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Things seem to be returning to normal this week after the summer, with the kids back at school and the weather turning a familiar grey here in Stockport.
The start of the school year is often a natural time for business owners to regroup and refocus. How close are you to reaching your 2019 goals? What would you still like to achieve in this final third of the year?
If you are thinking along these lines, read on for more details about how I can help you (or how I can help you help yourself!).
In this month’s newsletter we have:
* Details about upcoming SEO for Beginners workshops
* New blog posts
* Top tips to speed up your site
* Website review info
* A new case study
** SEO for beginners workshop
My monthly workshops to help beginners learn about SEO are proving popular with the good business owners of Stockport!
I keep the groups small (4 people maximum) and hold them at Tandem Coffee House, which has good drinks and snacks!
* Setting up your website for the best search engine results
* Tracking progress in Google Analytics
* Using analytical data to spot opportunities
The next workshop is on Thursday, September 26th, and the October one will be on Tuesday the 22nd. I always give newsletter subscribers first dibs on tickets, so let me know if you’d like to come along!
To find out more or to book, visit my site (https://pauljardine.co.uk/seo-workshop-for-beginners/) .
BOOK NOW (https://pauljardine.co.uk/seo-workshop-for-beginners/)
** On the blog
A WEB DESIGN PROCESS FOR SUCCESS
(TRIED AND TESTED)
Over the years, I have fine tuned a web design process that guarantees a project that runs smoothly. The four stages ensure efficiency and clear communication, which contribute to success.
Read the post (https://pauljardine.co.uk/blog/a-web-design-process-for-success/)
AskBo: WISE WORDS FROM STOCKPORT’S FAVOURITE WEB DESIGN HOUND
Bo, my trusty web design hound, inspiration for the Bo Framework and occasional star of my Instagram Stories, has answered some tricky website questions recently. You can read his wise answers in this blog post.
Read the post (https://pauljardine.co.uk/blog/ask-bo-wise-words-from-stockports-favourite-web-design-hound/)
** 3 top tips to speed up your site
Page speed is really important to the success of your website (here’s why (https://pauljardine.co.uk/blog/why-page-speed-is-important/) ).
Here are 3 things you can look at during September - or any other time! - to make sure your page speed is optimised.
• Compress your images – for Wordpress websites the EWWW Image Optimizer can do this.
• Only use functionality you need – Do you really need a live chat plugin?
Reducing the number of installed plugins and extensions on your website
will reduce the number of files being loaded on any particular page.
• Use a decent hosting package – A good server will run your website much
faster than a cheap one.
There are more tips such as these in the MOT Guide Book I sent you when you signed up for this newsletter. Let me know if you’ve misplaced it and I’ll send it to you again!
** Service spotlight: WEBSITE REVIEW
If you want a more in-depth look at your site, or you simply don’t have the time to do a review yourself, I can help.
My Website Reviews Service (https://pauljardine.co.uk/services/website-reviews/) is designed to help highlight any issues with page speed, usability and search engine visibility. I also recommend ways in which you can improve these elements of your site.
FIND OUT MORE (https://pauljardine.co.uk/services/website-reviews/)
If you want to stay in touch with me between newsletters, I can be found sharing web-thoughts on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pjwebdesign)
and behind-the-scenes pictures on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pj_webdesign/)
Until next time,
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