Social Chat with Alastair McDermott aka The WebsiteDoctor!

Social Chat with Alastair McDermott aka The WebsiteDoctor!

Jul 31, 2017

Anyone thinking about investing in a new website or improving performance of an existing website should watch episode 4 of Social Chat with Louise.  My guest, Alastair McDermott from the WebsiteDoctor is an entrepreneur, consultant, speaker and author.  Alastair is the author of “Running a Website with WordPress”, “Revitalize Your Website” and the upcoming “Sell More Online”

During the show we chatted about

  • tips on choosing a website developer
  • the cost of developing a new website
  • how to improve website performance
  • Search engine optimisation
  • How to increase sales on an ecommerce site

Social Chat with Louise with WebsiteDoctorThanks so much to my guest Alastair McDermott from WebsiteDoctor, for joining me on Social Chat this evening. So many tips for any business looking to invest in a new website, or for businesses looking to improve website performance and increase online sales. **There is 2 mins of downtime when a shower of rain knocked off my broadband – The JOYS of country living and the Irish SUMMER**

Posted by Louise McDonnell on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tools and websites recommended during the show

Tools for checking page load

Aim for a page load speed of 4 seconds or under:

GTMetrix (user friendly)
WebPageTest (very detailed)
Google Page Speed Insight

Tools for compressing images

Windows: RIOT
Mac: Image Optim

General image editing tools (free alternatives to Photoshop)

Mac: Pinta
Both: GIMP (more powerful but complex)

Is your web page mobile friendly?

Google Check Mobile Friendly

WordPress plugins for compressing images

W3 Total Cache
WP Super Cache

Hosting solutions

WebsiteDoctor Hosting advice


Watch Social Chat with Louise Episode 4 on YouTube

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