Why is website hosting so important?

Hosting is an important part of running a website that many people overlook but it can have drastic effects on your websites performance if not taken into account! To start with let’s go over what hosting is so that we can understand why itR...

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Boost conversions with a landing page

Landing pages are special pages on a website that have been created to promote a single marketing message, these landing pages let you focus your visitors attention on the message in the hopes of increasing conversions and make your website more effe...

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Reduce the cost of a new website / redesign

When it comes to looking at a new website or a redesign the biggest issue is the cost of the project, but there are several things you can do to help reduce this by making it easier for your web developer to get on with the ‘real’ work. T...

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The ongoing process of running a website

A website project is a big undertaking no matter the size of your business it can involve allot of people both inside and  outside of your business and needs to be carefully managed to ensure the website is as effective as possible. One of the facto...

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How to write good content

Content is vital to the success of any website project no matter what topic the site is covering without good content the site will not be able to attract visitors and without visitors there is no point in having a website in the first place, the con...

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The importance of personal projects

I consider myself lucky in that I do a job I love, programming and working with code is something I really enjoy doing and as a website developer I get paid to do it but unfortunately I do not get to pick and choose the projects I work on – thi...

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What is a Content Management System?

When building a website there are several methods we take – being a web developer part of my job is to look at the project and the client to decide which is the best way to build the website. Normally it boils down to two main options a static ...

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What is Content Strategy? and why should I care?

Being a website developer I know that content is important for many different reasons, from my point of view content is important because it is fundamental to a websites success as it directly affects the SEO performance of the website. To others con...

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How QR codes work

QR codes have taken the world by storm in the past few years, it all started with a few popping up on high tech items like phone instructions and IT product packaging but these days they are everywhere from bus stops to the fruit and veg section at y...

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What is web hosting? and how to choose the right type

Every website you visit while browsing the web is hosted on some form on web hosting, web servers are specialised computer systems that leverage cloud computing and are set up with one purpose in mind – to host websites. This means that all asp...

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Optimizing images on your website for SEO

Search engine optimization is an ongoing job, there is always more you can do to improve the ranking of your website in the search results. Once you have covered the basics of page title and descriptions as well as sorting out the content structure t...

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What is Google Analytics and how do I install it?

Google Analytics is a website tracking service that you can install for free on your website, this service when installed will monitor your visitors providing you with vital information on how many visitors your website is getting. The information co...

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Using WordPress as a website CMS

WordPress is a well known and popular CMS (content management system) for running blogs however it is also a solid CMS for running a website (even more so if it has a blog). While its true WordPress is targeted towards running a blog its more then ca...

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The uses of QR codes on a website

This blog post is going to look at the uses of QR codes on websites, firstly what is a QR code? QR codes are small squares of smaller boxes that users can scan using their smart phones (iPhone, Blackberry and android for example), when they scan the ...

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What is a bespoke website and what are the benefits?

In this blog post we will be looking at a few different website design methods and exploring the benefits of each method to help you make the right decision for your next website project be it a website redesign or a new business just starting out wi...

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Social Media and Its Role in the Business World

There’s a good chance that you, your partner or someone in your family is already a member of a popular social networking website. I’m talking about the giants like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Apart from using them to socialise with friends a...

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How to find industry news to blog about

One of the hardest things to do when you run a blog or website is to think of new content to keep your website fresh and up to date, this blog post will look at ways of keeping updated with industry news to help find topics that you can blog about. T...

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