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Hello!

The Easter break is upon us and we have been pretty busy this first quarter doing all types of exciting stuff! And wow have we got a great Easter gift for you lovely clients!

Office Pest - Merry Christmas!

You should receive your Easter gift in the post or hand delivered (if you are lucky enough to work close enough)!  We would love to hear and see (post a photo of you, your team and our gift) what you think by posting your comment on our Facebook page!

So take 5 minutes out, grab a coffee or tea and spoil yourself a bit with our latest e-newsletter...

 

Software/Online Application of the Month...
Free Screen Sharing without any install or signup?!

A lot of applications and instant messaging software allow you to share your screen with others, but the problem is, not everyone uses the same applications. So, instead of downloading, installing or signing up for new services or softwares, screenleap offers you with one-click, platform/tool-independent screen sharing and hassle-free viewing within the web browser. The service does not require any installation or signup whatsoever, and with it, you can allow as many people as you like to view your computer screen at once.

App of the month

Overall, screenleap is an easy-to-use communication tool that gives others instant access to your screen. This web application can especially come in handy when you want to show someone how to do something, or when you want to share a presentation with a colleague.

Share your screen now...head over to ScreenLeap!

MacGyver Tip
Rice Resurrects Even the Most Soaked of Gadgets

Nobody wants to lose his or her favorite new electronic gadget to a dunk in water. Two years ago we shared a handy trick for saving your gadgets after an unfortunate run-in with water - using rice to soak up the moisture.

There's a grain of truth (punny, huh?) to this in that rice quickly sucks up the surrounding moisture. Make sure the environment is free from excess humidity, drop the wet device in a container of rice and let it sit. For a better desiccant, it'd be a good idea to store all those little silica gel packets that come in anything from shoeboxes to moisture-sensitive gadgets.

 

MacGyver Tip

...more from MacGyver in our next newsletter!

Basic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
5 Simple Tips to make your site rank better!

1. Do something cool
Make sure your site stands out from the competition - in a good way!

2. Include relevant words in your copy
Try to put yourself in the shoes of searchers. What would they query to find you? Your name/business name, location, products, etc., are important. It's also helpful to use the same terms in your site that your users might type (e.g., you might be a trained "flower designer" but most searchers might type [florist]), and to answer the questions they might have (e.g., store hours, product specs, reviews). It helps to know your customers.

Carbon Footprint

3. Be smart about your tags and site architecture
Create unique title tags and meta descriptions; include Rich Snippets markup from schema.org where appropriate. Have intuitive navigation and good internal links.

4. Attract buzz
Natural links, +1s, likes, follows... In every business there's something compelling, interesting, entertaining, or surprising that you can offer or share with your users. Provide a helpful service, tell fun stories, paint a vivid picture and users will share and reshare your content.

5. Stay fresh and relevant
Keep content up-to-date and consider options such as building a social media presence (if that's where a potential audience exists) or creating an ideal mobile experience if your users are often on-the-go.

Hot Tips

Hot Tips (Industry Insider Tips)

Ctrl + (- or +) - Increase or decrease the font size, pressing '-' will decrease and '+' will increase

Ctrl + Shift + Del - Open the Clear Data window to quickly clear private data

Ctrl + J - Display the download window

Ctrl + N - Open New browser window

...HOT, HOT, HOT!

 

Website of the Month
Viral Video Blog - Collection of the best viral videos online.

This is a great website, with a fantastic collection of viral videos that have durned the Internet over the last few years! A selection of funny, sexy, unique and technically complex ideas all wrapped in video and distributed to the masses to distributed to even more people...making them go viral.

Site of the Month

Go on, get over to www.videoviral-blog.com and enjoy a few virals!

If you'd like more information on what services we can provide for you and your company, please feel free to give us a shout on 01482 21 22 00 or 08451 662 901 or even via email

Office Pest - Merry Christmas!

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Best Wishes,

Breon Snowdon
REAL DESIGN

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