Do you take note of a company’s star rating before you purchase their products? According to Trusted Shops, 80% of online shoppers will read what your customers are saying about you before completing a transaction. With this in mind, here are some of the top benefits of using reviews for your website according to Trusted Shops: 1. Trust: Safety and trust are two of the most important factors that encourage shoppers to purchase from your online shop. Coming second only to personal recommendations, written reviews are one of the most effective tools to increase sales and revenue. In a study [...]continue reading What reviews mean for your website
With the recent launch of the names.co.uk Limitless web hosting packages we’re taking a look at SiteLock domain security, and how it can benefit your website. Our top two unlimited packages offer you peace of mind thanks to smart and simple website security via SiteLock, which means you can focus on growing your business. What is SiteLock? SiteLock is cloud-based security software that protects your website from Malware and other malicious threats. In short, SiteLock does three things; find, fix and prevent. The software runs a number of scans across your site to find possible security breaches. With the SiteLock [...]continue reading SiteLock security; what is it and how can it benefit my website?
Value the Classics Classic domain extensions such as .com, .co.uk and .net are well established on the web and recognised by everyone making them unlikely to ever go out of fashion. They are a staple choice, a great foundation for your website and already have a strong foothold in search engines. With today’s changing domain landscape and the introduction of so many new extensions, it’s never been more important to value the strong and steadfast names for your website. Discover the Contemporary Why do I need any of the new domain extensions you might ask? New gTLD’s are about choice [...]continue reading Have you got all your domain bases covered?
Christmas might seem like ‘ages’ away to some, but to many businesses it’s time to gear up staff and get the website ready for the busiest shopping period of the year. According to the BBC, in December 2013 there was a 19.2% growth in Internet purchases from the year before, the fastest growth in 4 years. So what can retailers expect this year? We searched the web for some stats and found that Internet Retailing are predicting online shoppers will spend more than £13 billion for the first time this Christmas, an 18% rise on last year. Payment processing company [...]continue reading Is your business ready for .Christmas?
This past weekend, a few of our developers headed up to Manchester for the annual PHP North West conference. This is the seventh year of the conference, and the fifth year in succession names.co.uk has sent developers along. In previous years the quality of the conference has been really high, and this year was no different. The team particularly highlighted great talks on Composer, RabbitMQ, Hack/HHVM and Debugging. The organisers, PHPNW and the venue, Manchester Conference Centre, also did a stellar job keeping everything running smoothly. There are a few reasons we keep sending our developers out to the PHPNW conference, as [...]continue reading PHPNW14 – PHP North West Annual Conference