How to Guides
Webmentor's How to Guides are written in plain English for non-technical business folk who want to get a website or manage a small business website more effectively.
Will SEO increase my ranking? How is a Paid Listing different?
How keywords on your webpage affect your organic search rankings. Know the difference between a paid and an organic listing.
Use the Keyword Planner for Better SEO
Use the Keyword Planner to optimise your webpages for relevant keywords and improve your rankings in the organic search results.
How Fast is your Website?
The speed of your website is a primary factor in getting good SEO rankings. Put your website to the test!
How much Bandwidth does my Website need?
Don't be duped by offers of Unlimited or Unmetered Bandwidth. Find out how to estimate your data usage and more.
The Great Big Image Problem
Your website is getting bigger and it's taking forever to backup. Chances are you're suffering from the Great Big Image Problem.
What is a Domain Name?
The term Domain Name is used a lot. But what is it? And does it include the www or not?
How to choose a good Domain Name
The art and science of how to choose a good domain name. Should you choose a .com or .ie ending?
Registering a Domain Name. Is it Available?
How to use a WHOIS service to find out if the domain name (.com, .ie etc) you want is available.
Domain Name Account Basics - Legal Rights and Control
Before you set up a Domain Name account, understand the legal significance of the Account Holder and other WHOIS contacts.
Purchase your Domain Name from an Accredited Registrar
You should purchase a Domain Name from an Accredited Registrar. Doing so ensures that you are in the driving seat.
How to Choose a Good Webhost
Choosing a good webhost can be tricky. Support is a priority. We'll also discuss some features you don't actually need.
How much should a Website cost?
The answer is that there's an option for every budget, including free! We look at those options and weigh the advantages and disadvantages.
10 Questions before getting a Website Quotation
Ten simple things to think about before you ring a website firm and ask them: How much is a Website?
Set up a Google Account to use Google Products on your Website
There are some great free Google products you can use for your website. First, let's set up a Google Account.
Cookies and the Law
A technical look at cookies and similar technologies, the good, the bad, and what European legislators are doing about it.
How to Construct a Website Data Privacy Statement
How to construct a GDPR compliant Data Privacy statement for a European website. It's not as hard as it sounds!
Distance Selling Regulations in Ireland
If you're selling online, then get to grips with the Distance Selling Regulations and what that means for your website.
Dealing with Email Spoofing
Email Spoofing is when people receive spam emails from YOU! We discuss how it happens and how to prevent it.