Small Buisness Web Sites


WordPress speed – Improve server response time

March 21st, 2017 ernie Posted in Wordpress Blogs 2 Comments »

Improve server response timeOne of the most frustrating experiences is waiting for a web page to load. Everyone expects instantaneous results. No one wants to wait for any kind of line up these days. If your web site does not load a page quickly onto the users device, chances are they will give up and move on. In addition the search engines will rank your site even lower due to poor response time. If this happens you have gone from bad to worse. No one is going to find your web page. Fortunately there are solutions to help your server deliver such as content caching and other ideas. We have included a few in the following narrative that may actually help your site perform better.

Improve server response time

Host – Shared hosting may be less expensive compared to dedicated hosting, however you are impacted by the traffic on that host whether it is yours or someone else’s. In addition, ensure that the host is running the latest software and has the latest server available.

Processes – too many processes running at the same time can also slow your sites response time. Processes can be plugins driving backup routines, scans etc. Space them out over time so that they all do not run at the same time.

Plugins – are great and provide functionality needed for your web site. All are not created equal. Run a performance analysis on your site to confirm that no particular plugin is slowing load time.

Image Size – smaller images load much faster than large images. it is just that simple.

Much More – there are many other things you can do to improve page load times. For example many sites fall under attack to bots attempting to learn your password. Employ a throttling plugin and one that blocks IP addresses who are trying to guess your password. You will find a huge improvement in page load times if your server is not dealing with denial of service attacks and password guessing attacks.

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Building Your Own Web site vs. Low Cost SEO Services in Ottawa

March 7th, 2014 ernie Posted in Wordpress Blogs 11 Comments »

Building Your Own Web siteYou are small business owner contemplating designing and building your own website. If you have some basic technology and IT knowledge there’s no question that you can figure out how to build your own website. The question is this the best use of your time?

As a small business owner you have many challenges every day to keep your business running, to drive sales, to produce and deliver the services that your company provides and solve many customer issues that you have. Every day is a busy day and everything must be prioritized to ensure that you focus on the most important things to your business.

As with all of your business activities, some of the things that need to be done will be contracted out to contractors, or you may even hire employees to focus on specific aspects of your business.

Building Your Own Web site

Building and designing your own website falls into exactly the same category. Why would you not hire a contractor, or an IT company to build and design your website for you following the guidelines that you provide?

Assuming that you have made this decision to hire an IT company to build the website for you, the next question is what kind of website should you build and how much did you want to pay? If you’re new to this we suggest you start with the basic website that documents and tells your visitors a little bit about your company, the services or products that you provide and how best to get in touch with you. You may even want to allow visitors to leave comments on your website for later follow-up by yourself or one of your employees. There is a commitment implied that spans several areas. One is the cost to develop and implement the web site. Another is to maintain it and keep the information current on the side. Finally there is the need to support your customers on your site in terms of providing them with current information. This can be a lot of work depending on the business.

A Viable Alternative to Building Your Own Web site

We can provide you with the basic website, with five or six pages that contain both text and images that you choose. You have an option of being able to update these pages on your own once they are created and also to add new pages based on topics that you would like to provide. We can also add pages for you based on input and requirements that you specify.

This is a great way to get started with your own company’s website at very little cost which you can later add to on your own or have one of your employees do it for you or have us add the pages describing your services and products. There is lots of flexibility which allows you to meet your own business goals.  Give us a call or send us an email at your convenience for more information.

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Small Business Needs Web Site Support

August 31st, 2013 ernie Posted in Wordpress Blogs No Comments »

Web Site SupportWhether you are a new business in start-up mode or a business that has been around for a while, you have probably realized that you need to have a web site so that your customers can learn about your company online.  Many online companies just charge too much to get started and then they want an arm and a leg to make any changes, add product pages and images etc. You would like to make some changes yourself, but they tell you it is either too complicated or they will not give you access. One company we know pays $500 a month for updates and minor changes. Anything that is more significant and it is not really clear just what qualifies requires a work order and a hefty hourly fee.  There is an alternative to this approach and it costs a lot less.

Well now you can have both. A business web site to get you started and an interface that is easy to use and allows you to create you own content without having to learn a lot of computer code or HTML, PHP, etc etc. Start up is inexpensive and you can choose between doing updates yourself, having us make changes or embarking on a full marketing program to increase you contact results. For more details, click here.

Website Support – WordPress

We use WordPress as our blog engine which has been used by millions of web sites all over the world and has many plugins or widgets and theme templates that allow us all to create web sites that are easy to view, to update and to add to. This system can easily be used by many people who are not familiar with blogs or designing web sites. We set up the basic site for you, create the look and feel that you want to present to your potential customers. We also include a contact page that they can use to contact you if they have more questions or would like someone to call them to set up an appointment.

Many small business owners have found that by having a web site, they are able to increase sales and customer contacts. A list of frequently asked questions can also reduce your overall load on your sales team and your reception. You also ensure that your own people are using standardized answers for all of the questions that customers typically ask.

Give us a call or send us an email today and we will be pleased to discuss your needs for you and set up a web site that meets your companies personal needs.

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