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27 August 2020
Improving SEO with Podcasts

Visual and audio platforms are becoming increasingly popular in the digital world. With variations of podcasts from working to leisure, companies are eager to implement these methods as a way of benefitting their online business. But how can it improve your SEO? What are Podcasts? Podcasts are a modern technology referred to as “audio blogs” […]

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27 August 2020
Facebook and Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies have become progressively more popular and with Bitcoin being one of the most commonly used platforms, will Facebook’s Libra currency become its biggest rival? Facebook announced its own cryptocurrency back in mid 2019 and with a range of improvements and benefits, it is set to become just as successful as its leading competitor, Bitcoin. […]

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27 August 2020
The Importance of Data in Marketing

Online marketing strategies are constantly evolving. Working from assumptions and gut instincts, businesses are now turning to the most reliable source of information; online data. Analysing and incorporating data into digital marketing is a key component for all businesses. This method has been proven to generate more traffic and improve website ranking. Whether you wish […]

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27 August 2020
The Rise of Voice Search- What’s All the Hype?

As technology evolves, so do our businesses. The digital world is constantly changing and one thing that has become increasingly popular throughout the last decade is voice recognition. From Siri to Google Home and Amazon Alexa, searching has never been easier! It is the biggest growth in online communication and especially helps with how fast […]

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24 August 2020
Our Marketing Services - All You Need to Know

Whether you are a new or existing business with plans to expand your digital identity, the importance of choosing the right marketing service is crucial and can determine the success of your company. Whether you wish to target Facebook users, or are more successful through PPC advertising, DSM Design offers a wide range of marketing […]

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24 August 2020
Web Design Trends 2020

It’s 2020. And with a new decade, comes a whole load of new and exciting trends! It’s been an interesting year up until now, so what better way than to implement these trends into your business and end this year with the best improvement to your website! Declutter Your Website Creating a spacious display whilst […]

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18 March 2020
Bootstrap by Twitter File Input Box

Afternoon, just a quick tutorial about the File Input Field using twitter styling and Jquery to keep the look of your site. Bootstrap by Twitter - http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/, is an excellent Framework of css, jquery and html5 including lots of plugins and style options Using their form css styling is very easy and very well thought […]

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18 March 2020
Make URL Case Insensitive on Apache Server using PHP

So occasionally it happens…Someone will leave caps lock on and accidentally enter a url in UPPER case and we all know you will end up at 404 error page, file does not exist.. That is unless you have root access to your server and are able to turn the mod_spelling..If you have access to root […]

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18 March 2020
How Web Widgets Affect SEO

When inserting web widgets one must consider the potential impact on SEO as a lot of client side widgets are not visible to search engine crawlers due to the fact that they are rendered in Flash or JavaScript. However in recent years Google has developed and improved their crawlers to better understand JavaScript content and […]

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18 March 2020
SEO Fast - Keyword Research

There are over 1 billion websites on the web, when you want to find something search engines have to sift through thousands of pages in under a second to present suggestions to you, all these pages are stored in one big database. So how do you make your website appear on the front page of […]

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18 March 2020
SEO Fast & CRO

CRO or conversion rate optimization, is all about looking at user feedback data to improve the overall performance of the website, making customers feel more engaged while also more inclined to buy your products. Although this is not exactly the same in SEO as they get their clicks through organic search results and keywords that drive the […]

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17 March 2020
Use Jquery to do an Image Swapover

Hi in today’s tutorial I will show a quick bit of code that will swap a thumbnail to the large image with a nice fade effect. Firstly I am going to have to create a Large image with a unique id (#mainpic) and underneath that a couple of smallerthumbnails which on mouseover swap to the […]

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17 March 2020
PHP Code Snippets Episode 3

Good Afternoon everyone….Another day or has passed and time is flying by this year.. Here is my next PHP code snippet (as promised) where I am going to pull data from a MYSQL database to fill a dropdown box. I have been asked to take it a step further and display the full information from […]

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17 March 2020
Web Application Autohost 5

Morning all,I just would like to tell you about a little product that I have found that deals with everything that you need to become a basic web host.You look at many products, and there are alot out there, these range from WHMCS to WHMautopilot. I have tried many but being a PHP coder and […]

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17 March 2020
PHP Code Snippets Episode 2

In this post I am going to show you how to take the values from an array and use them, in a form option box. First of all we are going to make a simple array… For this example i will just make a basic array, however you could use a<em> mysql_fetch_array()</em> to read data […]

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17 March 2020
PHP Code Snippets Episode 1

Getting Filetype Over the course of the next couple of weeks I’m going to place a couple of blogs with a few little PHP Snippets. These are here more for reference however they are open for discussion so feel free to reply with alternativesor comments or short cuts for my code. I will try to […]

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