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Top Twitter Hours to Grow Your Business 2019

Interacting with Twitter hours and joining relevant conversations can be a great way to grow your business and set you apart as somebody worth listening to in your chosen arena. Twitter hour? What? What’s a Twitter Hour anyway? A Twitter hour is an event set up on Twitter that allows users to contribute by using a # (hashtag) to a conversation that is held at a specific date and time. The hashtag usually explains what...

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How to force your website to use https and SSL

You may have noticed that most website addresses start with https these days.This means that the site has an SSL certificate or Secure Sockets Layer, which means that data sent from the website and back again is encrypted and can’t be tampered with. You’re probably used to seeing this sort of thing when doing online banking or shopping on the web.So, aside from actually getting an SSL for your domain, which you definitely...

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Why You Should Avoid Vistaprint for Business Card Design

You’ve seen the adverts from Vistaprint promising top of the range business cards for prices too good to be true. We understand it can be tempting- after all, you want the best for your business. However, what you end up getting may not be what you hoped for. With that in mind, here’s why we think you should avoid Vistaprint for your business card design. It’s All About The Templates Templates are great if every...

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Google Algorithm Changes: What You Need to Know

All you thought you knew about SEO is about to change thanks to upcoming changes to the Google Algorithm. This is important- after all, when you look for something, how often do you go to Google? Where your website appears matter to the success of your business- high rankings mean increased traffic. For this reason, having a good SEO on your website is critical and with these Google Algorithm changes it’s important you’re...

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What is a Social Enterprise?

It’s a phrase you’ll see a lot on this website- we’re proud of the fact that Dorset Tech is a Social Enterprise. It means we operate differently to most web and digital media companies- or indeed, most companies.A traditional company operates on the model that profits go to shareholders or company owners. As such, quite often what they’ll do is keep costs to a minimum to maximise the profit- more profit means more...

Why You Should use WordPress to Power Your Website

It’s certainly true that when trying to decide what will power your website, there’s a lot of different systems to choose from- but here we’ll tell you why you should use WordPress.No doubt as you talk to different web developers and designers, many will suggest something different. Some will swear by the holy grail of Magento. Others, it’s Drupal or die. You even get one or two who will suggest a custom built...

The Importance of Social Media Marketing

Part of any business is the ability to reach out to customers old and potentially new- and as such Social Media Marketing has never been more important.Done right, it can be the kingmaker between success and failure for you and your business. But Social Media Marketing is more than just putting things on social media- whether that’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other services such as Youtube or Pinterest.Just in the UK alone, 45%...

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Why You Should Never Use a Website Builder

When you’re looking to build a website yourself, it’s very tempting to use one of the many DIY website builders offering themselves for free or cheap. We can see the attraction- you save money on a web developer. You control your website. And most importantly, it’s easy. At this point, we mean things such as Webs, Wix or sometimes you can get website builder software with a hosting package.But what you save in...

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It’s Time to Move Away from Adobe Flash

The death knell for Adobe Flash has been sounding for many years. First, Apple rejected it from their IPhone, IPad and IPod Touch in 2010- the roar of controversy that greeted it seems a bit daft now.Then a series of security controversies greeted dear old Flash, and one by one, Adobe Flash slipped from the go-to plugin to an optional extra- especially after the widespread adoption of HTML5. Which, let’s face it is...

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Build A Website: Five Reasons to “Go Pro”

You’re a small business or sole trader that’s looking to build a website for your customers to visit. You see how much some solutions cost (from other companies), and yelp louder than that moment when you discover how much a pint is in London. Then a mate tells you “I can build a website” for a price significantly cheaper.Sounds good. But the problem is you never quite know what you’re getting; and while...