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Website Meta Data
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Website Meta Data

Mike guides you through what Meta Data is and how it helps search engines to understand the content of your website.

Website SSL certificates – why do they matter?
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Website SSL certificates – why do they matter?

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.

Helpful guidance on branded email signatures
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Helpful guidance on branded email signatures

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.

Is your website a bit like a car?
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Is your website a bit like a car?

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.

Website search engine optimisation (SEO) – DIY tips and how to take it to the next level.
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Website search engine optimisation (SEO) – DIY tips and how to take it to the next level.

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.

What next for websites?
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What next for websites?

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?

SSL Certificates: what are they and how can having a secure site help you?
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SSL Certificates: what are they and how can having a secure site help you?

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.

Google mobile ranking update
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Google mobile ranking update

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.

I'm not a robot
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I'm not a robot

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?

Technology 2015 trends
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Technology 2015 trends

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.

SEO best practice
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SEO best practice

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.

The importance of a website staging area
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The importance of a website staging area

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.

Downsizing - the challenge of designing for mobile
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Downsizing - the challenge of designing for mobile

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.

Thinking about a .london domain?
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Thinking about a .london domain?

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 open for business
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Office 365 is open for business

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.

New top level domains – more choice or more problems?
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New top level domains – more choice or more problems?

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....

How's your gravatar?
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How's your gravatar?

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.

Go Mobile
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Go Mobile

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.

Goodbye Meta Keywords
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Goodbye Meta Keywords

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.