How to setup Pop3 email account using Thunderbird

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This Tutorial has been created because of the fact that we are inundated with clients always asking Evolvenet web design “How to set up a Pop3 Email account using Thunderbird” I hope it helps you set up a Pop3 email account within Thunderbird.

Step 1: – Bore we can start, you need to download Thunderbird

Step 2 – Click on view settings on the main menu.

Step 3 – Click on account actions.

Step 4 – Click on add mail account and then you need to fill in your details.

Step 5 – After filling in your details, you then need to click continue then click on manual config when it comes up.

Step 6 – Copy your email address into your username and then enter in your password. You then need to change your incoming to POP3.

Step 7 – You will then need to change your server hostame to mail.your domain i.e for example it could be “”

Step 8 – You will then need to choose your port number i.e 110.

Step 9 – You would then need to change your authentication to “normal password”.

Step 10 – Your SMTP Details can be provided by your ISP, I have attached a link below to see the different ISPs that you can choose. i.e. for example, we used You will then need to choose your port i.e. 25.

Step 11 – You will then need to click on create account.

Step 12- You may see a warning message depending on your security settings. Please tick the “I understand the risks” and click on “Create Account”.

Step 13- Your email account has now been set up on Thunderbird, and you should now start recieving your emails. You are now aslo able to send.

Congratulations on setting up your email account on Thunderbird.

This tutorial should be similar to as if you were to set up outlook express. However I will upload a separate video tutorial on “How to setup a Pop3 email account within Outlook”
When setting up your SMTP outgoing you will need to ask you network / broadband provider for their SMTP. Please use the following link as I have already searched and complied a default list: Click here…

Evolvenet web design Birmingham is your local and friendly company who are always willing to help you with your website needs. If you have a specific requirement then please feel free to request and we will try to deliver an easy to follow tutorial.

Will My Rankings Drop If My Website Goes Down

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This post explains  the consequences of a site going offline and how that can negatively impact that site’s ranking in the Google’s search results.

Has your website ever gone down for short period of time and have you ever wondered how this would affect your rankings in google and other search engines. A site that temporarily goes offline for a short period of time, such as less than 24 hours, should be fine. But a site that goes offline for an extended period of time, such as 48 hours or more, may see their site delisted from Google’s search results – at least temporarily.

The reason should be obvious to most of you. Why would Google want to send a searcher to a website that isn’t working? Google rather send the searcher to a site that might not be as relevant but at least a searcher can see and read. You can also note  that when a site goes offline, Google will try to send those who are registered with Google Webmaster Tools a notification that there site is offline. These messages normally say something to the effect that GoogleBot is not able to access the site.

These notifications can help you ensure your site is up by informing the webmaster of any down time. For more information, please feel free to contact Evolvenet Web Design for more information about the Google Webmaster Toosl notifications that you might recieve.

What is SERPS?

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If you’ve been doing some research on how Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can help improve your website’s performance, you’ve no doubt come across the word SERP. What is SERP and what does it stand for? It stands for Search Engine Results Page, which is the link to the Web page that populates when you type a keyword into a search engine and it returns a list of results.

The goal of any SEO campaign is to increase your rankings on a given SERP for a desired keyword phrase. So, in honor of the acronym that is so important to SEO, the following is a list of dos and don’ts that will help you get the rankings you want in the SERPs.

Select keywords you can rank for.

If your industry is web design, it wouldnt be a good idea to go for “Web design” or “Website Design”, as these keywords are very difficult to rank for and will take a time consuming campaign for your company to rank with these keywords. You need to choose keywords that your website can rank for and that will be bring targeted visitors to your website.

Earn quality links. One of the best ways to increase your ranking in the SERPs is to build a portfolio of high-quality links that point back to your site. Create great content that others will naturally want to link to and reach out to related websites that may be interested in linking to your site.

Research your competitors’ keywords. Are your competitors ranking in the SERPs for keywords that you want to rank for? Are they targeting keywords that you haven’t considered for your business? Research these keywords and think about how you might be able to apply them to your SEO campaign.

Prepare quality content. Content is king. Good content leads to natural links and search engines generally like to see at least 250 words on a page. Enusre that you have a variety of other content too, videos are a also a great technique to use for SEO. But content isn’t just for the search engines – it’s for your customers, too! Be sure to include content that will add value to your site from a customer perspective. The content is also very important, as this would help to ensure that your website has a high conversion rate.

For more information on how well your keywords are ranking in terms of Google, Bing and other major search engines, feel free to contact Evolvenet Web Design for a free SEO report.

Why should i use Google Places for my business

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If you want to do just one activity that will take you approximately 5 minutes of your time and yield you the most customers for free, this is that one thing you should do. Immediately.

Some quick statistics to get our conversation started:

  • 53% of all Google searches are local or location based
  • Over 70% of mobile searches are local or location based

When does your location matter?

Easy: any time a person is trying to find a product or service close to where they are or based on its proximity to a location. For example, an web design company in Birmingham.

For location-relevant businesses these types of searches are the most important queries that you can hope to win. These queries aren’t you trying to beat out your nationwide or global position for search engine rankings, but are instead highly local-based and often immediate in their conversion from a query to a phone call or physical customer at your location. In some industries (such as restaurants) this conversion percentage has been found (for smartphone users) to equal 30% immediate conversions and 60% conversions within an hour, and 80% go on to eventually make a conversion.

30% conversions immediately and 60% conversions within an hour. These aren’t window shoppers, these are people that are immediately converting to become customers of yours. And guess what they’re using to conduct these local searches? Google Map on iOS (Apple) or Google via their Android phone. The top results are being pulled from Google Places.

Google Places is now Google+ Local
This part may be confusing, but Google used to have a service which is still operational called Google Places. You might have created your business listing in this service, it still exists, you can still edit your existing listings, and in fact you can create new listings.

This is not Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
To be perfectly clear, this is not search engine optimization. This is not part of your website, nor does it comprise of making the content in your website more accessible or optimized for search engines to spider. This is entirely about giving Google the best information possible about your business in their “yellow pages” directory, keeping the profile updated and active, and enabling Google to match queries with the best results. And when the query is a local or location-based search, Google will use this information before using standard search engine results (which is where your SEO might be a factor).

For more information, please feel free to contact Evolvenet Web Design in regards to Google Places and how we can help you set this up.