Finding a Digital Marketing Job at 40

OK I have to confess that i’m actually 39 and not 40 but as its only months away and it made for a more dramatic title I went for the big four-oh.

A month ago I found myself made redundant. It came as a bit of a shock but was not unexpected for a number of reasons I won’t go into. This meant that once again I was back on the market and in need of work. This was made more urgent in that we’ve just bought a new house and are only 2 months away from having our first child.

In the

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Mozilla Murders Flash on Firefox

Last night Mozilla stopped support for Adobe’s Flash plugin in its browser. The plugin has long been responsible for many security issues and has provided loopholes favoured by hackers who use the technology to access your computers. The extent of this was unknown until security form The Hacking Team was its self hacked and a large list of exploits leaked online.


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Jobs – WordPress Web Developer Wanted in North Leeds

Blue Logic Digital a small digital marketing agency in Thorner, North Leeds is looking for a WordPress web developer to join their ranks.

Salary is negotiable based on experience however all applicants should have some commercial experience in building WordPress websites backed up by a portfolio of examples.

The Role:

You will be joining a small team of experienced PHP developers and work both independently on projects and in collaboration to help move troublesome projects along. As a wordpress web developer

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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:

  • Tethering using an existing mobile phone – I already get unlimited mobile data through my Three contract however tethering is not included in my plan. Three do provide tethering as an add on however the allowance is tiny and I’m not sure how many devices can be hooked up at any one time
  • Buying a PAYG phone with a tethering facility – I’ve looked into buying a second phone on a pay as you go contract with tethering and a decent data allowance. There aren’t any!
  • Buying a 3/4G dongle – My original idea was to buy a 4G dongle and set up internet sharing across this single connection. This is feasible but 4G dongles don’t really like multiple streams of data which means multiple users would make this slow.

With no great solution in place I all but despaired

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SEO News Recap Dec 2014

So we’re putting together our SEO reports for December back at the Blue Logic Digital office and i thought it would be a great idea to post these recaps each month on my blog. So here it is, an SEO news recap for December 2014:

Details of Google’s Imminent Panda Algorithm Update Leaked

The industry is awash with details of a new major update to Google’s content algorithm codenamed Panda 4. Using data taken from new patents, webinars and blog posts, this update further tightens the scope of what Google will deem a relevant and worthwhile page and

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Why Your Panda Recovery Isn’t Going Great

It concerns me that there seems to be a lot of companies who are still having problems with Google Panda and Penguin penalties. As it’s almost two years since this phenomena was started I have put together this quick guide to highlight some of the lingering issues caused in particular by the rolling Google Panda update and provided a solution to help businesses get beyond the issue as quickly as possible.

If you know what Google Panda is skip this next section.

What is Google Panda

Google panda is the name given

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Technorati Top 100 Resurrected

Over the past 10 years Technorati had compiled and maintained an excellent list of the top websites in the world. A few months ago they deleted this section which has resulted in the loss of a massive resource for the digital marketing & SEO community. In an effort to make sure all of their great work isn’t lost to the world I’ve decided to use to resurrect the Technorati top 100 directory listing.

Over time i will complete the task of resurrecting all of the other categories

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Buying from Harron Homes

Harron Homes Tiverton/Windsor & Snagging New Builds


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. Disclaimer: Apart from my buying a new build home from Harron Homes I am in no way affiliated with their marketing. This is my personal experience and thoughts

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A day in the life of an SEO

If you’re interested in what we do in the Digital Marketing team on a daily basis i thought i’d provide some insight by documenting my day.

6:00 Wake up. Shuffle into the home office and start reading the SEO and web design news from the States.

7:00 S.S&S. (Shit Shower & Shave)

7:30 Iron clothes. Quick tidy round. Set off for work.

8:30 Arrive at work. Put kettle on

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List of JQuery material design elements

I predict that there’s going to be a rush on JQuery elements around the interactivity described in Google’s Material Design ethos. This page contains a running list of Javascript effects and tools needed to replicate the elements shown in Google’s design framework.

Button Feedback

Part of the Material Design ethos involves adding a ripple effect or ‘ping’ to buttons. MIT has just published a JQuery demo that shows this effect to its fullest.

View It


Another element

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