Mike guides you through what Meta Data is and how it helps search engines to understand the content of your website.
Ensuring your website has an SSL certificate delivers many advantages. Our Technical Director Mike provides an overview on their use in view of GDPR and recent Google changes.
Are you thinking about creating or updating your branded email signature? This article explores some of the technical limitations and helps you plan for the best and most consistent outcome.
Comparing a website to a car may seem a little unusual but it could really help to explain how to look after a site and why some websites thrive over time.
Your site is clean coded to be friendly to search engines like Google (and yes, Yahoo and Bing) but there are some great things that you can do yourself to improve your search results rankings even more.
As we launch our new website, Alex reflects on our web journey and shares some thoughts on the future of websites. How will businesses continue to get the most out of their websites?
An SSL certificate may be a requirement for some, but it has other benefits too. It enables website owners to display their pages using the https:// protocol (at the start of the web address) and automatically creates a secure link so that data passed between the browser and the website is encrypted, ensuring it remains private and secure.
There is no denying that more and more people use mobile devices to access the Internet. Whilst desktop search is still dominant, mobile search is not far behind and expected to take over – even as soon as next year.To adapt to these usage patters, Google have announced that from 21 April 2015 they will be extending their use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.
Have you ever posted a comment on a blog, or submitted a form on a website, and been asked to enter in a couple of words that are presented to you as an incredibly distorted image?
2014 was all about building websites for mobile devices and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change in 2015. As the landscape matures we are seeing more inventive ways of displaying and interacting with information on the web which effects both desktop and mobile. This will see responsive web design continue to flourish with even more improvements in performance.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's un-paid search results. These are known as "natural" or "organic" search results.
We've had a few queries recently about our process for previewing and testing our sites before launch. A site goes through various stages on its way to being a live website on the internet, with the most important two being the local site, and the staging area.
There is no doubt that the number of people browsing the internet on mobile devices is increasing massively - statistics show that last year alone, 61% of adults used a mobile phone or tablet to access the Internet away from home and work* - and because of this, it's vital that the sites they view have the same level of impact as desktop sites.
The recent launch of the .london top level domain has received a significant amount of press and it is an exciting option for the right type of business. The registration process can be quite complex, so here is a brief summary.
Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud-based version of their ever popular productivity suite. Featuring Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and Outlook, you can access your files from virtually anywhere and now on PC, Mac and tablet devices.
Have you ever wanted to register a domain name only to find that your choice of .com or .co.uk was not available? We see it all the time and have to be a bit creative when helping our clients find something that will work for their business.
To try to solve this common problem, hundreds of new top level domains (TLDs) are being made available to the public to register their chosen names. We have seen .bike, .plumbing, .travel, .agency, .photography, .careers, .shoes - the list goes on and on and on....
Have you ever posted a comment on a blog and seen your photo appear next to your comment and think - "where have they got that from"?
These are called "avatars" and there are a few services that help site owners get a little picture to appear next to your name when you interact with their website. We use one of these services on our blog - Gravatar.
When you think about building a mobile version of your website, you probably think £££ - but wait - technology never stays still for a minute and the way we implement mobile friendly websites now makes it affordable for any organisation.
Meta Keywords are a comma separated list of keywords or key-phrases coded into web pages for the purpose of telling search engines what the content of each page on your website is about. We have made the decision to remove the Meta Keyword field from all websites we work on.