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CuCo Creative is a integrated branding, strategic, digital agency based in Bournemouth, Dorset that provides creative marketing and advertising solutions to the South Coast, stretching as far as London, UK. CuCo are a RAR recommended agency, a RAR award-winning agency plus DBA members and a D&AD accredited marketing, digital, design, branding agency. We are a creative marketing agency who are experts in delivering integrated marketing campaigns in all areas of branding, advertising, marketing, digital, ecommerce, design, web design and development, WordPress – and offer a strategic approach to marketing consultancy for Bournemouth, Dorset, London, Bristol, Southampton, the South West and beyond.

CuCo’s creative agency HQ is located in the sunny Silicon South of Bournemouth. We’re a branding agency, marketing agency, advertising agency, digital agency, WordPress agency, creative agency, print agency and design agency all integrated into one agency – making CuCo your perfect branding and marketing partner without heavy London agency fees.

Our Bournemouth-based digital, marketing and design teams work together to deliver a wide range of website development skills to a variety of marketing projects for your brand. Our digital services includes web design search engine optimisation (SEO), html emails & email marketing, Google Adwords/pay per click (PPC), database driven websites, content management systems (CMS), social media management, WordPress websites and ecommerce websites.

CuCo are also a creative print management agency, offering full colour lithographic through to short run or personalised digital printing services. We are experts in paper stocks, print finishes, folding techniques and FSC printing. Whether it is rolling out your new brand across creative marketing collateral, print advertising, business cards, business stationary (letterheads and comp slips), packaging, point of sale (POS), brochures, leaflets, flyers or making your brand come to life with illustration or photography, CuCo are the perfect creative marketing agency and web design agency for Bournemouth and London and everywhere in between.

We are a branding agency that is passionate about driving sales through clever social media advertising and marketing, web design and the development of ecommerce websites and WordPress websites, creative advertising ideas and digital marketing campaigns and are constantly winning new clients all the time. So when you business needs to generate leads, refresh your branding or advertising, or improve your website, speak to advertising agency CuCo about our range of creative marketing solutions for your brand.

Whatever your marketing or advertising requirements may be, CuCo Creative are the marketing agency with the branding agency expertise and marketing knowledge and experience to produce your next marketing campaign, whatever the budget or your location – Bournemouth, Dorset, Hampshire, London, Southampton, Bristol or beyond. Call marketing agency CuCo today to discuss your brand on 01202 911959.

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Why all websites should start using SSL

Google has revealed plans that it will be showing the following “Not secure” alert in future versions of its Chrome browser’s URL bar for all HTTP pages. When it does make this switch, do you really want your customers/clients to see this on your website:

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So this is another reasons to switch to using a secure website. The other benefits so far are:

  1. Google is now using HTTPS as a ranking signal, this means that you get some SEO benefit from moving to HTTPS
  2. Because SSL give you a secure connection, this will prevents malicious third parties from accessing any information given to you by your visitors, for example on a membership or eCommerce site
  3. Having you visitor see that little green lock in the URL bar gives then piece of mind

The first step in Google’s plan with start in January 2017 with the release of Chrome 56 which will label HTTP pages with password or credit card form fields as “not secure,” given their particularly sensitive nature. In these instances you will see this:

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In following releases of Chrome, Google will slowly extend the HTTP warnings, as an example, in Incognito mode they will label HTTP pages as “not secure”, as users use this mode when they have higher expectations of privacy. Eventually, Google will show the first example in this article.

Steps to making your site more secure

Step 1: Pick a type of SSL certificate

There are three different types of certificates you can get:

  • Domain validation – gives you a grey padlock; the cheapest and most basic; it only really covers encryption; suitable for non-eCommerce sites & basic brochure sites.
  • Organization validation – gives you a grey padlock; 128, 256 or 2048-bit encryption; suitable for eCommerce sites & sites collecting personal info.
  • Extended validation – gives you a green padlock; the top of the line option; 2048-bit encryption; provides the best security; suitable for eCommerce sites, sites collecting personal info and where user trust is paramount.

Google recommends that you use 2048-bit encryption certificates, so keep that in mind.

Step 2: Buy SSL certificate

You can buy SSL certificate from many places, but we would recommend buying one from your hosting company. Most hosting companies already offer them and some will help you set them up. Plus it’s convenient to keep the cert in the place as the hosting as they go hand-in-hand.

Step 3: Install onto your server

If you buy from your hosting company this will be done for you.

Step 4: Setup up your website to start using https:// rather than http://

You will need to update:

  • all your sites URLs
  • internal hyperlinks in your content
  • urls located in theme templates
  • urls located in theme css
  • urls located in theme scripts
  • CDN (Content Delivery Network) if you use this service

This will help you avoid mixed content errors – where some content is using http:// and some https://

Next there are a couple more things to look into

  • Social Shares numbers are reset
  • Random plugins may break
  • Update Google Search Console (previous WebMaster Tools)

Step 5: Test your site thoroughly

 

If this is something you are interested in, drop us a line and we would be more than happy to help.

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