Can the geographic location of a web server affect SEO?

Shine – Documentary on entrepreneurship

SHINE is a collaborative film project produced by, an online networking community for micro business owners and solopreneurs. The project began on May 6, 2009 when 12 video crews and over 400 entrepreneurs gathered in Seattle’s largest film production studio to share why they work long hours, for low pay, facing great uncertainty.

The film combines compelling stories from the event, and interviews with academics, celebrated researchers (like Scott Shane author of The Illusions of Entrepreneurship), and entrepreneurial superlatives (like Bruce Livingstone, founder of iStockphoto, acquired by Getty Images for $50M).

The result presents the larger story about entrepreneurship in an economy where 90 percent of all new jobs are created by small, entrepreneur-driven businesses.

SHINE: The Entrepreneur’s Journey from Dan McComb on Vimeo.

Google Analytics Basics – Understanding your data

Optimising WordPress Permalinks

Wordpress PermalinksConfiguring your WordPress permalinks is simple and only takes a second, but understanding what they are and how they work is key to setting up the best permalink structure possible.

Your site’s permalinks are like the street address for your site’s web pages. They help both people and robots understand your site’s structure and navigate its contents.

There is no “one magic permalink recipe to rule them all,” but keeping a few tips in mind makes it easy to optimize your WordPress permalinks.

This DiW article shows you how….

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RGB / Hex Codes for Crayola crayon colours

As kids we have all had a set of Crayola crayons, all my best colourings were done with a few broken crayons 🙂

All the Hex Codes and RGB’s for a massive list of crayon colours can be found on the site below.

List of Crayola crayon colours

Google Documents (Docs) Backup / Download / Export

Do you every have that thought about your documents and spreadsheets all being stored on Googles servers and not under your control. I’m sure they are safe with Google but for that peace of mind its nice to have a local backup copy of all your items in your Google Docs account.

Follow the steps below to backup all your items.

  • Log in to your Google Docs account
  • Click the ‘All items’ link on the left to make visible all your items
  • Select all the items, highlight the top item then scroll down to the bottom one, hold your shift key and click the bottom item, all should now be highlighted.
  • To the right of any item click the ‘Actions’ link and then click on ‘Download’
  • Select which format you want each item to be downloaded as, e.g Microsoft Word
  • Click the Donload button and save the compressed file to your pc and thats the job done

John Wilkinson
Build Me a Website

Cube Ltd Race Mountain Bike 2011 Review

Cube Ltd Race Mountain Bike 2011Its my big four-O this month 🙁 so I’ve decided to treat myself to a new mountain bike, and I’m going to make sure I get some use out of it, by this time next year I’m going to be fit!

I spent a few weeks looking at all the bikes available in the price range that I wanted to spend and I decided on the new 2011 model of the Cube Ltd Race, and what a bike, I’m well pleased with it.

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What is a blog?


The video below will hopefully help you understand what a blog is, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Brazil vs Argentina – Doha, Qatar, I didn’t go

I couldn’t make the game, just a little far to travel.

My brother and his wife, who live in Doha, went to the game and all I got was this picture 🙁

He text me from the stadium and was more excited about the fact that last weeks Sheffield United game was being shown on the big screen outside the ground 🙂

Pity the Argies won!

Brazil vs Argentina - Doha, Qatar

Scale Model World, Telford, UK. 13th Nov 2010


Just had a great day out with my son Scott at the Scale Model World show in Telford. We went down last night and stayed in an hotel in Wolverhampton, I didn’t fancy the 200 miles and 4 hours driving in one day.

Some of the models on display were fantastic, wish I’d got the time to give it a go, perhaps I should pack in with the website design and become a professional model maker, cool 🙂

Here are a few pictures that I took today, I’ve uploaded the others to Flickr if you would like to look, Scale Model World 2010 on Flickr.

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If there are any Scale Model Clubs or Shops that are considering a website please get in touch and I will do you a great deal, mention you have seen my Scale Model World blog post.

John Wilkinson
Build Me A Website