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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

Five Web Design Tips to Improve Your Conversion Rate
11 Dec

Five Web Design Tips to Improve Your Conversion Rate
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If I asked you what’s the conversion rate on your website, how would you respond? Would you be proud of the number? Or would you look away embarrassed? For many people running websites it would be the latter response. It’s no secret that the average conversion rate for a website is no greater than 2.35%. That’s why most of us get happy if we see even a 1% growth. Improving your landing pages isn’t some magic trick only a few elite marketers know. With the right mindset, a proper method, and...

7 SEO Tips To Manage Your Website Ranking on Your Own
5 Dec

7 SEO Tips To Manage Your Website Ranking on Your Own
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This is a guest post by Alisha Shibli. Alisha is a Content Marketing Specialist at Radix, the registry behind some of the most successful new domain extensions, including .STORE and .TECH. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.   Imagine this. You’re an online business and you’re setting up your website. You’re getting some traffic and some conversions, but the numbers aren’t even close to your goals. If no one finds your website, how will they know what you have to offer? Therefore, search engine optimization and getting organic traffic has been such an...

Web Design & SEO: 8 Things You Need to Take into Consideration
30 Nov

Web Design & SEO: 8 Things You Need to Take into Consideration
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SEO & Web Design: You simply cannot do one well without the other. They’re like two sides of the same coin, and if you’re a small business owner, it’s important you understand the relationship between them. Statistics show that at just 2 seconds, you usually lose about 12% of the people who click to visit your website. And at 4 seconds, you lose about 25%. If you’ve spent the last 6 months trying to get your website on the first page of Google for a keyword, your efforts will go...

How to Plan Your Website Design
27 Nov

How to Plan Your Website Design
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Which piece of chocolate would you pick out of the two: the one that's melting inside a dirty squished wrapper or the one that’s in perfect shape inside a beautiful heart shaped gift box? You’ll probably choose the second one, right? Your website visitors are the same way. Coming to your website, they want to consume your content, see your products and read more about your services. But… if your website’s design sucks, they are not going to read anything there, just like you won’t eat the chocolate inside the squished...

CMS comparison
25 Nov

Infographic: WordPress vs. Joomla vs. Drupal
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Deciding on which CMS you're going to use is an essential part of creating a website. If later on you find that you made the wrong choice and your CMS doesn't do what you need it to do, the migration process is rather complicated and painful. That's why it's best to think of all your CMS requirements right from the start and consider your options thoroughly. WordPress is the leader, famous for its simplicity and countless plugins that can do pretty much everything. But it's not the only player on the...

How to Make Your Website Look Beautiful When You’re Not a Designer
23 Nov

How to Make Your Website Look Beautiful When You’re Not a Designer
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It might not seem like such a big deal, but the way your website looks matters a lot. In a recent study by Forrester Research, they found that a well designed interface can increase conversion rates on your website by 200%. But designing your own website is hard. Where do you start? Which font should you choose? Which color? Where should the menus go? These — and many other questions — can make you give up before you even get started. In this post, we’ll show you a few strategies...