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Tom’s Guide to SEO

August 10th, 2017

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation and is a way of fine-tuning your website’s content so that it appears higher in the search engine results when people browse for...

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The Return of The Gary Glitter Twitter Bot

April 26th, 2017

“Hello, hello! It’s good to be back, it’s good to be back!” First off, the obligatory disclaimer: I am not a nonce and I do not condone kiddie-fiddling. Gary...

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Back in The Game (like Phil Mitchell on crack)

October 12th, 2014

Like Phil Mitchell on the crack, I’m back in the game! Well, sort of. At the very least I’ve re-done my website in an attempt to keep it fresh...

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Spider Web Design – Facebook Page

January 12th, 2013

I’ve been trying to keep myself busy recently, so I made a new portfolio site. It’s nothing flashy – it uses Twitter Bootstrap’s default 2-column layout, some Google web...

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Tom Fogarty - Twitter Header Profile Layout

New Twitter Header Profile Layout

September 22nd, 2012

Twitter launched it’s new Header profile layout this week, reminiscent of Facebook’s recent Timeline style. Surprisingly, Twitter were very low-key about the announcement, considering the new look is one...

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Sit on MySpace!

May 4th, 2012

Who remembers MySpace? Does anyone even use it these days? I must confess that I really used to enjoy MySpace – I preferred it much more than Facebook in...

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Annoying Facebook Friends

May 1st, 2012

Recently a friend of mine – Natalie – shared this link, listing “10 annoying Facebook friends everyone has”. It’s very funny and also, scarily accurate. I’m not sure which...

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How to Get On Pinterest

March 11th, 2012

The current social media buzz is all about Pinterest. It’s working on an invite only basis at the moment, but you can also send a request directly to Pinterest...

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10 Best Twitter Bots

November 26th, 2011

It’s coming up to a year since I made the Gary Glitter Twitter Bot – I still get abuse for it daily – but it’s managed to attract 150...

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15 Minutes of Fame

May 16th, 2011

Being the boring sod/IT dweeb that I am, I check my site stats in Google Analytics daily. I was interested to see that I’m getting quite a few click-through...

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New Blog – Spider Web Design

February 20th, 2011

So I’ve been having problems with my hosting company. The redirects I’ve set up only seem to work when they want to. My sub-domains hardly ever work and now...

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If Music Be The Food of Love..

February 16th, 2011

I had a really strong urge to blog tonight, but couldn’t think of anything much to say. No change there then. Decided to share my Last FM profile with...

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Search Terms

February 13th, 2011

Here’s a list of search terms people have used to find my blog in the last 30 days. Mainly tattoo and moustache-related but I found it quite interesting, nevertheless.

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Old Sites, Old Friends… New Starts

February 12th, 2011

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I made a website. I also used to write and draw stuff, until I got lazy and stopped, and...

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New Site URL Listed in Google

February 10th, 2011

The very next day after making my “tom-fogarty.com has moved” page – Google re-indexed me! I don’t know if this was a coincidence or not, but I’m very pleased...

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Google Re-Indexing

February 8th, 2011

So I’m still waiting for Google to re-index my site, but the bastards don’t seem to want to do it. Basically, what I want is for them to list...

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YouTube Channel – Spider Web Design

January 31st, 2011

I set up a YouTube channel over the weekend – partly because I had a creative vibe going on for a while there – but mainly because I was...

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New Facebook Page

January 29th, 2011

A couple of weeks back I deleted my Facebook profile as it was getting on my nerves. As a result of this my blog views have taken a serious...

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Retweeted by the Sodomy Bot

January 27th, 2011

On Sunday night I got retweeted by The Sodomy Bot. It was totally unexpected and it really cheered me up. In fact I texted several of my friends just...

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Facebook Begone!

January 22nd, 2011

I decided to delete my Facebook account this week as it was getting on my nerves. The only thing is, my blog hits have plummeted as a result. That’s...

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Basic Insert/Edit PHP Form Example

January 20th, 2011

A techie post today; no comedy or existential woe on this day.. Here is a very basic example of a PHP/HMTL form. The same form is used to insert...

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The Power of Twitter!

January 14th, 2011

Up until recently I didn’t really understand Twitter. I used it to plug my site and get more hits, but I never saw the point of using it. Lately...

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Top of Google and Bing Rankings!

January 5th, 2011

Just a quick post to say that today – finally – I’m top of the google rankings (based on the search term “Tom Fogarty”. It’s only part of the...

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Site Updates – Share & Follow Links

December 30th, 2010

I’ve been a bit busy lately, so I’ve neglected this blog somewhat – but I am going to try and catch up over the next couple of days. I’ve...

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Behold! The Gary Glitter Twitter Bot

December 30th, 2010

It’s alive… PLEASE NOTE – The Gary Glitter Twitter Bot was developed as a joke. I am not a nonce, I do not run paedofile rings. Now, onto the...

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New Tom Fogarty Domain

December 16th, 2010

Just a quickie update today, nothing exciting. Went to see Scissor Sisters last night and had a really good time. Not going to blog about that now though, because...

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Third and Fourth in Google – The Power of Blogging

November 24th, 2010

Got really excited this morning when I saw that I’m third and fourth in Google rankings (when searching for “Tom Fogarty”). Yesterday I was ranked at six. I’ll probably...

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New Rotating Flash Galleries on Site

November 22nd, 2010

I’ve got quite a few blog-worthy things to post about in the next few days; been to a couple of art exhibitions (Paul Gauguin and the Russian Criminal Tattoo...

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Is Google AdWords Any Good?

November 18th, 2010

Just received £75 of free Google AdWords vouchers in the post. I thought I might as well give it a try… but is it actually any good? I do...

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Google Ranking Update

November 10th, 2010

Today – 10th November 2010 – I’m back at the 4th & 5th spots in the Google rankings (for the search term “Tom Fogarty”). My indexing on Google has...

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TomFOGARTY.com – Site Updates

November 4th, 2010

Nothing too exciting, but I do like to report the latest site updates, yo. Left-hand menu bar. This was driving me up the wall, rendering differently in different browsers...

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Bloody "Google Dance" and SEO

October 25th, 2010

Been doing web design/development for a couple of years now, but only recently got interested in SEO. My aim is to get my main site (www.tom-fogarty.com) listed highly for...

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Geek News – Site Updates

October 17th, 2010

This is one for the tech-minded out there, it’s basically just a rundown of the recent site updates I made last week. I spotted a bug on the photos...

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A couple of new websites on the way!

October 7th, 2010

It’s been a really long busy week, workwise, so not really been blogging and twittering much. I can report that I’m working on 2 new websites though; the first...

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Blog Updates – Imported Archived Posts

September 26th, 2010

I’ve imported a load of my old blog posts from now defunct blogs (WordPress, Blogger etcetera). Personal favourites: Moustache Growing Documentation Photoshop Tattoos I always look so happy in...

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Social Networking 101 (Facebook is a pain in the arse)

August 14th, 2010

I’ve got a cold today so I’m sat on my settee with a box of tissues next to me. No change there then. Ahem. I’m trying to keep up-to-date...

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Google SEO Mistakes! Advice – Do Not Duplicate Content!

August 8th, 2010

Although it would be nice for www.tom-fogarty.com to feature highly in google searches – for terms such as “web designer” and “web developer” – in reality it doesn’t.  But...

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2010 Blogging – Starts Now

August 3rd, 2010

As you may or may not know I’ve revamped the site and added this blog.  All my previous Blogger & WordPress entries have been imported below, just in case...

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www.liamsparkes.com – Live This Week

May 31st, 2010

I’ve just finished this website for Shangri-la tattooist, Liam Sparkes. The site was made entirely with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and I’m really pleased with the results. Check out...

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Guide – How To Set Up a Windows 7 and Ubuntu Dual-Boot System

April 4th, 2010

This guide will show you how to set up your system with a Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux dual-boot configuration. Ideal for laptops with small hard drives. This is...

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www.liamsparkes.com – COMING SOON!

April 4th, 2010

I’m currently designing a website for talented tattoo artist, Liam Sparkes. There’s only a holding page there at the moment, but have a look and keep checking back for...

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RSS and PHP Malarkey

January 24th, 2010

Not been up to much as I’ve had a stinking cold all week. I was playing around with RSS feeds and PHP and manage to pull my friend Paul’s...

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Spider Web Design

OFFICIAL SITE LAUNCH – www.spiderwebdezign.com

January 9th, 2010

The site is now re-designed and launched. There may be some minor tweaks required yet, but on the whole I’m very pleased with it. Visit spiderwebdezign.com

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First Blog, Shameless Promotion

December 13th, 2009

I’m trying to get more hits on my sites: www.tom-fogarty.com and www.spiderwebdezign.com Any updates/ideas etcetera will be posted here, along with other nonsense I can be arsed to post…

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