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Chirk Dragons Swimming Club

Chirk Dragons Swimming Club

Introducing a harmonious blend of captivating design, seamless functionality, and impeccable craftsmanship, Chirk Dragons' website, created by The Web Hound, stands as a testament to the artistry of web design at its finest. Every pixel meticulously placed, crafting a digital marvel that commands attention. Immerse yourself in a realm where visual delights intertwine with seamless navigation and...

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Craft Great Email Content

The email is probably one of the easiest and quickest methods of generating business online, be it nurturing prospects or direct offers. It is vital however to get email content that works as people’s inboxes are inundated with offers, news, tips to name but a few and...

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WordPress Guide

I recently came across this fantastic WordPress Guide which spells out pretty much everything there is to know about using WordPress.

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Run Walter RUN!!

I really could not resist this and whilst it is not really website related, we are after all The Web Hound! This clip reminds me so much of my last dog who loved the water.

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WordPress 4.0 is Announced

Version 4.0 of WordPress has been announced. This version follows the musical theme for its name and has been called “Benny” in honour of jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman.

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Google Webmaster Tools

As I am sure everyone on the web who wants their site to perform will have found that there is a lot of traffic on the Internet and a lot of websites fighting for the number one slot.

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Your Top Asset

When it comes to searching on the web, Google pretty much has it all sewn up and this is not something that is going to change in the near (or probably even long) term. The other point I want you to bear in mind whilst reading this article is that there are a lot of...

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Google Analytics

One of our favorite plugins is Google Analytics by Yoast. This plugin allows you to track your blog and always stays up to date with the newest features in Google Analytics.

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Cookies

I was asked recently what all the fuss about cookies was? Cookies are often seen to over step the mark and be too intrusive, but the majority of cookies are harmless enough.

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WordPress 3.9 is now out

WordPress 3.9 is now out and has been named “Smith” in honour of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard.

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SEO – On Page Hints & Tips

SEO is a massive subject and the possibilities and techniques endless. The following is a short starter guide to setting up you web pages to be Google friendly. The guide will also help you use our favorite SEO package “WordPress SEO by Yoast”.

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BKSM Website

The end of March saw quite a rush to get 5 websites launched which certainly kept us quite busy. One of the sites was for BKSM.

The BKSM® Personal Success Model is a research-based, tried, tested and proven development process.

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Your Website is your Brand

I am always amazed at how many businesses set a budget for their website design and build, even extending to copy writing and photography but then, once the site goes live their attention moves elsewhere. I have to ask myself, why is this?

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WordPress Turns 10!

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the WordPress 10th Birthday party in Manchester where Mike littler (Wordpress co-founder) was giving a talk. Hear Mike’s story in his own words.

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What Makes a Good Website?

With every website having different requirements, a key step in deciding how your site should work is to clearly define its function and what results you want to get form the site. When it comes to the content of your site, there are a few points you should always...

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Start Up Business Tips

Why the time’s right for start-up businesses The BBC recently reported a rapid increase in the number of new start-up businesses developing out of sheer desperation and frustration at the lack of permanent jobs available. And this is particularly prevalent amongst recent graduates struggling to even get ‘casual’ work.

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Social Butterfly, will you be one this summer?

As summer’s probably the most gregarious season of the year, we felt the need to shout about all things sociable. Social networking is ‘the future and It’s claimed that social networking sites, such as LinkedIn and Twitter, are ‘changing the way staff interact with companies.’

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Why WordPress for your CMS

WordPress is basically software you can use to drive a website or blog. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers. Additionally there are literally thousands of plugins available all of which add additional functionality for websites.

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