Ever searched for a domain name you like, only to find it gone a few hours later when you’re ready to buy? Frustrating isn’t it?
Not with the Safe Domain Name Checker – it’s nothing fancy but it’s safe.
When your domain appears to already be registered within hours of checking, this is known as domain name front-running or domain sniffing. It’s a scummy practice that has been going on for years. It’s where you search for a name and the registrar then uses the signals you give to maximise the price, sometimes even selling the information to other companies that buy up the domains that people are searching for and then sell them at a premium. If you’re interested in learning more, read this article on WikiPedia which explains the phenomenon in greater detail. Continue reading “Safe Domain Name Checker”
Corporation Street Hotel Rochester, Kent.
There’s a lot of discussion on social media regarding the proposal for for the new Corporation Street Hotel Rochester. We decided to create this post after realising that quite a few people were confused about the details of the project. Not content with teaching websites and SEO, we also want to educate local people about local issues affecting the area. Too pluggy?
The idea for an info hub came from a Facebook post shared in a local Rochester group:
In case any Rochester and Medway friends have missed it, the revised Corporation Street hotel plans are open for…
Posted by Sarah Anderson on Saturday, August 26, 2017
Here’s a collection of information and links about the hotel project that some may find useful:
Continue reading “Corporation Street Hotel Rochester – INFO HUB”
How to avoid bad debt
Sometimes it’s difficult to avoid bad debt and something we hear about a lot from clients is that they’ve had trouble with getting payments in from their customers after they’ve been working together for some time.
Having had our own experiences in the past, we thought it may help to offer an insight into why this happens and what you can do to avoid bad debt and reduce the amount of non-payers you experience.
For reasons we will explore further in this blog, the customers expectation has often simply not been met. This is not always the fault of the service provider. This article explains the science beautifully: Continue reading “Avoid bad debt – why clients don’t pay”
Learn on-page SEO yourself – it’s not that hard once you understand how it works.
First we’ll explain what on-page SEO means.
The term ‘on-page’ refers to the optimisation of the elements contained within your page, that is, all the things that show on the page; Text, images, links, meta tags and so on.
All these things can be optimised with a chosen keyword or phrase. For those who were asleep in the last lesson, SEO means Search Engine Optimisation. See me after class.
When you’re selecting your keywords or keyphrases, head over to Google and type them in. See where the keyword(s) appear and you’ll soon be targeting your market like a dream. Continue reading “Learn on-page SEO yourself”
How to tag forename only in a Facebook post
There’s a quirky feature in Facebook that allows you to tag a forename only, without the full name appearing.
When making a new post or comment, you may not always want the default full name to show. Here’s an example:
Full name: Thanks, John Belsize, I’ll see you tomorrow!
Forename only: Thanks, John, I’ll see you tomorrow!
See the difference? It may appear to be a minor detail, but it looks a lot less formal when tagging someone to just show their first name as opposed to their full title. This works on desktop and mobile/tablet devices.
We’ve tested on an iPhone 6 plus, iPhone7, Android S6 and Macbook Air. Let us know if you discover any devices or browsers that this doesn’t work with. Continue reading “How to tag forename only in a Facebook post (VIDEO)”