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Why should your website be secure?

You may notice at the top of this page that the name of the website has been highlighted in a green box.

Google want your website to be secureThis box, and the fact that it is green, indicates that we have installed an “SSL” into our website. SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. This means that the connection between your computer and our website is encrypted and secure.

You will most often notice a padlock, green or otherwise on ecommerce websites, again to indicate that the website offers a secure connection; obviously very important if you are about to put your personal or financial details into it.

Q. So, why should Clickingmad, a website design and website development company spend money on an SSL when we do not offer any transactions or store your details on our website?

A. So that Google helps our website rise above others who don’t have one.

“For these reasons, over the past few months we’ve been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our search ranking algorithms. We’ve seen positive results, so we’re starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal.”

This is a direct quote from Google’s own blog: www.webmasters.googleblog.com. Click the link to read the full article if you like.

We opted for frankly, an expensive SSL, one that checks our company details, checks our website and even phoned us to verify who we are.

You don’t need to spend lots on an SSL but you should definitely look into having one installed on your website. Certainly will we be contacting our clients to help them arrange this very soon. If you want one in yours, why not give us a shout?

“We want to go even further. At Google a few months ago, we called for “HTTPS everywhere” on the web.”

So this appears to be just the start of the Internet becoming a safer place to be.

Perhaps we have to look to Google to use its dramatic influence to move this along. When money is concerned through website rankings and therefore website success, I think it will.

I think websites becoming safer is a good thing. I hope you do as well.

Joinery Specialists, Severn Oak Joinery Ltd, support The Peter Pan Nursery

Severn Oak Joinery Ltd, Peter Pan Nursery
Helen Bickley; Fundraiser at The Peter Pan Nursery and Dan Crane; Sales Coordinator at Severn Oak Joinery Ltd.

Joinery Specialists, Severn Oak Joinery Ltd a sister company of Severn Oak Timber Frames Ltd, have announced their long term support of The Peter Pan Nursery through their new website. Severn Oak Joinery launched the website to showcase their range of bespoke joinery services, including windows and doors. The professional-looking website has been both designed and built by well established website design agency: Clickingmad Ltd, based in Shropshire.

Through Clickingmad’s latest project, Giving Websites, Severn Oak Joinery has had a brand new website designed and built and chose a local charity to donate to every month. Their new website proudly displays the Peter Pan Nursery logo to show their ongoing relationship with this charity who provide support and care for children with a wide range of disabilities.

Dan Crane, Sales Coordinator at Severn Oak Joinery and Severn Oak Timber Frames comments; ‘This is our second website with Clickingmad and when they told us about the Giving Websites project it seemed like an innovative idea. It is great that we are able to support a local charity through the website and are proud to display their logo to show that we are a corporate supporter of such a worthy cause.’

Helen Bickley, Fundraiser for The Peter Pan Nursery said; ‘We are delighted to have Severn Oak Joinery supporting us every month. We have had the chance to meet them and show them how their donations are being used. We think the Giving Websites scheme is great and having businesses to support us on a regular basis means we can build working relationships with them.’

The Giving Websites scheme is aimed to encourage businesses to regularly support their local charities and to fulfil their own Corporate Social Responsibility. Lots of companies like Severn Oak Joinery have signed up to the scheme and charities across the West Midlands are seeing the benefits of finding new regular corporate supporters.

Severn Oak Joinery’s website can be seen on www.severnoakjoinery.co.uk
Peter Pan’s Nursery website can be seen on www.thepeterpannursery.com
Giving Websites’ website can be seen on www.givingwebsites.co.uk

National Contractor, Shaylor Group, Launch New Website

National contractor, Shaylor Group, has launched a new website this month, showcasing their impressive experience spanning multiple industry sectors. The website has been both designed and built by recognised and recommended website design agency Clickingmad Ltd, a Shropshire based company with offices in London and Birmingham.

Ivet King, Sales Manager at Clickingmad, Stephen Shaylor CEO of Shaylor Group and Aine Girn; Communications Executive, Shaylor Group
Ivet King, Sales Manager at Clickingmad, Stephen Shaylor CEO of Shaylor Group and Aine Girn; Communications Executive, Shaylor Group

Shaylor Group specialises in designing, constructing and maintaining the built environment, and has worked on substantial projects all over the country, with clients including The Royal Orthopedic Hospital NHS Trust, The Royal Bank of Scotland and British Transport Police. Shaylor Group is a family-run company with offices in the Midlands, London and the South West making them a regional contractor with a national presence.

Shaun Carvill, Managing Director at Clickingmad said ‘We are extremely pleased with the Shaylor Group website. It was a welcome challenge for our team at Clickingmad as it is quite technical and we feel the project ran smoothly and resulted in a high quality website.’

Stephen Shaylor, CEO at Shaylor Group comments ‘Clickingmad have been very professional and creative to work with and provided valuable advice throughout the process. The website gives a strong visual representation of our substantial experience across a number of sectors and the UK mainland region. We are particularly proud to be able to display a live mapping page showing all current and upcoming projects nationally.’

Shaylor Group’s new website can be seen on www.shaylorgroup.com
Clickingmad can be found on www.clickingmad.com