Google has already encouraged website owners to ensure that their websites are hosted on SSL certificate enabled servers. Now we learn that from October 2017 Google will be warning visitors to all sites without that added "S" in the url - that they are visiting an un-secured website ...Read more
I shall concentrate on preparing photos for your web designer. Wherever you're using photos on your website your photos need to optimised to reduce their natural file size. Your pictures must be edited so they are the exact size needed on your web page ...Read more
Hardly a day goes by without some suspicious email dropping into my inbox blatantly trying to rip me off in some way or another. Luckily, I'm able to smell this kind of thing a mile off. However, it worries me that some website owners who will also inevitably receive this kind of garbage ...Read more
A friend of mine Skyped me from Spain the other day and suggested that I make some sort of public protest about large companies that offer free online website building. He'd just heard from a friend who'd been caught out by a very well-known company – with a very unexpected bill.Read more
Like me, if you've got a website, hardly a day will go by when an email doesn't drop in to your inbox promising you no. in Google. I do and my site already ranks no.1 for many search terms! Some SEO companies even claim they're affiliated with Google - it's a lie.Read more
Improve Your Search Engine Ranking on Google. Assuming your web designer knows his business and has built you a well-designed SEO friendly website - there is still plenty you can do to help you get on the first page of Google results. Google My Business You can register your business here and link it to ...Read more
Writing for the web is a process that requires some careful thought. Many people fall into the trap of writing web content to be read like a book or magazine article. This is the wrong approach. It's an age when being top of the search engine results is the only thing that matters ...Read more
Pay as you go websites seem like a good idea. No up-front fees, you get online quickly and there's the offer of support if and when you need it. The monthly payments for such sites range from £10 to over £500. It's a great deal if you're only planning to be in business for a year - BUT ...Read more
I don't build them for several reasons - they're overweight, with un-wanted functions and coding, they're prone to hackers - and they're vulnerable to problems and crashes if not maintained by an experienced developer. WordPress has a massive library of off-the-shelf themes/templates ...Read more
Content Marketing has been seized upon as the latest way to improve a website's performance in the search engines. It isn't actually a new idea - more of a re-focus. Websites should always be built for the visitor experience - not for the search engine crawlers ...Read more
This will not surprise the many thousands of web designers - many of whom use this free, open source kit. They not only use the system to build their clients' "bespoke" sites - but also their own. One good reason is that they don't actually build websites themselves any more ...Read more
Be warned that your search engine ranking is being put at risk if you don't follow some basic web design rules concerning the use of photographs. The search engines will look closely at the time it takes to download pictures to view on your website ...Read more
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