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Why NOW is the perfect time to update your website

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Websites are like flared jeans; what was once totally on-trend is now retro, and not in a good way.

If your website design is more than five years old, it will be showing its age in more ways than just its design. Technology moves on relentlessly, and with that come new expectations from your clients and customers about what your website should be able to do.

Like it or not, your website is in constant comparison with every other website your clients visit, or your customers purchase from, from Amazon to Zoopla.

So, if your website doesn’t look good on mobile devices, or the e-commerce solution process is slow, it’s time to give it a much-needed update.

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Is Instagram the new Facebook?

instagram 3198093 1920Facebook has not had a good year.

The aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal rumbles on, and the recent “improvements” that restricts the amount of company message shown has not pleased businesses.

Small wonder then that Instagram has seen rapid growth in membership, eager for its more direct, personal approach with the emphasis on fun, not politics or opinionated rants.

So, is it time to say farewell to Facebook and get into Instagram? Yes and no…

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The impact of GDPR on your Canadian or UK business

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If you own a business in the UK, or your Canadian business does business with any country in the EU, you’ll need to take action.


The new GDPR legislation is coming into force on 25th May 2018, which affect the use, acquisition and storage of personal data of any citizen or resident of any member state of the EU.


This applies regardless of where your business is based.


So, if you sell goods or services to Europe, even online, you need to take notice and act now.


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Domain names: who pays for yours?


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Your company domain name is one of the most valuable digital assets your company has.

It defines your online identity in terms of your website address and your email accounts.

But miss your domain name renewal payment and your domain name will stop working - and so will your website and your email...


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Slow change: how the new Facebook changes will affect your Company Page

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Last Thursday evening, Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg announced major changes to the News Feed that would improve users’ ‘wellbeing’, and would be “helping you have more meaningful social interactions.”

So, what does that actually mean in practice for your business and its presence on Facebook? 

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