Short videos work wonders on websites!
If you want to improve your existing website or are looking for a brand new one User Friendly Web Design in North Devon can produce a short and sweet video clip for you.
Video content on websites can get your message across in a minute and make your website that bit more attractive to a wider audience.
Take a look at our latest website Christine Rawle Hypnosis - we made a short film with Christine to let prospective clients get a feel for who she is and the services she offers.
Here is a link to Christine's website with her promotional video clip on her home page. http://www.christinerawlehypnotist.co.uk/
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the process by which you help people find your website via search engines like Google, Yahoo etc.
As well as the common sense guidelines to optimising your site; using words in the text of your pages which are relevant to your product or service and matching them up with your meta tags (behind the scenes), there are lots of other little ways to help you climb the SEO ladder.
One of these is labelling your pictures effectively. When you upload a photo, diagram or other picture file to your website the visitor does not see the file name but the search engines do. Think about when you search for something on the internet and your results offer you 'images'. These are all there because of the way that the picture files are named.
So always make sure that the file name for any picture that you upload is also relevant to your site. If, for example, you are a small business in North Devon offering a wedding photography service and you want to upload an example of your work, make sure the file name for the photograph is not something like 'tom and penny 2013' as that will be irrelevant to your desired customers. A file name such as 'wedding photography north devon' will be far more effective in bringing exactly the right kind of traffic you want to your site.
The websites we design here at User Friendly Web Design in North Devon are stylish, effective and simple to use from both ends. Ensuring ease of use for both the website owner and the visitors is what we do best.
During the build process we liaise closely with our clients to ensure you are getting exactly what you need from your website. If you are an established small business, a charity or community group or a startup we can help you take control of your very own website.
Whether you are experienced in working on computers or consider yourself an IT disaster area we work carefully to ensure that our training enables you to manage your website on a day to day basis, avoiding any extra costs for updating.
Take a look at some of the websites we have delivered to satisfied local clients in North Devon - some of these website owners could just about send an email before they were trained. Now look what they can do!
Our mainstay of business here at User Friendly Web Design in North Devon is small and startup businesses.
Keeping it simple when you are starting your business is crucial and this is what brings so many local business to us for web design.
There are so many jobs to be done and more often than not it is just you who has to do them. Being in control of your small business is important in the early stages and we help you do that in the following ways:
What's more there is no compromise on quality or aesthetics - simple does not mean unattractive - more often than not it is the keyword heavy, technical websites which prove least attractive to visitors meaning that they will not linger and find out more about you. In these times of rapid internet surfing it is important to get your message across as quickly and simply as possible when someone lands on your web pages. At User Friendly Web Design we can make that happen.
User Friendly Web Design offers a complete content service for your new or redesigned website. I write copy, take photographs and produce short videos to help you get your message across to your target audience.
As a professional video producer I can write, direct, shoot and edit the best video to suit the style and content of your website.
A picture tells a thousand words and a moving picture is even better! There is a bonus too ... I always advise clients to host their videos on Youtube. This gives you the advantage of a double whammy when it comes to getting your website up the search engine rankings (SEO).
I charge £100 per half day for video production so you coul
Have a look at my Youtube channel to see the sort of videos I have produced.
I'm delighted to announce that I have won an award for Online Networking from the North Devon Business Alliance!
I was also nominated in the Facebook Award category for my Arts and Entertainment North Devon facebook page.
I am thrilled with my award and my nomination and it just goes to show that online networking via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are an important part of running a business. I was particularly pleased that the Online Networking Award was a publicly nominated category.
One of the services offered by User Friendly Web Design is the setting up of social networking accounts for you and your business and I also offer a training service.
Please get in touch if you think you could benefit from some tips from an award winning online networker!
Times are hard for many startups and small businesses in North Devon so we thought we'd give you a helping hand by introducing the new Budget Busting £50 web page.
We will design a fully functioning one page website for your small business for only £50.
Let your customers find you on the internet and tell them all about what you have to offer with a stylish, effective one page website designed by us here at User Friendly Web Design.
Included in the price will be full training so that you will be able to update your website whenever you want - and even add pages if necessary.
Give us a call to find out more 01271 860610.
At User Friendly Web Design we understand the importance of cash flow in the early stages of a startup business.
Providing a web design and training service for local startups in North Devon we understand the value of flexibility when it comes to charging for our services.
So, in these cash-strapped times we want to further support small, local, startup businesses by offering a barter system.
If you are in the early days of launching your small business and need a website but don't have much cash - get in touch and see if we can negotiate a cashless exchange for your web design.
I have just returned from my first small business breakfast meeting.
The meeting was set up by Torridge Training Services in Bideford for newly self-employed people like myself who have benefited from advice and funding from the Bideford Bridge Trust.
It was really rewarding to meet local people who have taken the plunge to become self-employed. There was a wide variety of business around the breakfast table including a blacksmith, handy mum and a new start up business who will be supplying and delivering affordable flat pack furniture.
As a result of round the table and one to one chats it became apparent that many small business owners are nervous or confused about using social networking. This is one area where User Friendly Web Design can help.
As well as website design we offer training and advice in social networking and online marketing.
Locally in North Devon many businesses make effective use of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. From a website point of view a major benefit of using interactive social media is web presence; the more that internet search engines see reference to you, your business and your work online the better overall chance you have of your customers finding you. Combine this with a well written copy on your website and it can only be good for business.
User Friendly Web Design works to empower small businesses and organisations to take control of their online presence.
Social networking for business does demand a time commitment but it's free moneywise and definitely worth it in the long run!
Finding a professional company to design your first website can be a minefield of jargon and hidden costs. If you have arrived here because you are looking for someone to produce a website for you then you have probably already tiptoed around and encountered the smorgasbord of services and varying prices on offer and are wondering why my prices are so reasonable.
I keep my prices low because I want to provide a service to small local companies, groups and individuals who recognise the need for an effective online presence but do not have the expertise or time to produce their own website. I keep all the services I offer in house and keep my overheads as low as possible. Being self employed myself (and running a separate non-profit company) I understand the budget limitations of a small organisation. This also puts me in the perfect position of understanding the most effective methods of online marketing for smaller businesses and organisations.
What really saves you money though is my experience in online media and marketing. I can work quickly, efficiently and effectively utilising my communication, website design and social networking skills to deliver the perfect website for your purpose. I know how to listen and can guarantee that the website I design for you will be perfect for your needs ... and it won't cost an arm and a leg because you will be needing those for what you do best .
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