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Introduction to Ecommerce Platforms

Posted on May 29, 2013

ecommerceEcommerce platforms are specific software that can create a completely new online shop or that can transform a simple website into a very effective online store where you can sell services, product or anything else that you like to sell.

These eCommerce platforms support various payment methods including payment gateways, credit cards, paypal, and cash on delivery so customers can buy your products easily.

Ecommerce platforms provide a system by which seller can sell his product easily and buyer can buy it easily. This kind of software also gives you liberty to add, modify and delete a product details on website.

Here is just a few of the main Ecommerce software platforms that can create a tremendous online store for you.

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How to Bring Your Small Business Online

Posted on May 27, 2013

online businessNowadays, almost everybody can access information freely, and nearly everyone is online and connected to the internet – including your customers. Simply put, your business needs to be online, or it is losing out on customers, sales … and profit.

Here are some simple steps to bring your small business online:

Step 1 – Select and Register a Domain Name
A domain name is your address on the internet and its how people find you. So you need to ensure it related back your business so use your business name, or a product even.

Step 2 – Website Development
Now that you have your domain name, your address on the internet, you need to design and develop your website. The website is essentially your shop front. Its how people see you, interact with you, and buy from you.

Your website needs to be clear and user friendly. You can speak to a web developer to get your site built, or even use simple design software yourself.

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Font Topography Tips for Your Website Design

Posted on May 24, 2013

fontsThere are so many things that can help you present a better looking website with excellent readability. But unfortunately some of them are overlooked by designers; like font typography.

This is a powerful tool that helps complement your graphics, images, and designs with your use of properly situated texts. Before you embark on your next project, here are some of the top font topography tips for your website design.

One of the most common aspects of web site typography is leading.
This is the distance between lines of texts as they appear on the webpage. Making the leading of your site texts too much or too less will make it hard or uncomfortable to read. Your best bet is to make use of 2 – 5 pts depending on the size and typeface of your text. You should also take note of the measure of the text width by making sure that it is not too small or too large. Most people measure the right text width for their website by using a maximum approximate of 8 – 10 characters per line, adjusting it to suit the design.

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The Importance of Backing Up Your Website

Posted on May 22, 2013

backupWeb Hosting BackupEven the safest systems in the world also have backups of their data. You never know when disaster will strike. An example is when your website faces a hacking threat and your website is hacked. With no backups, your website is gone forever.

One thing everybody needs to understand is that hosting companies does not have the responsibility of backing up your website. It is entirely up to you to ensure that your website backups are done. While good web hosts do backup sites, it is a courtesy only, and nothing is guaranteed.

Here are a few reasons you should backup your website regularly.

Websites are dynamic and keep on changing
It is a common practice to store the original website but forget to save any new changes that are made on the website. Within a week a website can change a lot, it is important that these changes are also saved on top of the original backup of the website.

Keeping your business running even when disaster strikes
Those that have business websites need to make sure that the backups are more regular. When a business site is hacked, make sure that the backup website can be uploaded fast and be back in business as usual.

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Four Ways To Monetise Your Blog

Posted on May 20, 2013

blog tipsSometimes all that it takes to make some money is to be creative. If you have a blog, you have a gold mine that can bring enough gold to enable you lead a comfortable life. Rather than use the blog just to talk about stuff, what if you got a bit creative and decided to monetise it?

This article will discuss 4 ways to monetise your blog.

Take Advantage of Amazon Reviews
Amazon.com is one of the largest and most trusted online shops in the world and you can take advantage of commissions given to people who refer others to the site. Let’s assume you take some time and write a really good review on a product, post the review on your blog and then add a product link that leads the reader to Amazon. The moment they buy that product or any other after having clicked on your link to end up in Amazon, you get paid. This is one way to monetise your blog.

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How CloudFlare Can Improve Your Website Speed Internationally

Posted on May 10, 2013

CloudFlare Web Hosting
CloudFlare is a service that confronts several problems that a website may encounter on a daily basis such as:

1. Slow speed
2. Security issues
3. Search engine crawlers and threats
4. Wide range of online threats

CloudFlare is suitable for all kinds of dynamic websites to improve their quality. So if you are wondering how CloudFlare can improve your website speed internationally, it would be comforting to know that a large percentage of the total Internet users pass through CloudFlare on a daily basis to safeguard their property on their websites.

This service benefits your website speed in the following ways:

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How to Backup Your Website in cPanel Easily and Securely

Posted on May 8, 2013

cpanel web hostingWhen starting your own website online, you put a good amount of hard work on creating it. So it is important to keep it safe with a secure backup that saves the result of all your hard work in case something happens. Just like computers, websites also sometimes break down because of server issues or even someone hacking into your webmaster account. So unless you have a secure backup, you may lose your blog or website worth of years of your time – in an unexpected incident.

Lucky for you, if you are using a Linux server with a cPanel Web Hosting account, you can easily create automated or manual backups for all your domains and websites. Here is an easy guide to show you the basic steps.

There are two methods to create a secure backup in cPanel. You can choose the one you find the easiest.

1. Using the Backup Wizard feature in cPanel

You can find this in the File section on your cPanel homepage. After you click on it, you will see an easy 3-step method to create an instant secure partial or full backup from your websites. Since it includes a simple step-by-step wizard feature, it is the ideal solution if you prefer and faster and easier backup method.

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