My 2017

2017 was another busy year for me. Here’s what happened in my life in 2017: Turned 30 Moved to Dublin from Galway Ran a 5k in under 27 mins Visited a new country (Iceland) Hired a car & drove on the wrong side of the road Flew in a hot air balloon Cycled around Aran …

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My 2016

I could start off by apologising for not posting earlier and more often but that’s too cliché. Instead, I’ll carry on as normal with another blog post and pretend there hasn’t been a 13 month gap between my last blog post and this one… The end of a year / beginning of a new one …

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How to get to the top of Google

One of the top questions I’m asked when working with any client is “How can I get to the top of Google?” or something along those lines. It’s a question I usually answer by saying “You need to produce lots of high quality, relevant content and your site needs to contain more content than competitors” …

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How to set up Amazon S3 buckets with a custom subdomain

In the words of Amazon, Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) “is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers”. Developers (including this one) use it to store stuff in ‘the cloud’. You *could* host a file on your own server, but your own server and configuration probably isn’t as fast, …

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How to set up CloudFlare’s Flexible SSL on WordPress

In August, Google announced they were going to start using https as a ranking signal for various reasons. At present, most developers and SEO people (deliberately refraining from using the word ‘expert’ because it’s thrown around far too much in the SEO world) agree switching a site from http to https has no real impact however Google did …

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