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Images are an important part of blog posts and pages on your website. Adding a photo or image to your blog page or website can help add interest to the page, help the reader better understand the content on the page, and help to improve the SEO ranking of a page. A good rule of thumb is to have at least one image per page view as you scroll down a page. Adding too many images may be distracting to the important content on the page, and too many images may slow web page load time. You can … [Read more...] about No More Mistakes – How To Make Your Images Website Friendly
Are you a new business owner in need of a website? If you are just getting started, you will need to purchase a domain name and website hosting. This article is an updated and revised version from an original posting in 2014. The first step in building your small business online presence is finding a website hosting company (this is where your website will live). YOU, the business owner, should purchase your website hosting package (not your web developer). Stay in control of your … [Read more...] about Website Hosting Reviews – This Will Help You Decide
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