Yearly Archives: 2020

Speeding up your computer, how easy is it?

Posted on March 13, 2020 at 10:36 am

It can be really frustrating when you are working on your computer and it is running slow but is there something that you can do to improve the situation or do you need to seek professional help and support. Even though a good deal of optimisation happens automatically on your computer there are a number of steps you can take which will improve the speed of your computer.

The first thing is to look at the programmes that are installed and whether they are starting up automatically when you switch on your computer. Uninstalling programmes that are never used and disabling auto start up is a simple step that can be undertaken.

Making sure that all updates are installed is a measure that is wise especially the anti-virus. Many anti-virus software companies offer programmes that can speed up your computer and will identify any problems with your system and clean your internal drive.

Another issue that can affect the speed of your computer can be rectified in your computer settings. If you are using power saver mode, this can slow down performance. By changing the settings to high performance or balanced mode means the speed of your computer could be boosted instantly.

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Making sure your website displays correctly on different browsers

Posted on February 18, 2020 at 9:31 pm

When designing a website you have to be very careful to ensure that you do not do all your testing just for one browser. This is not recommended as different browsers display certain code in different ways so you may find that your site looks great on Firefox but awful on Internet Explorer for example.

Often programmers tend to favour a particular type of browser so it is easy to neglect testing compatibility on other popular browsers. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chome, Safari and Opera are amongst the most popular and even within theses browsers you have multiple versions. It is not always possible to check the compatibility for every browser version and screen size but you should do as many of the most common ones as possible.  Normally a programmer will tell you what browsers they will test the site on but if you are unsure always ask.

Although fairly straight forward, this is very important to do as you may find you lose visitors instantly if the site is not displaying correctly for them. The may be reflexed in a higher than average bounce rate, which occurs if a visitor leaves a page straight away without interacting with anything

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Why is your blog or website not getting found?

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 12:41 pm

As a business owner or blogger, it can be extremely disappointing to find that your website is nowhere in the search engine results. It may be that you are showing up but not until pages 5 plus which means you will get very little or possibly no traffic.

There are several reasons as to why this may happen which you need to investigate as soon as possible. Firstly, you may have some code on your robots.txt file or in the settings of your website or blog that don’t allow the search engines to crawl your site. If this is the case it means that none of your pages will existing in the search engine results pages and therefore will not show up for any of your keyword or even when your company name is typed in. This is a fairly straight forward issue to resolve and could see your site indexed within a week or two of removal.

Another reason that your site may be no where to be seen is that your lacking SEO (search engine optimisation) or are doing some techniques that has actually caused your site to be removed. SEO is optimising a website to get it to rank high on the search engines such as Google. It involves a number of processes and can take time to work.

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