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10 things NOT to do with a new website

10 things NOT to do with a new website

 

Getting a new website is an exciting time for a business. It offers potential and is a way to tell the world what you do every day. But there are lots of things that most businesses do with their websites that they absolutely shouldn’t. So to keep you right, here is 10 things NOT to do with a new website:

 

1.      Writing about you

 

SEO Goes to the Zoo – What is Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird?

SEO Goes to the Zoo – What is Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird?

 

When Google changes the way it delivers search results, real things happen. Sometimes companies go out of business and jobs are lost while for others success and riches beckon. So what happens behind that simple white screen with a search box matters. The biggest updates in recent years were named after animals. So this article will help to explain: what is Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird?

 

Google Apps You Did Not Know Existed

Google Apps You Did Not Know Existed

 

You probably already know that Google is much more than a search engine. You may use its email platform Gmail or its social media network Google+. And if you watch the news you will have heard about some of the exciting new technologies that it is working on, including Google Glass and the Google car that doesn’t need a driver. But while those developments are for the future there are other things that you can start using today - the Google apps you did not know existed - and these are some of the best.

 

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Can I get Google to Un-list Me?

Can I get Google to Un-list Me?

 

Over the last 10 to 15 years the internet has changed a lot of things. Most of this change has been for the better as people and businesses find it easier to connect, get things done, and find information. But the internet has also created a number of philosophical and moral questions, most of which remain unresolved. One of those questions has been in the news recently: the right to be forgotten. This involves stopping search engines from showing certain results and it has led to many people asking: “Can I get Google to un-list me?”

 

Not Every Startup is HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and Why It Should Not Be

Not Every Startup is HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and Why It Should Not Be

 

It’s natural to look at a new television show based on a particular part of society and ask the question: is this realistic? That has certainly been the case with the new sitcom from HBO, Silicon Valley. It has been a topic of conversation for those involved in launching or running new tech companies as well as those who don’t. The general consensus is that startup companies are not like the one depicted in Silicon Valley.

 

Are You a Ninja?

Are You a Ninja?

 

Well, are you a ninja? If you are and you are thinking of setting up a new website you are in luck. The same applies if you are a builder, a florist, a bull rider, or if your name is Kim. This is because of a thing called a TLD and the fact that lots of new ones have either recently been released or will be released soon.

 

TLD stands for top-level domain. It is the last part of a website address – the part after the dot. The most popular is .COM but you will also have heard of .NET, .GOV and .ORG. There are also country-specific TLDs like .CA (Canada), .CO.UK (United Kingdom) and .COM.AU (Australia).