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4 signs your website is in need of an upgrade

Website design is an ever changing art and websites require regular maintenance and updates to ensure that they’re still effective. Much like anything else websites have an expiry date and begin to become obsolete. If you have a therapy website and you’re wondering whether you need an upgrade for 2017, then look out for these…

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Three key elements that will attract clients via your website

As a therapist, your primary goal is to put the customer at ease. If your business is counselling, you’ll understand that for customers, committing to any form of therapy is a daunting prospect, and it’s essential that anyone who decides to undertake counselling feels comfortable when taking that leap into the unknown. We live in…

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You have 30 seconds…GO!

First time visitors to your website, on average, stay no longer than 30 seconds. If they click through from your home page and browse for two minutes or more, you’re doing well. So it’s clearly crucial that your potential clients see what they want, and need instantly. Choosing a therapist is a deeply personal decision….

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Are you making any of these basic website errors?

The art of website design is far more important than just creating something nice to look at. While visuals are important, the key aspect that makes for a good website is functionality; does it do what it needs to do, is it simple to navigate, and will it encourage visitors to return? With that in…

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7 must-haves for your website

However your website looks, if it’s not getting you business, it’s no better than a brochure. In order to get results, it must be engaging and relevant. Here are 7 must-haves for your therapy website. Simple design and navigation Your site must be easy to navigate through. If your potential customers have to jump through…

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Enhance your website with video marketing

You have put a lot of time and effort into the design of your therapy website. You have carefully thought about what message you want to get across and what images complement your content. Your website design looks great, you are posting daily on your social media channels, but yet people are not visiting your…

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Why social media alone is not enough

The explosion of social media over the last decade has not just changed how online businesses communicate with the public, it has created an international directory of peer-reviewed therapist services for people to “like”, “share” or “follow”. Whilst there are many benefits for the industry to utilise social media platforms, more therapists are realising that…

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Does your website need therapy?

Just like us, websites get tired, cranky and, occasionally, anti-social! They get old quickly, too, and can even end up harming themselves and your business. Keeping your website in good health and working for you, rather than against you, is vital. Website design Your website is your ‘shop window’, so it needs to be as…

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4 key things to think about for your next website

Your therapeutic business certainly needs an online presence, but before you race ahead and commission a website build, it’s vital to think carefully about what you want to achieve from it, as well as some other considerations. Let’s take a closer look: What will the purpose of your new website be? If you can clarify…

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What does social media marketing actually achieve?

For many people, social media channels have become an increasingly important part of their daily lives over the past decade or so. They still offer a way for people to interact socially, but therapy businesses have also gradually realised the potential value of a social media presence. In 2015 digital ad spend in the UK…

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Why it’s important to have outside eyes in your website design process

You’ll be confident that you are good at your job. You’ll know all that you need to know to provide a high quality and important personal service as a therapist. So, knowing what to say and how best to present it on your own website should be a given? Well – no. This is because…

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Understand changing customer expectations

Smart technology is influencing customers and changing what they expect from websites. Since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, user experience has changed dramatically with consumers now expecting a more fluid, intuitive approach from their experience on the web. Therefore businesses now have to adapt to this changing expectation or be left behind by…

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How to use social media to increase website visits

Your website is a vital tool for your holistic therapy business. It acts as a shop window that enables people to discover what you do and to get in touch with you. However, just like a shop window in a street that nobody passes, it is pointless having the very best website if nobody visits….

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3 hottest digital marketing trends for 2016

We move at such a fast rate through the digital age, that often it’s necessary to take a step back, take stock, and consider what has developed over a very short space of time. When we look at the bigger picture, 2016 has been a very important year for digital marketers, and here we examine…

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Three digital marketing tips to increase your therapeutic website’s online presence

So you’ve set up a website for your therapy business with an amazing blog (which you, of course, update regularly!) but you’re still struggling to see results from all of your hard work. Don’t fret! These three key digital marketing tips are integral to boosting online presence for any therapeutic business, whether established for 10…

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Take the heavy lifting out of your chiropractic website

As a medical professional, you may not be up on the latest in website design, SEO and digital marketing techniques, and that’s fine. We’re here to help build a site that’s perfect for your practice, one that will help highlight your services, promote you to the community and explain your business. A professional site, optimised…

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A personalised website: the key to marketing your therapy business

Therapy is all about the personal touch, whether that means a masseuse who listens to your needs or a counsellor who works through your problems with you. However, it’s all too tempting to pick one-size-fits-all web design when you’re promoting your business, and this is an easy mistake to make. Your therapeutic practice, with its…

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3 ways that trial and error can optimise your website

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thanks to HealthHosts’ detailed-yet-clear admin dashboard powered by Google Analytics, your website has access to instant statistics measuring your pages’ performance. This data is not only useful for calculating traffic to your webpage, but can also inform decisions about your layout, website design or language. You may find that your website is getting a lot…

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SEO basics for therapists

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is a vital part of any digital marketing mix and at HealthHosts, we make good SEO a fundamental part of every website design for our clients, but there are also things you can do on a regular basis to boost your site in the search engine rankings. 1. Speciality pages You…

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Overcoming resistance with content

Therapy of any kind can be a scary prospect for your potential clients. They may be worried by the unfamiliar, by scary sounding terms such as schemas and cognitive dissonance. They may be put off because they don’t know whether something will hurt them physically, such as acupuncture and chiropractic, or whether hypnotherapy really can…

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Outreach from your website to your clients

Your website is a major part of your digital marketing. It’s not only where people can find you, but also the base from where you can reach out to them. As part of your website design you need to make sure your site works on all browsers and devices, from mobile phones to laptops, and…

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Why you need holistic web design for your holistic therapy business

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The word holistic is defined as “the treatment of the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.” All well and good, but what does that have to do with your website design? Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, said that branding is “what other people say about you when you’re not in the…

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Making Facebook work for you

Everyone has a presence on Facebook nowadays. Whether you’re a business or a consumer, a franchise or a friend, having a spot on the world’s biggest social media network is seen as virtually mandatory in the 21st century. Nowhere is that more true than for small to medium-sized companies. Much of this comes down to…

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Database Update Required

When websites are upgraded to the latest version of WordPress sometimes a database update is also required, this is displayed when you try and login to your website admin area, instead of seeing your normal login screen you are displayed with a screen that looks like this.   We get a lot of questions asking…

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Outlook issue sending email after upgrading to Windows 10

We have noticed that some are experiencing issues sending email from Outlook after upgrading to Windows 10. The error message that we have seen is this: ‘error 0x800CCC13 ‘Cannot connect to the Network. Verify your network connection or modem.’ After a little research it seems that this is a common problem as we found via…

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Google's latest mobile-friendly algorithm

Google is constantly changing the position of the bar that all web-based businesses have to jump over, and they are at it again. This time the modern-day internet god is changing its algorithms to take into account the mobile friendliness of websites. This change will take effect from April 21 (info on Google Webmaster Blog)…

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Stunning New Design Available!

Introducing the latest addition to our web design family, we bring you Web 33! This fresh and unique design is one which we are very proud of, its beautiful use of images gives it striking visual appeal, giving the design that something different to previous ones which we have available. The homepage includes a large…

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Beautiful photos and images for your website

Stunning images used in your website can make such a difference to the look, feel and professionalism of your site that’s why we are now offering the use of images from Adobe Stock https://stock.adobe.com/uk/ in all of our website designs. With millions of images available and a super search facility your bound to find that right…

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New Year, New Designs

Now we know that at the start of a New Year many people like to have a clean slate with new goals and targets set for the year ahead. This goes hand in hand with what we do here at HealthHosts! It may be that you want a little “refresh” or “rebrand” of your website,…

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Microsoft Exchange Mailboxes Now Available

We are please to now be able to offer Microsoft Exchange Email hosting. Microsoft Exchange is the worlds leading platform for business email, calendar and contacts. What is “Hosted” Exchange? In the past, Exchange would need to be hosted on a server that was on your premises and this would mean you would need to…

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New extra features now available!

We understand how important branding is for clients, and with this we bring to you our new extra features! Logo design, Twitter branding and Facebook branding are all available for you to purchase via our extra features page. Transforming a business idea or image into a recognisable brand is what our design team is all…

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Re-built Whitespace Yoga & Wellbeing Studio

We have just completed re-building Whitespace Yoga & Wellbeing Studio, Deborah who runs the studio has been with us many years and their website was in need of an upgrade, so its taken us a few days but we are eventually there. There was huge amounts of content from their old site which we needed…

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New website for Maria Pali – Brighton Massage Therapists

We have just completed a new website for Maria Pali, The website is very clean and professional portraying Marias’ services as an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist which are offered in Brighton and Hove. Check it out at www.brightonmassagetherapists.co.uk  

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New Website for Stressless Training

We have just completed re-designing and re-building a new website for Stressless Training. The Managing Director of Stressless Training, John McConnel runs workshops and seminars for business primarily in London but does also conduct these abroad in many countries. We are very pleased with the results, the new site is clean, fresh and professional and…

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New Spam Filter

As of today we have introduced a new spam filter into our network for incoming/outgoing mail, this is replacing the previous one. The reason we have changed is primarily because the old system did not allow you to check your spam quarantine in real time whenever you liked. The new system allows this. The new…

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Nominet to offer shorter UK domain

Nominet. the UK domain registry is bringing out a shorter version of the UK domain. Currently all domains are .co.uk or .org.uk the new change will enable you to have just .uk for example we currently have healthhosts.co.uk with the new changes we will also be able to register healthhosts.uk If you already own the…

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