Nicola Thompson

The right words

In a world where SEO keywords play a crucial role, it’s easy to concentrate on the words you want to appear on your website – and forget about the ones you don’t. Slang and profanity, of course. But what about defunct product names? A previous company name? Details of partners with whom you no longer …

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Mike Harris

Make today count for your website

Since there’s an extra day this year, why not make the most of it by taking a few minutes to fix errors on your website? Here are eight tasks ActiveStandards can help you with in just five minutes. Work on your weak spots – ActiveStandards has a worst page report that can tell you immediately …

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Scott Liewehr

A spotlight on mobile WCM

In a guest post, Scott Liewehr, Digital Content Technology Analyst, looks at why most businesses have yet to take advantage of the new range of mobile web functionality provided by the leading WCMs, and why they’re missing out. As everyone is now fully aware, we are in the midst of a mobile revolution. Advances in …

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Nicola Thompson

Mobile internet and access keys

Our team made an interesting discovery recently. During the research for our survey of FTSE100 mobile websites with Investis, we noticed that roughly a third of sites are still using access keys. This is a practice that has been identified as problematic for disabled access for several years now. Why is this? Well, until recently, …

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Nicola Thompson

What’s hampering mobile website quality?

The recent expansion in high-end mobile devices has definitely injected some impetus into the need for more technically sophisticated mobile sites – but what about content quality? On the surface, there’s no obvious reason why mobile sites should perform worse than their desktop counterparts – they often draw on the same pool of expertise and …

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