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A Day In Liverpool

A Day In Liverpool

Located in the North West, Liverpool is a city known for its music and culture. It is a friendly place to visit and a pretty one too. When taking a day trip if you are stopping on a journey or planning a short break, there […]

Top things to do in London

Top things to do in London

London is one of those cities which is packed with things to do and see. If you’re planning to visit, you may be wondering exactly how you’ll narrow these down and fit everything in. Luckily, we’ve got the lowdown on the best things to do […]

These are the top distractions for drivers in the UK

These are the top distractions for drivers in the UK

We all know that distracted drivers aren’t the safest drivers, and yet most of us are dealing with more distractions than ever before. A recent infographic from LeaseCar UK highlights some of the most common distractions- and a few of them are pretty interesting.

For example, did you know that 12% of men have shaved in their cars? I can’t say that’s something I’d expected to hear, and I’ve never seen anyone shaving in their car before. 10% of women have applied makeup at the traffic lights, which I’ve personally done, and 45% of those women say they’re most likely to apply lipgloss or lipstick while staying away from blusher and eyeliner- two things that typically require a steady hand and concentration.

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Unsurprisingly, passengers are a pretty big distraction. And nearly 60% of people are driving with kids in their cars. 30% of those people use the review mirror to talk to their kids, and just 3% actually turn around (probably a good thing since that doesn’t sound safe). 31% of parents consider driving to be their quiet time, so I’m assuming plenty of kids tend to fall asleep in the backseat.

Personally, I found the kids to be my biggest distraction when I was driving. Especially if they were unhappy or fighting with their sibling in the backseat.

32% of people are eating while they’re driving, which I can definitely relate to. Personally, I don’t see this as too distracting, as long as you’re being careful and only reaching for a snack while you’re at the lights. 30% of these people say they’re munching on snacks, while most people tend to avoid eating dinner in the car.

What are your top driving distractions? How do you deal with them? Leave a comment below and let me know.

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Tech essentials on a work trip

Tech essentials on a work trip

With 50% of the workforce expected to be working remotely by 2020, it’s more important than ever to ensure you have everything in place to maintain a high-level standard of work while out of the office. What’s more, with more companies exporting good and services […]

How I stay healthy while traveling

How I stay healthy while traveling

When you travel long-term, it can be difficult to stay healthy. I’m not someone who was blessed with a particularly great immune system anyway, and I tend to pick up anything that’s going around. Combine that with long flights, time-zone changes, and the need to […]

Trends to expect for blogs, social media, and SEO in 2019

Trends to expect for blogs, social media, and SEO in 2019

With 2019 just a few days away, you may already be thinking about your content marketing, social media, and SEO strategies for the year ahead. That’s why it’s important to keep up with the key trends underway, ensuring that your business is offering leads and customers the content and information they want.

Here are just a few of the trends you can expect to see for blogs, social media, and SEO in 2019:

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Voice Search

Voice is rapidly becoming more and more popular when it comes to SEO, as more people use voice search to find local businesses. It’s now quick and easy for people to use voice search on the go, and people who are unable to otherwise access the internet can use their voice to get the results they need.

In 2019, you’ll need to ensure that your website is optimized for voice search. When people use this type of searching, they’ll usually use terms like ‘why,’ ‘where’, ‘how,’ and ‘when’ while searching. You’ll need to use a service like https://www.click.co.uk/ and change your approach to rank for these types of long-teal voice searches.

More social media indexing

Content marketing continues to be the best way to attract new customers and leads. And it goes hand-in-hand with Search Engine Optimization. In 2019, we can expect to see a greater focus on ensuring the content being created satisfies the actual search intent. This will help make sure that the content doesn’t just rank, but also provides leads and customers with the value they’re searching for.

Social media will begin to play a greater role in SEO, while social channels can better integrate with search capabilities.

Keyword trees

The days where you could simply add a bunch of keywords in your articles and expect your page authority to increase are long gone. These days, Google’s algorithm no longer crawls each page for a single keyword- it’s able to detect the types of keywords that are related and often used together.

These are the types of unique, niche-centric words that highlight your expertise as a leader in your industry.

This means that life is getting more difficult for spammers and those using black-hat SEO techniques, and better for brands offering their customers rich, in-depth content.

In 2019, it will be even more difficult to game the system, and brands will need to up their content marketing game.

What’s your desk story?

What’s your desk story?

Furniture at Work has a super interesting campaign right now, which I thought you guys would love. The campaign is called #MyDeskStory, and I feel like it’s super appropriate considering how many of us are beginning to work remotely, freelance, and start our own online […]

How to get ready for a European road trip

How to get ready for a European road trip

A road trip is arguably the best way to see Europe. Not only can you choose your own itinerary, but you can deviate from that itinerary whenever you run into other travelers who tell you about that great site you simply must see. While you […]

4 Fun Things to do While in Paris

4 Fun Things to do While in Paris

Paris is a destination many of us dream of, after all it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world. There’s so much to do and see in Paris, that you’ll never find yourself with a bored moment, but perhaps you’re looking for a few interesting and quirky things to do during your time there? Well I’ve got you covered with my list of top 4 things to do while in Paris.

Thankfully there’s more and more competition between airlines, ensuring you can easily find cheap flights to France, leaving you with extra money to spend on fun activities. Here are my top picks:

1. Wine and Cheese Tour
France is famous for it’s delicious wine and cheese. Starting off your trip around Paris or France with a wine and cheese tour is a great way to learn about pairings, what kind of wine you really love and where in France you’ll be able to find it in bucket loads. Likewise, there’s so many cheeses to try in France it would sadly be impossible to try them all (I may or may not have tried to do this) but a cheese tasting is a great way to figure out which ones you really love. You may be surprised to know a number of France’s most delicious cheeses are actually illegal in the United States, so if you’re visiting from over there, this may be your only opportunity to try them!

2. E-bike Tour
There’s a lot to see in Paris and choosing to do so by bicycle is a really exciting way to see a little more of this stunning city. Finding an e-bike tour is a great option because it means those of us who are maybe not as fit, can keep up with the group. I decided to try out the Paris Charms and Secrets e-bike tour the last time I was in Paris and it was excellent. I learned a lot about the history and saw many of Paris’ great sites, but from a different perspective.

3. Zipline Down the Eiffel Tower
Did you know it’s possible to zipline down the Eiffel tower? You’ll reach speeds of up to 90km/h, which is impressive even for those of us who are thrill seekers. This is a great way to enjoy the wonderful views of greater Paris and a much more fun way to ‘see’ the Eiffel tower.

4. See an Opera, Ballet or other Performance in a Parisian Theatre
Parisians have a reputation for being fashionable and there’s no better time to see it than at a performance in a beautiful theatre in Paris. Be sure to book ahead, as many events do sell out. Also be warned it’s not a good idea to turn up late, the doors will be shut and you’ll have to watch the performance on small TV screens in the lobby until the next intermission. I learned this lesson the hard way! Of course what kind of show you see will depend on what time you’re visiting, but be sure to start hunting at least a month before your trip.

Paris is such a fun city to explore and with these tips you’re sure to have an incredible holiday in the city of romance!

Looking for real estate in Florida? These are some of the best properties available

Looking for real estate in Florida? These are some of the best properties available

When it comes to real estate, Florida can’t be beat. Residents love the incredible views in every direction, along with top-of-the-line features in many of the best properties. Here are some of the best properties in Florida right now: Murano Grande Murano Grande is said […]