9 September 2016

Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor


The 1995 EU Data Protection Directive was an important initiative, designed to protect an individual’s privacy and prescribe how information about…

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15 July 2016

TUC Communication Awards 2016


It’s the time of year when the TUC give out their awards for the best use of communications amongst unions. I’m always interested in the digital…

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29 June 2016

Trade Union Website League Table 2016


It's been 12 months since I last updated the Trade Union website league table, and so I've complied the latest metrics below (previous results can be…

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24 June 2016

New Prospect website


One of the latest projects I’ve been involved with has recently gone live: Prospect, the professional’s union, has just launched their new website.

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10 June 2016

What is link baiting?


If you want to attract more visitors to your website, then one effective approach is “link baiting”. This is where a website features content that is…

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30 March 2016

Beware the Google personalised search trap


I do quite a lot of work on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), which is the art of helping websites appear as high as possible in search engine…

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24 February 2016

PHP 7 and the improvements to PHP 5


PHP is a website programming language. It’s the World Wide Web's most popular code, estimated to power over 80% of websites, including the likes of…

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31 January 2016

A look at Drupal 8


Drupal 8 was released at the end of 2015.  This is a major new version of Drupal, the second most popular website CMS (Content Management System).

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30 November 2015

Which unions are the most influential in social media in 2015?


Every November I look at how influential the TUC-affiliated unions are in social media (see results for 2012, 2013 and

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27 August 2015

Should your website be encrypted?


When Google announced in August 2014 that it is now favouring sites that are entirely encrypted in search results, websites started switching, using…

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