Blog posts tagged in Business

In the light of the recent TalkTalk data breach, it is timely to look the security measures that you should have in place to safeguard your website.

How do you know if your website is actually doing its job properly? It may look great and say everything you want it to say but is it actually effective at attracting visitors and converting them into sales? Here are a few ideas to help you answer this question.

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Your website is a great tool for generating leads for your business, but if people aren't seeing it then it can't do its job properly. There are a number of steps you can take to help drive more traffic to your website. Read our 5 steps to help you do this.

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Using your website for job vacancies is an obvious way to try to recruit staff, bypassing recruitment agencies. 

We'll show you how one of our clients uses their whole website to show what a great firm they are to work for.

In today's jobs market, it's smart to use LinkedIn for recruiting staff.

See how you can set up a LinkedIn advertising campaign in our step-by-step beginner's guide.

Tagged in: Architecture Business

Technology is constantly evolving, sometimes at such a fast pace that it can be hard to keep up. Here are some tips on 'future proofing' your website to save a great deal of stress whenever changes occur.

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Taking advice from the experts of a given subject is a great way of learning and advancing, and this applies to your business too. We have compiled a list of must-read business books that are not only informative but also enjoyable.

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A good website design is vital to creating an enjoyable online experience for the viewer. If your website does not provide an enjoyable user experience then it will be less effective at converting your visitors into sales. Here are a number of common mistakes of website design and how you can counter these issues and improve your website’s ‘bounce rate’.

I recently read a great article about the roots of minimalism and the web by web usability experts Nielsen | Norman. In summary: “Minimalism in moderation can create efficient user experiences, as long as you don’t lose sight of the primary goal - helping users accomplish tasks.”

Tagged in: Architecture Business

Around six months ago, Volute gathered around the TV to watch Apple’s keynote in which they unveiled the Apple Watch, an exciting new product aiming to take smart watches to the mass market. This week Apple have been taking appointments for members of the public to try on Apple Watches and on Tuesday I went and tried some on.

 

It’s not very often that Google announces changes to their search algorithm; so when they do, it’s wise to listen up.

Google announced that from April 21st, any site that they view as being not mobile-friendly will no longer appear in the top search results from mobile devices.

We are often asked by business owners to explain what SEO is and why it’s important for their website.  In a nutshell, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is how search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo rank your website.

Once you have decided to take the plunge and have a website the next step is to make sure that it actually works for your business.  Many businesses invest in a website and spend a lot of time on it initially, but then leave the website hoping that prospects will start to contact them.  

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The title tag of your web pages can have a big impact on how easy it is for people to find you online. It's important to keep them concise and unique.

Our new site utilises a 12-column grid for maximum flexibility. Why 12? Well, it’s simply a question of being an integer with a large number of divisors - it can be split into 6,4,3 or 2 columns, meaning that different layouts can be made according to the needs of the pages.

Tagged in: Architecture Business

One of the things you should always do when designing a new website is to get the views of website users. Often you are too close to the project to be able to see things that will be obvious to others.