01744 851850

Tag archive: st helens website design

What is Flat Web Design?

Last updated by at .

You may have heard the term “flat design” and wondered what it was. Well before I tell you let me confuse you even more. Flat web design is the follow on trend from skeuomorphic web design. Confused? Good! In a nutshell, Skeumorphic design is a term used to describe the period of web design /…

Does My Business Need A Website?

A question that most business owners have asked themselves in the past is “does my business need a website?”. If you’d have asked yourself that question 15 years ago or even 5 years ago the answer would have been dependant on what type of business you were in. Today however, I genuinely cannot think of…

How To Get Higher On Google

This is the question that most website owners ask, “How do I get higher on Google” or “How do I get on page one of Google“. Ask any SEO expert worth his/ her salt and they will tell you the same thing, “Provide relevant and quality content”. It simply isn’t enough to just launch a…

Choosing a Web Designer

Choosing the right designer is critical to your online success. Lets look at the things to consider. Firstly, in selecting a shortlist of suitable web designers don’t pick one from the sponsored listings in Google, Why? Simply because these are paid listings, it tells you nothing of the skills that the web designer has in…

Cheap Web Design

I’m often approached by new start or smaller businesses who simply don’t have the budget to have a website designed for them. Very often these people resort to using one of the cheap website building tools sold by the cheap hosting companies or worse, they are with 1&1 or similar and have had terrible customer…

Why is my website not showing in Google?

“Why is my website not showing in Google” is a question that web designers and SEO consultants get asked all the time. You’re very lucky if your new website makes it to page one straight out of the box. It happens, but it’s rare. If you fancy doing a bit of DIY SEO then this…

Google Engage

Gwiz Web Design St Helens are pleased to announce that we are now members of the Google Engage programme. This initiative is run by Google to educate website owners to the benefits of Google Adwords through agencies who provide web design and SEO services to small and medium size businesses. Despite a large part of…

Honesty as a marketing tool in Web Design

Web design offers the creative licence to make the smallest business look like a multi national PLC. A good web designer can employ all manner of smoke and mirrors to give any client the image they want, but is this lack of honesty always the best practice? If pushed I’d say the most crucial elements…

One page websites or microsites

What is a Microsite? A Microsite is a small website usually focused on a particular product, service or geographical location. You may have seen car manufacturers use microsites to launch a new model. Usually its a flashy affair full of stunning graphics and snazzy sounds. You’ll also notice that its heavily linked from the main…

Cookie Law

You may have noticed a huge amount of annoying pop ups on websites that you have visited lately. This is due to the fact that the deadline for complying with the ICO cookie law in the UK was 25th May 2012. The law actually came into effect 12 months ago but the ICO granted a…

Google Venice Update – Local Search SEO

Google announced another algorithm update a few weeks ago under the code name Venice. The update is rumoured to include 40 algorithm changes not all of which affect local SEO but none the less that is the biggest news story to come out of the Venice release. You may have noticed that when you perform a…

Why does my business need a blog?

Why your business should blog. Over the past few years Blogging has grabbed the attention of marketing professionals around the world and has become an essential tool for businesses large and small. ‘What exactly is a blog?’ I hear you ask, well stick around and I’ll explain what a blog is, why your business should…

Websites for Local Business

Websites for local business, something most business owners hadn’t considered before the recession hit. A local business without a website in todays world is like a telephone without a number. It’s sad in a way that progress has changed the way that people shop. Retail parks that stand where our industrial buildings once stood, have…

Free Website Design

Some companies offer free website design Yes they do, You’re in business I guess? What do the words “Free Website Design” say to you? Exactly! There’s a catch. And the catch just isn’t monetary either. So there are companies out there who will allow you to design your own website free of charge. Why? Simple…

The importance of ongoing SEO

SEO isn’t something that you do once and forget. The front page of Google™ has limited spaces available. Do a search for your most key search term and look at the sheer number of results. Everyone of those results belong to a company or organisation who all desire their website to be on page one…

Website design – Less is more

Cast your mind back a few years, can you remember when pretty much every website design had a flash intro with a loading message. You’d have a little text link saying “skip”? Thankfully the web designers trend to flaunt technical prowess has now largely subsided as the big players (and the enlightened) realised that the…

Common misconceptions about SEO

SEO or to give it its full title Search Engine Optimisation is a term surrounded in mystique. This misconception alone was key when I chose a domain name for this website “Google Wizard”. Just to be clear, I’m not a Wizard, I’m a regular guy who lives in a small town called St Helens somewhere…

Menu