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Jun 21, 2017

Initially we will be looking at what your businesses online aims are and how to portray your business online. 

For website structure we will be discussing your areas of business, then I'll be able to build an initial flow diagram of the various sections and pages that will be on your website.

Content for each page and section will be required.  This is one of the most important elements of your website so spending time here is key.  A good website is a website with good content that informs the visitor about your product and makes them want to email you or pick up the phone and make that order or enquiry!  Take time to put together good descriptive text regarding your service or products to entice people. Content of your website has always been important, but the key shifts in how your website is viewed by search engines has made it all the more important in giving you're website authoritative status.

Pictures - if you have product images, that's great, we can start by using those, or images of your premises if you are a business that operates from a workshop for example.  If getting images is tricky for your line of work then there are two routes we can go down.  Using stock photo's is one way to go - though I feel this is a last resort as they will be impersonal and often you find you are using the same image as any number of other businesses (Plus stock photo's usually stand out a mile, how many lifestyle family type pics can there be!).  Having good photos of your specific product, staff and premises give your website you're own identity.  At it's most simplest, this may mean taking plenty of images of your business and letting me choose the most suitable for specific pages.

 

Jun 19, 2017

Might seem a silly question, but it's always worth checking your domain name is actually yours.  Here at Noise Media your domain name if we register one for you will be registered in YOUR name.

Over the years though we have come across businesses who's domain name may be registered to now defunct web design companies, old staff members, or someone not connected with the business at all, just someone who registered the domain as a favour at some point!

The best case scenario if you are not actually the owner of your domain is that the person the domain name is registered to is happy to give access to the domain so that changes can be made when they are needed and control can be taken (that may involve an official change at the domain registry to get your name down as the official owner).  If the person the domain name is actually registered to doesn't play ball, things can get tricky - they may 'offer' you your own domain a premium rate so you can then 'own' it, or may not respond at all.  It's easy to check who is actually registered as the official owner of a domain, for .UK domains checkout the Nominet website as they are the official holders of all domain info for .uk's and there are numerous websites that will do a domain lookup for you to get domain information.

Look after your domain - and your domain will look after you!

 

Jun 21, 2017

Initially we will be looking at what your businesses online aims are and how to portray your business online. 

For website structure we will be discussing your areas of business, then I'll be able to build an initial flow diagram of the various sections and pages that will be on your website.

Content for each page and section will be required.  This is one of the most important elements of your website so spending time here is key.  A good website is a website with good content that informs the visitor about your product and makes them want to email you or pick up the phone and make that order or enquiry!  Take time to put together good descriptive text regarding your service or products to entice people. Content of your website has always been important, but the key shifts in how your website is viewed by search engines has made it all the more important in giving you're website authoritative status.

Pictures - if you have product images, that's great, we can start by using those, or images of your premises if you are a business that operates from a workshop for example.  If getting images is tricky for your line of work then there are two routes we can go down.  Using stock photo's is one way to go - though I feel this is a last resort as they will be impersonal and often you find you are using the same image as any number of other businesses (Plus stock photo's usually stand out a mile, how many lifestyle family type pics can there be!).  Having good photos of your specific product, staff and premises give your website you're own identity.  At it's most simplest, this may mean taking plenty of images of your business and letting me choose the most suitable for specific pages.

 

Jun 19, 2017

Might seem a silly question, but it's always worth checking your domain name is actually yours.  Here at Noise Media your domain name if we register one for you will be registered in YOUR name.

Over the years though we have come across businesses who's domain name may be registered to now defunct web design companies, old staff members, or someone not connected with the business at all, just someone who registered the domain as a favour at some point!

The best case scenario if you are not actually the owner of your domain is that the person the domain name is registered to is happy to give access to the domain so that changes can be made when they are needed and control can be taken (that may involve an official change at the domain registry to get your name down as the official owner).  If the person the domain name is actually registered to doesn't play ball, things can get tricky - they may 'offer' you your own domain a premium rate so you can then 'own' it, or may not respond at all.  It's easy to check who is actually registered as the official owner of a domain, for .UK domains checkout the Nominet website as they are the official holders of all domain info for .uk's and there are numerous websites that will do a domain lookup for you to get domain information.

Look after your domain - and your domain will look after you!