10 tips for growing your organic web traffic

There are plenty of myths surrounding SEO. There is no doubt that organic traffic is attractive; it means that people have visited your site without you paying to get them there. However, you need to employ some clever methods to get them to notice your web site in the first place. Here are 10 tips for accomplishing this. Image Credit Get your site in Google’s Featured Snippet You may have noticed the Featured Snippet section that appears on the first page of any Google search result. This receives a huge…

7 more signs that your business website isn’t yet search optimised

Search engine optimisation is a skill that can turn an overlooked website into a high-ranking market-leader; however, not all sites are thoroughly optimised. What are the signs that show more work is needed? Image Credit Search rank If your pages are ranking below those of your closest competitors on Google’s SERPs, you are clearly not handling SEO as well as you could. A whole range of causes may be responsible for this state of affairs, but being able to identify that there are issues in the first place is a…

Three great ways to understand art

How can you understand art better? There are three very simple steps you can take to gain more insight into the meaning of different pieces: look, see and think. Image Credit This look, see and think method works well and can be used for any type of creative piece, from fine art to movies and music; in fact, it is surprising how many forms of art there are. The look, see and think process is about slowing down the way we take in and disseminate information, breaking down the information…

The Flooring That Can Add Value to Your Property

If you are selling your home, you may think that the type of flooring you have down on your floors matters little to anyone thinking of buying it. After all, won’t the buyers just rip up all your old carpet and replace it with something new anyway? Image Credit Maybe. But flooring is one of the fundamental elements of any home – it helps set the tone for the rest of the property, meaning what you have on your floor will certainly influence whether someone buys it or not. It’s…

Attacks on Fire Crews Increase in West Yorkshire

Firefighters were once respected and admired, and prank calls were the biggest nuisance they faced. Unfortunately, violent attacks on fire crews are rising dramatically, particularly in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Image Credit Rising Numbers Recent figures show that firefighters reported nearly 90 attacks, compared to 60 in the year before, with at least six out of ten involving random missiles being deliberately thrown at crews. Such incidents escalate in the period around Bonfire Night, when fireworks are easily available, increasing the danger and injuries officers suffer. While some attacks seem spontaneous,…

How is cotton dyed?

One of cotton’s great qualities is that as a natural fibre, it dyes very well. Centuries ago, cotton was dyed with natural dyes such as indigo, cochineal and ochre. Today, chemical dyes are used to secure the consistency and durability of the colour. Here is a look at the various processes. Image Credit Yarn dyeing In this process, the yarn gets dyed before it is woven. The thread is wound around cylindrical packages that are perforated and put on vertical spindles that go in a cylindrical machine to be dyed.…

Choose the Right Conference Venue with Our Tips

If you have been given the responsibility for organising your firm’s latest conference, you have to start choosing a venue quickly. The best venues get booked up well in advance, and you don’t want to be stuck with what is left after everyone else has made their choice. So where do you start? If you are arranging your first conference, here are some tips for selecting the venue that is just right for you. Image Credit Where Is the Best Place to Hold Your Conference? Start by thinking about who…

6 more questions you need to ask of your marquee hire firm

When you’re paying out a lot of money for hiring a marquee, it is important that you have hired the right company to cover your needs. Image Credit These are a few important questions you need to ask: 1 British weather is very unpredictable, can the marquee cater for any eventuality? For example, if the weather is very hot can the marquee be opened up to let fresh air in and will fans be available to cool the room? If, on the other hand, the weather is wet or even…

8 more types of office desk to consider

For those who work from home or spend quite a lot of their time on their computer, a practical and comfortable home office desk is essential. Buying a new desk can be confusing because there are so many styles and materials to choose from. Here we will look at eight more types of office desk to consider. Wood Traditionally, wooden desks are a staple of the home office. You can choose many different types of wood, such as oak, pine and mahogany. Wood gives a natural look and makes for…

Wilderness survival: eight common mistakes

The following are some of the most common mistakes made by people who end up needing to be rescued from the wilderness or who never made it home. No shelter Not having a form of shelter with you is a common mistake. Whilst sleeping under the stars sounds nice, in reality, exposure to the elements can be a killer. Keeping dry is central to survival. Not possessing the knowledge required The five crucial things that you need to know to survive in the wilderness are: •       How to…