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The Small Business Website Guide

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VIEW VIDEOS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Discover methods and strategies for getting your business online with our expert interviews and case studies.

3 steps to online success: How to start an online shop

Find out what you should and shouldn’t do when setting up an online store.

Free website builder tools for business

Discover what free website builder tools are available to create your online presence with minimal costs.

Learn how to choose a domain name

Websites can seem complicated, but the first thing to get right is your domain name. Here are some useful tips to consider when deciding on what works for you.

The advantages of using a business website builder

As a small business owner time is precious. Find out the quick and easy way to getting a great website up and running with a web building app.

Why you should use WordPress for business websites

With WordPress the possibilities are nearly endless, and being free, it is extremely useful for business owners. Here are some of the opportunities available.

Brand building: how to build a brand and improve your online presence

What are the vital ingredients for a strong online brand? Web hosting company 1&1 UK talk us through how domain names, social media and SEO all play a part.

Expert tips: How creating content can improve your website

Integrated marketing expert Amy Manuel from Adaptation Project gives small business owner Raphaelle Simmons of simmonscreperie.com advice on how to create engaging website content.

How small businesses can use their website data

What are the vital ingredients for a strong online brand? Web hosting company 1&1 UK talk us through how domain names, social media and SEO all play a part.

Top five tips for small business site analytics

Improving your website is much easier when you understand your users. Here are some top tips on using web analytics.

Video marketing tips: How to use video effectively

Film producer gives small business owner some useful hints and tips on using video for her website.

The key to creating your own professional website

1&1 tell visitors at Business Startup how to bring their small business passions to life through a professional website.

How to use WordPress for your small business

WordPress is a great way to create fantastic content, be it blogs, websites or other social collateral. Here are some great tips for getting started.

The importance of branding your small business online

Branding is crucial to the success of any business, particularly true in the online space, ensuring customers trust your business and know where to find it.

Domain name choice - essential for online business growth

A website with a great domain is a fantastic way to grow a business and should be an integral part of your planning, rather than just an afterthought.

Reveal and understand your web audience

Social media and mobile devices have changed the commerce landscape. Here’s how small businesses can take advantage of online e-commerce opportunities.

Expert blogging tips – How to make the most of your website blog

Integrated marketing expert Amy Manuel from Adaptation Project offers top tips for businesses on how to make the most out your website blog. Amy covers planning and storyboarding, using visual content and the importance of user interaction.

Expert tips - Using social media advertising to increase website traffic

Rita from setupafoodbusiness.com asks online expert Elly Gray from biteinto.net how social media networks can be used to boost visitor numbers. Elly takes Rita through the steps to take advantage of social media audiences including, choosing the right networks, making useful connections and posting the right content.

Expert tips - when should I use a web video for business?

Unsure if you should invest in making a video for your site? Film producer Ravinol Chambers of Be Inspired Films gives an overview of when you should and shouldn’t use video for your website. Powerful use cases include video testimonials, video blogging and company introductions.

Expert tips: How to submit your website to search engines

Unsure if you should invest in making a video for your site? Film producer Ravinol Chambers of Be Inspired Films gives an overview of when you should and shouldn’t use video for your website. Powerful use cases include video testimonials, video blogging and company introductions.

Expert tips: Six tips to create a video for your website

Film producer Ravinol Chambers of Be Inspired Films gives some top tips to small business owners on how to create great video online. Ravinol gives an insight into how to prepare, how to appeal to your audience and how to get views.

SEO marketing tips to drive new business

Entrepreneurs Ben and Catherine receive tips on SEO, web optimisation, using keywords and tagging images.

What are backlinks and how you should use them on your website

Elly Gray from biteinto.net gives the lowdown on backlinks and how they can help your website.

Expert tips – How to find the right video producer

Film producer Ravinol Chambers of Be Inspired Films offers advice on what to look for when choosing a video producer for your business.

Expert tips – Website blog vs. social media

Integrated marketing expert Amy Manuel from Adaptation Project looks at whether businesses should look to upload the majority of their content to a website blog, or to social media channels.

How to make content and on page optimisation to improve your search rankings

Elly Gray from biteinto.net explains how to adapt your website to be found online, including how to use H1 tags and taglines.

How to create web video productions at a low cost

Film producer Ravinol Chambers of Be Inspired Films explains how businesses can get involved with creating videos without a big financial outlay.

Expert tips: Setting up an online business with 1&1 eshops

Businesses are looking for an all-in-one solution to sell products online and expand worldwide. Whatever industry you arre in, 1&1 eShop packages offer all the key features for a successful online business.

Expert tips: How to find the right SEO keywords for your site

Elly Gray from biteinto.net, a London-based agency that advises SMBs on their websites, provides guidance on finding the right keywords for your site.

Expert tips: The advantages of guest blogging and crowdsourcing content

Integrated marketing expert Amy Manuel from Adaptation Project gives advice on how businesses can utilise guest blogging and crowd sourcing on their website.

Build your business with social marketing success

Social has become an essential aspect of every kind of businesses, and has to be considered at an early stage in the business strategy. Tim Fuell highlights the various facets of social by explaining that this topic is all about simplicity, offering, content, identity, awareness and linking.

What is web hosting? An intro to hosting and more

The topic of web hosting used to be strictly the domain of web developers. But now, with more and more people building their own blogs and websites from scratch, web hosting has become more accessible than ever.

Simple steps to achieving eCommerce website success

Understanding the difference between eCommerce and eShops, and learning the Dos and Don’ts of eCommerce.

Tips for establishing your Internet presence

Understanding the importance of getting online and picking the best web presences for your business

How to increase online sales on your business website

How to design your website to give the best customer experience and increase visitor to customer conversions

Need to get online fast? Create your own website

How to build your business website quickly and with ease, whilst avoiding common errors.

Tips on setting up your first business website

Watch EllyGray from biteinto.net, a London-based agency that advises SMBs on their websites, give tips on how the start-up company Poridge can get their first website online quickly and inexpensively.

How to drive more traffic to your website

No matter how competitive the industry you are in, providing a unique service or product will help you carve out a niche to separate you from the big players. Read this case study on how Dogwoof, global film distribution company, created a niche site when launching popup.dogwoof.com.

Expert Tip- Elly Gray on developing a plan for your business website

Expert Elly Gray discusses the importance of being authentic when it comes to your business website and not letting other people dictate what to do or how to do it.

Expert tips: Elly Gray on how to improve a website over time

Creating a web presence is vital, but maintaining your site is just as important. Learn why your business website needs to evolve over time from industry expert Elly Gray.

Expert tips: Elly Gray on how to start a website that grows with you

Get advice from expert Elly Gray on why your business website needs to grow at the same rate as your business.

Expert tips: How to use digital content elements on your website

Understand how to introduce different content elements into your website to give it a 3-dimensional feel and provide visitors with a unique way of exploring your business from industry expert Elly Gray.

Expert Tip- Why you should register a domain name first

Peter Bowles explains the importance of registering a domain name before registering a company name so you can avoid other businesses adopting the domain first.

How to use web optimisations to improve user experience

Get advice on how to use rotating banners and how to feature success stories and much more.

Choosing the right web domain names for your company

There are different factors that you should take into consideration when selecting the right domain name for your business. Get some quick tips with this video.

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