• The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR or just GDPR) is coming into force in less than a month. On May 25th 2018 this regulation will become law in the 28 Member States. This regulation harmonises the diverse data protection legislation across the EU. It also is very focussed on individual citizen’s data and privacy rights, protecting as it does the EU’s own citizens regardless of where their data is processed and anyone whose data is processed in the EU. Finally the aspect that concerns many businesses are the fines that can be incurred if the company experiences a data breach or in other ways fails to respect and protect individual citizen’s data and the privacy of that

    Apr 19,
    - by Roseanne
  • If your business has a Facebook page, the #DeleteFacebook movement may be causing you some concern. OnlineHub has some tips to help you mitigate losses. If you run a business in 2018 you probably have a Facebook page. Maybe you find it to be a huge source of income. It's possible that you painstakingly built an audience, sharing images, ideas, interesting, pertinent and timely information and links to sites. Maybe you have  purchased Facebook advertising. Maybe you did this all in good faith. You put time and effort and, in some cases, money into making this platform the hub of interest, entertainment, information and news that it is for many people. Only to find out that Facebook hasn't been 100%

    Mar 22,
    - by Roseanne
  • Shadowban??? Yarra - WHA??!! I know I can't keep up either! The "shadowban" concept has been doing the rounds among the uberInstagrammers since last September. The term has been around on forums and in online gaming since 2006. What it means is that an account will no longer appear in search on Instagram or when a user clicks on a hashtag of interest to them.  A shadowbanned account will only appear to its followers or (heaven forfend!) not at all, depending on the gravity of the offence! It's called a shadowban because unless investigated, the offending account owner may not be aware that they are banned. It was developed as a way of stopping spammers and trolls from realising

    Mar 16,
    - by Roseanne
  • One of my favourite niche shops in Dublin emailed me one day completely out of the blue. I was excited to receive their email: I loved their shop and the potential their products offered but I couldn't always get there and I thought, "At last they are going online! I can't wait to browse their stock. Imagine all the great tips, advice and ideas they could share from their wealth of experience and information!" This excitement quickly turned to disappointment when I opened the email. The email didn't include a single link, not even to their homepage. All it contained was one long sentence informing me that one product was now in stock. There was a basic photo of the

    Jan 09,
    - by Roseanne
  • Here in OnlineHub we love Facebook Advertising. We work with lots of clients, big and small, B2B and B2C, helping them convert customers, build brand awareness, generate leads and build email lists using Facebook. We've been getting pretty nerdy about it lately! One thing that can act as an initial stumbling block when we are working with clients is that they haven't yet started using Facebook Business Manager. This is a huge set of tools that Facebook has created for the business user to allow them to make the most out of their efforts on Facebook. Even if you are not planning on ever advertising on Facebook (we'll have that chat another day) this interface gives you access to your business

    Nov 14,
    - by Roseanne