Search Engine Optimisation

Some of the search engine optimisation results we’ve acheived for our web design clients

November 29, 2012

In this short video, I talk about search engine optimisation and some of the results I have achieved for my clients. As a web designer, I’m often asked if I ‘do SEO’. The short answer is yes. In fact, I’ve been doing SEO since before we had a name for […]

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Understanding website link popularity

February 18, 2011

Link Popularity is the term used to describe how many websites link to your website. It is an important part of search engine marketing as many search engines factor link popularity into their search algorithms. A good link popularity can help you get high rankings in the search engines. Many […]

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Search engine optimisation tips for website owners

February 18, 2011

If you asked five search-engine-optimisation experts how they would optimise your website, you would probably get five quite different replies, as every expert has their own ideas about the ‘web recipe’ that Google in particular is looking for. However, there are optimisation methods that are widely accepted, and a good […]

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How to use SEO to get a return on your website investment

February 18, 2011

You can get a return on your search engine optimisation investment through: Increased sales. More newsletter subscribers. More visitors to your website. More emails and enquiries. High website conversion rates The majority of websites are found through the top three search engines, which are Google, Yahoo and MSN. People searching […]

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Do you need search engine optimisation?

February 18, 2011

Though it sounds like SEO experts should optimize search engines, what they really do is optimize websites so they perform well in the search engines. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) involves making very specific changes to a website’s content and HTML coding, to help improve the website’s ranking on the search […]

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An introduction to website search engine optimisation

February 18, 2011

Website optimisation includes search engine optimisation and search engine marketing and making your website more persuasive and useful. Off-line marketing can bring visitors to your site, but to get the most out of your website you need to be highly visible on the search engines. Website optimisation will give you […]

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Simple Design Rules for your Website

October 15, 2008

What constitutes a good website design can be very subjective but there are some simple design rules that everyone instinctively recognises even if they are not conscious of them. Follow these rules and your website will impress your visitors and most importantly your design won’t get in the way of […]

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Quick Tips to Increase your Online Visibility

October 15, 2008

A primary goal of any business website is to be highly visible online for your target market.  To achieve this you need to rank within the top ten in Google for your industry keyword search phrases  and have links on relevant websites (such as web portals or website directories). To […]

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Sticky Note Project Management

October 18, 2007

I used this fairly basic but highly effective method of project management to work out how to get a rather large website live within a few weeks. It was a daunting prospect but once it was all on the wall it was suddenly manageable. This is also a great way […]

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MyLive Search – Can it find my most recent post?

October 1, 2007

Well, yes it did – the test was with my Christchurch daily photo blog and a post published half an hour before the search. Click on the thumbnail to see the results (my photo blog is highlighted in yellow) The only thing I was not too keen on, was that […]

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Christchurch SEO Update

September 27, 2007

Well, a few weeks back I posted about my goal to move up in the ranks for Christchurch SEO.  I’m now ranked at number 1 and number 2 for this phrase. Number one is my corporate site and number 2 is this blog. I’m pretty happy with that.

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