Month: November 2008

WordPress Themes that make you go WOW!!! » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

WordPress is great. It lets me do everything I could ever want from making templates for websites, reconfiguring layout to have blogs, magazines and websites all within the one CMS just by hacking with templates, I can develop plugins and if I break it there is a huge community out there to help – and …


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Google Chrome – Crashing with Symantec (Part 2) » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

As mentioned in previous post you can turn off the sandboxing in Google Chrome to stop it conflicting with Symantec Endpoint Protection. However this is really a bit of a hack and as the sandbox is one of the cool things in Google Chrome turning it off isn’t really a great solution. As sandboxing means …


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3 sites you should ping to maximise your blog visbility » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

Years ago, in a dimly lit living room Peter Hoggan started talking to me about blog and ping as a way of increasing website visibility. To be honest it was late, I’d just driven home from the other side of the country and all I wanted to do was get a pint or ten. But …


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Are Link Directories any use? » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

I’ve always used link directories. They’re quick and cheap ways to get links. But that’s the problem – if they’re cheap, easy and quick that means the links they deliver are usually of really low quality. Unless you’ve got a reasonably old website with a bit of good history, some decent back links and a …


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BigMouthMedia Internet Marketing PDF Documents » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

Bigmouthmedia are pretty much the largest Internet Marketing providers in the UK. I’ve always been based in Scotland and as such they’re always in the forefront of the industry gaze. When I worked at Oyster Web, at one stage there were two of us working out a bedroom, and we were beating them hands down …


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Google Browser Announced – Google Chrome » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

God I hate geeks :p But this morning Jamie emailed me about a new Google browser (called Google Chrome)- you can tell I was working late last night when I completely missed this by turning off my mail client and thereby not seeing the RSS feeds which now fill Thunderbird about this. Google Browser Links …


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Is the credit crunch killing your holiday plans? » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

Times are tough. Every where I look people re crying out about recessions and negative equity and thoroughly depressing prospects. In these times can you afford to not go on holiday? It sounds strange I know but my girlfriend has started pestering me about holidays for next year already. But she has her sights set …


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Are Paid Links Acceptable » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

I’ve been chatting to a company recently about helping them with their SEO efforts – they’re looking to do the content and I’ll be doing the link development. Is an equitable split of work and they’re a reasonably well known brand – leaders within their field – just lacking generic positioning. And as we all …


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The Great Online Advert Swindle » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

God I’m getting annoyed today – was happy when I got into the office but now I’m angry and getting angrier. And today the object of my impatience and wrath are website adverts. Not the crappy little popups telling me I’m the millionth visitor or that I have spyware and should click on some Windows …


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Interrupted Gmail Service » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

Yesterday I started hearing from folk that their GMail account had gone haywire. They were locked out or the system kept stalling – and similar experiences were found in Google Calendar and other Google Applications. These issues have now been resolved with Google engineers sorting everything out pretty quickly. Its a little bit wierd – …


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