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Picture perfect: why your website deserves optimized photos


You’ve got a website,

You’ve had it for a few years. It works just fine.

You last updated it, er, about a year ago, maybe more?

Photos are a bit old but…

Stop right there!

Your website is often the first encounter potential clients have with your business and your brand.

• What do the photos on your website tell them about your business?

• Are they on trend or showing their age?

• Are they optimized for speed?

It’s time to show your images some love with our five top tips for image optimization.


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Words that sell: how to write effective product descriptions

mens Tennis shoes SDo you sell products online? Then you’re part of a retail e-commerce market that was worth a massive US$40bn in 2018. 

Yes, you did read those figures right - billions, not millions!

That equates to a 7.3% shares of total retail sales in Canada in 2017. What’s more, 75% of consumers spent more that $500 online in 2018.

And online sales are set to grow too: 

“Revenue generated within the retail e-commerce market is expected to surpass 55 billion Canadian dollars by 2023, up from 40 billion in 2018.” (1)

So, how can your business maximise its online sales potential? First you need to sell to Google…

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Why every business website needs professional SEO

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At Akira, we build websites.

The best websites we build, by far, are created from the ground up with SEO (search engine optimisation) at their heart.

However, we know that to some clients, SEO is a mystery.

It looks like we’re just adding services that they can do themselves, such as writing content.

(We do explain, but sometimes we get that glazed "I don't talk techie" look back!)

So, why do ALL websites need SEO, and how does it benefit your business?

We’re not going to tell you.

Instead we’re going to let one of Google's Webmasters tell you!

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Why our new websites are doing the business for clients across Canada (and beyond)

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At Akira Studio, we've built websites for almost every type of business, from small local companies to major organisations in Canada, the US, the UK and Europe.

Here are just some of our latest projects that show our versatility and straightforward, professional approach to web design.

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User intent and rich snippets: top takeaways from BrightonSEO

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Our SEO guru Kirsty attended the world’s largest gathering of search marketers in Brighton UK, to learn about the latest trends and research into all things SEO.


As always it was a packed day with four sessions, each with three info-packed presentations.


What always interests us are the overarching themes and concerns that emerge from all these talks.


Read on to find out what we discovered....


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