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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 [...]

12 08, 2017

WordPress Security – A Comprehensive Guide

By |2017-08-12T10:27:25+00:00August 12th, 2017|HTTPS, Security, SSL, Web Development|Comments Off on WordPress Security – A Comprehensive Guide

WordPress Security Explained Really Well... WordPress security is a common talking point. As we already know, WordPress is one of the most widely used, popular and well-known website platforms in the world. In fact, it's THE biggest. It offers a ease-of-use, flexibility and fantastic functionality, which is why we chose WordPress as one of our go-to platforms when [...]

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 [...]

11 02, 2017

WordPress Vulnerability – Important

By |2017-02-11T11:54:19+00:00February 11th, 2017|Security, Web Development, WordPress|Comments Off on WordPress Vulnerability – Important

WordPress Vulnerability Puts Older WordPress Versions at Risk of Hacking We've been made aware of a WordPress vulnerability, which makes older versions of WordPress websites susceptible to malicious activity (hacking). If you subscribe to our monthly services, you don't need to read any more, as we always keep your sites up to date with the latest versions of everything we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 12, 2016

Google Clamps Down with ‘Not Secure’ Label in Chrome

By |2016-12-05T15:54:54+00:00December 5th, 2016|Google, Google Webmasters, HTTPS, Security, SEO, SSL, Web Development|Comments Off on Google Clamps Down with ‘Not Secure’ Label in Chrome

Hi everyone, HTTPS is not a subject for the not so tech-savvy, please bear with me here, I'll try to keep it simple, but it's quite a technical subject... Google to punish HTTP sites with 'not-secure' label A couple of years ago Google decided to start rewarding sites that use HTTPS in search results. This meant that by purchasing [...]

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