How do I switch from Wix, Squarespace or a website builder to WordPress?

The short answer is, if you've outgrown the features or functionality of your current website builder services, such as Wix.com or Squarespace (or any number of services provided by website hosting companies) then you're going to need help making the move. Move from Wix.com or switch from Squarespace We've helped businesses of all sizes move from Wix.com, switch from Squarespace, and a whole host...
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Business Continuity Support for customers affected by adverse weather conditions (06/10/19 to 18/10/19)

Due to Environment Agency public advice and Met Office warnings being in effect for parts of the UK over the next 24 to 48 hours we have activated our Customer Business Continuity Support (CBCS) plan to provide assistance to customers affected by adverse weather conditions over the next few days. For those not aware of this plan, this means that if you are an O'Brien Media customer for website...
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O’Brien Media are Cyber Essentials Certified via IASME and CyberSmart

The growing threat of cyber-related crime is quickly becoming a major concern for most organisations and business leaders. With regular reports of high-profile businesses falling victim to cybercrime across the globe, it’s the responsibility of every organisations to ensure they adequately protect themselves and their customers. What is Cyber Essentials? Cyber Essentials is a cybersecurity...
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Why do I need a Business Website?

If you operate a business and you don’t have a website yet, you should really consider getting one. Why should you have a business website? The truth of the matter is that you can’t afford not to have one. Your business website can help you generate more clients throughout all aspects of the customer acquisition cycle, such as when a prospective client: Performs a broad internet search for...
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Brexit: An update

As you are no doubt aware, the UK is set to leave the European Union on 31st October 2019. The way in which the UK will leave the EU remains unclear and as a result, O'Brien Media has, for some time, been preparing plans to ensure that we are able to support our customers through this period no matter what the outcome might be. Below is our Brexit strategy document which explains our preparations...
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Business Continuity Support for customers affected by adverse weather conditions (30/09/19 – 04/10/19)

Friday 4th October 2019 Our Customer Business Continuity Support (CBCS) plan is no longer in effect, existing requests under the CBCS will continue to be actioned Due to Environment Agency public advice and Met Office warnings being in effect for most of the UK over the next 24 to 48 hours we have activated our Customer Business Continuity Support (CBCS) plan to provide assistance to customers...
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Searches starting “should I …” have grown over 65% in the past two years

Customers are researching early and often Today, people look to their phones for almost everything—from booking a restaurant to browsing for a new jacket, to learning about their digital banking options. They are looking for ideas and advice, researching every decision they make—no matter how small. For example, Google have found that mobile searches with the qualifier "should I ..." have...
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O’Brien Media is now an accredited Living Wage Employer

We're pleased to announce that we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at O’Brien Media receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00 in the UK or £10.55 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.21 per hour (as of 20th September 2019). In Swindon, and the...
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A fun and successful day at the Southwest Business Expo

At the last minute, well, a week before the event, we decided to exhibit at the Southwest Business Expo at the Steam Museum, Swindon. The event was a great success, we spoke with a whole host of different people representing a diverse range of businesses in Wiltshire and further afield. This was the first event we've exhibited at and although I took way too much promotional material with me it...
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Don’t lose out on your .uk domain

If you have a .co.uk, org.uk, or .me.uk domain name did you know that your Right of Registration for the, shorter, new .uk domain registration is due to end on 25th June 2019 at 06:00 BST? As an example, if you own example.co.uk you may have a right to register the new, shorter, example.uk domain name (which Nominet have reserved for eligible domain name owners) - but that right ends soon. The...
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