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by Jo Shaer, on April 30, 2014

Lollipop Local are running regular Twitter training courses at their new offices in 1729a London Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex. We now have a brand new training room which can …

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Topics:Twitter

by Jon Law, on April 30, 2014

A few weeks ago I delivered a short SEO course in Basildon for the apprentices at ITEC Learning Centre. They run the only City and Guilds Social Media course in …

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Topics:ITECSEO CourseBasildonSearch Engine Optimisation

by Jo Shaer, on April 29, 2014

You can choose who you want your status updates to publish to by selecting individual names or circles or public at the bottom of each post on Google+. However, if …

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Topics:Google

by Jo Shaer, on April 28, 2014

BBC2's Business Boomers about the Coffee Hot Shots took me back to my childhood where coffee came in one size dependent on the crockery of the shop you were in …

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Topics:Women and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on April 27, 2014

Amazon has become a regular component of our life through both our affiliate marketing efforts and our shopping experience when time is tight so I enjoyed the episode of Business …

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Topics:Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on April 26, 2014

There are a few options here and it depends whether you are talking about messages from strangers or from existing connections. Stop messages from people who are not already connections …

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Topics:LinkedIn

by Jo Shaer, on April 23, 2014

Social Media Today tell us that as of September, there were over 15m Twitter users in the UK with 80% active on mobile devices (compared to only 60% globally) Over …

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Topics:social media

by Jo Shaer, on April 22, 2014

We watched The Wolf of Wall Street last week. The story of Jordan Belfort's rise and fall as a stockbroker in the 1980s... and then his rise again as a …

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by Jo Shaer, on April 21, 2014

Search Engine OptimisationSearch Engine Optimisation is one of those terms that has spawned an industry of charlatans. Whether you live in Essex or elsewhere around the globe, there cannot be …

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Topics:Search Engine OptimisationSocial Media and SEOLocal SEO

by Jo Shaer, on April 20, 2014

Blocking is a new feature that was introduced by LinkedIn in February. Blocking a connection on LinkedIn You go to the person's profile - this means that you can only …

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Topics:LinkedIn

by Jo Shaer, on April 19, 2014

[question ask="When my new website is be ready to roll out, I presume I can take my domain name with me?"][/question] Another great question after one of our training courses …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingHow To/TipsWeb Design

by Jo Shaer, on April 15, 2014

Last week we were really proud to be asked to sponsor and present the first Social Media Apprentice Award at ITEC for 2014. There were several other categories: Adult Learner …

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Topics:social media

by Jo Shaer, on April 14, 2014

Heartbleed is the latest virus/hack issue to trend across the webisphere. It is a security flaw which takes the form of a bug in a piece of software called OpenSSL …

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Topics:social mediaWebmistress HostingSmall Business

by Jo Shaer, on April 13, 2014

No matter what they tell you, Google's not your friend Their goal in life is really just to make you spend spend spend They'll send you special offers, cos you're …

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Topics:Google Adwords

by Jo Shaer, on April 12, 2014

I had a day off today - for my birthday :) And a late lunch at the fantastic Sand Bar and Seafood Restaurant in The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea. With Jon - …

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Topics:FacebookSmall BusinessWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on April 11, 2014

NO!!!! Please don't do that! Just as with Facebook and LinkedIn, Google's guidelines confirm that the main profile on Google+ has to be a person with a first and last …

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Topics:GoogleGoogle Places

by Jo Shaer, on April 10, 2014

Yes you can add your maiden name to your Google+ account. And your Ph.D or other letters of accreditation. Here's how: Go to your Google+ profile. Click Profile in the …

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Topics:Google

by Jo Shaer, on April 9, 2014

[question ask="I have two Twitter accounts - what should I do?"][/question] Great question from Angela at Inner-Body Pilates after one of our Tweeting 4 Twits Social Media Courses in Leigh …

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Topics:Twitter

by Jo Shaer, on April 8, 2014

192.com is a scraper site. Even if you have not set up an account to list your business there, this directory may well still show your contact details. Judging from …

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Topics:Local Business MarketingCustomer Services

by Jo Shaer, on April 7, 2014

I ran one of my Google Adwords training courses for a local Essex business woman recently. She was paying an Adwords Management Company over £200/month to run her account and …

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Topics:Google Adwords

by Jo Shaer, on April 6, 2014

I was on a great workshop in Brentwood this week. It was all about developing your personal brand with Elaine Smith from Inside Out. Your personal brand should not be …

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Topics:Small BusinessLocal Business MarketingWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on April 4, 2014

[question ask="Jo, how do I search for the relevant # for my business? i.e. bookkeeping, accounts, tax etc?"][/question] Great question about hashtags from Crystal from Thurrock on our recent Twitter …

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Topics:Twitter

by Jo Shaer, on April 2, 2014

Facebook Featured functions updated for April 2014. You now access Featured Likes, Page Owners and Admins via the navigation bar above the cover image. Click on the Settings option. In …

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Topics:Facebook

by Jo Shaer, on April 2, 2014

Facebook Ads have been completely out of kilter recently but whether there is an actual fraud or if it is just inefficient planning I am not totally sure. This chap …

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Topics:FacebookLocal Business Marketing

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