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. Web design Trends 2015 - 2014-12-28

WEBDESIGN TRENDS 2015 Simple Web design this past year was all about stripped out the pizzazz and focusing on design that will maximize visitor to lead conversions. It was all about being simple, quick and to the point. I don’t see web design taking a radically different turn this year. In 2015, websites will continue to be simplified, cont... more

8 reasons why your business NEEDS a professional website! - 2014-10-09

Like many small business owners, you may believe your business cannot benefit from having a website or that a website is not within your budget. Or maybe you think because you don’t use a computer, neither do your potential customers. These are misconceptions. These 8 reasons show why your company NEEDS a professional website, no matter what ... more

Five Simple SEO Secrets - 2014-07-25

SEO services are booming, but what’s the simplest way to optimize your site without spending a boatload of money?  The world’s biggest brands devote a massive chunk of their marketing budgets to SEO. They employ some of the world’s best analysts to optimize their sites. But that doesn’t mean you need a huge budget to ge... more

Steps to a better Google ranking - 2014-06-14

Step 1: Select the right keywords to target Stay away from using generic words. They might produce large volumes of searches, but they'll also have the most competition and therefore require more time and effort to rank highly for. Weigh up the number of sites already ranking for search terms versus the search traffic those key terms are gen... more

Google Tips - 2014-05-11

How To Backup Your Entire Google Account As with every other thing you store online, a backup of your Google Account is essential. There is an option for Google users to store data related to their entire Google Account. It’s called Google Takeout. You can store your emails in Gmail, your plans and schedules in Google Calendar, t... more

Web Design Trends In 2014 - 2014-02-16

Responsive Design: the most critical for small business. Why? Because it is quickly becoming the standard, and if you don’t comply, it will negatively affect your Google ranking.  Responsive design means a set website is a thing of the past. Instead, we must not feel like all elements that fit on a desktop must be prese... more

Why have a website and internet presence? - 2014-01-22

Why have a website and internet presence? How many of your fellow professionals / competitors have the advantages of a website and an internet presence? Each day in South Africa who knows how many people go searching for businesses on the internet that do what you do, will you be there? There are a number of advantages to a website and having... more

Choosing The Right Web Host - 2013-11-24

Choosing The Right Web Host Even armed with the knowledge of what happens when you choose the wrong host, you may still feel overwhelmed and uncertain on how to choose the best host for your needs. 1. What Are My Hosting Needs? Figuring out your hosting needs is essential to decide the type of hosting plan required. What type of website is being... more

Guest Blogging - 2013-11-15

For many small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs, it often proves challenging in the beginning to generate regular web traffic, establish credibility and acquire clients. Even if you consistently post high quality content on your business blog, it may still take a while before you can actually build a loyal following of readers (or prospective ... more

5 Google Analytics Alternatives - 2013-10-06

Clicky Clicky is one of the most popular web analytics tools available in the market. Similar to Google Analytics, you can tackle all the analytics needs of your online business. It is equipped with a lot of features to add more dimensions to your analytics data: heat maps visibility and capability to connect it to your goals, split tests and mo... more

5 questions to ask when hiring a web designer. - 2013-09-30

A lot of people, when searching for a web designer, don’t know where to begin. They’re not sure what they’re looking for or what to ask in order to determine if there’s a fit between themselves and the designer. As with hiring any professional, it’s always helpful to get referrals from friends or colleagues who are ... more

Is your design killing your content? - 2013-09-24

Is your design killing your content?   The primary design task of any website, is to ensure the content is as readable as possible. The design should work like a picture frame and enhance, not hide, your work.   I was on a site earlier, where the design was so loud and busy, that it was hard to find the actual content. When tr... more

Choosing The Right Colours When Designing A Website. - 2013-09-16

Choosing the right colours when designing a website is a question that I get asked a lot. Thankfully there are some useful rules of thumb to follow when it comes to working with colours.  Let's start off by considering why colour matters, then I’ll list some colour recommendations. Why is colour so important? Psychologists h... more

Commonly used Website Terms and their Definitions. - 2013-07-28

Address Bar: The white bar towards the top of your computer screen. It will normally have something typed in it that starts with "http://" This is where you type in the address of a website that you want to visit. Browser: When you visit a website, you are seeing it on a browser. Websites look very different in reality to what you see ... more

What is Google PageRank? - 2013-07-22

Google PageRank is a popularity score that can potentially confuse everyone with a web site. It’s one of the many ingredients in the recipe that contributes to good search engine optimization (SEO). Most people don’t need to know what this is. You’ve got enough to take care of, just growing your business. But for those of you who ... more

What is Google AdWords? - 2013-07-15

To understand how AdWords works, it's important to familiarize yourself with some key building blocks -- like keywords, placements, Ad Rank, bids, and Quality Score. How keywords trigger your ad to appear Keywords are words or phrases you choose that can trigger your ad to show on search and other sites. For example, if you deliver fresh ... more

What is Google AdSense? - 2013-07-08

What is Google AdSense? AdSense is an advertising program offered by Google, it allows you to easily add Ads by Google anywhere onto your website. AdSense is a great way for many Website Owners to generate a constant passive income from their website. AdSense displays ads on your website that are related to the content on that page, this makes ... more

What is Google AdSense? - 2013-07-08

What is Google AdSense? AdSense is an advertising program offered by Google, it allows you to easily add Ads by Google anywhere onto your website. AdSense is a great way for many Website Owners to generate a constant passive income from their website. AdSense displays ads on your website that are related to the content on that page, this makes vis... more

What is Google AdSense? - 2013-07-07

AdSense is an advertising program offered by Google, it allows you to easily add Ads by Google anywhere onto your website. AdSense is a great way for many Website Owners to generate a constant passive income from their website. AdSense displays ads on your website that are related to the content on that page, this makes visitors more likely to clic... more

What is Google AdSense? - 2013-07-07

AdSense is an advertising program offered by Google, it allows you to easily add Ads by Google anywhere onto your website. AdSense is a great way for many Website Owners to generate a constant passive income from their website. AdSense displays ads on your website that are related to the content on that page, this makes visitors more likely to clic... more

What is Google AdSense - 2013-07-07

AdSense is an advertising program offered by Google, it allows you to easily add Ads by Google anywhere onto your website. AdSense is a great way for many Website Owners to generate a constant passive income from their website. AdSense displays ads on your website that are related to the content on that page, this makes visitors more likely to clic... more

Tips for a sustainable (successful) web presence - 2013-06-30

A good website takes time and investment. Start small, be flexible and grow with your success. Purpose Websites are sales tools and need to offer value to your business. A good website offers a route to market for your information (and products) directly and quickly. Usability A website needs to be usable, not by you, but by your customerand ev... more

Internet marketing – Start taking your website seriously - 2013-06-28

Most small businesses are unaware that they could receive stacks of high quality enquiries, leads, phone calls and sales from interested prospective clients; if only they had a professionally designed website that has been search engine optimised by a proven SEO expert. Something else you need to know: Almost everyone now uses the Internet to &l... more

What makes a good website? - 2013-06-23

The definition of what makes a good website depends partly on its purpose. A personal page, a company's website, and a school site all need to meet very different characteristics to be considered of quality. There is, however, some basic agreement on what constitutes a quality in website design. No matter... more

What is Web Hosting? - 2013-06-21

I have been getting so many questions regarding web hosting or running a web site, that I am going to try and explain the topic. Think about the files and folders on your computer. They are stored on the hard disk of your desktop or laptop computer, ready for you to access them whenever you like. A web page is a file, just like your word process... more