Website & Design Blog

On the blog you'll find posts on getting the most out of your small business website, WordPress tips and advice, help with search engine optimisation (SEO) and building your brand online.

Fix a WordPress form not sending to G Suite domain email address

Recently I ran into an issue with a WordPress form not sending to the domain G Suite email address . It would send to every other email except one with the domain name. It stumped me for weeks. I searched, tried, searched again, tried another ‘fix’ and nothing was working. …

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7 Things Your Small Business Website Needs To Win Customers

Designing a website for your small business can be tough. Especially when you are taking on the task yourself. What should you include? What can be left out? What do your customers expect to see? All valid questions to consider to ensure you have a website that gets visitors and …

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10 Ways To Promote Your Website & Get More Traffic For Free

Struggling to get visits to your website? You are not alone. It’s a challenge many small businesses face. With squeezed budgets and lack of knowledge about online marketing, it can be a challenge. Unfortunately having a shiny website with all the bells and whistles isn’t the answer to getting more …

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How To Create A Landing Page That Converts In 5 Easy Steps

Every growing business needs a landing page: a page dedicated to converting prospects and leading them down your marketing funnel. Whether it’s more product sales or increased email subscribers, landing pages are a must. And while landing pages come in a variety of shapes and sizes, the essential features remain …

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Why I Use & Recommend SiteGround Hosting For Small Business Websites

If you’ve read some of my other posts you’ll know that I’m a huge advocate for choosing good website hosting. Having a solid hosting platform for your website improves user experience and conversions. During my 14+ years as a website designer, I’ve had the pleasure and pain of working with …

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How to Increase the Effectiveness of Your WordPress Sidebars

Bernadette from  PHPBITS Creative Studio is guest posting today with some top tips for improving your WordPress sidebars.  The effectiveness of your WordPress Sidebars concerns you when you think those widgets you put there should earn you new subscribers, buy your products, or spread your word. After all, what else …

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How To Claim & Setup Your Google My Business Listing

If you have a business, especially operating locally, claiming your Google My Business profile should be a no-brainer. Not only it is FREE it’s a fantastic opportunity to optimise yourself on search and control what prospective customers see when they search for your business. Let’s show an example… If I’m …

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4 Easy Ways To Optimise Your Website For Search Engines

I work with a number of small businesses and it’s clear to see that many are realising the long-term benefits of investing in website optimisation including: A higher search engine ranking More visits to your website pages and posts An increase in sales and enquiries for goods and services Getting …

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