How to Set Up a WordPress Blog

Apr, 02, 2013 | Tips for Blogs | 0 Comments

WordPress is one of the world’s most popular content management systems (CMS) and the most popular blogging software of all time. It is the CMS of choice for the vast majority of blogs and it is used on over seventeen percent of the top million websites. If you have decided to start a blog, whether as a hobby or with the hopes of making an extra stream of income, WordPress will likely be your CMS of choice. The completely free and open-source software is both versatile and user-friendly but, if you are completely new to the world of blogging, then…



Website Design Tips

Nov, 26, 2012 | Business Websites, Random, Web Design | 0 Comments

Your website is the main focus point of the online presence of your business. You should take every step necessary to ensure that it is designed optimally, providing your visitors with the content that they want. This means using appropriate design styles and avoiding the many pitfalls that plague a lot of websites out there. Don’t forget that Web users generally have a short attention span and if they are turned off by some glaring design issues with your site, they likely will leave within seconds. In order to have any chance of success in the extremely competitive world of…



WordPress SEO

Nov, 01, 2012 | Business Websites, SEO Explained, Tips for Blogs | 2 Comments

Read on to discover three simple ways to optimise your WordPress site. It’s long been said that Google loves WordPress, and simply by using the powerful content management system that website owners gain an immediate advantage in search indexing, and potentially in ranking. Regardless of any such advantage that may or may not exist, it’s still incredibly important to effectively optimise WordPress websites for search engines. Luckily, WordPress makes it exceptionally easy to put in place basic, yet effective search engine optimisation measures to help ensure the best search performance possible. Here are three simple and easy steps that WordPress…



Why Free Web Hosting Is not Suitable for Your Business

Unless all you want is to have a small website or blog to share with friends and family, free web hosting is far from ideal. If you hope to make money from your site or establish an online presence for a traditional business, free web hosting packages may offer an easily accessible and convenient service, however they do come at a high cost – the integrity of your website. Online business generally requires minimal investment, but it does require some money to start up nonetheless. If you want to start a money-making website, you will need to pay for it…



Domain Name Mistakes

When you decide to start a website or a blog, the first thing that you must do is to select a good domain name. A domain name is the address that identifies the location of a website on the internet. A domain name is also an online brand name for your company and you should therefore be very careful not to make the common domain name mistakes that most beginners usually make. 1. Long domain names A good domain name should be as short as is practically possible. Many start-ups make the mistake of using a domain name that is…



Getting Your Business Online

The world of online business is a rapidly growing one in which many people have made a great deal of success. There are many attractions to starting a web-based business. Some of the most significant advantages are that the startup costs and risks are almost negligible. Even if things don’t work out, you generally don’t have much to lose. However, making money online is not without its disadvantages and there is no such thing as an honest and practical way to get rich quickly on the Internet. It will take patience, perseverance and the willingness to learn about how the…



Website Speed

Jun, 14, 2012 | Business Websites, Random, SEO Explained, Tips for Hosting | 0 Comments

Web surfers are notoriously short on patience. If a visitor arrives at your website and finds that each page takes a painfully long time to load up, they will quickly lose interest and head elsewhere. In addition to the experience that visitors actually have when they make it to your website, search engines are actually starting to penalise poorly performing sites as well. Remember that, for most visitors, your website will be the very first impression that they get of your company, so be sure to make it a good one! While having a reliable and high-performing web host is…



SEO Friendly Web Design

If your site has old code or you want to give your site a new look, SEO and search engine rank is a concern for an established website and its owner. When you redesign a site, you want to make an attractive website for your users, but moving pages and transitioning code is somewhat delicate when working with SEO and ranking. Create Unique and Compelling Titles When designing the code, make sure every page does not have the same title. Google Webmaster Tools will show you an alert if every page on the website has the same title. The title…



Domain Name Registration

The very first step to establishing any kind of an online presence for your business is, of course, to choose your web address. This is also known as a domain name. Domain name registration should be done carefully, since there are various important elements of Internet marketing which should be taken into account at this point. This article provides useful tips for beginners to registering a domain name. Consider the following tips. 1. Shorter is Better While your domain name should, ideally, either be your name or company name or otherwise provide some indication as to the type of content…



What Is Cloud Hosting

Granted that you have not spent the last few years hiding in a cave sans computer and Internet connection, you should be familiar with cloud hosting or must have at least heard of it. However, regardless of whether or not you know what it is, chances are that you’ve already been exposed to this kind of hosting service. Google, after all, is among the biggest and earliest proponents of “the cloud.” So if you’ve ever performed a Google search or used Gmail, then yes you do have experience with a cloud-hosted site. But what exactly is cloud hosting? Simply put,…



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