10 more sites that stupidly try to ban you from linking to them
July 15, 2012 – 6:44 pm | One Comment

Even more sites that try to bank you from linking to them in the terms. Make it stop.

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How related article lists reduce bounce rates and increase page views
August 20, 2009 – 7:45 am | 6 Comments
How related article lists reduce bounce rates and increase page views

Adding a related-posts plugin can reduce your bounce rate by around 3% if my site is anything to go by.
In the two months before I installed the Yet Another Related Posts plugin my bounce rate was 84.3%. In the two months since then, my bounce rate has averaged 81.6% - a drop of 3.25%.

Content carousels reviewed: Yahoo loses, Sky wins
April 30, 2009 – 11:31 pm | 5 Comments
Content carousels reviewed: Yahoo loses, Sky wins

Carousels (sliders as they're sometimes known) are a good way to promote several items of content without using up too much space on your homepage.

Here's a roundup of sites using them - and how successful I think they are. Having studies several, I think the best ones.

Newspaper sites: PLEASE improve your readability
April 20, 2009 – 12:35 pm | 6 Comments
Newspaper sites: PLEASE improve your readability

Newspaper websites are failing in some obvious ways to make their stories readable. Too many are using small fonts, long off-putting paragraphs, no subheadings, no in-content boxes or pictures, and no in-content links.

Design, readability and websites
April 20, 2009 – 12:34 pm | 5 Comments
Design, readability and websites

There are several ways to make your copy readable on the web. Yet I see sites ignoring these simple tips, all the time - especially newspapers.
At the botom, you'll find this article repeated, breaking all ...

Twitter avatars: choosing a brilliant one
April 15, 2009 – 11:27 am | 11 Comments
Twitter avatars: choosing a brilliant one

What makes a good Twitter avatar - with examples of good and bad avatars and lessons you can learn from them.

URL shorteners reviewed
March 25, 2009 – 12:46 am | 21 Comments

URL shorteners reviewed for length, statistics and custom names.

29 easy ways to fine tune your blog
March 5, 2009 – 12:44 am | No Comment

Easy ways to fine tune your blog. Do them today and make a BIG difference!

Avoid duplicate content with paged comments in wordpress
January 17, 2009 – 12:47 am | 5 Comments

How to avoid duplicate content in paged comments in wordpress 2.7

Breadcrumb navigation trails and WordPress
January 7, 2009 – 1:16 am | 8 Comments

How to add a breadcrumb trail in wordpress, without using a plugin.

Virgin broadband speed – make sure you get the speed upgrade
November 30, 2008 – 10:14 am | No Comment

If you have Virgin broadband size L, remember to restart your modem if you're not getting the 10Mb speed upgrade.

Nationwide tracker mortgages: what’s going on?
November 29, 2008 – 6:31 am | No Comment

The real reason why Nationwide has had to axe its BMR mortgages to relaunch its tracker mortgages.