I have, over the past few months of 2013, wanted to improve my twitter profile and Klout score as a business user. I have so far improved my Klout score from 47 to 57 in a matter of weeks. Here are my twitter tips for business users and my guide to get more followers. Klout score …Continue reading "My top 15 twitter tips for business users"
Here you can see a snippet of the summaries from the very nice people (and yours truly) that attended a recent UKFast Round Table event regarding Analytics. Am I really that fat? I know the answer before you post a commentContinue reading "Analytics Round Table at UKFast"
I have been messing around with some data today from the fabric application that myself and Will.I.Am designed/created. I wanted to see what where the most popular words used in articles that were deemed as good enough to share by the software. The list below is a snapshot of that data. There is a heavy …Continue reading "What words should you use in article headlines?"
I was tweeted about a recent blog post by Lawrence Jones today, entitled ‘The £43bn White Elephant‘. HS2 is very much not a white elephant and indeed is crucial for our country to prosper over the next 100+ years. Let me explain with just a few reasons… Reason one: Since 1997, the leading countries in terms …Continue reading "Why HS2 is the exact opposite of a White Elephant"
have created a few pieces of software recently that may be ‘spun out’ with the help of one of the new directors at Online Ventures, futurologist, Tom Cheesewright. Of these pieces of software, the last two – fabric and leadtrigger (working titles) – have been built without a central console for the user to, erm, …Continue reading "Software of the future – will it be ‘console-less’?"
Growing up, I had a particularly bad childhood full of physical, but more so, severe mental torture. From living in the smelliest, filthiest house in a bad area of town, being bullied at a ‘posh’ school (i got a scholarship of some sort) for being the poor kid, and bullied on my estate for being …Continue reading "Just be yourself and inspire others around you – it’s all you have to give"
Myself and some of the Online Ventures gang (namely Sara, Aurora, Mark, Sian and Matt) took it upon ourselves recently to write a short but extremely helpful book for the Amazon Kindle platform. Entitled, ‘Dominate Business Networks In Your City’ (buy it here if you like), the book covers such topics as networking events, network …Continue reading "Networking book complete and published to kindle"
Depending on who you ask, I am apparently pioneering marketing in my city of Manchester. By who you ask, I mean that competitors would say “pffff” and clients would say a resounding “yes!”. By the amount of local businesses that are emulating my own and Online Ventures’ methods, I think its working The secret to …Continue reading "Modern marketing is really old fashioned"
Several years ago, I joined Just Search. I had numerous offers on the table for more money, and was indeed working for a company that paid me almost double what I took as a salary from Just Search. I knew it was the correct decision – I felt it in my bones. Within 9 months, …Continue reading "Will history repeat itself?"
Maaaaaaany years ago, one evening whilst still working at Just Search, in the course of a few hours at home, I built a ‘mind map’ (using Mindnode on an iMac) of what I thought (at the time) the elements of a successful site should be. To my surprise, whenever I showed this to people, they …Continue reading "Plagiarism by Neil Walker. Should we pity SEO dinosaurs?"
I was shown a great service recently by Gareth Burton, a fellow entrepreneur from Manchester. It’s called summary.com and its absolutely amazing. Created by SoundView, the summary.com service does one thing only, but does it extremely well. It creates summaries of a plethora of really useful business books that entrepreneurs would love to read if …Continue reading "My review of summary.com – book summaries for entrepreneurs"
Longform content is something that many online marketing strategists and SEOs are writing about at the moment. There are plenty of great SEO blogs about long-form content that show correlations between length of (quality) text and great ranking positions in Google. I want to show an experiment to show how well-written longform content can contain …Continue reading "Longform content – how permutations increase keyword reach for SEO"
If you were to ask me the main reason why I get out of bed in the morning, it would be to help young people that, for whatever reason, were not lucky enough to have a mainstream, ‘normal’ education – school, college, university. This is almost always because of an unstable home life with a …Continue reading "The curious case of the normal but amazing Rionne Williams"
Some have struggled to build teams in DC or at universities, as Google and Amazon both swell their ranks of in-house …OZYHowever, LinkedIn isn't exactly in possession of a random or full sampling of the population. The company may not be able to shine a light on the health of our economy, says human resources …Continue reading "Some have struggled to build teams in DC or at universities, as Google and Amazon both swell their ranks of in-house … – OZY"
Fort Worth Star TelegramJimmy, Jerry share hugs, laughs, compliments at Cowboys' reunionFort Worth Star TelegramCowboys owner Jerry Jones, right, and former coach Jimmy Johnson, center, greet former quarterback Roger Staubach. Tom Fox The Dallas Morning News. By Charean Williams. firstname.lastname@example.org. LinkedIn · Google+ · Pinterest · Reddit; Print …and more » Source: telegramContinue reading "Jimmy, Jerry share hugs, laughs, compliments at Cowboys' reunion – Fort Worth Star Telegram"
Fort Worth Star TelegramTrinity's transgender wrestler credits teammates for his state titleFort Worth Star TelegramMack Beggs came here to wrestle. And wrestle he did, manhandling four opponents over two days as he captured a Class 6A girls state championship Saturday. The 110-pound gold medalist also captured something else: The attention of a nation …Transgender teen wins …Continue reading "Trinity's transgender wrestler credits teammates for his state title – Fort Worth Star Telegram"
USA TODAYTwitter goes to town on Trump after he bows out of Correspondents DinnerUSA TODAYIf you thought you heard cursing in the distance around 5 p.m. ET Saturday, that was probably the sound of Sunday morning political show producers scrambling to put together a new segment after President Donald Trump announced he was skipping this …Donald …Continue reading "Twitter goes to town on Trump after he bows out of Correspondents Dinner – USA TODAY"
The SunLily Allen has given up control of her Twitter account after she was taunted by trolls over son's tragic stillbirthThe SunLILY Allen has given up control of her Twitter account after trolls bombarded her with cruel taunts about her stillborn son. The pop star's account has been taken over by a user named Dennis, …Continue reading "Lily Allen has given up control of her Twitter account after she was taunted by trolls over son's tragic stillbirth – The Sun"
Former Holy Cross, Holy Name star Neil Fingleton passes awayWorcester TelegramSite, Archive. Worcester 56° · Cloudy · telegram.com. YOU CaN NOw READ 7 ARTICLES IN A MONTH FOR FREE READ AS MUCH AS YOU WANT ANYWHERE AND ANY TIME FOR JUST 99¢ …and more » Source: telegramContinue reading "Former Holy Cross, Holy Name star Neil Fingleton passes away – Worcester Telegram"
Los Angeles TimesNBA trending topics: Celtics were sitting pretty, Knicks were notLos Angeles TimesBoston sits tight at the trade deadline and is praised. New York stands pat at the trade deadline and is razed. The Celtics and Knicks were two of last week's most-rumored teams to be involved in a blockbuster deal. Boston was linked …Continue reading "NBA trending topics: Celtics were sitting pretty, Knicks were not – Los Angeles Times"
Daily MailMadonna playfully cuddles her newly adopted twins in heartwarming Instagram snapDaily MailMadonna uploaded a heartwarming Instagram photo on Saturday in which she played with her twin daughters. The 58-year-old threw up peace signs as she lay on the floor, one of the girls clambering over her mother and the other lounging nearby. Madonna …and more » …Continue reading "Madonna playfully cuddles her newly adopted twins in heartwarming Instagram snap – Daily Mail"
Fort Worth Star TelegramRangers glad finally to get spring games under wayFort Worth Star TelegramTexas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez said that he felt good after allowing two runs in two innings Saturday in the first game of spring training (video by Jeff Wilson). email@example.com. By Jeff Wilson. firstname.lastname@example.org · LinkedIn …and more » Source: telegramContinue reading "Rangers glad finally to get spring games under way – Fort Worth Star Telegram"
Yahoo NewsHmm, maybe this is why Trump doesn't want to attend the White House Correspondents' DinnerYahoo NewsOn Saturday, Donald Trump made history as only the third president to bow out of the White House Correspondents' Dinner. And while this has much to do with Trump's ever-worsening battle with the press and his constant struggle to …Continue reading "Hmm, maybe this is why Trump doesn't want to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner – Yahoo News"
Telegraph.co.ukFacebook romance sees teenager fall for man 10000 miles away after accepting his friend requestTelegraph.co.ukDistance was no object when it came to a teenager falling for a man who sent her a random Facebook friend request. Rebecca Luff, 18, from Plymouth accepted the approach which came out of the blue from Michael Young. The only …Continue reading "Facebook romance sees teenager fall for man 10000 miles away after accepting his friend request – Telegraph.co.uk"
ComplexDonald Trump is Getting Roasted on Twitter After Announcing He's Skipping the White House Correspondents' DinnerComplexThe White House Correspondents' Dinner tends to be one of the lighter events on the political calendar. Over the last eight years, Barack Obama used it to mock people in Washington D.C. and beyond, following a tradition set by Presidents …Continue reading "Donald Trump is Getting Roasted on Twitter After Announcing He's Skipping the White House Correspondents' Dinner – Complex"
Fort Worth Star TelegramTrinity's transgender boy wins girls state wrestling crownFort Worth Star TelegramThe transgender wrestler from Euless Trinity High School defeated Chelsea Sanchez of Katy Morton Ranch to claim the Class 6A girls state title in the 110-pound weight class. Beggs, a junior who was making a third consecutive trip to the UIL Wrestling …Continue reading "Trinity's transgender boy wins girls state wrestling crown – Fort Worth Star Telegram"
AOL NewsApple investigating an iPhone 7 Plus that caught on fireAOL NewsTwitter went crazy on Wednesday after one user posted a photo of her smoking iPhone claiming that it "blew up." The tweet has been retweeted more than 24 thousand times and viewed over 1.25 million times. The video has even gotten the attention of …Continue reading "Apple investigating an iPhone 7 Plus that caught on fire – AOL News"
Digital TrendsA technical glitch left some Facebook users locked out of their accountsDigital TrendsA number of Facebook users recently found themselves, out of the blue and for no apparent reason, logged out of their accounts and incapable of signing back in. On February 24, a significant number of Facebookers took to (other) social media platforms …Continue reading "A technical glitch left some Facebook users locked out of their accounts – Digital Trends"
HipHopDXSwizz Beatz & Just Blaze Engage In Epic Beat Battle On Instagram LiveHipHopDXNew York City, NY – Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze occupy high ranks in the list of big name producers in the game, most especially in the realm of Hip Hop production. The pair engaged in a friendly Instagram Live battle over the …Continue reading "Swizz Beatz & Just Blaze Engage In Epic Beat Battle On Instagram Live – HipHopDX"
Huffington PostDemi Lovato Says She's 1 Percent African — And Twitter Absolutely Loses ItHuffington PostPop star Demi Lovato was hit by a firestorm of haters on Twitter after sharing the results of a DNA ancestry test on Friday. Lovato, 24, revealed that she's mostly Spanish, with Native American, Scandinavian, Irish and British roots. She also …Continue reading "Demi Lovato Says She's 1 Percent African — And Twitter Absolutely Loses It – Huffington Post"
WSPA.comInstagram and self esteem: How many 'likes' are enough?WSPA.com“I follow them on Instagram so I see what they post, but I'm also able to log in as them,” Jennifer said. “You can toggle between your accounts. They hate that! But I can do it and see if they have any private messages, who they've started …Continue reading "Instagram and self esteem: How many 'likes' are enough? – WSPA.com"
WFAA.comTexas government connected on TwitterWFAA.comTexas government connected on Twitter. Texas state lawmakers are connected on Twitter. Stacey Welsh, KENS 12:42 PM. CST February 25, 2017. A wide majority of Texas state lawmakers are active on Twitter. (PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons) (Photo: …and more » Source: twitterContinue reading "Texas government connected on Twitter – WFAA.com"
Fort Worth Star TelegramDemocrats elect Perez national chairmanFort Worth Star TelegramFILE – In this Sept. 29, 2014 file photo, then-Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the White House compound in Washington. National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on …Democrats …Continue reading "Democrats elect Perez national chairman – Fort Worth Star Telegram"
Yahoo SportsSources: Deron Williams to sign with Cavs on MondayYahoo SportsThree-time All-Star Deron Williams plans to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, league sources told The Vertical. Williams reached a buyout agreement with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday and cleared waivers Saturday. The free agent …and more » Source: YAHOOContinue reading "Sources: Deron Williams to sign with Cavs on Monday – Yahoo Sports"
USA TODAYThe best Twitter reactions to Remy Ma's Nicki Minaj diss track 'Shether'USA TODAYSo, it was a quiet pre-Oscar Saturday until Remy Ma dropped the diss track to end all diss tracks. "You wanna see a dead body?" the rapper teased on Twitter, debuting the song Shether on Soundcloud. The victim: Nicki Minaj. Here are …Continue reading "The best Twitter reactions to Remy Ma's Nicki Minaj diss track 'Shether' – USA TODAY"
RecodeA series of US state laws could prevent Uber or Google from operating self-driving carsRecodeThis suggests companies like Uber or Alphabet — which owns Waymo, previously known as the Google car project — may not be able to roll out their own self-driving cars in these states. Both companies are developing self-driving car technology, but …Continue reading "A series of US state laws could prevent Uber or Google from operating self-driving cars – Recode"
Yahoo NewsOne dead after man drives into crowd in Germany, no sign of terrorism: authoritiesYahoo NewsHEIDELBERG, Germany (Reuters) – A man died and two other people were injured after a 35-year-old German man drove into a crowd standing near a bakery in the southwestern town of Heidelberg on Saturday, but the authorities said there were …Continue reading "One dead after man drives into crowd in Germany, no sign of terrorism: authorities – Yahoo News"
Leavenworth TimesJOHN REICHLEY: Telegram prodded Wilson into declaring warLeavenworth TimesBritish intelligence had intercepted the telegram early on, translated it, and was busting to tell neutral America about it. But there was a dilemma. British intelligence did not want German intelligence to know it had cracked the code in hopes of … Source: telegramContinue reading "JOHN REICHLEY: Telegram prodded Wilson into declaring war – Leavenworth Times"
Worcester TelegramWorcester area man at center of Hopkinton supermarket standoffWorcester TelegramHOPKINTON — With the help from two SWAT teams and a hostage negotiator, police on Saturday afternoon successfully got a 41-year-old suicidal man who barricaded himself inside an office at Price Chopper to surrender peacefully. Nearly three dozen …and more » Source: telegramContinue reading "Worcester area man at center of Hopkinton supermarket standoff – Worcester Telegram"
TheBlaze.comDem Sen. Kamala Harris argues against Obamacare repeal on Twitter — then it hilariously backfiresTheBlaze.comthe former California attorney general who was elected to the Senate in Nov., defended Obamacare on Twitter Friday following a story from Politico that outlined a possible GOP health care replacement plan. According to Politico, the GOP replacement … Source: twitterContinue reading "Dem Sen. Kamala Harris argues against Obamacare repeal on Twitter — then it hilariously backfires – TheBlaze.com"
The Verge7 foods I found on Facebook MarketplaceThe VergeWhen Facebook launched Marketplace last fall, it had envisioned itself as a hybrid between eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist. Checking in on Marketplace months later, I'd like to argue that that assessment is inaccurate. Rather, Marketplace is more … Source: facebookContinue reading "7 foods I found on Facebook Marketplace – The Verge"
Fort Worth Star TelegramDemocrats elect Perez party chairman on second ballotFort Worth Star TelegramFILE – In this June 16, 2016 file photo, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to …Continue reading "Democrats elect Perez party chairman on second ballot – Fort Worth Star Telegram"
Yahoo NewsFormer Obama official Tom Perez elected DNC chairYahoo NewsPerez told Yahoo News earlier this month that Democrats have trouble distilling a message in a “bumper-sticker world.” But the DNC chair has not historically been the party's chief messenger, instead focusing on fundraising and providing support and …AP Explains: Why the Democratic Party chair race mattersYahoo …Continue reading "Former Obama official Tom Perez elected DNC chair – Yahoo News"