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Put The User First Not The Search Engine

When it comes to SEO – Put the user first not the search engine

When it comes to SEO it is very easy to get so carried away with trying to keep Google’s bots happy and forget about the real live people visiting your site. People who will decide whether to read your content, act on your calls to action and engage with your company. Unlike Google, your visitors will be able to determine if the site appeals to them visually and speaks to them in a way they want to engage with. Continue reading…

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Why is Magento resetting my prices to zero?

Is Magento re-setting prices to Zero seemingly randomly? 

Magento query – why are my prices resetting to zero in Magento?

Prices randomly changing to zero in Magento

Prices reverting to £0.0 in Magento

These are the questions/search terms we put into Google when we hit a really worrying problem with a newly launched ecommerce Magento site that we had developed for a client. The site had been tested on a private server and everything worked. We were confident enough to go live. Continue reading…

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SEO for responsive websites

Having a responsive website, one that works on mobiles, tablets and PC’s has fast become an essential rather than desirable requirement for any website.

We all understand how a responsive site looks and works on different platforms but the real question we should be asking is: ‘Is SEO better on a responsive website?’ After all, a site that isn’t visible really isn’t going to do your business any good at all. Continue reading…

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Digital marketing and web design features – September 2015

Every month we like to showcase some of the best features and posts that we find on the world wide web, which ranges from anything like web design, to SEO, to general digital marketing advice and tips. The reason for this? Well, mainly because these features are something of interest to us. So therefore it makes sense to share these on to our followers and visitors in one neat and tidy blog.

So here go:

September’s top digital marketing and web design features and stories…

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How Social Signals Affect Your SEOSearch Engine Journal – A good article by Dario Zadro at Search Engine Journal, demonstration how social signals can affect your SEO practices, such as increased traffic, social link building and increased domain authority. Well worth a read:

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/social-signals-affect-seo/135956/

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The best small business websites

At Build 14me we are often asked about the best small business websites and so we asked Google to help us put together a comprehensive list of sites hailed as being ‘the best small business websites’.  These are the results:

1)  The Web awards website http://www.webaward.org/ awarded the 2014 accolade to http://reasons.screenagers.com/#videos and you know what we think this is pretty great too. Lots of cute little touches – great personality and an amazing client list . Wow – this almost blew us away. As an almost competitor we didn’t really want to like this site – but you know what, we loved it.

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2) In 2013 the same awards were won by http://www.dash.com.hk/ which seemed to take a crazy amount of time to load but was fun too. Definitely worth a peek.

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SEO, Responsive Web Design and Google updates – August 2015

At Build14me we like to keep up to date with all of the things that matter or should matter to people who have websites. We scour the internet daily and when we find an interesting article we post links on @build14me (https://twitter.com/Build14me) Every month we put together a complete synopsis of all the articles we have read – so you don’t need to miss a great feature just because you missed a tweet.
And don’t forget if you have written or seen an article you think we should re-tweet – then send the details to ben@build14me.com and if we think our followers and customers would find it useful we are more than happy to feature it.

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August top stories…

Stop Ghost Spam in Google Analytics with One Filter – moz: Carlos Escalera gives some excellent insights into how to reduce Ghost Spam. (are we the only people who see the word Spam and think Monty Python)

https://moz.com/blog/stop-ghost-spam-in-google-analytics-with-one-filter

Why it is important to balance SEO and user experience – entrepreneur: Anca Bradley, Brand Management Director at Fruition reminds us why we should follow Google’s ‘Focus on the user and all else will follow’

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247683

Responsive Web Design is Important for Your Site’s SEO – Business2community: Rolando Herrera talks about how ‘without SEO your picture will be incomplete’

http://www.business2community.com/seo/responsive-web-design-important-sites-seo-01281544
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Website design tips for small businesses from You Tube

Website design tips for small businesses from You Tube

As Brighton based web designers Build14me are keen to offer good advice to small business owners thinking of setting up their websites. But we don’t pretend to have all the answers.. so this month we have scoured You Tube for some videos that offer advice and suggestions to make sure that your website is the best it can be.

Please do let us know if you have any favourite information videos – contact Ben@build14me.com we are always happy to pass on recommendations.

Website Design Tips for Small Business Owners 

Postcardmania put together this video with their thoughts on why a website is critical to the success of a small business. 6mins 06

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvhyDRuYHeY Continue reading…

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Content for effective SEO, Social media and Web Design

Content for effective SEO, Social media and Web Design

Like every month here at Build14Me, we post out useful content that we think is effective for SEO, Social Media, Analytic’s and web design in any business. The content and links below are the summary of everything we posted out for the month of July. They have been categorised into relevant sections:

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SEO

In this section, you will find all the relevant links to SEO tips and information that we found useful this month. The SEO game is forever evolving and changing, which is why it is a big topic to keep up to date on:

How do you get everyone in the company on board with SEO?
http://searchengineland.com/seo-cant-always-get-wants-can-223953

5 SEO myths that should be forgotten in 2015:
http://www.business2community.com/seo/5-seo-myths-that-should-be-forgotten-in-2015-01267032

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The most important things to include on your website

The most important things to include on your website

As you plan your company or personal website – you may well be asking yourself ‘What are the most important things to include on my website’. You are probably looking for a checklist from an authoritative source so… At Build14Me we have been scouring the internet to help us put together this list of the most important things to include in your website.

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