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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.

Web Design & SEO: 8 Things You Need to Take into Consideration
30 Nov

Web Design & SEO: 8 Things You Need to Take into Consideration
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SEO & Web Design: You simply cannot do one well without the other. They’re like two sides of the same coin, and if you’re a small business owner, it’s important you understand the relationship between them. Statistics show that at just 2 seconds, you usually lose about 12% of the people who click to visit your website. And at 4 seconds, you lose about 25%. If you’ve spent the last 6 months trying to get your website on the first page of Google for a keyword, your efforts will go...

How to Plan Your Website Design
27 Nov

How to Plan Your Website Design
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Which piece of chocolate would you pick out of the two: the one that's melting inside a dirty squished wrapper or the one that’s in perfect shape inside a beautiful heart shaped gift box? You’ll probably choose the second one, right? Your website visitors are the same way. Coming to your website, they want to consume your content, see your products and read more about your services. But… if your website’s design sucks, they are not going to read anything there, just like you won’t eat the chocolate inside the squished...

CMS comparison
25 Nov

Infographic: WordPress vs. Joomla vs. Drupal
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Deciding on which CMS you're going to use is an essential part of creating a website. If later on you find that you made the wrong choice and your CMS doesn't do what you need it to do, the migration process is rather complicated and painful. That's why it's best to think of all your CMS requirements right from the start and consider your options thoroughly. WordPress is the leader, famous for its simplicity and countless plugins that can do pretty much everything. But it's not the only player on the...

How to Make Your Website Look Beautiful When You’re Not a Designer
23 Nov

How to Make Your Website Look Beautiful When You’re Not a Designer
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It might not seem like such a big deal, but the way your website looks matters a lot. In a recent study by Forrester Research, they found that a well designed interface can increase conversion rates on your website by 200%. But designing your own website is hard. Where do you start? Which font should you choose? Which color? Where should the menus go? These — and many other questions — can make you give up before you even get started. In this post, we’ll show you a few strategies...

Managing Your Website After You Launched It
20 Nov

Managing Your Website After You Launched It
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Building your own website can be a fun and exciting challenge that uses a mixture of planning and creativity, and is the start of your journey into the digital landscape of the internet. You may not realize it, but maintaining your website is one of the key activities that is going to keep visitors coming back to it time and again, which will solidify your user base and keep them happy. We have put together a useful checklist that will help you to create an action plan so that you can...

How to Start a WordPress Blog
16 Nov

How to Start a WordPress Blog
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Starting a WordPress blog is a fun way to express yourself and share your thoughts and experiences with your online community, or it could be an effective marketing tool for your business. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to start a blog, all you need to know is that it has never been easier to set up than it is today. This has led to an online explosion of blogs on every topic under the sun. The good thing about it, is that it gives bloggers a way to benchmark their...