Web Design and Search Engine Optimization News

57% of traffic is from tablets and smartphones

Our inditial response to this title is - Duh! It’s been over two years since Google announced that mobile searches had exceeded desktop queries. At a recent press event, a Google speaker casually said that the “vast majority” of search queries are now mobile. However, this is not official and wasn’t affirmed by spokespeople. In…
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Why use templates?

Most people get worried or scared when we tell them that we start with generic templates and build off that. Let me clarify the process.... Pulse Media Solutions will usually start our design process with a basic template. This allows us to skip the part of starting from scratch to create the backbone that is…
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Why CloudFlare?

The Short Answer Pulse Media Solutions has recently (September 2017) started incorporating the use of a third party company called Cloud Flare. So what is Cloud Flare? What does it do? Why do you use it? Cloudflare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the Cloudflare community, its web…
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We moved!

We have relocated to the Pacific Northwest! More specifically, to the great city of Seattle. This change is effective as of September 1, 2017. This change does not affect any change in service or client relationships. We will continue to offer cutting edge website design, organic search engine optimization and social media integration NATIONWIDE. Any…
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Is HTTPS Worth It?

After Google made the announcement that HTTPS is a ranking signal, there has been a lot of discussion about the actual value. There are very real benefits to obtaining that sought-after green padlock, but there is also apprehension. The apprehension is understandable; as with any big change to a website, mistakes have the potential to…
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Google warns webmaster about un-secure forms

Have forms, login fields and other input sections on your HTTP website? Chrome is going to mark them as not secure. Recently, Google sent email notifications via Google Search Console to site owners that have forms on web pages over HTTP. These pages will be marked as not secure in Chrome starting in October 2017.…
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Top 5 Search Engines

It should be obvious to anyone that uses the internet who the #1 and #2 search engines are. You might be surprised by 3, 4 and 5... The list below contains the most popular search engines currently available, ordered by most to least popular in the US. The ranking is according to eBiz, it’s in…
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Is Google still king?

This is a question that is best answered by "proof in the pudding". Search Engine Watch published an article in 2016 estimated that Google search engine is used 1.6 BILLION times a month. Coming in a not even close second is Bing with an estimated 400 million uses per month. Amazing to us was that…
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What is Organic SEO?

There are two types of Search Engine Optimization - Organic and Paid. Organic means that it's more natural, thus the name Organic, while Paid means that you ... well ... DIRECTLY pay for it. Organic SEO services are still usually paid for, however your paying for the optimization of your content and not for the…
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