Twitter Hours, The Full List!

YouOnly and the our Sister sites regularly take part in Twitter hour’s. A Twitter hour is an event set up on Twitter that allows users to contribute by using a # (hashtag) to a conversation that is held at a specific date and time. During these twitter hours users promote their businesses and services as well as socially interacting with others. A full list of the hours we know about are below with the days and times of when the UK Twitter hours take place, if you would like to see an hour added to our list then please get in touch and let us know. You can follow us on Twitter @YouOnlyuk Twitter Hours the 7 day guide MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday Monday Twitter Hours 12noon -1pm   #UKBizLunch 2-3pm   #BizHour 2-3pm   #SouthWestHour 3-4pm   #B2BHour 6-7pm   #WineOClock 7.30 – 8.30pm   #DorsetHour 7-8pm   #IlkleyHour 7-8pm   #CumbriaHour 8-9pm   #BrandYorkshire 8-9pm   #HarrogateHour 8-9pm   #CheshireHour 8-9pm   #NorthEastHour 8-9pm   #ConnectingEssex 8-9pm   #VintageWedHour 8-9pm   #LincsHour 8-9pm   #StockportHour 8-9pm   #ChristmasGiftsHour (This is more seasonal) 8-9pm   #CoachingHour 8-9pm   #OurYorkshire 8-9pm   #YorkHour (official) 8-9pm   #WorcesterHour 8-9pm   #BrighouseHour 8-9pm   #PrestonHour 8-9pm   #Didsburyhour 8-9pm   #Gigglethings 8-9pm   #Enterprisehour 9-10pm   #TwitterBrothers 9-10pm   #Venuehour 8.30-9.30pm   #MondayMadness 8.30-9.30pm   #WightHour 8.30-9.30pm   #BuyOnlineHour Tuesday Twitter Hours 12noon -1pm   #UKBizLunch 12noon – 1pm   #YorkshireJobsHour 12noon – 1pm   #AutoHour 2-3pm   #NorthEastHour 2-3pm   #BizHour 3-4pm   #B2BHour 3-4pm   #HartlepoolHour 4-5pm   #ColchesterHour 4-5pm   #TendringHour 4-5pm   #MaldonHour 4-5pm   #BillericayHour 7-8pm   #WhitbyHour 7-8pm   #FashionHour 7-8pm   #BlkCountryHour 7-8pm   #Awardingpeoplehour 8-9pm   #CalderdaleHour 8-9pm   #DiscoverRipon 8-9pm   #WetherbyHour 8-9pm   #DoncasterHour 8-9pm   #HampshireHour 8-9pm   #WestMidsHour 8-9pm   #MerseyBiz 8-9pm   #UKEtsyHour 8-9pm   #ChesterHour 8-9pm   #NosCymru 8-9pm   #FBLikeHour 8-9pm   #KetteringHour 8-9pm   #NidderdaleHour 8-9pm   #FoodHour 8-9pm   #PTSDHour 8-9pm   #EYorksHour 8-9pm   #MaidstoneHour 8-9pm   #FleetHour 8-9pm   #BeverleyHour 8.30-9.30pm   #SouthEastHour 8.30-9.30   #KentHour...

5 Tips To Eliminate Duplicate Content On WordPress

Duplicate content, what is it? In regards to SEO, WordPress is pretty much awesome out of the box, however duplicate content can become an issue with WordPress if you do not pay close attention to it, which can really mess up any SEO efforts put into your site. If you have no idea what Duplicate Content is and you are running a WordPress Site or Blog, then it is about time you find out. Duplicate Content refers to any exact text or meta-tags that can be found on more then one page of your website. A small amount of duplicate content can not really hurt you much in terms of SEO,  shouldn’t affect me in terms of SEO as long as all my other pages have several unique paragraphs. However, if you start duplicating content across your site in much larger amounts, you will start getting penalized by search engines like Google and your rankings will suffer. Where is it in WordPress Depending on your theme you may or may not have any Duplicate content, however, many themes out there will use a clip from your posts to show on category and tag pages (the_excerpt) this is content that is already on your post, but is not duplicated on your category and tag pages. Another place you will find duplicate content is on paginated pages (category page 1, category page 2…) because these paginated pages will contain the same meta keywords, descriptions and title as the first page. Eliminating duplicate content on WordPress Now that i have talked so much about Duplicate content I wanted to give you 5 quick things...

Free CDN Services to Boost Your WordPress

In today’s world where the average Internet speed of technologically advanced regions exceeds 10 Mbps, it’s no wonder that CDN services thrive. And to speed things up even more, our readers from Kansas City, KS can enjoy speeds up to 1 Gbps – yes one gigabits per second, thanks to Google Fiber. As a downside to this race for faster bits, our attention span takes a toll and patience, becomes volatile. It’s always good to have your site powered by a Content Delivery Network. Not only does a CDN save bandwidth costs from your hosting provider, but your site becomes insanely fast and tends to rank higher in the search engines. You might have heard this saying: Some people say that nothing in this world is free, I say you just need to know where to look! We’ve all heard of Dropbox, Google Drive and other cloud storage services. Their free plans offer a combined total storage space of 33 GB. (18 GB from Dropbox, achieved through referrals + 15 GB from Google Drive). Add in another 7 GB from SkyDrive and you have 40 GB. If you were to store all your photos since you got your digital camera – 40 GB might not be enough one day.   This is where Flickr comes in. Now it’s not a traditional cloud storage company but it’s the world’s no. 1 photo sharing place – long before Instagram. Flickr gives you 1 TB of storage – which for all photographic purposes, is practically unlimited. You could store a lifetime of photographs, and you still wouldn’t run out of space. Which proves my original point –...

How to Make a Custom WordPress 404 Page

So if you have been using the internet for a while you’ve come across a “404 Not Found” error page. 404 refers to the HTTP status code a page receives when a URL does not exist. So every time a user visits a link that doesn’t live on your site, they will be served a default 404 page informing them of that fact. There is a story that the 404 code came from the number of the first room to hold a WWW database server, but this is a myth. It’s just the number assigned by the W3C. The 404 page is relatively underutilized, often stating that a page does not exist without providing too much additional information. Fortunately, WordPress makes it easy to customize your 404 page, so you can use it to provide useful information to your users and direct them elsewhere on your site. How to Use a 404 Page A 404 page is displayed by your server whenever a page cannot be found. It usually indicates that a user has mistyped a URL, or followed a link to a page that once existed, but does not anymore. In general, it indicates that your user is lost. And your job, as a responsible website owner, is to help them find their way again. In these instances, your first priority is to the visitor, to provide an easy path for them to find what they are truly looking for. You can also add some comfort and ease to the page by making it consistent with the overall look of your site, and offering a sincere apology. So what kind of elements...

Welcome to WordPress 4.0 (Benny)

This week brings WordPress fans the much awaited update to WordPress and Benny (thats what they are calling it) is version 4.0 of the online CMS. Software often evolves to serve purposes beyond what its makers intended. WordPress stands as a classic example. What started as a simple blogging engine has become one of the most widely used pieces of software for maintaining both public-facing and internal websites. Today the WordPress blogging engine not only powers blogs but also works as a CMS, a social hub, a discussion forum, a feedback-tracking system, an e-commerce solution, and much more. With each new revision WordPress comes a bit closer to being a general content-publishing framework that businesses and enterprises could adopt. The key word is “could.” Preparing WordPress for heavy traffic and securing it for public-facing and even internal use requires some work. On the other hand, much of that work is made possible — even easy — thanks to the vigorous culture of development around the product. If you want to do something with WordPress, odds are good that someone else has already done it, and they know how to do the job for you. We are typing this post in WordPress right now while also working on 5 sites and 2 shops currently being built in WordPress so they have us well and truly hooked. So back to WordPress 4.0 (Benny) Manage your media with style Explore your uploads in a beautiful, endless grid. A new details preview makes viewing and editing any amount of media in sequence a snap. //s.w.org/images/core/4.0/embed.mp4 00:00 00:00 00:13 Working with embeds has never been easier...

Comic Sans The True Cost Of The Unassuming Typeface

Comic Sans, that unassuming jaunty typeface lurking inside millions of computers, has become the target of an online hate campaign. Simon Garfield explains why normally mild-mannered people are so enraged by its use. How did schools ever advertise their Christmas fairs without it? Has a homemade birthday card ever looked so friendly written in anything else? Have type lovers ever found anything they loathe as much? If you wrote these questions in Comic Sans you’d have something that was warm, inoffensive and rather unsuitable, a typeface that’s gone wrong. And you’d also have something guaranteed to provoke a howl of protest. Comic Sans is unique: used the world over, it’s a typeface that doesn’t really want to be type. It looks homely and handwritten, something perfect for things we deem to be fun and liberating. Great for the awnings of toyshops, less good on news websites or on gravestones and the sides of ambulances. Last year it stuck out like an unfunny joke in Time magazine and Adidas adverts, and even the BBC wasn’t immune, choosing the font to promote its Composers of the Year during the Proms. What can be done? One can buy the “Ban Comic Sans” mugs, caps and T-shirts, and help finance a documentary called Comic Sans, Or the Most Hated Font In The World. Black-tie do (not) Holly and David Combs, the husband and wife cottage industry behind bancomicsans.com, argue that the misuse of the font is “analogous to showing up for a black tie event in a clown costume”. Some of what the Combses have to say is tongue-in-cheek, but it is hard...

Block Someone From Your Facebook Fan Page

How To Remove or Block Someone From Your Facebook Fan Page Have you ever had someone posting inappropriate content or try to incite another fan on your Facebook fan page? It could simply be someone who tries to use your wall as their advertising platform. If you have asked nicely and they simply won’t stop, what are your choices? How can you remove or block them from your page? Here is the step-by-step process of removing or blocking someone from your Facebook Fan Page. Go to the Banned Users tab. I know, it is confusing going to the Banned Users tab before you have even banned someone but that is where you have to start! Go to Settings, click on Banned Users, and you should see a box that says ‘Banned’. Click on the arrow, and change this to ‘People Who Like This’. This will bring up a list of everyone who likes your Page. Find the person you want to remove. Click on the arrow next to their name, and select ‘Remove’. Once you click on this, you will also be given the option to permanently ban them. If you didn’t mean to ban them. Finally, if you find you’ve mistakenly banned someone and would like to remove the ban, simply go through the same process, but select ‘Banned’ from the drop down list instead of ‘People Who Like This’.  Click on the arrow to the right of the person’s name, and you should see the option to unban them. And that’s it! Hopefully this isn’t a process you need to do frequently, but don’t feel bad blocking or...

Its all about the mailing list

Every small business knows the key to success is their mailing list social media is good but its not your data, growing your mailing list is probably the biggest struggle i talk about with my clients after SEO. If you have had the pleasure of speaking to me about it you will have known i have tried a ton of plugins to improve my mailing list conversion rates. So below are the mailing list plugins I had the best success with. With the List Builder plugin, you can convert these one-time visitors into lifelong readers and newsletter subscribers. Our lightbox popover can be customized to automatically popup after a certain amount of time, or you can use our smart mode to ask your visitors to subscribe when we think they’re getting ready to leave your website. Each day, potential readers visit your website. The find a link to your blog somewhere, read one of your posts, and then disappear into some distant corner of the internet.With the Scroll Box plugin, you can convert these one-time visitors into lifelong readers and newsletter subscribers. The Scroll Box can be customized to automatically slide in after a visitor scrolls down to a certain point on your website. This is a great way to engage them when they are finished reading a post, not distract them in the beginning.   Subscriptions requires no special magic to activate. Once you activate Jetpack on your site, Subscriptions will be on by default, however, you will need to set up a few Jetpack features to take full advantage of this great service! Visitors can choose to subscribe to...

The Top 50 Most Used Instagram #Hashtags and what they mean

#Hashtags are a great way to boost the visibility of your posts on Instagram but in order to use them effectively you need to know which ones people are using the most and it would help if you know what they mean. The following is a list of the 50 most used Instagram hashtags and their meanings, as you may notice some are self explanatory:- 1 love Self explanatory. 2 instagood Instagram + Good. 3 me Used when an Instagrammer posts a picture of themselves. 4 tbt “Throw Back Thursday”. On Thursdays, Instagrammers will post pictures from their past. 5 follow Used when an Instagrammer wants others to follow their account. 6 cute Self explanatory. 7 photooftheday Used when an Instagrammer posts their favorite photo on that given day. 8 followme See “follow”. 9 like Used when an Instagrammer wants others to “like” their photo. 10 tagsforlikes Another way of saying “like my photo”. 11 happy Used when the Instagrammer is feeling happy. 12 beautiful Used when the Instagrammer believes their image is beautiful. 13 girl Self explanatory. 14 picoftheday See “photooftheday”. 15 selfie Used when an Instagrammers posts a photo that they took of themselves. 16 fun Self explanatory. 17 instadaily Instagram + Daily Photo. 18 smile Self explanatory. 19 summer Self explanatory. 20 friends Self explanatory. 21 like4like Used when an Instagrammer would like to exchange likes on each others photos. 22 igers Short for Instagrammers. 23 fashion Used when posting pictures of clothing or their outfits. 24 instalike Instagram + Like. 25 food Self explanatory. 26 swag Short for “swagger”. Used when an Instagrammer is feeling confident. 27 amazing Self explanatory. 28...

The WordPress SEO Plugins You Must Have Installed

Ok dont be fooled by thinking that this list of really cool plugins alone will rank you on the first page of search engines, thats not how it works. There are some plugins (mainly the ones below) that will greatly improve your chances and your life a lot easier. We Build 100’s of new sites every year these 5 plugins you will find on everyone of them:- 5 Of The Best WordPress SEO Plugins Google XML Sitemaps Google XML Sitemaps is the first thing you should be installing on any new site if your thinking about what WordPress SEO plugins to install. Trust me once you’ve had to create a sitemap for a large and complex website then you fully understand how crucial this plugin is. Google XML Sitemaps automatically creates a sitemap for you and updating it with each new blog post, as well as automatically submitting your website to search engines which saves you the manual submission. WordPress SEO (Yoast) The Yoast WordPress SEO plugins are one of the main reasons why we love building websites in WordPress. This plugin alone make our lives a lot easier by compiling all the necessary on-page information we need into a simple space and saves our clients a fortune as well. Yoast is so effective because it makes editing titles, metas, permalinks and internal links a snap, as above a simple form after each page and post. ShareThis We have gone through a whole lot of different social sharing plug-ins and widgets and ShareThis won the fight. Super easy to install, requires no coding, and you’re able to customize the sharing bar with a ton of different social...

Creating a Site-Specific WordPress Plugin 101

Why A Site-Specific WordPress Plugin While creating a clients redesign, we noticed a huge mistake that was made in the old site, there internal team had been adding extra functionality overtime in the old theme’s functions.php file. Doing this is ok for one or two items but there functions.php file was super bloated, and was a bit of a death trap increasing the chance of error every time it was modified. What best good for best practice is creating a site-specific plugin. So you are probably wondering what a site-specific plugin is, why you need it, and how you can have it for your WordPress site, this week we are going to show you how. What is a Site-Specific Plugin A Site-Specific WordPress plugin is a specific place to add snippets that you find on the web that performs functions that are not theme related. If you have made your theme or customised it, I am sure you will have read “how-to” articles related to WordPress they are all around the web suggesting that you add them into your theme’s functions.php file. These snippets are not huge enough to be justified as plugins of their own, but some of them are certainly great to add specific functionality to a site that is not theme-dependent such as redirecting users to random post. Whereas other functions can be key to your specific site such as Custom Post Types. This is when you need to add a site-specific plugin which essentially will serve as the same purpose of your theme’s functions.php file, but it will allow you to retain all these functionality when you are changing themes....

Speed Up Your WordPress site in 5 minutes

Time to Speed up your site Think back to when the internet first arrived our homes years ago, the annoying dial up sounds and the SPEED we put up with slow connections because that’s all we could get. But today the internet has evolved and speeds have gratefully increased, so much we expect websites to load at lightning-fast speed. So while we or you carefully work on building your site and expanding your reach, it’s important that you keep in mind the speed. After all, a half-second delay in page-load time can reduce traffic by as much as 20 percent, according to Marissa Mayer. This post is going to take you through how to go about accelerating the speed up your site:- Caching Plugins A caching plugin like W3 Total Cache will enhance the user experience and speed upload times by reducing download times. This provides transparent content delivery network integration and improves server performance. This kind of website optimization is crucial when it comes to ensuring a positive user experience, as your blog will load smoothly and fluidly. Amazon reported “That for every 100 milliseconds of additional latency in the speed their site loads at, there’s a corresponding 1 percent decrease in sales” It may not seem like a lot, but for a company like Amazon, it can definitely do a lot of damage. Hosting Service Choosing a good hosting service will ensure that your sites is always up. While you might be encouraged to use an aggressively priced provider, it’s important that you make sure your site is able to handle sudden influxes of traffic. The better the hosting service, generally...

5 Of The Best And Free WordPress Plugins

So 90% of my installs or questions coming in are about WordPress, just installing a blog isn't enough. In this blog I am going to tell you about the 5 best plugins you need. that will dramatically change your life.

So here are my top 5 Plugins

1.WordPress SEO by Yoast

Search Engine Optimization (short SEO) is more or less a most today. The plugin WordPress SEO by Yoast is supporting you to optimize your blog.

With this plugin you can set you can modify your page and post template regarding the title, meta description or meta keyword. You can configure your permalink settings and this plugin also provides an Bulk Editor, which allows you to update the title or description of all post or pages in one window.