SEO Lesson Two: choosing the right keywords

Hopefully you’ve read my first lesson and so are all over the basics of how SEO works and you know how to make sure your site is visible to search engines. This lesson is all about that sacred SEO grail – excellent use of keywords…. Identifying the right keywords takes a bit of (well used) […]

The Best Internet Hosts for UK based Companies

Howdy all and happy Friday (for those reading on a Friday – if you’re on Monday… tough luck!) In my previous blog post I explained just what hosting is and why you need it (read it here)… So now let’s get to the nitty gritty – which web host should you choose? There are lots […]

What is web hosting and why do I need it?

If you’re launching your first website – all the various mystical terms that float around that people assume you know all about can seem rather bewildering! Something that a lot of my web newbies don’t know much about is hosting. What is hosting? Do I need it? How much should I pay for it? What […]

SEO Lesson One: How it works and running a website health check

Howdy folks and welcome to your first instalment on how to ACE the google search engines and creep up their mythical heights… Not sure what SEO is? – Read my introduction here – then come back to do some hardass LEARNING. I know from talking to my lovely clients that people often feel scared / […]

What is SEO and how do I get good at it??

Uuuughghghghgh not another webby acronym… why can’t us geeky people just talk normally?! What the bejeezus is this SEO lark? Search Engine Optimisation is the answer…. No clearer? It basically means employing good practices in your website’s development and content that means google will prioritise where you appear on a search engines list of results […]

What is WordPress anyway??

So what is this mythical beast called WordPress? You’ve started looking into web design and you keep seeing the peculiar portmanteau splattered across the web, and people talking about it like it’s as obvious as sliced bread. In complex geek up their own bum speak – it’s an online, open source website creation tool written […]

How to create a direct link to your google reviews

Howdy fellow web comrade (and, I’m guessing, small business owner!) In this crowded small globe it’s often tough to be picked out of a line up. Certainly, as a designer the market is rammed with four eyed edgily dressed individuals all desperately howling ‘pick me!!! pick me!!!’. If you’re out there selling three legged one […]

Why should I use WordPress?

So I, like a lot of freelance designers out there, work primarily in wordpress. If you’ve been shopping around for a designer for your project you’ve probably heard this mystical name bandied about a lot… and you may well be asking yourself what the heck it is! I’m often explaining the perks of the platform […]

WordPress vs Squarespace (and others!)

A lot of my clients find me in order to ‘upgrade’ a site that they previously launched on one of those lovely ‘build your website’ sites that stalk you on facebook. Now don’t get me wrong – I think these sites are fab – I especially like Squarespace – whose clean designs suits modern tastes […]

How to find free images for your new website!

For a beautiful website, you need beautiful content – and the right image can often be more eloquent than the fiercest copy in terms of getting the right impression across of just how fabulous your business is… If you have enough money in your budget I’d always recommend getting some professional photos done – you […]