Author: Claire Broadley

26 Inbound Marketing Resources for Beginners

Inbound marketing brings visitors to your website and lets you market to people without hard sell techniques. This is a huge advantage for new businesses, because consumers increasingly view outbound marketing as a nuisance that should be avoided. By using inbound marketing, you can avoid having to cold call, and you don’t have to pester people to buy. Instead, […]

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Unintended Consequences of Brexit: Internet Edition

Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016. Before the vote, various experts warned of unintended consequences. Professor Michael Dougan warned of legal complexity. Bertie Aherne, former Irish Taoiseach, warned that Brexit may result in new borders. And unintended consequences will also affect both the UK and the EU’s IT industry, and the way UK […]

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What Does Donald Trump Think About Net Neutrality?

Despite his use of Twitter, Donald Trump is not a big internet user. He “very rarely” emails anyone, according to a 2013 testimony, and dictates his tweets to his aides. He’s referred to the internet as “the cyber” during the 2016 presidential debates, suggesting that he isn’t completely au fait with the modern web and related […]

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15 Big E-commerce Problems and Fixes

Setting up an online store is expensive. As a result, you have an extra incentive to make it a success. And that means converting visitors into customers. But it isn’t always clear how to do that. Remember that customers aren’t just looking for the right products at the right price. They are looking for a […]

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Know Your Privacy Rights at the Border

With the rise of terrorism and other law-breaking (eg, human trafficking), there has been a great increase in border checks — and the power that governments exercise at their borders. This has resulted in law-abiding citizens seeing their privacy rights erode. What was once a simple validation of a passport and quick look at the […]

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Which Browser is Most Secure?

With increasing numbers of malware attacks and other threats trying to steal your personal data, protecting yourself online is vitally important. Threats such as credit card scams, phishing, and computer viruses should make internet security a priority for everyone. This starts with good browsing practices. Take care when you open email attachments. Make sure your antivirus software […]

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The World's Most Creative (and Bizarre) Datacenters

The World’s Most Creative (and Bizarre) Data Centers

When we think of data centers, we tend to think of large, open rooms full of featureless racks. But many data centers break the mold and utilize truly creative designs, layouts, and locations. These unusual data centers are not vanity projects, but creative responses to some of the challenges that technology has presented. As concerns […]

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How to Plan and Execute Your Band's World Tour -- No Record Deal Required

The Internet Makes Your Band’s World Tour Much Easier

Many musicians dream of going on a world tour. But they’re put off by the huge costs and complicated visa laws. Some assume these things put world touring out of their reach — at least without the support and deep pockets of a major label. This is not true. Record Companies Aren’t as Important Now Right […]

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The Investigatory Powers Act: Ultimate Guide

The Investigatory Powers Act (PDF)is a new law that gives the UK government massive surveillance powers. It legalizes the tracking of internet usage, the hacking of smartphones and laptops, and the monitoring of innocent people. It also opens up that data to a huge number of staff members in various agencies and organizations. And it provides a mandate for the […]

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Create a Great Business Intranet With WordPress

Intranets allow employees to access business information on a closed system. The system is accessed via a web browser, but it’s locked down so that non-employees can’t access it. Some intranets consist of ‘read only’ information, like company policies, while others include sharing features and team working tools. For the purposes of this guide, we’re […]

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Black Friday: Best Hosting Deals 2016

Breaking News: It’s Cyber Monday! See the special hosting offers for today only. Black Friday follows the US Thanksgiving holiday, and is globally recognized as the beginning of the festive shopping season. It’s also the time of year when hosting companies run truly massive discounts. Many web hosting companies have special offers on Black Friday, with amazingly […]

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North Korea’s Bizarre Internet

North Korea — known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) — is a secretive and unpredictable place. Its 25 million residents live in a completely isolated environment, where information is tightly controlled by the state. And its citizens cannot enjoy simple things that we take for granted, from home-brewed alcohol to sarcasm. Most North Koreans are banned […]

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35 Plugins to Put WordPress on Auto-Pilot

Running a blog is time-consuming, and writing for it is just half of the job. You also need to maintain the software on your server to ensure it’s secure and speedy. For WordPress users, this adds myriad jobs to the to-do list, but neglecting maintenance can leave a hosting account open to attack. With that […]

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23 Free WordPress Plugins for Affiliate Marketing

Running a blog is a rewarding project for many writers. But wouldn’t it be great to increase those rewards by making a little (Or a lot!) of money? After all, writing articles and posts takes a huge amount time, and many bloggers give up any hope of ever being paid for those hours. That needn’t be […]

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