Thursday, 2 July 2009

video

Video gives your website the edge and shows potential clients what you are offering quickly and easily and now we can embed your youtube or google video (or any other video sharing website) within your own website.

A good example of this is here
video

This is an optional extra for most websites but is included in our premium and premium plus website package, full details of which are found here:
website packages

Monday, 15 June 2009

facebook urls

facebook have given their members personal urls and I am now
facebook.com/essexwebdesigner

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

domain names

recently been talking about domain names with clients, sometimes its hard to get a 'decent' website name that ticks all the right boxes of easy to remember (the radio test), relevant, contain one or more important keywords to your site (SEO optimised) and does contain a trademark.

You will find that nearly all one and two word domains are taken or have been bought and are for sale, even two word hyphenated domains are hard to get nowdays but more commonly we are buying two word hypenated website domain names for our clients that contain the geographical location of their business.

recently we have:

essex-web-designers.co.uk
essex-wedding-car.co.uk
essex-steam-cleaning.co.uk
essex-personal-assistant.co.uk
essexcleaningcompany.co.uk

google / yahoo have hinted that their is some seo value in having your target keywords in your domain name so if you are in yahoo and search for web designer essex you will see that we are the first choice (we believe that yahoo give more weighting in their search algorithm for domain name keywords)

so we will continue to use 2 and 3 word essex or area related hypenated domain names as it seems to meet all the criteria and in the light of the fact that 'all the best ones are gone' we can only continue to do this as we dont believe in spending money on domain names, as its a cost a new business doesnt need before making any money, thats said at the right price some domain names would be attractive (especially if they have a static rank / page rank associated with them and they are > 2years old)

another reason for using hyphens, you may end up with

www.whorepresents.com who represents
www.expertsexchange.com experts exchange
www.penisland.net pen island
therapistfinder.com therapist finder
molestationnursery.com mole station nursery - now sadly closed
gasheating.co.uk gas heating
powergenitalia.com powergen italia

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Day out today

Delicious Webdesign are attending Internet World exhibition at Earls Court

Monday, 27 April 2009

Google Ranking

After completing a website redesign and SEO project we managed to achieve improved Search Engine results for our client http://www.arrowvintagecars.co.uk/

Position 1 for wedding cars essex

as well as getting them in the top 5 of the Google Local business search for a huge variety of valuable search terms

The SEO program has only been going for 1 month so we are hoping for more improvements as the months go on

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Updates

Ecommerce
Can now take deposits and full payments for website design and SEO work online using both the new Google and Paypal ecommerce functionality

Online Support / Chat
We are now using the new online chat software and if you want to chat with us online you can find the new button on the front of our websites
http://www.delicious-webdesign.com/
http://www.essex-web-designers.co.uk/
http://www.webdesign4essex.co.uk/

No more spam
All new websites will be built with captcha image verification checks for email forms to avoid any more spam in our client's inbox.

Friday, 6 March 2009

New Site launched with great initial rankings



new site google.co.uk rankings
these are acceptable for a new site that has just been launched in a very competitive field
site http://www.crown-chauffeurs.co.uk/
1st (directory) 11th, 12th and Google Local Business centre london security chauffeur
4th, 5th and 7th(directory) essex security chauffeur
You can see that most results have two pages thats good and a result of 'deep' longtail searches and only there due to the detail thats been added for the services and cars in terms of text and images

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Search market share

Was recently contacted by a Yahoo sales person about advertising and ended up amazed at his lack of search engine knowledge and had to correct his facts, and vocabulary regarding search engines.

In particular he kept telling me that yahoo has the majority of the business enquiry search engine traffic regarding the local business traffic, he quoted Yahoo having 16% market share where recently I had been reading that their market share was at an all time low as shown in the figures reported last month by hitwise.

Rank Search Engine Volume
1. www.google.co.uk 76.00%
2. www.google.com 14.32%
3. uk.search.yahoo.com 2.76%
4. www.live.com 2.01%

After I directed him to these stats he said 'I can tell you for a fact that these figures are wrong' at that point i told him that his credibility was questionable.

I love people that phone businesses all day long trying to help up (telesales, by any other name) and have dealt with many regarding lots of issues but I do expect them to have some facts and integrity when dealing with 'sales leads'

Friday, 16 January 2009

impressive results

More recent goog seo results here one from a brand new (3 week old site)
car scrap yard (car disposals)

yahoo search number 1 for car disposals essex
as well as being number 1 for car disposals
www.car-disposals.co.uk


and one for a long term seo project with 3 sites that offer padi instructor courses in phuket, thailand
www.indepth-instructions.com
www.idcphuket.com
www.idcthailand.com

yahoo search 2 sites in top 10 for padi idc phuket (positions 5 and 6)

google.co.uk search where all 3 sites in the top ten for padi idc phuket (pos 2,4 and 9)

google.com search all 3 site in top 10 for padi idc phuket (positions 2,4 and 9 but with the natural search the top two sites have two places each as they both have two pages listed for that search term)

and another ...
yahoo ranking number 1 for essex dance schools

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Essex companies and their new websites

Local companies often ask me about what we can do for them and generally tell them to have a look at a couple of other Essex based company websites we have done recently and see how well they appear in the searches for them

Here is a list of our most recent websites


This includes
Newhaven roofing is only 1 month old and not 100% complete but already ranks number 2 for the search term 'essex roofing'
Google Search

Manorway autos are the 5th choice in the whole of essex for 'car repairs essex'
Google Search

Essex Steam Cleaning feature 7 times (including number 1 and 2 position) on one page of Google results for 'essex steam cleaning'
Google Search
They feature for their own website and then for other directories that they feature in, this is organic search only and not the Paid for Searches !

These sites are under 3 months old so a good example of what can be achieved

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Number 1 in Essex

we have recently been reviewed as the Number 1 Website design Company in Essex by FreeIndex website
Freeindex Reviews of Essex Website Designers