Friday, 7 October 2011
www.funkypigeon.com - Personalised greetings cards website
www.comfy-living.co.uk - UK's lowest prices on futons, beds and furniture
1weekSEO organic results : Google.co.uk page 1 results for many terms and even position 1 for 'chair beds'
This is for www.comfy-living.co.uk who also rank 1st in the UK for 'chairbeds' 'foam cube beds' and 'foam cube' and have page 1 positions for the single keywords 'futons' 'futon' and the term 'futon next day delivery'
www.firebarriersupplies.co.uk - Online store for fire retardent materials
www.mydate.me.uk - Speed dating and singles events in Weston-super-Mare, Bristol, Somerset and the South West
www.mrcarrier.com - Cheap eBay courier price comparison site
www.ecoscent.com - Organic candle and scent online store
www.excelaccountancysolutions.co.uk - Qualified accountant in Wigan
www.kitchenandhomesolutions.co.uk - Bespoke design and installation of kitchens
www.pcmedic.co.uk - Laptop repair in Solihull, Birmingham
www.cakeclassesglasgow.co.uk [also built this website]
www.aboutthegirl.co.uk - Feminine mastectomy swimwear and underwear
www.leicestercleaners.com - From window cleaning to pressure washing patios
www.iamstaggered.com - Online wedding magazine for men
www.latenighttales.co.uk - Music website with news and downloads
www.ginacollett.co.uk - Wellness beauty clinic in London
www.changerecruitmentservices.co.uk - Finance recruitment specialist in Weston-super-Mare
www.agelessperfection.co.uk - Botox, semi permanent makeup and beauty in Weston-super-Mare
www.futon-style.co.uk (Adsense parked domain)
www.stkphotography.co.uk - London based photographer specialising in portraits and weddings
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
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Below is a snapshot of traffic to a site that I was responsible for in January 2010.
The spike is from the power of social networking site Twitter and a free giveaway of a pocket 2010 diary. This went viral online and traffic spiked from 600 average hits to over 6,400 in one day!
So, you want Google page 1?
The sooner people get over the idea of "top of google" as being a definition of SEO, the better. But it DOESN'T suit all businesses, just as other mediums don't. It's real, it's here to stay and for most businesses who plan correctly it can be hugely profitable.
With a brand new website, position 1/2 in Google is achievable (in free organic search) with keyword research and regular emarketing I'd say 6 months in all honesty. I'm not going to lie about this and anyone who says different will just be taking your hard earned cash! However - with Adwords I can get you to google page one in a matter of hours. What adword daily budget would you set yourself?
I have worked with new sites and currently work full time on contract for a company who launched in October 2009, 39 hours a week just to put it into perspective the man hours involved are substantial.
SEO tasks include:
- Installation and reporting of Google Analytics
- Submission of URL to Google Webmaster tools, and code installed into your site to verify
- Similar code verification for Alexa, Yahoo, Bing
- Adwords reporting, keyword researching
- Directory submission with full lisiting and photos, images, information
- Article writing (500 words) submitting to article sites and press release sites
- Blog creation on wordpress, Blog on Google (blogspot)
- Google maps directory verification and submission
- DMOZ submission
- Posting on forums, creating identities
- URL submission using a tool for global search engines
- Facebook, Twitter, social networking accounts, creating proper profiles
- Setting up Google Alerts for competitors and your own URL to track appearance on the internet
- Meta tags and meta description for your website, Alt tags on images, proofreading for grammar etc
- Web page copy composition in a style to suit your site
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Some web addresses help you understand the structure of the site and how the specific page fits into the site hierarchy. For example, consider a search for the biography of Vint Cerf (Google's Internet Evangelist). The URL for one result, "www.google.com/corporate/execs.html," shows that the page is located in a page about "execs," under "corporate," which is on the "google.com" site. This can provide valuable context when deciding whether to click on the result.
Often, however, URLs are too long, too short, or too obscure to add useful information. For example, consider this result from ProductWiki for the query:
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Official Google Blog: New site hierarchies display in search results
When I first started to use Twitter for my company I was posting discount vouchers constantly, adding random people I didn't know and repeat postings from a Word document I had created, allowing me to copy and paste previous tweets without getting RSI.
Then I downloaded Tweetdeck - I really recommend this free software (it will auto shorten URLs and you can add photos and pitures with a drag & drop). After then I realised, how uninteresting I must be, who wants to be bombarded with repetitious discount codes for a product you don't specifically need at that time.
I learned the basics of Twitter:
- Names are preceeded with '@'
- E.g. - senting out a tweet to Thefunkypigeon will not show up on their page, it needs to be @Thefunkypigeon
- RT = Re-Tweet, repeating some else's post and crediting them by mentioning their name
- # the hash symbol represents a group, e.g. I am interested in any local tweets, so I have #bristol and #somerset saved on tweetdeck
- # groups that are being tweeted about (by mentioning this in your post) that are the most popular are called "Trending Topics"
A regular trending topic is #FF or #FollowFriday where tweeps looking to increase their followers will RT their follower's names in their posts and the circle goes on - here's an example:
Here's some great tweeps for #FF @somerset1 @bristol2 @personalised This really helps increase your followers, because they join in with the #FollowFriday they WANT to follow and be followed.
Another tip is to follow a tweeter called 'goodbyebuddy' which will notify you daily when anyone chooses to 'unfollow' you, this will help you understand how to make your audience stay with your tweets
I faded out the promo tweets and started to interact directly with local tweeters, and tweeters who have similar business, by re-tweeting their promotional tweets, effectively helping out their reach, and with good success. In the first 2 weeks of using Twitter, I had appeared on local radio and booked an advertisement in an eshot who I would have otherwise never come across before. You can also tweet to advertise #jobs or #vacancies online, real time, for free.
I hope this you have found this useful as I should have researched Twitter before I went barging in full steam ahead. One twitterer said there are 3 golden rules on Twitter which I adapted slightly:
30% Personal tweets and observations
30% links to interesting, pertinant articles and webpages
30% Promoting aspects about your own business / services
That leaves 10% to do what you like - for me it's following celebrities and replying to their tweets, and tweeting about trending topics...
Hope this was good reading, please feel free to leave a comment.
You can follow me on Twitter @SEOukSomerset
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