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The User Journey

User Journey

So what is the User Journey.....and why should you be aware of it? Well if you're running a small to medium sized business you need to have some knowledge of other aspects of business that are ...

Your Website is Hacked!

Hacked Websites

None of our clients have ever received a message of this nature, and we aim to make sure it stays that way. We do that by ensuring that your sites, all addon components, and all server ...

The Power of Video ...

Video Marketing

Are you using videos to promote your business? If not, you should be! Providing your specific industry easily lends itself to video marketing. By that, I mean Property Agents, Tourism, Automotive, ...

Focussing on Content

Google Core Updates

It's no secret that Google are continually revising their core updates in order to improve search results to their users. Therefore your positioning in the results can change accordingly.

But you ...

GDPR and End of Life ...

GDPR and End of Life Software

Are you absolutely sure that you're fully complying with GDPR regulations and directives? You need to be certain of this, because if you don't comply there could be some serious pitfalls ahead. We ...

Unlimited Hosting ...

Web Hosting Services

We covered the marketing tactic that is Unlimited Web Hosting many years ago when this particular "initiative" began to spread across the industry.

It has no effect on what we do because we're not ...

Web Security: Raising ...

Web Security

Over the years I've continually stressed the importance of web security to our clients. To the point that some of you think that I'm paranoid.
But in this instance it's a case where the perceived ...

LiteSpeed is Here!

LiteSpeed

We're pleased to announce a new addition to our hosting infrastructure to further enhance the quality package that we deliver to our clients. Most people don't think about this aspect very ...

Fully Managed Web ...

Fully Managed Web Services


What we provide with our Managed Services Plans:

Site security updates applied on day of release.
Site errors rectified subject to site software being current.
Enterprise strength site security ...

Turning Back Time

Current PHP Versions

Time doesn't bypass anything, or anybody! That includes our computers, our mobile phones, our TV's, our cars......even us! So why would websites be any different?
Yet it's been my experience in the ...

Where do you stand with ...

GDPR


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. As far as website implications go, the main change is that all sites must have a Privacy Policy, and all user ...

Trapped in Time

Outdated Technology

Very often, we don't notice the changes that happen progressively throughout the course of our lives......because they're not instant, they're gradual. The same applies to our websites.

We've just ...

Still don't have SSL?

SSL

For over 3 years we've been advising website owners to get HTTPS/SSL encryption in place because the internet has been moving towards a totally encrypted medium. A major development is now ...

Fact or Fiction?

SEO Practices

It appears that 2018 has started with an avalanche of Spam e-mails from self professed SEO Experts, Marketing Consultants, Promotional Analysts.....and various other surreal titles that these ...

The Future is Here!

Server Upgrades

Technology keeps on moving forward at a rapid pace both in hardware and software. You either stay with it or you try and struggle by with the technology of yesteryear. That's not a good way to do ...

SEO Ranking Factors

SEO Ranking Factors

I'm not keen on using the phrase "SEO" as it's been so abused over the years that it's meaning and interpretation has become lost. Personally I'd say that the majority of the points in this article ...

Peace of Mind

WebSpain Customer Service

Peace of Mind......how much is that worth to you? Is it even possible to even put a price on it? Because when prospective clients initially contact us, they invariably want a quotation based on ...

Are you Popular on ...

Google Popularity

Are you popular on Google? Irrespective of your current status on the search engines, do you actually know what needs to be put in place to get a good ranking? The problem is there's so much ...

Google Sandbox

Google Sandbox

Imagine this scenario! You've got a new website on a new domain. It looks great, it works well, and you've generated some quality content. So you sit back and wait for it to show up in the search ...

Ahead of the Game!

Web Advancements

We've always tried to stay ahead of the game on all the potential changes and advancements within the web industry. Our goal is to inform our clients of anything that they need to know, in order to ...

User Expectations

website-user-expectations

When clients come to us for a website they generally have a list of expectations or requirements. Of course, that helps us to identify exactly what needs to be implemented in order to meet their ...

Google's NoHacked ...

NoHacked-campaign

Google have now released a State of Website Security in 2016 review......based on it's statistics from last year. And it's an eye-opener! Because in 2016 the number of hacked sites has increased by ...

Website Warnings

website-warnings

Google has now started sending out warnings to users that are running outdated and vulnerable software installations. Which is what we have been doing for years in order to ensure our clients are ...

A warning from Google!

SSL Security

Many site owners are going to be getting an e-mail warning from Google very soon! Simply because they have not put HTTPS/SSL security in place on their sites.
From this month on "Chrome will show a ...

What the Future Holds!

Web Development Spain

2017 is approaching, so what does the future hold for your business online? Nobody can accurately predict everything, but a clear pattern is forming!

1. Mobile Websites: It's no secret that mobile ...

Mobile First!

Mobile Devices

Google have announced major changes to the way they index websites! It's now Mobile First!
What this means is that instead of Google using the content of the desktop version for evaluating a ...

HTTPS/SSL Security is ...

HTTPS Websites

HTTPS/SSL security on websites is important! I've been saying it for some years, and recent statements from Google demonstrate that it's now becoming the minimum acceptable standard......"A web ...

Worried about Dirty COW?

Server Vulnerability

Worried about Dirty COW? You should be, because last week a serious vulnerability was discovered in the Linux kernel which runs the majority of the world's servers. It was so critical that it can ...

Life on the Dark Side!

Business Web Hosting

We've always attempted to keep our clients safe from the undesirable elements and the grief that go along with doing business on the Internet. In effect we keep you within a protective shield so ...

Have you been ...

Internet Security

Have you been Compromised? I would be pretty sure that you already have been.....but you don't know it!
Would you like to find out for sure? Then read on......because we have a simple online check ...

Is your Business worth a ...

SSL Site Security

Is your Business worth a cup of Coffee a week? Because it seems that many site owners out there don't seem to think so!
And unfortunately for those people, Google are now telling their site ...

Brute Force Attacks

Brute Force Attacks

There's been a marked escalation of Brute Force Attacks aimed at popular web applications recently! 

First let's establish what is a Brute Force Attack?
Essentially it's a number of remote ...

The CloudLinux Era!

Cloud Linux

We've now entered the CloudLinux era, as our main UK server is now running on this commercial operating system. CloudLinux is purely designed for shared hosting environments, and delivers ...

Do you need HTTPS/SSL?

SSL Certificates

If you think you don't need HTTPS/SSL security on your site, then you may need to re-evaluate this opinion as things are changing.

Back in August 2014 we published an article called SSL for SEO. ...

Are you Driving Your ...

Business Promotion Spain

Are you really Driving Your Business? Or are you a passenger just going along for the ride?
Because the landscape of business promotion and marketing is always changing, so you need to adapt to ...

Living in The Past!

Modern Websites


As we get older, we tend to look back and think that life was better in the past! It was certainly simpler then that's for sure.
But time moves on for all of us and the only option that we have ...

Time for Lockdown?

Secure Websites

Security is the most important aspect of any internet based application. Bar none! Just because you haven't experienced bad things.....bad things do happen, and it's getting worse. Every day we ...

AMP......The Next Big ...

Mobile Pages

It seems that the Next Big Thing is on the way.....and it's called AMP! Which stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages! 
In Google's words “The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open ...

Just Another Victim!

Web Security

We all know that over the last decade the technology that we use has advanced beyond anything we ever imagined!
But along with this increased sophistication comes increased danger. I'm talking ...

Google Search Quality ...

Google Search Guidelines

Remember the old record players from the past when a record would get stuck.....and one part would keep on repeating endlessly? Well that's me that is! Simply because I've been endlessly repeating ...

Let's talk FACTS!

Facts about Web Design

Let's talk FACTS! The reality is that there are many good web designers in Spain who you could choose for your new website, and there's also some who may deliver a less than stellar experience. So ...

Who's the Best Web ...

Best Web Designer Spain

So who's the Best Web Designer in Spain? If you search on Google they seem to think it's us! But Google are wrong......we're not!
And I'll tell you who else it isn't.....the man in ...

A Change of Mind!

Business Management Spain

What I want to do in this article is hopefully give you some ideas on how you can make your life so much easier......while being much more efficient. I know that some of the options may not be what ...

2016....Another Year of ...

Spain Web Designer

Do you remember Jackanory? Most of us will I'm sure......but did you know that you can still enjoy stories of total fantasy like we heard when we were children?
Because Once Upon a Time ...

So What's the Answer?

SEO Spain

As you probably know, search has changed a lot in recent years! But are you taking advantage of the new possibilities that now exist due to the advancements in technology and actually delivering ...

Are you playing Russian ...

Web Design Security

This relates to the most important aspect of what we do.....Security! Because it's estimated that there are millions of outdated and totally obsolete Content Management System websites still in ...

FaceBook Search.....and ...

FaceBook Search

Facebook have announced that it has now completed indexing the 2 trillion posts that have been made to it's network!
In addition, it's made them searchable! So what does this mean to you as a ...

Not all Web Hosting is ...

Business Web Hosting Spain

We're reluctant webhosts! We never wanted to provide web hosting. All we ever wanted to do was build websites.....nothing else. But back in 2003 we reached the point where it was impossible to get ...

Google Brings Tweets to ...

Google Search Results

Google and Twitter appear to be getting closer as the announcement has been made that Tweets will now be appearing in Google search results. Initially this will only take effect on mobile search ...

Are you taking FaceBook ...

FaceBook Marketing

So are you taking FaceBook seriously? If not, maybe it's time to reappraise the situation? Simply because FaceBook is now referring more traffic to websites than Google.

A new industry study shows ...

Are you still on the ...

SSL Security

The plain text web refers to all sites that are not protected by HTTPS/SSL encryption, and more major steps are being taken to get webmasters to deploy this technology. I would recommend you to ...

A Visit From The Phantom

Google Phantom 2

A Visit From The Phantom? Yes it's true.....we've all had a visit! And we didn't even know it!

What I'm referring to is a Google algorithm change called Phantom 2 that's been going on invisibly ...

Is Content Still King?

SEO Spain

I think you may find this very interesting......and hopefully it will change your way of thinking about the processes involved with attaining good search engine positioning. Because once and for ...

Google and SSL Security

SSL Security

Last September we published this article: SSL for SEO! It related to Google announcing that sites which had HTTPS/SSL encryption would be looked on more favourably in terms of search ...

Wind of Change

Mobile compatible websites Spain

The IT industry has always evolved at a fast pace, and never more so than in recent years with the massive expansion of mobile computing as a part of everyday life.

I can remember over 20 years ...

The Legacy of Cheap!

Business Web Design Spain

After many years of being involved in the IT industry, plus working in other business sectors prior to 1988......I notice that one thing never changes! And that is the endless quest for "cheap".

...

The Changing Face of ...

British Web Design Spain

As you know, the way that people use the Internet is changing. We're experiencing a move away from the traditional desktop method into a more mobile centric environment.
So if your focus is only ...

Are you wasting your ...

Web Designers in Spain

Essentially this relates to a situation that I've seen occur at different times with different people. It refers to the scenario where people over-analyse and obsess about their site to the nth ...

The Irony of Mobilegeddon

Mobile Responsive Websites Spain

Google's designated cut-off day of 21st April for the de-listing of non-mobile compatible sites (Mobilegeddon) has come and gone. At this time it's still too soon to see any visible changes because ...

The Countdown is On!

Mobile Compatible Websites

Remember this date: 21st April 2015. Because this is the day where Google search results are going to change forever! They could change for the better for you....or they could change for the worse!

...

The Life of a Website

Upgrading your Website

It's a fact of life that whether we like it or not, time moves on for all of us! Particularly within the IT industry, with so many new innovations occurring on a regular basis!

As a consequence of ...

Google's verdict on ...

Mobile websites Spain

Earlier last year we published an article on mobile compatibility reporting that Google had announced they were implementing a system whereby mobile compatible sites would, in principle, be ...

Content Marketing

Webspain Marketing

Every business wants favourable positioning on search engines. While it isn't the life or death situation that many people believe it to be, it does help.
However, I want to debunk a myth that still ...

Is your site Mobile ...

Mobile Responsive Sites

Some months ago we discussed the importance of having a mobile responsive website because it's estimated that around 40% of your potential visitors now connect via smartphones and tablets.

At that ...

SSL for SEO?

SSL Certificates

Google has recently announced that they are starting to use HTTPS/SSL as a ranking signal within their search engine algorithm.  
The official wording was: “Over the past few months we’ve ...

The Importance of Social ...

Social Media Marketing

Everybody wants great search engine positioning, but the methods to achieve that goal have changed a lot in recent years. There are still technical elements within a site that are highly ...

Mobile Responsive ...

 Mobile Responsive Websites

For mobile compatible websites in Spain, WebSpain have the solution! 

Mobile compatibility is critical today, as up to 40% of your site visitors are likely to be using smartphones and ...

There is no best Web ...

Web Design Spain

.....just the Web Designer that's best for you! But do your research! Discover who has a longterm, proven, and verifiable track record in the industry, and always take up references! You need ...

About You

Spain Web Design

Starting a new business? Is your current website outdated? Are you losing business because competitors' sites are more professional? Do you need secure and reliable web hosting?
These scenarios are ...

The Myth of Unlimited ...

Web Hosting Services

Web Hosting is a commodity, and like everything, it has it's limits. Many hosting companies offer "unlimited" plans, but be aware that there are physical limitations to both disk space, bandwidth, ...