Google’s Mobile Friendly Update – Do You Really Need A New Website?

Mobile friendly update April 21st - do you really need a new website?

Unless your have your eyes and ears closed online recently, you’ve no doubt heard about Google’s planned mobile friendly algorithm update due 21st April 2015. If you’re really unfortunate like some small business owners I’ve spoken to recently, you’ve also been bombarded with emails and calls telling you your website is not mobile friendly. Of […]

How To Block People On Your Facebook Business Page [Video]

how to block people on your facebook business page

Why Block People On Your Facebook Business Page? Over the weekend, I was asked a question, “Jan, how to I block so-and-so from posting on my Facebook Page”. Sometimes you simply have an aggressive troll or spammer who’s sole aim in life is to make your life difficult.  Maybe you’re like me and have zero […]

Demystifying Social Media At Business Boost Runcorn

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I’m jolly excited, rather chuffed and honoured to be speaking at Business Boost in Runcorn 10th April 2015. Business Boost Runcorn Seminar and Networking Morning Starting at 8am with a spot of breakfast and networking, April’s Business Boost Seminar morning is an ideal opportunity to mingle and network with other local businesses and learn some […]

Learn Local Keyword Research In 3 Minutes [Video]

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Simple Local Keyword Research? Local keyword research needn’t be complicated.  In essence, all you are doing is finding the words and phrases people use when searching for your type of business in your area then using those words within your web content. Sounds simple enough… Ahh, but this is local search, so nothing is as […]

Amazing Keyword Discovery With Power Suggest Pro

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Keyword Discovery – An Essential Task Whether you’re building your website, blogging or creating content for video, presentations and more online, knowing the words and phrases your audience uses when searching is a big advantage. Do you really know what people are searching for? Keyword discovery can be incredibly frustrating, particularly for local searches. Using […]

Increase Facebook Reach 742% Without Ads (That’s Not A Typo!)

How I increased my Facebook reach by 742% and more with little videos

It’s no secret that Facebook reach has declined so much over the last year that updates barely reach Page fans without some work. Yes, it does take work to increase Facebook Reach (or ads!)  Simply posting a Facebook update and expecting people to actually see it is a bit like rubbing a lamp and expecting […]

How To Block People On Google Plus

How to block people on Google Plus

Why Block People on Google Plus? One of the joys of a Google Plus profile or Google My Business Page is the ability to connect with anyone, anywhere within the Google Plus social system.  In my previous post I highlighted why some home based businesses find random followers rather disturbing and how to change your […]

Google Plus Notifications: Google Local Listing Random Followers

How to change your Google Plus Notification settings

Why Am I Getting Google Plus Notifications From Strangers? Are you one of the many small businesses who have yet to embrace the social world of Google Plus?  Logging into your Google My Business Page to a raft of Google Plus notifications from people and Pages you don’t know can seem quite threatening, especially as […]

Google My Business: How To Hide Your Address [Video]

How to hide your address on Google My Business (Google Places/Maps)

While Google My Business replaces Google Places, one of the major points that has not changed is the requirement that Service Area Businesses (SAB) hide their address. Your business is classed as a SAB if: Your business is mobile You operate from home Your office is not staffed during your stated opening hours The idea […]