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Tim Fuell

Tim Fuell is a former investigative journalist and qualified lawyer, turned social media fanatic who now oversees the 123-reg blog. After writing his Masters thesis on the topic of cybersquatting back in 1998, he has seen the internet develop before his eyes from dial-up bulletin boards to the beast it is today. You can find Tim on Google+

Posts by Tim Fuell:

A broken SSL could prove costly to your ranking


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Google made the importance of HTTPS as a ranking factor known to webmasters at the back end of last year. SSLs are increasingly important in building your web presence and more and more sites are rightly adopting HTTPS as standard. Webmasters are clearly keen to respond to Google’s suggestions, while searchers will no doubt be increasingly

Knowing your market, is a building block to success


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igloobooks bookspines

From a simple home start-up, to award winning independent publisher inside a decade is impressive. Publishing over 400 books per year, over 3,000 editions in 37 different languages, shipped globally from converted farm buildings in the depths of the Northamptonshire countryside; Igloo Books is something of a success story of which CEO and founder John

3 ways to instantly make your WordPress more secure


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The popularity of WordPress means that it not only attracts bloggers and people who use it to run full websites, but also hackers attempting to access sites for their own gain. While using a reputable and reliable host like 123-reg helps protect against many potential attacks, any website is vulnerable to a committed hacker. Hackers

Social numbers – do they matter?


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SEO and social media

You’ve taken to social media to market and enhance your business profile. You are following all the advice all the rules and all the trends, but is it really working? In the data-driven world in which we now live, the logical test would perhaps be to look at figures, at the various numbers that are

6 ways to be a social media star in 2015 whatever your size


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6 ways to be a social media star

Social media will play an even bigger part in our lives and in our business success during 2015. What happens on online and how you control it will play a massive role in the future success of your business. Social media will be at the heart of every successful small business. Of course, that’s fairly

Using a domain to build a business relationship – .london


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In the property investment sector, image is important and as a start-up even more so, even if it has been established by experienced industry experts with individual proven track records. For Josh Gordon, one of the founding directors at GS8, getting that branding right was essential. “We’re property investors / developers primarily focused in London,

Proud to do business in .wales


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123-reg welsh dragon

A domain about history, heritage and place reaches general release later this year and is set to have one of the most loyal and proud followings ever of an internet domain name release. .wales and the welsh .cymru domain names are already available for pre-registration with many already having made the commitment to show the

Plan to plan – Plan to be successful


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Published under creative commons

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin’s quote may be many years old, but it is still as relevant today. It’s only the third week of the new year but already your diary is probably beginning to get full with meetings for this, calls for that and updates on something else

Customer showcase: Renderyard Film Network


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Mark Reid is the founder and CEO of Renderyard, he’s also quite clearly a very big film fan. People often say that part of the winning formula for an entrepreneur is to follow your passion and for Mark that’s proven very true. Six years in the making, the site is thriving and building a strong

Keeping those digital new year resolutions


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Keeping those digital resolutions

Did you make any new year’s resolutions as you headed into 2015? Digital is now such an integral part of our lives – both personally and business-wise – that it is highly likely that many of those resolutions or at least aims for 2015 were based around better use of technology and the services it