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Using Office 365 & Google Apps for Email

Added: October 14, 2015
Your website hosting account with Elysium:Online (and with most other providers) also provides email accounts so that you can have an email address such as my.name@mydomain.co.uk rather than a generic (and unprofessional!) myname@gmail.com. Whilst these built-in email accounts are fully functional, we recommend having a look at ...

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Adwords Policy change for Dangerous Products and Services

Added: June 18, 2014
During September,  Google will be tightening their rules about products and services that they deem to be dangerous.  Ads that fail to comply to these rules will be suspended. Some products that might previously have been classed as sporting goods o...

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Google Shopping Feed Specification Update

Added: June 5, 2014
Google recently announced changes to the Google Shopping Specifications and, on 30th September 2014, they will be implementing them. There are a large number of changes but the broad outline is : Custom Bundles – This i...

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Selling online? Are you aware of the "Consumer Contract Regulations"?

Added: May 16, 2014
If you use your website to sell goods and services online then you will be aware of the soon to be implemented Consumer Contact Regulations. You're not? I'm not surprised.... I don't think the Government have made a good job of publicising the new regulations! Anyway - they replace the ...

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Has it got any protection? Or will it need a cure?

Added: April 4, 2014
Last September, I got you thinking about where your website is hosted and who it's in bed with. From the responses I got, a high proportion of you don't know!! Well, if you don't know who your website is in bed with, surely you should give it some prot...

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Why your website should really have a Content Management System

Added: March 25, 2014
OK.  So you've gone to great expense to have a brand spanking new shiny website designed and built for you. And you're justifiably proud of it. But it doesn't have a Content Management System (CMS)!  So, guess what..... your ...

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The .uk domain extension explained

Added: March 11, 2014
The release of the .uk domain name is the biggest change to the .uk domain since it began. It opens up choice and huge opportunities for UK website owners. The .uk extension is concise and puts the focus on the companys’ brand name to create a great first ...

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Email Not Working? Think "Norton360" or Avast!!!

Added: February 14, 2014
We are seeing a big increase in support calls from clients where their email seems to have stopped working. In every case we have identified firewall/anti-virus software as the culprit. If you use Norton360 then please make sure it is actually running. A recent update seems to cause Norton360 to stop running.... which then stops email programs from working because they're trying to use the anti-virus progra...

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"Why is my site not showing in Google?"

Added: January 9, 2014
A question we sometimes get asked by clients (and casual acquaintances!) is I've launched my website but it's not coming up in Google.... not even when I put the website address in ...

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Stop yawning... it's only Distance Selling Regulations!

Added: September 25, 2013
DSRs, ECRs, PSRs, PSPs - too many TLAs!! This week I'm going to be looking at the regulations that surround selling goods and services online.  So if that doesn't affect you then I suppose you'd better get back to doing some proper work...

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Do you know who your website is in bed with?

Added: September 18, 2013
Well, website hosting is a completely geeky, boring subject, right?  I'm mean, a website just sits there and does it's job, doesn't it?  And it doesn't matter where in the online world it's situated! WRONG! ...

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Surveys now available with Elysium:Connect

Added: January 9, 2012
One of the best ways to benchmark how your business is performing is to ask your clients and business contacts. The simplest tool for this is a survey. Surveys help you gather information to help make informed business decisions. Top Reasons for Your Business to Survey Your Clients: ...

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