Microsoft email blacklists – why many people are unable to send to Hotmail.

It has been brought to our attention in recent days that there are now several accounts from other hosting companies and email providers of emails to, and being blocked from delivery due to Microsoft’s own blacklists. This is not wholly uncommon. Microsoft have blocked several email servers in the past (e.g. NHS… Read more »


Exporting Google Shopping Feed from SellerDeck

Maintaining an up to date Google Shopping feed is an important admin task for those of you running product ads and shopping campaigns. If you are a teclan Digital Marketing client you will receive a monthly schedule of when any Google Shopping work is to be carried out. Depending on your set up this may… Read more »


Achieving Google Compliance for Adwords and Google Shopping

With the launch of “Shopping Campaigns” from Google,  you will also need to know that the new Google functionality enforces new compliance conditions which affect your website. Previously Google checked specific feeds and product landing pages for quality and data integrity. This checking has been extended to include additional information requirements on your site. We… Read more »


Important dates for your diary

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your upcoming promotions and marketing ideas for next year.  We all know people tighten their belts after Christmas and will spend less than the preceding months.  This is why it is more important than ever to focus on… Read more »


Make sure your site is secure this Christmas!

In this age of multiple secure payment service providers that provide their own security, SSL certificates are often overlooked. However an SSL can still make all the difference to improving your websites conversion rate. The below excerpt* from the BBC on Christmas scams highlights this perfectly from a customer’s perspective. “Whether intentional or not, some… Read more »


SellerDeck IE11 Incompatibility Issue

It has come to our attention that a recent automatic update from Microsoft is installing Internet Explorer version 11 on Windows 7 PC’s. There is a known incompatibility with Actinic/Sellerdeck which can stop site publishing/refresh working, and give errors suggesting a problem with hosting. If you encounter errors uploading, please check the version of Internet… Read more »


Only 5 days until Black Friday – are you ready?

Black Friday was traditionally an American event (similar to our Boxing Day sales) that took place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but it has since spread worldwide as an event for online shoppers. So much so that Black Friday is now widely regarded as the biggest ecommerce shopping day of the year, with a trend… Read more »