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Happy Halloween from Net Sixty Six!

Happy Halloween from Net Sixty SixWalking to Net Sixty Six HQ this week, we have noticed some unusual things in Manchester City Centre. The traditional shop displays have been replaced with witches, skeletons and other spooky items. Pumpkins have been spotted scattered randomly in several trees. Even the infamous Manchester Town Hall clock and building have been turned into a slimy green colour. All of these signs can only mean one thing – the return of Halloween!

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Google celebrates its 19th birthday!

Happy 19th!  Google Celebrates Yet Another Landmark Birthday

Google Happy BirthdayIt has often been said that the concept of time takes on an entirely different meaning when referring to the digital domain. However, this has never been the case in regards to Google. This SEO supergiant has become the mainstay for billions of users and millions of websites from around the world. It is therefore quite amazing to realise that Google is now celebrating 19 years on the Internet. Read more »

Google Say… Use Voice Search

Why Google wants you to use voice search instead of your fingers for their search app

Google page image by Nita (via Shutterstock).

That’s Not The Way To Do It according to Google, if you have a smartphone. Image by Nita (via Shutterstock).

Who remembers Trigger Happy TV on Channel Four? A long running joke of Dom Joly’s television comedy series features a giant mobile phone. Shaped like a 1980s cellular phone, we saw the comedian shouting into his handset. He would spout out random bits of nonsense or state the obvious from the top of his voice. If Channel Four were to commission a new series, he could be doing the same with Google’s Voice Search facility. Read more »

A Warning About WannaCry Ransomware

Why updating your PC is more important than ever due to WannaCry

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Don’t want to cry over WannaCry? Updating your devices and computers is an absolute must. Once unleashed, it can wreak havoc from system to system. Image by Zephyr P (via Shutterstock).

Over the last three months, one form of ransomware has dominated the computing scene more than most. That of WannaCry, also known as WCry and WannaCrypt. It has been traced from North Korea and the USA. In May, it affected 47 NHS organisations, with the source of the National Health Service’s attack being the USA’s National Security Agency’s spying tools.

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Spotlight on Romiley Board Mill

In the first of a series of posts related to our clients, we look at our most prestigious one to date

Romiley Board Mill's stock in trade: eco-friendly cardboard packaging. Image by Proriko (via Shutterstock).

Top of the pile: Romiley Board Mill specialise in recycled cardboard packaging and have a proud history. Image by Proriko (via Shutterstock).

Where would we be without cardboard? How would Net Sixty Six SEO be able to store odd computer cables and kettle leads? Could you imagine a world without cardboard tubes? We wouldn’t be able to ourselves. Without Romiley Board Mill, there would be a plethora of packaging problems (and the Royal Mail wouldn’t be too pleased).

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Manchester: We All Stand Together

Net Sixty Six SEO stands together with the people of Manchester

Last night, you will have heard about the horrific events at Manchester Arena. Before 10.33 pm, 19,000 people had just seen Ariana Grande’s concert. Many of them were children and teenagers; for some people, this was their first arena gig.

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How Online Reviews Can Make or Break Your Business

Why online reviews have shifted the balance of consumer power

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Power to the pixel: the smartphone or digital tablet is the main source for many of our products or services. Image by Web Icon (via Shutterstock).

Everybody knows this well worn rule:

  1. The Customer is always right;
  2. If the Customer is wrong, please refer to Rule 1.

Whether in the queue at your favourite sandwich shop or on a certain multinational online bookshop, the maxim rings true to this day. The most tacit form can be seen in online reviews. Some of which may be truthful; others could be spiteful critique, designed to belittle rival businesses. Truthful or otherwise, the purchaser is swayed by the reviews; especially if the reviewer gives a star rating for their product or service. Read more »

Google Hits Out At Fake News

Fact Check feature introduced to counter spread of fake news stories

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Apart from the fact there may be no World War Two Bomber On The Moon type of stories on Google, the search engine’s clampdown on fake news could see improvements to its news section, with stories backed up by linked sources.

Hands up who used to have a paper round? All these mornings or evenings carrying The Daily Telex or The Daily Moon to the top of the world? Sometimes, disgruntled of 56 Rochdale Road would give you an ear bashing over her missing copy of Yesterday. Ah, those were the days where yesterday’s fake news would become chip paper. On the internet, things are different: tomorrow’s chip paper is still on the internet. Five years on. Or longer.

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Are You Oversharing Your Office 365 Documents?

Reports of Office 365 documents being seen on Bing and Google results

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Beware of identity theft: oversharing on Office 365 could divulge sensitive information on search engines like Google and Bing. Image by ValterZ (via Shutterstock).

Sometimes on social media sites, we might share a few items that other would regard as embarrassing. For example, the debauchery of a Saturday night out. Or our political and spiritual beliefs. Or saying that Mr Blobby’s eponymous Number One single was several times better than The Specials’ Ghost Town. Imagine if something personal was seen on Bing or Google? It has been revealed that some Office 365 users had shared their private documents publicly. Read more »

New Location Sharing Features for Google Maps

A good way of keeping in touch or a tool for stalkers? Could location sharing be a useful feature for Google Maps?

Net Sixty Six Location Sharing Google Map

Some time this year, Google Maps will come with a new feature. One that can be handy and creepy in equal measure depending upon how you use it. Being rolled out is Google Maps’ new location sharing features.

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