I have just had a meeting about getting more searches for a website based on geographical searches from other towns.
One suggestion I came up with Is to blog about the customers past work and mention town and county names in the new blog posts naturally. This should then display my customers site in a wider variety of searches.
As most of my customers, friends and family are based in Gloucestershire and most of my leisure time is spent doing activities in the shire I decided to set up a few websites as guides and directories covering all aspects of Gloucestershire life. I was learning website design when I started these and have used them to learn, advance and experiment with website design and promotion ideas.
www.in-gloucestershire.co.uk – This site was designed using dreamweaver, using PHP and SQL to create a directory of local companies. The site layouts are old hat in terms of using table layouts but will be updated in 2014 to use a responsive layouts to enhance usability for mobile visitors.
www.aboutthecotswolds.co.uk – This site was built as an extension to www.in-gloucestershire.co.uk as many Cotswold companies and events wanted to come on the site but I felt it wasn’t right to list non Gloucestershire companies. this site will also become responsive in 2014.
www.savetheforestofdean.co.uk – This site was to separate the Forest Of Dean parts of my guides as the FOD is a popular tourist destination and I thought a separate site would target the traffic more. www.savetheforestofdean.co.uk is using a responsive website layout so looks good on devices from mobiles to PC’s. Only aspect for mobile compatibility is the navigation which is work in progress.
www.aboutglos.co.uk- I needed a central place where I could easily post articles and news about the above 3 websites, my @aboutglos Twitter account was very popular now nearly 10k followers so decided that aboutglos.co.uk would match my brand. aboutglos.co.uk is built using the WordPress blogging platform, it was very easy to implement and very easy to add new content, so serves its purpose very well. One new project for @aboutglos is to use it to learn how to make great templates and then can use this for my own customers.
New Project For Gloucestershire Groundwork Company
After 1 year of Go Green Civil Engineering’s lake website launch it has been decided a website just for the ground working aspects of their business would be a good idea.
New Responsive Website Design
A responsive design was decided to be the most suitable as many tradesmen use their mobile devices to find local suppliers, and should be able to make contact easily on their mobile phones.
SEO For Local Groundwork In Gloucestershire
The website should be optimised for phrases relating to groundwork searches in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. I have compiled a list of the most popular searches and will combine with the place names to get more visitors. The main search will be Groundwork Gloucestershire
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