Topsham

SEO Exeter: Oodles of Googles

OK, it’s the end of a year, a time to take stock and a time to look forward. Design Credo design websites and perform SEO for companies in Exeter, Devon and the UK. We also specialise in creating WordPress websites but whatever the platform we believe that the sites need to be found easily by Google, so here are some of our top searches from 2010.
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New WordPress Website for Topsham’s pdm Architecture

pdm website

pdm website

Topsham based Design Credo have worked with Phil Domville-Musters of PDM Architecture to create a new WordPress based website. Although PDM had an existing site they were unhappy with the existing content management system which meant that they were struggling to update the site themselves. The brief for the site was quite simple,

Make one that looks like our existing site but works.

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Sunny Day in Topsham, Devon

Lexington Hat

Sunny Summer

No real reason for posting this other than I like it. I took the photo yesterday for a customer in Topsham as part of an ongoing website development.

So there it is, a sunny hat on a sunny day.

Words are The Key

Keyword visual metaphorOK so I have spent a lot of time talking about search engine marketing and its various aspects. However this is all of limited use unless we understand the value and importance of text, particularly keywords.

Let me make it clear from the start when I say keywords, I am referring to text that appears in the

  1. Page Titles (Meta Tag)
  2. H1 tags
  3. Body text (in particular text toward the page top)
  4. Meta Tag Keywords
  5. Meta Tag Descriptions

At Design Credo we have a number of hats available to wear, graphic design, photography, website design and of increasingly greater prominence SEO or search engine optimisation particularly for companies in Exeter, Devon and the South West. So, when we write for our own websites we need to mention these creative skills.

In essence we are trying to pre-judge what our potential clients might type on when using a search engine, particularly Google, when looking to access the services that we provide. Google still has the strongest market share but this doesn’t mean that we are oblivious to the likes of Bing and Yahoo though.
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Share This but don’t Share ess eee ohh

share this logo

Share this is great but could anyone answer this?

In this WordPress blog I use the “Share This” plugin on. However I have noticed that if I put SEO in the blog title the Share This button doesn’t work, see;

http://designcredo.co.uk/sites/wordpress/2010/03/06/seo-test/ (SEO in the title),

and

http://designcredo.co.uk/sites/wordpress/2010/03/06/abs-test/ (Exactly the same post with ABS replacing SEO in the title)

Is there an innocent reason for this?

Christmas Eve

This was the view from Topsham Quay on Christmas Eve. The colours were pretty much true to life. Poor quality excuse this time due to being shot on Nokia e71 (good but not that good).