%name Shrek
Content Writing

Shrek – how to structure your content like Shrek

I’ve developed something of a resemblance to Shrek in recent years – the waistline has expanded big time, my grumpiness occasionally rears its head and I sometimes end up with clients who are donkeys: stubborn, answering back and reluctant to pay for work done. But, back in the day, I used to show “Shrek” on

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web design

Building a website in return for goats

I am a grumpy old troll, I know that. If I was represented as a character in a soap, I’d be a meld of Norris Cole and Roy Cropper, a mixture of OCD and meddling. It’s my way. I sit under bridges waiting for goats to cross and challenge them. I don’t hide behind a

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%name service your website
web design

Would you run a car for five years without a service?

Would you run a car for five years without a service? No. And yet SMEs, big businesses and sole traders run websites without getting them updated or serviced. But you shouldn’t and here’s why. Logging in to the WP Admin section of a website and clicking Dashboard to see 27 updates needed is like lifting

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%name Norwich web designer
web design

What comes standard with websites I design?

COPY. All copy is included in the  web design. By all means, give me ideas, but let me whip the words into shape. HOSTING on fast cloud servers. Free in Year 1, £3 per month in year 2. SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATION: I can add your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest in headers, footers and calls

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web design

Cheap website design for small business

Cheap website design for small business What a dangerous, foolish title – and the temerity of me pushing the word “cheap” to the front too. Cheap is associated with nasty, “cheap and nasty.” The commonplace “cheap as chips”. Or the slightly more charitable “cheap and cheerful”. But there’s a problem with this linguistic apartheid where

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%name Google Analytics
SEO

Google Analytics and how it can help your business

Google Analytics should be on your website – and if it’s not, sort it out please, so I can sleep easily. It’s not a difficult process to set up and it’s made even easier to track when you download the App from the App Store (or if you’re poor, Google Play). The App is actually

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%name Lorem Ipsum
copywriter

“Lorem Ipsum” be gone – use a proper copywriter

Ah Lorem Ipsum, or Lorem Ipsum Dolor (I think) if I’m feeling expansive – the beige text place filler that says put text here and a sight that many web designers and clients sigh over when they see it. Lorem Ipsum needs replacing you see. And that causes navel gazing and head scratching, because trust

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%name bathroom
web design

Bog off with your silly WordPress web design prices

I had a superb May as a newbie to this website design malarkey and you can see the 11 I built on my About page, and feedback has been universally good. June has maintained the momentum and I’m working now on North of Winter – a tattoo studio site for a leading Manchester tattoo artist, Sam

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%name web design
web design

How much do I charge for web design in Norwich?

How much do you charge for web design in Norwich is a question sometimes posed to me by prospective clients and I used to estimate hours needed and charge accordingly. But I read an article today on LinkedIn that really resonated with me as someone is looking to climb ranks and make a name for web

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%name book
GCSE English marking

What does an ideal exam schedule look like?

The death of controlled assessments and GCSE grades led to increased pressure on schools, their leadership, departments and students to pull out all the stops in a terminal examination – in English, four of them! The days of dishing out past papers a few weeks before Year 11 leave or once in Year 10 at

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%name online estate agent
property writing

Who is best to sell your property?

Let me start with a truism – the best estate agent to sell your home is the one who achieves the highest price. Now who will achieve that largely depends on who you trust most – I’ve sold with hybrid, traditional and an online estate agent. So should you use an online estate agent? Depends.

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%name Berlin
property writing

Move to Berlin if you want affordable city living

The suburbs of towns and cities used to be the desirable, in-demand places for families and young professionals. City centres were where you went to work or shop or pursue leisure but always to venture out of at night. Time have changed though and urban living is now in vogue and becoming an expensive lifestyle

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%name investment in Liverpool
property writing

Where’s best to invest in property?

If anyone were asked to hazard a guess as to the U.K. city with the highest combined property values, few would offer any other place than London.   Fairly obvious, isn’t it? Astronomical property prices combined with a huge urban population and inward commuting, along with the paucity of building space, would make the capital

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%name website
web design

18 reasons why your business needs a website

#1 We’ve come a long way from 1991. That’s the year when the first website went live – 27 years ago. Things have moved on greatly since then. John Major was the UK Prime Minister and Bryan Adams broke all music records with 16 weeks at the top of the charts. Some things haven’t changed

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%name property blog
property writing

How a regular property blog can win you business

I’ve run Get Pro Copy Ltd since 2015, constantly adding blog posts, as I knew this would lead to success. It has. I then realised that much of the property industry is beginning to recognise that a regular property blog post increases web traffic and leads to sales, longer term, so this venture was born. Get

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