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by Jo Shaer, on November 3, 2017

When you come to transfer domain ownership for a .co.uk website, you suddenly realise the importance of buying and registering a .co.uk domain correctly in the name of the person …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 29, 2014

Following on from our hacking problems, one Thursday morning started with two computers on our network that were attacked by malware, apparently whilst looking at the Lollipop Local website! Poor …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 24, 2014

Wordpress is one of the most popular website platforms in the world, but it is also one of the most frequently targeted by hackers. Most Wordpress websites are under constant …

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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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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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by Jo Shaer, on March 15, 2014

A worrying blog post from Krebson Security about yet another attack on Wordpress blogs. 42,000 of them this time. The latest attack leveraged the pingback feature which allows other sites …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 1, 2014

[question ask="Was just checking Webmaster Tools and we seem to have some kind of HATOM mark up error on 711 entries since 10 January. Looks like they are all blog …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 20, 2014

Back in 2013, transferring the registrant of a .co.uk was much more complicated. A client had asked us for help with changing the name of the registrant. The limited company was …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 13, 2014

Further to our posts on how to change the registrant of a .co.uk website, here's another question that has come up from clients. What happens if your domain lists someone …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 8, 2014

[question ask="Jo, we can't get our new email address to send or receive through Windows Live Mail 2012. But our old one still works fine. What's going on?"][/question] I dread …

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Topics:EmailWebmistress HostingHow To/Tips

by Jo Shaer, on December 17, 2013

Jo, I've had this email from Nominet about showing my personal address on the internet but I don't know what to do with it. When did you get it? About …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on December 11, 2013

Google have updated the procedure for how to add a new user to Google Analytics yet again. This is the December 2013 version. How to add a new user to …

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Topics:Webmistress Hostingadd user to google analytics

by Jo Shaer, on November 8, 2013

For a few months now, we have been offering a service where we bring your website into your Facebook page using the tabs underneath the cover image. Suddenly, this week, …

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Topics:FacebookWebmistress Hosting

by Jo Shaer, on October 24, 2013

All businesses collect and process “personal data” as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998. When you collect people’s personal data, they need to know: Who you are, what the …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on August 21, 2013

From the contact form on my website Luis Hill luishill87@yahoo.com Telephone 0017849632 Website URL http://ca.com Message: Hi, Thank you for using our Infographic (http://tiny99.com/***** - details removed just in case …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 19, 2013

I urge all small business owners to download a copy of this information booklet from the Government.Cyber security: what small businesses need to know - Publications - Inside Government - …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 30, 2013

I don't like Microsoft Office Live/Yahoo web accounts. For a start, I can't log in to them from Google Chrome! But I have a client who has not enjoyed being …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 23, 2013

How do I do a screen grab on a Mac? The new client wanted to keep a copy of her existing website as a memento but she was on a …

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by Jo Shaer, on April 29, 2013

It is quite natural for any webmaster or small business owner monitoring their own website to want to know how their site is performing. However, Google’s own terms of service …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingSearch Engine Optimisation

by Jo Shaer, on March 3, 2013

There is nothing worse than going into one of your Wordpress blogs and discovering that you have 10,000 pending comments! The spammers have found you. That's what happened to me …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 28, 2013

I hate spammers. I hate them because they fill up my inbox with ridiculous and unnecessary comments that I have to trawl through to separate them out from the real …

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by Jo Shaer, on January 21, 2013

I know it may seem like a silly question but, working on my laptop, my screen suddenly decided to change its orientation from horizontal to vertical so that I had …

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by Jo Shaer, on January 19, 2013

I needed to cancel a letter.ly subscription via Amazon Payments but it took me a while to work out how to do it. First, yu need to log into your …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on January 4, 2013

I don't do IT Support so I don't need to log into customers' computers. But what I do need is to be able to log into my own home computer …

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Topics:remote access your computerWebmistress Hosting

by Jo Shaer, on December 27, 2012

An inquiry has been made about your domain's (lollipoplocal.co.uk) value through PanSee web application. You can see the report by visiting this link /index.php?domain=lollipoplocal.co.uk. If you think you're not the …

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by Jo Shaer, on December 16, 2012

I spent a while today trying to show a new client how to import his domain based emails into his gmail account so that he could receive and respond from …

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by Jo Shaer, on December 15, 2012

Why would you want to set an out of office vacation message autoresponder? Well, you're going to be away from the office for two weeks annual leave in the summer …

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Topics:EmailWebmistress HostingSmall BusinessLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on December 7, 2012

So you've set up a test site within your hosting on a private URL that you don't want anyone to see whilst you're building it. Child themes and customisation Always …

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by Jo Shaer, on December 6, 2012

Everything was running smoothly and I was editing a post and save it. I went to the home page and.... ... nothing! My url was in the search bar but …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 30, 2012

For many small businesses, getting their website online will be put into the hands of their web designer. And, for an unlucky few, this can turn out to be a …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 17, 2012

Over the last few weeks, I have had a couple of incidents where people have asked me why email messages might be bouncing back. Invariably the problem is file size …

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by Jo Shaer, on September 13, 2012

The question of paid or free blogging platforms raised its head again recently when a new client was very excited to show me the new blog they had set up …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingSearch Engine OptimisationWeb DesignLocal Business MarketingWordpress Tutorialsblogging platforms

by Jo Shaer, on August 13, 2012

I had a call from a colleague of one of my clients asking me to help with their domain name which had expired, resulting in their website going down. Because …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 10, 2012

According to this infographic from Workplace Claim via Good Relaxation, in 2010/11 10.8 million working days in the UK were lost to work related stress - an adverse physical or …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on June 26, 2012

I always thought that allowing comments would make for better engagement on a site. However, the ways that people are able to scam and spam your website through comments have …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingWeb DesignWordpress Tutorials

by Jo Shaer, on May 28, 2012

Usually, when you transfer domain ownership from one registrar to another it is a simple enough process. You ask the existing registrar if they will change the IPSTag from their …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 19, 2012

I had a very tricky job recently involving a Wordpress Favicon. If you're not sure what one is, it's the little image that appears for each website in the tabs …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 3, 2012

It was so frustrating. I had embedded a client's YouTube video onto his website but, when the video finished playing, the customer was being offered the chance to watch a …

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by Jo Shaer, on April 16, 2012

Here we go again, a variation on my previous post about Hong Kong/Chinese domain name fraud but this time it's a scam about internet copyright dispute and registration in Asia …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 29, 2012

My new clients HandymanPlus.co.uk alerted me to the latest email from Google scam when they sent me a copy of a message they had received that morning and asked if …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 25, 2012

If you want to change domain names from NetNames.co.uk, it can be rather a daunting prospect. However, going onto their site, the process seemed easy enough for a .co.uk domain …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 23, 2012

The upload dialogue box looked the same as normal except for the final line about the images which read Image Full Size (0x0) with a checkmark. It was so frustrating! …

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by Jo Shaer, on December 19, 2011

It was the lovely Ray who handles IT Support Essex who did a fabulous presentation on how to keep your computer safe from virus threats and, amongst a lot of …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingSocial Media OptimisationLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on September 9, 2011

Dear Chairman, We are a professional intellectual property rights consultant and dispute organization based in HongKong, which mainly engaged in internet intellectual property rights protection. Now we have a pretty …

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Topics:Webmistress Hostingdomain name fraudWeb Designdomain name scams

by Jo Shaer, on August 25, 2011

Back in June 2010, I bought my first .co.uk domain name for a client. Having purchased .com and .info addresses in the past, I thought it would be the same …

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