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Happy first birthday

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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On the 19 Nov 2014 @ 14:21, I configured WordPress on my production server which resulted in the first post to be published.  Hence, I’ll… Read More »Happy first birthday

Get back your privacy

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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As a remote freelance software developer, I spend the vast majority of my life connected to the internet in some shape or form.  In fact… Read More »Get back your privacy

What is SEO and how to do it cheaply

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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In this post I will discuss the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), focusing on What is SEO and some simple strategies you can implement on your blog to improve its performance in Search Engine rankings. I have learned over the past year or so regarding SEO while running my blog. When I initially started this blog, I knew very little about SEO, other than I potentially needed to do it on my blog and apparently it was an expensive exercise to undergo.

Through a bit of research, I discovered that there are a lot of charlatans and downright dirty criminals operating in this specific area of the internet. I figured out that if I didn’t want to get ripped off by these snake oil salesman, I best get familiar with this area and attempt to learn the basics. I thought I would share my experience and knowledge I have gained over the past year to help anyone who is embarking an any new internet project.
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Top 4 WordPress SEO plugins

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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I have previously posted about what is seo and how to do it cheaply, in this post I will provide my top 4 WordPress SEO… Read More »Top 4 WordPress SEO plugins

How to filter referrer spam from google analytics historical data

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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If you have followed along with any of my previous posts on how to block referrer spam from affecting your website analytics, you have successfully… Read More »How to filter referrer spam from google analytics historical data

List of Referrer spammers

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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A definitive list of referrer spammers

The following is a list of know referrer spammers which is updated as soon as new URLs become known. [ebs_well type=”well-lg”]

** Important notice **

The sites listed below may be unaware that they have been involved in a referrer spam attack. They may have been implicated by some low grade SEO consultancies who have attempted to improve traffic count to the sites by using referrer spam approaches.

If your site appears in a referrer spam list then you need to take action against the your SEO consultancy or the whoever has implicated your website in a referrer spam attack
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types of referrer spam

Spammers devised shady methods to draw traffic to their sites, 'referrer spam', also known as referral spam, log spam or referrer bombing. The traffic a website receives, the more opportunities there are to encourage more conversions and revenue, as well as to improve ranking.

How to block referrer spam

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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A guide to block referrer spam Detailed  instructions on how to effectively start blocking referrer spam from your website and to stop affecting analytics reports.… Read More »How to block referrer spam

What is Referrer Spam?

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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This post is a first in a series of upcoming posts detailing the effects of spam on your websites performance and the steps and processes… Read More »What is Referrer Spam?

What is information architecture?

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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In this post I will provide an explanation of what is information architecture to provide an understanding of one of the most fundamental steps and processes for a successful search engine optimization campaign.

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Top 10 WordPress plug-ins for blogging

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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A top 10 list of any sort is purely subjective, for instance the top 10 music charts are based on sales following a set of criteria, they don’t necessarily relate to all the music people are actually buying, and there are top 10 charts for every genre. In fact there are literally 100’s of top 10 music charts. In much the same vein there are 1000’s of top 10 WordPress plug-in charts.

In all honesty, maybe the title of this post should be Top 10 WordPress plug-ins for a freelance software developer blog, but I feel that loses some panache and besides Google doesn’t like long titles. So I’ve gone with the punchy title.
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Whats the big idea behind Gary Woodfine .com?

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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This blog is more than just a vanity project dedicated from Gary Woodfine too Gary Woodfine.  I don’t have that big on an ego that I think that the world really needs to know about my opinions on matters.  I can almost guarantee you’re not going to find the secrets for world peace and eternal harmony via a digital format.

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Made the switch to Duck Duck Go

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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About six weeks ago,  I decided to change my default search engine.  Call it a mid life crisis, or maybe just a sign of boredom, but I felt the time was right to start making changes to my “on-line life”.   When you analyse it, it’s surprising what factors come to the fore when consciously making a choice of search engine

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Hello world!

Gary Woodfine

Freelance Full Stack Developer at threenine.co.uk
Helps businesses by improving their technical proficiencies and eliminating waste from the software development pipelines.

A unique background as business owner, marketing, software development and business development ensures that he can offer the optimum business consultancy services across a wide spectrum of business challenges.

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A classic programmer introduction to a new concept. However I’m not entirely new to blogging, I have been running my own company blog over at… Read More »Hello world!