The 1st Week At FireCask

This post is in relation to our first week at 3 Door Digital, which has now rebranded to FireCask Walking into the Spinningfields office last Monday was a surreal experience. I felt as if I was going to visit someone from another company and that I wasn’t in fact going into my own office. As [read more]


If Google Hangout Was A Person: How We Launched

If Google Hangout was a person, they would have had a great time listening to the hours of conversations, laughs and serious planning that has been going on for the last 10 months. She (I have made her female as I am outnumbered 3:1 by men so could do with another woman) has had the [read more]


Latest News Ticker for WordPress

Latest News Ticker is a Premium plugin by Shane Jones. Its main feature is very simple; it mimics the news tickers that you will see on most news channels. It takes your post titles and some other fields and displays them across the top or bottom of your page in a scrolling fashion, clicking on [read more]


Anna’s Great North Swim For Orly Tenzer

On Saturday 23rd June I will be swimming 1 mile in Lake Windermere as part of the Great North Swim. The water will be cold and I will look very fetching in my wetsuit (not!) but it is for a brilliant cause. Support by Donating and Sharing Tweet Donate via Justgiving Why I am Swimming [read more]


Google Analytics Bug: Random Sites appearing as popups

Just over a week after Google made an announcement to increase privacy for users, which has mainly angered a lot of the SEO community, a bug has been found where you can view a random domain that also has Google Analytics installed. Col Skinner (aka @SEOSherlock) found this bug today and has kindly let me share [read more]


Getting your Social Buttons to Align with CSS in WordPress

Since creating both the and plugins I have been asked a lot about how I aligned them all in one line (like above). The answer is that it’s really easy! Step 1: Install the plugins. Install the following plugins: Step 2: Insert the Buttons via Shortcode: Note here that I have also included the tweet [read more]


Banc Media hires Alex Moss as Head of SEO

Banc Media, a Manchester based SEO & PPC agency based in Salford Quays, Manchester. Starting July 4th 2011, Alex will join the Banc Media team and be responsible for all SEO clients and the internal Banc Media SEO team. His role will include SEO strategies, on-site development and consultation, content distribution and client relations.



A couple of SEO Jobs in Manchester

With the news of Stephanie Pender leaving BD Recruitment, I thought I’d temporarily annoy the #mancseo community by advertising a couple of jobs on the site! I have been told of 2 jobs that are available in South Manchester. These jobs are for: E-Commerce Manager PPC Manager Unfortunately I cannot give any more details out [read more]


bit.ly Rolls Out QR Code Generator

Last week bit.ly, the leading URL Shortening service, announced that they now include QR codes when generating a shortened URL. Although goo.gl has been generating QR codes since April (as tweeted by Matt Cutts), bit.ly have rolled this out less than a month since goo.gl has been made available to the public. QR codes are [read more]