2020
03.25

HTTPS with SSL

Since recently we have received many inquiries asking why the most popular web browsers like Google Chrome are displaying a warning that websites are “Not Secure”

The answer to this question is very technical so we are not going to explain in detail, but if you would like to learn more about that we encourage you to Google, “What is mixes content”

What is HTTPS?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). It is used for secure communication over a computer network. The “S” in HTTPS stands for “Secure” and it means that the content on your website are being encrypted as data travels between your website and a visitor’s web browser.

In the past its was only required to have HTTPS for banks & online shopping cart sites to be secured. But since late 2019 most popular web browsers like Google Chrome started to mandate that all websites needs to be secured with SSL certificates. Therefore, if your browser is loading your website over a non secure HTTP link, your website visitors will be notified that your website is not secure. Obviously, a website that is perceived as unsafe will lead to a loss of traffic and, ultimately, a loss of business.

So what can you do to secure your website over HTTPS?

In order to move your website from HTTP to HTTPS you will need something called an SSL certificate. Some web hosts still charge for an SSL certificate, but many now offer this as a free upgrade.

After your SSL certificate is acquired through your web host you will need to apply it to your website through your WordPress admin as well as through the .htaccess file associated with your website.

Getting help

Now, we understand that all of this technical talk can be intimating or overwhelming. So, we’re offering our expertise to help secure your website for $50. Hopefully, your web host is one of the many that offer a free SSL, like SiteGroundBluehost and WP Engine. If not, you’ll have to buy that too.

To secure your website over HTTPS, please contact us and request our SSL service and get a spot in the queue.

2016
07.07

What does being productive mean to you? I’m sure most people would consider for example – creating a short list of daily priorities, setting allocated time to each task, turning off distractions and then getting on with it, as a perfect start to being productive. Surprisingly there’s more to it when it comes to having an increased productivity, blocking out social media apps, or replying to emails at allocated times is not all. In fact it starts from the minute that you wake up, or even before then, when you are in the middle of a deep sleep cycle.

Do you know someone who manages to go to the gym, go running or fits in a few lengths in the swimming pool before work? Well they are some of the more switched on and productive people who has better chances of achieving more and completing more tasks.

Even before we even sit down at our desks there are many ways which we plunge into and place ourselves to ruin our productivity. Do any of these sound familiar?

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2016
07.03

Content Writing
Making a statement that your visitors will remember through your website content writing is one of the main things that you want as a website owner. Visitors should feel the purpose and have a attraction towards your site, whether your target is to inspire them or encourage them to take action. You can achieve that message through having a strong website copy. Here are some tips that will come in handy when writing your site’s page copy.

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2016
06.25

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2016 is starting to get interesting for website managers, pushing them to reevaluate their strategies. Many have changed track from building sites that are in-depth, detailed and 3 dimensional to plain clean and simple. Flat design is simply spreading like wild fire across the web in 2016. They say “Trends go IN and OUT”, this leaves a lot of web designers speculating on this concept. But let’s not jump into conclusions right away; first let’s look at why Flat Design outruns any other web design model this season.

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2015
08.11

If you’re a pro user of Gmail, then the 15 GB of space you have tends to fill up quite fast! Now that that space is also shared with Google Drive and Google+ Photos too, even light users are destined to run out of space at some point.

So what can you do to free up some space?

To start with, you can delete any multimedia files that came long ago as attachments, by simply searching for filename: mp3 or filename: mov. Or, to find all types of files, open the drop down menu and select the “has attachment” option. Since Gmail allows for a maximum of 25MB attachments, this can contribute to a major part of cleaning up your account.

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Next, you could delete any ancient emails that haven’t seen the light of day for years; literally! Enter older_than:2y into the search bar to find all emails older than two years. Select them all, then hit the delete button. Bam: more free storage space.

If you want to delete all emails larger than a specific size, then there is a query for that too: enter larger:5m in to the search bar to find all emails larger than 5 MB. Of course, you can also always use multiple query’s to search for more specific emails: For example, larger:5m older_than:6m will list the emails that are larger than 5 MB and older than 6 months.

Finally, if you simply cannot delete any of your emails, you can always save a local copy of your emails on your computer, by switching on POP or IMAP through the settings page, and routing your emails into your desktop program of choice, and saving or exporting them as required.

Hopefully, by now you should have free up vast amounts of space in Gmail, and should be good to go!

2015
08.07

Only 2 million out of Sri Lanka’s 22 million people have an Internet connection. That’s less than 10 percent.

With the internet of things catching on fast in western world, it’s certain that we are headed towards a life that is more connected than ever. Yet, those 20 million people remain in the dark, their lives cut off from the vast networks whizzing around them. Google plans to change that.

With its latest project, code-named Google Loon Sri Lanka, Google plans to send vast, translucent balloons reminisce of the barrage balloons that protected London during WW2, fitted out with solar panels and gear that will enable them to bring Internet service to remote areas with no Wi-fi access. And it’s pioneering this feat of engineering in Sri Lanka.

Yet there remains a lot of controversy and uncertainty about the Google Loon Sri Lanka project: Namely, will it be free? If so, does it mean everyone gets free Wi-fi? What about existing ISPs?

The technology behind these oversized balloons is simple. An LTE Internet connection is beamed up to the nearest balloons, which will transmit it to the next. Together, they create a mesh network, each transmitting data to another until it reaches a base station in rural towns and villages, where the connection will be handed over to the local ISP, who will then distribute it to the villages from there.

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Essentially, Google Loon Sri Lanka is eliminating the need for expensive cabling, and is actually handing over the final connection to local ISPs (Who will charge a fee, of course.), meaning that the existing users of the ISP won’t be able to connect to the system and use it for free.

It is interesting to see how Google Loon Sri Lanka project goes, if only for the fact that in time this method may also be used for cell phone networks, and whether it will just fade away like the majority of Google’s unusual projects.

2015
04.14

Did you know? Smart phones are owned by people much more than toothbrushes!

Imagine the number of users who access your website in search of meeting their needs; the statistics would definitely be an eye opener (check your website analytics to discover the truth) You might be serving really good at the moment producing happy customers online through mobile searches, but that’s all going to come to an end if you  your website is not mobile-friendly!

Why should you be concerned about your website been mobile friendly?

Below is the latest news released by Google about their new algorithm update.

“ Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices ”. – Google

You can check your website here to determine if its mobile friendly or not (Report by Google) and get the real truth.

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How can we help you?

We would manually analyze your website & execute a  4 stage process (Initial Audit, Design & Development, Quality Check, and Deployment) and ensure 100% functionality of a Mobile-friendly version of your website in par with Google standards. Don’t neglect the mobile experience of your customers; they have several other choices and the competition is very high to rank on the first page of Google search results.

Contact us now for a free consultation. Act soon before the moon of April 21!

2015
03.14

Did you know that 80% of people do not go beyond the first page of Google search results?? and more than 60% of them click on the top 3 results? If your website is not ranking well for the correct keywords, then you are losing business.

We are SEO experts in Sri Lanka. We design and build SEO friendly websites and have the skills to provide customized SEO plans for your website. This will allow you to be competitive on search engines and build traffic to your website and most importantly convert them to sales.

We help our clients to rank well on search engines by planning SEO campaigns based on keyword research, competitor analysis and search trends.

Contact us if you need SEO experts to help your online sales.

2013
08.28

Google search engine www.Google.com uses quite a lot of methods to identify which web pages are displayed on the first page of results. This search algorithm is a secret, but there are quite a few things you can do to get good ranks. The term used for this is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

The tips we are going to share might not make your website appear on top of search results list, but it will definitely help you move up the list if done correctly. No matter what make sure that your website is something you want visitors to come and find useful information. If you are trying to fool Google system sooner or later they will figure it out and penalize your site. You’ll end up getting pushed back on results and you will start wondering why.

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2013
05.20

Older established websites have a big advantage comparing to new websites.  Web sites which were designed several years back had lesser competition and it was much easier for them to achieve top ranks in search engines.

Search Engines such as Google trusts websites which have been around for a long time. Also these old websites had a plenty of time to get good backlinks. If you have designed a new website then it will be hard to compete with these established sites.

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Luckily its possible to compete with the big older sites even though you have new website design. Below are a few tips which will help you be competitive with well established sites.

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