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CMS comparison: WordPress vs Joomla! vs Drupal
11 Nov

WordPress Vs. Joomla! Vs. Drupal: Which CMS Is the Best for Your Website?
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WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal — these are three of the most popular tools you can use to build and run your own website. But of the three, which one should you choose — and does it really matter? If you choose the wrong CMS, i.e., one that’s too simple or too complex for you, you’ll get stuck and have a hard time moving your website over to another CMS. That’s because each CMS has its own set of themes and extensions which your website runs, making it incompatible with the others. This makes...

Why You Need Automated Website Backup
7 Nov

Why You Need Automated Website Backup
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Anyone who has a website knows how important it is to ensure that it stays up and running at all times, no matter what. Having a solid backup and restore service is vital to your website and business if you are going to guarantee any level of uptime for your followers and customers, but what elements need backing up? These include things like plugins, customized code, databases, scripts, and so much more. Think of all the time spent editing your media, like photos and videos, or any other content you...

How To Choose A CRM Tool
21 Sep

How To Choose A CRM Tool
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The amount of money your business generates depends directly on how well you take care of your customers. A study by American Express proves this. According to their report: “ 69% (Customers) say they are willing to spend more with a company that has good customer service.” If your business is just getting off the ground, you will take care of your new customers very well. That’s because you only have a few. But what happens when your business grows? What happens when you get 100, 1,000 or maybe even 100,000 new customers? Will...

26 Apr

Website Speed: 5 Ways To Improve Your Site’s Performance
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Website speed can be one of the most important elements to increasing traffic and improving conversions on your website. Nearly half of all Internet users expect a web page to load within 2 seconds or less. Moreover, every 1-second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions. People in today’s day and age have a very short attention span and if your website doesn’t load quick enough for them, then you can expect to lose a lot of potential customers. If you know that your website doesn’t...

28 Feb

What To Do If You Think Your Website Was Hacked
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If you find out that your website has been hacked it can send you into a panic. How did they breach your security? Why did they do it? What did they steal? What will your customers think? Despite all of the thoughts that might be rolling through your head, it is important to try and remain calm. Hacking actually occurs a lot more often than you might think. A Sophos Security Threat Report says that about 30,000 websites are hacked every day, which is why it is so crucial to have...

9 Feb

How to use Google Alerts to Monitor your Small Business Online
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Google Alerts is an amazing tool that detects content changes on the internet and notifies you when those changes are noticed by Google (usually immediately). Originally launched in 2003, Google Alerts allow users to pick certain keywords or search terms and will notify them when those search terms appear online and will direct them to the site that published the specified keywords. For example, if you wanted to know when someone was writing about your business and what they were saying, you would set up a Google Alert to notify...