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How does GDPR effect your website, analytics and services

Introduction to GDPR & Analytics The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) come into force across the European Union in May 2018. This will effect virtually every person trading who stores, uses, transmits and manages data, yes this includes Google Analytics!...

The website you want vs the website you actually need

Introduction to needing instead of wanting This can be quite a taboo subject and often a tricky point to raise with our clients when starting a new website project. Many people believe that a website is about looking pretty, cramming in the latest 'gadgets' or...

Follow or NoFollow, that is the question!

Introduction Those of you who have studied or at least read about SEO are likely to know to what we are going on about, but for those who are completely new to the world of webdesign, SEO and google will likely to be clueless! If your a bit lost, or just interested in...

Local SEO – How to get listed and rank highly locally on Google.

Introduction to local SEO Most people are aware of SEO and the role it plays in getting your website listed on the major search engines such as Google or Bing. There are however only a minority that understand the difference between traditional SEO and Local SEO...

The best ways to speed up your WordPress site

A common question we get asked a lot is how to make a website load fast, afterall one of the biggest factors modern SEO companies constantly talk about is having blisteringly fast loading speeds to improve the user experience, ensure the site remains mobile friendly...

WordPress 4.9 – The best 3 new features in this major release!

So, we recently say the major update for WordPress known as 4.9 hit the main update channels. Here at Social Saxon we have been using this release for a fair few weeks as part of our test bed servers and suitable impressed. We know that the new v5 isn't going to be...

Top 10 WordPress mistakes to avoid meltdown

If you have ever run a WordPress site before in the past then you may be aware of just how easy it is to get in a muddle, have a meltdown or run head on into some pretty nasty show stopping problems. Fortunately there are some tips and tricks you can follow which will...

Royalty free stock images for your website & blog

When creating a website, social media account or any promotional material finding the right images to use can often be a sticky subject, made worse with the reams of copyright law out there. As we know, a users experience on a site, or whilst reading a blog post or...

Are you SSL ready? Google expects you to be!

Google has recently announced plans to give priority to SSL driven websites, regardless of whether you sell items or not and they expect you to be ready too. So how is this going to effect you? what can you do to be ahead of the game? and what is SSL anyway, I thought...

Clever methods to increasing your SEO potential

Lets be clever making the right tweaks and gaining the right backlinks for your site. For many search engines 'backlinks' are the holy grail of achieving a high ranking and is often one of the top areas targeted by any SEO optimising project. People spend a lot of...

Facebook OpenGraph in WordPress

Introduction to configuring OpenGraph Generally speaking, Facebook is pretty smart and efficient at choosing the right image when you link to a website from within their system e.g. as a post within a group or on your timeline. However, sometimes it struggles and the...

How to protect your website from hacking

Why should I protect my website? What if one day you woke up to find your website had gone and your e-mail account had been hijacked! It's a scary thought, especially for many small companies and tradesmen who rely on their websites to generate income.There are so...

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