SEO

WordPress Website For Park5 by Exeter’s Design Credo

Exeter website design company Design Credo have created a new WordPress website to promote the modern office suites available for rent at Park5 near the M5 J30 Exeter.

Park5 benefits from a superb location at the gateway to Exeter with a great proximity to: transport routes, local commerce on Sowton, local facilities.

Karen Brookes-Ferrari has again joined the Design Credo team working on copy and content. Companies involved in the overall project include Tiger Developments, Alder King and Haarer Goss.

The WordPress platform is used to allow the clients access to regularly update the site with news and developments. Search engine optimisation is of vital importance to any site; WordPress based sites perform very well in searches. In a competitive market a site that can be found by search engines will ultimately reap dividends. As part of the upgrade search engine (301) re-directs are of course set up to link old page addresses to the new ones.

New WordPress Site For London’s Louise Selby

Design Credo of Exeter have just published a new WordPress website for award winning wedding dress designer Louise Selby of Kew, London.

Having seen other sites created by us for bespoke and couture wedding dress designers Louise contacted us to create a replacement for her existing site as well as re-design her print materials.

Across the board everything about Louise is sheer quality so it was great to be working with a great collection of fresh photographs by Nobu Yamaguchi. The images worked equally well in both print and on screen and were part of a wider collection of core material including a library of press cuttings and a fabulous collection of stories from her clients. These features show the stories of the real-brides and speak volumes about the relationship that Louise has with her customers.

The website is designed to be updated easily particularly with new stories from both the real-brides and wider news stories as they happen. As part of the package we offer ongoing support and training in the use of the WordPress interface.

New Exeter Commercial Photography Website

Exeter Commercial Professional Photography Website

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Hot on the heels of launching Hazelwood’s new holiday website (based on the WordPress platform) we have now launched a new Exeter commercial photography website at andrewbutler.net, again based on WordPress.

Great SEO Results Already

As with this DesignCredo site the three sites show what a range of visual approaches are available with WordPress. Andrew Butler’s Exeter photography site has been developed to offer great access to a wide range of photographic subjects. However it is not all about visuals, this site offers simply astounding SEO results showing dramatic returns within a day of being made available to Google.

Last month’s readership of this (Design Credo) blog surpassed the record set the previous month, and last week we experienced a record (weekly) high. We are looking to broaden our appeal and add value with the new photography website.

WordPress Plugins Baby

WordPress plugins are third party add-ons that can easily be added to your blog to make it ‘do more’. Some examples of doing more include;

  • Spam catchers
  • Picture galleries and Slideshows
  • iPad – iPhone friendly plugins
  • SEO and Google analytics
  • Sidebar widgets

I need to remind myself that this blog started as a way for me to test WordPress out and learn. I described it recently as a bit ‘cobbler’s shoes’ and there are some shortcomings that I do need to sort out. It was described a recently (by a new customer) as being “a bit male”, not unlike me then?

This site was intended as a test bed and I regularly try out ideas and plugins, prior to using them elsewhere in my work. It is tempting to be a bit plugin crazy but beware, no one hangs round for a slow site. Many plugins bring their own stylesheet and probably JavaScript too. Most of this needs to be loaded at the off and a quick Google Page Speed test may end up showing a sorry tale. If the site is stable and fully developed it may be worth getting your coding fingers dirty and at least minifying the individual CSS and JS files. Ideally they should be combined, or at least called only when needed. I recently gained a large speed increase on this blog by simplifying the stylesheets, that is, removing spaces and comments. But, this is a test-bed, and although it has ousted the main site it continues to be tinkered with.

Let’s look at some examples that I use,
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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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How Organic SEO Works: an Infographic

Search Process Infographic

Search Process Infographic

Sam Aspden came to us recently with a bit of a problem. She had bought a DIY ‘website in a box’ for her starter business in wedding stationery design but unfortunately the site was doing very little. In fact even if she spelt her own name out in Google she still struggled to find herself.

Now, two weeks on,

Yeah it is on Google page 1!!! You’re like the Superman, Yoda & Optimus Prime of the SEO world, all wrapped into one.What did you want for xmas?
Sam Aspden Designs

So what did we do to get this huge turnaround?
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