Author: Ben

Limerick Autism Group

I recently helped out a charity with a basic wordpress website. The site is for Limerick Autism Group. They organise events for children with autism. Its been a strange experience from an SEO point of view. Should really rank for its name as all the sites that rank for “Limerick Autism Group” are weak. I…

Factory Resetting Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

There was an update sometime in June 2017 that made the pattern lock on the Note 4 to stop working. The phone wouldn’t take any input at all. The pattern had not changed. After a few attempts, the timer sets to 120 minutes. You would have thought it was a simple case of factory resetting…

Top 3 ranking factors in Google and hiring an SEO

In October 2015, Google announced they used some AI called Rankbrain to help in the search algorithm. From the Bloomberg article. RankBrain is one of the “hundreds” of signals that go into an algorithm that determines what results appear on a Google search page and where they are ranked, Corrado said. In the few months…

Topbetta.com Prize at LAC

So every year as part of my work, I have to go to London to the London Affiliate Conference (LAC). Its basically where all the igaming affiliates meet up to do deals and socialise. Its usually a good laugh. Over the years I’ve won a few prizes and got freebies but this one was the…

ICO Vat Receipts

All companies that handle external data have to register with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). This costs £35 a year for most organisations. For large organisations its £500 but most people won’t need to worry about that. The costs and registration process are pretty reasonable and straightforward. The problem comes when to get a VAT…

End of Movember

So I did it. In terms of things I have ever done for sponsorship, this has to rank as the easiest. Nothing really much to it at all. I don’t grow much facial hair so not many people noticed. I smashed my target of £100 from which half was covered by my good friend John…

Cookies and Adsense

You will have noticed that I have a new info bar at the bottom of the website. This was actually put in to law back in May 2011 but hardly anyone bothered with it.  Slowly people have been adopting some half arsed measure to comply with it.  Having read the law, its seems even the…

Doing Movember

The Movember foundation has been going for over a decade now but I’ve only heard about it in the last few years. I always thought it was just a laugh. No one really needs to worry about men’s issues. Men are tough enough to look after themselves. Turns out, I was wrong. So this year,…

Malta and Tax

One of the most important thing about running a business is tax. For a lot of internet businesses, tax is the number 1 expense. It pays to get yourself a good accountant. Problem is, “in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king”. You really need to have a rough idea of…

Second Post

I finally got round to updating the blog.  Only 3 and half years after the first post. I am running a premium theme, called, “plain”.  Took me ages to work it out.  Who would have thought, that choosing a theme for the blog would be so hard? I will probably end up changing it again soon.…