15 years of creative design

Yay, it’s our Birthday! We’re celebrating 15 years of creative design

This month, we’re celebrating a whopping 15 years in business here at Wave Seven.

We’re delighted to be marking this milestone anniversary and count ourselves lucky to have had 15 years of working with some fantastic people and businesses and to have worked on such a wide range of interesting projects. Read more

GDPR Privacy Policy

GDPR is coming – is your website Privacy Policy up-to-date?

As of May 25th, your privacy policy will need to be updated to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and we have teamed up with Legalo, the online legal resource, to help you stay web legal.

The new legislation will give greater fines and penalties to businesses that misuse a person’s information, as well are granting new rights to the people you hold information about. Read more

Brochure design for Northampton NAR Group

The Power of Print –
How traditional marketing tools can maximise sales

In an increasingly digital age, does print still have a place when it comes to promoting your business and services? Whilst many businesses have shifted their marketing focus to the Internet, is printed media still relevant? Read more

Google Logo

Mobile-friendly website design is winning in Google search results

It’s been several months now since Google implemented their mobile-friendly algorithm update and many are wondering if it was the big deal that everyone anticipated.

Google introduced the algorithm update to provide better search results on mobile phones and to achieve this the update favours mobile-friendly websites over non-mobile-friendly sites in the search results.

The original announcement on Google’s Webmaster blog stated:

“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.”

After the first month of the update being introduced, Marketing Land reported that while some sites saw no change at all, others were losing up to 35% of their mobile search rankings in the top three positions.

A few months on, new studies have reported that non-mobile sites were disappearing from the top positions on Google and that 77 percent of sites on Page 1 results were now mobile-friendly. Also that mobile-friendly websites had seen an 11 percent increase in page views since the algorithm update.

Generally it seems that companies that have made sure their websites are mobile-friendly have maintained a strong position on the search engines.

It is likely that Google will continue to fine-tune this algorithm to improve the mobile user’s search experience, so there may be more developments yet to come which could see further impact on search positions for sites that are still not mobile-friendly.

With more than half of Internet searches now being carried out on mobile devices a mobile-friendly responsive website design is an essential investment for your business.

New Website Design

We’ve got a shiny new logo and website!

We’ve had a spring clean and swept out the old and brought in the new, with an updated logo and website design.

As trends and tastes change and businesses evolve it’s important to remain current and review your marketing materials from time to time. So we thought we should practice what we preach and review our own identity.

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