How to optimize my images for SEO

Your website images may well seem like a pretty straightforward part of your site. There are however a couple of things to consider. The alt text stands for alternative text and in website design it is used to provide an alternative text for images. This has three...

What is an H1 tag, and why should I care?

H1 Tags were once one of the more important elements of on-page SEO and according to most SEO experts you should only have one h1 tag on a page. The h1 tag is typically the title of the page and is the largest title on a page. The H stands for header and there are...

Why should I care if my site is slow?

The speed in which your site loads has a major bearing on your visitor experience of the site, and according to recent signals from google it is now being considered as one of the many signals they use to rank your site. Whilst having a very cool looking all-singing...

How to make WordPress safer

WordPress is an incredibly powerful Content Management System, however as it is open source and written in the PHP computer language it means that it is possible to have your site be hacked.  There are various things that you should consider doing to make this less...

What is an xml sitemap and why do I need one?

A sitemap is essentially a map of your website. There are two main types of sitemaps. The first is a html based map, which is designed for your end user to look at to help them find pages on your websites. The second type of sitemap is an xml sitemap and is designed...

Why isn’t my site indexed in the search engines?

There are various reasons why a website may not be indexed in the search engines, most obviously that the site is new, or that it has been ‘slapped’ by google, most typically for using what they regard as being dodgy SEO practices. This could either have been done by...