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Website Analytics

Just having a website isn't enough any more. Smart businesses are using the data they provide to drive sales. Luckily, we install an Analytics package free of charge with every website we design. Check out what's included in this blog post.

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Our top 5 SEO tips

We always recommend utilising SEO strategies before starting any paid campaigns so that your website benefits from as much organic traffic as possible.

Find our top 5 here!

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This month we're loving...

On a daily basis we find ourselves coming across something that makes us stop and take a second look. From new apps we’re using, new start-ups we’re following or new websites we’re viewing, the list is weird and wonderful. Here’s what we’re loving this month...

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Backblaze

Backblaze is an online backup tool that allows Windows and Mac OS X users to back up their data to an offsite data center. The service is designed for end-users, providing unlimited storage space and supporting unlimited file sizes.

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Basecamp

Trusted by millions, Basecamp is the leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. To-dos, files, messages, schedules, and milestones.




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Pinterest

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their recipes.

Have you come across anything noteworthy this month? We’d love to hear! Why not Tweet us or comment on our Facebook page! 

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A beginners guide to SEO

Beginners guide to SEO

The internet is filled with mind boggling acronyms. From PPC to PHP, H1 to HTML, sometimes we can be left feeling a little WTF? Today we’re going to take a look at SEO, or Search Engine Optimisation and take you through a few nifty things that you can do to help your improve your website or blog’s SEO ranking.

So, first things first, what exactly is Search Engine Optimisation? The name kind of gives us a hint here. All major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo have a system where websites are ranked on what the search engine deems to be relevant to the search term entered. SEO is the process of affecting how high up your website or content appears in a search engine’s search results. So, why is this so important we here you cry? Well, in a nutshell, it’s in the website owner’s interest to appear as high up as possible in the list of search results as typically the higher the link the more visitors it will receive from users (simply because we are humans and we don’t like looking far).  

 SEO is like putting signs around a high street to direct customers to your shop. If people have heard about your shop and are actively looking for it’s nowhere to be found, they’re more than likely to shop elsewhere. Your website could be full of stunning images and great content, but if customers can’t find you, it holds little value.

But how does SEO work? A good way to think of it is to image the internet as a network of stops on the London Underground system where each stop represents a webpage or piece of content. Search engines have search bots that “crawl” through the whole of Underground system looking at all the stops along the way (website content and keywords) so they eventually know the best path available – which form links! This information is then fed back to Google who determine how relevant the website is in relation to its content and keywords. It’s this content and these keywords that hold the key to higher search rankings.

Creating organic content that is relevant to what you are offering is the best way to start climbing the SEO mountain. For example, if you’re an online fashion store, why not start a blog and talk about the latest trends, industry events and latest news? Or start sharing images of new design ideas to inspire your following? Just remember, every little helps!

This is just a whistle-stop tour, and internet marketers everywhere are still trying to get their heads around the wonderful ways of Google and co, but we hope you’ve learnt something! If you would like to talk to us about our SEO services please contact us at hello@nemonet.co.uk or call 01983 810455.

 

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This month we’re loving...

On a daily basis we find ourselves coming across something that makes us stop and take a second look. From new apps we’re using, new start-ups we’re following or new websites we’re viewing, the list is weird and wonderful. Here’s what we’re loving this month...

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  • IXXI

This super service allows you to create fantastic photo collages or abstract images to hang on your wall! Take a look at their website here for inspiration and we also recommend checking out their great ‘IXXI in 4 steps’ video below...

  • iCloud

We’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of iCloud – we use it on a daily basis! Use it to store contacts, calendars, photos, music, apps and more in the cloud and access them on all your devices. You can find out more here.

  • Vine

Vine hit the big time when it became one of the most popular social media apps of the year! In a nutshell, Vine is a mobile service that lets you create and share short looping videos. Think YouTube but crazier...

Have you come across anything noteworthy this month? We’d love to hear! Why not Tweet us or comment on our Facebook page. 

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Our Top 5 Shortcuts for Beginner Mac Users!

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Here at NemoNet we know that many people can get confused with keyboard shortcuts when migrating from Windows or another operating system to Mac. That’s why we’ve decided to let you in on a few of our favourite keyboard shortcuts that are great to know when you’re just starting out as a Mac user. They’re super simple, and can save you bags of time too!

Before we begin, it’s important to note that Windows and Mac keyboard shortcuts differ in that Mac’s don’t have a ‘shift’ button, they have a ‘command’ button. But don’t panic, they’re basically used for the same thing!

1) Command + S

This shortcut is our holy grail. It’s for saving your work. It’s very important.

2) Command + X / Command + C / Command + V

These three shortcuts are used in conjunction with eachother. They’re for cutting, copying and pasting, all three of which are done numerous times during our working day. To cut, highlight the text you want to cut with the cursor and simply use Command + X. To copy, use Command + C and finally to paste click where you want the text to appear and hit Command + V. Simples!

3) Command + Space

Spotlight is a nifty little app that was introduced on OS X Tiger and allows you to search through the entire contents of your Mac whether you’re looking for documents, an app or anything else! Hit Command + Space and the blue taskbar should appear in the top right corner of your screen, then simply type away!

4) Command + [ / Command + ]

Ever been browsing through Safari and realised you need to go back a webpage? Well, instead of hunting around the taskbar full of hundreds of icons trying to guess which one simply takes you ‘back’, try hitting Command + [ and it will take you to the previous page. Command + ] does the exact opposite and takes you forward a page. Happy browsing!

5) Control + Option + Command + Eject

Finished working and want to shut down your Mac? This shortcut saves you bags of time! Simply hit Control + Option + Command + Eject and your Mac will automatically shut down (it will also prompt you to close all open apps). If you just want to set your Mac to sleep mode, use Option + Command + Eject.

So there you have it, our best 5 beginner keyboard shortcuts for Mac! Let us know if you’ve tried using them and whether they’ve helped!

 

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5 Fantastic Collaboration Apps for Business

Nowadays more and more people are using their handheld devices to carry out tasks during the working day. From sending e-mails, to researching clients and creating documents it’s now becoming increasingly common for employees to do their jobs on the go. Luckily for us, some very clever techy people have been working on developing some really cool and effective apps for our mobiles that are making it easier for us to exchange knowledge, share ideas, store information and work together as a team whenever and wherever in the world we are. We’ve decided to let you in on our top 5 favourites...

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1) Dropbox

Dropbox is an app we well and truly can’t live without! Dropbox lets you take all your photos, documents and videos anywhere and share them with ease. You can access the app via the website, your laptop / PC, iPad and iPhone so whether you’re at home or on the go you’ll have access to your folders. What’s more, you get a free 2GB of space when you sign up!

2) Elance

The demand for freelancers to work on multiple or one off projects is becoming increasingly popular in today’s markets. Elance is a nifty little app that gives employers instant access to thousands of talented online professionals and allows them to manage projects and workers on the go. If you’re a freelancer, Elance enables you to search for jobs and communicate with your employer from anywhere whilst you’re on the go. We’re expecting to see a huge rise in similar apps in the future!

3) Basecamp

Basecamp is one of, if not the most, popular project management apps out there. The app is paired with a website facility where you can create projects, add team members, take part in discussions, set to-do’s and upload files all from the palm of your hand! Other facilities include a ‘writeboard’ and the ability to set team and individual milestones. Basecamp is a great all-rounder if you’re looking for an app that has it all!

4) Asana

Asana is a shared task list for your team and is the best way to communicate, organise, manage and track your work. The iPhone app is a great little helper and allows you to centre your teams communication on tasks, helping everyone stay on the same page. With the app you can create, prioritise and assign tasks on the go, send messages to team members and even attach files from Dropbox!

5) Ning

Ning is an example of a DIY Social Network. It means that users can collaborate together in a virtual space in real time to get updates, share knowledge and co-ordinate activities. It’s super simple to use and is even easy for people who don’t have much IT experience. Users can easily chose what features they want in their social network depending on their preference, and these features range from even organisation, forum building, chatting, video sharing and more!  

What collaboration apps do you find most useful? Do you use any that we haven't mentioned? We'd love to hear!  

 

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No time for Facebook, right?

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No time for Facebook, right?

Facebook is now a worldwide platform for businesses to meet with their customers and build lasting relationships. Facebook is a vehicle to extend your reach and acquire new customers. In a nutshell, don't lose face by ignoring the benefits of Facebook and it's potential impact on your sales.

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