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Here’s a useful guide for when you’ve been delegated the company website

By Michelle Sullivan

It’s a New Year, and with it, you may have gained a new responsibility – the company website. Now if the website has been a bit of ‘hot potato’ within the business, then things could be a little disorganised. Now, even if you think things are sorted, there’s all of those things you ‘don’t know…

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Thinking about buying and using a premium WordPress theme on your website? Here’s a few things you need to know.

By Michelle Sullivan

If you are on a budget, using a Premium WordPress theme from a theme marketplace can seem like a dream solution – you get lots of bells and whistles for a very small monetary investment. Except, based on my past experience assisting clients to do just that, the dream can quickly turn into a frustrating…

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The Google Mobile Update and making WordPress websites responsive – don’t panic

By Michelle Sullivan

There’s been a lot of comment online about Google’s update to its search engine algorithm (the formula it uses to rank websites in search). Every few years Google does a major update to the algorithm – no doubt making changes that are aligned with its overall goal of providing its users with the best search…

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Website Content Creation Guide – tips on how to write your web page content

By Michelle Sullivan

Creating the content for your website can be a challenging task as it’s often difficult to know what’s important and where to start. To help you out, I’ve put together this guideline with some helpful website content writing tips. Some quick website content writing tips: Put the most important information at the top of the…

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Be Consistent and Persistent to Ensure a Successful Website

By Michelle Sullivan

Being consistent and persistent is a little maxim I have developed for updating my website. It’s a simple philosophy I apply to my design and content. Like everyone else in business, I’m busy doing the work that makes me money and I can easily let months go by without updating my own website or publishing…

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How do websites accidentally go offline and what happens to your rankings?

By Michelle Sullivan

It’s never a good moment when you realise your website has gone off-line, especially if you are not sure how long it’s been down. Most people don’t visit their own website everyday, and unless they have a site monitoring system set up, weeks can go by with the website being down and no one noticing…

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A quick fix for when your website is stuck in WordPress maintenance mode

By Michelle Sullivan

Whenever you update your WordPress installation or any of the plugins via the WordPress dashboard, the website goes into ‘maintenance mode’ with a message displayed saying “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” Maintenance mode is fine if it’s just for a minute, but if you’ve upgraded a plugin or WordPress and…

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Mobile Friendly Websites – an introduction to responsive website design and why it’s so important

By Michelle Sullivan

If you have ever viewed a traditional website on a smart phone and had to zoom in and out to read the content, then you have been to a website that is not ‘responsive’. If on the other hand, the content displayed perfectly on your smart phone without any need to scroll horizontally or zoom,…

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Beware the extra ‘DNS’ management fee with some overseas domain name registries

By Michelle Sullivan

It really is a case of ‘buyer beware’ when purchasing domain names and services online. What can look like a great cost-saving, can in fact end up costing you more money in the long run. This is particularly the case if you use an overseas registration service for your domain name. I was recently asked…

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My attempt to write a blog post in fifteen minutes

By Michelle Sullivan

As I write this blog post, it is 11.42am. I’ve just completed my morning’s admin, and finished off the final writing and SEO for a website. It occurred to me, that I should spend the next 15 minutes writing a blog post to see just how far I could get with completing and publishing a…

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