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Smart Little Web gets ThreeBestRated award

Chris John on Mon 13 Nov

We are very proud to announce that ThreeBestRated have named us one of the top three web design companies in Winchester.

How to use SEO to get traffic to your small business website

on Mon 6 Feb

Struggling with SEO or driving traffic to your website? Try these 5 easy SEO tips any small business owner can implement straight away.

Social media marketing tips for small businesses

Natalie O'Neill on Wed 30 Nov

Just getting started with social media marketing for your small business? Check our top tips for effective posting.

3 Christmas marketing ideas for small businesses

Natalie O'Neill on Mon 7 Nov

If petrol stations and Debenhams are playing Christmas music already, that usually means it's time to start thinking about your Christmas marketing! Here are our top 3 tips for small businesses.

10 small business website tips

Chris John on Fri 28 Oct

We've broken down our small business website tips to our ultimate top 10, in a free and easy-to-read infographic.

My website is not getting much traffic, how can I improve this?

Chris John on Sun 24 Jul

Getting a website is essential, but what do you do when you have one that isn't getting enough traffic? This might be the missing link. 

A new, free intake form tool for specialists

Joel Calliste on Wed 20 Jul

We take a look at - a new free tool for creating patient intake forms.

3 step digital marketing checklist for small businesses

Joel Calliste on Fri 3 Jun

Here's a handy little checklist of 3 simple things you can do right now to have a positive impact on your business’s overall online presence, digital and social media marketing. 

What is Mailchimp & how can you use it to boost your small business marketing?

Joel Calliste on Wed 11 May

Trying to think of ways to expand your online presence and build customer relationships for your small business? Mailchimp might just be what you need, and at a total cost of £0.00 it's a great tool to have in your digital toolkit.

Customer spotlight...First Aid Hampshire

Joel Calliste on Tue 26 Apr

We catch up with First Aid Hampshire's owner Ben to see how his website has accelerated his business.

What's stopping Small Business owners from getting a GOOD website?

Chris John on Tue 26 Jan

Tonnes of small business owners are STILL not online, are you one of them? 

Should you blog? 5 big benefits of blogging for business

Chris John on Mon 25 Jan

Keep hearing about blogging & not really sure what it's all about? Read on to see why blogging is the next big thing (especially for small business owners).

Customer spotlight...One in the Oven Club

Chris John on Mon 18 Jan

We talk with Kelly from One in the Oven Club about how her website's affected her business.

The top 4 things that put customers OFF your website.

Joel Calliste on Wed 13 Jan

What makes an unappealing website? We check out the top 4 most off-putting 

7 easy SEO tips for small business owners.

Chris John on Mon 28 Dec

Think your website could rank better on Google? Try these 7 easy tips to give your website a little search engine boost and get more leads in the long term.

Customer spotlight...Bonus K9 Training

Joel Calliste on Fri 18 Dec

We catch up with dog training academy owner and longstanding customer, Miranda, to see what her website's done for her small business.

Choosing a good domain name

Chris John on Wed 16 Dec

A comprehensive list of DOs and DONTs for choosing a cracking new domain name for your business website.

Website copywriting tips for small business

Joel Calliste on Fri 11 Dec

How well do you know your audience? Our top tips for writing great website copy that's clear and effective to your audience.

Website navigation best practices and tips

Joel Calliste on Tue 1 Dec

Our top 3 tips for making your website a pleasure to use for your website visitors!

Customer spotlight...Hampshire Portrait Studio

Joel Calliste on Fri 27 Nov

We talk website and small business tips with Andrea of Hampshire Portrait Studio.

6 easy steps to building trust on your small business website.

Chris John on Mon 16 Nov

We take a look at some of the most easy and effective ways to building trust on your small business website, fast!

Customer spotlight...Thorn Cycles

Joel Calliste on Fri 30 Oct

We discuss business tips and techniques with our customer Thorn Cycles.

Best free stock photos guide

Joel Calliste on Wed 21 Oct

A free guide to the best royalty free images to use on your website - without paying a penny.

When does adding chat to your website make sense?

Chris John on Thu 13 Aug

You may have seen on some websites a little tab in a corner that says something like "Chat with us" - look below on this website to see one. This is a widget that allows a business to chat in real time with visitors to their website.

Should you include a price page on your website?

Chris John on Fri 31 Jul

Here's why you should include a prices page on your small business website 99% of the time.

Customer spotlight...Intruder Alert Systems

Joel Calliste on Fri 17 Jul

A quick catch up with a past customer to see how their website has affected their business.

Customer spotlight...OvenGlo

Joel Calliste on Fri 19 Jun

We catch up with Darrell from OvenGlo to see what his website's doing for his business. 

Customer spotlight...Dr. Stephanie Goodwin

Joel Calliste on Fri 29 May

We catch up with Dr Stephanie Goodwin to see how her website has improved her business.

Customer spotlight...Carte du Vin

Joel Calliste on Fri 1 May

We catch up with a customer who's making her business a success with the help of a smart little website.

Customer spotlight...Massage Therapy Winchester

Chris John on Thu 2 Apr

See how current customers are using their website to accelerate their business.

Customer spotlight...Nikki Butler Beauty

Joel Calliste on Fri 6 Mar

We follow up with a long time customer.

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