Why Sliders On Your Homepage Are Costing You Conversions

why sliders bad for seo and website performance

Website sliders, or carousels as they’re also known, were once popular in website design because of the simple fact you could fit more into the space. A lot of theme developers also use sliders in their premade theme designs, so the temptation is really there to use them in your own designs. I think the theory was the more features you could showcase the better and anything moving on a site always looks more impressive. But, it could also be because they all have developer licences for Slider Revolution so need to get the most out of their subscriptions! πŸ˜‰

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Just like your car, websites need maintenance too!

the importance of website maintenance

Website maintenance is something that can easily be put on the backburner – or worse – the too hard basket. While our sites are working and ticking along, it’s tempting to just let it be and not upset the apple cart.

But, whilst that could work for a while, the time bomb is ticking under the surface and it will explode at some point.Continue Reading β†’

Is Your Website User Friendly?

what does a virtual assistant do

Have you ever looked at your website from the eyes of a customer or client?

Would your customer be able to easily find shipping costs?

Are your prices and packages easy to find?

Does your homepage tell your site visitor exactly what you do in the first few lines?

All these things fall into the little category of user experience – or UX in design terms.

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FreshBooks Review: Best Invoicing & Accounting Software for VA’s And Freelancers

online accounting software freshbooks for virtual assistants and freelancers by belinda owen

In a new mini-series of blogs, I’m going to delve into some popular online accounting software tools.

If, like me, you’ve spent countless hours researching the internet, you’ll know there are quite a few to choose from. It can be a little overwhelming and all you achieve is 37 tabs open in your browser.

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