We make and maintain a lot of websites but that doesn’t mean we want to keep all our secrets to ourselves. Here are some useful tips that you can apply to your own site, or just ask us to do it!

Five tips for Google Analytics

Virtually every website you visit nowadays asks you whether you agree to the use of cookies on their site. In most cases this will be because the site is collecting visitor information through Google Analytics. The cookie is used allows … Read More

Upcycling your WordPress website

One of the advantages of using WordPress for a website is the separation between theme and content. The theme gives you the look and feel and the content are the words, images. It means you can change how it looks without affecting the … Read More

Does my business need a website?

We are often asked “Does my business need a website”? This is a common question from people starting up in business. After all, it’s another expense and thing to worry about, so if it’s not necessary, then why do it? … Read More

Do you put your potential customers off?

Putting your potential customers off seems a silly thing to do Remarkably some businesses think it’s a good idea to put off potential customers before a potential customer has even had a chance to look at they have to offer. … Read More

Every website admin should have an alter ego

When you manage a website, either for yourself or for a client, you are in a privileged position. You are effectively a god with permission to do everything. This can give you a very skewed view of your website. It can … Read More

How quickly websites change

Running our workshop again Next week (Tuesday 2nd May 2017), we are running our “Designing a business website” workshop for the Small Business Clinic again. It is a popular one that we run quite often that is useful for any small … Read More

What can Google Analytics tell me?

Last night in the pub, the discussion turned to what was happening next week and I mentioned our Google Analytics workshop. “Ah”, said the barman, “It’s a while since I checked mine. The trouble is that it is too easy … Read More

How does Google know where my website is?

How your website is wired into the internet is not a subject most people lose sleep about – until it needs to be changed. Below is a short explanation of how hosting and registration fit together. We also throw in … Read More

Should my website be https?

Have you looked at the address bar in your browser recently? If you have, you might have noticed some changes sneaking in. One is the increasing use of secure (https) sites even if there is no interaction with the visitor. … Read More

New .com domain? Beware of spam!

Web design spam Last week, I registered a new .com domain for a client. The domain was registered in her name, but with Nepeta as the contact. Within a few days, we started to receive the spam emails. Not a … Read More

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