The top website and marketing links of the week. Here’s a great case study showing how UX design and visual hierarchy can improve conversion rates of a web page. Simple changes can bring you noticeable results! If your site is not converting as well as it could be, a brand new year is a great […]

The top website and marketing links of the week. Not just for websites… learn how attentive UX design can help you create trust for your brand across the board (but note how important good website design is!). How many business websites do you have? If you’re like one of my clients, you might have 6 […]

The top website and marketing links of the week. Looking to improve security on your site – WordPress or otherwise? This post (not for the tech-averse!) is an overview of 5 technologies you should consider, including Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates. Warning: this is a tech-heavy post and assumes you have advanced knowledge relating to your […]

The top website and marketing links for this week. This problem cropped up just last week. A client had a few videos that he wanted to self-host, rather than use a third-party video hosting service like YouTube or Vimeo. As expected, loading time was slow, there were frequent crashes and stalls, and on mobile the […]

If you think it doesn’t matter where you host your business website, think again. Cheap shared hosting is not a bargain when slow loading times can be costing you customers and conversions. Check out our post on hosting and performance here. When it comes to optimizing your site pages or posts, you don’t want to waste […]

The top website and marketing links for this week. Verisign researchers published some interesting info about keywords in domains in May… their study shows that domains that have keywords matching a given search query received more clicks than those with no keyword. By the numbers: No search keywords in domain: 12.44% click rate 1 search […]

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Our hosting company NOCO Hosting has just added a WordPress-specific hosting plan, suitable for larger sites or more feature-intensive sites like ecommerce, social network or membership websites. For our Pro WordPress plan, we’ve chosen to partner with WP Engine because they offer best-in-class WordPress hosting with features that make it perfect for larger business websites: […]

What’s the difference between typical self-hosted WordPress hosting and our new Managed Hosting service? Quite a lot! Self-hosted WordPress on a big-box host is certainly less expensive, but you really do get what you pay for.  With a cheap hosting account comes slower load times, less security, and vulnerability to the whims of other users […]

Red Kite’s hosting company, NOCO Hosting, is making some big changes this week. We’ve just increased the monthly bandwidth allotments to 4x the previous limit – good news for our photography and video clients. The new account sizes are: Micro: 250MB disk space and 10GB bandwidth Basic: 1GB disk space and 40GB bandwidth Standard: 3GB […]