Websites are just a fad – after all, only 4.1 billion people worldwide use the internet regularly! 
The world wide web is a passing phase, and though website traffic is growing year on year, and 55% of the world is now online, your customers aren’t going to be looking for you on the computer, are they? 
Print is due a massive comeback soon, we’ll all be reading local newspapers and looking in the phone book again by 2019… 
If you’re planning on wasting money on a new small business website in 2018 – here are the top 7 reasons why you shouldn’t. 
At itseeze Web Design Ryedale, we don’t work in the same way as most Yorkshire web designers and developers, in that we don’t ask for full payment upfront. 
Sometimes, we come across potential customers who have reservations about paying monthly – feeling that this means they end up paying more. 
In reality, the opposite is true! 
In this blog, we take a look at what’s included in our monthly payment plan, why we charge this way, and the benefits to our customers. 
For local businesses, appearing in local search engine results is really important. In fact, in 2017, Google stats revealed that 97% of consumers madea least one local search, with 12% making one every single day.  
If you’re not listed in the results, you are missing out on potential business. 
Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to boost your rankings and gain competitive advantage in the local listings. In this post, we look at a quick, easy, and free way to boost the visibility of your site – registering on local business directories. 

Why register? 

Poor quality photography can ruin the best designed websites – putting off customers and preventing your business from performing online. 
Despite this, a lack of quality photography is one of the biggest challenges we face when creating websites. It’s often seen as an afterthought, and as somehow secondary to the build, when in reality, it should be an integral part of the design. 
In this post, we take a look at why high quality photography is so important to your website, examining some of the science behind the power of visual imagery, before looking at what makes great website photography. 
The power of visuals – the science 
There’s a reason people say that a picture paints a thousand words! 
Leave any website too long, and it will start to deteriorate. 
Broken links, out of date information, changing design trends and technological developments will start to take their toll, having an impact on the way your site ranks and converts visitors into customers. 
Spring is here, and it’s the traditional season for a thorough deep clean. It’s also a great opportunity to take a look at your website, do a little essential maintenance, make some repairs and generally spruce it up, so it continues to deliver results for your business and perform as it should. 
Here are our top spring cleaning tips for 2018. 
Blogging is brilliant! it’s an easy, effective way for any small business to build trust, develop a brand, educate customers, generate leads and drive high quality, relevant traffic to their sites (check out our post on the benefits of blogging) 
At itseeze Ryedale, we encourage all our clients to blog, but many choose not to. Some say they don’t have time, whereas others don’t know what to write about, or don’t have confidence in their writing skills. 
Does that sound familiar? 
Although blogging can be difficult, it’s well worth the effort. Start publishing your own engaging, interesting, and effective posts today with help from these 8 top tips: 
When it comes to your next web design project, there are more options out there than ever before. 
From DIY template builders, through one man designers, to larger marketing companies and big web design studios – it can be hard to know who to turn to. That’s especially true if you’re a small or growing business that needs to keep a firm hand on the budget. 
…and then, there’s itseeze Ryedale! 
Our business doesn’t really fit into any of those categories. We have a unique proposition, and in this post, we’ll look at the benefits of coming to us, rather than trusting your next web build to a one-man-band, or shelling out thousands to a big web design or marketing company. 
A very Happy New Year from itseeze Ryedale! 
2017 was a fantastic year for us, as we helped small businesses from across the region and beyond to do more online with our websites (check out our 12 sites of 2017 if you haven’t already done so.) 
January is a great time for new beginnings, both personal and professional – set your small business up for a more prosperous and successful year ahead with 6 of the best marketing resolutions for 2018. 
Merry Christmas from itseeze Ryedale! 
We’ve had an excellent 2017, creating dozens of fantastic websites for businesses across the region, working in a huge range of different industries. As the new year approaches, and everyone starts to wind down for a well-earned break, we look back at the year – here are 12 of our favourite websites from 2017. 
Is Your Website Underperforming? The Top 10 Reasons Why Websites Fail 
Is your business performing as it should online? Is your website generating valuable leads, or driving sales? 
Unfortunately, for many small business owners, the answer to the above question is a resounding ‘no’! Having a website should provide real returns on your investment and help to drive your organisation towards its goals – and if yours doesn’t, it’s time for a rethink. 
Here are the top 10 reasons why websites don’t perform as they should: 
1. Lack of promotion 
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