Mike Russell

Mike is co-founder of New Media Europe - obsessed with everything new in media and technology. He's also a founder of audio production company Music Radio Creative.
  • Adding Facebook comments to WordPress

    How to Add Facebook Comments to WordPress Without a Plugin

    Facebook comments are the cleanest and most exciting way to manage comments on your blog today. Read on if you'd like to know how to add Facebook comments to your self-hosted WordPress blog. I'll also show you a cool extra trick that will keep page load time high and make the...
  • Google review link that will pre-fill 5 stars

    Google Review Link for 5 Star Reviews

    If you have a business listing on Google this simple Google review link growth hack will ensure it's easy for your happy customers to leave 5 star reviews. It's always great to receive positive feedback on your business. This is especially valuable when that happens on a platform that...
  • The best WordPress plugins

    Essential WordPress Plugins Your Site Shouldn’t Be Without

    I only use plugins if I absolutely have to – these are my essential plugins that your site shouldn't be without. These WordPress Plugins I Use and Recommend There are just 4 plugins I use on my sites. In all cases they do much more than a few lines of...
  • The Webby Awards 2017 has a podcasting focus

    Webby Awards 2017 Introduces a Podcasting Category

    The Webby Awards 2017 has introduced a whole category for podcasts and digital audio. Indicating positive growth of the podcasting medium. What is a Webby Award? A Webby Award is an award for excellence on the Internet. The Webbys have been presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts...
  • Using custom URL shorteners

    The Best Custom URL Shortener

    A custom URL shortener can come in handy. Here's a round-up of some of the best link simplifiers. Goo.gl The easiest link shortener of them all. Google's very own tool to simplfy your links gets the job done without you needing to do much else apart from visiting their site...
  • Den automation products will change the smart home

    Den Home Automation Re-Invents Century Old Technology

    Light switches and plugs are about to get a whole lot smarter thanks to Den Home Automation. Den, a London based smart home startup, will start manufacturing their products this month. This technology will take homes in the UK  into a whole new age at an affordable price. Yasser Khattak,...
  • How to get more subscribers on YouTube

    Get More Subscribers on YouTube with This Clever Growth Hack

    I'll show you a great method to get more targeted subscribers to your YouTube channel. The best thing is that you'll be targeting people who already know and like your content! YouTube is a great place to create engaging video content and engage with your audience and customers. There is...
  • How to make a WordPress child theme

    Create a WordPress Child Theme the Easy Way

    If you plan to make any aesthetic changes to your WordPress theme the first thing you'll want to do is create a WordPress child theme. Why Create a WordPress Child Theme? If you're planning to play with the code of your WordPress theme you should never directly edit your...
  • Dealing with depresssion

    How to Deal with Depression: The Entrepreneur’s Silent Enemy

    I've thought long and hard about writing this article on depression. My biggest fear about posting my thoughts on depression is that nobody will read or comment on this. It's something many entrepreneurs deal with… feeling alone in their journey. Today is World Health Day and the theme for 2017 is...