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Are you using Google Analytics?

Are you using Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is changing. If you have a website using Google Analytics and haven't switched to the new Google Analytics 4 then you should probably take action! This post explains what you need to do and why... What is Google Analytics? Google Analytics is a tool...

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Boring but useful – how secure is your business?

Boring but useful – how secure is your business?

This is not a particularly entertaining post. BUT it is a very important one. At the time of writing this there has been war in Ukraine for around 3 weeks and during that time the number of cyber attacks on sites in Ukraine has gone up exponentially*. If things...

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Choosing Inclusive Colour Palettes

Choosing Inclusive Colour Palettes

One of my Intentions for this year is to make sure my online presence is fully accesible. (more about why I'm using intentions not goals here). I've tried to make my site as clear as possible, I use Alt text on my images but one thing I hadn't really considered was...

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I’m not setting goals this year…

I’m not setting goals this year…

And this is why.. In a previous life I was a programme manager. I took meaty, complex programmes, broke them into manageable projects and then broke them down into tasks which I tracked like a terrier after a mouse. I had Gantt charts and dependencies and weekly...

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What’s the best web hosting?

What’s the best web hosting?

One of the questions I get ask A LOT is which is the best web hosting.  And I always recommend SiteGround. There are a few reasons for this and rather than write an essay, I thought I would show you behind the scenes so you can see exactly what it is I love about...

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5 essential keyboard shortcuts

5 essential keyboard shortcuts

Did you know that there are some combinations of keystrokes you can use on your keyboard that are like secret code for your computer? Known as keyboard shortcuts, they can save you loads of time while making you feel very professional! Instead of having to move the...

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Apple Privacy Policy is messing with email open rates

Apple Privacy Policy is messing with email open rates

Your email open rates are about to go up. And it's a bad thing. “What!” I hear you cry “I thought getting more people to open emails was a good thing?” And of course you are right but in this instance it is not because your readers are opening the emails but because...

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I hate Mailchimp

I hate Mailchimp

I hate Mailchimp. There. I've said it. I'm not usually one for hating things but after a recent foray into Mailchimp to help a lovely client migrate to MailerLite I realised that I do, in fact, hate Mailchimp. I have some very specific reasons for this which I'm going...

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Create personalised links using Pretty Links

Have you ever wondered how some people have a lovely zoom meeting link (think www.alicejennings.co.uk/meeting rather than something like this https://us02web.zoom.us/j/818387 If you have a WordPress site it's actually super easy to get this set up using a fab plugin...

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