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Celebrating Lancashire Day…!

Off Topic/ 27th Nov 2018/Jamie Hoyles

Tuesday 27th November sees our county celebrate Lancashire Day – a day to be proud to be from the Red Rose County… It is held to commemorate the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, to attend the Model Parliament of King Edward I. In modern times the 27th November is a […]

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Christmas Opening Times 2018

Company News/ 22nd Nov 2018/Jamie Hoyles

It will soon be 2019 and it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season…! As always, we’ll continue to provide technical support during this period. Support (helpdesk/email/telephone) Available 24/7 as normal. Sales / Billing / Accounts Closed Friday 21st December 17:00 – Thursday 3rd January 09:00. The tech support team will continue to be […]

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WordPress 5.0 Is Coming…

WordPress/ 21st Nov 2018/Jamie Hoyles

Tuesday 27th November 2018 is scheduled to be the release date of WordPress 5.0. This is the first major update to the content management system in years… What’s new in WordPress 5.0? WordPress 5.0 focuses on 2 items: The new Gutenberg WordPress editor The Twenty Nineteen WordPress theme For the majority of users, a new […]

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The Importance of Mobile Optimisation

Web Development & Design/ 19th Nov 2018/Jamie Hoyles

Earlier this year Google began implementing Mobile First Indexing, this means when Google crawls a website they will predominantly use the mobile version of the content for indexing and ranking. If you haven’t already, now is the time to look at mobile optimisation for your website. Percentage of mobile visitors As more and more internet […]

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Increase Contact Form 7 Submissions

WordPress/ 15th Nov 2018/Jamie Hoyles

A great way of capturing leads is to include an email box on a web page. Here I look at how to increase Contact Form 7 submissions on WordPress built websites. Create Your Contact Form Contact Form 7 is the most popular email form available with over 50 million downloads. The first step is to […]

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Tools to help with SEO – Rank well today…

SEO/ 12th Nov 2018/Jamie Hoyles

There are a number of tools to help with SEO that are available without charge. There are 3 that I use regularly for my websites – GTMetrix, Seoptimer & Semrush. I know that if I can obtain a good score with GTMetrix & Seoptimer that I am well placed to rank well with Google. I […]

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Fixing Mixed Content Warnings on a Website

Web Development & Design/ 08th Nov 2018/Jamie Hoyles

Mixed Content Warnings occur when a user visits a website and both http (non-secure) and https (secure) content is delivered. Having such a warning can be bad for your site. Users will see the notice and may decide to leave. Worse still, negative impressions may be formed if it’s assumed that you have not paid […]

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Introducing LiteSpeed Web Server

LiteSpeed/ 05th Nov 2018/Jamie Hoyles

On Friday we began introducing LiteSpeed to our shared server network. For those unaware, LiteSpeed is a drop in replacement for the traditional Apache web server software. We have offered LiteSpeed over our cloud and dedicated products since early 2016 after trialling it over a number of internal servers. Why we are introducing LiteSpeed across […]

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Fixing Google Map Errors

Web Development & Design/ 01st Nov 2018/Jamie Hoyles

You may have noticed that a recent update has left Google map errors on your website with messages stating “This page can’t load Google Maps correctly.” & “For development purposes only” being displayed over the Google map window. What has caused the Google Map errors? On July 16th 2018 a new pricing policy was introduced […]

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How to disavow backlinks

SEO/ 29th Oct 2018/Jamie Hoyles

It is important to regularly audit inbound links to your websites as those from sites with a poor quality score can have a detrimental effect on your website ranking. Here I look at how to disavow backlinks that may do more harm than good. Identifying poor quality backlinks My favoured tool is Moz’s Link Explorer. […]

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