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Alexandra Gavril

Alexandra Gavril is a web copywriter or as she describes herself “a recovering journalist”. Since joining the 123-reg team, she has been covering subjects on our blog from search engine optimisation to choosing the perfect domain for your website.

Posts by Alexandra Gavril:

How long before you start getting SEO results?

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If you’re just getting started with optimising your new website for search engines and are wondering how long it takes from start to finish to take your site to the top of search engine results, here’s the truth: There’s no finish. Search engine optimisation (SEO) is an ongoing process. This means that you need to…

Your quick guide to online reputation management

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When your potential customers are searching for your business online, what do they see? Is a hate site the number two listing on Google for your business name? Or is a bad review from a customer telling the story of how you do(n’t do) business? We can only imagine how unsettling it can be to…

How to outsource web design in the right way


One of the most frustrating things about running a small business is knowing just how important it is to have a nicely designed website yet also how little there is to spend on it. Maybe you’ve tried working on it yourself but realised you don’t have the proper design skills or the time to tackle…

Five quick tactics for promoting a new business website

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Whether you’re creating a new website or redesigning an existing one for your business, you probably want to let the world know about it the moment it goes live. But how do you do that exactly? And where do you start? If you have little to no experience with site promotion, you’re likely reaching for…

Bad web design mistakes and how to fix them


As a small business, your website is a vital piece of your marketing and branding. It’s the face of your business. Sure, your site’s design may not be perfect. It’s understandable. Even the most experienced professionals make mistakes. The important thing is to recognise those bad web design elements that can have a very negative…

Time-saving social media tips for small businesses

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No matter what business you’re in, you can’t afford to not have a social media presence. But while it’s must-have strategy, it can quickly become a time-sink. If you’re a solopreneur or a small business, you’re probably too busy to afford this wasted time. On top of running your business, adding being active on social…