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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...

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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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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...

SEO Backend Checklist

When it comes to SEO, the back end of your webpages need to be optimised just as much as the frontend does. To fully optimise your site for the best SEO rankings, you need to pay attention to both. These simple steps will help you get started.  We recently published our simple SEO frontend checklist, make sure you complete the steps there before moving on to optimising the back end.Keyword Density Once you’ve decided on...

SEO Frontend Checklist

SEO can be complicated, the scope of what you can do to fully optimise your rankings can feel never-ending. There are a few simple things, however, that everyone could (and should) do to raise their SEO rankings.We’ve put together a basic SEO frontend checklist, to help you optimise your webpages for SEO.Keep an eye out for our back end checklist, coming soon!Keyword Density You need to make sure that you are...

4 SEO Tips for Rookies

If you’re just starting out, the world of SEO can seem like a complex place. It’s such an important feature of any site, but when it comes to researching it half the advice is often too advanced, or worse, out of date. A google search alone throws up around 500 million results for ‘SEO’, so who can blame you if you’re starting to feel confused by the subject!  But don’t panic - help is...

Top 4 Ways to Personalise Your Website

Every time you use the internet you’re bombarded with a million different choices about which site to use. Deciding which one is the best choice can feel overwhelming at times.Think about your own online shopping experiences. The sites you end up using are probably the ones displaying the most engaging content for you; whether it be location or past browsing habits. It’s no different for your customers. Website personalisation is when you present content...

How To Optimise Your WooCommerce Store Conversion Rate

Conversion Rate optimisation is the process of convincing more people to complete the call to action. In terms of WooCommerce, that means getting them to make a purchase from your store, and in turn growing your business. Sounds simple, but with so many different ways to improve your eCommerce store out there, how do you know which will be the most effective in improving your conversion rate?This article will go through our top...