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Has Your Web Designer Done A Runner?

Has Your Web Designer Done A Runner?

We were contacted by a local company whose website had gone offline. It transpired the web design company they had used to build the website had vanished. The web design company’s own website was offline and they couldn’t be contacted by phone or email. On further...

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What To Consider When Registering A Domain Name

What To Consider When Registering A Domain Name

Having your very own website for your brand or company is an essential step towards business growth. To be able to get started on the right foot, there are some critical factors you need to take under consideration. Making these mistakes unknowingly can hurt your...

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Do I Really Need A Blog On My Website?

Do I Really Need A Blog On My Website?

Well the answer is a resounding YES course you do. Companies who blog more than 15 times per month get 5 times plus more traffic than those that don’t blog at all? Can’t argue with those figures. Plus business decision makers prefer to use information taken from a...

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Are Social Media Bots Taking Over the Internet?

Are Social Media Bots Taking Over the Internet?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the growing number of automated accounts hiding among actual users. They first gained notoriety for attempting to influence voters during the 2016 election. But what exactly are these things? Are they...

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Improving Page Speed

Improving Page Speed

Page speed in simple terms, is the time to fully load and display the content on your webpage. We like to use Pingdom for evaluating our page speed because they provide a breakdown of the page size, the load time and also how to improve the page performance. Also, you...

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Why Mobile-First Web Design Is Becoming More Important

Why Mobile-First Web Design Is Becoming More Important

Page speed in simple terms, is the time to fully load and display the content on your webpage. We like to use Pingdom for evaluating our page speed because they provide a breakdown of the page size, the load time and also how to improve the page performance. Also, you...

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7 Elements of Modern Website Design You Need to Know

7 Elements of Modern Website Design You Need to Know

Every website made by GForce Web Design is mobile friendly. It is a given that websites must now be optimised for all devices that it no longer becomes a selling point! In 2010 at the Mobile World Congress Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced that moving forward, web...

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Job Opening: Digital Marketer

Job Opening: Digital Marketer

Modern website design is a relative phrase. Some people might think a website designed in 2010 is modern, while others in the web design field have seen so many new things in the past year, that anything pre-2019 is already outdated. The thing we notice most is that...

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How the Google+ Closure Will Affect Your Business

How the Google+ Closure Will Affect Your Business

2019 is upon us and we are starting the year on the lookout for an experienced digital marketer to join our team. Based in our offices in Birmingham, we are looking for a digital marketer to join our awesome team of web designers and developers. Do you have experience...

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Is your website now insecure?

Is your website now insecure?

Google+ has about 2.2 billion user accounts and even up to a year ago Google+ was making updates to their platform, so it may have come as a shock to some regular users that it will be closing in April 2019. Even though Google+ has a high number of user accounts it is...

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Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Your website may not have changed recently, but Google Chrome has. The new version of Google Chrome was released this week and with it, they've updated how insecure websites are displayed in the address bar. Secure websites are ones that are utilising an SSL...

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Does Good Web Design Really Matter?

Does Good Web Design Really Matter?

New website, new branding. You know it makes sense...  So, you’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to update the old, unloved and hard to edit company website.    It’s just been sitting there for years, slowly fading into obscurity. It doesn’t really reflect your...

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How to improve your website content

How to improve your website content

I recently had a conversation with a client that went like this: Client: Does it really matter what my website looks like? Me: Yes, it definitely does. Client: Why? Me: Because people will judge your company based on the quality of your website, whether that’s fair or...

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How to write the best home page header

How to write the best home page header

Google+ has about 2.2 billion user accounts and even up to a year ago Google+ was making updates to their platform, so it may have come as a shock to some regular users that it will be closing in April 2019. Even though Google+ has a high number of user accounts it is...

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Just a Logo Design?

Just a Logo Design?

This is my formula for writing a homepage heading. Your very first impression for someone coming to your brand; a summary of everything you do and how you do it. It can be difficult to nail down such a vast concept in such a small number of words. How can you sum up...

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Why an SSL Certificate is important

Why an SSL Certificate is important

Do a quick search in Google and you’ll find plenty of listicles and blogs on the subject of logos, along the lines of ‘The 50 most iconic logos of all time’, ‘The 10 best logos ever made’ and ‘what personality logos display’ and such like.  Yawn.  Boring. These...

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10 Reasons To Use WordPress

10 Reasons To Use WordPress

Even with an SSL certificate, no website is impervious to attack. But it sure helps reduce the risks. What is an SSL certificate, exactly? Well, SSL certificates are small data files which protect a website’s data by securing communications so that all the web traffic...

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A Brief History of SEO and Search

A Brief History of SEO and Search

Page speed in simple terms, is the time to fully load and display the content on your webpage. We like to use Pingdom for evaluating our page speed because they provide a breakdown of the page size, the load time and also how to improve the page performance. Also, you...

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Digital Marketing – In House, Freelance or Agency?

Digital Marketing – In House, Freelance or Agency?

Every website made by GForce Web Design is mobile friendly. It is a given that websites must now be optimised for all devices that it no longer becomes a selling point! In 2010 at the Mobile World Congress Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced that moving forward, web...

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How GDPR Will Change Cold Calling

How GDPR Will Change Cold Calling

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the growing number of automated accounts hiding among actual users. They first gained notoriety for attempting to influence voters during the 2016 election. But what exactly are these things? Are they...

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What is a Browser Cookie?

What is a Browser Cookie?

Having your very own website for your brand or company is an essential step towards business growth. To be able to get started on the right foot, there are some critical factors you need to take under consideration. Making these mistakes unknowingly can hurt your...

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Google SERP update

Google SERP update

New website, new branding. You know it makes sense...  So, you’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to update the old, unloved and hard to edit company website.    It’s just been sitting there for years, slowly fading into obscurity. It doesn’t really reflect your...

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Images or text links – which hold better value?

Images or text links – which hold better value?

With the craze of the online world soaring high, it’s a risky proposition for your business to not be promoted on the online medium. There comes the role of digital marketing to strengthen your brand online. You can spread the word of your business among...

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What is this new hype SSL Certificate?

What is this new hype SSL Certificate?

We all know internal and external links can have a major impact on our search rankings, but does it matter whether they come in the form of images or text? Read on to find everything you need to know… A word is worth a thousand pictures When it comes to...

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