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Tracy’s Blog

Welcome to my blog, where you’ll find Website, SEO & IT news, opinions, tips and tricks.

What is an XML Sitemap and do you need one?

What is an XML Sitemap and do you need one?

An XML sitemap acts as a roadmap or flowchart if you like, of your website. It lets Google and other search engines know about the important pages on your website.  First the technical bit....what does XML mean, I hear you ask? XML stands for...

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5 Important Website Metrics You Should Track

5 Important Website Metrics You Should Track

The majority of website owners want to maximize their site’s performance, but it’s not always obvious which website metrics best reflect how a site is doing. If you’ve recently created a new website and want to start measuring its success, or...

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Why WordPress?

Why WordPress?

Why WordPress Indeed! Whenever I’m asked to start work on a new project, whilst my introduction, or 60 second pitch if they've met me at a networking event, clearly states I use WordPress, I’ve never actually been asked why I chose to build...

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Is the Lack of Website Traffic Keeping you up at Night?

Is the Lack of Website Traffic Keeping you up at Night?

Would you like to wake up to an inbox full of enquiries? Given the way technology is enhancing all our communication it is especially crucial for businesses, big and small to have an online presence. Here’s a typical scenario: You started your...

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HBS Turns 4!

HBS Turns 4!

And what a fun 4 years it's been... So HBS turned 4 at the end of last month!  Where has that time gone??  It’s been such an exciting journey for me and I have and continue to love every minute.   Why did I start HBS? When I first started, my...

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OneDrive, SharePoint & Teams

OneDrive, SharePoint & Teams

Confused?  Want to know what each of these tools do?  Then read on....   Working with one of my clients recently, it became clear to me how confusing it is to get your head around these products, what they do and what you should use for what. ...

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Are you keeping track of your IT Assets?

Are you keeping track of your IT Assets?

Do you not only know where all your assets are, but have the all-important serial numbers recorded? An IT asset management system doesn’t need to be expensive, and for small businesses it could simply be an excel spreadsheet which contains all the...

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GDPR

GDPR

What is the meaning of GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information.  There are seven key principles at the core of the GDPR.  These...

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