A data bank in Kent which holds digital information for more than 300 clients has been able to double its capacity after a £4 million investment. Custodian Data Centres increased their capacity with an additional 10,000 computers servers, with their numbers boosting to 16,000, with the extra servers being housed in Maidstone TV Studios. Why are local data banks important? The business was founded by Rowland Kinch, Geoff Miles and
If you own a small or medium business in Kent and want to receive an interest-free loan to increase your growth, then look no further. Kent County Council are using their Regional Growth fund to help companies in Kent and Medway thrive. Those eligible for loans are looking to get anything from £50,000 to £500,000. Through the scheme more than 2,212 jobs have already been created, with at least 1,633
How secure is your business website? If you use online banking, you may have noticed that the website address will begin with https (as ours does), which indicates that the data you enter is encrypted via SSL. But it’s not become a necessity unless you run an eCommerce business and need to collect credit card or other sensitive data. So you might have been happy with a standard http address.
Since 2010, web design has taken huge strides forward. Before then, the evolution of web design was focused on maturity and diversification. Now, we’re seeing a real emphasis on user experience and functionality. Mobile-friendly Sites Led The Way Paving the way for responsive web design to arrive in 2013, mobile friendly websites were the early 2010s’ earliest advancement in web design practices and technologies. With more and more people using
Quite simply, if your website doesn’t have search engine optimisation, it will not get found on Google and other search engines. What is Search Engine Optimisation? Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO as it’s known, is the term for every different method you can use to make sure that your website is highly visible on Google and the other search engines. These methods include technical practices you can administer behind the
You might not realise it, but site speed will make a huge difference to how much business you might get from your website. Site speed is becoming a very important factor for SEO and conversion. With increased online competition and internet users with decreased attention spans, it is absolutely imperative that your website loads quickly and correctly. Not only will site speed affect a user’s decision on whether a visit
It’s been on the horizon for a while, but finally Google has announced that it will soon be rolling out its mobile-first indexing algorithm. How will this affect your website’s rankings on the search engines you ask? Well, quite simply; it will make a huge difference, depending on if your website is mobile friendly or ‘responsive’. What does ‘responsive’ mean? When your website is responsive, it has been designed to
It’s possible that you have arranged the web design and marketing for your company through different providers. Or you may have invested in your own website hosting. Having different suppliers can work, but in most cases, you’ll find that combining web design, marketing and hosting benefits your business. One major advantage is that it’s often cheaper. For example, we include a .co.uk domain name and 12 months of hosting as
The holiday season will soon be approaching, and while many set out to enjoy the festivities, your marketing team may soon feel snowed under by last minute campaign ideas and tight deadlines. Kicking off with Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving, Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday, there is a very short time frame leading up to Advent and Christmas. Last year, Black Friday cracked the £1bn sales mark for the first
You’ve probably seen the huge numbers of people regularly using social media in the UK. In 2016, the latest figures suggest around 35-38 million people are active on social networks. Facebook remains top with more than 31 million UK users, and Twitter gets the attention of more than 15 million in the United Kingdom. That’s before taking into account the rise of Instagram, Snapchat and other networks. But how often
Why not make your life a little easier and let your customers help your marketing? We all know how much time and effort it takes to run a growing company. And you still need to be able to promote yourself and attract new business to keep the momentum going. The most successful business owners and managers know when to delegate and outsource. You may already be using a variety of
It’s one of the most important factors in web design, but even now, many people still don’t know what search engine optimisation is and how vital it is. Having professional search engine optimisation can make a huge difference to whether your business gets that cherished first place on Google and the other search engines! 94% of online users ignore sponsored or paid results and only look at the organic listings,
In the last few days, Google has confirmed that its latest algorithm, called Penguin 4.0, has been rolled out. Two years after its last update, the Penguin algorithm will make drastic changes to the way sites are viewed and ranked by Google. How will this affect your website you ask? If it’s designed properly and features unique content, you’re actually likely to see improvements in search positions rather than drops.
Just having a website isn’t enough to generate you sales enquiries. There are many search engine optimisation factors at work that make a difference between a business-generating website and a failing one. The most important thing is to get your website ranking highly on Google and the other search engines. There are six very effective things you can do to make sure your website does exactly that; Keyword research The
If you don’t have a website, you’re losing out to your competitors before you’ve even begun. Put it this way; when was the last time you saw someone search through the Yellow Pages? That’s because everyone these days searches on Google. For products, services, companies, information and anything else they need to know about. Nobody looks at the Yellow Pages anymore If your business is not online, it’s as good