Digital Marketing Techniques That Don’t Work

Digital marketing done well will do wonders for your business. It can bring you new customers, increase customer retention and build your brand story. However, if you do it wrong, at best it will waste money and at worst, it will ruin your business reputation. There are a few ‘get rich quick’ digital marketing schemes

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The importance of user experience in website design

There is much more to website design than putting some information and pictures on a website and uploading them to the internet. How website visitors interact with your website has a huge impact on how many of them will turn into paying customers and how popular your website will be. User experience, or UX, is

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The Future Of SEO

Search engine optimisation is, and always has been, a rapidly changing discipline. Google continually develops and updates its algorithms in order to provide a better service and to outwit anyone trying to cheat the system. At the recent Brighton SEO Conference, the industry leaders got together to share their knowledge, research and predictions. We went

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How to create the perfect images for Instagram

Instagram is rapidly gaining popularity for business use as large swathes of your potential customers love to see life through the eyes of other people.  If you tried it before and didn’t see why it would be relevant to your business, take into account that it is now a lot more driven by small businesses,

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How, Why And Where To Use #HashTags On Social Media

A hashtag is a keyword phrase, spelled out without spaces, with a pound sign (#) in front of it.  Originally used on Twitter, they are now common on all social media networks (and in conversation!). How? You basically put them anywhere in your social media posts so that anyone searching for a particular hashtag will

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Where to source free images for your website

Whatever your business, the right images are an essential part of your website so that you can engage your target audience and get them interested in what you are showcasing.  If you do not want to go to the expense of buying stock images, which can be very pricey (£10  to £100 per image), you

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The hazards of a DIY website

When many businesses start out costs are a big issue. Understandably business owners want to cut costs wherever possible. Many of our clients come to us for a new website design after they have been running their business for a while, having previously had a DIY website. Many clients wish that they had come to

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What A Local Business Needs From Its Website

At South Wales Web Solutions we provide businesses across South Wales with professional and functional websites that see an excellent return on investment for all our clients. Although we regularly design websites for large, national companies, we also enjoy designing websites for local companies. We find that there are certain things that all local businesses

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Why WordPress Is Still Favoured By Website Designers

There are many different content management systems and many different ways of building a website now available. There is everything from hard coded websites in a variety of different scripts, to ‘drag and drop’ free website builders. The system you choose for building your website will depend on the purpose of the website. However, the

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How your website design reflects your brand

Having a website is an essential part of running a business. Many consumers now research brands, products and services online before making a purchase, so it is vital that your website design is a true reflection of your business. Just as a paper brochure will be carefully designed to provide essential information about a business and

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How To Brief A Website Designer

At South Wales Web Solutions in Bridgend, we build all types of websites for all types of clients. We are used to working to all different types of briefs and producing websites that deliver outstanding results for our clients. However, for a fast and seamless web design and development it helps to produce a very

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