Onshore vs Offshore Hosting

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Recently, there have been a number of instances where we have been asked to put a site onto offshore hosting. Often this hosting looks professional and legitimate, but it isn’t always, and we can tell you horror stories as a result. You need to be careful because you’re putting your customers and your business at […]

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Circle Media Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a powerful tool for shaping your online business strategy. Understanding your Analytics data will give you the clearest, most transparent feedback to help you understand how your customers, visitors and market behave with your website and content.

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Google AdWords is a powerful advertising tool when used correctly. The theory behind it is great, you only have to pay for the advertising that works, which is every businesses dream, however it is slightly more complicated than that. Let’s start simple: What is Google AdWords? AdWords are the paid website links that appear on […]

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circle media_ssl certificate

A SSL certificate might sound like daunting technical jargon to you, and us explaining that it stands for Secure Sockets Layer probably doesn’t help. But having an SSL certificate is a crucial step towards having a successful website.

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When you visit a website, caching stores the information from that site. So the next time you visit the same page the information is ready to load. What this means is that the website will load super fast after your first visit.
Having trouble seeing updated content on your website – caching is likely the reason. Most of the time the updated changes will not be visible only to you, the owner of the website. Anyone visiting your website for the first time will automatically see the updated version of the site.

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Google has recently begun testing its mobile first ranking index. This will focus primarily on the mobile version of your website, rather than the desktop version previously utilised for ranking purposes. When there is not a mobile version Google will fall back on the desktop content – however this will be assigned less influence in ranking rating.

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website vs social media

It’s the age-old question brought in to the modern era: website vs social media, which is the best option? Many people ask us whether they need a website when they have social media, or what social media can bring to their business when they have a website?

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With thousands of company websites populating the internet each day, it’s vital your website is appearing for the relevant terms. Google is one of the most popular search engines, roughly averaging 3 billion search queries a day. As such, it has become increasingly important to rank in Google searches. There are many SEO services available online, but the trick is picking the right one. Make sure you know what you’re getting, ask questions and shop around for an SEO service that works for you and your business.

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website SEO

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the key to improving the visibility of your website in search engine results. This is often referred to as organic, natural or earned search traffic. In search engine results Google displays links to websites it considers relevant, secure and being of quality. Google establishes this belief of a site based on many factors including, although not limited to, how many people visit the website, whether it is a mobile responsive website and the internal sites SEO. Website SEO is one of the best ways to improve Google ranking but it can take a lot of work. Additionally it can be a long and continual process, rarely a once off fix. We offer some tips for best practice with website SEO.

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Benefits of Website Translation

Have you considered the benefits a language translator could bring to your website?

It’s said that growing a business is all about relationships, however trying to build strong customer relationships without communication can be very difficult. Good communication is the key to any business, and is becoming even more so, in the era of globalisation. Adding a multilingual translator to your website, could be what you’re looking for to boost your business success.

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