Wednesday 16 December 2009

Search Engine Optimisation

The little green man is Paul - he will be optimising your website todayWe are offering a new search engine optimisation service to enhance the number and quality of people visiting your site by improving your success in relevant organic search listings (Google etc). 

There have been some changes in this area recently and that is why it is even more important that certain things are done correctly.

Unlike some companies who will promise you the earth, give artificial guarantees and look for monthly fees, we simply have a one off fee to bring your site up to the latest SEO standards for content and structure and give you the highest chance of good rankings for relevant searches.

The fee depends on the size of your site but most can be optimised starting from as little as £180 depending on the size and scope of the job.

If you would like to find out more or discuss how we could enhance your search listing and increase visitors to your site, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

Blogging with Google Docs

Testing out publishing to our blog using Google Docs!  Who'dve thought it could do that?!

With image support to boot!

Although Google Docs isn't a patch on Windows Live Writer as a blogging tool, there don't seem to be very many decent blogging clients for the Apple Mac platform - and fewer still which are free.  In lieu of a Windows Live Writer for Mac I think that Google Docs might be the solution we've been looking for to allow Mac users to write sexier posts!

There are a few limitations however such as:

  • Although image resizing is available in the interface it just squashes the original image rather than resizing it into a smaller file. This could catch out some users.
  • There is no facility to open posts previously posted to a blog by other users.
  • No support for Alt tags on images.
  • No support for tagging of posts, snippets and other familiar blog features (Google Docs is a word processor after all).

Overall, the WYSIWYG interface, rich text tools and good (albeit not perfect) support of images make this a tool which is significantly better than other free blogging tools on the Mac platform.

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Love geeks

Today Jake told me he had enabled “blacklisting support” on all our servers which to you an I means HUGELY less junk mail in all the inboxes for people who email host with us!!

Fantastic :)


Monday 16 November 2009

Brochures don’t market…

Buca - why? Because I love her... A lot of our clients start off thinking that they want an online brochure. We always ask the question “why” – why do you want a website, what do you want it to do. I think being so geographically remote from the nation’s commercial hubs has resulted in Cornwall having less exposure to professional marketing, and this is why people have less knowledge of the sales process and the role of their web site in it.

We spend a lot of time helping our clients understand what it is they are actually selling… how they are different and what the role of their website is… inevitably it is ultimately to drive a sale or create an opportunity… informing, demonstrating, explaining are simply steps on that sales ladder.

It makes our job a lot more fulfilling however as the majority of our clients are able to experience a significant step change in the impact of their new website on their business.

Ocean Magic and NS Boards for example have been getting a large number of orders directly from their website that would otherwise have gone to competitors. Got to love it when a plan comes together!

Monday 9 November 2009

New logo for PaTCAG

PATCAGThis logo was based on a design by a local school kid called Matt Alcock. His design was selected from several entries from local school children at the PaTCAG AGM held at Padstow School. I had the job of taking his design and converting it into a working logo – came out pretty well we think :)

Summer of 2008

2008_071708June0021 Probably my last summer on the beach... Thanks to Nimmo, Sammy, Oli, Craig, Bobby and the rest of the boys for making it a fun one despite the brutal weather...

Buy one get one free!

strattoncreber Well as if Cornwall estate agents hadn't hit the bottom of the credibility list with their persistent high valuations in the face of a declining market, they have now started to apply retail marketing techniques to try and drum up some business! How long before it's "buy one get one free" ?



Sometimes you just want to go nuts…

Squirrel outside the office window going for it…