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  • DIY vs Prof (002)

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    April 25th, 2019

    DIY Website Builders Vs. Professional Web Design

    Owning a great website is a fantastic way to build your brand, advertise your products or services, generate new business and interact with existing customers. We believe every business would benefit from having an awesome website! For business owners without a website (or those who need a new one), this means a decision must be made. Should you go for a cheap, quick fix in a DIY website builder or invest in custom web design and development? This decision isn’t an easy one. For the latest Piranha blog, we wanted to examine the pros and cons of each type of website and help you make...

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  • FirewoodLaunch-02 (003)

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    April 1st, 2019

    Another fantastic website launched by Piranha!

    We are delighted to announce the launch of the latest website from the Piranha studio and this time it is the turn of Burnley based company Acewell and their subsidiary Firewood Supplies and Stoves, to benefit from the expertise of the designers and web developers here at Piranha! Firewood Supplies and Stoves sells a variety of kiln dried wood, sized and packaged to their customers’ needs, as well as many other accessories including firelighters, coal and kindling logs to ensure that the greatest amount of heat can be generated for their money! Our latest creation is a beautiful Magento based e-commerce website...

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  • Worst Online Retailers Named

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    November 14th, 2018

    Which? Names Worst Online Retailers

    Consumer group Which? has named the worst online retailers in the UK.

    Some of the country’s largest retailers were found to be delivering poor online shopping experiences to their customers. After an extensive 6-month survey, involving over 10,000 members, the worst big-brand performers were found to include:
    • Homebase.co.uk (55%)
    • DorothyPerkins.com (61%)
    • SportsDirect.com (61%)
    • WHSmith.co.uk (63%)
    • Made.com (67%)
    The percentage scores refer to the relative satisfaction of surveyed Which? members during their last 6 months of online shopping. By comparison, skincare specialist LizEarle.com tops the scoreboard with an impressive 94%. The full list of retailer performances has now been published by Which? A Good...

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  • pageloading6

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    August 3rd, 2018

    Google: Ready, Set, Load!

    Google has rolled out an important new speed update. First announced back in January 2018, this update will penalise very slow websites in search engine results pages (SERPs). If your website is slow, it may now appear lower in Google’s rankings than it did before. But fear not! If you’re worried about the speed of your website, Piranha can help! Call 01772 888331 today. Without further ado, let’s take a look at why speed is a ranking factor and which kind of sites are likely to be affected by Google’s latest major algorithm update! Why is Speed Important? In recent years, the number of...

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  • piranha solutions are a digital marketing and media advertising agency in Preston, Manchester, Blackpool and Warrington

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    April 19th, 2018

    Google Rolls Out ‘More Results’ on Mobile

    Did you know that in 2017, mobile accounted for 50.3% of all web traffic? With this in mind, it’s no wonder that internet companies are doing more and more to enhance the mobile experience. Last week, Google launched a brand new ‘More results’ Feature for mobile users. This comes just days after the search engine giant announced it was testing the feature, so this move isn’t unexpected. Instead of having to click page 2, 3 etc to get to the next set of results, you can now simply click on the ‘More results’ button. The results will be loaded on the same...

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  • sharon-expo

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    March 8th, 2018

    Piranha Exhibits at the Lancashire Business Expo for the 4th Year Running!

    Earlier this month, Piranha exhibited at one of the most prestigious networking events in the area, the Lancashire Business Expo. This is the 4th year that we have been to the event and we were really pleased to get involved once again! The event took place on Friday the 2nd March at one of our favourite venues, the Preston Guild Hall. The event is fast becoming the most talked about networking event in the North West and attendees surpassed the number of delegates from 2017, with 3000 people registered to attend the event. It was great to see that not even the...

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  • magento2_720

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    December 20th, 2017

    Magento 2 Web Development – What is it all about?

    With so much chat around the latest Magento software release, many website owners have been wondering what the hype is all about. So why should you invest in a new Magento 2 build from Piranha? For our latest blog post, we thought we’d take a look! Origins – Magento Version 1 Magento Version 1 has long been the choice of any webmaster requiring a robust, scalable e-commerce platform with a high level of customisability. With Magento’s platform nearing its 10th birthday, the software giant is looking to develop new ideas and provide greater possibilities for the websites of the future. Now, we welcome the release...

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  • piranha solutions are a digital marketing and media advertising agency in Preston, Manchester, Blackpool and Warrington

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    September 25th, 2017

    Mobile-First Index Deadline – Is your site ready?

    Google informed webmasters some time ago that fully responsive websites stand the best chance of performing well in search results. Although the transition to responsive is fairly straightforward, there are still plenty of sites out there using the outdated m-dot method. Google’s new mobile-first index is expected in early 2018, making it more important than ever to ensure your website is up-to-date! What is an M-Dot Web Page? An m-dot web page is a version of a standard page, the configuration of which enables the optimal display for mobiles and tablets. You can tell if your web page is m-dot pages...

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  • piranha solutions are a digital marketing and media advertising agency in Preston, Manchester, Blackpool and Warrington

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    June 9th, 2017

    WordPress Security Issues – Is Your Website Secure?

    There has been a lot of chatter recently regarding cyber security. Attacks on large organisations like the NHS have been widely publicised, but as we don’t all run enormous systems like theirs, instead we wanted to take look at practical steps can you take to protect your own WordPress website! An Unpleasant Truth Web security has always been an issue and always will be as long as the internet exists. There are malevolent people and malicious software everywhere online, many of whom would attack your website given half the chance. The NHS is not alone in its cyber security woes. In recent...

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  • Computer Programming

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    April 25th, 2017

    Seventy Years of Computer Coding

    ENIAC

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of ENIAC, the world’s first programmable computer built for general-purpose use. In those early days, coding was done without tools or programming languages and relied purely on logic and equations to function. The programmers couldn’t use languages because they didn’t exist yet! The hardware was quite different from modern computers, too. ENIAC ran using vacuum tubes and required an enormous amount of electricity to run. Urban myth said that when the computer was turned on, the lights of Philadelphia dimmed in unison! At the time, ENIAC was housed in Philadelphia, PA as part of a project run...

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