Adding Your Silicon Dales Google Apps / Gmail Account to an Android Smartphone

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The tutorial in this post will help you to get your Google Apps based email (from Silicon Dales) working from your Android smartphone or tablet device using the “Gmail” application.

How To Remove Semalt.com to Prevent Google Analytics Stats Being Ruined!

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If you use Google Analytics to track visitor numbers, referral sources, and a host of other statistics about your web traffic (we do, and we manage this for a lot of our clients) you may have noticed over the previous year or two that a referral source which includes the domain “semalt.com” has been showing […]

“Safe” Ways to Increase Google PageRank

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A lot of the time, when discussing SEO, we talk about avoiding “unnatural” practices. We tend to really focus on not doing anything out of the ordinary to try to influence the search engines. This is because any unnatural activity is likely to be outside of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines, and, as a result, is likely […]

How Do I Get a Website into Google News?

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A number of people have asked us this question over the years, particularly since we have placed a couple of really popular websites into the highly popular news search engine that Google has: Google News. On several websites we have designed and built the backend processes which tell Google News what to index. Specifically, this […]

Google Apps Free Usage Tier No Longer Available

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We’ve been telling clients for some time that Google Apps (in principle, Gmail for domains) would likely remove it’s free service, as it looks to monetise this service further. When first launched, Google Apps offered a free service for up to 50 email addresses. Our business, and many of our early clients, were able to […]

How to Set Out-of-Office Replies in G Suite

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At this time of year, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, many companies are beginning to plan holiday breaks and cover. There are many tools available within Google’s G Suite which can help businesses to manage holiday breaks without interrupting workflow.  One of these is straight forward, out-of-office replies for the email component of G […]

How to make virtual reality videos using G Suite

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G Suite offers the ability to upload and using virtual reality and augmented reality videos through associated Youtube accounts. Youtube has a full tutorial for the requirements and a special way to save the VR video file here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6316263?hl=en-GB The videos will then show within your normal Youtube channel associated with your G Suite account. […]

How to get a complete list of all active email addresses in Google Apps

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Every wondered how to get a list of all email addresses (including aliases) which are in use at your Google Apps for Work domain(s)? The instructions below will allow you to grab a copy of every email address which is currently in use. How to get a complete list of all active email addresses in […]

How to Handle Emails for an Absent Employee

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Employees may be away for a whole host of reasons from holiday (vacations) to sickness or just planned leaves-of-absence. In order to effectively manage their inbox, for any period of time, Google’s G Suite offers a range of options: Delegate the inbox Set up a forward Set up a Google Group Inbox Delegation Inbox delegation is […]

WooCommerce Developer in Manchester

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In case you didn’t know (and why would you unless you were already watching us?), Silicon Dales opened an office in Manchester in August 2017. About Silicon Dales Silicon Dales is a distributed team of WordPress and WooCommerce developers, who work on complex open source projects for small, medium and larger enterprises. Silicon Dales are […]

Ensuring Business Security Despite Laptop Ban and Border Password Requests

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How to ensure your business information is secure while employees and contractors travel. Whether travelling to conferences, or checking-in on work whilst holidaying, travel restrictions imposed during 2017 in the US, Europe and elsewhere provide fresh challenges to businesses attempting to keep documents, emails, passwords and other communications safe. Full details on the laptop ban. […]

Silicon Dales at Google Dublin Partner Meetup

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The Silicon Dales Team took a trip to Dublin on 19th and 20th May 2016 for the Google Dublin Partner Meetup. The meetup was hosted at Google’s offices in The Foundry on Barrow Street. The offices themselves have won design awards for the colourful and spacious working environment which includes a free kitchen, phone tree […]

REMOVE: beat with a shovel the weak google spots addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/ilovevitaly/

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Have you seen the following “search phrase” showing up in your Google Analytics keyword reports recently? beat with a shovel the weak google spots addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/ilovevitaly/ We have, and we have excluded this phrase from our Analytics for the future for ours, and scores of management and maintenance clients, too. If you’d like to remove this […]

Google+ Page / Profile Cover Image Size / Dimensions

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We just recently revisited our Google+ Business page for Silicon Dales (see here) as our September office move highlighted the new presence of more than just one Google business listing, we now had a Google Places, a Google+ Local and a Google+ Page for Silicon Dales. This wasn’t intentional, we just rolled with the punches […]

How Do I Put My Business Into Google Maps?

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Most people who come to us with a business looking for a website want to know how to get their site into those Google Maps of the area, complete with their site URL. Luckily for you, its really quite simple to do this, all you need to do is fill out a simple form – […]

Can you get a news section of your site into google news?

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We like to use the Silicon Dales blog to answer questions we get asked, in a public place, so that others, who are asking the same questions (and typing them into search engines) will land here, and discover the answer. One question we are frequently asked is “can you get a news section of your […]

How to Help a New Website to Rank in Search Engines

Lots of new webmasters ask us how to get their website “higher in Google” or even how to place their website into the search engines at all. Firstly, there is no magic formula to putting a website high up in internet search engines. There is, however, best practice. It is a bad practice to engage […]

Google Search Ranking Increase – for Logged in Google Accounts

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We’ve noticed an increase in the search engine rankings for several of the websites we manage, including this Silicon Dales Web Design website, over the past couple of weeks. While we always expect our search rankings to increase over time – and those of our clients – because we focus on highly relevant high quality […]

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