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Why You Need an SSL for Your Business Website for 2018

Online security breaches have been making headlines over the last few years, and consumers are understandably concerned that their personal data could all too easily fall into the wrong hands. With more and more of our time and money being spent online, the focus is firmly on digital security, ensuring that users and their data are properly protected.

Fortunately, tech giants such as Google are committed to keeping online users safe, and are bringing in additional measures to do just that. While it may seem as though businesses are constantly jumping through hoops to conform to ever-changing practices, the more care and attention that a company puts into data protection, the better the outcome for everyone. Businesses should aim to treat their customers’ personal information as carefully as they would treat their own.

You may have heard that SSL certificates are becoming essential for business websites, and this article aims to give you an overview of what this actually means.

Google is flagging websites as “Not Secure”

With the release of Chrome version 62, Google has begun to flag unencrypted websites as “Not Secure”. This means that if you don’t have an SSL certificate, Google Chrome users will see a

Top Digital Marketing Trends for 2016

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The way consumers browse and buy products and services is evolving at a fast pace. If you want to market your business effectively, then you need to keep up with these changes and constantly adapt the messages you are sending out and the channels you are using for your marketing.

To help keep you up-to-date, here are some of the top marketing trends to expect in 2016.

Search through social media

Obviously social media isn’t a big new trend, it’s pretty well established by this point and hopefully you know by now why you should be on it, if you’re not already. In case not, here’s another reason; search functions on social media sites are becoming more comprehensive and are being adopted more and more by internet users. While Google still has the advantage, a larger influx of searches are now being performed through sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Go Mobile

It was pushed for in 2015, especially after Google’s update downgrading any websites that weren’t mobile-friendly so that they had less of a chance of appearing high up in search results. In 2016 it will be even more detrimental to businesses if their website isn’t responsive. More …

New Year, New Social Media Marketing Trends for 2015

AppsFor most social media marketers, the New Year means a new marketing strategy linking to new products, new services and new ways of engaging with potential and existing customers. Making the most out of the data you have already collected about your customers will really see your social media marketing thrive during 2015.

In this post we discuss the best social media marketing trends predicted for digital marketing in 2015 and how you and your company can monopolise on them to see a drive in sales and the best return on investment possible.

1. The Rise of Content Marketing

In recent years, the popularity of content marketing has become an integral part of any marketing strategy. In the following year, companies will see a huge spike in customer experience focus, paying more attention to the solutions their client-base are looking for. This, in turn, will lead to companies creating and sharing more emphatic, client-orientated content. Remember, however, that content will only affect your social media marketing if it is relevant and enticing.

With this rise in content marketing budgets, stress will be put onto the importance of companies reaching out to their customers in a more visual way. B2B companies

Instagram Caption Editing

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Since the dawn of selfies and filtered images of fancy lunches, Instagram has been a great source for sharing images between friends. On Monday afternoon, after many requests from frustrated users, they finally enabled caption editing.

As the app previously didn’t allow users to tweak incorrect spelling and autocorrect errors, users were forced to either delete their posts and re-share them with corrected captions or post corrections in the comments.

Other social media sharing sites like Facebook and Pinterest have had this ability for quite some time but as the popularity of sharing photos and videos spiked, Instagram users were unable to correct typos. Twitter still doesn’t allow for edits of any posts.  

As Instagram have stated, ‘typos shouldn’t get in the way’ of sharing a moment on the site. As users update their apps, many will be editing captions and locations of previous posts.

Alongside the new caption editing, the multi-million user sharing site has announced a bundle of updates designed to help users explore and discover new accounts they may want to follow.  Small changes, like altering the ‘explore’ icon from a compass to a magnifying glass makes it easier to navigate the app, whilst the option of