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Every visitor who leaves your website without making a purchase is a missed opportunity, and this is why it is so important that you optimize your website to make more sales.  E-commerce conversion is recorded when someone takes a desired action on your site - whether a sale or adding an item to their shopping cart or wish list.   But how can you increase conversion rates through the functionality of your website? Read our top tips below…  Enable Guest...

It’s common knowledge that customer service should be a businesses priority, but did you know that Website Live Chat services might also boost your conversion rate, much more than you previously thought?  Having a live chat on your website can lead to a huge 40% increase in conversion rate. Let’s see why…  Why Have a Website Live Chat?  Better Connection  Live chats are great as they are real and responsive humans that create customised answers for visitors. In fact, 30%...

Building an effective e-commerce approach can be tricky - as it is not simply the case of building a website and waiting for the orders to come in. There are lots of tips, tricks and tactics that you can do to increase conversions from your website.  Highlight Product Benefits   You could have the best product in the world, but if a customer doesn’t know why they need it, then they probably won’t buy it. As a business, you...

Website accessibility or accessible computing, refers to the accessibility of web and computer systems, regardless of a persons disability or impairment. Windows and macOS both provide display modification options, such as magnification and inverting colours helping those with difficulty seeing, text-to-speech to provide audible descriptions of objects and text on the screen and dictation can be used to perform common tasks with vocal commands. Why is Accessibility Important? Accessibility is important as The Disability Discrimination Act stipulates that...

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...