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I joined checkatrade less than a year ago and i thought I would share my experience with you all. However its impossible for me to tell you how much work can be gained from your investment with Checkatrade. The simple reason for this is that it seems very area specific. I’m friends with many locksmiths all over […]

 

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GJ lock tools Ultion pick I purchased the GJ lock tools Ultion pick a few months back due to the high numbers of Ultion locks we are now seeing. Ultion is now fitted by a huge number of Locksmiths and also comes as standard in many new upvc and composite doors from various companies. It’s inevitable you […]

 

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What is happening to our trade and where is it going in future? On Facebook groups and locksmith forums all I seem to be seeing lately is posts from genuine local locksmiths about national locksmith company’s. Pictures of very shoddy work by nationals, invoices for ridiculous amounts charged by nationals to unsuspecting customers, reviews left on sites […]

 

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The locksmith world has reached over 300 subscribers! A small irreverent number I guess when talking in social media terms. With big youtubers having millions of subscribers and giant Facebook and instagram pages with millions of followers. But when I started writting a small blog about a very niche subject I imagined the number of subscribers wouldn’t […]

 

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Firstly sorry for the lack of posts recently I have been neglecting the site lately due to been very busy. I would love to be able yo sit and write a post at least once a week but I’m sure most of you reading this can appreciate that going to work and making money has to come […]

 

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Click Guardian

  **** Guest Post By Click Guardian **** What is click fraud and does it affect me? It’s well known that using Google AdWords to generate leads that turn into jobs is prime marketing technique that many locksmiths adopt.  The beauty of AdWords in its purest form is being able to use keywords such as ‘locksmith Leicester’ […]

 

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Over the last few years we have seen a lot of new standards coming out for Euro cylinders. Each standard has a different meaning and now as there are so many standards it can be very confusing for locksmiths let alone customers. In my opinion the new cylinder standards are a complete mess! Let me explain, when […]

 

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***Guest post by My Builder*** The Importance of Service Advertising can get you in front of a customer, but it’s the service you provide that makes them a customer for life. Besides, word-of-mouth recommendations are the best kind of advertising there is and you can only get that once you have a foundation of customers who trust […]

 

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Guest Post By Master Locksmith Association With 95 exhibitors from all over the world (the event is Sold Out), and taking place from the 2nd to the 4th of October at the Telford International Centre, MLA Expo is cementing its position as the biggest locksmith exhibition in Europe. Sponsored by award winning supplier ERA, MLA Expo ’15 […]

 

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It seems there’s a lack of things to write about at the moment in the industry with a lack of locks and tools for me to review. I have seen however the new zoo range which are copies of the Chubb/Union 114 and 3k75 ect which I will certainly get my hands on to do a review […]

 

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