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Google My Business – Be Visible Online

Google My Business is a free online platform provided by Google with the aim of providing an accessible and comprehensive online business directory. It allows a business to register their address, service or product, and contact details across Google’s platforms which Google then inserts into search engine results.

Google My Business does two things, it enables business owners to increase their online presence and visibility and it allows people to find the most relevant local business, and then engage with and even review that business. Google Local is now the most comprehensive, interactive business directory ever created.

Google My Business

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Proud Sponsors Of Rhythms Of The World

Several years ago Tim Neale our CEO attended a local festival and was struck by the community spirit and ethos – as well as the fantastic music. After discovering the festival was entirely run by volunteers as a charity, he decided to get involved. The festival was Rhythms of the World (ROTW) and we have been proud sponsors now for several years.

ROTW is a charity based in Hitchin, celebrating its 25th anniversary year this year. The aims of ROTW are,

Led by volunteers, ROTW is a registered charity that aims to unite diverse communities through music and the arts. We achieve this by organising a range of cultural events, culminating in an annual festival of world music, dance, arts and cuisine in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Sadly due to financial constraints ROTW was unable to stage the traditional large festival this year. Instead, ROTW is holding 25 exciting fundraising events, in and around Hitchin, to try to secure the future of the festival and the year-round community outreach projects.

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Website Image Optimisation – Why It Matters

Image optimisation for websites is the process of using the most compressed (smallest) file available whilst retaining a visually acceptable picture. There are three important reasons for optimising your website images; reducing download speed, minimising bandwidth use and enhancing search engine optimisation (SEO).

Image Optimisation

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Benefits Of Managed WordPress Hosting

WordPress is a content management system that powers 1 in 4 websites globally. The popularity of WordPress worldwide has created an industry of WordPress experts who offer a service known as managed WordPress hosting.

Managed WordPress Hosting

Put simply, managed WordPress hosting is a service that deals with all the technical aspects of your WordPress website. This can include,

  • Backups
  • Updates
  • Security
  • Speed
  • Load times
  • Responsiveness
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