Welcome to The Isle of Wight Computer Geek Blog

Our blog aims to keep you updated on all of our recent work, projects and random thoughts, including Isle of Wight Website Design, SEO and E-commerce, mobile friendly and responsive website design projects as well as freelance search engine optimisation projects, new online shops that we have built and other worldwide freelance web design projects. We will regularly update our blog with the latest sites that we have created for both Isle of Wight and worldwide clients as well as adding important general internet and website related news.

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The Fairies Have Gone Away

The Fairies Have Gone Away

Dear Children Bad News, The Fairies Have Gone Away! Due to a recent feasibility and time and motion study by the management of the household and a series of rather...

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IOW Samaritans Solent Swim 2016

IOW Samaritans Solent Swim 2016

Pictures from this mornings Isle of Wight Samaritans Swim the Solent 2016. Swimmers going from Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay raising funds for Samaritans. First femal...

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Netflix Scam Email Warning

Netflix Scam Email Warning

A scam email is doing the rounds this week pretending to be from Netflix and asking you to log in to your Netflix account to verify payment details. The scam email,...

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Protecting Your Twitter Reputation

Protecting Your Twitter Reputation

Online reputation attacks on twitter can range from negative comments, spam messages to someone impersonating your business or brand. Below is a few tips to help yo...

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Oxford Personal Trainer

Oxford Personal Trainer

I am really pleased to have just completed a mobile responsive website conversion for Alan Gordon, Oxford Personal Trainer and Biomechanist. As a Biomechanist Alan...

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Microsoft Technical Support Scam

Microsoft Technical Support Scam

One of our good friends on the island reported to us today that she had received a telephone call this morning supposedly from Microsoft Technical Support telling he...

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Things We Should Have Learnt at School

Things We Should Have Learnt at School

A call from my daughters school about her lower than average maths grade followed by a congratulations the next day for her excellent English grade got me thinking a...

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For Flux Sake, No Flying Cars!

For Flux Sake, No Flying Cars!

If you have been a die hard Back To The Future fan since it first hit our screens back in the 1980's then I am sure you are also feeling just a little bit depressed...

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What Goes Into A Photoshoot?

What Goes Into A Photoshoot?

I've written before about the importance of good website photography but every now and then it's interesting to have a look behind the scenes at exactly what happens...

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How The World Has Changed

How The World Has Changed

As September starts and the next oldest of my children leaves home and goes off to university to start his own life adventure it got me thinking about myself at that...

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MCM Comic Con London 2015

MCM Comic Con London 2015

If cosplay, gaming, youtube, sci-fi, anime or fantasy are your thing then you were probably at MCM Comic Con London 2015 this weekend. For me it was a whole new exp...

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My Children, Amazing In Grief

My Children, Amazing In Grief

Earlier this year I had the unenviable  duty of standing in a relatives room in hospital while my children were told their mum had tragically passed away. It was en...

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Good Website Photography, A Must!

Good Website Photography, A Must!

One of the main things that will make or break your new website is the quality of the photographs that you use on your site. These days you have just a few seconds...

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Protect Your Facebook Business Page

Protect Your Facebook Business Page

Online attacks on Facebook can range from fake negative comments to campaign pages and trolls to accounts impersonating your business or brand and more. The followi...

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Word Doc Email Attachment Virus

Word Doc Email Attachment Virus

There is a series of emails going around at the moment that appear to be from genuine companies telling the receiver that they have either just made a payment or tha...

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iTunes Account Deleted Scam Warning

iTunes Account Deleted Scam Warning

A scam email pretending to be from Apple iTunes is doing the rounds with the title: "Account Deleted due to TOS Violations" The email states in it's opening line:...

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Removing Fake Tripadvisor Reviews

Removing Fake Tripadvisor Reviews

How to Remove Fake Reviews from Trip Advisor If you google ‘fake reviews on tripadvisor’ there are around 15 million search results returned. One of the top re...

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Halifax Phishing Scam Email Alert

Halifax Phishing Scam Email Alert

Below is a screen shot of an email received today pretending to be from Halifax Bank. Like all of these so called 'Phishing' emails it contains a link to a fake Hal...

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Apparently I Am Dead – Scam Warning

Apparently I Am Dead – Scam Warning

I am plagued every day by emails from various fake organisations around the world claiming I have inherited or won or am entitled to millions of dollars (See my prev...

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Increase Your Social Network Following

Increase Your Social Network Following

How To Increase Your Social Network Following for FREE Some really obvious ways to increase your followers on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and the other so...

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Search Engine Submission Scam

Search Engine Submission Scam

There are many scams that go around on the internet and via email but one of the most prevalent is the Search Engine Submission Scam. To save you time reading this...

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British Telecom Fake Email Virus Alert

British Telecom Fake Email Virus Alert

Below is a copy of an email that we have received several times today claiming to be from BT but which in fact contains a zip file with a virus attachment. The fa...

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Latest PayPal Email Scam Alert

Latest PayPal Email Scam Alert

Below is a screen shot of a very realistic looking fake PayPal email that we received today. These so called 'Phishing emails' work by causing the receiver to be al...

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How Did Coffee Get So Complicated

How Did Coffee Get So Complicated

How and why did buying a cup of coffee become so complicated? There are times when all I want is a nice, simple cup of coffee made by someone who actually knows wha...

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Wild West Solent Swim 2014

Wild West Solent Swim 2014

Photographs from the Wild West Solent Swim today, 6th July 2014, from Hurst Point to Colwell Bay on the Isle of Wight First two into Colwell Bay were Louise Denby S...

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My Prostate Exam Experience

My Prostate Exam Experience

Very few guys I know are comfortable with the thought of an aging gentleman inserting a well lubricated finger into their bum first thing on a Monday morning, or any...

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To All Spammers and Scammers…

To All Spammers and Scammers…

Dear spammers and senders of spoof and fake emails, there is no need to send me any spam today. I do not need any discount Viagra or Cialis, I am not in need of any...

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Facebook Scam Email Alert

Facebook Scam Email Alert

Below is a screen shot of a 'Phishing' email received this morning pretending to be from facebook. 'Phishing' emails, are scam emails that try to get you to go to...

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View Recent Work On Pinterest

View Recent Work On Pinterest

We are now posting copies of all new website design, e-commerce and SEO projects on Pinterest. To view our recent work and profile on Pinterest please click here....

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Protecting Your Children from Porn

Protecting Your Children from Porn

This Christmas many of our children will be getting a whole range of techy gifts including tablets, smart phones and games consoles, all of these devices can access...

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Why Responsive Web Design?

Why Responsive Web Design?

There’s one thing we are all going to be hearing a great deal more about in 2014. Don’t panic, it’s not Kate Middleton’s latest choice of outfits, although u...

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Royal Mail Malware / Virus Alert

Royal Mail Malware / Virus Alert

An email claiming to be from Royal Mail is currently being received by a lot of people, the email has a zip file attached to it which contains a virus / malware....

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Microsoft Security Essentials Virus Email

Microsoft Security Essentials Virus Email

Please be aware of an email that is doing the rounds claiming to be an update from Microsoft Security Essentials. A copy of the email is below, it has a zip file at...

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Mobile Friendly Online Shop Websites

Mobile Friendly Online Shop Websites

Mobile friendly responsive online shops and e-commerce websites. I'm delighted to have just completed the initial development for 'Cat and Dog' Crazy, a new mobile...

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Vodafone Virus Email Alert

Vodafone Virus Email Alert

We received an email today claiming to be from Vodafone which has a zip file attached to it with a virus file inside. The email looks like the sample below and also...

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Our Best & Our Favourite UK Websites

Our Best & Our Favourite UK Websites

Our Best UK Websites and Our Favourite UK Website Design Projects Below is a selection of our best and favourite UK website design projects from the last year or so...

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East Cowes Vics Sponsorship

East Cowes Vics Sponsorship

We are delighted to be sponsoring the East Cowes Vics this season Mid Solent League Division 1 East Cowes Vics U15’s     11-0     Ranvilles Rangers(Fareh...

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NatWest Scam Email Alert

NatWest Scam Email Alert

The latest in the scam emails doing the rounds this week is this one received today pretending to be from Nat West Bank. The email contains a link which when clicke...

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Amazon Virus Email Alert

Amazon Virus Email Alert

This is a screen shot of a bogus email pretending to be from Amazon that we received today. The email has a zip file attached to it and if you open the zip file a...

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Companies House Fake Email Alert

Companies House Fake Email Alert

An email claiming to be from Companies House is circulating this morning which has a zip file attached to it and within the zip file is a .exe file which if clicked...

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LinkedIn Scam Email Alert

LinkedIn Scam Email Alert

One of our clients forwarded this scam email to us today, the latest in a series of fake or 'phishing' emails this time claiming to be from LinkedIn. The scam works...

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Mobile Responsive Ecommerce Websites

Mobile Responsive Ecommerce Websites

I am delighted to have just completed a new mobile responsive ecommerce website for Fashion Food For The Soul. The new mobile friendly e-commerce website allows for...

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Fire Cover for Films and TV

Fire Cover for Films and TV

I am really pleased to have just finished working on a new website for Cini Fire Tech Ltd. Cini Fire Tech are a local business that provide Fire Cover for Films , T...

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Latest PayPal Scam Warning

Latest PayPal Scam Warning

This is a screen shot of the latest PayPal scam email that is doing the rounds today, it invites you to click on a link which takes you to a fake PayPal site and onc...

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Mobile Friendly Websites

Mobile Friendly Websites

Mobile Responsive Website Design Service Having a website that is fully mobile friendly is a must these days, the number of searches and page views on mobile device...

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Lost or Stolen Domain Names

Lost or Stolen Domain Names

Domain Name, Website and Intellectual Property Recovery Agents The new website for The Website Investigator is now up and running. The Website Investigator works f...

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A Troubled Designers Mind

A Troubled Designers Mind

This has been going round the net for some time, it always brings a smile to my face because it easily shows how we all see things differently. This is correspond...

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Apple iTunes Scam Email Warning

Apple iTunes Scam Email Warning

One of our clients has reported being scammed this morning by a fake email pretending to be from iTunes. The fake email invites you to click on a link to verify y...

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Scam Email Alert (Another One!)

Scam Email Alert (Another One!)

I am constantly amazed and at the same time constantly irritated by the number of these scam emails that go around, the example below was forwarded on to me by my go...

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Keeping Your CMS Website Happy

Keeping Your CMS Website Happy

My Top Ten Tips For Keeping Your Content Management System based website looking good and performing well both on the screen and in search engine results. Almost al...

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eBay Scam Email Warning

eBay Scam Email Warning

Be aware, eBay scam emails circulating. One of our clients forwarded an email to us today claiming to be from eBay, however, this is not a genuine email from eBay a...

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Amazing Photographs

Amazing Photographs

I received these amazing photographs in an email today, on one of those circulars that goes around, I thought they were worth publishing here. [maxgallery id="154...

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CMS, Social Media & E-Commerce

CMS, Social Media & E-Commerce

I am really pleased to have just finished a new website for Aqua Diving School, Isle of Wight, which combines an intelligent content management system, links to soci...

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Another PayPal Scam Warning

Another PayPal Scam Warning

I received the following email today. This is another PayPal scam doing the rounds. If you get this email do not click on any links in it and either delete it or f...

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An Hilarious Review!

An Hilarious Review!

The power of a good product or service review can not be underestimated! However there are cases when a review can become pure comedy gold. Below is an actual...

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Bespoke & Content Managed Web Design

Bespoke & Content Managed Web Design

I am delighted to have just finished a bespoke content managed web design project for local client Creative Partners Ltd Creative Partners specialise in Marketing...

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Protecting Your Domain Name

Protecting Your Domain Name

Your Domain Name is a Valuable Asset! Some hints on how to protect or recover your domain name. I am very pleased that we've been notified today of a successfu...

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PayPal Scam Email Warning

PayPal Scam Email Warning

A new scam email, claiming to be from PayPal, has been making the rounds today. A copy of the text from the email is below. This is a ‘phishing’ email, which...

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Isle of Wight Website Designers

Isle of Wight Website Designers

Isle of Wight Website Designers If you run a business, charity or any other organisation on the Isle of Wight and are in need of Website Design Services we are le...

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Isle of Wight Plumbing

Isle of Wight Plumbing

I am very please to have just built a new website for Halls Plumbing and Heating on the Isle of Wight. Darren Hall has been an Isle of Wight Plumber and Heating E...

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FREE Web Design for UK Charities

FREE Web Design for UK Charities

I am very pleased to have built two new website in the last week for two very worthy UK charities. Shanti International Shanti International at http://www.shanti-i...

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Isle of Wight Window Cleaners

Isle of Wight Window Cleaners

A new Isle of Wight website design client liked our blog so much that they asked us to design a new website for their IOW Window Cleaning business following the same...

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Twitter Scam Warning

Twitter Scam Warning

Please be aware of a twitter scam that appears regularly. You may receive an email similar to the one shown as a screen shot below saying you have a private messa...

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AFC Bournemouth, Website Training

AFC Bournemouth, Website Training

I spent the morning today at AFC Bournemouth's football ground at Dean Court delivering training to AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust on their new content manag...

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Microwave Oven Spare Parts

Microwave Oven Spare Parts

I am really happy to have just developed a new online shop for Magsells on The Isle of Wight Magsells provide Microwave Oven Spare Parts and Magnetrons to the Com...

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EU Cookie Law

EU Cookie Law

The European Union has changed the law covering how websites should work, and this affects all website owners. Please take a few minutes to read through this post...

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Objecting to a Company Name

Objecting to a Company Name

I recently built a website for a client with a local business, he registered all the sensible domain names but was horrified to find some weeks later that a competit...

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Isle of Wight Windscreens

Isle of Wight Windscreens

I am very pleased to have just built a new website for Islandwide Windscreens at www.islandwidewindscreens.co.uk  The new website went live on May 18th 2012 and...

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Low Cost Web Design for Parish Councils

Low Cost Web Design for Parish Councils

I am very pleased to have just built a new website for Chillerton and Gatcombe Parish Council on the Isle of Wight. The new website has community information, loc...

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