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Business

11 Great Websites to Download Royalty Free Stock Photos

Great images make your content look better and make it more interesting for your users. There are many great paid stock photo websites like Shutterstock. But if your working on a small project with a limited budget it doesn’t make sense to spend big money on images. Here’s something most people don’t know. There are a number of great websites that offer free and creative commons images. I’ve listed some of the best ones here. I hope this list will help you take your project to the next level.

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Landing Pages

What is the Purpose of a Landing Page?

A landing page is a webpage that is dedicated to a specific call to action. This could be gathering email addresses or other data, selling products or for product validation. Landing pages usually have a minimal amount of links, this helps keep users on the page and increase conversions. For most landing pages this even means removing the top website navigation. A landing page is sometimes known as a ‘lead capture page’, ‘lander’ or ‘destination page’. Great landing pages focus on a single desired action and guiding the user to perform that action. By focusing on this action, and not traffic, conversion rates are increased.

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Business

Successfully Working from Home

For those that work the regular 9 to 5 working from home seems like the ultimate dream. No travel, no boss looking over your shoulder and all in comfort of you own house. There are many positives to working from home but it is not without issues.

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Social Media

Why Use Instagram for Business?

Instagram is a mobile photo sharing app created in 2010 with more than 500 million daily users. Facebook purchased Instagram in 2012 for 1 billion dollars. Instagram is one of the most popular social platforms and is gaining new users at a staggering pace. This is due to its simplicity and visual focus, making it a powerful platform for creating and sharing images and video content. 

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Business

How to Choose the Best Small Business Computers

Your old computer hardware is slow and unreliable. Its time to upgrade to some new computers that will give your business the edge it needs. It can be overwhelming trying to select what exactly you need. What do all these acronyms mean and which ones are relevant to you? Read on as we do a brief review of the important factors in choosing the best computers for your small business, without breaking the bank.

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Web Design

What is Responsive Web Design and Why do I Need it?

Responsive web design is one of those terms that has been used liberally for years, but what does it really mean for us non technical people. Whats it responding to? How do I see if my website is responsive and what do I do about it if its not? Read on as we take a high level view of responsive web design.

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WordPress

Using WordPress for a Business Website

You need a website for you business pronto. Everyone is talking about WordPress, it seems to be everywhere. But is it a good fit for you? Lets explore the positives and negatives of using WordPress to power your business website.

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Web Design

WordPress Theme vs Custom Development

You have a great business idea or an existing website and you want a new slick looking website. Where to begin, it can be overwhelming. WordPress claims to be simple and easy for anyone to get a up and running in no time. Maybe for a developer or someone technical, maybe that isn’t you.

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Google Ads

Advantages of Google Adwords for Small Business

Adwords is Googles online advertising platform. Adverts are displayed amongst search queries and on third party websites. The adverts displayed amongst the search results are referred to as paid search. These appear at the top of the search results with the word ‘Ad’ in a box to indicate they are paid.

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Business

You Should Take Passwords Seriously

Passwords are a necessity of life. Every website, service and app requires one. Most people have user accounts on tens to hundreds of sites. Although it is tempting to use a single password across sites it is a bad idea.

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Business

SEO for Small Business Owners

All modern day businesses rely on a website to support their business. For most businesses it is critical to supporting customers information needs and driving sales. Join us in this brief introduction to the SEO basics for business.

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