Glos Airport Webcam takes off with Website Design Cheltenham

A client at Gloucestershire Staverton Airport has asked Website Design Cheltenham to build a live webcam.

Gloucestershire Staverton Airport has asked Website Design Cheltenham to build a live webcamOne of Website Design Cheltenham‘s clients JK Helicopter Training– Gloucestershire Staverton Airport’s leading helicopter pilot training organisation, have asked us to create a live webcam to stream the flights coming an d going to the airport.

Gloucestershire Airport (IATA: GLO, ICAO: EGBJ), formerly Staverton Airport, is located at Staverton, in the Borough of Tewkesbury within Gloucestershire, England. It lies 3.5 nautical miles (4.0 miles) west of Cheltenham, near the city of Gloucester and close to the M5 motorway.

Gloucestershire Staverton Airport is the UK largest general aviation airfield with 80,000 flights logged in 2016.

The airport is regularly used for private charter flights to destinations such as Jersey and Guernsey. Between 2013 and 2017, Citywing operated scheduled flights from the airport, describing it as “Gloucester (M5) Airport” and marketing it as an alternative to Birmingham Airport, Bristol Airport and to a lesser extent Oxford Airport. This was due the airport’s ease of use and fast handling of passengers, compared to its larger counterparts.

JK Helicopter Training in Gloucestershire trains people to pass their helicopter pilot’s licence PPL(H) training instructor and helicopter gift pleasure flights from Staverton, Gloucestershire airport.

Based at Staverton Gloucestershire Airport we have over 25 years expertise in helping pilots to pass their PPL(H), Type Rating, Night Rating, CPL(H) and have many happy people who can recommend us as “highly skilled, quality helicopter training instructors“.

Excellent gift pleasure helicopter flights for unforgettable helicopter flight presents.

They have several helicopters for gift pleasure flights where you can make a reservation for 30, 45 or 60 minutes. This will make an unforgettable experience as you will have the opportunity to fly in the hands of experts.

Our role is to develop a webcam to promote the Gloucestershire Airport and the James Kenwright helicopter pilot training school. And get a great ranking and visitor traffic to boot!

So, if you want your organisation’s profile raised to the skies please contact us NOW or ring us on now on 01242 521967 to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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Website Design Cheltenham bags Jack Straws Baskets

Website Design in Cheltenham has bagged Jack Straws Baskets.

Website Design in Cheltenham has bagged Jack Straws Baskets.Website Design in Cheltenham has been asked by Jack Straws Baskets to help them improve their online business.

The Jack Straws Baskets website has recently been mase responsive and secured with an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and although it has some pretty good optimisation and Google product keyword rankings according to the owner Susie Banforth it could do with a little sprinkling of our gold dust.

Accordingly we went through our usual routine with any new client: although we know where we want to be, we have to work out exactly where we are to be able to best plot the road map forward. Not only because we are not always where we think we are, but it also gives us a benchmark against which to measure our progress.

We therefore provided a detailed listing of all of the product keyword phrase results and worked out the exact number of new visitors to the website.

Armed with this knowledge we are working on improving the search engine optimisation (SEO) of the key pages including the main product pages.

In addition we are building appropriate links to attract greater credibility to the site and build news stories along the way- which will also bulk the site up and keep Google happy in the long term.

So, if you want to get your website top of Google and increase your online business’s traffic, sales and profits then please contact us NOW or ring us on now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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Website Design Cheltenham reappointed to Chamber ecommerce board

Website Design in Cheltenham’s head Simon Dye has been reappointed to the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce’s ecommerce board.

Website Design in Cheltenham's head Simon Dye has been reappointed to the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce's ecommerce board.At the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week our Simon Dye was unanimously re elected to be the Chamber’s Ecommerce board member.

Part of Simon’s brief is to expand the number of members and also to increase the Chamber’s income. On the former front the Chamber reported at it’s review that membership has expanded by 20% over the past year.

In addition both it’s income and profits rose over the year to their most profitable levels in the past three years.

The Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce has been at the heart of the local business scene since its launch in 1904 providing an independent, powerful voice for our members.Whether you’re a new business, an SME that has been trading for years or a large multi-national, the numerous benefits the chamber can offer you and your company include: Helping you in raising your companies profile, providing business support and advice along with business training and guidance, assisting with lobbying representation as well as access to free legal and accountancy advice.

All of this combined creates the perfect opportunity for you and your business to be seen and heard by others whilst providing a solid platform for your company to grow.

With deep roots within the local business community and strong links with Borough and County Councils, local media and other organisations, the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce also provides the perfect stage for you to raise issues that may affect your business at both local and national levels.

So, if you want to promote your business’s ecommerce processes and increase your online business’s traffic, sales and profits then please contact us NOW or ring us on now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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Website Design vital for helicopter trainers

Website Design Cheltenham is “vital” for Gloucestershire helicopter trainers James Kenwright.

Website Design Cheltenham is "vital" for Gloucestershire helicopter trainers James Kenwright. Two years ago James Kenwright approached us at Website Design Cheltenham to help him build a new site for his business of training helicopter pilots based at Staverton, Gloucestershire airport.

Whilst James had over twenty years experience of training helicopter pilots to pass thier PPL(H), he had always worked for others. Now he wanted to run his own training business.

He also knew that the a website would be the most profitable and practical way to build his business- so he needed someone who was very search engine optimisation (SEO) savvy.

The natural way to find a seo expert was to search Google- which is how he found us. But our SEO expertise was only part of his process- he wanted a local business which could understand his approach- and in whom he could trust and depend.

So after a couple of meetings together we were hired and I’m pleased to say that we have both grown from strength to strength since.

At our annual review meeting recently James commented “Simon has been absolutely vital to my business. We depend on our website to generate new business for us and we have been profitable every single month since my business was formed.”

“Every month we get new applications and new approaches so our business is growing and they are all coming from our website- so Simon’s SEO expertise is pivotal to our business. I’m happy to call them part of the James Kenwright Helicopter Training team.”

Praise indeed!

So, if you want to increase your business and your website’s sales then please contact us NOW or ring us on 01242 521967 now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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UK shoppers top online spending league

Shoppers in the UK spend more online per person than those from any other country in the world.

Shoppers in the UK spend more online per person than those from any other country in the world.Analysis from Internet World Germany found that British shoppers spend an average of £1,050 a year, followed by the US, with £1,001. German shoppers came in third place, each spending an average of £915 via the internet each year.

Within Germany, found the analysis, the top 10 online retailers generate more than a third of total ecommerce sales. Amazon Amazon is the most popular online shop, with sales put at more than £4.9 billion, while fashion retailers Otto and Zalando recorded sales of almost £1.5 billion and £659 million respectively. Online accounts for 15.3% of total retail sales, excluding food.

“The average ecommerce spend per head spend in Germany is not far off UK and US levels,” said Saskia Müller, head of Internet World Germany. “With domestic and international online brands continuing to understand what’s important to German consumers and adding value to their services, there’s a lot of room for growth in an already mature market.”

However in the UK mobile’s share of visits to UK retail sites has increased to 64%.

Smartphone shopping is now the default for  U.K. shoppers with 64% of all website visits to retailers last year coming from mobile devices, according to digital market intelligence company, SimilarWeb.

The study revealed that on average 64.54% of visits to all online retail sites in the U.K last year were via mobile phones, compared to 35.46% for desktop. This reflected a further 2.63% increase for mobile’s market share in the online U.K retail market last year.

The UK now has a bigger share of mobile phone shopping than the U.S (55%), Germany (43%) and France (35%).  However India remained the standout leader for mobile shopping, with a 65% share, over desktop, last year.

On average, across 2015, all of the most popular 10 UK retail sites, including Amazon, eBay and Argos, registered a bigger share of visits from mobile, compared to desktop visits (see below).

The shift to mobile also represented a retail challenge — while on average U.K desktop visitors browsed 12.4 pages per session in 2015, this dropped to 7.3 pages when sites were visited via smartphones.

Similarly, on desktop, UK shoppers spent  7.21 minutes on an average retail site viewed from desktop last year, dropping  to an average of 5 minutes and 5 seconds on a mobile device.

The UK is now a European leader in mobile shopping, far ahead of France, and Germany.

So, if you want to increase your website’s online and mobile sales then please contact us NOW or ring us on 01242 521967 now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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Just Value It rates Website Design Cheltenham

Just Value It asked Website Design in Cheltenham to upgrade their ecommerce systems.

Just Value It asked Website Design in Cheltenham to upgrade their ecommerce systems.Just Value It– one of the leading pawnbrokers in Europe last year asked Website Design in Cheltenham to help them not only redesign and update their website but to improve it’s search engine optimisation and to create new email business systems.

As a result we are pleased to announce that the revised website in now launched with a new Secure Socket Layer (SSL) which will not only let people apply in a safe and secure environment, but also improves the business’s sales conversion rate as this new application process is quicker and more straightforward than the original version.

We have also set up and installed a new email system so that all of the directors and staff can access the applications and emails on all of their devices be they computers, smart phones or ipads so that they always connected to each other, existing customers and new potential borrowers.

Justvalueit.com is a professional firm with membership in the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA).

They are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and are registered with Companies House. Our expert team have over a quarter of a century experience in the pawn brokering business.

Although responsible lenders they have no age restrictions, no income limits, no credit checks and provide fast, private and secure borrowing.

So it’s a case on one professional, responsible, well respected, award winning company helping another one.

So, if you want to increase your business’s website traffic and sales successes then please contact us NOW or ring us on 01242 521967 now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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Dangers of shopping on non https websites

We wanted to highlight the dangers of shopping on non secure- non https websites.

We wanted to highlight the dangers of shopping on non secure- non https websitesWebsite Design Cheltenham was amazed to come across an otherwise reputable site that didn’t encrypt it’s potential customers’ details.

With cyber hacking happening on a daily basis with the likes of Talk Talk, JP Morgan and Wetherspoons all being victims of abuse we thought that every company with a website was taking it’s customers’ data securely.

Not only is this a moral requirement- it is a legal requirement here in the United Kingdom. You could be liable for a fine by the Data Comissioner to the tune of £500,000. How happy is that at Christmas time?

Things to look for in a secure website

When visiting a website that asks for sensitive information such as credit card numbers or passwords,  is verifying that any information you enter on this site is transmitted and stored properly. Once your information is entered online, it is transmitted as plain text for anyone to intercept. To avoid this, make sure that the website is encrypted over a secure connection.

  • HTTPS

One such sign to look for is in the URL of the website. A secure website’s URL should begin with “https” rather than “http”. The “s” at the end of “http” stands for secure and is using an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) connection. Your information will be encrypted before being sent to a server.

  • THE LOCK ICON

Another sign to look for is the “Lock” icon that is displayed somewhere in the window of your web browser- usually by the URL in your browser.

  • GREEN ADDRESS BAR

Some SSL certificates also activate the green address bar – a visual reminder about an especially secure connection.

A recent survey shows that while some people don’t necessarily know which security signs to look out for, nearly all associate the green address bar with a secure connection.

In fact, 85% of web users state they wouldn’t buy through a website where they weren’t certain their data was being transferred securely.

This illustrates how important it is to have clear and visible security settings so customers will click the “Buy Now” button with confidence.

So, if you want to increase your non secure website’s sales by 600% then please contact us NOW or ring us on 01242 521967 now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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Black Friday- top tips for safer online buying

Website Design in Cheltenham’s guide to the phrenetic world of Black Friday- and our top tips for safer online buying.

Website Design in Cheltenham's guide to the phrenetic world of Black Friday- and our top tips for safer online buyingBlack Friday is a shopping event on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday of Novembe and it has traditionally been the day that kicks off the festive shopping season.

The Monday following Thanksgiving is also known as Cyber Monday, as data shows it is the biggest online retail day of the year with online sales of £810 million in the UK in 2014. The deals are also not limited to just these 2 days, you should see a raft of great deals throughout November and December.

Here are our top tips to help you stay safe when shopping online this Christmas.

1. Check to see if the company is reputable

So you have found the product you want at a great price, but you have never heard of the retailer, how do you know they are all they are cracked up to be?

Always check that the company is reputable, this can be done fairly simply starting by looking for the obvious signs: check that the company is displaying a UK based address and telephone number on their website, that they have a number of contact avenues over and above an email address or contact form.

You could also take their limited company number and check it is still active on the companies register, this will also tell you how long they have been trading and what other company names they have used previously.

Make sure you feel confident they are who they say they are, if you are not sure – look elsewhere.

2. Read online reviews

Sites such as SafeBuy are dedicated review sites as well as Trustpilot, Reevoo, and Review Centre will enable you to see what other people are saying about the retailer you are thinking of using.

Average ratings are useful in that if they have a high rating with a large number of reviews, then they should be a reputable online retailer.

Sometimes poor ratings are generated by things such as slow delivery times. Check the website is upfront about slow delivery if this is the case. But if the reviews cite problems such as unresponsive customer service or poor quality items then you should think about avoiding those retailers and taking your money elsewhere.

3. Check that the checkout is secure

This is one of the most important things to look out for- is the connection secure?

When buying online, you want to know that your transaction is going to be handled securely, there are a number of things to do here:

The first thing to check is that the checkout process is secured by SSL. You can do this by looking at your browsers address bar and look for the padlock icon, also check that the address begins with https://. This means that the communication between you and the website is secure.

Sometimes the payment page will be hosted somewhere else, such as Paypal, this is fine, just make sure that the page where you enter your personal details is secure as well as the payment page.

4. Protect your personal information

Giving online retailers your personal details is an inevitable part of online shopping, they need to know your email address to send you a copy of your invoice and keep you up to date with shipping etc. And of course they will need your address, otherwise they will not know where to send the items!

However- you also want to know that the retailer is going to look after your data once they have it, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the homepage, and see what assurances they give you about protection of customers through their shopping experience, be that external review site, money back guarantees, or data protection statements.

Always review their privacy policy, look out for information about how your data is stored, and who they will share your data with. If you do not like what they will do with it or the information is absent, look elsewhere.

5. Know your online rights when buying

The law has recently been updated when it comes to your consumer rights, it is now covered under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, and came into force on October 1st 2015. It replaced the Sales of Goods Act 1979.

Make sure the goods that arrive are as described, if the website description is different to what you received or the quality is not satisfactory, you are entitled to a full refund. The goods should be fit for purpose and last a reasonable length of time.

If something is faulty, you are entitled to a full refund within 30 days, after this your rights become more limited, such as being able to ask for repair, replacement, or partial refund.

6. Extra protection from your credit card in the UK

Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 states that a credit provider must take the same responsibility as a retailer if things go wrong. This protection covers most purchases that are between £100 and £30,000 and means that if for example, the company that you bought something off went into liquidation before you received your goods, you can claim the money back from your credit provider.

This protection covers credit cards, store cards, store instalment credit and some car finance agreements where a single item is between those values. As an added bonus, even if you just pay for part of the item on credit, you are still protected for the full value of the item.

So if you are making any big purchases this Christmas, make sure some or all of it is paid for on credit.

Hopefully this will help you to keep safe online. Good Luck!

Website Design Cheltenham wins Broad Oak Furniture

Website Design in Cheltenham has been asked to help the Broad Oak Furniture site.

Website Design in Cheltenham has been asked to help the Broad Oak Furniture siteThe Stroud online furniture business Broad Oak Furniture has asked Website Design in Cheltenham to help them increase their online sales from their site.

Having been referred by another of our happy clients to Richard Andrews the Sales Director- we sat down and reviewed their current site with a view of working out their current situation to enable us to help them going into the future.

Without giving out confidential information, it became clear from looking at Google’s analysis that there are search engine optimisation issues.

Nothing calamitous, but enough to cause issues with their rankings. Consequently we have agreed a course of actions and activities which will expect will boost their rankings- as well as to improve the sales conversions when people do actually find the site.

So, if you want a great ranking website which makes you money please contact us now or ring us on 01242 521967 now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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Website Design Cheltenham adds Stroud Valleys Credit Union

Website Design in Cheltenham has added Stroud Valleys Credit Union to our roster of clients.

Website Design in Cheltenham has added Stroud Valleys Credit Union to our roster of clientsStroud Valleys Credit Union has had a website for a number of years, but is was not responsive ie will not work across various screens ie computers, notepads and smart phones- and was very difficult for the Credit Union to update.

So they asked us to see if we could help them- which was naturally a pleasure.

We drew up a rough list of requirements which helped the Union draw up a comprehensive content brief.

After presenting a creative template we converted the whole website into a WordPress format. This means that the site is now fully complaint with Google’s Mobile Compatibility tool- as well as being easily able to be updated with their latest news and content changes as required by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)- who regulate them.

After the Credit Union’s management reviewed our redesign results we then provided access and training to key staff members so that they can progress the site on their own- without the need for costly and slow third parties to effect the updates- as well as keeping on the right side of the regulatory authorities.

So, if you want a great ranking website which works on all screens- computers, macs, notepads, smart phones and iPods please contact us now or ring us on 01242 521967 now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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