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Decrease UX Friction and Improve SEO With a Faster Website

29.9.2017 by Al McCloud

How many of these have happened to you?  1. You’re filling out an online form, and you had to physically get up out of your chair to find your bank card. With every box carefully filled in, you click ‘next’ and the page refreshes.  First, a flash of white and then the form reloads but your information is gone. Start again. 2. You’re ready to buy some tickets. You click ‘buy’, and nothing happens. You click and click and click… still nothing. You refresh the page, and those tickets you were desperate for just sold out. Maybe find them on eBay?…

Serving Up Faster Growth

7.7.2016 by Jenn Granger

When you trust a company with your data you want to know they’ve got your best interests at heart. A good company will do what they promised you; a great company will do more. We’re always looking for ways to…

Speeding Towards Website Success

28.6.2016 by Jenn Granger

Last week we were thrilled to be supporting SAScon - one of the UK's finest Search, Analytics and Social conferences - over at Manchester Metropolitan Uni. The two-day conference was jam-packed with inspirational talks, top tips, and some of the…

The Need for Speed

4.4.2016 by Jenn Granger

Not so long ago, waiting for a web page to load gave you enough time to make a brew, learn a language and solve the world debt crisis. We expected the internet to move at a glacial pace and it…

How to Spring Clean your Computer

10.2.2014 by Jenn Granger

Today is Clean Out Your Computer Day, and while you’re frantically fighting in the aisles for Valentine’s cards what you actually should be doing is hitting your computer with a technological (and literal) feather duster! Unless of course your significant…

Full Speed Ahead

23.4.2013 by Alice Cullen

For some time now we have known that website speed affects the conversion of the site, but what about speed across the whole business? How do businesses accommodate modern shoppers and their need for speed? In 2009, Google revealed research…

#BacktoBasics: Your Webcelerator Part 5

18.3.2013 by Boba

Today, we take a look into the final preparations before setting your Webcelerator live. You've covered the basics, tested, tested and tested again - now what? HTTP Status Codes Having a Webcelerator in front of your solution can present you…

Internet TV Threatens Broadband Costs

6.10.2010 by Lady Penelope

Internet TV may mean yet more bad news for the pockets of broadband users, according to the director general of the BBC. Following on from August's revelations that 97 per cent of customers are not getting the broadband services that…

Speed and Security Change Browser Landscape

5.5.2010 by Dick Branston

A recent study by NetApplications has revealed that Microsoft's Internet Explorer is continuing to lose market share while Google Chrome has seen a sharp rise in popularity. Experts are largely attributing the shift to the security concerns surrounding IE, combined…

Google Confirms Faster Sites Rank Higher

13.4.2010 by Dick Branston

Supporting what we have long known at City Tower, Google has followed up comments made by Matt Cutts in November by confirming that site speed is now a ranking factor in its SEO algorithm. According to a blog post published…