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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.

27 Sep

10 WordPress Features You Need to Know About
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If you have your own website, there’s a good chance that it’s run on WordPress. In fact, 28% of all websites around today are. So many people using the same CMS means a lot are going to look for help. The WordPress Dashboard is packed full of features for your content and website to use, but not all of them are obvious for a beginner or everyday user. Below are 10 features that you may not know existed, but can help using WordPress a whole lot easier:   1. Help tab In your dashboard,...

9 Aug

How to Create Strong Passwords to Secure Your Website
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It seems like everything you do on the Internet today requires some kind of password, which makes sense considering the number of cyber attacks that happen every day. Reports show that there were over 4,000 ransomware attacks a day in 2016. With so many ransomware attacks occurring all the time, having strong passwords has never been more important. The time for using your birthday, address, mother’s maiden name, ‘123456’, and anything easy to guess has long passed. Here are some of the best ways to create strong passwords and to secure...

14 Jun

5 Tips to Get More From Your Call to Action
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7 Jun

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Homepage
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  Making a good first impression is everything in the online world and the majority of the time that impression will come from your website’s homepage. It only takes a visitor half a second to form an opinion of a website, so you need to make sure that you present them with a homepage design that is worth looking at. If you present visitors with a bad experience 88% of those visitors are less likely to return to your business website. On the flip side, having a successful homepage design for your...

17 May

How to Eliminate Bots From Your Website
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You’ve probably heard of bots on the Internet by now, but you might not be sure on what they are or what they do. To be brief, Internet bots, or web robots, or simply bots, are a software application that automatically runs various tasks on the Internet. These tasks can be for good or bad, depends on the creator. Good bots are typically used to assist in automating tasks, like website scanning or data collection, and are generally used to make our lives easier. Bad bots, however, are a pain...

26 Apr

Website Speed: 5 Ways To Improve Your Site’s Performance
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Website speed can be one of the most important elements to increasing traffic and improving conversions on your website. Nearly half of all Internet users expect a web page to load within 2 seconds or less. Moreover, every 1-second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions. People in today’s day and age have a very short attention span and if your website doesn’t load quick enough for them, then you can expect to lose a lot of potential customers. If you know that your website doesn’t...