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The Missing GCLID - Fixing AdWords Tracking In Google Analytics

The Missing GCLID - Fixing AdWords Tracking In Google Analytics

I ran into an interesting problem the other day where AdWords data wasn’t showing up in a Analytics profile despite having the proper linking and the correct auto tagging setting turned on. After a little bit of head scratching the solution turned out to be fairly straight forward.

Fixing EPDQ Essential On JigoShop Errors

Fixing EPDQ Essential On JigoShop Errors

I recently came across a rather unusual issue with the EPDQ essential plugin (on Jigoshop) for Barclaycard which I thought i'd share in case anyone was having a similar problem. When attempting to check out, visitors would click through to the barclaycard payment gateway and then be rejected with a unhelpful error which then subsequently lost the order. When investigating the error logs, each transaction regardless of type was producing the same error:

Finding & Saving 404 Traffic

Finding & Saving 404 Traffic

We all work super hard getting traffic to our websites but quite often I see traffic being thrown away on broken pages that seemingly never get fixed so in this post i'll show you how I find traffic going to broken pages, how to automatically get alerted to it and what you should do to make the most out of these pages.

Things That Web Agencies Do That Annoy Me

Things That Web Agencies Do That Annoy Me

If you ask anyone who has met me then they'll tell you that I'm notoriously hard to please when it comes to websites. After a client has paid £20,000+ then I expect a high quality website designed to convert and generate sales, enquiries or sign ups, however this is usually far from the case. During my time during the industry I've seen many agencies make the same mistakes when it comes to producing websites...

Simple Ways To Reduce Contact Form Spam

Simple Ways To Reduce Contact Form Spam

About every three weeks or so, I have a client or website owner ask me if there is anything I can do about the masses of contact form spam they seem to receive on a daily basis. As I'm sure you can appreciate, stopping spam completely will never happen however here are a few simple tricks and solutions I use to cut down the spam they receive.

When You Grow - DO NOT Forget Your Visitors

When You Grow - DO NOT Forget Your Visitors

Over the last few years I've noticed a trend with emerging websites that has really disturbed me, it seems many sites that have built a solid readership through awesome content have slowly withered and died.

Fix Google Analytics Tracking Code On Magento

Fix Google Analytics Tracking Code On Magento

For some strange reason it just wouldn't load and thus the theme couldn't track traffic, and more importantly, couldn't track eCommerce data. After lots of searches in Google to no avail I finally found the solution...

Does your website work? No really, does it work?

Does your website work? No really, does it work?

Over the last few weeks I have done a number of website reviews for clients and each time I have been shocked at the mistakes made by web designers or the things overlooked by developers. Things that you would think would be part of a pre launch checklist but are seemingly not.

Hit A Dead End With Your SEO Strategy? Here's What You Can Do

Hit A Dead End With Your SEO Strategy? Here's What You Can Do

After a while it can seem like you have hit a dead end in your SEO efforts and no matter what you do, you cannot seem to move positions, get more traffic or get more sales/conversions. This is a scenario that affects every search engine optimiser at some point in their career. But not to worry. There are steps you can take to get your campaign back on track. I'll cover some of my favourites in this article.

Fixing 404 Errors In Magento/Ubuntu

Fixing 404 Errors In Magento/Ubuntu

Recently I got a new Ubuntu server and decided that I'd use it as a development server for projects. So after installing the required software to run it as a web server I decided to install Magento (ver 1.5.1.0) for some testing. After following the SSH instructions on Magento's site and successfully installing it...I ran in to a problem.