The Meta Description Tag

Let’s get one thing out of the way; Google etc do not use the meta description tag for ranking purposes. Content is king, and the search engines (quite rightly!) no longer fall for keyword stuffing. What the meta description tag does do is give you the chance to write a sumptuous, inviting advert within the organic listings that can drastically improve click through rates. Continue reading…


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Facebook For Business – Advertising

This is based purely on actual experience; it’s not a quick fact-gathering web harvest, but based on a working ‘local’ business, a hairdressers that I co-own and upon top of which my web design studio sits. We primarily use Facebook to advertise our local business. Continue reading…


Do I need a website?

Do I need a website?

There is a little corner of cyber space where no-one ventures.  On domains far away sit millions of websites that have never been visited.  Well not by anyone other than the business owner or developer anyway.  Is yours one of them? Continue reading…


How many people search on mobile?

Freshly Blended is starting to see substantial traffic coming from mobile devices, with many people who search on mobile, and this is also true from client websites. This is especially evident in local business search, for business’s that deal with non-technical members of the public , such as hairdressing. Continue reading…


what are backlinks

What are backlinks?

Simply put, a backlink is simply a link from another site that leads back to yours.

Backlinks are points. It’s an up vote for your site. Not a huge one, but a point nonetheless. The more high regarded the source, the better the point. Continue reading…


Getting started as a freelancer

Getting started as a freelancer

I’ve put this one at the top of the list, because if you’re not enjoying it then don’t do it. Web design and all its facets isn’t for someone who’s not willing to put the time in. The learning curve is constant and the industry never sits still. Continue reading…


What Is Fluid Web Design?

What is fluid web design? Fluid web design is a recent design discipline that’s really caught fire over the last two years. It’s a fairly in depth development procedure that allows your website to adapt itself to the screen size it’s being viewed on. Continue reading…


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Get More Twitter Followers – The Intelligent Way

Want to get more Twitter followers? Driving targeted traffic with twitter is relatively easy, if you take a few points into consideration. Twitter has long been seen as a vanity project by the general population, with celebrity tweeters such as Stephen Fry at the head of the pack; a chance to say ‘look at me’ on the internet version of text messaging. Continue reading…


5 reasons not to work from home

5 Reasons Not To Work From Home

I went self employed as a freelancer many moons ago, and as is the want of my tribe, I decided that working from home was the perfect life. Everybody not going through a divorce wants to work from home, it ‘d be perfect. All that time in which to build my empire, stroke the cat knowingly. All those dreams of becoming a technological epicentre of creativity, know-how and free thought. I was deeply, deeply wrong, which produced these 5 reasons not to work from home. Continue reading…


Adding A Joomla Module Position

This guide is geared towards those who wish to add a new module position to their Joomla installation. Importantly, this module position will also collapse if there is no content present; it sounds difficult, but there is very little PHP involved! This tutorial also assumes that you have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS Continue reading…