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Choosing the best foods for your pet dog

It is important that the food that your dog eats and consumes is highly nutritious and is good for them. While there is no such thing as junk food for dogs, the foods that you give your dog may not be the best for them and it is possible to feed your dog an unhealthy diet. Here, an unhealthy diet is referring to a diet that lacks the necessary and essential vitamins and minerals that your dog needs as opposed to a diet that is high in sodium, fats and sugar. If you want to ensure that you are giving your dog the best in terms of food and diet, then continue to read this article. It aims to help you choose the best foods for your pet dog.

Consult with a Vet

One of the first things that you must do to make sure that you are choosing the best foods for your dog is to get into contact with a veterinarian. This is because it is their job to look after pets. So, they will know exactly what kinds and types of foods are best suited for your dog. It is important to remember that every dog is unique and will have different dietary requirements. Therefore, just like in the case of humans, what might work well for one dog, may not work well for another. Similarly, what will not work for one dog might work for another. This emphasises the importance of avoiding generalisation and a one-size-fits-all approach as this is not the case. Contact your local vet and take further steps according to their advice.

Give Healthy Dog Treats

In terms of dog treats, you want to be sure that they too are as healthy and nutritious as they can possibly be. To do this, why not give your dog Raw Dog Food as this is a healthy option. When giving out dog treats, make sure that your dog has earned it because giving out too many can be more harmful than you think. So be moderate. However, this does not necessarily mean that you have to be strict either. Another important consideration is water. As well as food, be sure to give your dog enough water to drink so that they stay hydrated

Balance Out with Healthy Food

Once you have gotten the relevant advice from your vet, then you can begin buying the foods that your dog’s body needs and wants. When doing this, be sure to keep an eye out on the ingredients. By doing so, you will be able to notice what dog foods and brands contain harmful substances and which contain essential vitamins and nutrients. So, be vigilant and attentive when buying food for your dog. Keep a watchful eye out for foods that contain corn syrup or molasses as, while these enrich the flavour of the dog food, these are extremely harmful to your dog. If you are unsure of what ingredients to avoid and which ones to look out for, then be sure to do your own research and ask the vet for advice.

The mistakes to avoid when selling your home

Many things in life can be complicated with plenty of opportunities for making mistakes no matter how important the task might be — and that’s certainly true for selling a property, which is one of the most consequential decisions that a homeowner might have to make one day.

It’s vital that you don’t make any avoidable errors throughout the entire process of trying to sell your house or flat, because even the slightest slipup could have negative consequences including turning potential buyers away, making a legitimate purchase offer fall through, and more. But none of the mistakes that might happen during the selling process are inevitable and they can usually be avoided.

Whether you’re selling a freehold or leasehold property, you want to do everything that you can to make sure the sale is smooth and swift. This will help to ensure that you can quickly find a buyer and get the proceeds that you need to achieve whatever goal it is that prompted you to sell your existing home, such as using the profit to buy your next dream property, selling an inherited retirement house you don’t want to keep, and many other possible situations.

The property buying experts at LDN Properties, who have been in business for almost 20 years, are sharing some of the most common mistakes that people can make when selling a home, as well as tip on how you can stay away from these errors.

  • Setting an asking price that’s too high or too low

    One of the earliest decisions you’ll have to make when selling is what asking price you want to set for your property. If you are overly ambitious and set the price too high compared to similar homes in the same area, you might not get any offers because people will think it’s overpriced. But if you set the price too low to encourage more interest from buyers, you will reduce the profit that you can make from the sale.

    To avoid this mistake, research prices of properties for sale near you that are roughly the same size and shape as your home. Ask estate agents for free quotes on what they think your sale price should be. Average out these figures to get a more accurate price.

  • Selling your home during a quiet time for sales

    The time of year when you sell your property can have a major impact on your success in finding a buyer. It’s generally accepted that March is one of the more popular times to sell, whereas winter sees dips in demand for buying homes because of the cold weather deterring people from wanting to go viewings, as well as the holidays.

    If you need to sell urgently you might not have much choice about scheduling but, if possible, try to find a buyer in higher demand months.

  • Not tidying your home before seeking a buyer

    First impressions matter when you’re selling a home. If a potential buyer comes to see your property on a viewing, they will likely be turned off if they are greeted with a messy exterior with an overgrown lawn, broken windows, chipped paint and missing roof tiles. A cluttered and dirty interior might also make buyers lose interest in your home.

    The fix for this situation is simple — take time to clean up the inside and outside of your property. If you have a garden make sure that you remove weeds, mow the lawn and make it look presentable. Remove any clutter inside the home and clean every room, because you want the property to look in its best possible shape on viewings.

  • Quickly accepting the highest value offer

    If you receive offers from several buyers of differing prices, you may not want to automatically accept the highest value offer. That’s because some buyers who offer full price or even above full price sometimes don’t have the financial resources to back up that offer, and the sale might be at risk of falling through. Instead, you may want to look for buyers who offer a good price but can also prove their ability to quickly complete the sale if you accept their offer.
  • Waiting too long to apply for a mortgage

    The vast majority of homeowners who list their flats or houses for sale plan on using the profit from selling their property to help with buying a new one, although they’ll typically also need a new mortgage to complete the purchase of their next home. But some people leave the application for a new mortgage until very late in the selling process. This can create major complications if your current home sells but you still haven’t finalised the loan that you’ll need to buy the property you plan on moving to.

    Work diligently to identify the amount of mortgage that you will need for purchasing your next home, and get the process started soon after you list your current property for sale. This will increase the chances that your next mortgage will be in place with enough time to ensure a smooth transition from the home you’re selling to your next property.
  • Delaying the selection of a conveyancer

    Conveyancers are professionals who are essential when selling a home, because they handle the complicated legal work involved with transferring the ownership of a house or flat from the current owner to whoever buys the property. This involves drafting detailed contracts, ensuring the proceeds for the sale are paid to the owner, and more. But some people delay selecting a conveyancer, which can slow down the entire sale.

    It’s advisable for homeowners to select their preferred conveyancer shortly after they list their property for sale. Doing this early in the process should increase the prospects that selling with go smoothly, particularly when compared to waiting until it’s late in the sale.
  • Creating hurdles for buyers wanting viewings

    If you’re selling your home yourself, through an estate agent or using an auctioneer, you will have to allow viewings where prospective buyers come to visit the house or flat and tour the inside and outside before deciding whether to make an offer. Some owners can make this vital part of the process overly complicated, such as refusing to schedule viewings during certain popular times or interfering with the viewings as they happen.

    Creating such hurdles for viewings can lead buyers to lose interest in your property. You should accept that viewings are required and do your best to ensure they go smoothly and without unnecessary problems.

Is working from home just a makeshift solution, or is it here to stay?

Is the COVID-19 pandemic finally drawing to a close? Whatever the answer, numerous recent shifts – including several rounds of vaccination, the emergence of the Omicron variant and the introduction of new therapeutic drugs – have helped to blunt the pandemic’s threat.

Consequently, there has been talk of workers possibly returning to their pre-pandemic offices after about two years of regularly working from their homes. However, it remains far from conclusive that the majority of workers are keen on abandoning their home offices entirely.

Has the pandemic changed how we see working from home?

In various surveys highlighted by The Conversation, most employees have shown a reluctance to recommence commuting five days a week. Nonetheless, this has not stopped many employees from pouring – or, perhaps it should be said, trickling – back into their former workplaces.

As indicated in figures recently shared by the World Economic Forum, the share of people in the UK working from home at least some of the time grew from 27% in 2019 to 37% the following year. However, this percentage had fallen back to 30% by January 2022.

Meanwhile, in the US, the proportion of people working from home fell from 35% in May 2020 to 11% in December 2021. However, one key question remains: of workers who have indeed swapped home for their employer’s office, how many are spending a five-day workweek there?

Why hybrid working makes sense in the post-COVID landscape

Many employees have feared that letting their employees work entirely from home for the long term could bode ill for these workers’ creativity and productivity. However, there could be something of a happy compromise in the form of hybrid working.

This is where workers spend some of their work time in the traditional office and the rest of this time working from home. This work model is typified by that introduced by Google, which has asked its employees to return to the office, albeit for just three days a week, from early April.

Google has evidently acted under pressure from its employee base, given the company’s former fierce opposition to working from home. So, implementing a hybrid working model could help businesses to assuage employees’ concerns about returning to pre-pandemic habits.

How hybrid working has already proven its worth

In a survey highlighted by BBC News in February, more than 80% of managers reported that their firms had adopted hybrid working. The Chartered Management Institute (CMI), for which the survey was undertaken, has claimed that hybrid work should be embraced as “best practice”.

CMI chief executive Ann Francke has observed “an uptick in productivity, and an uptick in many companies’ results” as a result of hybrid working. A blend of home-based and office-based working would enable businesses to utilize benefits of both. 

You might not have known, for example, many ways of driving customer engagement with webinars – such as harnessing the power of video to unleash an especially immersive experience. This kind of content can help an employer to position its brand as an authority in its field.

FOMO or YARO — how helpful are these acronyms if you’re new to trading?

As we move further into 2022, two acronyms have become prominent in the financial news cycle – FOMO and YARO. But what do these acronyms mean? Is it possible that one or the other could end up having a long-term impact on the market? And should you care, particularly if you’re new to trading and anxious to expand your knowledge and understanding? We think you should. So read on to learn more about these two terms and whether they are mantras to be followed or shunned. 

What does FOMO mean?

FOMO stands for fear-of-missing-out. These days many traders are more than happy to boast about their trading successes on social media. In fact, there are also places where traders talk openly about their  losses as well. But typically, we can’t help being envious when we hear that someone has suddenly made a serious amount of money trading a particular stock. 

This is where FOMO kicks in. We want what they’ve got, particularly when it all sounds so easy. After all, they only had to buy the stock, watch it go up in price and then book a fat profit. Let’s do the same. Or, as that trader was so successful last time, let’s copy him the next time they buy.  

But trading decisions made as a result of FOMO are based on emotion rather than rationality. For instance, if a trader tells the world that he’s making large amounts of money on a sharp rally in a given stock, you may feel that you too should be riding this wave. The more the market moves in one direction, the greater the desire to join in, especially if others are getting on board. There’s nothing worse than reading posts from people boasting about how much money they’re making while you’re stuck on the sidelines.

But all this pressure and expectation can cloud your judgement and result in ill-disciplined trading decisions. Most trades initiated on the back of FOMO result in losses. Often this is because most of the gains have already been made. Often the trader panics and buys at what turns out to be the top of the rally when a bit of patience and technical analysis could warn of a corrective pull-back.

Take the GameStop saga of last year. The stock had already rallied sharply and many people had made a lot of money before Elon Musk sent out a cryptic tweet. Many traders interpreted this as a ‘buy’ recommendation from Mr Musk, so they piled in, driving the stock up by more than 60% in around 60 minutes to hit a level that hasn’t been seen since. The stock then fell close to 80% in the following two hours, which cost a lot of people a lot of money. All because of FOMO.

What does ‘YARO’ mean in trading? 

The coronavirus pandemic shook the world. The response from governments was to impose lockdowns, crippling the global economy. Sectors such as hospitality and travel were particularly badly hit. Many companies went under, while others only survived thanks to taxpayer-funded rescue schemes. But as vaccination programmes were rolled out, and economies reopened,  a new acronym became prevalent- YARO – or, ‘yet another reopening trade.’ Suddenly, many beaten-down stocks were in favour again as investors anticipated a  return to something approaching the old pre-Covid reality.

Montag Wealth Management describes the YARO phenomenon as the inverse of what happened with certain companies that soared when the pandemic hit. For instance, the stock price of Zoom skyrocketed as companies were forced to hold remote meetings. Although it’s worth remembering how Zoom crashed back to more realistic levels once vaccination programmes began to roll out. In contrast, the impact of the ‘reopen’ trade should be longer-lasting, assuming that any new coronavirus variant turns out to be mild. 

If that proves to be the case, then those companies that have benefitted from the ‘reopen’ trade may be able to hold on to, and possibly build on their gains. At least for as long as lockdowns are banished and consumer demand roars back to life. All those businesses that suffered so badly due to public health restrictions and whose share prices fell well below their pre-pandemic valuations should now be trading at more reasonable levels.. 

Unfortunately, this doesn’t tell us where prices may go in the future. According to MarketWatch, the early gains are most likely behind us. What happens next will depend on how investors respond to a variety of factors, particularly geopolitical concerns and judging how aggressive central banks will prove to be when it comes to fighting inflation through tighter monetary policy.

What does this mean for new traders?

YARO is specific. ‘Yet Another Reopening Trade’ can only apply to companies affected by the government-mandated lockdowns which came in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Does that mean we can consign the term to the dustbin? It would be great if we could, but we have to consider that another variant of Covid-19 could be waiting around the corner, and it may not be as benign as Omicron.

In addition, we can now be clear on how politicians will react to the arrival of another highly infectious and dangerous disease. Whereas most of the world carried on much as normal when there were outbreaks of SARS and MERS, that won’t be what happens if something similar were to emerge in future. It seems incredible that in recent memory the world lived largely unrestricted through the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009/10, the Hong Kong flu outbreak of 1968/9, the Asian Flu crisis of 1957/8 or more seriously the ‘Spanish Flu’ just over 100 years ago. 

And let’s look at this more broadly. Stuff happens, including the LTCM melt-down in the 1990s, the Dot-Com bust at the beginning of this century and the Great Financial Crisis of 2008/9. In each case, stock and asset prices collapsed, but many of those assets rebounded strongly later. So, there’s a good chance that YARO, or something similar, will be resurrected.

FOMO is different. The Fear of Missing Out is something that traders have to cope with all the time.  This fear is made worse if you believe that everyone else has already got on board. That is never true. So, put aside thoughts about what other traders are doing and concentrate on yourself. You may decide to diversify the markets you trade. If so, Forbes has a handy guide that includes additional tips on how to prudently diversify your portfolio.

But most importantly, make sure you manage your risk. There are some tried and tested ways to do this. For instance, you can set up stop-loss orders that automatically close your open positions when a specified level is reached. Trade Nation’s free trading simulator lets you see virtually how these work in practice, allowing you to experiment with your trades on different markets, using stops and limits. 

So, make sure you banish FOMO from your trading vocabulary. Instead, study your favourite markets and plan your trades accordingly. Make sure you are comfortable with your risk parameters and think carefully about where to place your stops and limits. This will help you become a profitable trader over time. As far as YARO is concerned,  keep it in mind. You never know what is around the corner. But if you can learn lessons from how markets have reacted to major and unexpected events in the past, you’ll be better prepared to take advantage of them in the future.

Necessary Skills for Online Gaming

Online casinos have exploded in popularity, providing entertainment and quick opportunities to win big prizes. However, not all of the games offered by these gambling sites are suitable for all types of gamblers. In addition, every game has its set of rules and patterns to follow. If you don’t understand these things, winning becomes more difficult.

Of course, online casinos will let you enjoy and play without leaving your home, allowing you to increase your bankroll significantly. You can find some of the best casinos if you click here. However, there are a few things you need to be aware of to test your luck. Even though it requires skills and experience, online gambling solely relies on luck. So keep reading to know these crucial pro tips before pushing your luck and success on gambling online.

Choose the Right Gambling Site

For a reason, selecting the best gambling site is the top priority. The brand’s features, service, and quality will define your gambling experience. There are bunches of gambling sites to choose from, and you’ll find at least a few good places as you begin looking. Unfortunately, only a tiny percentage of those sites are reputable online casinos. Some are even scams planning to steal your money.

Before signing up, be sure you’ve done your homework. Studying the gaming website’s content is one approach to see if it is good. A legitimate casino offers your preferred payment options, generous bonuses, and other wholesome features. Another way to determine whether a casino is a good fit for you is to scan some online user reviews. Finally, be sure that the gambling site is licensed, one of the most critical factors.

Manage Your Money

When you intend to spend money at a legitimate gambling site, you must sit down and thoroughly examine your bankroll. Determine the maximum amount you can lose ahead. It assists you in staying within your budgetary constraints, keeping you from overspending.

Suppose you receive a minimum wage and opt to put $1000 in casino gambling. In that case, you take a considerable risk as $1000 is a significant sum of money. However, rather than spending it all, you can invest a small sum and hope for the best. Even though you lose the game, you will gain knowledge and experience to help you play better in the future. However, you put yourself in danger if you don’t manage your money and budget appropriately.

Manage Your Time

Like your money, you must also mind the time you will spend when gambling online. Furthermore, always play the game at the appropriate time. It refers to when there are no other thrilling or tempting things to do. Additionally, you should only play when you are calm. Once your emotions have affected your game, you are likely to lose.

You can play anytime you have free time, and don’t forget to set a limit. It aids in the management of your emotions and the prevention of financial loss. Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that gambling online is an excellent activity to relieve stress while having fun and some thrill!

Choose an Appropriate Game

Poker, slots, bingo, and more games are available at online casinos. First, however, you must select the appropriate match for your gaming abilities and understanding. Then, it aids you in comprehending the laws of the game and devising effective techniques for increasing your chances of winning.

Instead of trying out various games, you can concentrate on the one you enjoy the most. It allows you to have a lot of fun while learning a lot. It helps you grasp the rules, practice more, and quickly identify the winning technique. You can also play for free to try things out without spending any money.

Take Advantage of the Bonuses

Gamblers can take advantage of a wide range of promotions, bonuses, and offers at almost all the most popular online casinos. You’ll be able to collect those tempting bonuses once you’ve signed up at the gambling site. So instead of putting your money at risk, use the bonus money to gamble and find your luck.

However, ensure that you understand the gambling site’s terms and conditions because they may keep you from getting your rewards. You will be able to get the most out of your reward if you are aware of the requirements ahead of time. Bonus with a deposit, no-deposit bonus, and free spins are all standard promotions at the casino.

Practice Makes Perfect

Don’t ever put any money down without playing a few practice hands, whether you are playing roulette, slots, poker, or blackjack. In the online gambling platform, practice is more crucial. Never go into a game with the expectation of winning because anything may happen in the realm of gambling.

Spending some time practicing the game will help you better understand the game’s rules and strategies, increasing your chances of winning. It also boosts your game confidence and allows you to place the best without any doubt.

Develop Winning Strategies

Like playing in traditional casinos, the success in playing in an online casino is a combination of luck and skills. Even if you won’t win the game utilizing the methods, it’s still a good idea to use them. As you construct your plan, you will understand the game more and know what to do and what not to do.

Spend time testing and developing your approach because it’s a significant element of having fun and being entertained on the gaming platform. It also assists you in identifying the errors you make that have a substantial impact on your ability to win.

Observe Successful Players

The final step for determining your luck in a gambling site is to observe how other players play. It enables you to pick up tricks from more experienced players. Furthermore, you will gain insight into how to create the most effective winning methods.

It also allows you to fine-tune your strategy for the game. You’ll improve as a gambler and find a method that works for you.

Conclusion

With these pro tips, you’re now ready to try your luck at gambling. So, wager with confidence in the reputable online casinos.

Why the Premier League is the most watched league in the world

The Premier League is the most-watched league in the world, attracting approximately 643 million viewers each year, which trumps the 76 million and 10.5 million that tune into Spain’s La Liga and France’s Ligue 1, respectively. But what is it that makes England’s top division so much more compelling to watch than the rest?

Global fan bases

Since its inception in 1992, the Premier League and its leading teams have worked hard to nurture a global sports fan base that is not solely reliant on “legacy” fans for revenue. The lucrative TV deals that the league has attained with broadcasters across Europe, Asia, North America and other regions allows almost every game to be shown live. The biggest clubs are adept at broadening their reach even further too via social media and other online platforms.

Biggest teams

The Premier League had six participants in the now-doomed Super League, which is twice as many as from any other top division. The latest Deloitte Money League for 2022 also shows that five of the top 10 wealthiest teams in world football are in the Premier League, with Manchester City leading the way with more than €644m in revenue. Manchester United (€558m), Liverpool (€550m), Chelsea (€493.1m) and Tottenham (€406m) are not far behind.

Best players and managers

The lucrative nature of the Premier League helps it to attract the best players and managers plying their trades today. Arguably, it currently has the top three managers in world football with Pep Guardiola at City, Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool and Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, while United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and City’s Kevin de Bruyne headline a crop of megastars and talent on the pitch. Other leagues have great players as well, but it’s the sheer number of stars in each position that sets the Premier League apart.

Underdog stories

The most exciting football betting stories often involve massive underdogs overcoming title challengers, which is a common occurrence in the Premier League as it’s so unpredictable and competitive. This is in contrast to the Bundesliga, for example, where Bayern Munich are expected to win the league every season. Leicester City’s incredible title triumph is perhaps the greatest underdog story in sport as the team rose from being 5,000/1 outsiders at the start of the 2015/16 season to Premier League winners nine months later.

Exciting matches

England’s top-flight wouldn’t be the most watchable if the actual product was not good enough, but it has this covered too with exciting matches being played out regularly at full, state of the art stadiums. The number of big clubs means there is always a memorable derby or top of the table clash to look forward to with Liverpool versus Manchester United and Arsenal versus Tottenham, among others, regularly serving up classics and lots of goals.

European success

The success of the Premier League extends to European competition where its teams enjoy even greater exposure in the Champions League and Europa League. Liverpool is the most successful English side in Europe with 13 trophies in total, ahead of Chelsea with eight and Man United with seven. The presence of English teams in the latter stages of the Champions League each year enhances its prestige and makes it a more attractive destination for leading managers and players.

A decade of success: what impact has the Raspberry Pi made?

Which is the bestselling computer to have been produced in the UK? You might be surprised to know that it’s a wonderfully versatile device of relatively recent origin: the Raspberry Pi. Despite (or perhaps largely due to) being the size of a credit card, the Pi has gone from strength to strength since 2012.

That’s the year when the first Raspberry Pi unit was shipped. To date, more than 40 million Raspberry Pis have subsequently been sold worldwide, according to the University of Cambridge. So, why was this miniature computer originally created, and how has it thrived?

The genesis of the Raspberry Pi 

The Pi is the brainchild of Eben Upton, who cofounded the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the Cambridge-based charity responsible for making and selling Pi units. “Given how far we’ve come, it’s sort of funny to remember how parochial our ambitions were at the start,” Upton recently recalled.

Upton became a Director of Studies at the University of Cambridge’s St John’s College after completing a PhD at the University’s Department of Computer Science and Technology in 2006. However, around this time, the number of applicants for computer science courses here had hugely declined. 

He notes: “There was a feeling that if we could get a programme or piece of hardware into the hands of young people at the right point in their lives, we might be able to do something to reverse that decline.”

How the Raspberry Pi’s versatility has kept it relevant  

In a separate interview with Elektor, Upton observes that, in its first year of release, the Pi “wasn’t really used by students” but did find favour with “adults, people like us, people who already have skills in this area.” The Pi also saw broad industrial adoption from 2014 onwards.

The Foundation launched the Raspberry Pi Pico after realising that the original Pi was “a bit too powerful for beginners in education, providing too much flexibility”. Upton points out: “The Pico is very simple. You plug it into your PC and it has an LED that you can flash.” 

Today, people completely new to the Raspberry Pi can still pick up a Pico from a specialist retailer like The Pi Hut. However, various other Pi models also abound — including the Pi 400, essentially a complete PC built into a compact keyboard, making this Pi particularly suitable for novice programmers. 

How the COVID-19 pandemic changed the Pi game 

The Foundation manufactures its Pi units in the UK and sells over seven million of these devices annually. As one of the main selling points of the Pi is its relatively low cost, it shouldn’t be hugely surprising that sales rose sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many coders would have had more time on their hands. 

Of Raspberry Pi models sold new, the cheapest is the Pi Zero, while the Foundation’s main product is the Pi 4B, according to Business Matters. It certainly looks very plausible that the range of Pi models on the market could grow yet further over the coming years.

SEO for Real Estate Websites – What Works and What Doesn’t

SEO for real estate websites can be tricky. There are a lot of moving pieces and many people try to take shortcuts. Over the past couple of years, a lot of attention has focused on estate agents SEO Services for real estate websites. This is natural due to the enormous size of the industry and the fact that Google AdWords and Bing are driving many buyers to websites.

Real estate agents are beginning to catch on to the value of SEO, and there’s no better place to start than with your own website. Great SEO can do wonders for your real estate website — it will increase your search visibility, improve your site’s reputation, and increase your conversion rate!

Many people feel that simply include a few keywords in their text will help them reach the top of Google’s search results. Unfortunately for webmasters, real estate SEO isn’t quite that simple. It’s not possible to optimise your estate agency’s website in a single day. Search engines require time to recognise you as a reliable source in your field, and you’ll only appear in search results if what you’re offering is relevant to a user’s search query. SEO for estate agents, London isn’t a one-time fix. It’s a long-term process that needs time and work. With over 30 years of combined property sector expertise, we know what works and what doesn’t. Your website will receive more traffic as a result of our professional advice and coaching, resulting in more leads. We’re pleased to assist you no matter where you are in the world.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Estate Agents

The process of improving the quantity of organic visits to a website (i.e., people who don’t pay for clicks) is known as search engine optimization. By conducting thorough research and regular analysis in order to obtain the best possible outcomes for your company agencies can assist you in achieving your business objectives with a fully customised real estate SEO solution. There are numerous strategies for your real estate firm to succeed online. Using the appropriate technologies in the right methods can greatly improve your online presence, allowing you to acquire that much-desired competitive advantage.

Want to know one of the most beneficial aspects of SEO for real estate agents? You don’t have to pay for clicks like you would with PPC to drive people to your website. Despite the fact that paid advertisements appear at the top of search engines, over 70% of internet users ignore them and prefer click on the first organic result. There are numerous strategies for your real estate firm to succeed online. Using the appropriate technologies in the right methods can greatly improve your online presence, allowing you to acquire that much-desired competitive advantage.

Want to know one of the most beneficial aspects of SEO for real estate agents? You don’t have to pay for clicks like you would with PPC to drive people to your website. Despite the fact that paid advertisements appear at the top of search engines, over 70% of internet users ignore them and prefer click on the first organic result. It’s no longer about writing for the web’s convenience. In reality, writing naturally without jamming keywords into your text is more crucial. It’s critical to select terms with a high search volume but are still relevant; for example, ‘SEO Company For Real Estate’ may be useful but has a low search volume. ‘Real Estate SEO’ is likewise relevant, and it has twice as many search phrases as ‘Real Estate Marketing.’

SEO can definitely work for real estate websites, but it’s not a quick and easy fix. There are several good principles to keep in mind for any website, including: keyword research, on-page SEO, meta tags, sitemaps, and content marketing. However, even if you incorporate all of these things into your site, you won’t experience instant success. Optimizing your site will take time and effort on your part.

As you can see, there is a lot to consider when it comes to SEO for real estate websites. You should always think about your target audience, what they might be interested in, and how that relates to your neighborhood. Also, give some serious thought to the keywords that you will use as well as how you will tie those keywords into your content.

In the end, search engine optimization for real estate websites is a very specialized field. It requires an understanding of the real estate marketing process, as well as the technical intricacies involved with keeping your website up to date on both a content level and code level.

As Google employees prepare to return to physical offices, should other workers follow suit?

Although the government in England has relaxed their guidance, and are no longer asking people to work from home, the question of whether workers want to return to the office is a key one to consider. Here are some prompts for discussing and deciding whether your office should stay remote, or not.

Majority rules

The majority of people have experienced working from home over the past two years or so, and there are mixed messages about whether workers would rather continue to work from home or if they would like to go back to being in the office.

However, analysis of recent data revealed that jobs specified as “remote” receive 300 percent more applicants than office-based roles.

Changing functions – the future of the office

Traditionally, the office provides a physical space where people come together to coordinate to produce the best output and performance that they can. For employees, it provides a place for face-to-face interaction that technology can never fully replicate in terms of social interaction.

As employees get used to working from home and the benefits that come with that, it could be that the function of the office changes in future. Ideally, workers should have an option when it comes to returning to the office. Some industries find it harder to work from home than others and it’s true that issues with internet connections prevent continuous work, but where possible workers should be given the choice between returning to the physical office or remaining at home.

The environment

One major argument for continuing to work from home is the benefit that it’s having on the environment, particularly when it comes to commuting. In the UK, 68% of workers travel by car or other motor vehicle. Just imagine the emissions commuting in itself produces! Improved air quality goes hand in hand with this. Air quality has improved not only in cities but in urban areas where levels of commuting are high, too.

Power consumption overall has decreased as a direct result of working from home because of COVID, too. The majority of office buildings pay incredibly high electricity bills, especially when the entire workforce is in the office.

Top benefits of remote working

Employee retention: remote working options make it easier for employees to balance childcare and other responsibilities, thus increasing the chances of them staying in their job for a longer period.

Recruitment: remote working prevents employers from being limited to candidates within the local area and working from home often acts as an incentive for candidates.

Biggest challenges of remote working

Work-life balance: although working from home can improve work-life balance, if employees aren’t strict enough with themselves they can struggle to switch off at the end of their day.

Work spaces: employees risk suffering from physical ailments if their home work space doesn’t cater to their needs effectively. Some workers may not have a spare room to work from and end up working from less-than-ideal places without a proper desk or ergonomic office chair. 

Final Thoughts

So, should other workers follow in the footsteps of Google’s employees and return to the office? Ultimately it depends on your personal circumstances. There are certainly a number of pros and cons worth considering when making the choice, so do whatever works best for YOU as an employee, employer, or business. 

Your Options when it comes to Blinds for Bifold Doors

Bi-folding doors have become increasingly popular in recent years and naturally, users want to find what blinds are perfect for bi-folding doors. Despite there being a wide range of blind styles available on the market, very few are compatible with bi-folding doors due to them obstructing the opening and closing of the doors. This article shall talk you through your available options and which blinds you should avoid to achieve the best blinds for bifold doors.

Roller Blinds

While roller blinds cost relatively low, boast easy installation and are available in a wide range of colours, they are,however, not a viable option for bifolding doors. Roller blinds tend to appear bulky when placed above the window which can negatively affect the smooth operation of bifolding doors. Roller blinds will also negatively affect the aesthetic look of your room as they will not mount properly onto a bifold door.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds are another style of blind that are best avoided for bi folding doors. Vertical blinds open and close from side to side instead of up and down and are operated via a pulley system by pulling the chain or cord to move the blinds left or right. 

Vertical blinds are not the most practical choice of blinds for bi-folding doors as they will block access to the door as they would have to be fully drawn back everytime the door is opened.  The fabric of vertical blinds is also known to stack and bunch which would further ruin the aesthetic of the bi-folding doors.

Roman Blinds

While roman blinds can be a viable option for bifold doors it does involve some problems.

If you are keen to pursue roman blinds for your bi folding doors then you would need to have these blinds mounted on the wall above your door. The fabric of roman blinds may also gather when lifted into the open position which, again, would get in the way of the smooth operation of the doors.

Venetian Blinds

There is a huge variety of Venetian blinds available on the market and while they can be either mounted onto a window or above a window they are not suitable for bi-folding doors.

The style of venetian blinds do not complement bi fold doors as the slats have particular dimensions that would result in the headrail needing to be placed out from the window or door by more than one depth.

Integrated Blinds

Integrated blinds are the best option for bi fold doors as they are both practical and aesthetically pleasing.  Integrated blinds offer a permanent blind solution as they sit between the double glazed glass and therefore avoid getting in the way of the doors operation in the way that other blind options do. Integrated and integral blinds come with the option of five control systems to choose from based on your personal taste. The only thing you will see with an integrated blind is the device that is needed to operate it.

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