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Mat O'Connor Mat O'Connor
3 Min Read
3 December 2020

The Ultimate SEO Jargon Buster

Working with a web agency on your websites SEO – that’s search engine optimisation for the uninitiated – may feel more like learning a new language than working on getting new users! Luckily, the team here at Actuate are about to smash open the mystifying language of SEO with our the ultimate SEO jargon buster. Backlink Links from websites which…

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Mat O'Connor Mat O'Connor
4 Min Read
30 November 2020

The Importance of User Experience Design For Your Website

If you’ve spoken to any web professionals recently, they may have stressed the importance of the “user experience” or “UX” of your website. But what is user experience? How does it relate to design? And is…

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Mat O'Connor Mat O'Connor
4 Min Read
17 November 2020

Top Tips To Increase Online Orders This Christmas

The festive season is almost upon us, meaning everywhere we turn is about to get a makeover with a light dusting of glitter, plenty of snow and touch of magic. Supermarket shelves are packed with selection…

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Mat O'Connor Mat O'Connor
2 Min Read
12 November 2020

Free One-to-One E-Commerce Review To Help Your Business Thrive During Lockdown

We’ve hit “lockdown 2.0” here in England, and as a business owner, you’re probably preparing for the worst… You’re tightening your belt, reducing overheads where at all possible and generally battening down the hatches hoping to…

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Mat O'Connor Mat O'Connor
3 Min Read
9 November 2020

Training Your Staff To Maintain Tight E-Commerce Security During Lockdown

If you operate an e-commerce business, you may have found that the global pandemic has caused an increase of visitors to your website and with it an increase in sales. This trend shows no signs of…

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Mat O'Connor Mat O'Connor
3 Min Read
29 October 2020

Invest in offsetting lost sales and claim funding of up to £5,000 if your business is based in Cheshire and Warrington

A new grant scheme has been announced for businesses based in Cheshire and Warrington, designed to help you invest in offsetting lost sales due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Aimed at small businesses in the region, the…

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Mat O'Connor Mat O'Connor
3 Min Read
20 October 2020

Planning ahead for a new website

Are you looking to launch a new website or refresh your current site in the next 6-12 months? You may be surprised to read that you should really start planning now for your new website and…

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Mat O'Connor Mat O'Connor
3 Min Read
10 October 2020

Top things to do in Chester this Christmas

It’s the beginning of October, the weather has well and truly turned, at least here in Chester, and believe it or not it’s time to think about Old St. Nick and that magical “C” word… That’s…

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Mat O'Connor Mat O'Connor
4 Min Read
3 October 2020

Social Media Post Ideas for Your Business

You’re convinced… Whether you’ve attended a local marketing seminar, read about the trends online or can simply feel it in your bones… Social media – if done right – plays a vital role in helping businesses…

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Mat O'Connor Mat O'Connor
3 Min Read
1 October 2020

Getting to grips with local SEO

Local SEO, the art of attracting local consumers to your business and one of the best ways to increase your sales, especially if you have a physical location. Did you know that today a consumer is…

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Amy Hayes Amy Hayes
3 Min Read
15 September 2020

5 ways to increase e-commerce conversion rates

5 ways to increase e-commerce conversion rates Did you know that the average UK conversion rate for e-commerce websites is just 1.4%? This number is 0.4% lower than the global average of 1.8% and underlines the…

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Mat O'Connor Mat O'Connor
3 Min Read
9 September 2020

Preparing for Black Friday

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, deep discounts and the new normal for holiday shopping! Originating from the USA, Black Friday has quickly taken hold around the world, and the UK isn’t any exception. Driven by the urge…

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