Articles and resources in the Search category. A full list of categories is also available.
Design and build for the worst case scenario
Performance matters. If your website loads slowly it could be costing you business, so make sure it works for even the slowest of internet connections
Look after your domain name
Look after your domain name. It’s one of your most important business assets and the cost of losing it can be huge.
Your website has lots going on behind the scenes, and one of those things should be a series of bookmark icons!
Giving social media the right information
Put some text in a box. Writing a post on social media used to be so easy. These days, when you enter an address into that box some extra things happe
Tidy up your site’s addresses for search
Google have made a few changes lately. The most recent in the pipeline is the way URLs (web addresses) are displayed in their search results.
Mobile friendly markers
You might have noticed that if you search for something on Google on your phone there’s a new ‘Mobile friendly’ label.
What is SSL and is it worth the bother?
Google look favourably on websites that use SSL. What is SSL, why does Google like it and and do the benefits outweigh the costs?
The great unknown
Posted 31st January 2014 in Search
Nobody really knows what criteria search engines use to rank websites but there are some basic principles that have always held true.
A page title is generally held to be one of the most important things on a web page for being found on search engines like Google.
How to write a link
It is important to let your users know where a link will lead; the link text itself should contain a good indication as to where they’ll be taken.
Posted 18th August 2012 in Search
Google Places is a great way to (literally!) put your business on the map. And like most things Google, it’s free!
Each page of your website should have its own description that will be picked up by search engines and presented to the person who’s searching. In thi
Google history and your ranking
Posted 23rd February 2012 in Search
If you’re using Google to see how your ranking is coming along with your keywords you may be coming up a rather large obstacle…
What search engines want
Search Engines look for certain measurable things that they equate with a good user experience and can be divided into four broad categories.
One type of optimisation that you yourself can make for search is a well thought out keyword strategy.
Why should I blog?
There’s one massive reason why you should incorporate a blog on your website: Visitors!
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