EURid to terminate .eu domains registered to UK addresses following Brexit

Following advice from the European Commission, EURid (European Registry for Internet Domains) has confirmed via their website that anyone without an EU postal address will no longer be able to own a .eu domain name once the UK leaves the EU. EURid will therefore be terminating all .eu domain names registered to UK addresses on one of two dates: 30 March 2019 if the UK exits the EU with no deal 1...
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The state of ecommerce in the omnichannel world of 2018 and beyond

Customers want their shopping to fit around their lifestyle. They do what they want when they want and on their terms. There are two options for brands facing the demands of today’s hyper-connected consumer: adapt or perish. Many shoppers operate in an online environment and want to purchase at their convenience, something the 24/7/365 nature of ecommerce makes possible. It’s a brand’s...
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WordPress 4.9.8 is available, and includes a “Try Gutenberg” callout

WordPress 4.9.8 is available for download and is a maintenance release. Headlining this version is the “Try Gutenberg” callout. Note that not everyone will see the callout. Its visibility is determined based on certain criteria. WordPress 4.9.8 continues to improve the foundation set forth by the privacy improvements that went into core earlier this year. For example, the type of request that...
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Get an app for your business quickly (and cheaply) with a progressive web app

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) is a new technology that creates a middle ground between your website and a mobile app downloaded and installed through an app store. They are installed on the phone like a normal app (usually via a prompt on your website) and can be accessed from the home screen. Users can come back to your website by launching the app from their home screen and interact with your...
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Vanity metrics vs Actionable metrics – an eCommerce example

Vanity metrics are the numbers make you feel good but can also seriously mislead. Actionable metrics, on the other hand, help you react and take action. Let’s take an online store as an example... Typical vanity metrics: Total signups or total active users: That will automatically rise over time, almost entirely unrelated to what you do. Time spent on product site / number of pages and hits: If...
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Page speed is now a Google ranking factor for mobile searches

Google have confirmed that the “Speed Update,” as they're calling it, is now a ranking factor for mobile searches: People want to be able to find answers to their questions as fast as possible — studies show that people really care about the speed of a page. Although speed has been used in ranking for some time, that signal was focused on desktop searches. Today we’re announcing that...
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Google to mark HTTP pages as “not secure” from July 2018

How secure is your website? If you’re collecting sensitive customer information like passwords or credit card information, or even if you've got a contact form that can be used by customer to send you messages what are you doing to ensure and reassure customers their information is safe with your business? What’s HTTPS? HTTPS is the acronym for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a...
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WordPress now powers over 30% of websites worldwide

WordPress now accounts for 30.9 percent of websites, up 0.2 percent since May 1st, according to data from web technology survey company W3Techs. This represents a 5 percent increase in just under two and a half years, after WordPress hit the 25 percent mark in November of 2015, and climbed to 27% by 2016. By comparison, its nearest CMS rival, Joomla, has seen its usage jump from 2.8 percent to...
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Adrian Evans of Wiltshire School of Motoring is fundraising to help with basic support for bereaved families

Adrian Evans, of Wiltshire School of Motoring, is swapping his steering wheel for running shoes to take on the Parish Walk on the 23rd June 2018. Adrian hopes to raise £2000 to to help with basic support for bereaved families. donate to Adrian's JustGiving Crowdfunding page and help make it happen: https://wiltshiresom.com/justgiving My name is Adrian. my Grandson Jake passed away just over a...
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