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Breaking up is hard to do. Whether it's a romantic relationship or one with your web hosting service, one of the hardest things is knowing when it's time to call it quits.

Is it time to break up with your hosting service?

By Janet Barclay | July 29, 2021 |

Using a web hosting service is a lot like being in a relationship. Things usually start out great. You might have bad days sometimes, but if the issues aren’t too serious, you can work them out, and if all goes well, you’ll be happy together for a very long time. But when the bad days start to outnumber the good, it saps your energy and prevents you from living your best life. As Neil Sedaka said, “breaking up is hard to do,” so you hang in there anyway. One of the hardest things is knowing when it’s time to call…

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Attract new clients with a powerful testimonials page

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Displaying testimonials and reviews on your website reassures visitors that your business is the real deal, making them more likely to reach out to you. I’ve already suggested strategically placing testimonials on your home, services, and products pages, but what placing them on their own dedicated page? It certainly can’t hurt, especially if you’ve received many…

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How to Make Your Products Pages More Irresistible

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Whether ecommerce is your primary business or you’re selling products to supplement your professional fees, for your venture to be successful, your products page must make it easy for shoppers to find what they need and compel them to click on that Buy Now button. How to Organize Your Products Page For a great example…

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How to Create a Services Page that Sells


It goes without saying that if you offer services, you need to put them on your website. What may be less obvious is that a simple list of services on your home page, or even on a dedicated Services page, isn’t enough. For starters, not everyone will understand exactly what a service involves. You need…

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Do you have (or need) a Privacy Policy?


The response to my current blog series has been amazing, and it warms my heart to know I’m helping so many of you improve your websites. Although today’s topic might not be as exciting as your Home page or some of your other web pages, a Privacy page is also very important, but in a…

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How to Create a Captivating Blog Page

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Blogging may not be for everyone, but you can’t dispute the benefits that a blog brings to your website and your business. Millions of blog posts have been published offering tips on writing compelling blog posts. I’ve written quite a few myself! But have you ever stopped to think about your actual blog page? That’s…

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How to Create an Effective Contact Page


In this third post in my series about the key pages of your website, I’ll be discussing the contact page. In case you missed them, the previous posts were: Is your website giving you strong results? Creating an Effective Homepage or Welcome Page Creating an About Page that Clicks Many businesses display their phone number…

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Creating an About Page that Clicks

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Welcome to the second post in my series about the key pages of your website! If you missed the first post, I encourage you go back and read Is your website giving you strong results? Creating an Effective Homepage or Welcome Page. Now, you may well be thinking that your homepage is the most important…

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Is your website giving you strong results?


You know the important role of a website in growing a profitable business. But is your website doing its job? Is it presenting the best first impression of you and your brand? Does it confidently proclaim your expertise? Do visitors instantly know what you do and who you work with? If you can’t answer those questions with a resounding “Yes!” your…

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The Organized Web Designer’s Office

Janet Barclay Web Designer's Office

I’ve been hosting the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival (formerly Professional Organizers Blog Carnival) on Your Organizing Business every month since June 2009. This month, the topic is The Organizing / Productivity Expert’s Office. While reading some of the posts my readers submitted, I remembered writing something similar in the past. It was no longer…

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