The Wida Group Blog
Keep yourself up to date with everything that is moving and shaking us here at Wida Group HQ and further afield. If you are interested in a blog writing service for your business, contact us on 0115 921 4797.
Punchout System Integration
20 December 2019
We're doing more integrations with procurement systems to create a punchout system. This blog post talks about the systems we've worked with but we have the flexibility to work with any procurement/ERP system providing we can access the data.
Why Invest in a Web Design Agency?
1 November 2019
In a world where you can build your very own website through service providers like Wix or GoDaddy, do you really need the overhead costs that come with hiring a Web Design Agency?
Google Warns About Mixed Content Blocking
16 October 2019
This month, Google has released that Chrome will start to block pages on websites with mixed content starting from December 2019.
Key Benefits of SEO
26 September 2019
If you run a business or are in the process of getting a startup off the ground, you’ve probably heard a great deal about Search Engine Optimisation or SEO. SEO has been mystified and discussed at length on business websites and marketing blogs for years now. As such, we don’t blame you for wondering if there’s any point in dedicating your time, effort and resources to an SEO campaign. However, there are a number of benefits to taking steps to improve your SEO.
7 Little Changes That'll Make a Big Difference with Your Page Speed
21 August 2019
We live in a mobile age. Your customers are busier than ever and you face an uphill battle when it comes to grabbing and sustaining your attention. This means they’re unlikely to have time to wait around for websites which are slow to load. In fact, a page load time of just 3 seconds can increase your website’s bounce rate by 38%. If you’re to maintain a competitive edge in the cutthroat world of e-commerce, you’ll need to take steps to increase your page speed.
5 Things About Ecommerce You May Not Have Known
31 July 2019
If you’re just starting out in the world of ecommerce, you’ll need to keep a finger on the pulse to stay afloat in this fast-growing and fiercely competitive environment. With that in mind, here are some interesting and useful facts about ecommerce that you may not have known…
5 reasons every business should invest in professional photography
28 May 2019
Now you have decided to invest some money into having a new website for the business and are thinking about what images to use. Here are five key reasons for embarking on having some professional photos produced for your new online presence.
Spring Clean to Improve Your User Experience
28 April 2019
Here are our top tips to Spring Clean your website to Improve Your User Experience.
Are you sharing positive feedback?
18 March 2019
Did you know that up to ?85%? ?of consumers will look up 10 reviews before making a purchase? Adding reviews to your website could make all the difference to your conversions, but before you do, follow these top tips...
How to design a website-friendly logo
15 March 2019
Designing a new logo for your business is an exciting step in watching your vision become a reality. When choosing the right logo it’s important to remember that your design not only needs to look good, it also needs to...
Wida crunch 2019’s best health and fitness apps
24 January 2019
When it comes to getting healthier in 2019, signing up to a gym and going on a diet aren’t your only options - there are now thousands of free health and fitness apps available to access right from your phone.
Your website design checklist for 2019
13 January 2019
Looking to grow your online business in 2019? Tick off our website design checklist to ensure you’re on the right track.
Create memorable Christmas campaigns with these 6 online tools
13 December 2018
Found yourself in the midst of a Christmas planning frenzy? We’ve collated a few of our favourite online tools to help make your Christmas campaigns easier and even more profitable than ever before.
Wida’s Website Design Nightmares
26 October 2018
With Halloween just around the corner, find out what makes Wida lose sleep when it comes to website design.
How to increase your customer spending at Christmas
27 September 2018
Getting your customers to spend more over Christmas is all about giving them the best online shopping experience possible. Here’s how to make things quicker, easier and more delightful for Christmas 2018.
How to concentrate your brand message across multiple platforms
26 September 2018
Winning the attention of our audience is no longer as simple as putting out a single print ad in their favourite magazine, or on a highway billboard...
Can a change of font really improve business?
14 September 2018
We’ve seen more and more companies choose to rebrand their on and off-line communications with cleaner, simpler and more sophisticated fonts in 2018, experimenting with traditional serifs and sans-serifs to produce modern new typographical styles.
10 steps to creating the perfect product page
4 September 2018
Your E-commerce campaigns have paid off and your ideal customer has finally landed on your product page. Now is your time to shine...
What are the benefits of using an agency to design and build your website
17 July 2018
When it comes to designing and building a new website for your business, there are a multitude of ways to go about it - hire the support of an agency, hand-pick freelance professionals, or even have a go yourself. Here are some of the reasons that our clients love to collaborate with us....
How to make the most of your free website design consultation
12 July 2018
Most web design agencies will offer a free consultation as a way to introduce themselves to new clients and provide a clear picture of how they work.
Make more of your Summer with easier content management
26 June 2018
Looking for an easier way to manage your online content this Summer? Spend less time in the office and more time in the sun with help from Wida Group.
Turn up the heat on your Summer campaigns with Google Adwords
18 June 2018
Your Summer sales campaigns are at the ready, and it’s almost time to take them live, but how can you be sure that your promotions will reach the right audience, for a solid Return on Investment?
Does your restaurant's website check these 5 essentials
29 May 2018
It’s Friday evening and your ideal customer is looking for somewhere to dine online. How can you increase the chances of them choosing your restaurant? Make sure your website has these 5 essentials…
How to ensure your E-commerce website offers outstanding customer support
23 May 2018
Standing out from your E-commerce competitors is about more than demonstrating better quality and value - you’ve also got to offer outstanding customer support.
How to avoid choosing cliched stock imagery
25 April 2018
A picture speaks a thousand words, and the imagery that you choose for your website can have a far bigger impact on first impressions than any of your copy. So why do so many businesses fall victim to using clichéd stock imagery?
5 key questions to ask before choosing a new hosting provider
19 April 2018
Whether you’re planning to launch a new website, or you’ve outgrown your existing hosting provider, choosing a new provider can be difficult. When it comes to creating your shortlist, answer these 5 key questions to find a partnership that’s right for you.
Step into Spring with fresh new ideas on website design
29 March 2018
With Easter bank holiday just around the corner, and the birth of Kate and Wills’ third child soon due, it feels like 2018 is flying by - and Summer is fast approaching. It’s time to get ready with fresh new design, photography and digital marketing campaigns to impress your customers and keep them coming back all Summer long. Here’s just some of the ways that Wida can help get your Spring/Summer campaigns off to a scorcher…
Events in the East Midlands and UK for WomeninTech
8 March 2018
It’s International Women’s Day today, and to celebrate, we’ve highlighted a handful of events happening in the UK and East Midlands designed to support, motivate and inform, so that we can work towards better representation and equal pay for women in the tech industry.
Precision website engineering for the UK’s manufacturing sector
22 February 2018
Building a website that works for your business is about more than designing a few good-looking pages - particularly for our clients in the manufacturing sector.
Match with your ideal online customers this Valentines
13 February 2018
Every business has an ideal customer - the one who understands the value of your product or service and stays loyal to your brand.
How to find transparent business partners in 2018
18 January 2018
Being able to spot a smooth talker from a straight one is critical when it comes to navigating the technical lingo of website design and digital services.
5 ways to keep your online marketing resolutions in 2018
10 January 2018
You've eaten, drank and danced your way to the end of 2017, and made some pretty big online marketing resolutions for the year ahead. Come mid-January, that to-do list hasn't gotten any shorter, and it looks like the year could be off to a slow start. Not to worry! Wida Group are here to help with 5 ways to keep your online marketing resolutions in 2018.
8 SEO Mistakes to Stop Making in 2018
20 December 2017
SEO best practice is always changing, which means what has worked for your website in the past might lead to lower rankings in future. With New Year just around the corner, here’s a list of 8 SEO faux pas to avoid in 2018…
Last Minute Online Christmas Marketing Tactics
12 December 2017
Not seeing the results you expected from your current online Christmas campaigns? Left your Christmas marketing to the last minute? Not to worry - we’ve wrapped up our top tips to help bring more customers to your website this Christmas.
Is Amazon a Threat to Local Businesses
14 November 2017
With Black Friday just around the corner, many are questioning whether mega-discount corporations are spelling a terminal sentence for smaller, local UK businesses.
Is Your E-commerce Business Ready for Black Friday 2017
9 November 2017
Black Friday falls on 24th November this year, and whether the concept fills you with pure joy or deep dread, there’s no denying that it’s a fantastic opportunity to increase sales - with last year seeing a 12% increase in online spending.
5 Simple Ways to Increase E-newsletter Subscriptions
30 October 2017
Email marketing is an effective way of promoting your business - with emails 6x more likely to achieve click-through than Facebook or Twitter posts, according to Mckinsey.With hundreds of emails landing in our inbox everyday however, it’s not always easy to persuade potential customers to signup for more. Luckily for you, we’ve uncovered 5 simple ways you can increase your E-newsletter subscriptions.
10 Small Changes to Improve Your User Experience
10 October 2017
Improving your user experience isn’t about adding a few premium features to your website - it’s about making your user journey as straightforward and hassle-free as possible, so that you can increase your click-through rate and conversions.
4 Questions to Ask Before Setting Your Website Budget
21 September 2017
Knowing how much to budget for a new website is a common problem, with businesses big and small often making risky guess-timates that can set them back in time and money. In this article, we uncover 4 simple and straightforward questions to help prioritise your spending.
Creating the Perfect Website Design Brief
12 September 2017
So you’re looking for help designing a new website, and you’ve found a company that you think can do the job. How do you make sure that they can meet your expectations in their proposal? The best place to start is with a good brief. We’ve highlighted the key questions to ask your business to ensure you get the best from your website design team.
Its Never Too Early Preparing Your Ecommerce Website for Christmas
29 August 2017
If you own an E-commerce retail business, you’re likely to be experiencing a lull in sales this Summer, as shoppers spend more time outdoors and less time online. So why not take the opportunity to get ahead for the festive season?
How Can You Optimise Your Website for Voice Search
21 August 2017
With almost 60% of Google searches performed on mobile, it’s no surprise that Voice Search is becoming an increasingly popular way to find what we’re looking for online. In this article, we explore how the rise of Voice Search could impact your website’s SEO and what you can do to optimise for it.
Could Colour Make or Break Your Website Design?
31 July 2017
Choosing the right colour for your website isn’t just about finding what looks good. Colours can also be used to create an immediate impression of your brand personality, ease accessibility and influence emotions - leading to more time spent onsite, and more customer conversions. Read on to learn more...
10 Reasons to Build Your E-commerce Website with Wida
27 July 2017
When it comes to building your E-commerce website, it’s important to choose an agency that you can be confident in. Read on to find out what Wida can bring to your E-commerce project...
Top 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Redesigning Your Website
26 June 2017
Thinking of redesigning your website? Whether you’re looking for a complete overhaul, or just a fresh lick of paint, be sure to learn these top 5 common (and costly) mistakes:
Attract More Summer Tourists with Perfect Web Design
20 June 2017
If you’re in the travel and tourism industry, or your business benefits from it, you probably already know that your website plays a crucial part in attracting new visitors.
Turn your blog into a lucrative business tool
14 June 2017
When was the last time you posted a blog on your company website? Last week? Last month? Last year?
How do you encourage offline customers to make the switch online
5 June 2017
Getting your customers to do business online can bring a whole host of benefits, including reduced overheads, faster transactions and increased repeat business.
Mobile Friendly computing in the early 80s!
3 April 2017
With the dawn of the new Apple iPad we thought it would be fun to have a trip down memory lane with one of our developers who recalls his first ever mobile computer.
Why upgrading to HTTPS is important
24 January 2017
When visiting a website, the web server it is on and your computer will communicate using a protocol that is known as HTTP. This stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and does have fundamental weaknesses that are important to recognise. But what do HTTP and HTTPS mean? Well, HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure but what are the differences, drawbacks and benefits?
The Benefits of Professional Photography
13 December 2016
In today’s ever growing technological world, the smart phone is one of the most popular pieces of equipment and as every new model is improved the camera is improved with it, such as the new and upcoming Pixel phone by Google and the iPhone 7, both sporting impressive 12mp cameras.
Page speed factors Google care about
4 November 2016
It’s definitely a good idea to achieve traffic by ways of promoting your site organically and virally, be it via Twitter, Facebook or YouTube etc. However you should not ignore the worth of a good search engine ranking, a site optimised for search engines will always outperform one that is not.
Simple ways to improve slow Internet.
29 June 2016
From time to time you may experience a slow internet connection or so you may think but generally the reason for a ‘bad’ or ‘slow’ connection is often down to the computer itself and how and what it is running at the time.
Small businesses need websites
19 April 2016
As a small business owner, you maybe too busy and possibly disinterested to stop and ask yourself the question - 'Do i need a website?' The short answer to that question is 'yes', we explore some of the reasons why this is true.
Benefits of Responsive Design
22 February 2016
It’s fast approaching a year from when Google changed how they crawl and index websites on mobile devices.
A New Year, A New Website
22 December 2015
It’s a new year – time for a fresh start. For many businesses, that means it’s finally time to give that tired, old, difficult-to-update website a facelift. But where do you start?
Stock Images versus Professional Photography
7 December 2015
Imagery is critical in bringing a website to life but sometimes it's hard to make the right choice and balance between stock images and professional tailor made photography.
A small guide to Fonts
26 November 2015
Everything on the online world begins with text. If you want to communicate with visitors to your website, you will likely do it using text. When we start talking about typography people generally think of big, fancy headers.
Preparing for Black Friday 2015
16 November 2015
Let’s face it - the biggest prep most companies and marketers are focusing on at the moment isn’t Christmas or the New Year, its Black Friday! The world has, quite simply, gone Black Friday mad – it does now last for a whole weekend after-all!
The most important aspects of a website
12 November 2015
A company’s website is often the heart of their online marketing campaign. But is your website really doing all it can to help your business?
What is HTML?
30 October 2015
Don't let the jargon get you down, we're here to cut right through it. We start with a basic overview of HTML - what it is and what it does.
Celebrating Nikons 100th year anniversary
With the Tochigi, Japan based Nikon celebrating their 100th year and the launch of their Anniversary products we thought it would be interesting to have a trip down memory lane with the Nikons we have used over the years.