Does Google like WordPress?

WordPress has been a platform of choice for many businesses and entrepreneurs. I think the last 7 designs I have done have all been on the wordPress platform. A number of clients will approach me and ask specifically for their design to be done in wordPress and clients who are not sure I will certainly try and steer them towards the wordPress direction. Continue reading

Tips to keep your website SEO friendly

Keeping your website in tune and SEO friendly can be a difficult task in this day and age, especially with all the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ you read about on the internet. SEO is very important in terms of today’s completive web world. There may be an error within your website or blogging process that could have a negative impact on your ranking! Continue reading

Business quiet? Then build your incoming enquiries via your website

Business quiet? So you have given up with sitting next to the phone and waiting for it to ring. The first initial course of action (after recovering from the hot sweated panic) is to actively get the team together and throw a few ideas about for a ‘Marketing Plan’. Maybe an advertisement shot in the local paper and a few thousand flyers to go out ‘door to door’. I don’t think that will save you in the long run! Continue reading

Analytical Tools you should be using for your website

With a change in economic trends and every business trying to find new income streams it’s time to review your website in detail. That does not mean phoning an SEO Company to come into the office and to spend a few days analysing your website information! You should be doing it yourself. Continue reading

How to Increase traffic to your website

If your serious about your website performance then you may have already taken a few steps to increase traffic to your website. You may have been approached by a number of SEO Companies requesting their Services. Reality Realisation may have come round 360 Degrees and hit you straight in the face like a ‘wet kipper’ when they have delivered the costings in a shiny silver folder to you. They don’t come cheap! Continue reading

The impact Social Networking will have on your website

Do I need it on my Website?

Once you have entered the Social Media Playground you won’t want to come home

In the present economic climate it is ever more important for website owners to analyse every aspect of increasing hits. More and more Business’s are realising the true value of social networking and how popular user driven sites like Flickr, Myspace, Twitter and Facebook can effectively attract new visitors to their websites. Continue reading

RIP SEO?

Is SEO dead?

Sixteen years later, it seems every ‘armchair Nostradamus’ with a base level of understanding of SEO feels qualified to call it’s time a death. The latest occurrence was by Tim Anderson for the Guardian who claimed in an article titled ‘SEO is dead. Long live social media optimisation’ that SEO is manipulation that will be replaced by social media optimisation, which he claims is more user-friendly. Continue reading

SEO – An introduction

To some SEO is full of magic and hidden processes that allow your website to be on page 1 of Google. The truth is that there are no hidden formula’s to SEO! basically its common sense. Every website has what we call ‘Page Authority’ and the more inward links from other websites linking to you the higher your page authority. The best way to achieve a good page authority is to start a campaign of completing blogs, article writing and actively participating in Social Networking on Twitter, Facebook and Linked-in. Continue reading

Google penalises for poor SEO

Matt Cutts from Google has included in his blogs that he intends to penalise websites that are ‘over optimised’ on back links, directory listings and inappropriate article submissions. I have kept my ears close to the ground on this issue and lately I have been reading a few horrific stories of the outcome. I don’t want to alarm or scaremonger but you will need to go out and find the facts for yourself and consider how it could impact on you if you are a website owner. Continue reading