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How Long Have I Got?

There’s some debate on this but it’s believed a visitor to your website will take less than 10 seconds to make a decision on whether to stay or go. ⏳ 10 seconds to tell us what you offer ⏳ 10 seconds to tell us what you sell ⏳ 10 seconds to engage with your visitor […]


Do I Need a Website?

The fundamental purpose of a website is to showcase your brand to the online world and become your digital front door. In a society dominated by screens, not having a website can hinder your brand presence, no matter the size of your business. “Can a Facebook page alone suffice as my online presence?” The answer, […]


Numbers vs Data

😬83% drop in website impressions 🍾why are we celebrating this win! This is a story about the difference between numbers and data. Numbers are just that, there’s no context. It’s like looking at full time results, they don’t tell you what the match was like. When you combine the numbers with some context, you get […]

Is your website working whilst you sleep?

Happy World Sleep Day!

Is your website hard at work today? If you’re celebrating world sleep day, take a moment to think about your website, that never sleeps! But is it napping or running on empty? Whether you’re asleep or at work you should consider your website as your sales employee that works 24 hours a day. It should […]


Migrate From Shopify to Woocommerce

This article is not going to focus on how or why you chose Shopify, or why you’re now considering migrating from Shopify. We cover this in an earlier article Shopify vs Woocommerce and it covers reasons why you might want to migrate from Shopify to Woocommerce. What we want to provide here is our expertise […]


Shopify vs Woocommerce

This is a well documented area, if you type this search into Google. Depending on which link you select you will see a number of statistics detailing market share and each one has a slightly different take on the statistics, whether it’s using a certain checkout, whether you’re comparing the whole internet or just top […]


SMTP Authentication – Missing leads from your website contact form?

Have you noticed a drop or complete lack of emails being received from your website contact form? Have you tested your contact form to ensure you are still picking up important leads? It is becoming more common that business leads are being missed as emails are either consistently ending up in junk or simply being […]


Woocommerce Update Breaking Websites!

The latest release of Woocommerce ( 8.5.1 ) has caused a number of sites to receive a critical error, if they have a particular configuration. Namely it involves those who’s hosting packages use ModSecurity so it’s not limited to one company and covers a number of the top hosting platforms such as Plesk and cPanel. […]


Do You Own Your Domain Name?

In the ever-expanding landscape of the digital world, where virtual territories are as valuable as physical ones, owning a domain name is akin to staking your claim on the internet. Your domain is not just an address for your website; it’s a crucial piece of digital real estate that can significantly impact your online presence, […]

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Prestigious Website Launched!

Prestige Paint have been part the Ampersand Studio family for a few months, initially as their website hosting provider but now, in collaboration with Phil, from Phil Stanley Media, we are delighted to launch their new website! With Phil leading the project, from a creative point of view, he delivered a design brief that matches […]

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