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.