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When you build a website, its vitally important to keep your web pages fresh and new. Search Engines are programmed to notice new information and changes to web pages, so it doesn’t only work to keep your customers interested, it keeps the search engines on their toes too!! Of course as a Reason8 Website Builder, you have the simplest of tools to be able to do this. Your page editor makes it extremely easy to add new images and text as and when you launch new products or introduce new services for your customers.
These days, websites without background videos run the risk of appearing old-fashioned. Even dinosaurish,
There’s nothing wrong with dinosaurs, or with looking like one. Dinosaurs are cool. Unless they’re chasing you of course.
But our new background videos have landed, exploded and changed the game. They have wiped out the old standards for beautiful websites, and have replaced them with a new standard that will leave all other websites looking like fossils.
Luckily, both our existing clients and our new ones have access to this brilliant new feature we’ve introduced, and we’d like to share its benefits with you today.
A superhero is only super because he or she stands out amongst the crowd. If we were a planet of flying, teleporting, time-freezing super-strong aliens, then we wouldn’t think there was anything super about us. When it comes to using formatting methods such as bold, italics, capitals or centering, all of these little text-enhancing superheroes will only stand out if they are used sparingly, in the right place, and when absolutely necessary…
Reviews, testimonials, recommendations – we all seek reassurance in them. We might even skip past the good ones just to see if there are any bad ones.Other people are sources of information for us. They can tell us whether this product or service is actually any good or not. Reading their testimonials builds trust in your business.
If I have multiple domain names, will my website rank better on the search engines? Will I be more likely to draw in extra traffic? Will my website become a supercharged powerhouse bursting with domain names that will become a magnet for new business? The answer might not be quite as positive as you would expect, but hopefully we can answer your questions during this article…
Choosing a domain name for your new business may not be as simple as you think. Most people just use their company name, but unless your branding is well recognised, this may work against you…
Is it possible for your business website to look too good? Too polished? Too slick? Too posh?
Perhaps it depends on how slick and posh you already are.
“If a customer fills out a form and adds their email address, what can I do with it?” This is a terrible question, asked by non-GDPR compliant cavemen and cavewoman who still think it’s OK to treat other people’s info as if it’s their own…
You are building a GDPR-friendly email list, and now you want to start sending out newsletters, the professional way. Where do you start?
“Don’t sell your product. Solve their problems.” Mark Cuban’s wise words sum up the art of selling – it is about helping people, fixing problems and improving the lives of others…
iF we’re honest, not many people will accuse you of clownery for not having a proper business email address. But they might not call you professional either…
Building a professional website to grow your business should be easy and seamless from start to end. We offer to build your business website for you, in four easy steps…
When July 2018 hits, Google Chrome will make sure a strong warning will pop up on any website that has not yet updated from “http” to “https”. The warning will include something along the lines of “Website Not Secure”. Here’s how to avoid it.
Add new pages for special offers to keep your customers keen and spending money. Don’t forget to add an internal link to those pages on your home or primary pages with a short teaser of introduction to encourage your viewers to click through to find out what its all about.. If you have a relevant image, include this in the teaser text and use it to create a secondary link to the same page. There is nothing wrong in giving your viewers a couple of ways to get to your new information.
Don’t forget that every image you add to your pages is tagged with your top key phrase making it even more visible to the search engines so use images with new text information you add.
You should really be aiming to introduce new information with text and images every month if possible. As you add new information try to include your main keywords and phrases to ensure that the Search Engines pick it up and highlight the new information on your website.
Search Engines such as Google use Sitemaps to see when your website was last updated and how often it changes. Websites which are kept updated and change often are noticed far ahead of website which sit unchanged for long periods of time so keep your primary pages Fresh and New.
If you haven’t already Verified your website through your control panel do it now! At the top of the left column of buttons in your main control panel window you will see the "Google Verify" button.
Click this and you’ll be offered the choice to either Get a Google Account or go to an existing Google Account. Follow the steps to login or register your account. You’ll then be offered two ways to verify your site; “Add a Meta tag” or the option you need to select – “Upload an HTML file”. Google will then give you the name of a file to upload. Copy this file; go back to the Google Verify window in your control panel, paste in the file name and click Submit. DotGO will create and submit the file for you. Now go back to Google and click “Verify your site”. Google will then confirm your sites verification.
Your DotGO website will also create a “Sitemap”. This is basically a detailed map of your site, which also allows Google to see when you make changes to your pages. DotGO will give you the address for your sitemap, which you then need to give to Google. The address is simply your website address with ” /sitemap.cfm “ on the end.
Now every time you rename, delete, change or create a new page on your website, DotGO will automatically update your site map and notify Google of your changes.
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One that looks professional on any device,
performs well on Google and is easy to update.
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