Will Google’s new mobile search cause ‘Mobile-geddon’?

Mobile friendly label

Is your website mobile-friendly? If not, today, your business could drop position in mobile phone search rankings thanks to the latest Google search algorithm nicknamed “mobile-geddon”. As the name suggests, the change could spell disaster for many as Google favours mobile-friendly websites in mobile searches over sites that are not mobile-friendly. With up to 60% of search traffic coming from mobile devices, both big and small brands will be affected. According to research by Somo Global, a mobile marketing company, some top brands who will potentially drop rankings include Channel 4, Versace, American Apparel, Next, Daily Mail, Nintendo UK and […]

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Bigger, better, customisable email!

Customisable email hosting

We understand that our customers have different needs when it comes to email, but they have one thing in common, they all want affordable, instant email on the go, wherever they are. That’s why we’ve developed our most flexible email solutions yet. Now you can choose how BIG you want your mailboxes to be and how MANY mailboxes you want. Plus with a quick and easy upgrade path, your email package can grow with you. So if your family or business expands, you can simply add more mailboxes. Likewise, if you outgrow your current mailbox, you can simply go bigger, up […]

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Why your business needs a mobile app

AppMaker - Build your mobile app

So you have a website… check. You have a Facebook business page… check. You hand out flyers and word of mouth brings in a new customer or two each month. What else could you do to drum up more business? Research shows that an average person looks at their phone 1500 times per week. That’s 1500 chances to get your business in front of current and potential customers with a Mobile App! If you want to drive new and repeat business, engage with customers and encourage loyalty, then a mobile app is the perfect addition to your current activities. AppMaker […]

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.COM turns 30!

.com powered by verisign

.COM turned 30 this week and continues to hold a strong position in the domain name market with more than one third of our customers registering a .COM. Hailing from the same era as shoulder pads and fishnet stockings, Ninja Turtles and My Little Pony, it has slowly become a firm favourite and much like Madonna, it’s now one of the most recognised names in the world. Our domain name specialist, Kelly Salter said, “.COM is 30 – its very old in terms of Internet age but it’s still playing an integral role in the domain name world today. With […]

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New domain names – successes and failures

Top Domains for UK

A year ago we were busy getting the names.co.uk website ready for the launch of the first new gTLDs. As you may remember; .bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles & .ventures were the first new domain extensions we were able to bring you on a first come, first served registration basis. One year on,  we want to take a moment to reflect on what we’ve experienced and give you our recommendations to help you chose what’s right for you. Recently, I attended the Nominet UK Registrar conference, where Alexa Raad, the CEO of Architelos presented some interesting stats on new […]

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