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Why Responsive Email Marketing is So Important

With 68% of consumers using their smartphones and tablets for email, brands need to take action to ensure they are providing a smooth user experience. Due to the sheer number of devices that became capable of accessing the Internet, brands and businesses started to make responsive web design their prerogative from 2012 onwards. Where once websites […]

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How to optimise for mobiles

It’s official – “mobilegeddon” is upon us. The term, coined by industry experts, was created by Google so sites which are optimised for mobiles are now given search preference. It’s hardly surprising the search engine giant has done this, as it’s estimated 50% of searches are carried out on mobiles and recent Ofcom figures suggest […]

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Yes but what makes YOU different? – Differentiators and USPs

Yes but what makes YOU different? – Differentiators and USPs

As with any business in a competitive industry, we are constantly asked – “why are you different”? We are, after all, a design agency and digital marketing consultancy, and here are many others who have been labelled the same. Yes but what makes YOU different? – Differentiators and USPs Different execution It’s our people, culture and […]

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The risks of not having a responsive mobile website

The risks of not having a responsive mobile website

It’s been two months since ‘mobile-geddon’ when Google adjusted its search results in order to favour mobile-friendly sites. Did you notice a drop in your ranking? And if so, have you done anything about it yet? With nearly 60% of online traffic coming from mobile, there’s no place to hide. You need a responsive mobile […]

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SEO ranking factors 2017

SEO ranking factors 2017

We’re a few months into 2017 now and the GB Design Studio SEO all-stars have been keeping a close eye on emerging trends that could affect your SEO ranking factors. Want to get (or stay) at the top of Google? Here’s what you need to know.   Backlinks still rule Building backlinks to your website’s […]

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How colour can boost your business

How colour can boost your business

Did you know that colour plays a huge role in how readers perceive your business, how long they’ll stay on your website, and whether they’ll come back? Here’s a guide to how to using colour can boost your business… and your bank account. Colour affects people in profound ways. Used right it can turn a […]

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Six steps to expert logo design

Six steps to expert logo design

Your logo should be unique When thinking about the design of your company logo, it’s easy to fall into the ‘I want one of those!’ trap. Whilst you may admire and like existing logos, it’s vitally important that your logo – like you and your business – is unique. Your logo should be simple When […]

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Does Your Business Need A Rebrand?

Does Your Business Need A Rebrand?

Does Your Business Need A Rebrand? When was the last time you reviewed your visual identity? If it’s been several years since you started out in business if the purpose, direction or goals of your business have changed, of if you started out on a budget and went with DIY design then it might be time […]

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Websites for Start-up Businesses

Websites for Start-up Businesses

At GB Design Studio we produce a host of state of the art, beautifully designed websites for start-up businesses and local companies. We don’t make any distinction between working on projects such as these and on branding or development which is designed to operate on a global basis. The time we take to get a […]

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Google Chrome to Start Labelling Non-HTTPS Sites as “Not Secure”

Google Chrome to Start Labelling Non-HTTPS Sites as Not Secure

Google Chrome to Start Labelling Non-HTTPS Sites as Not Secure From January 2017, Google Chrome (version 56 and onwards) will begin marking HTTP sites that transmit passwords or request credit card details as “not secure”. The move comes as part of a longer term strategy to eventually label all non-HTTPS sites as insecure within Google’s […]

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