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It was a website kinda week

That was the week that was….a week stuffed with websites!

First off we launched the site for a newly formed company near Chichester.

A R Vehicle Refinishing specialise in car body repair, trading for a year owner Alex wants to get his name out there now. We also undertook the off-site SEO for this, adding Alex and his business to all the major search engines and relevant directories.

We look forward to seeing A R progressing up those all important ranks.

Next to launch was the (very large) site for our local football club – Petworth FC.

Being a Petworth business ourselves we were delighted to be chosen for this project. Work commenced with rose tinted glasses, how hard can a sports site be?? Well, we now know a lot about the million rules, regulation and pure hoop jumping the guys in charge have to endure! With very tired eyes the site was officially launched on Thursday to a great response. We will continue to host and maintain the site and social media plus compose a weekly newsletter to all our subscribers.

Play up the Red & Blacks!

And finally, once again, we fiddled with our own site! Gift of the Gab.This week see’s A D Hicks site go under construction for a rebuild and we have another couple on tender.

Busy busy!

Professional blogging and the emotional side.

Is it acceptable when blogging as a business to make it personal? To expose the person behind the company, to open up and wonder whether it’s too much information?

Honestly? I don’t know.

What is blogging? To my mind an online diary. What would you write in your diary? Usual day to day stuff but on a more intimate level (in my opinion).

I find blogging therapeutic, I love being able to look back on achievements, fails and feelings so why can’t I incorporate that into the Gab? Why not indeed!

So, me being the hot headed Hannah I am just does it. What’s the worst that can happen? I lose potential clientele? Surely they need the personal touch and that involves showing yourself as a human.

I hope my blogs show my passion for the work I do, my struggles when I just can’t get it right, my triumph when it is perfect.

I hope that you reading this will embrace what I’m saying and stand up and be counted as not only amazing business person but also the real you.

Feeling a little jaded!

SEOoooooo boring!

Seooo boring!

What is? SEO! Why do you do it then? Because it’s essential!

The last couple of days have been taken up with smashing out SEO both on and off-site.

So what is it and why is it necessary?

Search engine optimisation – simply put is shouting at Mr Google and his friends that ‘I’M HERE, LOOK AT ME’. It doesn’t just happen though….

Unless you’re prepared to spend hundreds and even thousands having a sponsored listing floating around the tinterweb then it’s a case of DIY.

Time consuming, mind numbing and seemingly endless, SEO consists of repeating yourself over and again, researching words and phrases that will be picked up, stalking your competitors to see what they’re up to and feeling destroyed that, after all that hard work, you’re not number one!

Stick with it.. the hard work WILL pay off. I find so much excitement and pleasure in seeing my clients climb that ladder, seeing their heads start peeking over until, eventually they’re right up there.

It’s even better when I get awesome messages and feedback telling me how wonderful I am. Best me and my big head get back on it tomorrow then zzzzzzz

All work and no play….

All work and no play makes Hannah a moody mare!

What a weekend – after a Friday spent ticking things off a list that had been ticked off a list (and on and on) my new list was filling up.

Right I thought, I’ll organise kids and Mr G and crack on for a few hours, happy days.

As many of you might know we are plagued with car trouble – constantly.

Yep, you guessed it, plodding through my work (a website with a rapidly upcoming deadline) I get the dreaded call… the upshot of which resulted in today.

Sunday! Trapped at my desk! Every time I got somewhere – the somewhere moved ahead. With a floor strewn with angrily snapped pencils and aggressively screwed up paper I give up!

Weekends, pffffft over rated.

Rant over.