This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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How to find more Customers on Twitter

By | November 26th, 2016|Categories: Social Media, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |

If you are using social media for your business, you need to have a targeted following, which is easier than you think on Twitter.  How to find more customers on Twitter, is a question that everyone asks. Twitter is a powerhouse of information which businesses sometimes overlook.  Twitter makes it easier than any other network to find and target new customers. We all want new customers, followers, clients to get more visits to our websites and to essentially get more sales.  There is really no point in having 100k followers on Twitter who aren't interested in what we do.  What we want are people who are interested in us and what we do.  We can search for these people or business in Twitter without even using adverts. Twitter Bio First of all, you need to make sure that your bio is set up correctly so that people who look at your profile know exactly what you do, and where you are. Add keywords and include a link, the link is very important, this can be your website, your LinkedIn, or [...]

Are these website errors costing your business HITS!!

By | October 29th, 2016|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Websites|Tags: , , |

We are often asked to review websites for customers, to find out exactly why the website isn't getting any hits.  This usually means the website is not being found on Google search or other search engines because of website errors.  It's easy to find out if you have website errors costing your business hits. With the holiday season coming up fast for e-commerce businesses it's even more important that these websites are fully optimized. Not being found on Google or being on page 10 and having pages that load slow, is not going to help business.  First people have to be able to find you and secondly they need to want to stay on your site. Slow load pages, prevent customers sticking around.   Also, bear in mind that increased traffic can cause your website to crash if you aren't prepared. With the holiday season coming up fast for e-commerce businesses it's even more important that these websites are fully optimized. Not being found on Google and having pages that load slow, is not going to help business.  First people have to be [...]

Prepare your Website for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

By | October 16th, 2016|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

Many businesses are gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday as it is a very profitable time of year for online businesses. With Christmas following soon after this time of year provides some businesses with 40% of their yearly revenue. Its a very exciting time and businesses are rushing like crazy to get their promotions and ads out there. Its a very exciting time and businesses are rushing like crazy to get their promotions and ads out there. So we thought now would be a good time to let you know....... "How to prepare your website for Black Friday and Cyber Monday." @michelledh Black Friday and Cyber Monday For those are still confused at the terms, Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving in the United States and it was created to persuade people to shop for fashion online. Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving and signifies the start of Christmas shopping season, in Philadelphia, which would bring lots of traffic, queues and mobbed stores.  Black Friday is now associated with sales in technology, games, small appliances, [...]

How to turn off Facebook live notifications

By | August 8th, 2016|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |

Now that Facebook's live streaming feature is available to everyone, some people aren't very happy about getting so many notifications.  Well, I have good news for you - you can simply turn off Facebook live notifications. But first... How to livestream on Facebook Or maybe you didn't even realise that you can livestream using Facebook's app.  You cannot do it from the desktop yet unless you download OBS and make a few changes to your set up but you can stream directly from your phone. Tap your status and you will see a list of options there, one is Live Video.  Remember you can change the settings the same as on your normal status updates to public or friends only etc.   As I said before I noticed on Twitter that people are getting rather frustrated and fed up with being told that some is "live now" on Facebook. Turn Off Facebook Live Notifications Go to your homepage on Facebook - Over on the far right, you see the down arrow.  It looks like an upside down triangle.  Click that and it [...]

How to opt out of Facebooks ad tracking

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |

At the end of last month, Facebook told us they were making ads better so that we can see more of what we like.   Do we like ads?  Facebook actually said that they were told that people find ads annoying distracting and misleading - so they are now tracking us to help businesses create more high-quality ads that we want to see by expanding Audience Network. Audience Network Audience Network - a way for advertising to extend their campaigns beyond Facebook and into other mobile apps.  So you don't even have to be on Facebook to see these ads coming from Facebook. This makes reach much better for advertisers who rely on ads for their business, but it seems intrusive to us the user. Facebook are watching you, well okay everyone is watching you, but there is something you can do about this for Facebook. They said they were putting Facebook users more in control - but reports say that they may have changed our ad settings so that we have to Opt out again.  You might want to [...]

How to get a custom URL for YouTube 2016

By | May 13th, 2016|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

When setting up your social media accounts, one of the most important assets you can have for your business is your own custom URL or Vanity URL.  These URLs will have your brand name (user name) in them and will establish your brand presence and brand recognition, also custom URL's are great for SEO. For instance https://www.facebook.com/techieminx/    https://twitter.com/techieminx They should, of course, be all the same user name or at least as close as you can get it, and the shorter the better.   Some social networks are harder to get than others especially if they are more popular and YouTube has its own restrictions too as you will see. Be sure also to get it right the first time, as some networks also do not allow you to change the custom URL once it is set up. How to get a custom URL for YouTube 2016 Sign in to YouTube Click on the Cog near your profile image - YouTube Settings In the overview click on advanced Under "Channel settings", select the link to claim your custom URL. In the [...]

Windows 10 changed date format on Excel

By | September 30th, 2015|Categories: Tips and Tricks|

Having recently installed Windows 10 on my main PC I hadn't had many problems.  Until I went to use some previously created Microsoft EXCEL documents. It was then I noticed that Windows 10 had completely changed the date format on Excel from English UK to American US date format. So instead of showing dd/mm/yyyy it shows the US version mm/dd/yyyy on all of my Excel Documents. Thankfully there is an easy solution - which is to install the "English (United Kingdom)" language pack. It sounds crazy that we have to do that - but it saves having to alter the cells on all of our documents and its quick and easy to do. Windows 10 changed date format on Excel Don't Panic Its easy to change all of your documents back to UK date format on Excel First go to Control Panel in Windows 10 Set the view to small icons so that you can see the folders Click - Language You will see English US highlighted Click - English UK Download and Install Click - Yes Go back to the Control Panel click MOVE UP on the UK [...]

How to remove multiple entries of local disc on iPhone iOS8

By | August 16th, 2015|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

It seemed that when I transferred my photos from my phone using Windows 7 explorer that I would get more and more Local disc entries on my phone - so I set about finding out -  How to remove multiple entries of Local disc on iPhone iOS8 These little files are just annoying little icons they don't really take up much space just 0.4kbs per item but when  you start to get loads I guess its a waste of space. I really don't know why the Local disc icons are created in DCIM sub-folders on the iPhone but there they are. That is beyond my Techieminx ability :)  But they are annoying to get rid of it seems you can't just delete them using the PC. How to remove multiple entries of local disc on iPhone iOS8 My folders ended up looking like this..   The solution is pretty simple - all you need to go is to go to your iPhone Settings Find and tap Safari Tap Advanced Tap Website Data And scroll though these until  you find items like These [...]

20 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome

By | April 5th, 2015|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

I recently posted some more in-depth tips for Google Chrome and due to the popularity of that post here are 20 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome. Its good to get into the habit of using keyboard shortcuts if you can, its just faster and simpler to do many things. I like Google Chrome - Google say its fast, simple and secure - although, its true there sometimes are some issues,  it can be a little temperamental - like the The webpage is not available error - there are usually ways to fix Chrome. One trick is always to keep an eye on your chrome extensions, but that's for another post. These are for Windows only but for Mac I believe you replace Ctrl with the ⌘ symbol. 20 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome Do not type / this is just to show the next key. Web-page keyboard shortcuts Print a page - Ctrl/P Save a page - Ctrl/S Stop a page loading - Esc Find (to search on a page) - Ctrl/F Window and Tab ShortCuts for Chrome Zoom in - Ctrl +  (or [...]

How to Delete GooglePlus and keep Gmail

By | March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

Many people use Gmail for emails and they don't want  Google+, YouTube, or a Google profile - well here is how to delete GooglePlus and keep Gmail. You might not have even noticed that by signing up for a Gmail account you actually have a Google+ profile - you can tell by looking at the top right of your screen when you are logged into your email If you have a Google Plus account, it will look like this - you can see the +Michelle  thats Google Plus, when you click on it it will take you to your profile. The 1 denotes that I have one message on Google Plus. And the box with the plus inside allows you to send a message to Google Plus directly from your email. If you don't have a Google+ account all you will see here is your email address and the 9 Google boxes - So, there might be many reasons that you do not want a Google Profile or a Google Plus account and you just want it gone. How to Delete GooglePlus [...]