Royal Doulton Bunnykins

Rare Bunnykins For Sale We updated Podline to include some Bunnykins I’ve also listed some Rare Bunnykins For Sale

Updating SEO sites

SEO Warwickshire is now being updated to include more SEO Tips ans SEO advice.

Good Old Fashioned SEO

Good Old Fashioned SEO When I first started out in SEO back in 2002 I soon realised that building relationships was an important part of ranking websites. Every now and then I like to go right back to those basics and after a few days of doing things the old way, I soon realised it […]

How to Increase Your Google+ View Count

Find out how to increase your Google+ view count Sim 64 have created a simple Google+ Profile Diagnosis tool that may help you discover why your Profile View count is lower than expected and also provides advice on how to improve your view count. Enter your Google+ Id number or Custom URL below For example […]

Publisher Rank Checker

After months of deliberation Sim64 are proud to announce the launch of the Sim64 Google+ Publisher Rank Checker The Sim64 Publisher Rank Checker grades your Google+ Page between 0 and 100 based on a number of factors devised by Sim64. Find your Google Publisher Rank by entering the Google+ Id number or Custom URL of […]

School sends pupils home with chemicals in a pop bottle

There are a few sayings from my childhood that I always remember Poke the fire – Piss the bed Always leave a drop in the bottom of a cup of tea Never go in a ladies handbag Never put chemicals in a pop bottle So what did my little 8 year old boy come home […]

Is Masterchef to blame for the rise in Food Poisoning and Norovirus

I’ll start by saying the whole family are big fans of Masterchef but have to wonder if Mastechef and other similar cookery programs to blame for the rise of food poisoning incidents? Now I like my meat rare, especially beef and lamb but the meals they frequently dish up on these programs looks almost raw. Fair […]

SEO Services provided by Podline

Podline is another of those little sites I set up many years ago but never did anything else with except use it for waffling away on. It did at one time have a list of social networking sites, a list of business  networking sites, a list of UK SEO companies and a business networking forum […]

Who in their right mind would complain about a photo of a pigeon

Today’s little What Annoyed Me Today post is about a comment I recieved about a photo of a pigeon As you can see I changed the header on sim64 yesterday. I thought no more of it until I received a comment from someone saying they were disgusted by the fact that I am showing a […]

QYPE Terms and Conditions

Todays What Annoyed Me Today post is about the QYPE Terms and Conditions In section 20 of the QYPE Premium Business Terms & Conditions it says; “20 ENTIRE AGREEMENT These Business Terms and Conditions and any terms referred to in these Business Terms and Conditions constitute the entire understanding and agreement between you and us […]

Co-operative mince 400g not 450g co-op hiding price rises

Today’s little What Annoyed Me Today post didn’t really happen today it’s a few months old, but I haven’t got around to ranting about it before. It concerns co-operative mince. Wednesday night is Spag Bol night, I used to make my own with chopped tomatoes, veg, tomato puree, etc. but I must admit I do […]

Are Google+ Business Pages too complicated for small business owners

Today’s little What Annoyed Me Today post concerns Google Ever since Google launched the Google+ Pages for business we have allowed business owners to add a link to their Google+ Page from their listing when registering in UK Small Business Directory. Since the start of 2012 we have been monitoring sign-ups and comparing those businesses who […]

Is feeding allowed in rugby scrum

Watching some of the put ins to the scrums in the France v Italy game it makes me wonder is feeding allowed now? The French scrum half is almost putting the ball straight to the number 8’s feet.

Can you buy Masterchef aprons

Even as we come to the 8th series of Masterchef I still love to watch it. As anyone who watches it will know the televised rounds start with 24 hopefuls which and whittled down to the final 12 who are awarded Masterchef aprons. What I would like to know is are the Masterchef Aprons exclusive to those […]

Has Tom Fordyce forgotten what Martin Johnson did for England Rugby

I’ve always liked the writing of Tom Fordyce especially his BBC blogs on the cricket – Tom Fordyce Cricket Blog so was most disappointed to read this, “If anyone had been in any doubt, the old England regime – damaged and discredited by what happened on and off the pitch in New Zealand last autumn – […]

If a child lives with : Dorothy Law Nolte

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight. If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive. If a child lives with pity, he learns to feel sorry for himself. If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy. […]

Towbar Fitters Birmingham Audi Mercedes Land Rover Etc.

Dynamic specialise in fitting towbars to prestige cars like Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Land Rover, etc. Dynamic are Birmingham Towbar Fitters who provide a mobile towbar fitting service within a 30 mile radius of Central Birmingham. Contact Dynamic on 0121 456 1516 for all your tow bar fitting requirements. Business Name: Dynamic Towbar Fitters Category: Towbar […]

Did Morrissey tell Gordon Ramsay where to stuff his turkey

Following on from a post over on V1 SEO –  Did Morrissey Make Channel 4 Pull the Gordon Ramsay John Lewis Christmas Advert Spoof Update 1/12/2011 19:30 It’s not on YouTube anymore, but Channel 4 now have the trailer on their site – Gordon’s Christmas Cookalong LIVE trail   I’m more and more convinced that […]

Car Insurance for Disabled Drivers

We have just added a new section to our Disabled Driver Insurance website which provides more information about obtaining Car Insurance for Disabled Drivers The new site is still work in progress but should hopefully be fully live by the end of this week. We created this new site to compliment the other disability related […]

How to Make Money Online

We’ve all seen those traditional how to make money online web sites, you probably know the ones I mean, where you keep scrolling down and down and keep seeing the stats, the testimonials, the special offers, the ebooks, the 90 day guarantees and the big buy today at a special price buttons. I won’t bore […]

Free SEO Advice

We updated the Free SEO Advice section on V1 SEO last week and also enabled comments so people could post their own favourite SEO Tips or ask any SEO related questions. It hasn’t had that many comments yet, but if it continues rising up the SERPs we are hoping it may pick up some organic traffic […]

Too Much Time On My Hands

www.toomuchtimeonmyhands.co.uk is a new website set up so I can keep a better track of all the waffling and rubbish that I put on the internet.

Google Rankings Checker Tool

Sim64 have just discovered a great way of checking your rankings in “Google”. If you want to know where you appear in the the top 100 of Google for a specific keyword just visit the Google Rankings Checker Tool

Google +1 Checker – Count Checker for Google +1’s

I tidied up my Google +1 Count Checker over the weekend, added a bit more info about the Google +1 button, listed the 5 pages I could find with the highest Google +1 count, and set up a compatition to see if anyone could find the website with the most Google +1’s The Google +1 Count […]

Enhanced Google Profiles – How to enhance a Google Profile

With all the talk about Google +1, Me on the Web. and enhanced Google Profiles we thought we would set up a service to enhance google profiles It is a Free service where we provide instructions of creating and setting up a basic Google Profile and then provide tips on how to enhance a Google […]

Using Car Number Plates for Advertising

I decided to mark the relaunch of my v1seo.co.uk website by buying a new car and using the car number plate for advertising. As more small business owners learn what the acronym SEO stands for I see it as being the perfect way of combining online advertising with offline. Next time I visit any business centres, […]

Adsense Slow Loading

I have AdSense on a number of pages on one of my other sites and have noticed the pages are loading slowly with the AdSense appearing to be loading slowest if at all. The pages also have facebook and twitter buttons on them so it is a cae of systematically removing twitter, facebook and AdSense […]

New facebook app for UK Small Business Directory

I created a facebook app that lets people view their UK Small Business Directory listing without even having to leave facebook. The app http://apps.facebook.com/podline/ is basically an iframe pulling in the content from podline. A facebook page explaining more is here http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=197207093654151

Free Advice on Wheelchair Ramps

Unsure of which wheelchair ramp is suitable for you? Just call Access Appraisals on 01608 663759 and we will advise you on the most suitable ramp for your needs. Before ringing us please follow this checklist What is the total height you are trying to overcome with your wheelchair ramp? If wheelchair ramp is landing […]

Calmly degutting pears – Michael Baldwin

Update: 20/02/14 Michael Jesse Baldwin, poet and novelist, born 1 May 1930; died 3 February 2014 Michael Baldwin obituary on The Guardian My original post When I was back in school in about 1976, the teacher read a poem to us and I have always remembered it (to a degree) I was pretty sure it […]

Cheap car insurance for ex company car drivers

When I packed up work I had to give up my company car and buy myself a new one. After buying it I had to get it insured and soon realised the fact I was an ex company car driver meant my insurance premiums would be higher. This got me wondering whether any insurance companies […]

Is there a UK equivalent to Black Friday

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day in the USA and is traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season. Is there a UK equivalent to Black Friday? If so, please don’t tell my wife.

Criteo Opt-Out reveals a little gem

Following on from my previous blog post about Criteo and after finally getting fed up of the Criteo banner ads following me around whilst browsing I decided to opt out of Criteo at the NAI – National Advertising Initiative – http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp Today I thought I would check to ensure Criteo were honouring the NAI opt-out […]

Sale of Tickets for Take That causes Ticketmaster to crash

Take That tickets went on sale at 9:00 this morning, but unfortunately the strain of visitors to the ticketmaster website appear to have caused the website to crash. The Take That Progress Live 2011 tour. BAN THE ARGOS CHRISTMAS ADVERT We want Bing Crosby Crooning NOT Beatboxing Please put this on your site and link […]

The Open Government Licence opens the door to plagiarism

Now that Crown copyright has been updated to The Open Government Licence will it encourage plagiarism and mean a field day for article writers and spinners? The Open Government Licence now allows Crown copyright to be exploited for commercial use, adapted and copied published and transmitted freely. Not only does this apply to text it also […]

Does anyone actually use google when shopping

It may sound strange – but think about the last 20 products you purchased online and how many of them did you actually buy via a google search? I’ve just checked the purchases I have made this year; A couple of  album downloads – iTunes Software for PC – Amazon wii games – Amazon Clothes […]

Stainless Steel Roasting Tin is big enough for 3 cats

Stainless Steel Roasting Tin for 3 cats We Compare Stainless Steel Roasting Tins big enough for 3 cats This is an article about a Stainless Steel Roasting Tin big enough for 3 cats Stainless Steel Roasting Tin If you want to eat a cat this Stainless Steel Roasting Tin is big enough for 3 cats. […]

Inside AdSense blog allowing comment spam

We all have problems with comment spam and blog spam, but surely Google should be doing something about all the comment spam they allow on their own blogs. The Inside AdSense blog is full of comment spam, including links to porn sites. Why are Google allowing this? Not only does the spam appear on the […]

Alternative to Searchmash

It’s been 2 years now since  SearchMash.com has gone the way of the dinosaur so if anyone knows of an Alternative to Searchmash please let me know.

SEO Experiments

I will be setting up some more seo tests on my seo experiments page on sim64 later today to test the indexing speed of the engines

Planning Portal selling advertising space

I noticed earlier today that the Planning Portal are selling advertising space http://www.planningportal.gov.uk  I hope this is carefully monitored as at the moment there are only 2 or 3 ads on there and one of those is going to a website which provides no information about the company the website is advertising.

Mangeur De Cigogne 6 Years on

Edited on 15th June 20011 It’s now been 7 years since the end of Mangeur de cigogne and I have set added a new blog post at  mangeur de cigogne competition 7 years     It was 6 years ago today that we were on the eve of the Mangeur de Cigogne Competition. mangeur de cigogne […]

Paying Council Tax to Stratford-on-Avon District Council

I live in a small village 16 miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon, my nearest town being Shipston-on-Stour. Last year I used to nip in to the local Shipston office to pay my council tax once a month, but this office has now been closed meaning I would now have to travel all the way to Stratford if […]

Waffling for link building

I never used to be much of a waffler but the more I started doing it the easier it came. I haven’t done much recently, but when in good waffling form I can churn out all sorts of rubbish and then use this waffling for link building. My best waffling tends to come at the […]

Timber Treatment and Woodworm Eradication Oxfordshire

We had a new fence put this week between our back yard and the nighbours back garden. The men were coming to do it on Wednesday so I started knocking down an old shed that was in the way on Tuesday. The roof ans dides came of no problem, but as I was pulling the […]

Warwickshire Business Directory

I gave my Warwickshire Business Directory a bit of a revamp today, it was all looking a bit stale and was never set up right in the first place anyway, so it was well in need of something doing to it. The first thing I did was to sort out all the business categories and then […]

Does Google approve of AdSense links looking like navigation links

I have always believed that one of the rules when using AdSense is that the links should always obviously be AdSense links. That is why this article at the official A look inside Google AdSense blog surprised me. In the article they tell how an AdSense user doubled their AdSense revenue by moving their AdSense […]

When was the Google Florida Update

Looking back at some of myold sites I found some which were obviously pre the Google Florida update. H1 to H5 all contained the same keyword, alt attributes of all images contained the keyword, every link to the site contained the same anchor text, and the text of the page featured the keyword far too […]

SERPs Was it really 6 years ago

Whilst having a read over at Kottke it reminded me that Jason once made a post about the SERPs competition. I did a quick search, found the post Kottke SERPs and was amazed to see the date, January 2004 Was it really over 6 years ago? amazing how time has flown and also how things […]

Buying antique furniture on Ebay

As a UK based antique furniture restorer with over 30 years experience, I have purchased a fair amount of antique furniture on Ebay for restoration and resale. It’s very easy to come unstuck and end up with a lemon of a piece and here in this article, I’m going to highlight a few of the […]

Antique Furniture Restorers Bristol

I’ve been working from home now for the past 5 years, not in a home office, but just tucked away in the corner of the dining room with a PC and couple of monitors permanantly set up on a computer desk and another PC  and laptop which I set up on the dining table every now […]

Is Doctor Who too Scary for a 5 Year Old

I remember watching Doctor Who as a kid and having to hide behind the sofa every now and then, (still remember the big green glowing maggots from the days of John Pertwee), but it never effected me as bad as it effected my 5 year old when watching Blink. We watched it the first time […]

Has Anita Anand had her baby yet

As a keen listener of Drive on 5 Live I’ve missed Anita Anand now she is on Maternity leave. I thought the baby was due in Early April, but have not heard anything yet, does anyone know if she has had her baby yet, or if not, when it is due? Update – Anita Anand […]

Are Formula Digital trying to trademark Top 10

If Formula Digital Limited obtain a trademark on the phrase Top 10 and Top Ten could it stop all SEO’s, marketing companies, price comparison sites etc. displaying lists of top 10 products/services? Informatiom on top 10 trademark application is here http://www.ipo.gov.uk/domestic?domesticnum=2543554 Comments appreciated

Podline Search Engine Optimisation

I decided to give podline a bit of a revamp today. I’ve changed the colur scheme, not really sure if I like it or not, but did everything via a style sheet so can easily change the colours at any time. I also added a Search Engine Optimisation section so that UKSBD members can request […]

Simon Singh can use fair comment in defence against libel claim

The court of appeal has said that Simon Singh can use “fair comment”  in his defence of libel claims bought by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) The British Chiropractic Association accused Simon Singh of libel after an article he wrote in the Guardian in 2008. As the owner of an online business directory I have been following this […]

Pest Control Bucks

I set up a new listing in my pest control directory today for  Pest Control Bucks a Farnham Common based pest control specialist who provide a range of pest control services throughout south Bucks, Berkshire and surrounding area. I also set them a special page up in my directory Pest Control in Buckinghamshire and linked them up with […]

Chipping Norton Pest Control

I set up a new listing today for a Chipping Norton based business that provide mole catching and pest control services. Services include Pest Control Chipping Norton, Mole Control, Rat Control, Mouse Control, Flea Control etc. Business Listing:   Chipping Norton Pest Control Business Category:   Pest Control in Chipping Norton

Microsoft pubCenter UK

I’ve been following the Microsoft pubCenter Beta Program since about July of 2009 hoping it would become available to UK webmasters and website owners but still no joy. If anyone knows anymore about when Microsoft pubCenter will be available in the UK I would appreciate knowing more. Please comment below if you have any more […]

UK Business Forums 1 million posts

At approximately 23:07 on Saturday 2nd January 2010 the ever popular UK Business Forum –  http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk received its 1 millionth post. The following images show the sad lenghs I went to to ensure that I made that 1 millionth post. I had my main PC set up with dual monitors, a secondary PC set up with a […]

Chunking Method of Long Division

I was helping my 10 year old daughter with her maths homework this morning which consisted of some long division questions. She gave me the question which I worked out in my head in about 5 seconds and she then went on to start doing a really long winded calculation. Wondering what on earth she […]

Pest Control in Oxfordshire

Mike Vickers Pest Control in Oxfordshire Pest Control Technician providing pest control in Oxfordshire, South East Gloucestershire and South Warwickshire. Business Listing:  Mike Vickers Pest Control in Oxfordshire Business Category:  Pest Control in Oxfordshire

Brokencontrollers.com RSS Feed busy again

Every now and then I will set up blog posts with unique made up titles to track who is scrapping the content. Surprise surprise I see our old friend Brokencontrollers.com turning up in the SERPs again using this content and then positioning ads all around it.

Is brokencontrollers.com using your content for profit

Came across brokencontrollers.com over the weekend. Initially it just looks like any other forum until you see how many posts have been made, I noticed a member named RSS Feed had made 1.3 million posts, and soon realised they were using an automated system to pull in content via RSS Feeds and post them in to the […]

Cheap car insurance for a woman who do less than 5000 miles a year

Following on from my post about cheap car insurance for ex company car drivers it got me thinking about who provides cheap car insurance for woman who do less than 5000 miles a year My wife probably only does about 2000 miles a year and only really uses the car once or twice a week, why […]

Car insurance for ex company car drivers

When I was with my old company I had a company car and the company paid the car insurance on it. I worked for the company for about 20 years and had a car for at least the last 10. It was nice not having to worry about the bills or the car insurance, but […]

SEO is Dead – This is Why

Following on from my post over at maps optimisation about a little game I am playing to find the search phrase that creates the most google features in the SERPs, I found a word that creates all of these features; Adwords = yes Sitelinks with a listing = yes jump to links showing with a listing […]

Google Local Business Centre Guidelines

I’m a big fan of Google Maps and Google Local Business Centre, but they really appear to have created a bit of a mess by combining the 2 together too closely. The early idea of Google Maps was that people could create their own maps or add information to existing maps. This meant if you […]

Google Buying Ordnance Survey of UK Government ?

Will Google buy Odnance Survey of UK Government ? Imagine Google Maps accurately showing all public footpaths and rights of way, surely it is only a matter of time and the sooner the better.

Is google spamming local business centre results

I’ve been using Google Maps and Google Local Business Centre for a long time now. Initially with Google Maps people were actively encouraged to add information to maps and also create their own user generated maps. This content now seems to be being integrated in to Google Local Business Centre in what looks like a […]

Frontier Power – Investment and asset management

Frontier Power Consortium, a consortium of Frontier Power Limited and Infracapital Partners LP,  have been selected to bid for the operation and ownership of 9 offshore wind conection assets. Frontier Power have a leadership team with over 100 years experience in the energy sectors and has extensive experience in the UK, US, Latin America, India […]

Best place for Christmas Shopping online

After years of always leaving my Christmas shopping to the last few days before Christmas I have decided this year to do all my Christmas Shopping online. Big question is though, is it better to shop around at multiple online stores or just find one really good online store and buy everything from the same […]

Online Advertising Increasing – Take Advantage Now

The spending on online advertising has overtaken the spending on Television advertising for the first time and now accounts for approx 25% of all advertising. Despite an overall drop in advertising spend, outlay for online advertising grew at nearly 5% between January and July according to a study by the Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers. […]

Signs you are getting old

A couple of hours ago I put a can of lager in the freezer, and 10 minutes ago I took it out and put it in the fridge ready for now. Was just about to go and pour it out when the wife shouted through from the kitchen, “do you want your beer or a […]

Google Jump Links Announced on Google Blog

I made a post last week about Jump to links in Google Serps and was surprised that there was very little talk about this on any forums. It might be a little different now as Google has just posted about them on the Official Google Blog, Jump to the information you want right from the search […]

List of websites using Disqus

I’ve just started using  Disqus Comments on this site and some of my other sites. It seems to be a great system so I have decided to create a list of websites and blogs that use Disqus. If you use it on your websites or blogs please let me know by commenting at the bottom of […]

Jump Links Showing in Serps Google

I have a page set up for Business Mobiles which displays some of the latest business contracts from all the major UK network providers. On the page I have jump links going to the different sections, like this vodafone business contracts. I just noticed for the first time tonight that google is showing these jumplinks […]

How to Make Money Now With Social Networking

How to Make Money Now With Social NetworkingBy Don Bethune How does social networking work With SEO? This is an important part of the puzzle that will help you answer the question, “How to make money now online?” This is a question millions of entrepreneurs are asking themselves each day. We have the answers. As […]

What a difference a camera makes

I have a number of blogs scattered around that I always had the intention of posting on at least 2 or 3 times a week, but as with all good intentions, they tended to get neglected. This all changed about 2 weeks ago as I suddenly regained my inspiration to start blogging again, why you […]

RSS Feed from multiple blogs

I set up a new system tonight to pull the RSS Feeds from 4 or 5 blogs and display a brief snippet of the content on PodLine The main ide of this is to help me keep on top of where I am posting so that I spread my ramblings evenly over a number of […]