Google HTTPS Warnings Start in January

Google want all websites to move to HTTPS and are taking steps to discourage people from visiting non-HTTPS websites. Google are going to actively start warning visitors to some non-HTTPS sites that they are not secure in January 2017. They are expected to roll the warnings out to all non-HTTPS sites later. It is easy …

All our websites now come with HTTPS as standard

We are now putting all websites we build for our clients onto HTTPS. We are doing this for all of our web customers for free using the Let’s Encrypt scheme. At The Company Warehouse we primarily build websites for new startup businesses. For most new businesses having a strong online presence is essential to establishing …

5 Great Digital Skills Resources for Startups and Small Businesses

Last week we published our research on startups and digital skills, BamGoogled: Digital skills among newly registered businesses. The report highlighted that while digital skills are bad among small businesses they are worse among newly registered businesses. The report showed that the vast majority of new businesses being started in the UK lacked the skills …

Less than 10% of Startups Budget for Online Marketing

One of the first challenges most startups have is finding their first paying customer. Not long after that the challenge normally becomes finding enough customers to become profitable. Doing this is going to require a marketing effort of some kind whether that is going to networking events and trade shows, handing out flyers or advertising …

5 Ways to Get Your Business on Google

One of the key ingredients in launching a new business is putting yourself in front of a many potential customers as possible. For most businesses this means having some kind of online presence and getting yourself listed on Google. There are lots of ways to get your business found on Google but here are 5 …

Top 5 New Domain Names

The new global TLDs have been out for a few months now and we are starting to get a sense of which ones are proving popular. Last year ICANN, who are the international body responsible for domain names, started approving a whole new range of Top Level Domains (TLDs). This meant that in addition to …

What is the Digital Single Market?

The EU have announced plans today to create a Digital Single Market. The idea is to create a level playing field across the EU for online businesses. Their aim is to make it easier for both businesses and consumers to buy and sell in other EU countries. The EU point out that while 44% of …

Why Your Startup Needs a Mobile-Friendly Website

You may have considered how the content on your website should be optimised according to what your target audience searches for, but have you given much thought to the devices that your customers are accessing search engines from? If not, then you should be. Last year saw the number of mobile internet users surpass the …

5 Reasons Why Startups Should Have a Blog on Their Website

There is no doubt that blogging has emerged as a powerful tool for individuals and businesses to communicate their opinions and expertise on the web in recent years. A quick and cost effective way of pushing out fresh, relevant content that your customers want to read, it’s a great way for startups to engage with …

Does my business website need an SSL Certificate?

When a website is using an SSL certificate your web browser will display a padlock in the address bar and it may go green. (The start of the web address will also normally change from HTTP to HTTPS with the S standing for secure). This shows that the site is secure and OK to use. …