Joomla Upgrades Quick Tip

January 19, 2014

If you’re upgrading an old version of Joomla, it can help to make sure your hosting is running both PHP5 and MySQL5. Lots of people will still be on version 4 of both and while Joomla may seem like it installs OK, lots of components and modules with either not install or not display correctly. [...]

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Why You Should Be Listed In Google Local

September 30, 2013

One can’t help but notice the amount of Google Local listings being shown before the main organic search listings whenever a search is made containing a geographical location. If your business would benefit at all from geographically targeted searches then you should get it listed on Google Local. This is an excellent way to gain [...]

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Getting the Balance Right When Adding Content

September 15, 2013

When I’m advising clients on how to improve their website, normally I have to push really, really hard to encourage them to update the website regularly with new content. Blogging is obviously an easy way to do this but there are others ways. e.g. an e-commerce shop might add customer reviews, extended descriptions etc on [...]

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Let Google Into WordPress

August 28, 2013

Many people using WordPress to build themselves a website these days use an automated installer system provided by their server company. These are handy tools but I have 2 problems with them: 1. The version of WordPress is rarely the most up to date 2. There is what seems a throwaway question that is actually [...]

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SEO Tips for B&B’s

June 11, 2013

Nowadays every B&B seems to have a website. It’s essential in the travel and tourism industry. People shop online for their holiday accommodation and to ignore that is to ignore a large percentage of potential customers. Once the website is running though, what can a B&B do to start achieving more visitors from the web? [...]

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Virtuemart Images Disappear When You Move Joomla Directory

May 28, 2013

This is one of those niggling little problems I had this week. I usually build a Joomla site in a temporary directory of the domain it is going live on then move it to the root directory once the site launches. The normal process involves changing the temporary location in the Joomla configuration file and [...]

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