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Free co-working work space in London

I am often in and out of London for meetings, trying to schedule calls in between meetings whilst negotiating the underground or an Uber. Although there are thousands of places you can go to jump online and do an email, I found it so hard to find anywhere quiet enough to be able to concentrate and do some deep work, or jump onto a call. Always on the look out for some free co-working work space in London I came across Google Campus.

Google Campus London

Google Campus also known as Google for Start-ups is located in a number of cities around the globe. In London, the office is based in Shoreditch.

In essence it is communal co-working office space provided by Google for Free to anyone starting or working in a start-up. In London Google Campus is located on the basement floor of their Shoreditch office. It comprises of a whole floor of different work spaces from sofa’s, meeting tables, booths and a private garden. It also has its own cafe so there is no reason to leave all day. The Wifi is free and plug sockets are in abundance. There are additional resources to help you progress in your work such as whiteboards.

The atmosphere is usually buzzing with energy as many techies work away on their own project. There is a communal notice board where you can find team mates of offer your help to other projects.

In addition to the amazing space and resources, there are often many lectures and workshops on an array of topics that are usually free to attend also.

To be able to use Google Campus you need to have passed their application process. The application process is free and you can find it on their website listed below.

Free co-working work space in London

Visit Google Campus

Search Engine Submission

Search Engine Submission has changed dramatically over the last two decades. In todays world it is more about the quality of your website, and the information you provide to search engines rather than the number of search engines you submit your website too. There are thousands of services online that offer to submit your website to thousands of search engines around the world. However, in my opinion these are a complete waste of time.

First of all there are only a handfull of search engines I would recommend submitting too. In most cases I would only recommend submitting to Google and Yahoo/Bing. You will tend to find that most other search engines will pull their results from one of the two anyway. That being said, if you are trying to target a particular country, I would recommend researching the search engines with the most amount of searches, and submit directly to that search engine if possible.

E.G. If you are targeting China, I would recommend submitting to Baidu which accounts for two thirds of the country’s online searches.

Create an XML Sitemap

Before you submit your website to any search engines it is important you have a Sitemap. A Sitemap provides search engines with a list of content/urls on your website in a search engine friendly format.

These days if you are using a Content Management System (CMS) like Word Press, you can dowload a plugin to do this for you. Simply search ‘Sitemap’.

If you don’t have this option available there are many services online that you can use to create a sitemap for free. Just Google, ‘Free Sitemap Generator’.
If you use this option you will then need to manually upload the sitemap file to your website. You must also ensure you update this everytime you add content to your website.

Once you have a Sitemap on your site, you can now submit to search engines.

Search Engine Submission – Google

First you will need to open a free account with Google Webmaster Tools – www.google.com/webmasters

Second add and verify your URL.

Lastly, you need to specify your sitemap URL.

Search Engine Submission – Bing

Create a free account on Bing Webmaster Tools – https://www.bing.com/toolbox/

Add your URL to your Bing Webmaster Tools Account

List your Sitemap URL.

If you have any questions or queries, please ask in the comments box below and I will reply ASAP.