Skidding across the car park.

We have reached that point in the year where we are clinging on to the last of the warm weather and making the most of late summer sun. Soon we will be into the realms of the colder and wetter weather and before long we will be racing our way towards Christmas and the possibility of icy snowy weather that come with this time of year. Each year people venture out in these conditions, ill prepared for the problems that they could encounter.

Each year the Highways Agency sends out road gritters and uses tonnes and tonnes of grit and rock salt in a bid to keep our main roads clear of ice and snow and all good business owners will employ the services of Car Park Gritting companies such as to ensure that their car park areas are free from icy hazards.

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There are some things that you can do to prepare yourself for any possible problems that you may encounter whilst driving in cold, snowy and icy conditions.

Preparation is key – make sure that if you know the weather is going to be inclement and you may experience issues with the roads that you make some essentials. On the RAC list of things to make sure you have in your car for the colder weather is:

  • Fully charged mobile phone and in car charger
  • Some bottles of water and snacks
  • A spare winter coat and some warm socks and shoes or boots suitable for walking
  • A warm winter blanket

It is also important to let people know of your planned journey and the approximate timings. Whether this is letting a business acquaintance know what time you are aiming to meet them or letting friends and family know of your intended route in case you run into any problems and have to walk some of the journey home.

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If driving on icy roads there are also some tips for driving styles etc:

  • Your tyre grip on wet and icy roads is greatly reduced meaning that your breaking distances are longer. This may mean that you need to adjust your driving style and factor in the distance between yourself and the cars in front and in some circumstances, this can be as much as ten times the normal breaking distance.
  • In order to reduce the risk of skidding you should try and make your acceleration, braking, steering and gear changing smoother. If you find yourself skidding on an icy patch you should always steer into the skid. This basically means that if when you skid the rear of the car moves towards the left you should then steer the car gently towards the left.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – An Overview

Run a search on any of the 200 major search engines, and the results will come up in similar orders on quite a few of them. How a website owner/operator gets their website to the top of a list is called Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. Optimizing a website involves many of the same techniques, whether the aim is to optimize for Google adwords, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves or others. There is a list of what not to do as well, and that list is applicable to all engines, as it mostly refers to tricks and hacks unscrupulous designers use to try to trick the engines. These kind of pages generally get removed by automated tools and don’t generally last very long, so they are not recommended to bother with.

Website optimization starts with content. If the content is irrelevant, the website will not last long in the rankings, no matter how many keywords are included. The best way to get relevant content is to get an expert to write the content. General content may be more friendly to beginners, but in the search optimization arena, content is what is going to keep readers coming back and webmasters linking to the page. Many search engines use link counters to rank sites. If enough people like and value the site, they will link to it from their own site as an example of expert help for visitors seeking more detailed information than they can provide, or are willing to provide. Often, general-interest sites will link to expert sites, thereby also driving their own traffic up as the initial portal to those expert sites and improving their own rankings in the optimization listings. The quality of the sites linked is also a major factor in the rankings, as quality sites such as Microsoft and Google are going to be more effective “heavy hitters” than a link to Bob’s House of Website Optimizing.

When the content is being created, keywords are the “anchors” that search engines hook onto, but just filling your content with keywords risks being dismissed as a spam site, as many spammers merely fill a page with keywords, hoping to hook anyone searching for anything. These kind of pages are usually removed quickly, but they exist nonetheless. Specific keywords are the key–instead of Search Engine, use Search Engine Optimization for Google, or combinations of the key words or phrases. Optimization for Search Engines in one area, then Optimizing for higher Search Engine rankings in another increases the chances of an engine ranking your website content a little higher than it may have otherwise.

The guidelines for content also go for Meta tags such as the title. Title is very important, as it is one of the bigger spots for an engine to catch, as well as the hook that draws a surfer in once the rankings have been displayed. A recommended length is 50-80 characters (including spaces), with keywords located near the beginning in case the window is resized on the screen. A good example would be “Search Engine Optimization tips and tricks for Google”, instead of “How to do important SEO for websites.”

Search Engine Optimization–what to avoid: Don’t use huge strings of keywords without relevant content–you may be labeled as a spammer and blacklisted off the engine(s) you’re trying to climb. Stay away from pop-ups, excessive load times (by keeping the page clean and using fast hosting servers), and lots of flash animation, as this takes time to load and also detracts from the readability of the site.

More specific information can be found by typing “Search Engine Optimization” into any major search engine like Google or Yahoo and following the links. Good luck!

Search Engine Optimization: Natural Linking Strategies

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be the difference between a small, barely profitable or visible website and a traffic magnet website. There are a lot of ways, both good and bad, to influence the search engines. Some search engines react to certain strategies better than others. Some even have conflicting strategies that they react to. To document all of these things would require a significant number of pages and research that goes beyond the scope of this article.

However, there are a number of things that can be documented that will work for most if not all search engines. And let’s face it; there are really only 3 that make a difference between a successful and an unsuccessful SEO strategy. They are the big three: Google, Yahoo and MSN. These three search engines in any given month are responsible for over 90% of all internet searches.

So, what is this article about? It’s about what you can do as a website owner that will influence the search engines using commonly accepted practices of linking to other websites (outbound) and getting website links (inbound) back to you. There are basically 4 strategies that a website owner usually will employ to increase their website value in the eyes of the search engine.

They are reciprocal linking, one-way linking, multi-site linking and directory linking. A website owner should not think that using just a single strategy is the right answer – sure it will help your SEO but it won’t be the Best answer. The Best answer is to employ all 4 techniques and to do it naturally.

Each of the four linking strategies has specific descriptions that can be summed up as:

1. Reciprocal Linking: Site A links to Site B, Site B links back to Site A

2. One-Way Linking: Site B links to Site A

3. Multi-Site Linking: Site A links to Site B, Site B links to Site C, Site C links to Site D, and Site D links back to Site A. Could be 3..N number of sites involved.

4. Directory Linking: Site Directory A links to Site A

That seems simple enough but it takes time and effort to perform all 4 strategies and most website owners aren’t willing to spend the time or don’t have the time to spend on it. As a website owner, SEO needs to be one of the highest priority tasks that you need to address, just after Order Processing and Fulfillment and Customer Service. Without free traffic from the search engines, other traffic generation strategies that usually require payment must be engaged.

Now doing the 4 strategies above is great, but it gets even harder because you have to do it in a way that doesn’t trigger the search engines to enforce a penalty upon your website. No one except the search engine engineers know all of the exact penalties but we have some good theories for some of them.

The first is the rate at which links are created. There is a certain threshold for creating links that is too fast. It’s possible that the threshold is a sliding scale and is related to the age of the website according to the engine. For example, a young low-traffic website should not normally be getting 1000 links a month whereas an older website that gets a lot of traffic could be OK to get 1000 links a month. As you progress in your linking strategies make sure you keep this in mind, especially if you are thinking about buying links.

The second is that having a link to every site that links to you will likely reduce the value of the links. In other words, if all you ever get is Reciprocal Linking, you will likely move up the SERP’s (Search Engine Results Page’s) but you won’t reach your sites full potential. Having a mixture of all 4 strategies will appear more natural to the engines.

The third is having all inbound links to your site on “linking” pages will make those links less valuable than having a natural link on a contextually relative page for a percentage of the inbound links. The higher you can drive this context percentage, the better your website will rank. These types of links are often some of the most difficult links to generate an exchange for because it requires more time and effort for both website owners.

The fourth is to have links inbound from all different ranking sites. If all you have linking to you is page rank 6 and 7 sites then you are likely to be sending the message that you purchased your links and that is not natural to the engines. Some would argue that purchasing links for driving traffic is just fine and it is. However, you should not expect the search engines to give those inbound links very much weight when calculating your SERP positions. It is significantly more natural for you to have a large number of rank 1 and 2 inbound links and a decreasing number of inbound links as you move up the page rank scale (0 – 10).

The fifth is to have the text of you inbound links varied. It isn’t natural to have every website that links to you to have the same text on the link description. The natural tendency would be to have a certain percent be the sites name, but after that it should be a wide variety of description. Your link text description is a key factor for how your site/page will rank, so make sure that you keep that in mind as you specify your preferred link text description on your website.

Finally, it would be best for a good percentage of your inbound links to appear within the text of a page that appears natural for the reader of that site. And for those links to not all point back to the home page of your website. It’s most natural for a good high quality link to appear in the text of a page and have it point internally within your site.

So, when you begin or continue your SEO activities keep all of these things in mind and don’t be impatient. Impatience could incur penalties or worse. Your website could end up in the “sandbox”. It is rumored and becoming more concrete that Google supposedly uses a sandbox that questionable sites are put in until they have aged to a point that Google no longer feels that they are being manipulated. Many of the search engines use similar protection schemes to eliminate spam sites and manipulation sites to keep their SERP’s from being cluttered.

Tips for cleaning the school during the summer

School is back after a long and peaceful summer of empty corridors and quiet classrooms. However, for those charged with maintaining and keeping the property secure, summer is the perfect time to complete all those jobs that are difficult during term time. With the bustle of term time gone for a few weeks, the building is free to have a really thorough deep clean with no interruption or time constraints. Here are some areas that can have a deep clean that might not normally receive one during term time:

The Floors

All floors can receive a thorough clean and wax, including halls, toilets and gyms. Classrooms, staffrooms, reception and dining hall are all clear to have a good clean done. Moving desks is time consuming and labour intensive but during the summer this job can take longer making it easier to complete at a steady pace. For hard surfaces, a clean to remove dirt and grease might be needed before waxing. For carpets, steam cleaning will rid the fibres of dirt that can damage the carpet over time. Areas like skirting boards and doors should also receive a wipe down. For Office cleaning in Gloucester, visit

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The Lockers

A lot of stuff gets stored in lockers and it’s not always just books. Imagine the things that could be lurking – sweaty jumpers, grubby PE socks, leftover sandwiches and who knows what else? Once empty, this is the perfect opportunity to give them a good going over with a scrubbing brush and some antibacterial solution. This will deodorise, disinfect and remove any sticky residue.

Heating and Ventilation Systems

Summer also presents the ideal time to examine the conditions of heating ducts and air vents. Throughout the year, these areas attract dust, allergens and other debris that is not only bad for respiratory health but also affects the performance of the heating system itself. You’ll want this ready for peak performance as the autumn and winter months approach.

Dining Hall and Kitchen

This is an important area to clean correctly and includes many different areas. These include floors, walls and ceilings as well as appliances, fridges, freezers and countertops. Grease builds up over time, leaving sticky residues, attracting pests and being a possible fire hazard. Taking good care of a kitchen will also prolong the life of expensive specialist commercial equipment.

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Summer is the ideal chance to fully sanitise and disinfect all bathroom surfaces. As you can imagine, these areas receive high footfall and are among the areas that most need serious attention. All surfaces and receptacles need cleaning, including the inside and outside of all cubicle doors.

Gym and Hall

These are the largest areas and see a lot of traffic, including pupils, teachers and the public. Any furniture should be moved out of the way so the whole area, including furniture can be dusted and wiped clean. Upholstery and carpets should be steam cleaned. The same applies to gyms but these also need attention paying to any shower stalls, locker rooms and restrooms.

Don’t Have Time But Need Excellent Quality Work

Many students are stumped when they find themselves stuck between a hundred different things to do, especially when there is a college/school assignment, that’s due soon and they have not yet started working on it. The major worry for a student, especially a good one, in these situations is to ensure good quality of work. It is very hard to find such high quality services in your college or home vicinity. There is a solution for this and that is online assignment writing services.


Time: This is the major reason why most people resort for help on writing assignments. There may be an urgent call from your hometown. You may be stuck between too many extra-curricular activities or other situations. You lose all hopes of completing your assignment, let alone complete it on time. Most of these companies are extremely specific about due dates, so you never have to miss yours.

Quality: These companies hire people with post-graduate degrees, along with some experience of work. O you never have to be worried about content nor presentation of your work. All of these are very particular about providing plagiarism free work as well.

Affordable: Now, only reason why not everybody would get their assignments written by somebody else is that they come at a price. However, unlike what most people think, if you need to get your work written by someone, most of these companies provide at a very cheap and affordable price. You can easily find prices starting from just 10$ a page.

Guarantee: Most of these websites allow you to check out samples of their work as well as provide testimonial videos, to support their work. They provide you with a guarantee of confidentiality and your work is completely yours alone, once you have paid for it. All you need to do is verify that a reputed company has good reviews from users.

High-End Work: These companies provide services for a wide range of courses and subjects. They even write research papers and provide services for professional courses. In addition, in all this, you have nothing to worry about because you can be sure that one that is writing definitely knows what he is doing.

Consumer Friendly: Most of these websites are very customer friendly and you can get multiple free revisions of your assignment, if you are even slightly unsatisfied with your work.

Ease of Use:  Services of most of these websites are extremely simple to avail. All websites provide how to information on their websites, that vary only slightly. All you need to do is fill out your contact details and project requirements in a form, then a quick order confirmation.

Learning: Once you avail one of these services, you probably will not have to use them again for quality purposes. You can learn methods of great presentation and produce excellent work yourself, in your future assignments!

So go ahead, whether you need a school essay written or a nursing assignment help online, visit one of these websites and check out services they provide. Confirm your websites reputation, and you are good to go!

Safari Itinerary – Get Close To The Nature And Wildlife

It is a gripping moment to witness herd of swans dancing in water, elephants, beautiful and innocent rabbits jumping around, deers etc. Wildlife safaris could provide you more beyond than that. To experience Uganda safaris at your budgetyou can select to search across the internet. You are sure to find one that suits your needs.


If you want to get a close look of wildlife animals in their natural background, you should travel off season. During dry seasons, animals gather together around ponds, lakes and other water sources. Hence they are much easier to spot. You could easily get 25- 30% discount, in this season.

Even monsoon season can provide you with some amazing benefits. The green grasses, rains, beautiful atmosphere and stunning sunset are things that must not be missed.


Self-drive safaris are quite popular in countries like Namibia and South Africa. There are many benefits of such expeditions. You can travel at your own pace and plan the things, accordingly. You can easily manage the trip, as per your interests.

If necessary hire a trustworthy guide, at some point. The guide is well aware of the animal habitat and their habits. They will surely help you to spot the stunning wildlife easily. Carrying a travel guide to make things simple and smooth is sure to help on the way.


Cheap rental cars, self-catering accommodations and hiring camp gears will help you to stay within your intended budget. The first week of December witnesses few crowds, so it is the most appropriate time. Plan an expedition to Tanzania and Kenya from January to March. During this time, you could gain heavy discounts.  In winters too, the best deals to South Africa can be availed.

Many online companies offer three types of services-

  • Semi deluxe safaris
  • Budget safari
  • Comfortable safari


In comfortable safari, you will be provided with many benefits like raised beds, sheet, pillow covers and variety of other facilities. Majority of services offered will include professional guides, during the trip. Additionally, the staff members will take care of all, your camping tasks.

Tourists with few passengers can book a single vehicle for safari. There is a backup vehicle for emergency purposes always reserved.

You can get to enjoy the cuisines from professional chefs, who accompany the safari. They prepare fresh meals with fruits and boiled vegetables. These light fruit provide you strength and energy. They will offer you some selected drinks at an additional cost. Toilet and bathing arrangements are also arranged for the convenience of the clients.

If you select budget safaris, you will be provided with limited features. The company provides a 1.8m dome tent. They will supply nothing more than mattresses to sleep. You can carry the sleeping bags during the trip. Facilities like shower and shared toilets are also arranged. You will get only one vehicle along with a trailer. You have to cook your own food.

Why it’s better to travel by coach

There must have been times when you’ve travelled by bus or train and been forced to stand or have someone practically sitting on your lap? It’s not much fun is it? Driving a car in rush hour or around busy roads is equally no fun when you can’t appreciate the scenery because you’re too focused on the road. Feeling stressed, rushed and generally uncomfortable puts most of us off travel altogether. There is a solution. Take a trip by coach. Here are some of the many benefits of choosing coach travel instead:


When compared to other forms of transport, coach travel is actually very cost-effective. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you ask for a quote, whether it’s for a day out, a holiday, a corporate fun day or as a way to get people to and from an event.

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You’ll never experience an overcrowded coach and you certainly won’t be forced to stand! You’ll always get a seat, modern coaches are air-conditioned, many have Wi-Fi and you can sit back, enjoy the view and simply relax. A coach journey is a guaranteed way to travel where you’ll have space to stow your bags and enjoy a comfortable seat and a big window to look out of.

Take in the scenery

With a coach trip you actually have the time to enjoy the world passing by. You’ll see the landscape you so often miss when driving in a car. See the sights, appreciate the countryside and take time to soak up the views we don’t often have time to truly see. For Coach hire Gloucester, visit


Driving into a place or city you’ve never visited before can be an incredibly stressful experience. Most people wouldn’t relish the prospect of navigating unknown streets, staying on course with no wrong turns and finding somewhere to park. You’ll feel tense, confused and probably just a little grumpy by the time you eventually arrive at your destination. Imagine someone else dealing with all of this on your behalf. A professional driver will likely have done the route many times and if not, well, it’s up to him or her to follow the confusing road signs and navigate the congestion while you take a nap or read a book!

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It’s a no-brainer

Taking a coach makes perfect sense and your body and mind will thank you for it. There is no need to deal with crowds of grumpy commuters, you get to enjoy the scenery and arrive at your destination nicely relaxed and ready to go.

Two core principles that every website should follow

It doesn’t matter what kind of website you own; whether you are selling products, generating new leads or getting users to sign up to a newsletter, there are some basic principles that your website should always follow.

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These best practices will make your website engaging and efficient, which will help to draw lots of new users in. This is very important if you want to grow and expand your brand.

Here are two basic principles that every website should follow:

Go for a simple, optimised website design

It can be tempting to add lots of features to your website, such as Flash videos, complex web design and lots of colours, but in reality this is off-putting to users. This is because complex features slow your website down, so it will take longer for each page to load – and users don’t have the patience to wait around, so if your web pages load slowly it is likely they will leave your website and visit a competitor’s page. It is also important to make sure that your website design is optimised for mobiles, as the majority of internet users are on their phone.

For this reason it is essential to make sure that your website is simple and efficient, rather than slow and complex. If you don’t know anything about web design, don’t worry; you can hire someone to do the job for you. This tends to be much quicker; web design specialists say that it is possible to create a website in a matter of weeks or months.

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Make sure your website is consistent

Your website should be visually consistent throughout. Every page should use the same colours and a similar design, and the tone of voice should also be similar. This may sound like a difficult task, but in reality it is fairly easy to find a Gloucester website design agency that has experience creating consistent websites.

It is also essential to make sure that the mobile version of the website is consistent with the desktop browser version. After all, lots of customers will check out your website on both their mobile and their computer, so if the website looks different on their mobile they might think that it belongs to a different company and leave the website.

Three 90s TV shows that are making a comeback

Pogs, body glitter, Tamagotchis… Three 90s gems which, fortunately, are not making a comeback. There are three 90s TV shows, however, that are set to make a comeback in a big way!

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It’s a risky business, bringing back legendary shows from childhood – what if the remake isn’t a patch on the original? There have been many that tried and failed but hopefully these three witchy 90s shows will live up to expectations! Watching in the south-west? TV aerial installation Bristol can make sure you’re ready to binge watch these supernatural classics.

Sabrina The Teenage Witch

It’s been too long since we heard from Salem, Sabrina’s sarcastic, talking black cat. With her fun aunts, adorable boyfriend and ability to point a finger and get whatever she wanted, Sabrina was the envy of every adolescent girl. The original Sabrina was bright, upbeat and delightfully quirky, it seems that the new version will be a little darker. Under the new title, ‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’, it will still be a coming-of-age tale, but with the bonus of delving deeper into the occult.

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer

This ass-kicking teen had a double life, dealing with the usual angst-ridden school and relationship problems, while killing off evil monsters in their droves. The show even had a lesbian love storyline, which was one of the first times a TV series had explored this new territory. Buffy had (still has) a cult following, so fingers crossed they’re happy with this new series. Although it hasn’t even been written yet, the Buffy reboot is actually a sequel, not a remake.


Three sisters in a powerful coven with supernatural powers, saving innocent lives from evil beings… What’s not to like? There has been some controversy around the remake, starting this October, with original cast members and the new Latina trio of leading ladies being compared and judged already. Twitter has blown up with fans and stars making sure their opinions cannot be ignored. Let’s hope the sparks fly just as much in this remake!

You’re going to want to watch the new spin on these occult telly highlights, so make sure your TV is ready for them, with TV aerial installation Bristol  – TV Aerial Installation Bristol.

Three well-loved shows; three modern remakes. Let the nostalgic binge watching commence!a

Get Major Job Advertisements Online And Progress Your Career

Finding executive jobs  in the today’s world will be very hard for the degree holder who has less skill in the field. You are most likely at the purpose in life wherever you’re considering selecting employment or higher nevertheless, selecting the correct career. The question perpetually comes up on what very is that the distinction between employment and a career. Terribly properly speaking, the definition of a career may be a chosen pursuit, occupation or profession and also the definition of employment may be a task you get acquired. Employment is a few things you are doing to earn cash and essentially to create ends meet.

A career is formed of a series of jobs that area unit connected and supply any advancement in your chosen career future. Selecting a career path usually involves furthering your education or learning specific coaching skills. Having employment typically doesn’t embody any coming up with and folks usually get bored and weary over time as a result of they’re not utilizing their skills or following their passion and interests.

When you hate your job it is actually because you notice that the work offers no advancement and you are not building any skills for the long run. You are simply there to gather a daily check. Jobs usually have very little impact on future resumes as a result of they are unrelated to what you will be doing within the future. A career is formed of a series of stepping-stone-jobs which will perpetually look sensible on a resume as a result of the purpose in one specific activity direction.

It is usually afore said that employment offers few networking opportunities as a result of the folks you meet there, be it coworkers or customers, and won’t be the folks you will understand at your future dream job. Whereas a career connected job offers way more networking opportunities as a result of most of the folks around you have got similar interests and career aspirations. It is terribly potential that once a coworker moves on to a brand new and higher job position and other to low profile job; they will place in an exceedingly sensible word for you and suggest you for employment once the chance arises.

Now with all that being afore said it believes it ought to be discovered that generally the variations between employment and a career aren’t therefore cut and dried and infrequently it’s troublesome to differentiate between the 2. Let’s deem example the work as a architect, that typically involves mowing lawns, trimming bushes, raking leaves, etc. this might be thought of an occasional talent job requiring physical stamina and dealing outdoors. Plenty of laborers would contemplate this simply employment to gather a check and would do the minimum quantity of work needed.

However, another staff would contemplate this sort of labor excellent for themselves as a result of they love operating outdoors, fancy obtaining the work up, like operating with the mowing machinery, and even displaying their superior skill in planting flowers and trimming bushes. They take their work seriously and on rainy days rather than not manifestation for work they will be found fixing or cleansing the machinery or tools, learning the asking or business finish of the work, and usually doing quite is asked. Very often they will be promoted to foreman and can be the house owners paw man. Eventually, this sort of employee is destined to have their own landscaping business. Thus, a basic job has been remodeled into a moneymaking career as a result of the employee had treated it as quite employment. He treated it as a stepping stone to a profession he likes to do.

Another factor to recollect is to perpetually do your best possible notwithstanding what quite job you’re performing at. If you are a keeper, than be the simplest keeper the corporate ever had. If you’re a taxi driver, then be the simplest taxi driver you’ll presumably be. Perpetually do quite what’s asked of you. If you utilize this work logic altogether of your jobs, you’ll set yourself except your coworkers with management and customers eventually taking notice.