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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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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Laboratory Consumables and Products

Laboratory Consumables and Products

I am really pleased to have just completed a new e-commerce website for PakGen Ltd. PakGen manufacture and supply a range of laboratory consumables and products. L...

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Sorenna Restaurant, Yarmouth IOW

Sorenna Restaurant, Yarmouth IOW

Using full screen high resolution photographs can be a great way to really showcase your products or services. We have just completed a new mobile responsive websit...

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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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Quality Fabrics Online

Quality Fabrics Online

I am delighted to have recently completed a new mobile responsive e-commerce website for Quality Fabrics Online The new website allows fabric lovers to order Fabric...

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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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Why The NHS is Frigged

Why The NHS is Frigged

Have you tried to make a doctors appointment lately? Dear God give me strength! The last time I got angry about trying to make a doctors appointment was when I had...

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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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Isle of Wight Holidays 2015

Isle of Wight Holidays 2015

The Isle of Wight is without doubt a beautiful location for your 2015 holiday. There really is something for everyone on the island, from adventure activities, to f...

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Isle of Wight Events 2015

Isle of Wight Events 2015

Events on the Isle of Wight from February 2015 to December 2015. Original list courtesy of Isle of Wight Estate Agents Trigg and Co. February 2015 Electric Woo...

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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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Great Work by The ROTB Trust

Great Work by The ROTB Trust

In Africa and developing countries around the world, women and children carry their own weight in water, in dirty jerry cans and containers, not just from a local pu...

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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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Buy and Sell Stock Photos Online

Buy and Sell Stock Photos Online

I am really pleased to have just completed a new e-commerce and mobile responsive website for Swippler Media. Swippler Media allows you to sell your photographs, pi...

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Website Design Services for Barristers

Website Design Services for Barristers

I am delighted to have just completed a mobile responsive website conversion for Direct Access Barrister Michael Stradling from 9 Bedford Row Chambers in London. Mi...

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Isle of Wight Estate Agents

Isle of Wight Estate Agents

I am delighted to have just completed the new updated mobile responsive website for Trigg & Co, Isle of Wight Estate Agents. The new Trigg & Co website make...

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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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Isle of Wight Plumbers

Isle of Wight Plumbers

I am really pleased to have recently completed a new mobile friendly website for Local Isle of Wight Plumber Patrick Dewey. Patrick's new mobile responsive website...

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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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Marine Grade Fasteners and Fixings

Marine Grade Fasteners and Fixings

Sourced Components Ltd, is based on the beautiful Isle of Wight very much in the heart of the boat building industry, with a facility of nearly 5000 sq ft which enab...

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Fairy Art and Fantasy Art Cards

Fairy Art and Fantasy Art Cards

If you have a love of all things Fairy and Fantasy then you need to see the amazing work by artist Digby Curtis. New Fantasy Art brings you a beautiful collection o...

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Fitness Industry Jobs UK

Fitness Industry Jobs UK

Looking for Fitness Industry Jobs and Personal Trainer Jobs at Gyms around London and the UK Take a look at the Gym Jobs 4 U Website Your number 1 source for Sport...

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Isle of Wight Antiques & Collectables

Isle of Wight Antiques & Collectables

If you are an avid collector of anything antique, vintage or curious then take a look at Val's Collectables Val's Collectables based in Freshwater on the Isle of Wi...

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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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Holidays – Majorca or the Isle of Wight?

Holidays – Majorca or the Isle of Wight?

Weekend Breaks – Majorca or the Isle of Wight? With the amount of hours worked by many people having increased in recent years, for many families a weekend break...

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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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SEO Strategy Ideas for 2014

SEO Strategy Ideas for 2014

You can’t blame SEO specialists for wanting an especially cozy and relaxing Christmas. 2013 has been a pretty hectic year, with three major initiatives from Google...

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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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Hummingbird & Your SEO Strategy

Hummingbird & Your SEO Strategy

August 2013 was the month in which a new algorithm was launched by Google, albeit without the hype and expectation which surrounded recent updates such as the now-in...

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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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Isle of Wight Holidays 2014

Isle of Wight Holidays 2014

Holiday Accommodation on the Isle of Wight for 2014? Checkout some of the Self Catering Cottages, B and B's, Hotels and Holiday Lets that we have built websites for...

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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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Website Design Service for Schools

Website Design Service for Schools

Affordable website design service for schools and educational establishments in the UK I am really pleased to be working with Shalfleet and Yarmouth Primary School...

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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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Isle of Wight Dating Website

Isle of Wight Dating Website

I'm delighted to have just completed a new dating website design project for our client, Kimberley French at Isle of Wight Match. Kimberley has used our services in...

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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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UK Military Barristers and Lawyers

UK Military Barristers and Lawyers

I am delighted to have just created a new website for the Military Law division of 4 Breams Buildings in London, otherwise known as 'Breams Military Law' 4 Breams B...

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Social Network Training Isle of Wight

Social Network Training Isle of Wight

Social Network Training Isle of Wight We will be holding a social network training session on the Isle of Wight on Thursday 29th August 2013 at The Island Innovatio...

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