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How to Optimize your WordPress Website For SEO

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The goal of all website owners is to get real traffic to their websites and to get these real visitors, you need to optimise your website for SEO – what is SEO optimisation? SEO is an abbreviation for Search Engine Optimisation. Search engine giants like Google, Bing, Yahoo etc. own the biggest pool of website traffic on the internet and making your website to connect to this pool is the goal of SEO optimisation.

How does SEO work?

Many people visit search engine websites on a daily basis – Google the leading search engine website in the world, receives the highest numbers of visitors daily. Many people come to this website to search for services and products, Google will then lead them to the top ranked websites that offer these services and products.

How do you make your website to be top ranked on search engines?

This is the main purpose of this post, I will explain the basic things you need to do in other to get your website to be top listed on search engines so, that when people search for products or services that you offer; your website will pop up first.

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5 Tips on Selecting the Perfect Domain Name

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Your #domainname is just like your company name – it is the identity of your business. Your domain name is like a banner that can either attract people to your website or repel people from your website. Choosing the right domain name requires a lot of deliberation, knowledge, and insights. The right choice of a domain name will make your website while selecting the wrong name can mar your business. You need to pick the domain name that will suit your business, easy to promote and easy to find.

Picking the right domain name can be very difficult but with the help of this post, you will find the process easy and interesting. Follow the tips below and you will secure the best domain name for your website in no time.

Keep it short and easy to type

One major mistake that many web owners used to make when selecting a domain name for their website is to pick a name that is long and difficult to type. No web users like the domain name that is long and difficult to type. The success of companies like eBay, Google, Facebook etc. is as a result of their short and easy to type domain names. Ensure you pick a domain name that is short and easy to type so that your customers will not find it difficult when searching for you online.

Use the right keywords

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What You Need to Avoid When Hiring a #WebHost

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There is no question that online businesses need a web host to proceed smoothly. Not to mention, you cannot afford to trust a non-professional web host. That is why you need to stay vigilant when hiring a one. You should invest time to get best hosting solutions that promote your online presence without hindrance. Attaining services of an incapable web host can land you various troubles such as:

It can affect your online authority in the extended runInappropriate services can impact your search ranking negatively.A lousy web host can ruin your hard work in a short time span.You will end up losing money and other resources.

These are the generic drawbacks of hiring the wrong web host. Online businesses require security measurements as well. As a business owner, you need to save information regarding your clients specifically if you are running a retail website. That is another essential factor to consider when selecting a web host. Your business needs a web host who guarantees security. This article will further elaborate what you should look for before hiring a reliable web host.

1.     Focus on Your Needs

The number of clients a web hosting service provider has worked with does not determine the worth of their services. There are plenty of big and successful companies that claim to provide top-notch services. Despite that, you should not pay attention to success stories associated with the web host and double-check the hosting solutions your business requires.

2.     Ask for Customer Support

There is no harm in exploring customer support service before signing the deal. You should not decide on a review given by the third party. It will come in handy if you use their communication channels such as email and online chat beforehand. This way, you will get a picture of how the web host will resolve issues. A web host must provide 24/7 online chat, email access, and phone support and you should test each feature as not getting quick solutions for the problems is dreadful for your online business.

3.     Don’t Go For Cheap Or Free Services

Deals, cheap, or free services attract a lot of business owners particularly the struggling ones. However, when hunting a web host, your focus should only be on the hosting solutions. We suggest taking note of the following factors to prevent the hassle cheap web hosting services often bring.

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Busting Some Common Myths About Web Hosting

Busting Some Common Myths About Web Hosting

A good web hosting service is crucial in determining how your website is delivered to the customer. A reliable web hosting company ensures your website can be accessed by members of the audience at any given time and you can have peace of mind about there being no downtime. Downtime is when your website is inaccessible and it is harmful since it disrupts traffic from clicking through. Moreover, businesses that operate online can lose a lot of money by not selecting the right web host. You may have heard supposed ‘webmasters’ spread myths about web hosting be wary since many of them are untrue.

All Cloud Web Hosting Providers Are The Same

Err, wrong. Cloud Web hosting services differ based on each provider and so do the needs for your website. If you go into the market you’ll find that they're divided into two categories of being paid and free. The difference is the reliability between both of them and how important is it for your website to be online without interruptions. The uptime provided by each web host is different, but you should never settle for less than 99% if not 99.9%.

Free Web Hosting Services Will Work On All Websites

Based on your business’s needs and objectives, your web hosting service can have a huge impact on how you will achieve those objectives. The services provided by free web hosting services are limited to running a small scale website and don’t allow all that much space for content either. Meanwhile, operating a business website requires that you make a considerable investment for a reliable web hosting service.

Reliable Web Hosting = Expensive

This equation is incorrect because higher prices for web hosting don’t necessarily mean that it’s effective. Don’t fall for services that take more money than they are worth. This means that the features and services are good, but not worth the price. Make sure to do your research on the market before finally deciding to buy a web hosting service.

You Won’t Need a Web Host Once You’ve Established A Website

If you think that only new websites use web hosting to survive on the world wide web that you’re wrong, but right at the same time. That’s because they do need a web hosting service to survive, but so do well-established websites that have amassed a large following. That’s because they provide services, which keep your online presence maintained through an updated website while you can focus on other matters of the business.

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The Key To Selecting The Right Web Host

The Key To Selecting The Right Web Host

When it comes to managing an online presence, a good website is the foundation of it all and other things such as social media and content come later. Without a sound website, your brand’s efforts to gain online traction will get lost in cyberspace. To avoid this nightmare, it’s important that you choose the right web hosting provider. All seasoned web developers know how to do this, but a beginner would surely feel lost and intimidated by seeing how many services the market provides. It’s important to choose a web host according to your needs so considering a few factors before making your decision will be helpful.

The Objective

Most of the web hosting services are either free to use or need to be paid for. To decide which one is for you, consider if you’re trying to promote a product or not. This is because it’s a waste of money to buy premium services for a website that doesn’t have to promote a product. Meanwhile, it’s considered as ineffective for businesses to use free hosting services which don’t really help in promoting their products.

Opting for a free web hosting service would require businesses to turn to advertisements to increase their visibility. Whereas, paid services can garner attention for your website and keep the cost of online advertising out of the plan. Websites that don’t promote a business only have to pay for a domain name and simply choose a free service which meets their needs.

Reliability of Server

It’s crucial that your web host operates during all hours of the day and seven days a week. Moreover, they should do so on a good server that features strong network connections. All web hosting service providers offer a guarantee of minimum uptime, which basically ensures what percent of hours a website will be in operation on any given day. The recommended percentage is 99.5% no one should agree to lower uptime score than 99%.

There’s a variety of ways to get information on uptime scores of various web hosting services. If you’re still deciding then check out some reviews on service providers, which will give details on uptime scores and if you’ve already decided, you can track this information using monitoring tools that offer free trials.

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Top 5 Tips for Buying a Domain Name in the UK

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Choosing a domain name is similar to choosing a company name. A lot of consideration is demanded to create a unique domain name for your business. Your domain name acts as your identity on the web, so one should make sure to choose wisely.

There are many companies and service providers that provide domain names for websites. If you’re looking forward to buying a domain name in the UK, then you need to be very cautious in choosing the best service provider.

In this guide, we will discuss some of the tips for choosing the best domain name for your business:

1. Unique and Short

Uniqueness attracts, so make sure that your domain name must be unique. Ensure that your domain name stands out in the reader's mind. Moreover, short and simple is the way to go.

2. Use Keywords and Target Your Area

It’s important to use keywords in your domain name. Select keywords that describe your business and use them in the domain name as it helps to improve your rank on search engines which further increase the traffic.

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Cloud Web Hosting + Website Builder + Free SSL - £3.75 per month!


Website Builder Special Offer!

We are offering website builder with ultra fast UK based cloud hosting and a Free SSL certificate for just £3.75/per month when purchased with any new domain name.

To avail of this offer simply purchase any domain name and select the "Website Builder Bundle" from the list of addons on the checkout page for your domain name.

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Create beautiful websites in minutes – no code needed!

Showcase your business, project, or personal brand by building your own stunning website. There’s no software to install and no programming skills required.

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