Thursday, June 5, 2014

This blog is closing - join us on Facebook and Twitter!

Hi everyone,

Thanks for being part of the 350 blog for the last 7 years. We've decided to move our main way of communicating with our userbase to our pages on Facebook and Twitter, which are:

It's over there where you'll learn about the exciting new developments coming to 350, and keep up to date with hints and tips on how to make the best use of your site.

See you there!
350 Team

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Submit your Website to the Search Engines

Get you website spotted by the search engines. Check out our Search Engine editorials in the Library for tips to optimize your website.

Common Mistakes when Choosing your Keywords. Now you’re ready to submit your website to the search engines. Our partner, BuildTraffic offer a submission and analysis service with a wide range of packages to suit your requirements.

When you publish a page in 350pages of from within My Account>More Services, simply follow the link to BuildTraffic's website to sign up and begin getting more traffic and more business straight to your home page.

Submit your Website to the Search Engines

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Optimize your images on your website

Images are a core element of most websites but very often the images are not optimized for the web. Not only can image optimization make the page download faster, but it can also improve search engine visibility. Here are some tips:

1. File size
Optimize Your Images on your WebsiteThe smaller the file size the faster your website will download and the better the experience will be for your visitors. The File Uploader in the 350pages website builder compresses the file upon upload to give you an ideal file size for the web. Upon upload, you have the choice of photo sizes so don’t choose a large one if you are including many images on your webpage.

To increase the speed even further you could lower the image quality on your image before uploading.

2. Use the Right File Type
Generally, use JPEGs for photographic images and use PNGs or Gifs for smaller images and graphics.

3. Use Image descriptions
Optimize Your Images on your WebsiteGive your image a name instead of its number to help the search engines understand what the image is depicting. Use a brief description as your image file name and use hyphens when breaking up words.

An “alt” tag provides an alternative description if the image does not load correctly and also it’s information for someone visually impaired who is using a screen reader.
The Alt text will appear when moving a mouse over an image. Google places much weight on an alt attribute on an image.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

20% discount off a Domain Name

20% discount off a Domain NameNot only businesses but individuals also can benefit from their own easily recognizable domain name. Infact, some people have more than one domain name.

You can use the 350pages domain lookup in My Account to check domain name availability and get the domain name you're looking for.

However, when you’re looking for a new domain name (website address or url) it’s always a good idea to put in some serious thought. After all, this is the address you’ll be marketing to your customers and friends.

Get your domain name NOW! Use the code 20WFBP09 to get a 20%discount off your first year.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Creating Tables

Tables can be used to display information in columns to make it easier to read and understand, for example, a list of events. You can create a customized table easily and quickly using the Table Editor.

Creating tables

Select the Text Editor and then select to ‘Insert a Table’. Enter the desired number of rows and columns. The table can be the full width of your text paragraph or a percentage of it. You can also select the border thickness and cell padding and spacing.

Once you have created your table, select it and select the modify option. This will give you further options to change the background and border colors and set the alignment.

Creating tables

Tip: a quick way to simply set the alignment of a table is to select it and then click one of the alignment options of the text editor.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

August 2013 Newsletter

Our August 2013 newsletter is available to view at

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Site of the Month

Site of the month!
Alison has created a very clear, consise website which shows off her love of music and brings awareness and useful information for other deaf people.

Well done Alison, a lovely website.Ed

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Content is King

Content is King
How often have we heard this true statement. Here’s Tip no. 4 to make your content work for you. (Tips 1 to 3 are in the previous newsletters).


Take your content marketing a step further and actually co-create content with your customers.

Get them to talk about the underlying message of your brand as it relates to them on a personal level.

Generate a conversation by asking people to share their stories, pictures and videos.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Table Editor

A new feature in the Text Editor is the Tables. This enables you to create text into neat columns and rows.

You can select how many rows and columns you want and add borders and background colors for more effect.  

New - Create Neat Columns of Text

You can adjust the height and width of your rows and columns as required and use all the normal text tools to change the color, font, size, etc.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Text Editor

350pages website builder has a new Text Editor making it even easier for you to enter and format your text for your website.

You can access all the functions from the Text editor rather than these being sectioned in tabs.

New Text editor