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Having recently started my own business, I wanted a website up and running fairly quickly. Openglobal did this for me within days, and I have already had lot's of enquiries through the website which is great. I can highly recommend Openglobal for their efficient and professional service, and for their approachable and helpful manner.

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Website Articles

The 2 types of website and why you might not need one

We're going to be slated by our competitors for this article. Why would a web design agency tell people they don't need a website?!

Well, there are really only 2 main reasons for having a website, and if you don't have thoses reasons (or one we haven't thought of) then there's no point wasting your time and money.

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Success on the web is not a box-ticking exercise

It's all too easy as a non-technical person to assume that becoming a success online is a box ticking exercise. You've got a website, tick; you've had it "SEO'd", tick; you've got a twitter account, tick; you've got a mobile optimised website, tick. The list goes on.

Too many web designers and other "web" companies have given this impression because that's how they do business. They're not interested in making you succesful, they're just interested in selling their chosen service.

This creates a problem for us, because that's not how we do business, and it sometimes means that we lose a prospect.

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Free Seminar: Selling Effectively on the Internet

The next seminar in the OpenGlobal series of FREE seminars will be on Tuesday 29th of April 2014 at the Gloucester Guildhall covering the topic of Selling Effectively on the Internet.

The seminar is aimed both at companies who do not currently sell on the internet, and those who are already selling on the internet but want to see better results.

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How to take good product photos for your website, on a budget

When buying online, you can't pick up and feel the products, hold them in your hand and turn them around to see them at different angles. All you have to go on are the photos (or even better, a video).

So when selling online, your photos are vitally important.

The big mistake that most e-commerce companies make is to just use the stock photo from the manufacturer.
These photos are usually very professionally produced, but when all of your competitors are showing exactly the same photo, what makes you stand out?

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How to be totally spam-free, without a spam filter

Email spam is one of the great annoyances of the modern age. Sometimes it seems that no sooner have you created your new email address than it is deluged with spam.

Spam filters help to alleviate the problem, but they're far from perfect. They often miss spam and allow it through, whilst mistakenly filtering out genuine emails.

Yet spam is completely preventable.

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  2. The basic legal requirements for your website
  3. Why we suggest that you break the law
  4. The dangers of the information age
  5. What NOT to tweet about
  6. Open Source software is insecure, right?
  7. Creating a good Google AdWords marketing strategy
  8. Affiliate marketing offer
  9. The 4 types of online advertising
  10. Getting on the web is not cheap
  11. How to advertise your products on shopping comparison and price comparison sites
  12. Improve your SEO and social media engagement with our blog writing service
  13. Should you run your own affiliate campaign or use an affiliate network?
  14. How to sell your products on cashback sites
  15. E-commerce destroys Jessops
  16. What's the cheapest realistic way to start selling online?
  17. New LinkedIn group for e-commerce in Gloucestershire
  18. Why we don't do "just hosting"
  19. Get your free advertising on Google Shopping while you still can
  20. VirtueMart Developers, Gloucestershire
  21. Gloucestershire Joomla Development
  22. Cookie Law Tool
  23. Free Seminar: E-Commerce Setup and Marketing
  24. PayPal is not a merchant account
  25. How to get better rankings in Google Base/Marketplace/Merchants/Shopping/Froogle
  26. OpenGlobal Article Image as Module
  27. If web designers designed cars
  28. Free Seminar: Web Marketing and SEO
  29. Privacy Warning: LinkedIn is giving your email address to people you do not know
  30. Free Seminar: Using Social Media and Marketing for business
  31. How to comply with the new cookie laws (EU Privacy and Communications Directive))
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  33. Microsoft silently updates Internet Explorer
  34. Save thousands by adding an e-commerce shop to your existing website
  35. New SEO training service
  36. 6 essential tips for writing the perfect newsletter
  37. Web design is like architecture, but web designers are not like architects
  38. Ciao, Bing's alternative to Google Base/Products
  39. Don't pay to advertise on the internet
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