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Google Partner

As one of the leading and most-trusted full-service digital agencies in the country, iManila has reached another milestone by receiving the most-coveted Google Partner Badge!

An achievement both local and global digital agencies go after, receiving a Google Partner Badge is a feat that’s far from easy.

In order to get a Google Partner badge, companies undergo specific skill certifications, must meet Google ad spend requirements and deliver solid overall ad revenue and growth by maintaining and growing their client base.

So how can this benefit you and your company?

By partnering with a Google Partner agency like iManila, you are assured that the people working with you are experts in the field who can run effective Google Ad campaigns for your brand.

iManila is committed to continuously innovating and improving the digital marketing skills and expertise needed to help our clients reach their goals, and this badge is just one of the many testimonies to that commitment.

If you’re looking for an agency to help you manage and run data-driven Google Ad campaigns, you can get in touch with our digital marketing team at iManila.

Call us today at +63 2 490 0000 or email us at info@imanila.ph.

iManila’s PISO HOSTING Promo is Now Available!

 

WEB HOSTING SERVICE ~ For you to keep up to the speed in this fast-paced digital world, you need first to have a solid foundation that can provide the availability and stability that you need. Aside from the experience and expertise, one thing must also take in consideration, the expenses. That combination is what makes iManila’s web hosting service the perfect one. With its more than 20 years of experience and expertise in providing reliable internet services, you can count on iManila to provide a 99.95% uptime and availability, day-in, day out.

The catch here is, you can enjoy a year of iManila’s Gold Hosting Package in just ONE PESO. Yes, a single peso can let you experience the best web and email hosting in the Philippines. With 20 GB disk storage space, and 100 GB monthly data transfer, iManila can provide the web hosting service that your business requires.

Transferring hosting server has never been this easy. All you need to do is to avail iManila’s Gold Hosting Package for 24 months and pay your total package cost for two years, amounting to Php 6,001.00 all in one full payment. And that’s it! One peso for your first 12 months.

 

Here’s how you can avail of this exclusive promo in just three (3) easy steps:

1) Order directly online our Gold Hosting Package

       STEP 1. Transfer your domain by typing it in the space given.

       STEP 2. Fill out the form on the next page and make sure to indicate necessary notes if you have one. Also, choose the payment mode available to you. Either Bank deposit, Paypal or Payment Pick-up.

2) Pay your two years (24 months) package cost (amounting to Php 6,001.00) in full.

3) And you can now transfer your hosting to us, with your first 12 months for just one (1) peso.

Note: This applies to hosting transfer only. Any additionals like domain purchase and premium tech support service are considered premium and shall be billed separately.

 

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Sounds a good deal to you?

 

ORDER NOW

 

Promo is extended until October 30, 2017

 

Reminders:       

For those who will pay via PayPal, your account shall be automatically processed after providing your PayPal account details on the next page.

For Bank Deposit, you will see the bank account numbers of iManila where you can deposit your payment. Upon sending your deposit, your account will be processed within 24 hours. You can send your deposit slip via billing@imanila.ph or through your created account in this portal. You can also fax it to (02) 634-5139.

For Pickup payment, iManila shall base your billing address on the details you’ve provided on the form. Expect a verification call from us about the date of the pickup and the time and date of account activation.

 

From 2015 to 2016, Google has gradually rolled out the Mobilegeddon – a series of updates aimed to index and rank websites that are mobile-friendly. This update prompts most website owners to make sure their websites are responsive to the screen sizes of mobile devices.

With a few things going around the Google SERPs in the past weeks like FRED and other ranking changes, SEO experts have buried again in their desk figuring out what could be done to adapt to these algorithmic changes in the SERP. Until recently, Google confirmed that it is starting to roll out the mobile-first indexing in July.

Mobile-centric Culture

In the past years when the primary device to browse websites are the desktops and laptops, Google crawlers crawl and index websites based on their performance on the desktop. But as the lifestyle of being on-the-go become the new norm, people started to be mobile. The usage of mobile gadgets has increased drastically, especially in terms of personal searches. A year ago, Google announced that 60% of global searches were from mobile devices.

Other vital contributing factors are smartphone cost and internet connectivity. These two supports oxygen to heat up the usage of smartphones. With the continuous evolution of specifications, and rationalization of smartphone and data cost, people are more and more pushed towards mobile.

Mobile-first indexing

To support the increasing activity using mobile, Google has started to be a devout evangelist of better mobile experience. And other evidence of their commitment to this crusade is the release of mobile-first indexing on top of the mobilegeddon in 2015.

Mobile-first indexing is a little different and less disruptive than the mobilegeddon. It aims to prioritized indexing and ranking of websites based on their collective mobile presence. If mobilegeddon prioritized ranking based on mobile-responsiveness, mobile-first focuses on compliance and equivalence.

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Should I get worried about my current ranking?

If you are worried about your current SEO, you might be asking yourself whether that worry is qualified or not, and here’s the answer:

 YES and NO

YES – if you have a mobile version, but don’t deliver as a good as the desktop version

NO – If you are mobile-responsive and delivers valuable content, or with a mobile version that is equally the same with the desktop version.

Another issue that would cross your mind is, will affect my ranking and traffic?

Answer: There might be no great impact on the rankings, but there is in traffic. Remember the premise of having a mobile version which disconnects the user experience when one jumps from desktop to mobile? Well, that one can have a greater impact on traffic.

The bottom-line of mobile-first indexing is to make mobile searches better for all users, and that includes consistent user experience across devices.

Why do you need an SSL Certificate?

 

The demand for data security these days is increasing as e-commerce sites and social media networks continue to grow at faster rate. You cannot go online completely without having to log in your important details and credentials. From as simple as subscribing to a webinar to as confidential as online shopping and e-banking, a netizen has to log in their credentials. This particular setup has online phishers and hackers drooling.

For some users, sharing information is not a big deal. However, there is a huge portion of the global community who take these matters seriously as incidents of identity theft and malicious activities have gone on the rise.

On the other hand, businesses and organizations who ask for personal information from their users must protect their user’s information by securing their website against online theft. And this challenges most of the online sellers and e-commerce sites regardless of the extent of their daily online transactions. And that is what SSL addresses – data encryption.

What is SSL?

According to GlobalSign.com, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic (secretly written) key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol like this:  2017-03-09_105446 and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.

Different Levels of SSL Validation

Secure Socket Layer certificates vary depending on the level of encryption needed to be implemented on the website. And there are some trust indicators that you can see in the address bar of the browser about SSL certificate of a certain website:

Standard SSLs are classified into two:

 – Domain Validation SLL:

Domain Validation is the basic form of SSL certification which automatically signals the browser that the connection between the server and the browser is secured using SSL certificate, thus a change in the standard HTTP to HTTPS.

EXAMPLE:           2017-03-10_131942    Domain-validation

– Organization Validation SSL:

The organizational SSL Validation is a high assurance SSL certificate that provides instant identity confirmation of the organization owning the website and a stronger SSL protection. It activates a green browser padlock and HTTPS. When you click on the trust indicator padlock, it will reveal the corporate or organization identity of the website owner.

EXAMPLE: Organizational-Validation-Incapsula

Extended validation is the highest level of data encryption of the three. This activates both the padlock, “https” and the green address bar in all major web browsers.

EXAMPLE:  imanila-extended-validation

 

Why do you need to get SSL now?

In line with their mission to promote secured browsing and responsible data protection, Google just recently updated their Chrome browser with a security feature that flags unsecured websites. Yes, you heard that right!

Have you noticed the left-most part of your address bar that indicates whether a site is safe or not? That is exactly what the update is all about. So imagine yourself as a business owner with an unsecured website. Every time audience goes to your website and sees no trust indicator, all your marketing efforts will go to waste.

Why? Because your business bottom-line – which is conversion – is not fulfilled.

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Firefox also moved towards a safer online browsing

It was just a few months back when Google updated their Chrome with security plug-in that flags websites that are not secured. This time, Firefox moved forward with the same goal – to promote a safer online browsing.

Firefox will display a gray lock icon with a red strike-through in the address bar when a login page you’re viewing does not have a secure connection. This is to inform you that if you enter your password it could be stolen by eavesdroppers and attackers.

This is a new feature that is available starting in Firefox version 51. Starting in Firefox version 52, you will also see a warning message when you click inside the login box to enter a username or password.

 

Don’t wait for that moment

Don’t wait for the updates to completely roll-out before moving to HTTPS. The right time to secure your website and your users is now. iManila offers a wide range of web security from SSL Certification (HTTPS) to Malware removal.

SSL (secure socket layer) is all about website security. Give your clients more reason to trust your brand online with iManila’s SSL certifications. With this standard security technology, you’ll be able to provide your market the guarantee they need to feel secure about any transaction they make on your website.

Remember, security is all about trust, and trust means business.

Secure your the website now with iManila. Contact us to learn more.

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