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! 😉

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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 just under the surface and it will explode at some point.Continue Reading →

Is Your Website User Friendly?

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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.

UX plays a big part in conversions and also SEO because high bounce rates in Google’s eyes means your content ain’t keeping people around!Continue Reading →

How Switching To Dubsado Has Helped My Business

why i chose dubsado for my business

As a sole trader it can be hard to wear all the hats and do all the things. Of course, I could outsource and that is something I will need to look at in the near future. But at the moment, I just needed to find a way to deliver a better service and organise my time.

I went hunting down the rabbit hole of CRM’s, Management Tools and other tools of the trade that people use. But to be honest, I got a bit overwhelmed.

There are so many platforms out there!

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When Do I Need Website T&C’s, Privacy Policies and Website Disclaimers?

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Terms and conditions and privacy policies are the parts of a website that often get forgotten about. It’s not pretty and certainly doesn’t make for very exciting reading. But having a privacy policy, website disclaimer and terms and conditions on your website is something you might need to add to your to-do list if you haven’t already got them.Continue Reading →

I’m on Facebook and Etsy, Do I Really Need a Website?

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You’ve started your own business with a Facebook page, Instagram page or Etsy store and you’ve got a steady flow of sales and customers coming in. Everything is going well and then you ask yourself “do I really need a website?

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Website Hosting For Beginners – Who To Choose?

website hosting providers for beginners simplified choosing a website hosting provider by Belinda Owen

High fives, you’ve decided to take the leap and build yourself a WordPress website. I’m not going to hit you with roses and lollipops, it’s going to be a learning curve. But once you master it you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

The first thing you need to do before you start is find yourself a hosting provider. In today’s blog I am going to show what to look for in a hosting provider and how to choose the best plan for you. Don’t worry, no tech speak here. This blog is all for the beginners because we all started here at one point.Continue Reading →