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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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The Benefits of Consistent Business Directory Listings

SEO/ 24th Oct 2018/Jamie Hoyles

Following on from my post how to get found on Google, I look at the benefits of having consistent business directory listings. If you are a business or organisation there are many directories where you can publish your details which will help attract customers and improve your reputation with Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. Citations A […]

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How To Get Found On Google…

SEO/ 19th Oct 2018/Jamie Hoyles

You’ve decided to start a new business venture or lifestyle website and are inevitably wondering how to get found on Google. Here we look at areas to consider when creating your online presence… You’ll require a domain name and web hosting The first place to start is here at www.clook.net. Typically, most customers start on […]

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Is your Hosting Ready for Christmas / Black Friday?

Sales/ 11th Oct 2018/Jamie Hoyles

  With only 75 days until the big day, now is the time to get your hosting ready for Christmas…! Whilst said slightly tongue in cheek – Christmas holidays and the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend often place additional stress on our customer’s websites – especially those with online stores. Visitor numbers are up, […]

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LiteSpeed Coming Soon

LiteSpeed/ 02nd Oct 2018/Will Cook-Martin

Great news, we will shortly be implementing Litespeed on all our shared and reseller servers! TLDR for busy bees – Your site should be significantly faster – Your web application(s) will continue to work – There will be very little downtime – It won’t cost you any extra – You don’t need to do anything […]

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Shared Hosting: A cheap way to gain an online presence

Sales/ 30th Sep 2018/Jamie Hoyles

Website hosting generally falls into two categories: shared and non-shared. Shared hosting will see one server used to host websites & email for multiple end users. An example of non-shared solution would be a cloud or dedicated server where resources and space are allocated to one single user. Shared hosting is a standard type of web hosting […]

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WordPress and Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

WordPress/ 19th Sep 2018/Jamie Hoyles

Unfortunately we often see WordPress websites compromised due to weak or insecure passwords. A way to tighten security is to combine WordPress and Two Factor Authentication (2FA). Two Factor Authentication adds an extra layer of protection to enhance the security of online accounts. Once enabled you will not only use your username and password to […]

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