Digital marketing Ch...

I’ve been planning an overhaul of one of my sites lately. It’s like the old stories – a doctor’s kids are always sick, a dressmaker’s kids are always in tatters. And an SEO’s sites are languishing. My good old halloween site is still up top, but I have a...

WordPress Analytics

So you want Google Analytics on your WordPress site? And you don’t know which plugin to use? Look no further. It was a little surprising when I went through a bunch of my sites while writing this article. I had been utterly inconsistent with my analytics plugins.  Some had an analytics...

My first cartoon Jun23

My first cartoon

Many years ago I had dreams of having a cartoon section on this site. With room for the funny things a geekmum bumps into. “Clean your room or I’ll delete you from the router”. Although as time has passed, I now ask the kids to sort out the router – they know the...

Keyword Tools again Oct03

Keyword Tools again

In 2008 we dumped a tool we were using at work for ranking and competitor analysis. I used my old dog site as a research tool, knowing that it had good rankings for a particular keyword phrase, and seeing how accurate the tool data was by comparison. Wrote about it here A couple of years...

Updating a site. Aga...

Ouch. Just noticed that I hadn’t posted here since 2014. I was shamed into a site update this week. I casually mentioned my Mistress of Mocktails site to a guy at work who was doing Dry July to raise funds for cancer research, when he commented how old it was. It’s pretty bad when...

Dominos Fails Jun01

Dominos Fails

I don’t think it’s possible to describe how bad the Dominos ordering process is. But I’ll try. A lazy Sunday evening, and we ate healthy at lunch, so decided to order Dominos. The cheese-stuffed crust is pretty good. 1. Search for dominos on laptop.  Voucher code pops up....

The pleasure of ebooks Apr06

The pleasure of eboo...

I’m a reader. Compulsively. Newspapers, magazines, books, cereal boxes, blogs, brochures – anything. But my physical bookshelves are scattered. Hence the pleasure of ebooks.  My trusty Nexus tablet lives in my handbag or at my desk, ready to be picked up and read at any moment. I...

Samsung Galaxy S3 fails Sep26

Samsung Galaxy S3 fa...

At first I thought it was me – that I hadn’t charged my phone properly, or had accidentally hit the reset button. But after the fifth time, I started searching and found the threads…...

Goodbye Drupal Jun11

Goodbye Drupal

On the weekend I replaced my last Drupal site with a WordPress one. The main reason was that it and one other site had become resource hogs due to spammers. The registration tables were bloated and it felt like my host had downgraded my sites to a slower server. That plus upgrading drupal is...

WordPress performance tune Feb09

WordPress performanc...

Sometimes you find the right plugin. I’ve been playing with WordPress for a couple of weeks, reorganising my AdWords, AdSense, Analytics, Tag Manager, AddThis accounts into consolidated accounts. All managed through the lovely ManageWP interface. This year I’m planning to...