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Google has announced that it will introduce a new strike-based system to prevent repeat Google Ads policy violations. In an email sent to advertisers, Google
From Monday April 26th, Apple will offer a software upgrade in the form of iOS 14.5. As part of this upgrade, Apple is rolling out
Facebook have made it clear that in 2020 their focus will be transparency for users. To do this, they have started implementing strategies which allow
If you’ve been using Google on your desktop recently, you may have noticed a few changes to the way in which your search results are
For the first time ever, Gmail has overtaken Apple iPhone email client software to become the most popular email client. Apple has been dominating this
This year marks a key milestone for Inverness-based digital marketing experts teclan as the business celebrates its 20th anniversary. As part of its 2019 celebrations,
Almost exactly a year ago we wrote about Google’s Mobile-first Indexing. Last week, Google announced that after a year and half of testing, they are
Here is a quick recap of what HTTP protocol is and why sites should use it? What is HTTPS? HTTPS is being used for communication
Google searches now show results specifically from the region you are in. When performing Search Engine Optimisation I often use the various Google country Top
Google have announced that from October, the latest version of Chrome will flag an error up on any websites without an SSL that allow customers to input information such as search fields or newsletter subscriptions.
Page Speed has been one of the major ranking factors for quite a few months now and Google have just released a Mobile Page Speed Tool, packed with new features. If you aren’t focusing on speed, you should be.
The latest on Meta descriptions from the Google Webmaster Central Blog can be read here: Importance of content and meta descriptions, DMOZ, NOODP Tag. At
On 27th January 2017 Google made a very important announcement on how to protect your site from user-generated spam. This was another step showing that
It has been almost six months since we first wrote about Google’s Mobile-First indexing. https://www.teclan.com/blog/digital-marketing/seo/google-now-indexing-mobile-pages-websites-make-sure-site-responsive/ There has been a lot of discussion and a lot
It’s March 2017 and all the data coming in from Google and Bing’s constant re-indexing and reshuffling of their algorithms confirms what we already knew,
In April last year we experienced “Mobilegeddon” when Google started to change their search algorithms to give preference to websites that were deemed “mobile friendly”.
When MobileGeddon began rolling out in April 2015, Google started to favour the sites which were responsive or mobile optimised. Even before then, from November
Interstitials are ads that appear while a chosen website or page is downloading (generally known as pop-up ads), and like other types of advertising on
Some of the big changes announced at the Google Summit in May have now gone live. Google announced a completely new ad platform to help
Here at teclan, as web hosting providers, we often get support queries from you telling us that you are having trouble sending or receiving emails,
As announced in February, Google are tightening up their polices on GTIN requirements for Google Shopping. With less than two weeks to go here are
At teclan we work with a wide range of businesses located in the UK, abroad and some just round the corner from us! With over 100
The update for Google Penguin was supposed to be released last year but it was eventually postponed. Over the past week or so, SEOs reported
It’s been predicted that video content will one day dominate the Internet, so businesses that can give their customers the opportunity to review their products
Online dispute resolution is a branch of dispute resolution which uses technology to facilitate the resolution of disputes between parties. It primarily involves negotiation, mediation
It goes without saying that being active on Social Media is an essential part of your marketing plan. But how can you reach your audience
Previously penalised websites may be banned forever from Google results if they’re found to be violating Google guidelines. The Google Webmaster Blog released a
If I ask “Are you ready for Christmas?” most of you will say “It’s only August and you are talking about Christmas! Is it
Over the past week Google began rolling out yet another algorithm update, this time in the form of Google Panda 4.2. Google Panda is
Google have released a new feature in AdWords that allows you to exclude the types of website on which you would not want to see
Harts of Stur, one of the UK’s largest in-store and online retailers of cookware, kitchenware and kitchen electrics, have won the “Britain’s Best Housewares Retail
Recently we have noticed a small increase in some clients’ Google Shopping accounts coming under threat of suspension due to the way their prices are
Before we commence with any dire warnings and start scaring you about imminent Google ranking disasters let us first discuss some facts. A recent
Regular followers of teclan’s blog posts over the years will have previously noted our recommendation back in 2012 that Google required your checkout pages to
Prachi looks at the latest Penguin update from Google and what it could mean for your website.
What is Big Data? A term that is being bandied about more frequently online these days is “Big Data.” Big data is an all-encompassing term
Google penalises websites that violate their Google Webmaster Policies. In other words, it does not like sites that have no content, duplicate content or thin content
Content is still king! The SEO landscape has changed a lot since 2012 and Google has been working hard to ensure that the search results
So, does your online business do the following? Email marketing, Google Adwords, Bing Adwords, Google Shopping, Google remarketing, Facebook advertising, Facebook posts, Twitter updates, Pinterest
Throughout this week we have covered the various changes that are happening to Google’s Shopping feeds and Adword policies. The policy change on Dangerous Products
Google recently updated their
OK – so your website is looking great. It’s responsive for all devices, it’s got great product images and is well optimised for search engines
Having worked at the sharp end of developing e-commerce practices for over 15 years, I have witnessed the changing relationship Google, Bing, Yahoo et al
Recent security announcements have highlighted an urgent exploitable bug in the OpenSSL protocol. This is the part of the internet that is used whenever
OK – what have Google gone and done now? Let’s have a quick recap of what they have thrown at us in just the last
Google Universal Analytics We want to make all our customers and clients aware of Google’s latest Analytics upgrade – Universal Analytics. This is important as
It has been brought to our attention in recent days that there are now several accounts from other hosting companies and email providers of emails
At teclan we are constantly encouraging our Digital Marketing customers to send out marketing emails for their online business. It is still by far one
If you aren’t Irish or are not a big fan of Guinness you might think this message doesn’t apply to you, but I’d like you to think again. Which holidays could give your business a boost?
With the launch of “Shopping Campaigns” from Google, you will also need to know that the new Google functionality enforces new compliance conditions which affect
Are Google Product Listing Ads better than Adwords? If you are one of teclan’s digital marketing customers, you’ll know that Google Shopping switched to a
or How to make the most money possible without annoying your customers on your contact list! OK – lets be challenging and controversial here.Are you
Google Updates: If you have been following what’s been happening in the search engine world recently, you will know that Google has been rolling out
What is responsive web design? “Responsive web design adapts the layout to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids, flexible images, and CSS3 Media
We have written before about restrictions on International Deliveries, what you can and can’t send via Royal Mail and Parcelforce. There may be a bit
If you use Paypal as the payment gateway for your online store, you may have received an email last year stating they have planned to
Froogle, then Google Base and now Google Ad Listing in Google Shopping? First it was free, and now we have to pay? What’s going on?
Many may be aware already, but there is new legislation from the Royal Mail which may affect items you send via their International Mail. This
PCI Compliance – How I Became Certified as Compliant, More4Dogs.co.uk Merchant 3 August 2012 Being a modest on-line merchant with my website www.more4dogs.co.uk, I was
This fact, brought to us by the European Commission’s Digital Agenda, may surprise you. Especially, as it is less than half of the 33% predicted
The development of online payment systems in the mobile commerce age: Remember a time when the internet meant connecting to a couple of basic websites
Making sure you back up your site and compact your database regularly ensures peace of mind if anything goes wrong with your site and helps Actinic run
At teclan we frequently receive requests asking whether certain emails, phone calls and orders that many clients receive are real or potentially fraudulent.With this in
Do you use Google adwords and promote your phone number in the ad text, then read on, some interesting changes are coming in place in
From last couple of years, the Social Media is becoming more and more prominent in the marketing mix. There are many social media sites and
Selling online potentially opens your business to a global market as well as your local, regional or country specific market. With such a massive increase
Are you using Actinic? Do you have a PCI DSS Compliant Payment Service Provider? If you are one of many Actinic ecommerce website merchants who
The key to opening the door to your store Douglas Adams once said: “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I
A cautionary tale to online retailers It came to our attention that banks are more frequently putting pressure on SME merchants with ecommerce websites to
Most people decide on hosting for a key reasons, features (or simply speaking to a supplier that doesn’t use too much jargon and can describe
Are you ready for the busiest ecommerce shopping day of the ecommerce year.? Analysts predict the busiest ecommerce trading day this year to be Monday
Ideas! Ideas! Ideas! An experience we all share is coming up with ideas for gifts.What will I get them? What will they like? What do
Internet Explorer – IE. From its controversial naming and early development days since its first release Microsoft’s flagship web browser has been ever present for
Next year, design will be the difference between winning and losing customers. The internet will no longer be calm waters. Storm clouds are gathering. Where
Google have just launched “Google Instant”, a new predictive method of finding search results. Currently this is only available on the google.com domain or on
SSL Certificates are an effective way to make your customers aware that your site has the stamp of approval from a leading global Certificate Authority,
Actinic have just announced the public BETA program of their Actinic Ecommerce software for Business.
Building on their 10+ years of providing market leading ecommerce solutions to Internet retailers, Actinic have released the much anticipated version 10 of their award winning software into Beta. This Beta program allows existing and new users to Actinic to view the latest release from Actinic in advance of it’s official launch of the final production release.
With Google’s much publicised Caffeine update Google is shepherding in new rules and algorithms regarding how it will rank websites, again. But what does this
Show your customer’s some Love this Valentine’s Day. It’s not just chocolatiers and rose sellers that should be busy this Valentine’s day. You should use
Thousands of shopping websites could be breaking the law – make sure your ecommerce site is not one!
Online shopping has risen in popularity in recent years Thousands of internet retailers may be breaking laws that protect customers, claims a consumer advocacy group.