All posts by Jake

Gardening ideas – May 2019

Echium spires?CitrusWhen you see new shoots & flowers on citrus, feed them – water and liquid seaweed – 30:1 – half a jamjar in a watering can. If in doubt, basic tomato feed one time a month over winter, easter 10 days to 2 weeks, summer once a week. Grayswood Ghost – Silver Birch – Betula utilis […]

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Upside Down Marketing

Does your marketing actually make sense? As someone who helps people with getting more leads from their marketing channels and campaigns, I do get to see more marketing setups than most. And I honestly empathise with my clients, who are trying to get their head around a bewildering array of tools, technologies and platforms, often […]

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If you don’t have the SSL padlock, things are finally starting to crumble…

As business owners, we’ve all probably heard by now that it’s a good idea to install what’s known as an SSL Certificate into your website, with scaremongering techies like me telling you that: It’s a good idea. Google might one day penalise you. No, really, it’s a good idea! It’s not that we are wrong. […]

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What is a DNS and why should I care?

Most business owners have only vaguely heard of the letters DNS. Techno-geeks might have mentioned them when the website was being put together, but we didn’t understand then, and we’ve forgotten now. Yet a DNS provider is critical to how the web works. And not making a conscious decision on your provider means you’ll be left with […]

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How to track changes to your AdWords Quality Score

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What is the best task and project tracking tool for small teams?

I’m someone who manages a lot of projects and activities, both for clients, and for myself personally.  I also have a real interest in small project management, and believe that what gets measured gets managed – if you don’t know where you are, you won’t make true progress. So I seem to have spent an […]

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How to move your WordPress website from HTTP to HTTPS

So, caveat first. This is not the suggested approach if you are running a transactional website. If you’re going to be losing money for every second your site isn’t working, you ought to do this as a proper planned and tested project. But if it doesn’t really matter if things don’t work out, and you […]

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Measure twice, cut once.

The thought and care that precedes the cut doesn’t just matter – it matters most. Ayah Bdeir – founder of LittleBits

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