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13 06, 2018

Link Building for Small to Medium Businesses

By |2018-06-13T15:44:36+00:00June 13th, 2018|Content, Google, Google Search Console, Links, SEO|Comments Off on Link Building for Small to Medium Businesses

Introduction to Link Building What is meant by link building? Well, in a nutshell it is the process of gaining valuable backlinks from other websites. A backlink is where another website links through to yours from their own. Good backlinks (as in those from reliable, reputable and respected sources) can have a big impact on how well your website [...]

29 03, 2018

Mobile First Indexing Rolled Out by Google

By |2018-03-29T10:11:41+00:00March 29th, 2018|Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Content, Google, Google Webmasters, Mobile Friendly, Responsive Design, SEO, Web Development|Comments Off on Mobile First Indexing Rolled Out by Google

On Monday 26th March 2018 Google announced, via it's Webmasters blog, that Mobile First Indexing is now being rolled out. What is Mobile First Indexing? In a nutshell, Mobile First Indexing goes like this... Google ranks websites in search based on a number of factors. Without going into too much detail, Google rewards sites which deliver unique, relevant, engaging [...]

28 06, 2017

Google My Business New Posts Feature

By |2017-06-28T13:28:02+00:00June 28th, 2017|Free Web Tools, Google, Google Webmasters, SEO|Comments Off on Google My Business New Posts Feature

This week Google launched a BRAND NEW feature for Google My Business. The new 'Posts' feature allows business owners to post ads, updates, news and events on their local business card, which is a great way to catch the eye of potential customers before they even reach your website. As a Web Designer/Developer, any new features from Google are [...]

13 06, 2017

New Websites on the Way

By |2017-06-13T12:09:12+00:00June 13th, 2017|Content, Domain Names, Google, Graphic Design, Media, Mobile Friendly, Responsive Design, Security, SEO, SSL, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress|Comments Off on New Websites on the Way

The first half of 2017 has been our busiest ever period since we started building websites back in the 'noughties', so whilst we've not had time to publish news about our new launches, here is a roundup of what we have been working on... City Seals & Bearings - Website Now LAUNCHED! We are proud to have worked with [...]

4 06, 2017

Go Web = Google Certified!

By |2017-06-04T18:41:58+00:00June 4th, 2017|Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Google, Mobile Friendly, Web Design, Web Development|Comments Off on Go Web = Google Certified!

Google Mobile Sites Certification - Google Partners I'm very pleased to announce that we are now 'Mobile Site Certified' by Google, meaning we have been recognised as a qualified developer of mobile-friendly websites. Of course, we've been building great mobile-friendly, responsive sites for years now, but this new certification from Google only started early in 2017 so we've just [...]

21 01, 2017

Google Set to Roll Out Mobile ‘Popups’ Penalty

By |2017-01-21T10:58:51+00:00January 21st, 2017|Google, Google Search Console, Google Webmasters, Web Development|Comments Off on Google Set to Roll Out Mobile ‘Popups’ Penalty

Punishing Sites with Mobile Popups Last year, Google announced that it was going to start penalising sites that display certain types of popups on the MOBILE version of the website. The most common examples of mobile popups you will have seen is where you visit a website and instantly get a 'Sign up to our newsletter' box, or some [...]

21 01, 2017

Google Chrome Not Secure Warning Kicks In

By |2017-01-21T00:10:49+00:00January 21st, 2017|Google, Google Search Console, Google Webmasters, HTTPS, Security, SSL|Comments Off on Google Chrome Not Secure Warning Kicks In

Tonight I have received the first warning message from Google for a website that DOES NOT have SSL security. This email states that Google is taking action NOW against websites that do not protect (encrypt) it's users details. If your website already has an SSL certificate, you don't need to worry (just make sure you renew the SSL when it [...]

12 01, 2017

Google Search Algorithms

By |2017-01-12T17:51:11+00:00January 12th, 2017|Content, Google, Google Webmasters, Links, Mobile Friendly, SEO, Web Development|Comments Off on Google Search Algorithms

What Are Google Search Algorithms? The Google Search algorithms are the computer-programmed calculations that look at websites and decide where to rank them in search engine results pages (SERPs). Over the years, Google has launched hundreds of updates to it's algorithms, and has even split the algorithms out in order to target particular behaviour in SEO by Webmasters, searchers [...]

9 01, 2017

SEO in 2017 & What We Learned in 2016

By |2017-01-12T13:59:59+00:00January 9th, 2017|Google, Mobile Friendly, SEO, Web Development|Comments Off on SEO in 2017 & What We Learned in 2016

Happy New Year to all our clients, readers and fellow Webmasters! I hope 2017 brings you all the success you deserve. In this post I talk about SEO in 2017. What's new, what's real and what we learned from in terms of SEO in 2016. First things first, I must give credit to moz.com, whose article 'SEO & Digital Trends in [...]

8 01, 2017

The Facts About Duplicate Content & Canonicalisation

By |2017-01-08T12:46:33+00:00January 8th, 2017|Canonicalisation, Content, Google, SEO, Web Development|Comments Off on The Facts About Duplicate Content & Canonicalisation

Duplicate Content Penalties Anyone with a website should be aware of the hazards of duplicate content. Taking blocks of text from other websites is a big no-no, and this is why. Google's success is mainly due to the way it delivers the most relevant, interesting and useful search results to it's users. To be able to do this, Google rewards websites [...]

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