Welcome to Campfire, here we talk about what’s happening in the world of WordPress websites and digital strategy in a clear, simple language that will make sense to busy business people such as yourselves.

Rise of the Robots

I have to say, when I first heard Facebook’s announcement about ‘chat bots‘ being the Next Big Thing ™, I was a tad skeptical. However, as the dust begins to settle, I may well be changing my mind… I was cautious…

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Personal Hashtags with Gavin Hill-John

In this week’s Campfire blog post, I chat to Gavin Hill-John about ‘personal hashtags‘. What are these, you ask? Well, check this tweet out: Progress on the paperwork pile is being made but it is very slow #managethemayhem — Gavin…

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Website launch: Space-Lectures.com

It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of a freshly redesigned website for space-lectures.com. I’m a massive NASA fan and space nut, so I was really happy when I stumbled across a UK based charity that held events where us mere…

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Helen Reynolds and #HatsOffNewport

In this week’s post, I’ve posed a couple of question to Helen Reynolds about her very successful, #HatsOffNewport social media campaign. First off, a bit about Helen… Helen started using social media in local government in 2007 with a MySpace page dedicated to getting…

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Plucking Figures Out The Air

This week I had my most retweeted tweet and shared item on LinkedIn: In case you missed it, here's a great exchange I had re pricing yesterday…. pic.twitter.com/X86fac9vy7 — Joel Hughes (@Joel_Hughes) November 25, 2015   Now I was hesitant at sharing…

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Websites, ROI, and denial 

I was speaking to someone the other day who is a business partner in a small company. Their website is poor; it has hobbled along the last couple of years; not getting the attention or investment it deserves – a…

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Google & Mobile Friendly Websites etc

There has been a lot of news recently about Google & mobile friendly websites, I’d like to spend a few minutes giving you the low down about this… Google are now penalising websites that do not offer a positive mobile browsing experience.  There, I’ve…

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Don’t let me down (on Twitter)

Social media is a cracking opportunity for businesses (especially the little guys) but many times folks are completely stumped as to the first steps to take. A common cry is “what would I say?! Why would anyone be interested in…

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Twitter Image Preview Help Guide

Recently Twitter ‘upgraded’ the experience so that images are automatically previewed in the timeline. This means that, when you are viewing your tweets via the Twitter website or via the official apps; pictures are not just links; you get a…

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WordPress.com & nice call to action buttons

During the restructure of my business I’ve been using this blog as my main website (more details on the reasoning behind that here). I do like using WordPress.com (as opposed to self-hosting) as, on this occasion, I like living with…

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