Recent work

It's been a while since my last blog post, but I've been very busy!

I am now managing websites for several clients. For those that are WordPress websites, I ensure their themes and plugins are kept up-to-date. For all websites, I also ensure that any required website amendments are made, as well as monitoring their SEO performance using a combination of Google Analytics and SEO SiteCheckup.

Google Analytics, for those of you that don't know, is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. SEO SiteCheckup is a search engine optimisation toolbox that provides analysis and monitoring tools for all your SEO needs. Personally, I love it!

In addition to general website management and SEO monitoring, I am also managing one of my clients' blog post optimisation using the Yoast SEO Plugin for WordPress as well as their Google Ads campaigns. Google Ads (formerly, Google AdWords) is Google's online advertising platform. It allows you to pay to display a brief advertisement (or service offering, product listing, video content, or to generate mobile application installs) within the Google ad network to web users. It is a 'pay per click' system, so you are only charged when someone actaully clicks on your Ad.

My biggest job over the last few months, however, was a complete website development in WordPress, including the setup of a custom WordPress theme. The website had already been designed and the client was looking for a developer to bring the site to life. The website was to tie in with the client's new children's magazine, Brilliant Brainz. Aimed at 6-12 year olds, the design was wonderfully colourful!

image of BrilliantBrainz Homepage

The site evolved somewhat from the initial design brief during the course of the development. But, I relish a challenge and am pleased to report we launched the site and moved into a business as usual development plan. I am providing ongoing SEO monitoring and monthly development time to the client as well as ad hoc development time as and when required.

I have also recently volunteered my services to an RSPCA local branch, to assist with managing their WordPress website as the current volunteer is stepping down. We are still discussing the requirements and arranging the handover of work and I look forward to providing you with an update in a future post.

As ever, I'd love to hear from you, so drop me a line over on Twitter!

Welcome to my Blog!

This is my very first Blog post and I wasn't sure where to start, so I thought I'd show you a bit of what I'm currently working on.

I've recently completed a successful WordPress website migration from a previous provider into one of my fully managed website plans. This involved migrating both the client's domain and hosting into my services. I now have fully control over their website and their domain renewal and hosting will be through me going forward. I am also able to carry out any maintenance they require as well as provide SEO monitoring and web usage analytics. Needless to say they were very pleased to be able to retain their domain and website (as built) but no longer need to worry about ensuring it's kept up-to-date!

I've completed the build of a website for MP Garden Management. Martin has recently started his own business and was looking to set up a basic 'flyer' website to provide potential customers with some information about the services he offers and ways of contacting him. So, if you live in/around Winslow in Buckinghamshire do check out his site to see how he could help you!

Lastly, I have begun work on the rebuild of a customer's website. They had previously created a site using a cloud-based web development platform and they are no longer happy with it. At the moment, we are discussing the design - sepcifically the colour scheme. They have already built up a brand and their colour scheme is an integral part of thier image, so it is imperative I match it.

The colours we're looking at are:

  • colour block White
  • colour block Sapphire
  • colour block Regent St Blue
  • colour block Solitude

And, on the website, they might be used something like this:

image of website colour scheme

That's all from me today. I'd love to hear from you, so drop me a line over on Twitter!