Harry Guinness

About the author

Harry Guinness is an Irish freelance writer and photographer. He spends his time either at home in Ireland, in the French Alps skiing, or avoiding everything in Parts Unknown. His writings have been published in The New York Times, Popular Science, Lifehacker, and dozens of other places.

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Are Social Media Links Important for My Business?

Social media is a big part of modern life. According to Statista, in the U.S., people spend an average of more than two hours using it every day. That time is split between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other smaller sites. Getting people to share links

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How To Use Personal Automation Software in Your Business

Automation is a big deal. It’s changing the way businesses from McDonald’s to small mom-and-pop stores run at every level, from dealing with customers and interacting with suppliers to paying bills and shipping packages.You’ve probably already thought about automating some of your business’ big processes and tasks, but have

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Teleconferencing 101 for Telehealth Providers

Telemedicine is an increasingly important part of patient care. Both now and into the future, telehealth services, whether video consultations with patients or conference calls with specialists, are something that doctors and other healthcare professionals need to be capable of delivering professionally. Here’s how to make sure you’re set

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Yes, You Can Get Listed in the Google Local 3-Pack

The Google Local 3-Pack is the list of three businesses below Google’s paid ads, but above the organic search results. Getting your business listed there can drive a huge amount of search traffic—and it's possible to do without spending money on “local search experts.”Let’s look at an example. If

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How Secure Are Patient Portals?

Patient portals are a great way to give your patients access to their Electronic Health Records (EHRs). They’re also convenient for streamlining requests for prescription refills, scheduling appointments and communicating.However, patient portals can also be a big security risk. If someone gets unauthorized access, they’ll be able to see

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5 Ideas for Social Media Marketing for Healthcare Providers

The internet is an incredible resource for health information. Google fields more than a billion health-related searches a day, while 90% of baby boomers have used sites like Facebook and Twitter to find or share health information. It’s safe to say that if you’re a healthcare provider, it's a

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7 Emerging Technologies & What They Mean for Your Business

The world is changing fast, and while we don’t yet have flying cars, self-driving ones are on the way. Emerging technology, though, attracts a lot of jargon and buzzwords that often obscure what it really means for you and your business. If you’ve ever wondered if “machine learning” was

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How To Recover a Suspended Google My Business Listing

A Google My Business account suspension is one of the worst things that can happen to a local business that relies on search traffic to get customers. If it’s happened to you, here’s what you can do.What is a Google My Business account suspension?There are two kinds of GMB

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How To Improve My Business’ Ranking on Google

Google and other search engines are incredibly important for small businesses. They're a key source for new customers, and existing customers will use them to confirm your phone number, address, hours of operation, specials and the like. If your business doesn’t rank well, to the internet, it doesn’t exist.Don’t

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How To Get Your Business Listed On Google

When potential customers go looking for your business, there’s a very good chance they’re using Google. It has nearly a 90% share of all web searches in North America, so it’s incredibly important that your website is listed properly online for people to find.Customers (or potential customers) use Google