With the COVID-19 pandemic causing major disruption to our lives, for many, our working lives also took a hit. Those of us fortunate enough to go about our daily business, it meant flexible working policies became the new way of life, at least for the foreseeable future. With this came new challenges and priorities.
Pandemic aside, the team at Refuel is always looking for ways to go paperless and support remote working. We believe it’s important to find ways to spend less time chasing financial documents and more time running our business.
Starting a new job can be daunting. Add in a global pandemic, and you could find yourself inducting a new staff member right from your very own home!
In March 2020, many employers moved quickly to respond to the growing concern around the global COVID-19 pandemic. Following advice for social distancing and the health and safety of all was paramount.
Flexible working arrangements needed urgent attention. For many, allowing staff to work from home was never anything more than an ad-hoc request. For some, it was forbidden. However, setting up employees to work from home for the duration of COVID-19 entered uncharted territory.
Whether or not you’re already familiar with the concept of a backlink, they’re one of the most important contributors to your website ranking so it’s always worth keeping them in mind.
We’re going to go over what they are, what they’re used for and most importantly, how to get more of them.
If you're reading this it's likely that you're still pretty new to web development and design. If so, then perfect! You’re in the right place, and I hope you pick up some useful tips here.
If you've been at this for a while, stick around anyway. It never hurts to have a reminder - you might even learn something new.
Imagine being told to shoot an arrow at a target while blindfolded. You’d have no idea where your target was and, unless you’re some sort of archery superstar, would almost definitely miss!
This is what happens when you create content without knowing who you’re creating it for. You’re aiming blind, hoping your content will hit home! Blind targeting is a pretty ineffective way to roll out a marketing plan to target customers.
Why? Who? How? These are all good questions and questions we’re going to be answering right here. So let’s get into it, starting with:
Most of you know our Graduate Designer, Adam Schwarz, he's been with us for a while now! Adam is the person who builds your websites and does all the nitty gritty work behind the scenes to keep your website up and running. Given he's such an integral part of the work we do, we thought it was about time everyone got to know him a little better!
Haven’t heard about pillar pages before? Don’t panic. We’re here to tell you exactly what they are, why they matter for search engine optimisation (SEO) and why they should be part of your content strategy.
Soon you’ll have the information you need to show search engines why you’re the authority in your field - without sweating the details of hundreds of long-tail keywords.
The last decade saw the death of some hugely popular social media sites from the early 2000s. Platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram grew in popularity and drove their competitors out of business. We often forget about the platforms that paved the way for our current favourites and that, for many of us, were our first tastes of online social networking.
Want to share your products and services with the world, but don’t know where to start? If you’re a small bricks and mortar store, sales beyond your immediate neighbourhood might seem to be the territory of the big players. Ecommerce opens up national, even global markets, and is now affordable for businesses of any size.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that diversity is key for both business and their customers. Ecommerce software is delivering that diversity by providing more options for people to browse and buy.