Tuesday September 25th we are having a wee opening event in conjunction with WPScotland the WordPress folk.
We are hosting the Glasgow local meetup from 6PM and will be in the Granary from about 8:30 PM.
Please come along!
Here we go – Jim and Martyn outside the office in Shawlands Glasgow. With about 3 weeks to go before we really launch the web design brand “SteadyInternet.com” there is plenty still to do. [Read more…]
There are a few terms for the Google stuff, including Search Engine optimisation(SEO) and Search Engine Marketing(SEM) but we are going to call it “Get Found”. There is a lot of old snake oil sold in the name of this as well. Sooner or later every website design and development company has to decide where it stands. At SteadyInternet we decided to get the books and read all we could on the subject. In July 2012 Jim Convey gave a presentation at WordCamp UK ( the big WordPress developer event) on SEO for novices with the challenge report back in 2013 with some hard figures on what was achieved.
Let’s cut to the chase and we can have a look at the detail in a minute.
Well what did you expect? First and foremost you have to write draw or sing something that people want to read, see or listen to. After that it is all about helping Google & Bing & Yahoo put your content in the right part of the “index”.
There is the dark art of creating links but if you want to earn money or get your blog read then work on content ant let the Internet itself build your links. Of course doing a bit of keyword analysis and building a reputation can help, Social Media will help some get found but it is not a magic bullet.
Our office is in Shawlands on the Southside of Glasgow and our staff live close by, East Renfrewshire being the furthest away.
Our clients are more diverse, all over Scotland certainly plus a contract furniture business in China, industrial flooring in Australia and Ski Chalets in Austria.
Who are the staff and what do they bring?
Jim has an extensive IT development, web and management background including IBM, health and legal sectors. Martyn the web developer is a graduate mechanical engineer. Louise runs the admin and business development side of things. Our two contact designers, Andy and Brendan get to do the fun stuff mostly.
We regularly attend East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce events and our staff are on the committee of the Glasgow City branch of the Federation of Small Business.
If you are a business based around Glasgow we would be particularly interested in talking to you, Southsiders may even discuss discounts.
BabyYumYums make and freeze single ingredient baby foods and deliver them around Glasgow. Their Website use e-commerce to take orders and delivery times and uses Paypal to handle the cash. Their products come in Pure and Organic ranges and their Website provides first hand guidance for weaning parents.