Adult Electric Scooters and UK Law

This is a topic we have wrote on a few times but it just doesn’t seem to be going away and if anything it seems electric scooters are bringing more controversy as well as headlines. The massive surge in popularity of the adult electric scooters along with increasing amounts of traffic in UK’s cities is a large reason why these products are looking more and more like the future. It is easy to see just why they are so popular now and with major countries like France, Spain, Australia and USA introducing laws for these electric scooters it seems inevitable that the same will have to be done in the UK.

Despite the fact that you will see many electric scooters every day going through UK cities there is still some uncertainty around UK adult electric scooter laws. To make a long story short they are of course not illegal however it is not legal to use them on public roads. Under UK law the electric scooter is not powerful enough to be on UK roads however they can of course be used on private property. Now that is not really much use as people want to use them for commuting so where does this leave everyone who wants to use an electric scooter.

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Ok so if they are not allowed on the roads then can they be used on the footpath? No! You can’t even use them on the footpath much like you can’t use a bike on the footpath under UK law. So can you use it on the roads if you get it taxed? Not you can’t. You can not use the electric scooter on the roads no matter what way you go about it. Is this because the government don’t want you using them? Well it is more to do with the laws being outdated for such modern technologies and the government has not made it a priority to update this law like other countries. Essentially if you want to use an electric scooter you do so at your own risk and just have to be aware that you can get fined or it can even be confiscated. Buyer beware!


Is the Xiaomi M365 the best electric scooter today?

Earlier in the year we looked at how Dublin is becoming an electric scooter city here. There are many brands of electric scooter available today and it has become quite a competitive market. From when they first burst onto the scene in 2016 now it seems they are almost everywhere and it is crazy to think just how fast this has all happened. Dublin’s streets are now filled with these electric scooters and they are being sold everywhere (even if they are not actually fully road legal as of yet!). The law around these electric scooters is a tricky one and perhaps one left for another post.

So you have decided you want an electric scooter but which is the right one to go for? The Xiaomi scooter known as the M365 is the best well known of the electric scooters and rightly so. It is one of the original brands of electric scooter that brought them to the market and when people think of adult scooters this is more than likely what they are thinking of.

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It has a great range and a top speed of 25 – 30km per hour depending on the weight of the rider and several other factors but that said it is a pretty fast scooter. Would you really want to be going more than 25kms per hour on a scooter? I know I wouldn’t especially without any protective gear.

There is now the upgrade to this scooter called the Xiaomi M365 pro which is essentially the same scooter but with a greater range. The difference in price is about €100 so there is not too much in it and for the extra range that most people are looking for the M365 Pro is the best on the market. It’s rival is the Ninebot ES4 which is actually made in the same factory but again that is another €100 extra.

How SEO is changing in 2019 – Ebike Conversion Kit Case Study

SEO is an ever changing game but 2019 seems quite different to us here after looking at various niches and how they are structured. The first thing we notice is Google is leaning towards local results even for large broad keywords. For example for one of our clients who sells electric bike conversion kits there are a range of big keywords for this niche including ebike conversion kit. When we type this into Google we are seeing a local search box but we are not sure why. This is not a local service we are looking for but a product of course so why are we seeing a local pack for this result?

Another ting we have noticed is that spam is still working. Now we are 100% against this but we see other people doing it and it seems to be working although these people seem very advanced so I am sure it is a calculated risk. This will always be a factor no matter what happens we think so this is nothing too new or anything.a

Using the ebike conversion kit website example we can see that there are mostly old domains in that niche but with very few backlinks. Backlinks do not seem as big a factor as before and age seems to be very important now even more so that it used to be. For our electric bike website example we are looking to pump out plenty of content rather than focus on any link building. Good content seems to be picked up better than before so maybe Google is getting better at understanding our content.

Going forward content, social media and local listing seem to be what we are seeing here as big factors in ranking. Maybe this is an experiment who knows as it does seem like some pages are all over the place randomly!


Our New SEO Client – Hoverboard Ireland

Hoverboards have become a hugely popular product since 2015 so we knew that when the hoverboard Ireland store contacted us that it would be quite a challenge. There are many websites in this space both here in Ireland and all over Europe and everyone is competing for those top 3 positions on Google. Naturally enough we want to learn a bit about the products we are trying to rank for so we met with Hoverboard Ireland to find out the different types of products they do.

As you might have guessed it is mostly hoverboards they sell with a small range of electric scooters however they are not a priority at least for now they said. We have considered running a FB ads campaign for the hoverboards to see if we can get some traffic to the website. Once that is set up we may too extend it into Instagram ads as they are proving to be more successful than Facebook ads in the last few months.

From there we will go the usual routes of SEO and Google Adwords to see if we can get some traffic however the hoverboard Ireland keywords are very competitive. We will wait and see how the social media side of things pans out before investing a lot into other sources of Avenue. As the website is already quite old it should not be too hard to get some traffic to it. Stay tuned and we will how this new project goes!


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SEO Case Study – Adult Electric Scooter Store

It is hard to believe we are already in March 2019 and we have already got some new projects under way here. One of the projects we are working on is an online store selling electric scooters for adults. Electric scooters are fast becoming quite popular. Up until about a year ago they were not really known about but over the last few months there has been a lot of press about them both good and bad.


The press articles usually are talking about electric scooter law and if they are or are not legal here in Ireland as well as other countries. There has also been lots of talk on the radio about how these electric scooters can help traffic in towns and cities around the country.

Although there might not be a huge demand for adult electric scooters as of yet we predict that they will be the big new product for late 2019 and on wards. In terms of competition online it is not as fierce as other sectors just yet but I would imagine that will change soon as the same usually happens with every product online! Most of the competition is from big websites who have started selling adult scooters rather than independent retailers. As mentioned however we expect this to change over the next year or so.

How big is the electric scooter market?

The only concern is how much demand there will be for these products. Will there be enough traffic to warranty an SEO campaign? This is always the risk when starting 3 months of SEO as it is such a long slog that it can be soul destroying if you rank a website only for it to not be getting much traffic due to lack of searches or lack of demand.

As Ireland is a small market this is a real risk. Because of this a big website containing multiple products is better but it is also a huge amount of work and requires a lot of investment into stock among other things so easier said than done.

First steps for the campaign:

A press release is the first port of call when it comes to do doing an SEO campaign. A press release explaining that these electric scooters are available in Ireland and referencing our website escooterstore. From here we will hope to get some guest posts on legit tech sites in Ireland and run some social media ads to create a buzz around the website. We will update in 2 – 3 months and see how we get on!



Why Dublin is Becoming Electric Scooter Friendly

Dublin has changed a huge amount in the last 25 years and is almost unrecognizable from the city it was 25 years ago to now. Most of this is due to the tech companies moving into Dublin to take advantage of our English speaking, highly educated workforce…not to mention the good tax deals we give companies! That is a topic for another post however.

Dublin in the last 20 years has now got a Luas which is the light rail or tram system running all over the city. It has extensive cycle lanes and now a fairly decent road network with the M50 ring road surrounding the city. Just 25 years ago none of these things existed in Dublin but we were lagging way behind other western countries and in particular other western capital cities. There is still not way to get to the airport other than bus or car which has been a topic for about 10 years. Why they have not extended the Luas to the airport is beyond most people. Of course it will cost money but it definitely is going to need to be done at some stage so why not do it all now?

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Some of these changes to the city have been great but with them it has brought a growth in popular and the traffic in Dublin is now as bad as it has ever been. If you don’t live along the tram lines then you are taking your life into your hands cycling into work or else sitting in traffic for an hour in the morning and evening.

There has now been talk of introducing electric scooters as a way to help the problems that face Dublin and no doubt many other cities. That is an electric scooter for adults of course! These electric scooters have no exhaust fumes and can be charged in your own home. They can get you in and out of work in the same time it would take to cycle and you can use the existing cycling lanes for the scooters. The city is ready made for these scooters so they can help the government with their crises. This is the perfect solution on the government seem to be pushing it hard.

Is an Android TV Box still relevant in 2018?

By now most people are aware of what an android tv box is and what they can. In fact they have become so popular that almost every house hold has an android box or something similar. With the emergence of the smart TV some will argue that an android box is not as relevant as it once was but this is a huge mistake. Firstly a smart TV is quite restricted in what it can do and is not run on open source software such as the android operating system. This means that you cannot load whatever apps you want it but only a select few that the Smart TV operating system will let you load.

Secondly most people still do not have a smart TV and as they are quite expensive most people will not buy a smart TV just so they can use apps on their TV. An android TV box is a much more affordable option with TV boxes going for as low as €70 as opposed to a smart TV which can cost you over 500 euro or more. The best android TV box will also have a considerably fast processor and are especially designed for the task so are usually much more powerful than the processors built in to the smart TVs especially the cheaper range of TVs that most people will go for.

So for these reasons it is still too early to say that an android box is fit for the scrap heap as of yet. In fact as TV is going more and more towards streaming apps with companies such as eleven sports and premier sports purchasing TV rights it seems that more and more people will be looking to get an android TV box. For example you can only watch eleven sports on their own app and there channel is not available via other methods.



Neil Patels Ecommerce Start Up Guide

This is just a quick post to reference Neil Patel’s eCommerce start up guide. For those of you who do not know Neil Patel is a very successful digital marketer that began as an SEO consultant. He then ended up doing SEO for many fortune 500 companies and has other very successful businesses. In short..when he talks you should listen or in this case read his full eCommerce guide here. Rather than summarise his post here we think it is best that you give the whole guide a read in detail as there are many gems of knowledge there that could save you a lot of heart ache and money.

What are the advantages of getting a refurbished iphone?

There are many versions of iPhone these days and rather than getting more affordable as time goes on like most other technologies the price of the iPhone has gotten more expensive with each new version. If you want the latest version of the iPhone X you will now have to pay over €800 for the elite phone. This is a lot of money for a lot of people and can be the equivalent to one months rent to a lot of people which is simply too much for a phone no matter how good it is or how much better it is than the last iPhone (how much better can it be?).

Another option is available to people who are looking for a newer phone. Of course if they cannot afford the latest iPhone then they can look at the older options but there is an even cheaper way of getting a good iPhone without breaking the bank and that is to get a refurbished iPhone. Businesses like are now selling as good as new refurbished iPhones for as little as €219 that are network unlocked essentially meaning that all you need to get using your phone is a SIM card and you have everything you need.

A refurbished iPhone is essentially a phone that has been used before but all the main parts have been replaced meaning that it is as good as a new phone without actually being a brand new iPhone. When buying a refurbished iPhone it is important to buy from a good supplier who will back up any issues and give a good lengthy warranty period with the phone in case there are any issues. This has become a popular option as it is more affordable whilst also giving you the option of getting a high quality iPhone and no one will ever know the difference!