Web design and development tips and tricks that can help improve your website. Common sense guidelines for websites.
01 January 2019 by
It's a new year! And it's a good time to make sure that your website is working optimally for you. Here are a few sensible things to do with your site (not just at this time of year, mind you!)
19 July 2018 by
Yes, it does! Read on to find out why you need an SSL certificate on your website.
31 May 2018 by
There are lots of reasons why it's a great idea to make your website faster. If you don't, it's probably losing you money! Here's what you can do.
02 March 2018 by
It's important to have a website backup plan. And a process that makes it easy to create a backup. User errors, website hacks, or website updates that cause problems can be easily reversed if there is a backup in place. It's a bit like website insurance.
05 July 2017 by
If you have the right website system, it's quick and easy to update your website. Want to know more? Read on.
06 September 2016 by
01 August 2016 by
Nobody likes clicking on a link to find that it goes to a missing page. And Google doesn't like it either! So, it's a good idea to run a regular site audit (I suggest monthly) to check for broken links. Here are four tools that will help you do that.
18 May 2016 by
Creating website content needn't be difficult. Here are two ways of getting help to create more, and better, website content. Sound good? Read on ...
15 April 2016 by
You may assume that your website has a backup - but does it? You need to have a backup plan for your site. Here are some ways of doing that.
09 March 2016 by
I started a Website Tips and Tricks email newsletter in February. The newsletter's aim is to pass on a few pointers that will help improve a website. And to highlight some of my work. I've enjoyed creating the newsletter and this is my process for getting it done.
10 January 2016 by
Have you forgotten when you last updated your website? Are you finding it tough to write regular blog posts? Read on for my tips that will help you blog more.
29 October 2015 by
It's true that you cannot expect to get much from your website if you ignore it. And why would you? After all, you have spent good money hiring a web designer in the first place, why launch the site and leave it idle?
22 September 2014 by
I had a meeting with a client last week where we discussed a potential website redesign. We checked website visitor statistics to see how many visitors used mobile devices. Higher than expected!
24 July 2014 by
It's important to name and describe images on your website as accurately as possible because this will help Google and other search engines understand the images and use them in search rankings.
23 June 2014 by
We all know that contact forms on websites can attract a degree of spam comments but these can be minimised with a few simple measures.
23 May 2014 by
In Three Tips for Improving Your Ecommerce Sales, I suggested adding customer reviews to your site. To follow up on this, I came across an article recently that described how a customer review widget increased ecommerce sales by 36%.
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14 January 2014 by
Ecommerce is hard work and it's tough to make significant sums of money by selling products online. This post is about making a few changes to your ecommerce website that will, hopefully, improve sales
08 November 2013 by
We've come across a few sites recently where the website content management system hadn't been updated for months. Here's why it is important to ensure that your website's software is updated regularly.
24 September 2013 by
CVW Web Design has been doing more work with WordPress recently. Here is some advice about choosing WordPress and working with it on your website.
03 June 2013 by
We've been optimising this website recently and making it as fast as we can. Without going into the technical aspects of how we do this, let's ask the question. Why does website speed matter?
29 April 2013 by
In the last post, we described Four Reasons Why You Must Update Your Website. Following on from that, here are some ideas about how you can make regular updates to your site.
16 April 2013 by
We see plenty of websites that are not updated very often and it's incredibly easy to fall into this situation. However, it's very important that you regularly update your website for several reasons.
03 April 2013 by
For businesses who are promoting themselves locally, Google Plus is essential. That's because Google+ Local (Google Places) businesses are displayed prominently in search results for searches containing local search terms.
19 March 2013 by
We get asked a lot about search engine positions and how to improve them but there's one quick tip that we always give. Read on to find out out more!
18 January 2013 by
You need to include certain information about your company on your website; it's a legal requirement in the UK and it makes good business sense.
05 January 2013 by
Many business owners come to CVW Web Design asking for help with their current websites. And one of the most common questions is 'How can I get better search engine positions'?