Development

November 13, 2018

Are you ready for Gutenberg (WordPress 5.0)?

Are you ready for the release of WordPress 5.0? The release date is Nov 19 2018, and is less than two weeks away. If you have a WordPress site, you probably would be aware that the major change is the new default Gutenberg block editor. This update will also have an […]
August 20, 2018

How will the major changes to Google Maps API affect you?

Google Maps is a web-based service which provides detailed information about geographical regions and sites. Almost all websites use embedded Google Maps on their contact page to assist their clients in easily locating their business.  I have been using Google Maps for many years and continue to use it. But there have been […]
March 10, 2018

Why should I update my WordPress site?

“Everything is working fine, so don’t update your site and risk breaking something!” As the professional who comes in and fixes broken sites, I’ve heard that line so many times. What prompted me to write this post is that is that more recently I have been hearing Wed Design agencies […]
June 14, 2017

Choosing the Best WordPress Theme – 5 Things To Consider

It can be an overwhelming experience when it comes to selecting a theme for your WordPress site. There are thousands of free themes and a massive market for premium themes. Some themes look better than others, but your choice of selecting the right theme should not be based on looks alone. […]
November 23, 2016

7 Reasons Why A WordPress Website Is Great For Your Business

How would you rate the online presence of your business? If you want to stand out in today’s digital climate, a great website can make a world of difference. WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world, and here are the top seven reasons why we believe a […]
August 8, 2016

The Risks of Publishing Content

Every time you publish content online, be it website pages, blog posts, images, videos or even user comments, you open yourself up to potential legal liability. The Internet is public and available to anyone, so even the smallest blog has the potential to reach millions of people. Legal risks are […]
July 10, 2016

How Much Does a Website Cost?

In this Blog I share some of our internal processes and methodology used at Net Solutions to provide a cost estimate to build a website. I spent many years pioneering and implementing activity based costing for major Telcos with great success. It may sound simple but its the result of […]
March 30, 2016

An Introduction to Domain Names and DNS

Introduction DNS, or the Domain Name System, is often a very difficult part of learning how to configure websites and servers. Understanding how DNS works will help you diagnose problems with configuring access to your websites and will allow you to broaden your understanding of what’s going on behind the […]
September 17, 2014

Searchmetrics Releases 2014 Ranking Factors

The team at Searchmetrics recently released the SEO Ranking Factors and Rank Correlation 2014 Whitepaper based on their own directly observable data. While many SEO analysts use theory and speculation, Searchmetrics claim that their methodology of ranking evaluations are exact, fresh and based on huge amounts of data. In summary, […]
September 9, 2014

WooCommerce and WordPress – a great solution

WooCommerce and Magento have both seen massive growth over the last few years mainly due to their strong community support. Both have their Pros and Cons but WooCommerce has hit the sweet-spot for me. Before choosing any software, I’ve always looked at “what business problem” we are trying to fix. Only […]
April 3, 2014

Why am I losing Google rank

Just the other day a client who does not see the value in SEO called and said “Hey, I didn’t do anything to my website for the last year, I didn’t touch it, and now I am not on page 2 anymore, there is something wrong”. My reply being – […]
November 8, 2013

A world without Keywords

We all know that Google deploy regular changes to its search algorithms.  The most recent changes, implemented last week, include the removal of keyword data from search queries.  This poses significant challenges to the SEM and digital marketing worlds as keyword data still provides a valuable insight into user queries. […]