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Apr, 2014

My Personal Top 3 Website Blunders

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I get asked to look at a LOT of websites – and its surprising how many people make exactly the same mistakes. It happens regardless of their technical ability,.. so here’s a very short list of my personal top 3 website mistakes that could be costing you sales: 1: BE CONTACTABLE! I see websites all the time with broken contact forms, old phone numbers that are no longer in service – or worse, no phone numbers at all! Make it easy for your website visitors to contact you, otherwise they’ll […]

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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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Apr, 2014

A brand new website – for me!!

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The time has come again – my existing website was less than 14 months old, but technology moves fast and I found myself becoming a little jealous of my clients websites recently! There were some new simple, clean but powerful wordpress themes available, and when I saw this one I knew it had to be mine!! The new website will officially launch at the end of April, but please bear with me until then while I tidy up a few loose ends.

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