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14 Unusual & Unexpected Uses For Your WordPress Website

14 Unusual & Unexpected Uses For Your WordPress Website

WordPress powers 31.9% of all websites across the internet, owning nearly 60% of all the content management system websites. Over 600 new WordPress websites are launched each day across the world compared to just 170 per day for Squarespace. And yet, most business owners think that their WordPress website just is an elegant digital brochure sitting in a virtual rack that promotes their business for them when no one in the business is looking.

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What Losing 40kg Taught Me About Change

What Losing 40kg Taught Me About Change

I shakily raised my arm to push the hostess call button above my airline seat. My face flamed with embarrassment as I squeaked out, “Could I please have a seatbelt extender.” I had spent 10 minutes struggling to get my lap band seatbelt connected, wriggling every...

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Should You Put Your Phone Number On Your Website?

Should You Put Your Phone Number On Your Website?

One of the more challenging questions both small and large businesses face is whether to display their phone number on their website, and if so, which number should they use. Why you don’t want to include your phone number on your website There are a...

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How to Change Your WordPress Admin Username

How to Change Your WordPress Admin Username

Would you leave your front door key under the mat or the pot plant by the door and expect not to be burgled? Burglars know that many people still make these mistakes, so the first thing they do when checking out a house is to see if they can find the key hidden near the door. Your WordPress website is the same. The most common username set by web designers who should know better is the default “admin.”

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The Simplest Way You Can Personally Make a Difference to a Small Business: Run a Festival of High Fives

The Simplest Way You Can Personally Make a Difference to a Small Business: Run a Festival of High Fives

Is it just me, or does the world seem to be getting more filled with negativity and hate? Every time I turn on the news, or open my social media, I am bombarded with people ranting about this or that, or my feed is filled with stories of corruption and rampantly evil policies. I have been feeling myself spiralling down into despair and finding it harder to find the positives in what I do at times.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Google My Business

The Beginner’s Guide to Google My Business

This Beginner’s Guide takes a deep dive into one of the most crucial online platforms that all small businesses need to explore, Google My Business.

A quick heads up: This is a very long blog post as there is a lot of information to cover, so you may want to bookmark this post and refer back to it as you go about setting up your listing.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Blog

The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Blog

“And of course I want a blog on my new website, although I am not really sure what I will put in it”.

When you are building a website, whether or not to add a blog is often up for debate. People are interested in the idea, they know Google generally likes fresh blog posts, but the logistics can be a bit on the vague side. Before you sign-off on adding a blog, here are the pros and cons of blogging for your business.

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Relative vs Absolute Links: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Relative vs Absolute Links: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Humans always search for absolute meaning in life. However, at times we find that “everything is relative”, often to our frustration. Absolute vs relative take on a whole new meaning when we talk about websites, and the difference between the two can cause links to...

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Why You Need a Privacy Policy For Your Australian Website

Why You Need a Privacy Policy For Your Australian Website

This is part 2 in a two-part series about GDPR Compliance. One of the things I recently did to get my small business ready for GDPR was revise my privacy policy and site terms.

In Australia, certain small businesses with an annual turnover of less than $3million, already need legally compliant privacy policies in place and displayed on their websites.

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What is GDPR & Why Should You Care?

What is GDPR & Why Should You Care?

For the past fortnight, your inbox has probably been stuffed fuller than a toddler’s cheeks with unsupervised lollies around, with emails telling you how committed the email sender is to your privacy, and please take a look at their new revised privacy policy terms.

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