The year is coming to an end, I`ve moved into the big city (Manchester) and looking forward to the new year ahead. I have ordered the fastest broadband package that BT provide to build and publish websites even faster oh and watch Netflix.
This year I have been reasonably busy building and developing my GigaRank hosting brand, which I have to say has done far better than expected with over 25,000 visitors and growing per month. I`m looking forward to redeveloping the Sitebee website completely and developing an even stronger brand and web presence.
Bolton has many talented web designers, I know this because I frequently research the competition from local Bolton web designers. It`s not just the same in web design, 99.9% of all businesses have competitors. Your competition is most likely researching your company website on occasions and seeing what you`re getting upto, I would go out on a limb and estimate upto 10% of your website traffic is from your competitors.
The fact is in any business competition is tough, if your competitor is ranking higher than you in the search engines or has a more user friendly website there`s a chance that could sway your potential customer into using your competitor. Don`t let that happen!
Sitebee have many years experience (almost a decade) in developing and publishing websites that are user friendly and search engine friendly. We won`t bore you with terminology (lingo) you don`t understand, we will build you a great website or revamp your existing website that will enhance the visibility of your business on the Internet.
New Website Build
Are you starting a new venture? Have you been thinking about having a new website built? Well hopefully you have started a smooth and pleasant process by visiting Sitebee. However big your aspirations we can help by creating you an engaging website that you and your visitors will love, whether you need 3 web pages or 300 web pages our experience in designing and publishing websites will ensure you have a beautiful visitor and search engine friendly website.
Have an existing website that requires fresh new up to date responsive design as your tired of looking the same old design? If your website is looking outdated you could be losing customers, just think for a moment, when you visit a website and it looks tired and old would you click off and visit another website that is better designed with a more friendly user experience?
Mobile Device Friendly
Another example would be; is your website mobile device friendly? The traditional way of using the internet on a desktop or laptop computer is dying! Your customers are now searching from mobile devices such as Smartphones and Tablets. If your existing website is not mobile device friendly research suggests that the visitor is more likely to leave your website and find another website that is mobile friendly as it`s a more visitor friendly experience. All website that Sitebee design are mobile device friendly (responsive).
The Web Design Process
If you have never had a website built for you before the process could be quite daunting, where to start, what do I need? How pages do I need? Let me help put your mind at ease, our experience in communicating with our customers is second to none, we help take out the worry in having a new website designed and launched on budget and on time.
Have you thought about?
How many web pages will your new website require?
Most of the websites of the websites that Sitebee build are around 5 to 20 web pages in size, for example if your a Bolton based tradesmen a small typical website would consist of the following pages; Homepage, About Us, Services, Testimonials, Contact Us. That`s really all you need, If you provide more than one service then we recommend you have a web page for each individual service you provide. If you want to sell online, your ideal solution would be you have an eCommerce website built which allows for a new web page for each product you sell.
Who will be writing the content for the website?
This is probably the most important factor in having a new website built, Ideally your better off writing the text for your website as your the one with the experience in your field. You should aim for around 5 to 10 paragraphs of well written text per page. Don`t worry about the optimisation of the content we can do afterwards. If your busy schedule will not allow for you to write the text for your website then we can do it for you, make sure you tell us first so we can factor it in on the quote we provide you.
Do you have a domain name and hosting?
To publish a website online it will require a domain name, ideally something short and memorable, if you already have a domain name then great we can use it to publish your website online, if not we can register a .com .co.uk or .net domain name for you a cost of £10 per year. A free domain name for the first year is provided with most of our Bolton web design packages.
You will also require web hosting, that`s the server space where your website files will be located. Here at Sitebee we have our own dedicated server is that secure, very fast and powerful. Any new website we build will receive 12 months free website hosting, £40 per year after that.
A revamped version of the free template that I created back in 2011 called Beadysite will be available to download very soon. The new version is mobile device friendly (responsive) and just like the original very easy to edit the html coding, almost anyone can edit the template with just a little html knowledge.
Beadysite was the first free template I released and also the most popular template, it`s been downloaded many thousands of times and currently in use on 100`s of websites of all types. Here is a recent website I created for a local electrician based in Macclesfield using the new mobile friendly versions of Beadysite.
Please note the final released version of Beadysite with look slightly different from the above website, that`s just a preview.
To download the original version for free, visit the templates page. If you need help editing the template for a small charge, please contact me.
Sitebee will be 3 years old on the 15th May! It has gone so quick, only feels like a couple of weeks ago I was tweeting happy 2nd birthday to @sitebee
I think it`s time we get a new design, It`s been almost a couple of years now since the Sitebee website had a major layout and content refresh, well hopefully in the next 4 – 6 weeks we should (fingers crossed) have a brand new design.
Wow, we`re almost in February already. Time does fly, especially when your busy!
What have I been upto? Well besides juggling a full time job and spending time with my beautiful girlfriend, my freelance work and my own projects. It`s becoming increasing harder to get time to write on my own blog.
Let`s start and breakdown what i`ve been upto then.
My full time at Fulcrum Media keeps me very busy, promoting 100`s of websites is a difficult job, The big Google does not make it any easier with constant algorithm updates, going back through dozens of website every week making sure they fully comply with the Google Webmaster Guidelines. Then there`s all the websites I also build, recently we`ve had an influx of converting websites into mobile friendly websites (responsive).
In December I was enlisted to help out with a new Online Marketing Agency based in Manchester called Buoyancy Media which currently is work in progress and will go going live in a few weeks.
The webmaster and hosting community website I created called Gigalicous, which is being renamed to GigaRank in a few weeks is slowly starting to grow traction, we now have a thriving community of around 3000 members and over 10,000 community post`s covering all kinds of webmaster discussion.
That all being said, I`m still taking on new freelance work in SEO and Web Design for local businesses. Feel free to get in touch if you require any help.