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A New Era for Social Media?

01 Oct. 2014Grant McMaster questions whether social media is facing a sea of change… Social media, it’s the pastime of the decade, occupying hours of waking time for people of all ages. Status, standing and group validation for life choices and activities are sought for and received through the vicarious clicking of a ‘Like’ button, but what’s...

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The Setting Up A Business Series: Writing A Business Plan

30 Sep. 2014

When setting up a business, those murky new waters can be tough to navigate. Think wisely and write up a business plan to help you succeed. Here’s a few tips on how… The importance of a well structured business plan has been much disputed amongst social scientists and entrepreneurs alike over the years. Some prefer...

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Where MP3s Have No Name

30 Sep. 2014

Neil Cumins questions what U2’s recent iPod takeover means for online privacy... Continue reading

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Outrage Marketing: Does it Really Work?

29 Sep. 2014In the first part of a two-part article, Kelly Kirkham explores the concept of outrage marketing as recently brought to the fore by Urban Outfitters… Urban Outfitters reminded us last week that not all press is good press. The release of their highly controversial blood and bullet hole sweatshirt made national headline news. Although there...

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Social media from space

29 Sep. 2014

“Great social is great social power” says Tessa Barrera, opening her talk for Social Media Week at the HQ of the Lexis Agency: “What a man jumping from space can teach us about socially powered live events”. But how, as the title of the lecture asked, what can sending a man to space teach us about...

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Let .website, .press, and .host work for you

26 Sep. 2014Pique your clients’ imagination with these three new domains… Last week, three new game-changing domains were released onto the Internet. Use them to enhance your clients’ portfolios or to help them launch their businesses into the digital space. .website This domain is the first real alternative to .com. There are no boundaries or limits for … Continue reading

UK2’s Coffee Morning For Macmillan

26 Sep. 2014

Raising money for cancer care through rocky road and cupcakes...

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The VPS Manuals

26 Sep. 2014

Over the next few months we’ll be posting a series of detailed tech manuals on our blog, to help you get the most of your VPS products... Continue reading

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The Missing Link: Part Two

25 Sep. 2014The second part of Midphase’s guide to upping your SEO through link-building… Continue reading

Bash Critical Vulnerability – Check now!

25 Sep. 2014There has been a critical vulnerability found in Bash. The vulnerability affects Linux/Unix distributions that use or have Bash installed. For additional information on this vulnerability please click here.  We advise all our clients to keep their servers & software updated constantly to make sure their servers are at minimal risk of potential vulnerabilities. For this...

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Bash Critical Vulnerability – Check now!

25 Sep. 2014

There has been a critical vulnerability found in Bash. The vulnerability affects Linux/Unix distributions that use or have Bash installed. For additional information on this vulnerability please click here.  We advise all our clients to keep their servers & software updated constantly to make sure their servers are at minimal risk of potential vulnerabilities. For this...

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What’s The Story?

25 Sep. 2014

Storytelling is the new watchword in marketing. But what does it really mean?

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Bash Critical Vulnerability – Check now!

25 Sep. 2014

There has been a critical vulnerability found in Bash. The vulnerability affects Linux/Unix distributions that use or have Bash installed. For additional information on this vulnerability please click here.  We advise all our clients to keep their servers & software updated … Continue reading

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The Missing Link: Part One

24 Sep. 2014The first part of Midphase’s guide to upping your SEO through link-building... Continue reading

#MyUK2: Ross MacGillivray

23 Sep. 2014

Mark Bonington speaks with #MyUK2 winner Ross MacGillivray about his website building business and why he hosts with UK2. Tell us about your business? It’s called Bexley PC consulting – basically it’s there to make websites as that’s what I enjoy. It’s currently part time on the side of my computing degree to make a...

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Authorship Down

23 Sep. 2014What's happened to Google Authorship and what do you need to do about it? Continue reading

How to Guide: Podcasting from WordPress

22 Sep. 2014Kelly Kirkham serves up a quick-fire guide to podcasting, including equipment, software, and style tips… Looking for an inexpensive way to reach out to your customers and maybe attract more? Posting podcasts from your blog is an easy and efficient way to engage with your audience and promote some traffic. Anyway, who doesn’t want to … Continue reading

So What Is Open Source?

22 Sep. 2014

Hayden Smith looks into the history and the debate around open source... Continue reading

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Why We Love Websites

18 Sep. 2014

Need a little web design inspiration? Take some from this list... Continue reading

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Blinking Cursor Syndrome

15 Sep. 2014

5 Top tips for beating blogger's block Continue reading

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