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301 Redirects play an important role in your website, and although you may have heard of them before, you may not know what they are or when you need to use them.  We’ve put together an article covering commonly asked questions about 301 redirects - read below.  What is a 301 Redirect?  A 301 redirect is a status code which a server sends to your browser for a permanent redirect. This is used to send users and search engines...

AMP Pages are Accelerated Mobile Pages that allows mobile content to load instantly, by taking a page that is already mobile friendly and making it load quicker. This was a project that was born in collaboration between Google and Twitter.  Read more on AMP pages, and their benefits, below. What are AMP Pages?  AMP pages lead to 2x increase in time spent on page, and convert more mobile page visitors into customers. This is done by by simplifying the...

 Website Accessibility is a critically important area that every business owner with a website should be aware of and prioritising.  What is Web Accessibility?  Accessibility means that a disabled person can access or benefit from your website, and it is about ensuring that your website is inclusive, accessible and mindful of all users. Ultimately, you need to make sure that your website can be used by everyone - regardless of permanent or temporary disability.  Not only does this mean...

The hype around blogging may make you think that it is useful but not essential, but it is in fact critical for businesses. Below, we discuss some of the benefits of having a blog for your business.  Benefits of Having a Blog  1. Increase Traffic to Your Website  A blog gives users a reason to visit your website if you post quality content that gives value. Once users are on your website, they are likely to continue navigating across...

You may think that your small store business doesn’t need a website, as it gets foot fall from the local high street. But every business should have a website as it can enhance your chances to be found, and with 81% of consumers perform online research before making a purchase, it’s more important than ever to have a website for your business. Here’s why you need a website, even if you are a small store… Why...

Blogs are a great way to increase SEO and page ranking on your website, as the extra content helps your site to be ranked higher. It can also increase traffic to your site, resulting in more users coming to view your products and services. Not only this, but blogs help to build your companies web presence and trust with users, further encouraging them to purchase from you. How to Start your WordPress Blog Determine...

Making your website more interactive means that visitors will stay longer, giving you a better chance of building a relationship and converting them to purchasing your product or service. Making your website interactive and engaging can be done simply, and here’s how… Features to Improve Engagement on Your Website Interactive Chat - Being social with a user online allows you to build relationships and offer a personalised service. This helps to build trust, as well as...

Server Response Codes, also known as HTTP Status Codes, are a response to a browser request. When visiting a website, your browser sends a request to the websites server, which it responds to with a 3 digit code - a HTTP status code. These codes communicate whether the browser and server are working, or if something is wrong. Why do I need to know the codes? Understanding Status Codes help you to diagnose site errors which can...

Everyone knows that reviews are of value to a business, but many business owners still wonder why they should devote time to online reviews. Statistics show that 92% of consumers read online reviews, and star rating is a top factor used by people to form an opinion of a business and affect their decision of whether to make a purchase. They help a business to gain local organic search rankings and create branding. Brands invite their...

You want your website to rank highly, but with all of the competition out there, you don't know where to start. Here are a few useful tips that will help you to improve your website content to keep users on the site longer and convert. Call to Action The goal of a site or page should be obvious to any user. This could be making a purchase, contacting you, or reading more on other services that you...