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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

10 Jun

Top 3 Benefits of Country Code Top-Level Domains
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In our last post, we talked about the 3 biggest top-level domains (TLDs) – .com, .net and .org – and how to choose the right one for you. But just because they’re the biggest and most popular TLDs available, it doesn’t mean you don’t have other options! Another Option – Country Code TLDs Country code TLDs, or ccTLDs, are domain extensions (better known as the letters that appear after your preferred domain name) that are specific to a particular area or country. Some examples include .co.uk (United Kingdom), .ca (Canada) and .com.au...

18 May

Which TLD is right for you?
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So, you’ve decided to set up a website. You have thought about everything: your site’s theme, the type of visitors you want to target, and even the perfect domain name. You can’t wait to get your site up and running! But then you are presented with a list. It’s a list of top-level domains (or TLDs for short) that have different suffixes after the period that follows your preferred domain name. Some look familiar like .com, .net, and .org – which one should you choose? The Big 3 - .COM, .NET, .ORG .com...

Migrate your website without hurting SEO
19 Sep

How To Migrate Your Website Without Hurting Your SEO
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As your business website grows and ages, it might have to undergo the migration process eventually. Unfortunately, most companies don’t prepare for migrations properly and lose not only traffic but search ranking position as well. This graph from Moz shows an example of a business that poorly migrated their website from HTTP to HTTPS. The result was a six month recovery period to get back to the average traffic they had prior to the migration. Obviously, you want to avoid this kind of recovery time at all costs. If website migration is...

14 Aug

Make Your WordPress Site More SEO Friendly with These Top 3 Plugins
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WordPress is a popular publishing platform used by millions of people. Not just for bloggers anymore, this tool is being used by many including small and medium-sized businesses, ecommerce companies, and even large corporations to expand their online presence. Its ease of use and affordability compared to other content management systems is what makes it so popular. It also has very good SEO value especially with the right WordPress plugins that are easily available. Some of you are probably already aware of the thousands of plugins out there while some who...

7 Jul

5 Tips for An Excellent Web Design
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Ensuring that your website is well designed is essential. Think about it – websites are a visual medium. People enjoy looking at things that look nice, not sloppy and messy. The design of your website is just as important as the content you put on it. Consider the points below about web design to ensure your visitors don’t leave your site too quickly. 1. Style and Professional Design The key point to think about when choosing a style for your website is to determine what message you want to convey. The style...

8 May

How to Build a Website Using WordPress in Ten Steps
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Setting up your own WordPress website can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never done anything like this before. Fortunately, one of the best things about using WordPress is that it’s so user-friendly and intuitive, just about anyone can do it! While the technical part of setting up a WordPress website isn’t really complicated, knowing what to put on your website and how to make it work for you can be a little bit more difficult. Here’s ten easy steps to getting started on WordPress. Simply follow these and you’ll be...