How Web Designers and WordPress Developers Can Get Clients Online

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I have worked with over 200 clients who've contacted me though this site since 2006. It always amazes me how WordPress developers especially don't use WordPress to get more work. Stick with me on this one. There's a lot of good stuff here about what works NOW, even though SEO, Google and online behavior has changed so much in the last decade. Keyword research Have a … [Read more...]

Build Your Brand – Dominate Google Results For Your Name

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I am very lucky. I am currently experiencing the universe in 2013 from a desk in London as “Rob Cubbon”. If, however, my surname was “Smith”, I wouldn’t be so lucky. In case you haven’t noticed, things are changing. We now live in a highly connected economy. 20 years ago, I may have made a few phone calls and written a few letters, thus connecting with maybe a … [Read more...]

Web Design Business Owner, Matt Shuey

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The latest in my oh-so remarkable series of interviews with design business owners is a great one. OK, I know I keep saying that but this one is great, believe me. http://youtu.be/1H6N22DHVyE The fantastic thing about this interview was that I didn't really know Matt Shuey before I spoke to him. We were introduced via Google+ which is becoming a remarkable place to … [Read more...]

SEO for the Small Business

SEO for the Small Business

Small business owners may be required to do many things. Selling, accounting, marketing ... yes. But, master the dark arts of SEO? Surely not! You should, of course, be concentrating on creating the best products and providing the best services. That's a "given." But there is a reliable way of creating an ongoing stream of income. This is to use internet marketing … [Read more...]

How To Build A Website For A Client

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I have been designing and developing websites for my graphic design clients for over 7 years. It's not always been easy and every client is different. But I have learned some "best practices" which I would like to share here. Anyone can create a website... It's never been easier to create a website. Anyone can go to WordPress.com and set one up in seconds. There are also … [Read more...]

Google’s Penguin Update – What It Means For Web Designers

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Google's search results are ranked by a combination of hundreds of different factors that are arranged into an algorithm which is being constantly changed and monitored. Recently, there has been a major update to the algorithm that has sent the SEO world into a spin and that update is named Penguin. Of course, I have always advocated blogging for business by attracting … [Read more...]

How To Get Your Business To The Top Of Google

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How do you get your website in front of as many eyeballs as possible? How do you expose your products and services to the world? The answer is, of course, to get to the top of the Google search results. Keyword research and competitor analysis Don't stop reading just because it's a boring subheading!!! This is actually very exciting, because you can find out how many … [Read more...]

How to Drive Traffic from LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is a professional social networking site and has just surpassed 100 million users. Nearly 60% of LinkedIn users hold executive-level or consultant positions therefore it has the highest percentage of decision-makers than any other social network. LinkedIn is growing at roughly one million new members every week, the equivalent of one joining every second. As with … [Read more...]

Marketing your business with a website and social media

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If investment banks can break the economy; small businesses can start the healing process. Now that start up costs are lower than ever, thousands of talented and skilled individuals who are frustrated by lack of corporate opportunity will do what they've always wanted and become their own boss. However, many small businesses are using old methods of marketing – leaflet … [Read more...]

15 essential tasks to complete after installing WordPress

15 essential tasks after installing WordPress

WordPress is a blog publishing platform that can be used to run many different types of website. Every time I install WordPress I run through the same geeky routine to ensure that it is well-functioning and easily discovered. So, aside from the theme (the way the website looks) and the content (what the website says) these are my next steps after installing … [Read more...]

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