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Google's Santa Tracker Has Come to Town!

  • Category: Tech
Google Santa Tracker screenshot
For our last blog of 2019, we thought we’d bring you some festive fun! Google’s annual Santa Tracker has arrived, ready to follow the man in red as he drops off presents around the world!

Google Changes Local Search Results

  • Category: Tech
  • Category: Digital Marketing
Logo of Google
Google has confirmed that an update affecting local search results has been rolled out. Called the “November 2019 Local Search Update”, Google is now applying neural matching to local search results.

IoT – For good or evil?

  • Category: Tech
  • Category: Security
Internet of Things, smashed glass
IoT ("Internet of Things") refers to devices which have the capability of connecting to the internet. Traditionally you would think of your desktop, tablet or smartphone but these days it has expanded into many of our everyday use devices such as TV's, microwaves, fridges, lights, heating systems and door locks.

New legislation for public sector websites and apps

  • Category: Tech
  • Category: Guides
logo of World Wide Web Consortium
New regulations have come into force which mean that from next year, every new public sector website and mobile app will need to meet certain accessibility standards and publish a statement saying they have been met, or if not, why not and what is planned to fix it. Existing websites...

Why WordPress sites MUST have expert management

  • Category: Tech
  • Category: Guides
Graph showing 'Brute Force Attacks by Hour'
We seem to be blogging about WordPress and the plugins an awful lot recently. But when Wordfence say that the current attack peaks are the highest they have ever seen by an hourly rate, it is time to take notice.

A-Z Social Media

  • Category: Tech
  • Category: Digital Marketing
A-Z of Social Media
From About.me to Zooppa: The A-Z of Social Media.