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Expert Insights: Matt Verity – King of Hearts

by Mark Bonington

Mark Bonington speaks to Matt Verity, co-founder of new dating app TrueView – set to revolutionise the way we connect online. Walking into the trendy offices of TrueView in East London, you would be forgiven for thinking the layout is more suited to an art studio than the HQ of London’s hottest new dating app….

The Beginner’s Guide To Web Hosting

by Hayden Smith

Can’t tell your web hosting from your VPS or dedicated servers? Hayden Smith lays the basics terms of web hosting bare… Phew. If you are new to to web hosting there’s a lot of terminology to take in. If you’re looking for options to put your first website online then the array of options can…

Entrepreneur? We have just what you need…

by Mark Bonington

At UK2, we believe in helping entrepreneurs make their mark online. We strive to make our products and service second to none, allowing you to focus solely on creating and maintaining your business. As the current climate can make it especially hard for a new enterprise to get started, we are giving away 200 .org…

Kickstarter Laid Bear. Yes Bear.

by Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt talks to burger guru Tom Reaney about launching his Kickstarter campaign to crowd-fund his disco-burger-baconjam business. If you’ve never heard of Tom Reaney, chances are it won’t be long before you do. He’s part of the biggest bear story since Goldilocks. For the past few years, he’s been running his Burger Bear street…

How To Earn Brownie Points In SEO

by Sarah Holt

Can a Google+ account improve your website’s search engine rankings? Jason Stevens investigates… By now, the world, its wife, and its business partners know that social media and blogging play a key role in where a website appears in a search engine ranking. What is less clear is how Google+ plays into this equation, especially…

Expert Insights: Matt Torrens – “the new rules of social media”

by Mark Bonington

Mark Bonington talks to Matt Torrens about online rules of engagement… “A journalist from The Guardian once came onto our blog. She didn’t like something we’d written. Happily, she was proved fundamentally wrong, but all publicity is good publicity, isn’t it? Spoken, one might say, like a true lawyer. But as Mr. Torren’s business, Sprout…

How Does Google’s Search Engine Really Work?

by Sarah Holt

What’s really going on under the bonnet of Google’s search engine? Thousands of SEO experts will say they know the workings of Google’s mind. But the truth is, Google’s famous algorithm is constantly changing and evolving, especially as it faces dark horse threats from Facebook, often rumored to be building its own search engine. But,…

How To Make WordPress More Secure

by Sarah Holt

Slipping your WordPress into a bulletproof vest takes less than 30 minutes. Every year, hundreds of thousands of WordPress sites are hit by hackers. Fortunately, improving the security of your site doesn’t have to turn into a Fort Knox-scale operation. In fact, it takes less than half an hour to get your site under a…

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