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6 Free Tricks to Speed Up Your Cheap Webhost

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6 Free Tricks to Speed Up Your Cheap Webhost

Ideally, you’d be running your website on a rock solid host, but top quality hosting usually comes at a steep cost, which is something you probably cannot afford when you are just starting out or running relative small (low profit) websites. Therefore, in the real world, chances are you are relying on cheap web hosting for your small business website or that new project. That’s quite alright: so am I. Cheap web hosting often equals shared hosting, meaning your website is coexisting on a server with hundreds (or thousands) of other...

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Web builder comparison: Weebly vs Jimdo vs Webnode

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Web builder comparison: Weebly vs Jimdo vs Webnode

You could say I’m a somewhat frugal person: when it comes to spending money I’m pretty careful, especially if the return on investment is unclear. I will usually thoroughly research my options, and if there is a free alternative available, I will check it out. That’s how I got started with Google Sites. I even created a few websites for paying customers with Google Sites, but I quickly found out that implementing even the most basic features, such as a contact form, picture slider or image gallery, was way too hard. I might...

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Traffic Travis review: how to find juicy backlinks

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Traffic Travis review: how to find juicy backlinks

In this article I want to talk about a tool I regularly use for my search engine optimization, called Traffic Travis.  Even though I believe that just by creating great content you can be successful in attaining organic search engine traffic, it certainly doesn’t hurt to keep track of what the competition is doing, and thus I use Traffic Travis to find nice backlinking opportunities, allowing me to get in on the action 😉 While I’m sure I could find even greater use for the  full-featured paid edition of Traffic Travis, I’m...

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Video tutorial: Adding an image gallery to Google Sites

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Video tutorial: Adding an image gallery to Google Sites

I really don’t understand why this isn’t a standard feature on Google sites, but you can use this decent-looking gadget to embed pictures from an RSS stream on your...

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Video tutorial: How to set a custom logo on Google Sites

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Video tutorial: How to set a custom logo on Google Sites

This is a question I have been receiving regularly from people using my free templates. In this video I explain how you can customize the logo and footer on your Google Sites website in just a few...

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Video tutorial: Adding a contact form to Google Sites

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Video tutorial: Adding a contact form to Google Sites

In this short video I show you how you can easily add a contact form to your Google Sites...

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Free theme: Nimble

Posted by on 2:59 pm in Free Google Sites Templates | 4 comments

Free theme: Nimble

Nimble is a free Google Sites theme. Nimble is a clean and professional theme with a three column layout on the homepage. It comes with three custom social media icons and is well-suited for many different projects. It is available in blue, green and orange.   Live previewHow to install Green version: sites.google.com/site/freethemenimblegreen/ Orange...

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Free Theme: Responsive Business

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Free Theme: Responsive Business

Responsive Business is a  Google Sites theme, best suited for business-oriented websites. It is low on graphic elements, keeping the focus on your content. By simply adding your own logo you can easily customize the look.   Key features Free, available in the Google Sites gallery Light colorscheme Lightweigth, fast-loading Horizontal navigation bar   Live previewHow to...

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What you need to know about Google Sites as a web-designer

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What you need to know about Google Sites as a web-designer

When I first got the idea of offering webdesign services, I felt Google Sites would be a good match for me. In hindsight, it has been a mixed blessing. Sure, it got me started and I’m grateful for that, but after doing just a few client websites on Google Sites, I decided to move on to other platforms. In this article I’ll talk about my experience with Google Sites from a web-designer point of view. Hopefully, reading this can save you some time if you’re thinking about going down the same path. 🙂 The Good Google provides...

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Review: WP Elegant Themes pack

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Review: WP Elegant Themes pack

Once I started running into the limits of Google Sites, I started looking for a better Content Management System. Because I also wanted to do some freelance webdesign, I was looking for a CMS that was simple enough for my clients to understand. It also needed to be flexible and well-supported. After some extended online research (something I tend to do quite often:)), I narrowed down my options to Typo3, Concrete5 and WordPress. All of these are easy to use, offer multilingual features, are well supported and so on. I ended up using...

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