2019 is the ‘Year Of The Website’ as more people turn away from social media

Jan, 16, 2019 | Marketing and PR, Tips for Blogs | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. The waning health of social media Did you feel it in the air throughout 2018? The slow and steady decline of Facebook’s heartbeat? While we’re at it, how many average consumers still use Twitter nowadays? What about Snapchat or Pinterest? And of course, may we never forget Google+ (rest ye in peace). 2018 saw scandal upon scandal…



How to turn your website’s blog into an automated email newsletter!

Jan, 16, 2019 | Attracting Clients, Tips for Blogs, Website Marketing | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. Keeping in touch with your customer base on a regular basis is an important, and often lucrative undertaking for small and large businesses alike. But finding the time to handle it all can be daunting for small businesses who may only have a single person or very small team behind the scenes. If you have a WordPress…



WordPress for Beginners #2: How to optimise for Google and People

Welcome to the second part in a three part series about starting and maintaining a WordPress website! In the first part we took you though how to set up your first website With a simply step by step guide. Now we have your site hosted and domain name registered, its time to start creating and tailoring unique content for it! A website is like a digital business card (especially the landing page) so you will want to think about your content to make it friendly for both search engines and people. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is an absolute must if you…



How To Make Your WordPress Website Load Faster (Tip #2: Database, Comment and Revision Management)

Jan, 17, 2018 | Business Websites, Tips for Blogs, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. Even More Important Disclaimer: We cannot stress enough the importance of taking a full backup before making any changes to your site. Tip #1 of this series is available here: How To Make Your WordPress Website Load Faster (Tip #1: Image Optimisation) Welcome back to our series on improving the loading time/speed of your WordPress website! Ever been laying…



How To Make Your WordPress Website Load Faster (Tip #1: Image Optimisation)

Dec, 07, 2017 | Business Websites, Tips for Blogs, Web Design | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. Even More Important Disclaimer: We cannot stress enough the importance of taking a full backup before making any changes to your site. Tip #2 of this series is available here: How To Make Your WordPress Website Load Faster (Tip #2: Database, Comment and Revision Management) Purgatory, according to theology, may be defined as the intermediate state after physical death…



Are your WordPress emails ending up in Junk?

Nov, 15, 2017 | Email, Tips for Blogs, Tips for Hosting, Web Design | 0 Comments

One of the mistakes most commonly made on WordPress websites is forgetting (or simply being unaware of the necessity) to properly set up outbound email. It isn’t made particularly clear that it should be done at any point, nor is it a setting that can be adjusted in WordPress without a plugin, but setting up your website’s outbound email is an important component to ensuring your emails get delivered successfully and do not end up in your customer’s junk folders. The reason it is so commonly neglected is that email sent from your WordPress website will still work without being set…



Strengthen Your WordPress Website With These Handy Plugins

Sep, 23, 2014 | Tips for Blogs, Webmaster | 0 Comments
handy wordpress plugins

There’s no doubt about it, WordPress is one of the most popular open source blogging and content management applications available due to it’s diverse range of features, functions and, perhaps most importantly, the ability to use it for just about anything. WordPress is flexible and dynamic in that it allows the use of plugins to further extend the core functions, or add new ones, which is what gives you the ability to use it for anything from a simple blog, a complete online store or even a functional community discussion platform. Being backed by such a large community of developers…



3 Useful Google Tools You Should Be Using With Your Website

Jul, 24, 2014 | Business Websites, Tips for Blogs, Webmaster | 0 Comments
Useful Google Tools

Running a website, be it personal or business related, isn’t as simple as purchasing a domain and hosting, installing a theme and then waiting for the traffic to come. If you want a truly successful website you need to put in the extra time and complete tasks such as statistic monitoring, which includes items such as visitor flow and user engagement, and the tweaking of website aspects such as design and content in order to provide a better experience for your visitors. Keeping track of your website statistics and web optimisation isn’t as time consuming as one might think due…



How Blogging Can Have A Positive Impact On Your Business

May, 07, 2014 | Attracting Clients, Business Websites, Tips for Blogs | 0 Comments
business blogging

Some days, it can seem that everyone has a blog – or some variant form such as a microblog, group blog, photoblog or vlog. It’s easy to dismiss blogging as a form of self-indulgence, like publishing a diary, but business owners ignore blogging to their cost. A business blog can be a simple way to create and improve relations with customers, as well as attracting more business to a central website. ORIGINS The term “blog” – a contraction of “weblog” – dates to the late 1990s, around the same time that blogs became a major internet phenomenon. Online diaries and…



How To Use Google Web Fonts On Your Website

Oct, 10, 2013 | Tips for Blogs, Web Design, Webmaster | 0 Comments
How To Use Google Fonts

Google Web Fonts are Open Source fonts that anyone can use, privately or commercially. They can be used for various media, including websites and blogs, and can be used in print as well as electronically. There are over 500 fonts available for use and this, together with their accessibility and lack of restrictions on use, makes them extremely versatile. They can be used by both individuals and professional designers to make websites and printed media more attractive and appealing to their target market, without the use of images. Fonts can also be customised to individual requirements. Google Web Fonts differ…



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