Category: Web Design

Let’s Encrypt SSL – Secure Your WordPress Website The Easy Way

What is SSL and why is it important? SSL (Secure Socket Layers) is a web security standard which establishes a secure link via HTTPS between a users browser and the web server. HTTPS is an protocol method that encrypts the data sent and received over the internet. HTTPS makes it harder for nefarious individuals such

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Having Issues with Updating WordPress Plugins?

If you’ve been running a website on WordPress for long enough, you’re bound to have come across this issue sooner or later… You know the one; “The update cannot be installed because we will be unable to copy some files. This is usually due to inconsistent file permissions. includes/error_log” You’ve probably spent a bit of

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Mobile First Index – What you need to know

Before going head long into this, I thought we’d take a little walk down memory lane, a time before website owners and possibly even Google gave much thought to ‘Mobile First Index’ and the impact it would have. Do you remember a time when things were much simpler, when using the Internet meant simply meant

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Five Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

In my previous blog post, I talked about how to improve your website instantly with only a few tips, but I did not begin to discuss what elements you should avoid including in your blog. Believe it or not, it doesn’t matter how much money you invest in owning the best design on the web if

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Free Public Domain Images & Free Stock Photos Websites

Over the years, I’ve amassed a collection of bookmarks for websites where I can handily go and find images for projects I’ve been working on. However, I’ve also not been in the habit of using bookmarking websites or backing up any of my bookmarks. I guess you could call it a very abrupt way of

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Why is my Website Slow? Reasons and solutions

A slow website can be an annoyance to visitors – increasing bounce rate and contributing to low conversion rates – and can also negatively effect your rankings, in particular on mobile devices. It is therefore more important than ever to ensure your website loads quickly. In this article we’ll take a look at reasons why

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Fixing Mobile Usability Issues on your website

As google rolls out it’s mobile friendly algorithm update, you may soon see changes in your SERPs. We have covered the issue before in relation to building a mobile friendly site, but now we will drill down into some of the specific issues that Google is currently on the look out for, as it decides

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Are you prepared for Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm update?

As Google have now officially announced the roll-out of their mobile-friendly update, which is set to happen on the 21st of April and will likely last for the duration of the week. With that said, there is no better time than the present to ensure that your website is mobile-friendly. There is no escaping the

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Steps To Strengthen Your Business Online

Working at Marketing Signals has given me an insight into a number of different clients. All of these clients have had different needs and wants depending on the size of the company and the industry they are working in. I’ve had the most fun and learnt a lot from working on SME businesses who are

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Smaller Screen, bigger Punch- How mobile is developing

      Over the years, many of us Search Engine Marketers have developed the skill to read between Google’s lines. Like politicians, it’s often very difficult to get a straight answer, to a seemingly straight forward question. Google have been pushing the notion lately that making mobile websites as user friendly as possible is

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