Web Design Tips

Site owners should need no convincing to work on site-performance. Google already uses site speed as a ranking signal, and with the upcoming mobile first index, loading speed will be more important. Unfortunately, according to a study Doubleclick, webmasters still don’t prioritize speed, especially for mobile sites: “Unfortunately, based on…

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The modern website is a completely different beast to a site from just a couple of years ago. People have very different expectations, and there are some basic minimums a website needs to remain credible and competitive. Here are some of the basic requirements your website should satisfy: Navigation The…

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It is official, from July 2018, page load speed will become a ranking factor in mobile search. This change, called the “Speed Update” will start off with only a small percentage of search queries. However, as with other Google Search changes, will probably hit the full index soon after. The…

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When you have duplicate content on your website, it can confuse visitors and cause problems with search engines. Google, in particular, frowns on duplicate content within a website as a technical SEO issue which can affect ranking. There are several instances when duplicate content is both acceptable and necessary, but…

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When Google introduced AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) as a lightweight alternative to large HTML pages, the adoption of AMP was limited. It looks like that is starting to change. In the last year alone, publishers have noticed double-digit growth in AMP usage. There are several reasons for this sudden increase…

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We have known for some time now that page speed affects rankings on Google. However, now Google announced that ranking speed will be a factor for its upcoming mobile-first index. Currently searches from mobile phones still pulls content from the primary Google index. Going forward, all search results will pull…

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Responsive design was one of the best things to come out of the development of the smartphone. It was devised to ensure that a single design could be used for a multi-resolution environment.  However, if not done properly, responsive design can have some issues. Here are a few tips to…

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Back in 2010, then head of Google’s webspam team Matt Cutts finally revealed that site loading speed had been made a ranking factor. Sadly, we still experience loading websites that are slow and take forever to load. You can avoid that fate for your website by taking one or all…

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