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#Blogger or #WordPress – import #Tumblr

Stolen Blog Posts:

Just to prove blogger‬ can be a clean, simple blogging‬ tool that can do the job for a small company:

System Culture Limited: You need a second opinion: Google is now penalising websites that are not mobile and tablet friendly. If your company website is not appearing in mobile searches your…

There are so many different ways to blog. In our opinion the top two packages are Blogger and WordPress. There is very little to chose between them – WordPress is more adaptable but blogger (if you have your own domain name) does really well in searches.
–  Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. Blogs can also be hosted in the registered custom domain of the blogger (like http://www.example.com). So blogspot.com domain publishings will be redirected to the custom domain. A user can have up to 100 blogs per account.

Blogger was ranked 16 on the list of top 50 domains in terms of number of unique visitors in 2007 and since 2003 there have been several redesigns and upgrades to the layouts and dashboard, making this an easy to use platform for the novice blogger.
– This package can be easily adapted to become a content management system and delivers a mighty bang when used to optimize a website. WordPress appeared in 2003, with a few users who were looking for a way to enhance the typography of writing on the Web. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.

– Development of Tumblr began in 2006 during a two-week gap between contracts at David Karp’s software consulting company, Davidville (housed at Karp’s former internship with producer/incubator Fred Seibert’s Frederator Studios which was located a block from Tumblr’s current headquarters). Karp had been interested in tumblelogs (short-form blogs) for some time and was waiting for one of the established blogging platforms to introduce their own tumblelogging platform.

Yahoo + Tumblr = 2013. Tumblr has always been the wolf in sheep’s clothing – making other blogging platforms take note. Since 2007 its profile has slowly grown and raised a few admiring eyebrows. The product is a good one but what will happen when the brand gets smothered with Yahoo advertising will people ditch the brand?

With a press conference due in New York’s Times Square, just a couple of miles from Tumblr’s headquarters, nobody expects Mayer will turn up empty-handed. According to the Wall Street Journal on Sunday evening, the Yahoo board have agreed to pay $1.1bn for Tumblr and will let it continue to operate as an independent business. 

Yahoo declined to comment before the announcement, but pointed out that it would be streamed live. That is something the company has previously only done (in audio) for its quarterly financial results. For Yahoo, capturing the white-hot blogging site could catapult it back into the top flight of contenders in a web world that has become hugely more complicated since it was set up in March 1995 – before Google and nearly a decade before Facebook. The Guardian

This rise in popularity of Tumblr has encouraged WordPress to implement a strategy of informing WordPress users that they are quite happy for dual users to import Tumblr blog entries into WordPress via one of the Tumblr to WXR conversion tools that are available on the web. Read more on their blog and see how to import…

Blogger and WordPress Management

If you would like us to help with your Blogger or WordPress Management or website ‘tweaking’ please contact us. We specialise in fixing the stuff you cant be bothered to fix.

#WordPress sites we like to #follow

Recent ones include:

    1. The Stag Inn, Rackenford: pub and restaurant in North Devon. Updating and optimising content. Improving navigation and accessibility, interim wordpress management
    2. South Molton Business Association (SMBA) Enabling membership communication
    3. White Moose Gallery, improving optimisation, creating mobile site and enabling easier updating, interim wordpress management
    4. Royal Oak bar and restaurant in York. Updating and optimising content. Improving navigation and accessibility, interim wordpress management
    5. Pannier Antiques On-line and off-line antique market, interim wordpress management
    6. David Plagerson Noah’s Arks Improving navigation and accessibility
    7. Kilmeny MacBride assisting / hosting website, interim wordpress management. Freelance proofreader and copy-editor, English and French tutor

We can offer great deals in York #wordpress #webdesign #updating #york

Great deals in York #wordpress #webdesign #updating #york

Deals in York We can offer great deals in York for individuals and companies. We can update or build you a world beating site that can take on your local competitors. See our services below for deals in York Responsive Web Design If your website fails to work on a mobile phone contact us – … Continue reading Deals in York #wordpress #webdesign #updating #york

Do you want a test site #wordpress

If you want to try out or experiment with a different, mobile friendly website layout why not let us help.

We can help and train you to take control of your web presence – here are a couple of clients we are helping with a ‘test site’

We have the necessary skills and equipment to ensure that structures such as piles, bridges, tunnels and steel frames are built exactly to plan quickly and economically with minimum disruption. Our experienced land surveyors can check for and monitor geological movements and subsidence, and provide accurate up to date vital information. Continue reading Our Services

Philip Price Surveyors are based in Bideford in North Devon

Residential Property Buying and selling residential property –Need help with your next big move? We know this is the biggest investment you are likely to make – We are here to help keep your stress to a minimum and protect your investment in your new home. Remortgages – If you have found a better mortgage … Continue reading Our Services

Crosse Wyatt Solicitors are based in South Molton in North Devon


It is easy to blame your failures on other people and easier still to bury your head in your hands and give up. If a project is worth doing it is important to invest time, energy and resources.

We can help:

If your marketing, updating and management of your web presence is getting out of hand contact us and we will get your project back under control. We are cheaper than the option of doing nothing!
  • System Culture Ltd can take control of your content updating.
  • System Culture Ltd can save you time and money.
  • System Culture Ltd can guide you through the conception, birth pangs and sustainability of your web presence, we can create content for your website that can help you sell your products or services, we can optimize your site for search engines and submit them to the major players. We use a combination of automated and human processes to help you towards achieving world domination.
  • System Culture Ltd can provide the UK with a green, ecological and fast web hosting service.
  • System Culture Ltd can help you get into the blog charts by installing the most powerful blogging tools around.

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Is your site mobile friendly?

…our clients’ sites are

mobile-friendlyGoogle has announced “we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.” This is a major change that will affect your business.

It means that preferential ranking treatment is now given to sites that are “optimised” for mobile. It also means that having a mobile-friendly website is no longer a nice option to give your customer—it’s absolutely essential.

You need a second opinion

Google is now penalising websites that are not tablet and mobile-friendly. If your company website is not appearing in mobile searches your business will suffer. Your rivals will steal your potential clients and your competitors will put you out of business.

Special offer

90% off our normal Quick SEO charges – you only pay £5.00

System Culture Ltd will examine and test your site to see if it is mobile friendly, reporting back suggesting improvements that can be implemented to ensure your company remains competitive. We will also suggest other changes that might make you appear higher in search engines.

With your clients relying more and more on mobile technology can you afford to be complacent?

Test to see if your site is mobile-friendly RIGHT NOW – then CONTACT US or order below

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Art – FREE quote for special deals for artists during 2015 #art

The blog of Morgue Gallery, an online Art Store based in the UK, reached the top 50 in the Technorati blog charts for Arts in 2011 and continues to build on this success. Morgue Gallery takes its clients peace of mind seriously by employing the services of SiteLock. Their clients can now be assured their consumer details are being handled in a professional way.

Morgue Gallery is built and hosted by System Culture Ltd. who belong to a network of websites that host in a green way. System Culture Ltd is helping to prevent the release of 2,660 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year by hosting on ‘Green Servers’ – as a result, the network’s energy efficiency is equivalent to planting approximately 2,390 acres of trees, not driving 6.1 million miles, or removing 510 cars from the road.

Contact us for a FREE quote for special deals for artists during 2015

Get your art blog and store noticed and listed in directories and search engines – a good blog sells products and dreams. Our team at System Culture Ltd can provide a full range of services that will help you achieve your goals. We can repair and add new exciting features and functionality to your site. Whether your project will take minutes or hours, we are available to help you each step of the way. ‘Green’ web site – hosting is available from us.

We can also build you an Art Store

We can give artists, printmakers and painters special deals on managed websites.

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Pentax Spotmatic 35mm SLR Film Camera – Working Light Meter, battery fitted, Super Takumar Lens, Flash Mount Adapter and in date Black and White Film

I have used this Spotmatic camera recently and it has given me some great results using colour and black and white film. The light meter works (there is a battery already fitted). The lens is the standard Super Takumar 1:2/55, number 6186891 and comes with the original lens cap. This Spotmatic camera has a timer on it.
Camera body number is 1088561
Flash Shoe Mount: Fits Pentax Spotmatic Cameras (back of camera photograph)
Film: Ilford HP5 plus 400 – exp date March 2016

 

Price £16.00 click link below to place a bid on ebay

These are our top posts – #wordpress

Top posts WordPressTop Posts and Attractions in 2014

These are the top posts that got the most views in 2014.

We can install, manage and maintain your WordPress blog for you and we can do all this on one of our green servers.  This free blogging tool is as an easy and extremely effective way of enhancing your web presence and business.  A blog is another marketing strategy used for increasing a site’s relevance, by second guessing what people search for when they are using a search engine, by using effective keywords in your blog posts.

Contact North Devon Web for details on how to make your business website more in tune with today’s responsible business (moral and environmental) obligations.

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Creative Partnership

Within a creative partnership (containing two creative souls) there is always a hierarchical tipping point.

The individual who creates the most waves within the public domain automatically become the dominant figure. The perception of achievement and value automatically encircles the ‘socially successful’ individual. Within these partnerships the minor player is in many cases the glue that binds the success together. History always plays down this importance – the glory goes to the figurehead.

Are you the leader or is it time to get out? Or do you just need an extra pair of hands?

Contact us for a FREE quote if you want us to help you succeed and win the race.

North Devon Web can help you with setting up a small business website powered by WordPress, which will give you a fast and easy route to new and established markets. North Devon Web  belongs to a network of websites that host in a green way.  North Devon Web is helping to prevent the release of 2,660 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year by hosting on ‘Green Servers’ – as a result,  the network’s energy efficiency is equivalent to planting approximately 2,390 acres of trees, not driving 6.1 million miles, or removing 510 cars from the road.

Fast cars and fast women are probably every young man’s dream. Fast loading and fast downloading are probably every web master’s dream. Driving in the fast lane with your foot pressed firmly to the floor reaching the maximum speed in seconds rather than minutes, picking the right highway to get to your destination means using the shortest route, just like intelligent web crawlers. You could take the scenic route and go sightseeing and discover new places, just like intelligent web crawlers. You could then tell your friends what you have seen and report back on interesting little diversions and tell of all the dead ends you have avoided, just like intelligent web crawlers.

Fast cars, speed – Lake Zürich and #StumbleUpon: A few weeks ago I woke up and looked through the train window a… bit.ly/JyZFPs

— Zak Smith (@OptimisedUK)

Need web services quickly?

Desert Plants – Paignton web deals

Desert Plants Paignton Zoo by 35mm_photographs

Out of the desert creativity smoulders:

If you have a business located in Paignton and need web services quickly we can usually update, fix or produce content for your business website within 36 hours.
The historic part of Paignton is centered around Church Street, Winner Street and Palace Avenue which contain fine examples of Victorian architecture. Kirkham House is a late medieval stone house which is open to the public at certain times of year. The Coverdale Tower adjacent to Paignton Parish Church is named after Bishop Miles Coverdale, who published an English translation of the Bible in 1536. Coverdale was Bishop of Exeter between 1551 and 1553 and is reputed to have lived in the tower although this is doubted by modern historians.

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We are based in North Devon, (UK) – we provide a web site updating service. We will update your site, even if we didn’t design it in the first place. There is nothing worse than a web site that contains out of date information….this gives the buying public the wrong impression.

North Devon Web belongs to a network of websites that host in a green way.

North Devon Web is helping to prevent the release of 2,660 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year by hosting on ‘Green Servers’ – as a result, the network’s energy efficiency is equivalent to planting approximately 2,390 acres of trees, not driving 6.1 million miles, or removing 510 cars from the road.
The web hosting industry has a negative impact on the environment due to the energy hungry servers that are used to keep the Internet fueled. We can all try to limit the impact where possible and hosting on a green server is a step in the right direction. More and more people are buying from carbon ethical companies – tackling climate change is an important criteria.
The websites we host are powered by 100% wind energy.
The machines hosting our main site site and e-mail are fully eco-friendly! As energy awareness continues to grow, people are not just looking to make lifestyle adjustments, they want to make environmentally responsible decisions, power by renewable energy!
Contact North Devon Web for details on how to make your business website more in tune with today’s responsible business (moral and environmental) obligations.
Image above Via Flickr, Desert Plants Paignton Zoo, a photo by 35mm_photographs :
Taken with Pentax 35mm camera 2012

The #poverty business

Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the one who lacks basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter.

‘Oxfam is calling for an increase in the minimum wage to protect low income workers from dropping below the poverty line.

The charity says that the rising cost of living, combined with falling wages, and cuts to benefits, is creating the “perfect storm” for low paid workers. A report published by the charity today shows six out of ten working-age adults living in poverty come from working households.’

From Yahoo News

There is poverty in the UK but there is still a lot of money out there and businesses that deal in high end goods and travel are still booming – although several companies who service this sector have ‘gone to the wall’.

Starting up a new business is a combination of having hope, believing in yourself and your abilities, understanding your product or service, realizing there is a business opportunity but above all FEAR is there niggling in the back of your mind.

To be scared about taking a giant step towards creating a new business is probably the most important feeling you can use to your advantage – to take your ideas forward. Being afraid means you are asking all the right questions in your head.
North Devon Web can help you with setting up a small business website or a charitable based blog powered by WordPress, which will give you a fast and easy route to new and established markets and get your ideas and products into search engines quicker than most platforms. North Devon Web  belongs to a network of websites that host in a green way.

‘In the last six months, some 62pc of adults in the UK gave time or money to causes they care about. The generosity of the British public has been demonstrated following the death of Claire Squires, 31, in Sunday’s London Marathon. She had run the race in aid of the Samaritans, and the fund she initially set up has now attracted more than £600,000 of donations.’

Blog your travel

A blog North Devon Web manage has been in the top 5 travel blogs on Technorati.com during 2012

Why not share your pictures and images of your holiday in a blog. Travel blogs create a lot of interest on the Internet and interest means traffic and clicks. A travel blog can be about your local area, visit local attractions and amenities, write about what you know – your staycation is another persons destination.

North Devon Web can help you market your website. They also specialise in helping small and medium size businesses take control of their web presence, ensuring the highest possible search engine rankings and reorganising out of control websites. North Devon Web can rationalise your existing company site, making it easier to navigate and easier for your clients to access your services and purchase your goods.

Marketing travel blogs and holiday snaps

Nasher Sculpture Garden – Venice – The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, in Venice. Peggy Guggenheim, a former wife of artist Max Ernst, purchased this building in 1949. Although sometimes mistaken for a modern designed building, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni … Continue reading →


View from the window – Cipriani Hotel Venice

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The images are taken from a bedroom window of Palazzo Vendramin Palazzo Vendramin is a 15th-century residence linked to the Hotel Cipriani through an ancient courtyard and a passageway lined with flowers. It houses 16 suites and rooms with … Continue reading →


North Devon Web can install, manage and maintain your WordPress blog for you and we can do all this on one of our green servers.  This free blogging tool is as an easy and extremely effective way of enhancing your web presence and business.  A blog is another marketing strategy used for increasing a site’s relevance, by second guessing what people search for when they are using a search engine, by using effective keywords in your blog posts.

Contact North Devon Web for a FREE quote

Travel – 35mm images go wrong in Venice

View to St Marks Square

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I haven’t used a 35mm camera for years. I recently decided to take my old Pentax K1000 with me to Venice. I took some great black and white shots from our hotel window, looking out over the Grand Canal towards … Continue reading →

StumbleUpon – Windows 8 trade secrets

From the blog of StumbleUpon: We’re always looking for new opportunities to bring the surprise-filled Stumbling experience you love to more devices and platforms. Starting today, we are pleased to bring you a great Stumbling experience on Windows 8 Release Preview, available now in theContinue reading

With the StumbleUpon app for Windows 8 Preview you can:

  • Stumble seamlessly – Discover great web pages, photos, videos and more in an immersive full-screen experience.
  • Share with anyone – Share the content you discover with other Stumblers or with people using other Metro-style apps using the Share charm.
  • View your Likes – Quickly browse through your Likes in a visually rich grid view.
  • Explore specific interests – Enter a word or phrase using the in Search charm to discover related pages via StumbleUpon’s Explore Box.
  • Preview Stumbles – You can snap the StumbleUpon app and view recommended Stumbles, even when you’re using another app.
  • Stay Connected – See recommended Stumbles directly in the StumbleUpon tile before launching the app.

StumbleUpon – trade secrets

We cannot recommend this article more… because if you are serious about Internet marketing then you really have to get involved…

The StumbleUpon app for the iPhone and iPad is a simple idea and an extension of the StumbleUpon.com website. This app is a great little mobile tool for helping with optimization of websites and tracking popular pages. You can see in an instant what your favorite ‘stumble’ is doing by click counting and watching trends. Your mobile account is automatically synced with your web account so you can browse your Likes anytime on either platform, enabling you to share your interesting finds with anyone via email, StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter and others. This is a very useful addition to my app collection and it works perfectly side by side with my WordPress app. Read more…