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Web Designers: Should You Be Thinking About SEO?

Web Designers: Should You Be Thinking About SEO?

Date: Tue 30th October 2018

You might be surprised to learn that it isn't just copywriters and SEO managers that need to think about SEO when a website is being built or revamped. A good website starts from the foundations, with web design being a key initial component, alongside the quality content.Web designers not only make a site look good, but they build, design...
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It's Now More Important Than Ever to Optimise for Mobile

It's Now More Important Than Ever to Optimise for Mobile

Date: Wed 14th February 2018

The chances are you're reading this article on your phone or tablet. If so, you're not alone. More and more people are using their smartphones or tablets to search for products, services and articles online. In fact, a recent study by BrightEdge in America showed that up to 57% of website traffic comes from smartphones and tablets. Meaning ...
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Quickly and easily improve your site speed!

Quickly and easily improve your site speed!

Date: Thu 7th September 2017

As we noted in our recent article about site speed, it’s becoming vitally important to make sure your website runs as fast as possible. Otherwise your site’s performance, both with users and in the search engines, could be dramatically effected. If you’ve discovered that your website is running slowly, don’t panic! This help...
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Fake Reviews: Are They Worth the Risk?

Fake Reviews: Are They Worth the Risk?

Date: Mon 4th September 2017

You break Googles guidelines, break the law, but you get a better business profile online. Is it worth it? Fake reviews can aid your business, but can also be a quick way to fall.There have been many businesses, with some still doing it, that will create or purchase fake reviews for their local business profile. This is viewed as a great way to boo...
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How To Choose the Right E-Commerce Website Provider

How To Choose the Right E-Commerce Website Provider

Date: Thu 31st August 2017

Over the last ten years, e-commerce websites have steadily grown in popularity. Business owners know that selling their products online opens them up to greater sales potential. In fact, online sales jumped up nearly 15% last year across the board – this is only going to increase in the future too. However, finding the right e-commerce websit...
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Why is it so Important to Have a Website in 2017?

Why is it so Important to Have a Website in 2017?

Date: Mon 28th August 2017

A well-built, user friendly and attractive site will take your business farther in the online market. However, there are still businesses out there that have not joined the thousands of companies that have a website. In this article, we will cover just why it is important to have a website in 2017.Since the birth of the internet in 1989, it has gro...
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A New Look for Mobile Product Card Unit Ads

A New Look for Mobile Product Card Unit Ads

Date: Thu 24th August 2017

Changing the way online shopping works in their search engine; Google are making changes to the mobile product card unit ads.Currently, this change has only been applied to specific products. When performing a search for a product on Google the results will show a list of stores that have that product in stock. In addition, it will also compare the...
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Mobile AdWords Extensions Get an Upgrade

Mobile AdWords Extensions Get an Upgrade

Date: Thu 17th August 2017

We have experienced constant changes to the way ads appear on Google. From the reduced number of ads on a single page to the inclusion of callout and structured snippet extensions; there have been many changes and updates to Adwords. Most recently, there has been another upgrade to the mobile AdWords extensions which we will be covering in this art...
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Is Your Website Due for a Redesign?

Is Your Website Due for a Redesign?

Date: Thu 10th August 2017

Like any form of technology, the internet is continually changing and updating. It’s therefore always worth checking if your website needs refreshing. But if someone was to ask you ‘Is your website due for a redesign?’, how would you know? There are several ways in which you can find out and we’ll tell you how….Does y...
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Utilising the Most Efficient UX Practices

Utilising the Most Efficient UX Practices

Date: Mon 7th August 2017

Utilising highly efficient UX (User Experience) practices entices visitors to stay on your site and will greatly aid in improving conversions. Ignoring these practices will lead to people bouncing off your site; a lower conversion rate and quite possibly, worse rankings. In this article we will be covering what we believe to be some of the most eff...
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15 Things to Check When Launching a New Website

15 Things to Check When Launching a New Website

Date: Thu 27th July 2017

Through an internal web design specialist or through paying a web design agency; launching a new website is a great experience. However, there are many ways this can go wrong. We have collected a list of elements that need to be checked when launching a new website to give you the best chance at success.Checking these elements for your own site bef...
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One-Page Websites: Are They Good or Bad for Your Business?

One-Page Websites: Are They Good or Bad for Your Business?

Date: Mon 24th July 2017

Don’t want to spend too much on a website? One-page websites are perfect. However, they do come with a lot of repercussions.Without going into too much detail, one-page websites are not good for any business. A website with multiple pages with quality content and images will rank and do much better than a single-page website. They do have the...
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