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Dec, 2015

Choose your marketing words wisely!

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I’ve always prided myself on someone who thinks before they act and is acutely aware of people’s behavioural messages and mood. However, in an email when you are trying to be all marketing like, uber cool and salesy, it can be a much more difficult skill to get right. As I found out the other day. Now, I do not consider myself a sales person nor an expert in marketing words so to speak. No, I am a business person with a business background who learned about web design and digital […]

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May, 2015

Google mobile update SEO change – be prepared

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So, happy with your website? Enjoying the great ranking position you’ve managed to achieve over the years with SEO? Ready for the Google Mobile Update?! Yes, it’s coming and we suspected it might but maybe not so quickly. Up to now, Google has always focused on websites in the traditional sense i.e. sites that you view on a PC. That however, is about to change. In the last year, more internet searches have taken place through mobile devices than any other device type. More people now use their mobile phone […]

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Dec, 2014

5 Must Haves in marketing for small business

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Marketing for small business – Top 5 Tips Wouldn’t it be nice to run a full page spread in the Telegraph, or produce a TV ad shown on national television? That would sure help your business eh. Ah dream on 😛 Let’s bounce back down to earth for a bit and look at what’s reality in our world of marketing for small business. The truth is that over 70% of UK businesses are small with less than 5 employees and turnover under £100k. That’s turnover, not profit, that’s much less. […]

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Dec, 2014

Save money and get cheap website design

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  Get cheap website design with these simple steps So, my thinking is that this post will be read by plumbers, builders, beauty salons, nail bars, sandwich bars and that kind of small business that all typically want a high quality website but a cheap website design price. If you are a much bigger business then this may not really apply as it’s likely you have in-house people to do your designing and liaising with web agencies. So, if you’re still reading, I’ll assume you think the post is for […]

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Nov, 2014

Changed website hosting and lost my entire site

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Don’t get caught out by website hosting renewals This was a situation we had with a client recently. They’ve been wanting to move their website hosting from their current web host to a new one. We spent some time advising them on which hosting provider and package would suit their needs. Once we found a suitable one we offered them the choice of setting up the webhost for them or they could set it up themselves if they felt confident. Needless to say they did it themselves and a few days […]

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Nov, 2014

Choosing a website designer that is right for you

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Choosing a website designer (updated from 2009 article) Ok so this article is about choosing a website designer, but let me start with a story first. I had an interesting call from a lady some time back asking to speak to David something or other from Google. I politely explained that we weren’t in fact Google, but merely a clever little web design and seo company that prayed on people looking to contact Google!! Ok so that’s a little bit elaborate! Anyway, this lady asked me if I knew how to […]

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Nov, 2014

Learning Search Engine Optimization (SEO) yourself – DIY

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Welcome to the first step in learning search engine optimization (SEO) for yourself. If you are reading this article then you are likely to be someone who: Already has a website Has the time to invest in optimizing your website Isn’t earning enough to afford professional seo….yet! Ok so, my name is Andy Hughes and I’ve been doing SEO in one fashion or another for around 8 years, which by my reckoning and the speed at which things change, makes me a veteran. That make’s me feel old and I’m not, […]

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Nov, 2014

Should I use doorway pages on my website?

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I’ve been asked a number of times over the last 6 months or so about “doorway pages”, mostly by people who have them but don’t realise it. Largely they don’t realise because they don’t understand what they are and what the implications are of using them. Doorway pages (sometimes mistakingly referred to as landing pages) are simply spammy pages where the content is pretty much similar for different parts of your website. These are used to try and put you on page one of google for just about any term […]

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Nov, 2014

How to space boxes in html web forms

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This has to be one of the most frustrating things going – designing and perfecting html forms. How many people have ended up with some less than attractive looking thing because they had to accept they just couldn’t do anything with it. And it’s not even the grand things like hiding emails to avoid spamming or creating captchas. No it’s getting space between those blasted text boxes! Why am I talking about this now? Well because I had cause to create some whitespace between the rows of a form the […]

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Nov, 2014

There is just no logic to SEO

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Try as we might to understand the ins and outs of seo, we are never really entirely sure because we aren’t google. So we test things out, play around with scenarios and see if anything correlates well. If it does, chances are its a good thing to do generally. So its bloody annoying when you see something that defies any logic based on what you know to work and what you’ve been told by google. Google webmaster guidelines have said for quite some time that all web pages should have […]

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