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Five tech tips for the new year: learn how to promote a site through leaflets

Each day this week I’m giving a tip related to computers and campaigning. The exact details of how you follow each tip will vary depending on your own situation, so if you’re not quite sure what to do by all means pop up a question in the comments.

Today’s tip: stop thinking that just sticking a web address on a leaflet is a good way to promote the local Liberal Democratwebsite.

Yup, you read that right. Certainly, leafleting can be a crucial tool for generating more traffic to Liberal Democrat websites. But simply sticking a web address somewhere in the masthead is …

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Five tech tips for the new year: get yourself listed

Each day this week I’m giving a tip related to computers and campaigning. The exact details of how you follow each tip will vary depending on your own situation, so if you’re not quite sure what to do by all means pop up a question in the comments.

Today’s tip: make sure your local website is listed in the main places.

Does www.libdems.org.uk list your MP/PPC’s website and your local website? (If not, contact [email protected])

Are they also listed in DMOZ? (If not, click the ‘suggest URL link’ and read the instructions)

Are any local Lib Dem blogs listed in Wikio? …

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Five tech tips for the new year: use NutshellMail

Each day this week I’m giving a tip related to computers and campaigning. The exact details of how you follow each tip will vary depending on your own situation, so if you’re not quite sure what to do by all means pop up a question in the comments.

Today’s tip: use NutshellMail.

I’ve eulogised about it before. I’ll eulogise about it again. But it’s simple: with NutsellMail you can easily keep on top of what’s happening on different social networks, all through one daily summary email. You can also respond then and there via links in the email.

It’s another free service …

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Five tech tips for the new year: use a feed reader

Each day this week I’m giving a tip related to computers and campaigning. The exact details of how you follow each tip will vary depending on your own situation, so if you’re not quite sure what to do by all means pop up a question in the comments.

Today’s tip: use a feed reader.

Feed readers (also known as RSS readers or news readers) are a massive time saver. Rather than having to slog round different websites to see if they’ve got any new stories or blog posts on them, you subscribe to them via the feed reader. The feed reader then …

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Five tech tips for the new year: back up your data

The gap between Christmas and the New Year is often a great period to catch up on some of those things you always meant to get round to doing and which will save time and avoid heartache if you do. So each day this week I’ll be giving a tip related to computers and campaigning. The exact details of how you follow each tip will vary depending on your own situation, so if you’re not quite sure what to do by all means pop up a question in the comments.

Today’s tip: back up your data.

I used to share an office …

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