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Weebly eCommerce vs. Bigcommerce

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Weebly, arguably the world's leading online website builder, recently announced major updates to their eCommerce offering, that includes features like a coupon generator, product options, personalized emails, and more.

And while Weebly makes it quick and easy to build normal websites, how does it compare with leading, hosted shopping cart solutions like Bigcommerce?

5 easy tips to improve your Web design

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There are a few main reasons why every Webmaster should be constantly on the lookout for ways to improve or upgrade their websites.

For a start, Google takes Web page layout and design seriously because they know it impacts the quality of the user experience. They'll even take steps to penalize sites they think are poorly designed.

The design of your website also determines how well it converts. A conversion might be a sale on an eCommerce site, or a newsletter signup on a blog.

Why blog?

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Blogging works! It doesn't matter if you are a college student thinking about making extra pocket money, or a entrepreneur looking to promote your brand.

It also doesn't matter what topic you decide to write about, provided it is a relevant to your niche and something you are passionate about and interested in.

Starting a blog is exciting, but it is also a medium to long term commitment (if you want to derive any real benefit from it), but if you have the drive to succeed there's no better time to start.

7 top networking tips

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When I started my first company some years ago I placed all my focus on creating a great offering, but almost no effort went into sales and networking. Needless to say that it took an incredibly long time to get off the ground - 6 years in fact.

During that time I learned a lot about how business works, and my focus has shifted almost completely onto sales, marketing and networking.

Nowadays, a good idea with a quality product backed by excellent service is the bare minimum required to succeed. Because there is so much competition (especially online), what sets companies apart these days is how effectively they can network and promote themselves.

3 tips on how to pitch a startup to investors

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I recently attended the final round of pitches for twelve early stage, local tech startups, and was privileged to witness a new generation of exciting and energetic entrepreneurs.

While everyone there had already been through a few selection rounds involving applications, business plans and interviews, this was the first time there was real face time with all stakeholders.

10 great tips to make Google AdWords profitable

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With the majority of all Internet traffic passing through organic search, it is only natural to want to advertise on Google using AdWords.

How to integrate GetResponse into your shopping cart

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One of the key factors in the success of any eCommerce site is great marketing - and email is one of the most effective of all Internet marketing strategies.

Growing a strong, valuable mailing list is something that must be built into the fabric of your eCommerce business right from the start - because it takes time to grow a good list.

10 Fun Online Sidehustle Ideas

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Making money online with a fun sidehustle is a dream for a lot of people even if it isn't as easy to achieve as most of them would like.

Beautiful Web design (for beginners) with Google Fonts

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Regardless of whether you have a blog or an eCommerce store, having a beautiful website will lead to an increase in conversions, because people trust professional looking sites more.

Even though there are a few examples where unattractive site design has not prevented a business from becoming popular, good Web design makes better financial sense.

So why not make the effort?

Google's top 5 Web hosts

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Ever wondered whether Google's top page results are of sufficient quality to be able to base important procurement decisions, for something like Web hosting, on them?

We've always prided ourselves on being able to give pretty accurate reviews of products and services for SMEs, but I thought it would be interesting to see how our manual research compares to Google's algorithms.

Almost everyone uses Google to search for the information they need to make decisions about which services to utilize in their own company.

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