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The cPanel Earthquake Shaking Web Hosting

The cPanel Earthquake Shaking Web Hosting

Competition is a good thing in business – it keeps prices keen and customer service front and centre of mind. Where there is a lack of competition, companies begin to ride roughshod across their customer base and bump prices in search of the almighty buck. In the past...

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How to Tell If Your Website Has Been Hacked

How to Tell If Your Website Has Been Hacked

This post first appeared on Flying Solo. “I’m sorry to inform you that your website has been hacked.” These are some of the hardest words that any business owner ever wants to hear (right up there with, “I am not paying your bill.”) Your business website is your pride...

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What MCs and Your Website Home Page Have in Common

What MCs and Your Website Home Page Have in Common

I looked out over a sea of business-suited executives crammed into an over-heated conference hall. I was the last speaker before lunch, and thoughts of sandwiches and coffee were front-of-mind for most of them. “Our next speaker needs no introduction – Ingrid Moyle!”...

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10 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

10 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Websites that are slower than a toddler being told it is bedtime cost businesses clients and money. A recent page speed report by Unbounce showed that nearly 70% of consumers say website load time affects their willingness to buy. So, what’s an acceptable web page load time?

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Putting Imagify To The Test – Does It Work?

Putting Imagify To The Test – Does It Work?

The number one cause of slow loading websites is fat, uncompressed images. In a previous article, I talked about ways you can compress images to still make them look the same, but not be as heavy. This is great when you are the only person looking after your website...

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WordPress Gutenberg is Here: First Walkthrough

WordPress Gutenberg is Here: First Walkthrough

WordPress Gutenberg has dropped this morning - 7th December Australian time. We flagged it was coming in our post Gutenberg is Coming: What You Need to Do to Prepare. Now that it has dropped, we have filmed a quick walkthrough of what you will see when you...

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Common Website Problems: “This Page Can’t Load Google Maps Correctly”

Common Website Problems: “This Page Can’t Load Google Maps Correctly”

If you have had your website for a few years, you tend not to pop in and visit it all that often. It’s a bit like a distant relative. You know that they’re there, and hope that everything is fine, but unless they make the front page of the local paper for breaking out of a nursing home to run away and become a groupie with Justin Bieber, you don’t think much else about it. However, ignoring your website does have a downside when technology changes and something breaks on your site.

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YouTube Changes You Need to Know

YouTube Changes You Need to Know

Many small business owners like adding YouTube videos to their websites or blogs. Videos are great for engagement and are a fantastic way to share information and connect with your audience. The problem comes when the lovely YouTube video that you embedded into your site ends, and your potential clients are shown a stack of “related videos” as the final screen.

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Gutenberg Is Coming: What You Need To Do To Prepare

Gutenberg Is Coming: What You Need To Do To Prepare

Changes to website code rarely make headlines and aren’t something that I normally talk about on my blog as they are more effective than Stilnox in inducing slumber. Website code is generally created by raging introverts fuelled by energy drinks using liquid cooled computers in darkened rooms. It is not inherently sexy or newsworthy, except when an icy blizzard of code is bearing down on small business websites, and my businesses need to know what is about to hit them.

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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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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 multitude of...

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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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What is a domain name (and do I need one)?

What is a domain name (and do I need one)?

This post first appeared at the GoDaddy blog. 3 rules on finding the perfect domain name There is a science to choosing domain names. Read on for the basics. Keep it short and easy-to-spell. Make it memorable. Use the right domain name extension. Before we dive into...

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