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Web design also means engaging your visitors with interactive content

From a web design perspective, many of the world’s most visited websites (https://www.alexa.com/topsites) are rather dull. Websites such as Google, You Tube, Facebook and Amazon are not shining examples of award winning web design but they have other obvious attributes. Here is the current top ten for the UK: Google.co.uk – Enables users to search […]

Google Chrome now showing all http sites as not secure

The latest version of Google’s web browser Google Chrome is now clearly marking all http websites as ‘Not secure’ and all https websites as ‘Secure’. Google Chrome version 68 was released on 24 July 2018 and adds a very clear message for http and https websites. Here is the message for http websites: Here is […]

Latest version page builder plugins make web design with WordPress a breeze

There is a new generation of page builder plugins that make web design with WordPress a breeze. In the past we often had to accept the page designs of the theme developer or spend time customising the CSS files, adding to the functions file and modifying graphics and icons. As web developers this wasn’t a […]

Google clarifies what it means by mobile first indexing for SEO

In November 2016, Google announced that it would be changing the way it indexes websites and coined a new phrase – mobile first indexing. This means that instead of using the desktop version for its index, Google will look at the mobile version of a website. It will index keywords, content and then evaluate relevance […]

How to use keyword research and other tools to spot traffic boosting topics for your blog

Your blog or news section is an important part of your website. It’s a part of your website where you can tell the world about new products and services, share good news, give advice or provide some other interesting take on issues affecting your business. It’s also an effective way of promoting your website and […]

Making your website GDPR compliant

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) come into force on Friday 25th May 2018 and cover a wide range of rights and responsibilities. It builds on the 1998 Data Protection Act and strengthens individuals’ rights regarding the collection, use and storage of their personal data. The law applies to businesses or organisations in the […]

Google updates its image publishing guidelines and what it means for website owners and web designers

Google has updated its image publishing guidelines and website owners and web designers should take note as Google image search can boost web traffic. Google remains a mainly text based search engine. It will continue to crawl and index the keywords on your web pages and meta-tags and that’s the core feature. However the use […]

How does URL length and structure affect SEO and rankings?

Your URL length and structure can help your website get indexed and rank high on search engines. The URL (uniform resource locator) is the browser address that people use to view your web pages. This can either be typed into a browser directly or is indexed by search engines ready to appear in search results […]

Google announces the roll out mobile-first indexing

After months of rumour and speculation, Google has officially confirmed that it is starting to roll-out mobile-first indexing. This means that it will be analysing the mobile version of a website rather than the desktop version to populate its index. The announcement was made on the 26th March 2018 on the Webmasters Central Blog: Today […]

Why Facebook pages are no substitute for your own domain name and website

Facebook is all over the news at the moment. In an investigation by The Guardian and Observer, the data analysis company Cambridge Analytica has been using Facebook quizzes and to harvest the profiles and personal data of 50 million people without their permission or knowledge. The data was then used to target messaging for various […]