Delighted to have won Best Website at the Independent Publishers Awards

Delighted to have won Best Website at the Independent Publishers Awards

Paula, my client, was so pleased with this site she immediately submitted it to the Association of Independent Magazine Publishers Awards 2015, and we were initially delighted to be shortlisted:

We are really excited to inform you that your submission for Best Website in the 2015 Awards has been SHORTLISTED. We have been inundated with entries this year seeing an increase of 64% in applications so you should be incredibly proud of yourself that you have made it this far.

Coralie, Association of Independent Magazine Publishers

So we are thrilled now to have won against such stiff competition. The criteria included having a clear objective for the website, and the award judges commented on the excellent use of video, testimonials, data capture, mobile optimisation and a strong call to action.

Website Design Project Details

Today Publications


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  1. Fully responsive website design – looks great, works well and is easy to navigate on all devices
  2. Lead generating website – homepage focus on getting businesses interested in Advertising
  3. Online magazine integration – makes it very easy for visitors to see current and past editions; more value for advertisers
  4. Your community section – contact details of many local organisations laid out in an easy-to-follow and attractive way
  5. Embedded video to attract potential customers’ interest
  6. Embedded Facebook section to increase social sharing
  7. Tap-To-Call button on mobile phones – makes it as easy as possible for potential customers to get in touch.
  8. Custom logo design

Today Publications logo design by Blue Gekko

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Mobilegeddon has arrived

Mobilegeddon has arrived

21st April 2015. Mobilegeddon.

This was the day that Google divided the world into good (mobile-friendly) and bad (not mobile-friendly), and cast the bad into the abyss.

At least, it means that if your website isn’t optimised for mobile devices, then Google has dropped you right down the search results when people look for you on a phone.

With over half of all internet traffic now coming from mobile devices (including iPads and tablets) this will have a serious impact on your business if your site is affected.

If your site isn’t mobile-friendly, the chances are it’s at least a couple of years old and so now is a very good time to have a makeover, and climb back up the Google rankings. There’s no pennance involved – you’ll get your Google love back straightaway.

There will be other major benefits too:

  • Your customers will be able to read your site on a phone
  • They won’t have to pinch and zoom with two fingers and swipe all over the place
  • They will be able to navigate round with just a tap of their thumb
  • And the biggest benefit will be a Tap To Call button – which makes it a doddle for them to get in touch with you.

So climb out of the abyss – call Blue Gekko now on 01482 861161

Is your website secure?

Is your website secure?

I woke up this morning to over 900 notices of login attempts to my website – so I thought I’d do a video of the solution, to promote my hosting and maintenance business. You might need to go full screen.

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What are you doing this weekend?

What are you doing this weekend?

Well, I’ll tell you what I’m doing. I’m heading to the Yorkshire Wolds – a lovely part of the world – for the Moonbeams Folk Festival held at the Wold Top Brewery.

A folk festival at a brewery. What’s not to like?

There’s a great line-up, including Peatbog Faeries * Breabach * Nizlopi * Martyn Joseph.

There’s a yummy menu at the Peacecake Cafe

There’s Wold Top Brewery’s specially made Moonbeams Ale.

And it’s hosted by the very lovely Leila Cooper.

All the details are on Moonbeams website – which we’ve recently given a makeover and made responsive. That means it works well, is easy to read and navigate on any device – desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.

Hope to see you there!

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