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  1. The warning you currently get is an "i" symbol next to the URL, but from July this year it will say 'Not secure' in Chrome. It's explained here: https://blog.chromium.org/2018/02/a-secure-web-is-here-to-stay.html
  2. SEO Basics

    For me, SEMrush is the best all-round SEO tool: for both value and functionality. I'm no fan of Moz - which, I admit, is at least partly a result of my inherent dislike of Rand Fishkin. Now he's gone, hopefully it will improve! Pinned! EDIT: and thanks for the useful list!
  3. Google choosing text content from the page - instead of the meta description - is quite common. There isn't a way to fix this apart from re-writing both the meta description and content, then re-submitting it through Search Console. You may need to be patient until the search results update.
  4. Scheduled tweets

    I'm a fan of Social Champ. It's because AFAIK, they're the only one that allows you to set up a post to repeat a number of times on a schedule (without charging for it, that is).
  5. Charts, graphs and so on! Showing lines going up. Pretty obvious, I know, but you can now make some nice interactive features using the free Google Data Studio tool, which you can then embed. There are also many other free and paid tools. I'd concentrate on the simple things: increases in SERP position, increase in visitors, and increase in revenue for the people you work for.
  6. If this turns in to an advert for your product, the post will be deleted and you will be banned from the forum.
  7. Useful links for designers/developers

    Thanks @rbrtsmith, these have been added.
  8. I'm not sure about an 'ideal' size (it depends on what you're viewing it on), but the dimensions are roughly 1:0.167 (W x H). The height is one sixth of the width. However, I'd recommend experimenting with it to see what looks best.
  9. Wishing desperate social media companies didn't use the status update to promote their business.

    1. robbydesigns


      It's just another advettising platform.

  10. It depends where the domains are hosted. This is how we'd do it assuming you had a package with 20i, but insert your host name instead! 1) If the domain and package is with 20i. You'd want to create a Hosting Package with a domain reference, and develop the new site on that package. When you've finished developing the new site, you remove the domain name from the old package and add it to the new one. 2) The domain name is with someone else but the Hosting Package is with 20i. You'd want to create a Hosting Package with a domain reference, and develop the new site on that package. When you've finished developing the new site you'd want to point the A record of the domain to the new package at 20i. Hope that helps.
  11. @amaconline The 20 is due to the company's founders being in the hosting business for 20 years - responsible for starting companies like Webfusion, 123-reg and Heart Internet. The 'i' is for 'internet', as far as I know.
  12. Google Analytics

    The screen resolution only applies to mobile screen resolution. For example, the most common resolution on a site I work on (which is 95% desktop) is 360x640! The reason the primary (mobile) device is iPhone is because all the different Apple models are lumped-together in one category, as opposed to what happens with Android. EDIT: if you go to Mobile>Overview, then select Screen Resolution as the secondary dimension, you should see the non-mobile resolutions.
  13. This forum is pretty-good: https://www.acorndomains.co.uk/. However, they are quite UK-focused - but I imagine that someone on there will be able to help you.
  14. Help me decide if social's worth my time.

    Everyone's definition of 'time-wasting' is different, but the fact that you're asking makes me think that in your case, you are wasting your time, and you should try it. I abandoned Facebook a couple of years ago and it's been fine. But I've also missed some announcements from friends (as people assume 'everyone' is on there regularly). For business, I think it's important to have the accounts as alternative contact methods, but like you say: if it's not bringing in business, maybe it isn't worth your time. Why not trial it for a month or two? At least for Facebook, you can temporarily deactivate your account and turn it back on again with no loss of data, or completely delete it and download all your photos etc. If after a while you turn in to a hermit then maybe you've made a mistake... Then you may find time to do more important things, like video games.
  15. You can now add an extra bit of flair to your profile page: a banner image across the top. This can be up to 2MB, so have fun, and please report anything naughty or tasteless!