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Bongo IT Join With Partner In Business - Free Business Support and Advice In Oxfordshire

FREE Business Support and DevelopmentTo Help Support New And Growing Business In OxfordshireBongo IT are proud to announce they have joined Partner? and can offer FREE support to SME businesses, in Oxfordshire“We are delighted to be joining PARTNER? the new business support group that provide servicesto small and medium (SME) sized businesses in Oxfordshire”, commented Justin Smith Director of BONGOIT Ltd (www.bongoit.co.uk).Justin added that “the range of IT support services, web site design and development, and the Microsoft products provided by BONGOIT, complement the services already available through PARTNER?, in support of start-ups and growing SME businesses, in Oxfordshire”.


  PARTNER? provide small and medium sized businesses with a range of products and services  that can help their client’s business find funding, handle employee issues, reduce costs, improve efficiencies, grow sales, and more. The PARTNER? team have extensive experience in business  including, business start-ups, internet trading, franchising, exit planning, acquisitions, and more. A unique aspect of the services PARTNER? provide is the ongoing FREE support and advice,  subject to agreement. Having an experienced Partner? available to provide advice and support  can and will save a business thousands of pounds. To find out more e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out the website http://partner-in-business.co.uk ABOUT PARTNER? (editors note) Partner-in-Business LLP, trading as PARTNER?, is a group of experienced business managers  and professionals who provide a wide range of services to small and medium sized businesses. Based in Oxfordshire, a unique aspect of the services PARTNER? provide is the ongoing FREE  support and advice, subject to agreement. PARTNER? in Oxfordshire will comprise of up to 30  business partners working together to support local SME’s in this region.  For further information visit www.partner-in-business.co.uk E Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Contact telephone: 01280 706683 Mobile: 07798 653 139 Partner in Business LLP Registered in England OC385856. Halstede House, Hinton in the Hedges, Northants. NN13 5NF

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5 Ways To Create Quality Backlinks To My Website

Free Backlinking For Your Website

FYI - This article is quite old now so you will need to check the material to see if it works for you. The principals are still passed on to newer websites though, good quality, trusted places to post your content gets good backlinks.

Google Profiles -probably the best known of these back linking sites and another Social Media Hotspot (you knew I would mention it again!). Just sign up and get yourself an account and make sure you use your web address in your profile description...and in your posts too.

MSN Articles- Msn is constantly updated with news and articles on a huge range of topics, to get a backlink you just need to comment on an article leaving behind your thoughts, name & website link.

Yahoo Answers -you will need to work at this one as you will need to answer circa 20 questions before you can start adding your own back link. Great for building you PR weighting up though...and for helping people with their questions of course!

GoDaddy - by now you will probably have heard of GoDaddy. To get a back link from here just find Bob's blog (currently top right in a tiny font size!), watch a video and leave a message.

From Our Blog! Yes that's right. Why not leave a comment with us and let us know what you think. We have a PR of 1 on our blog currently but its on the up I tells ya! Please like our Facebook Page too

Some good tools for checking your backlinks and websites health include ahrefs, SEOmoz and SEOWorkers. There are also more Google Aps than ever so go and check them out now!

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Reading The Web And The Magic F - By Rosie M Rogers

How you read the web - and 5 ways to improve your copywriting

I’ve got some bad news for you. Of all the brilliant, titillating and engaging online content that you are writing for your website, only 28% of those words are read by your audience. Web users don’t gorge over every word when they read the web, they scan for the information that they need. To optimize your copy, you need to understand how people read the web.

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How To Maximise The Potential Of Your YouTube Channel

Maximising YouTube Traffic

This is a really quick guide to optimising your existing YouTube channel.

These are techniques some of the ones I have used myself with great success whilst running campaigns for various clients, most recently for Dark Matter Audio. During those campaigns we had our YouTube videos watched by thousands of people. Now I must admit we had a great mix of PR and media hype at the time surrounding the release of an exciting new product so the videos were going to do well because they were well placed, timely and shared a popular interest however; to maximise on any success here are some of the things you need to think about when using your YouTube channel/s.

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How Do You Get A Blog?

How can I get a blog?....

....is a regularly asked question. Around 124,000,000 searches are done every month on Google to try and find out this information which struck me as an awful lot of searches for which there should be a really good answer. Thing is there are so many pieces of blog software out there now its difficult to know which one to pick if you are just starting out. Heres a few of the sites which you might want to use starting with the most popular...

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Tips On Optimising Your Facebook Business Page

This is a quick post on how to optimise your Facebook (FB) account for your business

I'm going to assume you have a Facebook account set up and that you have gone to Facebook Pages and created a page for your business or organisation. If not then that's where to start. Some quick information on Facebook that should interest you.

  • There are 300m photos posted every day
  • Circa 2.2 billion interactions a day
  • 1000 real fans can equal 185% increase in traffic to your website
  • 92% of professionals have had a customer from Facebook

 

Useful Tips On Optimising Your Facebook Profile... Finally! 

 

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How To Set Up And Optimise A Twitter Account For Business

How To Optimise A Twitter Account For Business

Hello there, hope you are all enjoying the weather around Oxford at the moment. We have had a couple of inches of snow and it’s still going!

So … Twitter. Why use it? 

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How To Set Up And Optimise A Pinterest Account For Business

How To Set Up Pinterest For My Business

Hi All, recently I have been asked by a few clients to help them with their current Pinterest accounts or to set up a new account for them. Why do they want to do this you may ask? It’s because they want to engage with their audience in a visual medium, drive more traffic to their site and/or make more sales. Pinterest is one of the fastest growing sites in history. To get an idea of who is using Pinterest and how it’s being used I’ll give you some stats:

  • Pinterest shoppers, yes it’s the ultimate in window shopping if you’re just browsing but Pinterest shoppers actually spend more money, more often, and on more items than any of the other top 5 social media sites. (Source: comScore).
  • Pinterest pins which include prices receive circa 36% more likes than those which do not. (Source: Shopify).
  • The number of daily Pinterest users has increased by more than 145% since January 2012. Pinterest users are 79% female which is extraordinary! (Source: Shopify).
  • Pinterest leads in both awareness and visitation among social image sharing sites, with 36% of online consumers aware and 19% visiting. (Source: BizRate Insights).
  • Pinterest generates over four times as much revenue per click as Twitter and 27% more revenue per click than Facebook. (Source: Converto).
  • Of online consumers in the US 47% of have made a purchase based on recommendations from Pinterest. (Source: BlogHer).
  • Pinterest generates traffic like you wouldn’t believe, more than YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn  combined. (Source: Shareaholic).


OK so ask yourself this. Do the stats above appeal to me? Do I have (or could I have) a lot of great photos or graphics that relate to my business or products? Do I want to easily improve my web visibility? If the answer to one or all of these questions is YES then a Pinterest account is almost certainly for you. It really won’t take long to setup we promise but if you need our help just holla.


Ok so I want an account. How do I set it up for my business?


Follow this step by step guide!

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Anyone Can Check Their Own SEO Hotspots

But do you check?

Well I don't know about you but I'm always interested to see what trusty old Google (yes we probably can say that about Google now. It's pretty old and clearly here to stay!) has to say about our company. So I often (at least once a week) ask myself these questions:

Is the information I find about us today still relevant?

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Facebook's Promote Feature

Ok so this is my first social media post on our new site. This post assumes that you have a company page set up on Facebook, if not and you need help just let us know. By the way we are in the process of designing a much better looking site so expect to see updates over the coming months, I digress!

So where is the promote feature on Facebook (FB)?

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