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Dec, 2016

Helping New Businesses To Grow

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The world has changed. As a small businessman, a startup owner or a tradesman – a window cleaner, or a painter, for example – it’s no longer enough simply to have a mobile number on which you’re available. It’s not enough just to have an email address by which you can be reached. The fact is that nowadays, even a small business simply must have a website. In a recent article, it was revealed that nearly half of all small businesses do not have a website. There were two main […]

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Sep, 2016

Changes To The Website Rental Deals

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A little over 2 years ago saw the introduction of website rental deals, which have been a huge success & sold far more than we expected. We have learned a few things in the past two years though, and since the first quarter drop-out rate on these packages is higher than we expected, we have taken the decision to place a minimum contract term of 12 months on all future sales. We know that most on the cancellations we’ve gotten are due to genuine reasons – but despite that, it […]

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Aug, 2015

Time for some upgrades…

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You may have noticed a few new features starting to appear around the Avondhu Internet website over the last few days, like that new shopping basket icon in the menu. We’re currently working behind the scenes to completely re-design the e-commerce system and add new payment gateways – as well as adding some new packages and deals. Please excuse any glitches while work is finalised – the new system should be live within a week.

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Jul, 2014

Get to the top of Google searches for FREE!

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I often get asked about SEO and boosting Google rankings of a site – and anyone who knows me knows I HATE paid SEO services with a passion and I’ve never used them on either of my sites (www.avondhu-internet.com and www.the-web-design-guy.com) So – how do you get decent Google rankings without paying? Well nothing worth having is completely free, but in this case its going to cost you time, not money. 1. Get a Google Places listing for your business & include your website in the listing. 2. Submit your […]

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Jun, 2014

Conversational search is the future!

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How has your SEO strategy been affected by the Hummingbird update? Unless your website was very outdated or using questionable SEO techniques, this new search algorithm shouldn’t have negatively impacted your rankings at all – but its emphasis on conversational search gives clues to how future web design might be headed. For now its always good to remember: Original and engaging content is still king Legitimate back links that are earned using proper SEO are still important The same signals that worked before will continue to garner results Keywords will […]

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Jun, 2014

Easy Payment Website Packages!

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We’re delighted to announce that as part of our anniversary celebrations we’ve launched easy-payment options for all our website packages, allowing you to get your new website now, but spread the cost over 4 months! Because all these deals include 1 years hosting, it doesn’t cost a penny more than our standard prices either! Details are here: https://avondhu-internet.com/easy-pay-packages/

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Apr, 2014

Is Facebook limiting your audience?

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Is facebook limiting how much exposure your business page is receiving? Recent tests show that as few as 6% of your page fans will see each of your posts unless you opt for paid advertising! So, what are you going to do about it? Spend money every month on paid Facebook advertising, or would investing in improving the organic exposure of your main website be far more cost effective?

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Apr, 2014

Paid Plugins?

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One of the biggest attractions to wordpress for many is the vast quantity of high quality free plugins that make creating your own website simple and easy,.. but are free plugins always up to the job? Truthfully, 95% of the time, YES! Its very rare that I recommend buying a plugin, but occasionally I find one which is absolutely perfect for the job, like the “Super Carousel” one linked below, which is simple, elegant, responsive and includes a beautiful lightbox effect for your gallery! http://codecanyon.net/item/super-carousel-responsive-wordpress-plugin/4505016

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Apr, 2014

WordPress 3.9 Is Here!

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One of the most widely used web design tools in the world has just been updated! I have to say, I do like this new release as some real annoyances have been tackled here,.. lets hope future development follows the same trend! A word of warning though – BACKUP EVERYTHING before you upgrade! WordPress updates are the number 1 reason I get calls about websites crashing,.. if its incompatible with any of your plugins this update could kill your site! The new features are as follows: Improved visual editing: The […]

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