As a business owner you are focussed on many things: ordering stock, fulfilment, customer service and support, staffing – the list goes on. If you are like most business owners, your website plays a central role in bringing customers to you and keeping them engaged. But keeping your website online, running fast and in 100% […]
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About Gordon Smith
Gordon Smith entered the UK web scene in 1997, having graduated in Computer Science a couple of years earlier. His first "proper" job was managing the website for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. From there he went on to develop a career in web media properties focussed around the online dating industry, setting up and selling several successful online dating sites. Now he advised small and medium-sized businesses on maximising their presence online through SEO, online advertising, inbound marketing and social media, as well as being an expert web developer in his own right.
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Email contact forms on websites are notoriously bad at just … working! They work one day and just suddenly stop working the next. Usually the first you know about it is when you notice that you haven’t had any email enquiries from your website for a while. Here are some tips on why email contact […]
So – you’ve found a website maintenance company who have the perfect tech skills to help you. Great! Hang on though, before charging in, here are a few tips on how to get the best website support contract for you with your chosen web support team.
A good website management company should make your life easier by taking away the burden of maintaining your website. If you’re thinking about engaging a company which provides website management services, this article will give some pointers on what to look for and what you should expect them to deliver. Website management involves a wide range of […]
Your website will be flagged as “Not Secure” in a web browser if it does not provide any encryption of the data which passes between the website user and the site. This data could include things like usernames and passwords, data captured in online forms, comments, credit card details, or any other kind of data, […]
Let’s say you run WordPress with the Yoast SEO plugin. As time goes on you add hundreds of posts and pages. Some of these will have strong SEO titles and metas, some less so. It’s impractical to use the WordPress interface to audit them all. You could use a site audit tool such as Screaming […]
More and more businesses are discovering the advantages of outsourcing their website maintenance. So what’s it all about and what are the pros and cons of outsourced website maintenance?
Surbiton Business Expo is back for the fourth year running and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Learn how using easily accessible data can fuel your business success Connect with likeminded people doing business in the area Get inspired and learn from other businesses who’ve made it Industry expert speakers Google Facebook […]
Here are three important things that are going to be big news in the world of PPC and SEO. Local search ads Ads on Google Maps will lead people straight to your location. Find out more Call-only ads 70% of mobile searchers call a business directly from search results. Mobile users don’t necessarily want to click through […]
Today the BBC has announced that after several weeks of A/B testing it will move all users to it’s new responsive website design. Responsive design means the same site present itself differently according to the kind of device that it’s being viewed on. Usually this means having more horizontal content on desktops and on mobiles […]