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FAQ

Frequently asked questions
WHAT DOES THE PADLOCK MEAN?

It is really important to look at the web address and see if the padlock is present. It indicates that the site is secured with a digital certificate.

So the information going between your browser and the website can’t be intercepted and collected or read by someone else while it is in transit.

What is a domain and do I need one?

A domain is usually representative of your business name. You can use many providers to search for domain names e.g. GoDaddy, 123Reg.

Firstly you need to check if your domain name is available. You can choose .com or .co.uk etc.. It is beneficial to consider looking at the .com and other dot options and purchasing as well so they don’t get purchased by someone else.

What is hosting?

Hosting an internet server where your website is kept e.g. renting a plot of land for your house. You need to have secure hosting to run your website and there are numerous hosting companies available e.g. Siteground, BlueHost.

What is SEO and how long does it take to rank on Google?

Search Engine Optimisation or SEO is a process for your website to rank on search engines. It involves configuring your website so it becomes easily findable and popular to user queries and then search engines rank it better.

It can take between 3-6 months before all the SEO work pays off and your website ranks high on search engines. It is an ongoing process with keywords to keep working on building your ranking.

 

What is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

Firstly both are free however there is a distinct difference between the two.

If you are using WordPress.com then they own your website as it is stored on their servers, and you only have front end access to it. You are limited to off the self template themes which they are and they have limited functionality.

In comparison WordPress.org still have the same system however they are entirely customisable in terms of design, build and functionality. You can tailor it to exactly what you want versus a stock standard template that is limited.

While neither is bad having a WordPRess.org site allows for the site to be found in search results and tailored to your business needs.

 

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