny new panda stylee Google Pixel 2 XL on the 15th of November having got 20% off my tariff using an NHS discount code. This leaves my contract at £54 per month with £9.99 deposit on the phone… and I get a free Google Home assistant too. Not a bad deal IMHO. (more…)

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Harron Homes

This post is going to be amended as we progress through buying our Tiverton/Windsor from Harron Homes. For the record this is the first time I’ve moved home, having bought my current house 15 years ago straight out of university. Needless to say a lot has changed. (more…)

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EE Osprey 4G MiFi Review

If you’ve been reading my blog then you know that I recently moved into a new build house. Despite having broadband on order and due for an installation only days after moving in due to infrastructure issues on the site i still don’t have any internet connection three months later. This has lead to desperate action. I’ve been researching different ways to provide WIFI throughout the house and narrowed it down to the following: (more…)

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Solved: WordPress adding -2 to URL Slug

I’ve just been working through a new SEO clients website and tried to fix a bug with their content which was caused by a non-standard custom WordPress theme. I deleted the offending page then used the Google cache: search operator to pull back the original content and created a new page which in this case was called ‘Huddersfield’. When I created the new page i noticed that the URL slug was set to /huddersfield-2/. I tried to edit it back to just /huddersfield/ and it reverted to the -2 suffixed slug. (more…)

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Category List from the Google Adwords Keyword Tool

I’m looking into how content can be categorised and as a start i decided to strip out a list of categories from the Google Adwords Keyword Tool… which was a much more laborious task than i first imagined. Below you will find the basic list grouped by top level category. I will add more structure to this listng in the future but for now heres the raw data: (more…)

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iPod Dock Reviews – Wired/Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers for Under £100

This is an update to the unfinished post from last year where i used online reviews to identify the best ipod dock for under £100 as part of my researching a gift for my GF’s Christmas present. Today sees this post updated (she decided she didn’t want one last year but wants one this year… women!) with not only new ipod docks, but also my personal reviews from having played with them in store. (more…)

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