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SEO Geek, Web Designer and Online Marketing Advisor. Steve works with businesses of all sizes across the UK and blogs about small business, marketing, web design and SEO at http://stevegrady.org

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SEO Geek, Web Designer and Online Marketing Advisor. Steve works with businesses of all sizes across the UK and blogs about small business, marketing, web design and SEO at http://stevegrady.org

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Websites for Local Business

Websites for local business, something most business owners hadn't considered before the recession hit. A local business without a website in todays world is like a telephone without a number. It's sad in a way that progress has changed the way that people shop. Retail parks that stand where our industrial buildings once stood, have [...]

By | February 10th, 2012|Website design, Websites for local business|0 Comments

Free Website Design

Some companies offer free website design Yes they do, You're in business I guess? What do the words "Free Website Design" say to you? Exactly! There's a catch. And the catch just isn't monetary either. So there are companies out there who will allow you to design your own website free of charge. Why? Simple [...]

By | February 10th, 2012|Website design|Comments Off on Free Website Design

The importance of ongoing SEO

SEO isn't something that you do once and forget. The front page of Google™ has limited spaces available. Do a search for your most key search term and look at the sheer number of results. Everyone of those results belong to a company or organisation who all desire their website to be on page one [...]

By | January 16th, 2012|SEO Articles, Websites for local business|0 Comments

Don’t ignore Bing when planning your website SEO

Microsoft for years have dominated world technology, to be fair it has rested on its laurels for the past few years as smaller and more innovative companies explored new ideas and advances. The market for computing needs changed rapidly with the introduction of smartphones and now iPads and similar tablets and yet Microsoft didn't seem [...]

By | January 3rd, 2012|SEO Articles|Comments Off on Don’t ignore Bing when planning your website SEO

Website design – Less is more

Cast your mind back a few years, can you remember when pretty much every website design had a flash intro with a loading message. You'd have a little text link saying "skip"? Thankfully the web designers trend to flaunt technical prowess has now largely subsided as the big players (and the enlightened) realised that the [...]

By | November 10th, 2011|Website design|0 Comments

Get Ready for Google +1

The dance will be changing again soon it would seem. Voting and ranking by end users does seem to be the way forward. Review sites such as Trip Advisor have enjoyed spectacular success mainly down to the reviews and ratings left by actual holiday makers.  Even Ebay are constantly making their sellers jump through hoops [...]

By | June 18th, 2011|SEO Articles|Comments Off on Get Ready for Google +1

Choosing a Domain Name After The EMD Update

  This original article was published on 15th Jun 2011. Following the recent Exact Match Domain update by Google the article was edited on 5th October 2012 You may already have a domain name, you may just have hit lucky and picked the right one, You may be considering a new website design or simply [...]

By | June 15th, 2011|SEO Articles, Website design|1 Comment

Common misconceptions about SEO

SEO or to give it its full title Search Engine Optimisation is a term surrounded in mystique. This misconception alone was key when I chose a domain name for this website "Google Wizard". Just to be clear, I'm not a Wizard, I'm a regular guy who lives in a small town called St Helens somewhere [...]

By | June 15th, 2011|SEO Articles|Comments Off on Common misconceptions about SEO

Creative Academy Survey

Thanks for taking the time to visit this page, In an ongoing programme of introducing new ways in which the Academy can help grow your business it would be a great help to us if you could answer the following few questions. Your answers are anonymous. Thank you Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey [...]

By | February 1st, 2011|Survey|0 Comments