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Web design and development tips and tricks that can help improve your website. Common sense guidelines for websites.
01 August 2016
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.
04 July 2016
A landing page is where you expect users to enter your site. These pages have a single, specific objective and there are two types. Read on if you want to know more.
18 May 2016
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 ...
09 March 2016
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
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.
22 September 2014
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
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 May 2014
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%.
15 April 2014
14 January 2014
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
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
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.
14 July 2013
A sitemap will tell Google and other search engines about your website pages. It's a list of all the pages in the site and it can be helpful for prompting Google about new pages - and for getting feedback from Google.
03 June 2013
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
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
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.
19 March 2013
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!
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