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Akismet is a web service that filters spam from comments, trackbacks, and contact form messages from WordPress websites using the Akismet plugin. It's constantly learning and evolving, effectively improving spam detection over time.Read More
WordPress, first released on May 27 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog is a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPLv2 (or later).Read More
Page speed and how quickly your site loads on desktops, tablets and mobiles has been important for some time. Therefore it's essential to look at ways to improve your site's performance and download times.Read More
Trustmarks are the logos that many eCommerce web shops place on their sites to show that they have passed security and privacy tests to reassure customers that it is safe to shop on their site BUT can all trustmarks be trusted?Read More
Google webmaster central blog has announced plans for website mobile-friendliness as a search engine ranking factor. This change will affect mobile searches and will have a significant impact on Google search results.Read More
No time to rest on your laurels! Two of the biggest plugins in WordPress — WordPress SEO by Yoast and WooCommerce by WooThemes had security vulnerabilities and, more importantly, fixes announced, in the last week.Read More
WordPress, used by millions to host their websites and blogs has suffered from highly distributed, global, brute-force attacks in the past. More than 117,000 WordPress blogs were attacked and affected in 2012. That number grows each year.Read More
In 2010, Forrester Research reported abandonment rates of 55%. More recently SeeWhy and Fireclick stats show abandonment rates are now around 72%! It's therefore important to analyse the shopping experience of your customers.Read More
If you don't already have your domain name under your control it's worth considering transferring the domain to the registrar of your choice. The process for transferring domains differs depending on the domain name's extension.Read More
Mobile phone users are increasingly using their mobiles to access the web and email. Having a mobile site is becoming increasingly important. Customers will keep looking for a mobile friendly website until they find one that works for them.Read More
Yesterday we received spam emails from a number of companies. These spam emails were not only sent to us but to numerous other people. The problem? We didn't sign up for these emails and we didn't subscribe to the companies newsletters.Read More
Every website needs web hosting. But not all hosting is equal. When next considering which hosting company to use it's worth remembering most hosting companies claim 99.9% uptime, but very few provide any statistical data which shows this.Read More
Whether your website is purely informational and your goal is to build a readership with your site visitors or you are looking to sell services or products online, conversion is all about getting people to take action there and then.Read More
One of the most important aspects of the internet is being found. You'll hear lots about optimising your site for the search engines and making sure you have great content but you'll rarely hear about the importance of reliable web hosting.Read More
Frederick R. Barnard published an article regarding the effectiveness of graphics in advertising called "One look is worth a thousand words", in Printer's Ink, December 1921. Barnard added "so said a famous Japanese philosopher, and he was right" A picture is worth a thousand words...Read More
Finding it hard to write new content? Can't come up with ideas? Do you think of an idea but then forget it when you need it? If you find it difficult to think of ideas for content and have problems writing the content then a "swipe file" may be the answer.Read More
The use of mobiles to access the web is continuing to grow. More people now access the web on a mobile device than a desktop or laptop. The continuing rise in mobile web surfers means making a mobile version of your site should be a priority.Read More
Sometimes after changing or deleting a web page you might want to view the page again at a later date e.g. you may want to access information that was on the page or you may simply want to see how a page's content or design has changed over time.Read More
In the old days, anyone could design and code a website. Over the years web design has changed dramatically. As the internet has evolved, web design has evolved in tandem and now when it comes to building a site you need a professional web designer.Read More
Website developers are always looking for ways to improve website search engine optimisation. One of the ways to do this is to ensure your site loads as quickly as possible. There are a number of things you can do to improve your site speed.Read More