Our Favourite Free WordPress Plugins

With the plethora of WordPress plugins available, it's often tricky to decide which one to use for what. Here's our list of  go-to free WordPress plugins: Useful WordPress Plugins for contact forms Contact Form 7, Takayuki Miyoshi ReCapture, Google Free WordPress Plugins for layout Max mega menu, Tom Hemsley Meta Slider, Matcha Labs SEO WordPress Plugin Yoast SEO, Yoast Social media integration Plugins & Widgets Easy Twitter Feed Widget, DesignOrbital.com Google Places Reviews, Devin Walker Simple Follow Me Social Buttons Widget, Lucy Tomás Free Plugins & Extensions for Woocommerce Woocommerce WooCommerce Better Product Add-ons Woocommerce CSV Import, Allaerd Mensonides…Read more

Fix Mobile Usability Issues Warning From Google

Google is sending notifications to webmasters with websites that are not deemed mobile-friendly with the header 'Fix mobile usability issues found on [your site name]'. The notifications, sent by email and Google Webmaster Tools, tell the webmaster: "Google systems have tested XX pages from your site and found that 100% of them have critical mobile usability errors. The errors on these XX pages severely affect how mobile users are able to experience your website. These pages will not be seen as mobile-friendly by Google Search, and will therefore be displayed and ranked appropriately for smartphone users."…Read more

How to measure and increase website conversion rates

For most businesses and individuals, the purpose of having a website is to get your potential customers to DO something. Whether that's to buy your product, enquire about your service or simply to raise awareness, every website owner has the objective to convert the visitor. The conversion rate of a website measures this objective. For eCommerce sites measuring the conversion rate is a little easier as the objective is usually to get people to buy (which can obviously then be measured by the number and value of transactions). For information websites and service…Read more

Cookie Monsters

How the new ‘cookie’ law affects small business website owners Rebecca Grainger, June 2012 If you’ve spotted pop-up windows on your favourite websites about ‘cookies’ over the last couple of weeks and are wondering what it’s all about, you’re not alone. It’s all to do with a change in the law that requires website owners to gain the consent of their customers before storing any information about them. In this article Rebecca Grainger, director of Goldilocks Marketing, explores what this change in the ‘cookie law’ means for small businesses with websites. What’s a…Read more