Misc Web Developments

Lifehacker referral in my google analytics

By | 2016-11-30T12:29:01+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Misc Web Developments|

There has been some weird activity on our Google Analytics reports. We have noticed an increase of referral traffic coming from Lifehacker.com. So I checked what url from Lifehacker was throwing a link to our site and we discovered a fake site pretending to be Lifehacker. This has been the tactic by spammers in order to advertise

How to track an ip address to a company

By | 2016-07-27T15:26:41+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Misc Web Developments|

Many companies are operating telling prospective customers they can get extra website visitor information that cannot be got from anywhere else. This is not true. This information is freely available you just need to know where to look. The information they collect is all public domain. They simply collate this information and make your life

How do Lead Generator Services track your visitors

By | 2016-07-27T15:26:39+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Misc Web Developments|

Many companies are operating telling prospective customers they can get extra information from a website visitors that cannot be got from anywhere else. This is not true. This information is freely available you just need to know where to look. The information they collect is all public domain. They simply collate this information and make

Eir spider awards 2015

By | 2015-10-14T19:34:36+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Misc Web Developments|

We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated for small agency of the year in the eir spiders awards. This nomination is a testident to the fantastic team we have here in willows consulting. This coupled with nominations for the the web awards has made this a very successful year for us and our clients. Fingers

Google Mobile update, how to fix your site for this.

By | 2015-04-08T09:01:24+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Misc Web Developments|

Google has announced that on the 21st of April 2015, Google will implement a change in its algorithm that is going to push all non-mobile-friendly websites down the search results list. It remains to be seen how far down the ranking they will push sites. You can read more about the change here: https://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/finding-more-mobile-friendly-search.html Check

The indirect costs and losses of cheap hosting

By | 2014-08-28T09:27:02+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Misc Web Developments|

The majority of customers looking for web hosting have the number one priority of finding a cheap hosting. "How much cheaper can I get this for?" ... Then they compare characteristics like: disk space, bandwidth, etc; putting themselves in an uncompetitive hole of what they do not see. They don't realise that their choice is

How to detect the software a website is running

By | 2014-08-26T08:17:15+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Misc Web Developments|

Ever looked at a website and thought, "thats pretty cool I wonder what they built that with." It is an important question as it saves you endless hours. It is also important that if a web design company sells you software theat they claim to have developed themselves you can quickly discover if this is

Google ranking sites with SSL higher

By | 2014-08-11T09:32:34+00:00 August 11th, 2014|Misc Web Developments|

Google has announced that they will rank sites that use SSL as a default protocol higher. They have done this in a bid to raise the global security of websites collecting information from visitors. What SSL does is encrypt the message sent from your web device to the website. This means that anyone intercepting this