EU Cookies Plugin—EU Privacy Directive Compliance For WordPress Websites

The EU Cookies Plugin helps your WordPress website comply with EU privacy regulations, with NO popups, NO scarey messages, and NO disabling of website functionality.

This plugin won’te lose you website traffic.

For almost all websites, it will be sufficient to install this plugin, check that it applies to what you actually do, and . . . → Read More: EU Cookies Plugin—EU Privacy Directive Compliance For WordPress Websites

How To Use Twitter, by Rupert Murdoch (News Corp)

An article on how to use Twitter by Rupert Murdoch? You shouldn’t be so surprised given what he has to teach us on this subject, and from what I learned when he replied to one of my tweets yesterday.

My ‘pommy’ accent shows that this isn’t really an op-ed by the renowned media mogul, . . . → Read More: How To Use Twitter, by Rupert Murdoch (News Corp)

Google+ versus Diaspora*—Blog Post Interaction Analysis

Google+ versus Diaspora

This post reports objective data showing that for ordinary users, Diaspora* appears to be more democratic, and certainly a far more interactive community than Google+.

Google+ appears to have become dominated by a small elite of “big guns” (some actually paid by Google). These people have massive followings and hoover up the interaction of . . . → Read More: Google+ versus Diaspora*—Blog Post Interaction Analysis

Can Diaspora* Compete With Facebook And Google+?

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In this post I’ll explain why I think Diaspora* will outlast Facebook and Google+, even though it may never reach their level of popularity. I’ll explain why Diaspora* does not need to compete with them to be a success, and why I think one or both could well fail and be . . . → Read More: Can Diaspora* Compete With Facebook And Google+?

How To Format Google+ Posts Using Bold Or Italic Text

A great way to help your posts stand out and at the same time make them easier to read, is to use bold and italic text styles.

A heading in bold makes it easier for someone to spot what your post is about when it arrives in their feed, and using italics for quotations . . . → Read More: How To Format Google+ Posts Using Bold Or Italic Text

How To Create A Google+ Business Page

Google+ Business Page Setup

Google has launched Google+ Business Pages, which are Google’s answer to Facebook Pages.

If you want a chance to get ahead of your competition you’ll want to know how to create a Google+ Business Page for your business. You can do this in just a few minutes.

What Is A Google+ Page?

Until 7th . . . → Read More: How To Create A Google+ Business Page

Unthink Social Network—Homestead Deed (Full Text)

I just received my invite to Unthink, a brand new “all-in-one” social network from, I don’t know who—because their “about” page doesn’t say who they are. I’ve written a bit more about Unthink in the following post:

[link coming.. be patient :-)]

Unthink.com is a slick website, but what struck me most is . . . → Read More: Unthink Social Network—Homestead Deed (Full Text)

Get A Freelance Start-up Business Website For FREE – Use The New Enterprise Allowance Scheme (DWP)

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Good news for people starting a small freelance business: from October 2011, the UK government is offering you up to £2,274.

The New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) provides £1,274 cash (as a weekly allowance) and up to £1,000 as an optional loan to help with start up costs such as—dare I say—getting yourself a smart website to . . . → Read More: Get A Freelance Start-up Business Website For FREE – Use The New Enterprise Allowance Scheme (DWP)

How To Publicise Your Blog: Configure A “Ping List” Of RPC Update Services In WordPress

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Marketing your blog, in the first instance, means making sure that people can find your posts easily. The major search engines will help with this once they’ve indexed your content, as sharing links manually on such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Diaspora, your newsletter and so on.

But these are not the only things that . . . → Read More: How To Publicise Your Blog: Configure A “Ping List” Of RPC Update Services In WordPress

Why Implement Google’s +1 (plus-one) Button?

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Why implement Google’s +1 button? Well, if it brought more website visitors from Google search, that would be reason enough. But does it?

To do this it must influence search engine rankings (or SERP) for Google.

Does Google’s +1 (plus-one) Button Affect SERP?

Google have stated that people clicking on the +1 button . . . → Read More: Why Implement Google’s +1 (plus-one) Button?