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CuCo Creative is an integrated branding, strategic, digital agency based in in the sunny Silicon South of Bournemouth, Dorset. We provide creative marketing and advertising solutions to the South Coast, stretching as far as London, UK! CuCo are members of the DBA and are both an RAR recommended and awarded agency. We are also a D&AD accredited marketing, digital, design, and branding agency! Our team are experts in delivering integrated marketing campaigns in all areas of branding, advertising, marketing, digital, E-commerce, design, web design & development, and WordPress, and offer a strategic approach to marketing consultancy.

Our creative marketing and design teams work together to delver a wide range of website development skills and a variety of marketing projects for your brand. Our digital services include 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 E-commerce websites.

CuCo are also a creative print management agency, offering a full colour lithographic through 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 integrated branding and marketing partner for the South West, without heavy London agency fees.

Our team are passionate about driving sales through creative marketing solutions, so whether your business needs to generate new leads, a brand refresh, or a website improvement, get in touch with us here at CuCo!

Whatever your marketing or advertising requirements may be, CuCo Creative have the branding expertise and marketing knowledge and experience to produce your next marketing campaign! Whatever your budget or your location, call CuCo today on 01202 911959 to discuss your brand!

 

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Has your site got an SSL certificate?

…if not, then your ranking may begin to suffer on Google.

What is SSL?

Most of us have seen sites that use SSL when we shop online. In your browser address bar, you will see a padlock, and at the start of the URL will be highlighted in green:

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SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security technology that creates an encrypted link between a server and the visitors browser — it also works with email servers and a mail client such as Outlook. The SSL will allow any sensitive information, such as credit card numbers and login credentials to be transmitted securely, thus making it difficult for anyone to use if they intercept this information.

How do I use SSL?

For browsers to interact with secured web servers using the SSL protocol, they need to use a SSL Certificate to be able to establish a secure connection between both ends. The SSL Certificates has a key pair: a public and a private key – which work together to create the encrypted connection.

These certificates can be purchased and installed onto your server easily -all you need to do is contact your hosting company to discuss it with them. If your site is hosted with CuCo, just drop your account handler an email and they will happily talk it through with you.

But my site is not eCommerce, do I still need one?

Well, two main reasons:

Google announced that SSL would become a ranking signal – although a small one at first – but for a long time now, Google has been an advocate of Internet security, and all signs demonstrate that SSL certificates will most likely become a more highly- weighted signal in the future.

Secondly, browsers such as Chrome are making changes to their UI that would alert users to non-secure sites. For example they will soon begin displaying a red “X” in the address bar for sites that aren’t secured via SSL. This will give your visitors a negative experience when visiting your site as they will believe it is unsafe.

Key-Points While Using an SSL Certificate As Recommended By Google

• Choose the type of certificate that you require: multi-domain, single, or wildcard certificate

•Use 2048-bit key certificates

• Use relative URLs for resources which reside on the same secure domain

• Permit the indexing of your webpages by search engines where applicable. Sidestep the no index robots Meta tag

•Never block your HTTPs website from crawling using robots

•Use protocol relative Universal Resource Locators (URLs) for all other domains.

 

We hope to see more websites using HTTPS in the future. Let’s all make the web more secure!

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