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13 06, 2017

New Websites on the Way

By | 2017-06-13T12:09:12+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Content, Domain Names, Google, Graphic Design, Media, Mobile Friendly, Responsive Design, Security, SEO, SSL, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress|0 Comments

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+00:00 June 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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 [...]

22 12, 2016

AMP, Rich Cards & Improvements to the Google Mobile App

By | 2016-12-22T00:10:27+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Google, Google Search Console, Mobile Friendly, Web Design|Comments Off on AMP, Rich Cards & Improvements to the Google Mobile App

I'm guessing that most of you reading this will make use of the Google Mobile App on your smartphones? If so, you will have noticed some handy (sometimes annoying) new items on your Google home page. These items, known as Rich Cards, display content that is relevant to you, based on information from websites you have previously visited. What [...]

5 12, 2016

Google Clamps Down with ‘Not Secure’ Label in Chrome

By | 2016-12-05T15:54:54+00:00 December 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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