In the past, a fast website wasn’t that important. Sure, you needed it to load in a relatively timely manner but if it took 5 seconds to load or 6 seconds, it wasn’t a huge concern. A few seconds here and there didn’t matter so much. Fast forward a few years and the concern and need for speedy websites is of paramount importance. Shaving a few milliseconds off your load time can be considered a huge success and such a relatively small factor could be the difference between you outdoing your competitors both in terms of traffic levels, conversions and customer retention. Read more
If you are about to open a new business, consider having a website done. It is very easy to create your own web pages nowadays. All you need to do is to find and then decide on the ideal platform for your site. Some companies can provide you with several dozens of template designs for free. Making your own site is now as easy as clicking your choices.
You have a choice of making your site sophisticated or simple. It can have interactive graphics, how-to videos, or photo sliders to make the website look interesting. Despite today’s advances in website design, there are still clients who prefer plain and simple sites that they can easily navigate and manage themselves. Get started by checking out five website designs. Read more
Most businesses have some form of SEO on their site. If not, they’re missing out on a lot of traffic which would increase their page rank considerably. One reason why some sites get ahead of others is simply because they have a better SEO strategy. Read more
Regardless of the type of content your website promotes, you can’t have success without taking care of search engine optimization. Whether you have an online shop or are a service provider, at some point, when the business starts growing considerably, you need to hand over the work of SEO to the team behind a company that specializes in SEO services.
There are lots of such companies to choose from, and you can quickly find a list on the internet, but the competition is high and they all try to offer the best services at attractive costs. This is a good thing for you as a consumer, and if you take some time to get recommendations, you’ll know which SEO service providers use ethical methods to rank your business highest in the search engines, so your traffic grows to generate highest sales. My list of recommendations for example, would include a company called “beanstalk”, and should definitely be included in your list of possibilities to research. Read more
Regardless of the type of content your site features, whether it’s a blog, an online magazine, an online shop, or a company providing various services, the most important factor for success in addition to the site design, is search engine optimization. For any type of website, search engine optimization has to be taken care of in parallel with all the other tasks with the aim of driving traffic from search engines.
Small sites are easier to maintain and one person can handle all the aspects, including SEO, but larger sites require more time and focus on each task, so when your online business grows, at some point, you’ll realize you can’t handle everything alone anymore, and you decide to leave each task in the hands of a specialized person. A company specialized in search engine optimization is the best solution for SEO, but what to do when there are so many SEO firms out there, offering the same solutions, and you don’t know which to pick? Read more
You have no idea how long I have been looking for a simple plugin to enable a beautiful image slideshow on the homepage to enhance the appearance of the blog. A long time ago I have tried several options, including different themes with built-in image slider for WordPress, but that didn’t help much as I wasn’t able to customize them according to my needs. This is why my next design enhancement will include SlideDeck, a complete solution for customizable slideshows. Read more
This post is for those of you looking to spend less time gathering information on web hosting solutions. I will start with my own experience as the example. When I made my blog live, I used a free hosting service until I learned more about hosting solutions and was able to pick one that suited my needs at that moment. That’s how I discovered the importance of a hosting review. Read more
A large number of people are using Linux hosting plans as they know that they can enjoy various benefits through this type of hosting. Linux hosting means keeping your website on the Linux platform – an open source program. Although this hosting is somewhat complex, it comes with many benefits. Here is a short description of some common benefits of using the Linux operating system: Read more
Earlier today, I spent some time playing with the popular uCoz system for creating websites and I can say I’m impressed by how easy it is to use! That’s why I recommend it to all of you who don’t know much about programming, design and web development, but need to create and host web sites the easy way. Read more
When your online business reaches a significant level in terms of traffic and sales, you know it’s time to move to a more powerful environment, where you can get full control over resources and options. Dedicated servers not only provide more flexibility, but also allow you to grow even more in a secure environment. My suggestion is to include ServerClub on the list of dedicated server hosting solutions. Read more