Charity Art Auction for @thefactoryyz on Thursday

The Factory Youth Zone (FYZ) set 100 businesses in Manchester a challenge to raise a minimum of £1,000 each. I decided to do something a little bit different from a lot of the companies involved and I will be hosting an art auction on October 3rd. Purchase a Ticket! Missing #BreakingBad? Buy @SarahLynnMayhew's Heisenberg at [read more]


#BrightonSEO September 2013 talks in Bulletpoints

On Friday 13th September both myself and Rhys Wynne attended BrightonSEO. This post is coverage of the talks we both attended on the day. International Link Curation – Speaker – Kevin Gibbons This was an interesting talk, Kevin Gibbons from Blueglass UK – he gave real examples of a client whereby they planned and executed [read more]


6 things SEOs really should know about PR (but probably don’t)

Post Penguin, SEOs are keen to learn the dark arts of PR. While public relations professionals show little interest in how their work influences search, online marketers have slowly but surely been learning basic PR skills. And they are doing quite a good job, I might add. Blogger outreach, press releases and infographics are all [read more]


Slides from #BrightonSEO April 2013 – Social Structured Data

Here are the slides to my talk at BrightonSEO on 12th April 2013. Please find the transcript below the slides. The Video The Slides The Transcript Today I’m going to talk to you about structure data, specifically for Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. But first I want to tell you why you should be doing it. [read more]


Building online assets that Google can’t take away

This post has been written by Paddy Moogan, an SEO Consultant at Distilled and author of The Link Building Book. It isn’t a great idea to rely on another company for your own business to survive, you’re taking a bit of a gamble and if the other company messes up somehow, you’re in trouble. The [read more]


Twitter API v1.1 replaces v1 from 11th June 2013

In August 2012, Twitter announced that they were releasing v1.1 of the Twitter API. On 11th June 2013 v1 of the API was completely shut down. Within this deprecation, the RSS feed features also become unavailable – which is has huge implications for webmasters globally. Go PRO! Twitter Feed PRO uses API v1.1 to output [read more]


Why being yourself is the key to writing great content

With the increase in blogging over the last 5 years, we have developed a new way of considering and thinking about writing content. It is no longer just about the traditional English that we were taught in school, it has evolved to open up a new world of freedom of speech, thought and ultimately fun! [read more]


Why Networking Is Like Dating

Although I have been in a relationship for 10 years (married for two and a half) and have not been on the dating scene for a decade, there are many aspects to business networking that remind me of the dating game. The same principles apply: you meet someone and if you like them (or in [read more]


How To Import Trello Cards Into Remember The Milk

As a self confessed scatterbrain, I’m always looking at ways of improving my productivity and organisation. My personal to-do list of choice is Remember The Milk, as an Android user, I love their widget. I’ve also recently started using Trello (thanks to Alex), as here at 3 Door Digital my projects are managed as cards. [read more]


Vote for us as the ‘Best Start-Up’ in the COMBAs!

FireCask are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted, out of hundreds of applicants, for the City of Manchester Business Awards (COMBA) in the Best Start-Up category. The COMBAs are hosted by networking group Downtown in Business in association with Manchester City Council and marketing and events company Journey9. There are 14 categories including [read more]