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  • VennerCorp 12:25 on February 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Disavow, Google, , ,   

    How Do I Create a Google Disavow File?

    Disavow Links

    Disavow Links

    Create a .txt file in your favourite program i would suggest notepad in windows. Add your links to this file, one per line, and then save it with a name of your choice.

     

    Upload the file to google by clicking the link below.

    https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/disavow-links

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  • VennerCorp 12:31 on September 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    How Can I Backup My Gmail Account?

    People often in today’s modern world run their entire lives and and businesses via email, so what would happen if you suddenly lost access to your account? what would happen if you no longer had all your receipts or business contacts? It would not be good…. So we are often asked how can I get a backup just in case it gets corrupted or I lose access to my account for some reason. Below are a few of the easiest methods we have found to quickly and securely create a backup of your email.

    How Can I Backup My Gmail Account?

    How Can I Backup My Gmail Account?

    Methods.

    • Gmail Backup – A great free standalone program for windows and mac that will automaticly download and store all your emails in standard EML files meaning you can open them in any email client e.g. outlook or thunderbird. it also stores any attachments.

    Download it from http://www.gmail-backup.com/download – It is also open source so you can do mods or integrate it into your own applications if you so wish.

     If the download link is down on their main site (as it was for me the other day) you can grab it from here

    http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/GMail-Backup-Download-113022.html

    •  Mailstore – Another great program that free for personal use, it will down load emails from  Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Any POP3 and IMAP mailboxes, Microsoft Outlook XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail , Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 mailboxes, Microsoft Office 365 (Exchange Online)

    Download it from http://www.mailstore.com/en/mailstore-home.aspx

    If you would like help with your computer or laptop then please contact us or visit our IT Support Page.
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  • VennerCorp 18:59 on August 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Google, , ,   

    How Can I Send an EXE via Gmail?

    Google’s Gmail email system system prevents all executable file types and some system files from being sent via its servers as a virus protection measure. This is good but also very annoying if like us you often have to send these types of files to customers and other people with in the company. If you try to send an file type that Google does not like Gmail will give you an error message along the lines of “FILE is an executable file. For security reasons, Gmail does not allow you to send this type of file”.

    Luckily there is a couple of fairly easy ways to get round it.

     

    How Can I Send an EXE via Gmail?

    How Can I Send an EXE via Gmail?

    Methods.

    1. Use a free facility such as dropbox to upload your file and then email the direct link to the file so that your friend \ colleague \ customer can easily download it to their device. Another advantage to this is that you are not limited to the size of the file.
    2. Rename the file without an exe extension, Compress it with any compression utility and then attach it. Now it will get attached, and uploaded successfully.The receiver of the email should uncompress the attachment and rename it again with exe extension.

     

    If you would like help with your computer or laptop then please contact us or visit our IT Support Page.
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  • VennerCorp 18:30 on May 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Google, Google Analytics, ,   

    How can i block Google Analytics from my PC?

    If you are using Google Analytics on your website then you will want to know whether the visitors being counted are genuine external visitors to your site or if you and your colleagues are being included in the count. This can be especially important if you frequently visit your own site for updates, fill in forms, update databases etc.

    But luckily Google have made it fairly straight forward to block visits being counted from selected machines or networksHow can i block Google Analytics from my PC?.

    1) I have a fixed “static” IP address!

    If you have a static IP address then it is quite straight forward to block your PC from registering your visits you just need to setup a filter within Google Analytics.

    • login to your Google Analytics account.
    • Click Admin on the top right of the screen.
    • You will now see a list of your accounts, select the account you want to block.
    • Select the “filters” TAB.
    • Click “Add New”.
    • You will now see the below form
      • Enter a name.
      • Select “pre defined”.
      • Select “exclude”.
      • Select “traffic from the IP addresses”.
      • Select “that are equal to”.
      • Enter the your external IP address
    • Google Analytics FilterClick Save.
    • Thats it….

    Note this will block all machines that register as using the selected IP Address externally e.g. it will block all machines on your internal network.

    2 ) I don’t have a fixed “static” IP address!

    If you don’t have a static ip address you can download an add on from Google for your web browser, this will have the effect of blocking all your visits.  Note this is a universal tool so it will block all your visits to all sites using Google Analytics and not just your own. It is available for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

    Get it Here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

     

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  • VennerCorp 10:26 on April 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cookie law, Cookie Law Compliance, Cookies, Google,   

    Googles Cookie Law Compliance Banner 

    As of the 8th of  April 2013 google has introduced a Cookie Law Compliance Banner in-order to comply with a new EU law that became active on 25th of May 2012. This law basically states that all websites in the EU must offer their visitors information on any cookies they use, and provide an option to opt out of having any cookies put on to their machine.

    Companies large and small all over the EU have interpreted the law in different ways – some have even ignored it entirely-  see our post http://www.vennercorp.com/blog/2012/05/28/eu-uk-cookie-law-compliance-solutions-by-large-companies/

    Google has now introduced a nice and simple information banner on all their search results pages – but interestingly they have opted for the “if you don’t want cookies then don’t use our services approach” which considering  how much Google is typically used by everyone it might be hard to do.

    Googles Cookie Law Compliance Banner

    By clicking on the “OK” button, Google stores a cookie on your machine so the banner will be hidden from you in the future.

    If you click the “learn More” button it takes you to Googles cookie page http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/technologies/cookies/ this describes Googles cookies policy and how / why they use cookies  as well as how to block them if you wish.

     

    For more information on cookie use and the EU LAW please visit our cookie law page http://www.vennercorp.com/blog/2012/05/20/uk-cookie-law-about-to-come-into-effect/

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  • VennerCorp 13:22 on March 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Business Location, Google, google maps,   

    How do i change my Businesses location in Google Places?

    If your business Is moving locations then you will need to update your businesses location in Google maps / Google places.

    If you’re the verified business owner then it should be quite easy, just follow the instructions below.

    • Login and open up google Places for Business or in the Google + page admin area whicheBusinesses location in Google Placesver you use to manage the page.
    • Edit your businesses address.
    • That’s it, it may take a few weeks for your business entry to be updated.
    • You may need to though the business verification process again.
    • If after a couple of weeks you find your entry has not changed or you find a page with your old address.
      • Click the “Report a Problem” Button and mark the location as closed and enter the link to the new address and or provide as much information as possible.

    If you would like help with your computer or laptop then please contact us or visit our IT Support Page.

     

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  • VennerCorp 19:14 on October 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Google, ,   

    How to add UK Bank Holidays to my IPhone Calender

    Below are some basic instructions to allow your to easily add the future and past UK Bank Holidays or almost any other country to your Iphone, these instructions will also work on your Ipad.

    Apple provides a useful feature in IOS 4,5,6 and greater that will allow you to subscribe to any Public Internet Calendar. Apple makes things even easier for you by proving its own Public Internet Calendars.How to add UK Bank Holidays to my IPhone Calender

    Follow the steps below.

    • Unlock your Iphone or Ipad.
    • Tap the “Settings” Icon.
    • Tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”.
    • Scroll down and tap “Add Account”.
    • Tap “Other”.
    • Tap “Add Subscribed Calendar”.
    • Locate the server field input box and enter the URL of you desired calendar

    For UK  Bank Holidays enter – ical.mac.com/ical/UK32Holidays.ics

    • Tap “Next”.
    • If you want to you can change the name of the calendar on the next screen under “description”
    •  When you are happy Tap “save”.

    You should now have every UK Bank Holiday in the Iphone displayed in your or Ipad Calendar app. They will be viewable just like any other appointment.

    Follow the link below to find all of Apple’s Public Internet Calendars

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/calendars/

    You can also use the same method above to import  UK Bank Holidays in to your Google Calendar or any other Calender application that accepts ICS feeds.

    If you have problems following these instructions or would like any other IT support please visit our IT Support page or contact us.

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  • VennerCorp 19:29 on August 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Development, Google, Maps   

    How to add Google Maps to your Website 

    Why Add Google Maps to your site.

    1. Google Maps is an easy and free way to add a map to your website, showing where your business/shop/office/surgery etc is located or the area you cover.
    2. Google maps allow your visitors to zoom in and out and move the map around.
    3. By using Google Maps there is no need anymore to go out and buy a royalty free map or pay someone to draw one.
    How to add Google to your website

    How to add Google to your website

    Add Google Maps.

    Before you make any changes to your website or add any code you need to get your key from Google & get the coordinates to centre the map on, you will need to add them to your code later.

    Copy the provided Key into notepad or your preferred software.

    Copy the Latitude, Longitude into notepad or your preferred software.

    Code

    Now add the following code to your website.

    • Make sure it is placed in the header section of the HTML page above the <body> tag.
    • Replace the KEY HERE for your key.
    • Replace the -31.434259, 152.900294 for your saved Latitude, Longitude.
    • To Zoom in or out on the MAP adjust the zoom level on setCenter, it is currently set to 15.

     

    <script src="http://maps.google.com/maps?file=api&amp;v=2&amp;key=KEY HERE&sensor=false" type="text/javascript"></script>

     

    <script type="text/javascript">
    function initialize() {
    if (GBrowserIsCompatible()) {
    var map = new GMap2(document.getElementById("map_canvas"));
    map.setCenter(new GLatLng(-31.434259, 152.900294), 15);
    map.setMapType(G_NORMAL_MAP)
    map.setUIToDefault();
    }
    }
    </script>

     

    Now place the following code at the point in the HTML were you would like the map to be displayed.

    To change the size of the map, edit the width and height as desired.

    <span id="map_canvas" style="display: inline-block; width: 630px; height: 300px"></span>

     

    That’s it, upload your changed website and test.

     

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  • VennerCorp 20:51 on July 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Google, How To, , ,   

    How to add Google Plus to your website 

    How to add the new Google Plus button to your website.

    What is Google Plus?
    Google Plus is Googles’s latest foray into the social network world, they have made attempts in the past with Buzz and Wave, but they never really took off. If the talk from the beta testers and the early reviews is correct, they may finally have cracked it, and created if not a Facebook killer then at the very least an application that will take some of Facebook’s market share.

    Google Plus in lots of ways is similar to Facebook, users can personalise lists of friends and stream news feeds, but there are a few key differences & features.

    • A +1 button is now displayed next to all your search results in Google; this allows you to recommend pages easily to your friends.When your friend sees one of your recommend sites in the search results it will show that your have recommended it. Recommend pages will start to appear higher in the results for your friends and eventually sites will lots of recommendations will start to move up the rankings.
    • Google Plus allows you set up and put people into circles of friends. People in the circles can only see the comments and content that is allowed in that circle.
    • It is integrated into all your other Google accounts, so you can easily pull items in from Picasso or Youtube.
    • The SPARKS part of Google Plus integrates a feature similar to twitter.
    • HANGOUT – allows you to pull users together for a group video chat.

    Why would you want to put a Plus Button on your site!
    Google have already stated that the recommendations produced by the Plus 1 button will start to affect the search engine rankings of your site. E.g. Sites that have lots of plus 1’s will spear higher in the rankings that sites with few or none.

    How to add it to your website?
    If it is very easy to add a Plus 1 button, just copy and paste the code below into your website.

    Place the code below in your header or just before your close body tag.
    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js”></script&gt;

    Place the code below at the point you would like the button to be.

    • Standard Button –<g:plusone></g:plusone>
    • Small Button – <g:plusone size=”small”></g:plusone>
    • Medium Button – <g:plusone size=”medium”></g:plusone>
    • Tall Button – <g:plusone size=”tall”></g:plusone>

    If you want to link to a different page use the code below. – Just replace the “http://www.example.com/blog” with the webpage’s address.
    <g:plusone href=”http://www.example.com/blog”></g:plusone&gt;

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