Archive for November, 2007

Shout about your website

Do you use 123-reg products to run a successful, interesting or slightly unusual website? Maybe you use our shared or dedicated hosting to run your business’s website. Perhaps you sell online using our ecommerce package, or you leapt up the search rankings with help from InstantTraffic. Whatever it is, I’d like to hear from you. [...]


New dedicated servers available now

Our new dedicated servers have just arrived. With improved specifications and lots more power, they’re a great step up from shared hosting. If your website’s outgrown your current solution, or you just want more control and flexibility, now could be the time to look at a dedicated server. Ours start from just £39 a month. [...]


Eye tracking lessons can improve your website

Eye tracking’s been a trendy way of testing the usability of websites for a couple of years. It lets you see how people view a web page – where they look and for how long. I’ve just stumbled across a great list of ‘actionable lessons’ from eye tracking studies. It’s a set of 23 practical [...]


Top 6…. Books to read to help you with your website

There are a lot of web design and online marketing books out there, so we thought we would share with you a few of the ones we have read and taken something useful from. Don’t worry they aren’t long winded reviews, just a brief summary of their content and then a link for you to [...]


Changes to nameserver settings

As a result of the weekend’s problems, we received lots of feedback about how you’d like to be able to manage your nameserver settings. Our dev team has been working to make sure the problems can’t happen again, and as part of the changes we’ve introduced the option of using a mixture of 123-reg and [...]


Issues with 123-reg this weekend

As some of you have noticed, we had some problems with our DNS servers on 123-reg over the weekend. Between Friday evening and Sunday morning, some customers had difficulties with their domains. This meant that some websites couldn’t be accessed via their domain name. If you were one of the people affected, we’re sorry. The [...]


View your web statistics with Google Analytics

Web statistics can be strangely compelling. Honestly, they can. Not convinced? What if you could: See exactly how many people have been looking at your site Drill down to see common paths people took through your site and where they tended to leave See which areas of your homepage get clicked on most, which keywords [...]


Pay per click guide part five – increasing conversion

In the previous four parts of this guide we’ve introduced the concept of search engine pay per click (PPC) advertising, looked at how to research and choose your keywords in detail, how to write your PPC adverts, and ways to analyse PPC performance. This final part will look at how to increase your PPC ad’s conversion. [...]


iPhone in a blender: websites to kill time

It’s Friday again, and as I was on holiday last time people in the office chose their favourite sites, I thought I’d post my own today. So here are six sites, from my bookmarks, that are interesting, funny or just a bit different – and absolutely guaranteed to waste your time: 1. Will it blend? [...]


Free web hosting for three months

We’ve just launched a new special offer on 123-reg: three months free web hosting when you buy a domain name and selected hosting package. It’s available on our Starter Plus and Starter Pro hosting packages, and effectively means that if you buy for a year, you’ll get twelve months of hosting for the price of [...]