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8 things you can do today to improve your website's Google Ranking

A whopping 93% of online experiences start with a search engine. This is not going to change in the foreseeable future. That’s why SEO has to be the number one priority for your website.

You might hire the best web design Cardiff agency to build a stunning website. But it won’t be of much use if your website has no visitors. Without a strong online presence, you’re better off not having a website.

Here are 8 things you can do today to boost your website’s Google ranking...

Your website’s domain name is much more than an address. It represents your brand and it’s your online identity.  Naturally, you’d want to choose a domain that suits your business, is memorable and easy to promote.

Given that good domain names are already taken, find an available domain that’s easy, short and inexpensive is a complex task. Here are 10 tips to consider when purchasing a domain name...

Starting your business is a dream-come-true, but alongside the highs of entrepreneurship, you will come face to face with the real struggle of generating leads, converting leads and managing a tight budget.
Not only must you build a strong customer base, you will have to keep saving money. Managing your online presence is a highly cost-effective marketing strategy that takes your brand right in front of your audience and helps establish your brand. You’ve hired a web design Cardiff agency to build a stunning website for you. But that’s just the beginning.

If your website is still not compliant with GDPR, now is the time to hire a website designer in Cardiff to fix that. The deadline for GDPR compliance is 25th May 2018 and non-compliant businesses will be penalised up to £20 million or 4% of their turnover.

Every freelance web designer wants to step up to the next level. Sure, you like the freedom that being a freelancer brings with it, but you can still be a freelancer with a much more professional setup. It’s easy these days what with web design studios and offices in Cardiff available for rent on hourly/daily/weekly and monthly basis.

Here are five reasons why working from a spacious Cardiff web design studio can help you produce better websites for your clients.

The simple answer to this question is yes. We are going to tell you why…

1. Build a brand and increase awareness

You may have the best product in the world but without an established and recognisable brand then your business isn’t reaching its maximum potential. Apple, Nike and Microsoft are examples of the importance of building brand awareness. You probably won’t encounter someone who doesn’t recognise the famous Apple logo and the ‘Just Do It’ tagline. Social media plays a huge part in maintaining that brand awareness. Where do you see the latest Nike collection? Possibly when someone shares an ‘exclusive offer’ on Facebook. How did you know about the new IPhone 8 launch? Someone has retweeted an article on twitter unveiling its release.

Social media allows your business to develop its own personality and establish itself firmly within its marketplace.

A Google business pages is a small snippet or snap shot of your business details - generated from a search results.

But why it is important?

Your Google Business page is a powerful tool that will improve your company’s digital present. Here are some reasons why your business page can help you make more sales.


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“The Talisker Atlantic Challenge is one of the toughest events on the planet,30 teams will take part in the race, covering 3,000 nautical miles as they row between La Gomera and Antigua.”

Our Web Team have worked with Paul, Nick, Hector and Matt to help with donations and market their team as they are competing to overcome some of the most extreme conditions known to man, which will be a true test of strength; both physical and mental. During the crossing, the boat will be completely at the mercy of the ocean, whilst extreme winds, Atlantic storms and sunstroke all pose equal threats.

Introducing the newest member of the Rhys Welsh Design Team

Duke | Catering Manager/Office Dog

Apart from the obvious – dogs are amazing, there are actual real-life benefits of bringing your pet to work. Deciding whether it can build better websites will remain to be seen but for the purpose of this post – we’re going to say it most definitely does.

So, how can office dogs help build better websites?

On average it takes 7 seconds to form an opinion. First impressions are key + you want to wow at first glance.  You need to ensure your website is standing out from the crowd and that’s why we’ve devised 10 reasons why getting a responsive website will help your business grow.

As a web designer it’s a thought that always occurs to me. When I’m creating a website for my customers – do they need to have an SSL certificate for their website?

What is an SSL certificate?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that is used to authenticate the identity of a website. The purpose being to encrypt the information sent to the server making for a safe, user friendly connection.
Information online is sent from one computer to the other to reach its destination. Any computer in between the original and the destination server can visibly see the details sent over.
So whether you’re a company, web designer or looking to create a website to showcase your work, you need to be thinking: do I need an SSL certificate?


Borja is a Digital Designer who assists with maintaining a range of design projects, including both graphic and web design for Rhys Welsh Design Team.

Borja holds two Masters Degrees: one in Graphic Design and another in business (MBA). Having an in depth understanding of both fields allows Borja to add further value for our clients.

Borja grew up in Malaga, Sevilla and Campo de Gibraltar - places where Picasso, Velazquez or Murillo lived. Having this background has inspired him to develop his creative skills and pursue his career in the design and communication industry.

Start this New Year by re-assessing your business website. Accelerate your website’s performance and transform it into a true business asset with the expert guidance of a professional web design agency in Cardiff. Here are 5 key website and business tasks that you may want to undertake as part of your New Year resolution.

1. Revisit your Website Design

An outdated design is reason enough to drive your potential customers away. Go for a website redesign if it’s been 3 or more years since you had it designed. If your business has changed so should your website.

It is equally important to be available to your customers through your website on any device. It is time to turn “responsive” in design. Tuning your website to meet rapidly-evolving technology is a sign of a forward-thinking business. Audiences are more likely to trust such businesses.

As an experienced website design expert in Cardiff, Rhys Welsh can craft a stellar website for your business.

Having being approached by a company based in England, I was asked to create a new brand, stationary and various marketing material and a website.

The site was created so the client can edit pages and illustrate the upcoming events and auctions - and highlight the company itself.

When going live the client expressed the following:

" Pleasure working with you and appreciate your help. We are very happy to continue as a regular customer! "

Cardiff Web Design and Graphics | Rhys Welsh