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How would you react if you were told you could easily tap into a potential new audience of millions of internet users, who are just a click away from your website?! Complicated? Expensive, Technically tricky? NO! It’s actually very simple and completely FREE!
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.
Social network sites such as FaceBook attract millions of users and provide an excellent way to boost traffic to your website. Facebook is now a daily activity for millions of social networkers, so why not grab a piece of the action and take advantage of what is a fantastic marketing tool for website builders, offering a potentially huge new audience!
The way Facebook works, you’d only need to catch a handful of new viewers and the networking begins. Facebook makes it incredibly simple for its users to share news, views, ideas, pages, links, sites and images with friends and other Facebook users. It’s really simple to create a Facebook profile and you can create advertising pages, which you can promote either though Facebook or you can place links to your profile or page on your website. You can also create links from your website to your Profile or page to generate traffic in both directions. Either way it’s all marketing on a potentially enormous scale.
If you are not already on Facebook, set up a profile for your company. Go to facebook.com and click the Sign up for Facebook link, set up a simple profile following the simple steps with your key information and contact details, including your website address of course.
Once you have your profile set up. Login and click on the profile button top right. Scroll down the page and underneath your list of friends, you’ll see an “Add a Badge to Your Site” link. Click this link and you will see an example of a standard badge. Click the “Edit this badge” link and select from the list, the style of your badge (either vertical or horizontal) and which information you would like to be shown. For a nice clean simple badge select the horizontal style and choose to feature: Profile, Name and Websites.
Click Save once you're happy and in the next window, click the “Other” button.This will generate some code for you to copy and paste onto your page. Copy the code and go back to your website.
Open the page on which you’d like your badge to appear, in the editor. Choose where on the page you’d like the badge to appear and create a new paragraph for your code. In this paragraph type *************facebook***********” and then centre it using the centre icon on your editor icon bar.
Now, bottom right on your editor icon bar, click the “Show HTML” button. Scroll through the code for your page until you find : <p>**************facebook**************</p>, (the stars should help you to spot it). Using your mouse, very carefully and accurately, highlight just the “****************facebook**************” bit making sure you stay inside the > and < brackets. Now paste your code, replacing the **facebook** text. Now click save and your page should sport your new Facebook Profile Badge.
That's it, you're networking !
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