“I DON’T NEED AN ALARM CLOCK. MY IDEAS WAKE ME.”

RAY BRADBURY

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“I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.” Ray Bradbury

Trouble selling online…it’s your home page that’s the problem.

Does this sound familiar? ...you have a brilliant product ...it's priced just right ...your web site analytics are showing that you are getting loads of traffic Not only that but you've been working on your SEO like a demon, and you can see that your efforts are...

What is a 1 page website?

There’s nothing worse than a massive and untidy website, with loads of unnecessary pages. Not only does it look unprofessional, but it loses you customers. Over 50% of all your visitors will spend less than 30 seconds on your website before before losing interest and...

Do I need to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress?

If you have a WordPress site, you have seen these words at the top of your dashboard many times: WordPress X.X.X is available! Please update now. This leads to these 3 questions... 1. Is it really that important to keep WordPress up to date? 2. How do I know when to...

10 Things You Forgot To Ask Your Web Developer

It never ceases to amaze me how little information clients ask for before they put the security of their web site in my hands.  Here are 10 questions everyone should be asking their web designer... 1. Will I own the rights to my business domain name? This is very...

Working mothers are inspiring the next generation

I'm a Web Developer, and as such I regularly blog on technical subjects close to my area of expertise. But this month's post is not related to WordPress at all, but it does tell you a little bit about me, my values and passions.  Sole traders have an interesting...

WordPress Should Be Your Next Employee

While your web site is not a flesh-and-blood team member, it does holds great value for your business in terms of sales and marketing. If you think how valuable an effective and well placed employee can be, then you should consider a WordPress web site as the best...

You need to be mobile friendly, no arguments.

We are a nation of mobile workers, mobile talkers and mobile surfers. As a business owner with a web site, you need to be certain that your site is mobile friendly if you want it to be effective. Google state that more searches take place on mobile than desktop. We...

It’s okay to blog with the comments off…no really it is.

Did you know you can blog with the comments off, I know.... controversial!! The blog police won't issue you with a fine, it's your blog, you can make these grown up decisions for yourself. Common questions about blogging Shall I let people comment on my blog? How do I...

Your Business Location Can Get You On Google

We all know that when you buy a house its location, location, location, but did you know that your business location can be just as important.  It doesn't matter if you are working in your home office under a pile of paperwork & half a dozen coffee cups (not that...

My web site is rubbish, I need a new one.

Whoa there, hang on, that's a bit drastic, are you sure? What do you mean your site is rubbish and you need a new one?  Let's just put the bank on hold with the remortgage to cover the cost of the new site and take a look at why you are feeling like this... Web sites...

Piggy Back To Page 1 Of Google

  If I had a penny for every time someone asked me... "...so how do I get on the first page of Google?" ... then I would have a very full bank account indeed. Also I would have a lot of bored clients. The answer is not simple and I could talk for hours  about SEO...

Meta keywords are DEAD…long live focus keywords!

This isn't my article but I had to repost it because its so good.  It explains why using meta keywords is becoming obsolete and why focus keywords are the way forwards. It's a completely new way of thinking for most of my clients, because we have been brainwashed into...

Are You Seeing Accurate Results When You Google Yourself?

Have you been busy Googling yourself morning noon and night, seeing if your SEO strategy is working?  Were you delighted to finally find yourself on the first page of Google, did you sit back and wait for clients to come knocking at your door? Yay, lets party... Get a...

How To Choose A Great Domain Name

Choosing a domain name isn't always as straightforward as it would seem. It's like choosing a name for a child, names seems so nice and easy, when you are thinking about other peoples children, but when it comes to choosing one for your own precious offspring, well,...

9 Ideas That Will Get Your Web Page Copy Looking More Exciting

As a small business owner you can’t always afford a professional copywriter for every page on your website. So how do you produce great copy that doesn’t look shabby and reads well? Here are my top 9 tips for getting your own copy up to scratch: Get a new notebook!...

Spend 3 Hours Learning About WordPress And Sleep Better

Even though WordPress is a really easy platform to work on, many people I meet are frustrated about their web sites.  They are losing sleep over it and they aren't getting the most out of their sites. 3 reasons you are losing sleep over your web site and how to fix...