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Voice search isn’t going away in 2019

Voice search isn’t going to go away. In fact, it’s expected to increase in popularity.  According to predictions by ComScore, 50% of all searches by 2020 will be voice.At the start of 2018, voice search was defined as “an upcoming technology that allows users to access internet search results using nothing more than a smart device and their voice.”In 2019, voice search will no longer...
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Contact Form 7 abandons Google ReCaptcha V2, adopts Google ReCatpcha V3, causes SPAM chaos

On Thursday, December 13, 2018 there was a new version (5.1) of Contact Form 7, one of the most popular WordPress plugins with over 5 million installations, released. The author/developer, Takayuki Miyoshi, decided to abandon Google ReCaptcha V2 and adopt Google ReCatpcha V3. You can learn about the versions here https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/docs/versions. This implementation forced...
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Turn website visitors into loyal customers with Facebook Messenger

Build relationships with customers by integrating Facebook Messenger customer chat into your website. Whether your website runs WordPress, Drupal or other popular content management systems or is a simple HTML brochure website integrating Messenger customer chat can help you boost conversion rate and convert visitors into customers! Enhance Customer Service According to Facebook, 53% of...
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Merry Christmas from your O’Brien Media team!

'Tis the season to be jolly so the O'Brien Media Team will be taking a short festive break on Dec 25th and 26th. But don’t worry, we’ll be available on the other days (except 1st Jan). We'll be operating with a limited staff so that team members can visit with family (and have the occasional late night!) so it might take a little longer for us to answer the phones and reply to emails over the...
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Connect with your clients seamlessly with action links

Websites are built to get visitors to take action. In today’s world, this is not just about getting them to click on links or fill out a form. There are many more actions you can encourage your visitors to do. Here's the top of the list when it comes to generating actions from your visitors: Click-to-Call Call your business with one click, through phone links Add phone links without having to...
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Fix Outlook 365 problems with the Recovery Assistant for Office 365

If you need to fix Outlook and Office 365 problems, you can use the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 to resolve the issues easily. Fix Outlook and Office 365 problems The Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 is a one-click tool that Microsoft has released to make things easier for Windows users who are facing issue with Office 365 or Microsoft Outlook....
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Planning for post-peak season returns & overstocks in January

Many of the e-commerce orders you’ve been fulfilling at light-speed during December will soon be heading back to you just as quickly. In 2017, over £2.5 billion of unwanted Christmas presents were returned to retailers after peak season. With the right plans in place, you can leverage these leftovers and even turn overstock problems into revenue-generating strategies. Process Returns at...
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WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release

How are you faring with WordPress 5.0? Have you updated yet, or are you still holding off? Either way, you should pay attention to a new security release. WordPress 5.0.1 is out to fix a number of security issues. However, these issues also affect older versions of WordPress, so the core team has created a separate WordPress 4.9.9 release so that people who haven't updated to 5.0 yet can still...
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Holidays around the world – stock images for the festive season

Wherever in the world you are – in a city covered in a beautiful white blanket of snow or spending days chilling on a tropical beach – you can feel the holidays approaching! This season is all about laughter and smiles, and the special moments shared with loved ones. We've chosen 8 of our favourite photos on stock image website Pexels that showcase the joy of celebration, no matter where you...
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Don’t let these important dates for your offline Christmas marketing pass you by

Sending post within the UK this Christmas? Get your cards and parcels to the post office by Tuesday, December 18, and you will still be able to send them in time for the big day, using Second Class stamps. If you're pushed for time, First Class and Special Delivery postal options are also available until later in the week. This year, the final dates for posting within the UK are: Tuesday,...
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