Tips and tricks for website owners

5000 Twitter Followers in 5 Weeks – Client Interview

  In this blog article we are going to interview one of Tokyo Web Designs recent clients, author Alex Lund, and ask him how he achieved rapid success in growing his social media reach. You can learn more about Alex at or by following him on Twitter. Introduction: Alex Lund is originally from Scandinavia, […]

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1 July, 2020, Written by 0 comment

Why is SiteGround dumping CPanel?

  Many website owners and most web agencies would already be familiar with SiteGround web hosting brand. The company, founded in 2004, is consistently rated among the best managed WordPress hosting providers by legitimate hosting reviewers. Within the last few months, SiteGround has rolled out a new, proprietary web hosting dashboard which will replace the […]

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25 September, 2019, Written by 0 comment

Japanese Sales Tax – 1st Oct 2019

What is Japanese sales tax? Japanese sales tax (shouhizei, 消費税) a.k.a. “consumption tax” is a value added tax generally applied to sales of goods or services by any business entity within Japan. The tax was first introduced in 1989 at a rate of 3%, increased to 5% in 1997 and increased again to 8% in […]

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9 September, 2019, Written by 0 comment

Rugby Styles and Business Styles

The sporting arena and business world are often compared. So with the Rugby World Cup coming to Japan in 2019, we thought we’d have a bit of fun with that idea. It’s well-known that each rugby playing nation has a distinct and traditional style of play for which they are famous. These styles are sometimes […]

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30 April, 2019, Written by 0 comment

Japan, GDPR and Privacy Policy

On the 25th May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR EU 2016/679) will take effect. For many website owners in Japan, this post might be the first occasion to hear about the new European regulation. a) What’s it all about? The European Union has been moving for some years toward strengthening the digital data […]

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18 May, 2018, Written by 0 comment

Japanese Text and Yoast SEO

A potential client recently asked us whether Yoast SEO plugin handles Japanese text. The WordPress Yoast Plugin has over 3 million active installs and is widely regarded by  developers as the Gold Standard in WordPress SEO plugin support. While there does appear to be an issue with getting an accurate word count through the plugin, this […]

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15 June, 2017, Written by 0 comment

Boost your SEO with Canonical URLs

Most website owners would know that getting your site ranked well in Google is a key ingredient of online success. The two components of your site ranking are “off-site” SEO factors and “on-site SEO”. This article will talk about a couple of important techniques to boost your “on-site” search engine optimization; canonical URLs and 301 […]

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1 June, 2017, Written by 0 comment

Drupal 7 – Performing Minor Version Updates

Drupal is a powerful Content Management System (CMS). In fact it’s power and flexibility would lead some people to more correctly describe it as a Content Management Framework (CMF). The power comes from a higher level of abstraction than is typically available to WordPress projects. However, in some ways it is more time intensive than […]

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20 June, 2016, Written by 0 comment

Most Popular Google Fonts

Infographic courtesy of Google Fonts .

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16 March, 2015, Written by 0 comment

PrestaShop InfoGraphic

Infographic courtesy of Prestashop Modules

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13 March, 2015, Written by 0 comment