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Forum: Website Design 12th December 2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By JakeM1
SEO by Yoast indexing pages it shouldn't

Hi,

I've finished my Wordpress website and have got it listed with Google.

I used SEO by Yoast in order to set a couple of pages to "noindex", to create a XML site map and to create custom...
Forum: Website Design 12th December 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Is it possible to design a site as a Photoshop file and transpose it to HTML?

While it's not something I've personally done, I have seen people offering services in the past to create a website from Photoshop files.

I've also previously bought Wordpress themes online which...
Forum: Website Design 18th November 2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Need help with pricing

I've never charged per page before as pages can take a few minutes to add, but getting to grips with the theme and any custom changes are where the most time is spent.

Have you got a suitable...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th November 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By JakeM1
Re: How do people contact you?

Thanks, it does sound like essential requirement then.

I've just signed up for a new phone number today (based on your recommendation of keeping a separate line for business, and can then manage...
Forum: Website Design 17th November 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Site navigation Help

How long on average do people spend on your site? And what is your bounce rate?
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 16th November 2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Critique my Cat Furniture Site

I really like the minimalistic design and the use of photos which have a white background (one a white website). It looks very clean and draws more attention to the focal point within those images.
...
Forum: Website Design 16th November 2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By JakeM1
Re: suffusion question - ignore pic on site

Is this built with Wordpress?

If so, try having a look under Appearance > Menu's and seeing if the pages are stacked under one another (some slightly offset to the right signifies that they are a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Talk about your business

If people are confused about what you do, you're explaining yourself badly!

For the past few months now, I've been trying to find someone new every week and then explain what I do in as short a...
Forum: Website Design 16th November 2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By JakeM1
Re: I can't figure out these 2 glitches on my site (WP)...

Videos just won't autoplay on mobile devices (both phones and tablets).

I think this is due to the fact that both can be fitted with data plans on sim cards, which will mean an auto-playing video...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th November 2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By JakeM1
Re: How do people contact you?

Thanks for the votes so far. I've been trying to decide whether or not to have a phone number for my business as i prefer to deal by email.

I think I am going to have to get a phone number as it's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th November 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By JakeM1
Re: my site is not indexed up to date

Have you uploaded a site map to Google? If so, have a look at it, as it often mentions how often to check the page for updates.

If you haven't done that, then as far as I'm aware, the more often...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th November 2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Do you know any other quality UK directories?

Most of the decent ones I've come across usually require payment in some form e.g. Check a Trade. Although this is a shame, at least they then end up maintaining a certain quality level.

Are you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Ranking on Bing & Yahoo

I haven't personally used Yahoo and Bing for web searches, but have noticed on producing a new website that although Google indexed my whole site extremely quickly, Bing has only indexed my home...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th November 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By JakeM1
How do people contact you?

When you're using offline marketing, what tends to be the most popular way in which clients then contact you?

Do most people end up visiting your website and then message you through a contact...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Why I Hate SEO...

This is encouraging to read as I've got my offline marketing plan figured out, but haven't really delved too deeply into my SEO plan.

If you were starting from scratch, are there certain SEO...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By JakeM1
Re: How long for Google to index a website?

Doug: Thanks, I never realised that option existed within Wordpress! I'll definitely keep that in mind for next time. I was actually caught off guard by how quickly Google indexed my website. I was...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Will it be considered Thin Content?

When using the SEO plugin by Yoast, I keep being told to keep my pages to a minimum of 300 words.

Saying that though, I've just launched my site and in the process signed up for a 6 social media...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By JakeM1
Re: How long for Google to index a website?

Thanks, do you know if that will force it to work out the ranking position quickly? Or is that something it works out seperately?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Site Bounce rate help pls

Website loading time can have a major impact on the bounce rate.

What is your current bounce rate %?

Where is your target market? Do you just serve India, or the whole World, or just specific...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By JakeM1
Re: How long for Google to index a website?

Thanks the reply, that's great to know it'll settle down in about a month. Also good Google should automatically remove my no-index pages.

I've just had a look and I don't have any posts in the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By JakeM1
How long for Google to index a website?

I created a new Wordpress website a couple of weeks ago. I started editing the site, getting the theme setup and all the pages, but left each page blank.

Annoyingly, my website has ended up being...
Forum: Social Media 11th November 2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By JakeM1
Re: How to make Google+ work for your business?

Have you tried promoting Google+ from your website? For example, put the link in your email signature, or in any invoices/receipts you send to clients. You can also try and put social media icons on...
Forum: Social Media 11th November 2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Google+ Setup For Business

Thanks, do you know if the option was taken away completely? Or just given a new name and placed somewhere else?
Forum: Website Design 10th November 2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Vimeo video autoplay full width

Just found one which works, so this thread isn't needed anymore (typical that I spent most of today trying to sort it out, but manage to find the answer a short time after posting this thread!)
...
Forum: Website Design 10th November 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By JakeM1
Vimeo video autoplay full width

Hi,

I've got a Wordpress website which responds to the width of the browser. This works great for everything, but is messing up when I try an embed a Vimeo video.

Using the code from Vimeo, I...
Forum: Social Media 10th November 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Google+ Setup For Business

Thanks for the reply and the links.

Is it possible to hide my address if I only presently serve clients at their homes?

I don't mind submitting my address to work out the centre point of my...
Forum: Social Media 10th November 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Google+ Setup For Business

Thanks for the reply.

For a Service Area business, do I have to enter a visible address, which the service area is then based from? Or can I just say a Town/City and then a radius in miles?

I...
Forum: Social Media 10th November 2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By JakeM1
Google+ Setup For Business

Hi,

I'm a little confused and was wondering if someone could help.

I've signed up for Google Plus and am looking to add a business page.

When signing up, I get the option of a Storefront or...
Forum: Website Design 2nd November 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,061
Posted By JakeM1
Re: How to make the phone number of my responsive site clickable on mobile device?

If this website is on Wordpress, there's a free plugin that works and uses a simple shortcode.
Forum: Website Design 1st November 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Bluehost/Wordpress Help

It might be worth contacting your hosting company to see if there's any restrictions they've put in place.

I once couldn't edit the code files of a Wordpress Plugin. On contacting my host, it...
Forum: Website Design 1st November 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Wordpress Theme Update Issue [URGENT]

Definitely check out Child Themes for next time though.

Basically they let you have two themes installed; the main one and a child one.

The child theme starts off blank and you only ever add...
Forum: Website Design 1st November 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Wordpress Theme Update Issue [URGENT]

Couple of options:

Contact your host - Sometimes they do keep backup copies.

Alternatively type into your web browser: cache:www.yoursite.com - this brings up Googles last crawl of your...
Forum: Website Design 1st November 2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By JakeM1
Re: WP TwentyEleven theme totally customized

This has turned out very well. The site has a lot of information, but has a really nice clean look to it as well!

May I ask how you embedded the Youtube video without any of the player buttons,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th October 2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By JakeM1
Re: How can I earn more local business??

Be careful undercutting other businesses as a way to get work. The more you do that, the lower the value of a website becomes. If your quality is the same as those charging 4 figure sums and they're...
Forum: Website Design 27th October 2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By JakeM1
Re: New Site, and Web Apps. Need Feedback!

I love this as both an idea and a website! I also can't think of anything I would change, great job!
Forum: Website Design 25th October 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Web Graphic Question

Brand new from Adobe, Photoshop used to go for £1000 on its own.

Currently, the creative cloud for just Photoshop is £9 a month.

That means that the one time purchase was equal to 111 monthly...
Forum: Website Design 16th October 2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By JakeM1
Re: LP 2 Pages

What's the website built with?

Some Wordpress themes adjust for the width of the display, so you can put images as large as you like and they're shrunk to fit the page, on others, the image will...
Forum: Website Design 16th October 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Amazing Photoshop Tutorials?

You can get quite a few photoshop magazines which have good guides. Some I've followed have been very advanced, but when it's explained step by step, it's extremely easy to follow and the difficulty...
Forum: Website Design 14th October 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By JakeM1
Re: HTML and CSS

Some hosting can be very cheap. What country are you from?

Siteground used to do an offer in which you paid $9.95 for your first year hosting including the domain name. Unfortunately it looks like...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 14th October 2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,869
Posted By JakeM1
Re: If you have 20 web design leads daily, how many should convert?

Have you been giving these people quotes?

If so, it could also be the price point you're coming in at. Be careful tweaking it too much though if you're working alone.

I'm not sure how long a...
Forum: Website Design 14th October 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Feed back on my new website, comment, anything

The site works well and does encourage you to keep reading down the page. It's also got a nice clean design which gels well with the idea behind this website. All the information available is in...
Forum: Website Design 14th October 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Site feedback please - Major additions

Nice work!

Still very quick to get the whole message of the site, but with some more content which should help in terms of your SEO.
Forum: Website Design 14th October 2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,590
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Any easy way to build a logo?

What is the website going to be about and can you use that to create a logo?

For example, if you're a carpenter, make a physical logo from wood and photograph it.
If you detail cars for a living,...
Forum: Website Design 14th October 2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Web site landing page comments wanted

Very nice imagery!

Good to see how quickly you can absorb all the information on the page and great how the phone number is prominently displayed.

Only question I have it how you're going to...
Forum: Website Design 13th October 2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Site feedback please

Have a search in the footer.php for a couple of the words in the current footer such as "Powered". Search this using Ctrl+F (or Cmd+F on a Mac).

You should be able to get a rough idea of where...
Forum: Website Design 13th October 2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Site feedback please

A few short points:

Pros:
Great colour scheme
Great layout
Slider works very well and gives a professional look

Things to improve:
The text above the slider is a little long and pushes the...
Forum: Website Design 12th October 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By JakeM1
Re: About graphic design

Check out the "for dummy" books, as well as Youtube and you can go a long way.

I'd also focus on one software for the moment and then transfer over to others. Personally I'd begin with Photoshop...
Forum: Website Design 12th October 2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Feedback on my site , common critics

Few short points:

Pro's:
Good solid colour scheme
I always visit an "About" page on a website, so it's good seeing that
Good mixture of text and images
I like how you've got an email address...
Forum: Website Design 12th October 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Your site needs to look good

Well said, and even more importantly for design based websites!

Another thing is to ensure that a website works well on tablets, phones etc. I've seen some great looking websites which work...
Forum: Website Design 12th October 2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By JakeM1
Re: How to run a photography contest to get good photographs to use in website?

Is the goal to get a free image, or to attract photographers to your site?

If it's to get a free image, consider searching through Flickr and contacting some photographers about an image you like,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th October 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,659
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Getting into selling Web Design and Cold Calling

I'd personally try meeting people in person first.

If someone has got a company listing in the yellow pages, I'd imagine they're probably more likely to have a website.

Try asking in small...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 10th October 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Quality vs. Quantity

Just out of curiosity, have you used Google Ads and if so, what made you target Bing?

What does your website do? And is it a local or global site/service?

Quality is when someone signs up to...
Forum: Website Design 10th October 2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By JakeM1
Re: My First REAL website - Need some reviews Please

Great imagery on the whole page and a very nice looking site!

If you are looking for things to change, then personally I'd recommend a different image at the bottom of the page so you don't repeat...
Forum: Website Design 10th October 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Can anyone ID this wordpress template

Although this website isn't running Wordpress, if you do find one that is, you can use a website like this to tell you which theme it is:

What WordPress Theme Is That?...
Forum: Website Design 10th October 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Help on page loading time. Tell me how fast my page is loading for you.

Noticeably slower than other websites I'm currently viewing (from the UK).

When it did load though, it seemed to load the whole website in one go.

Sometimes a slow loading site is ok as long...
Forum: Website Design 28th August 2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By JakeM1
Re: Should I charge my client for meetings or skype sessions with him?

Unfortunately with this client, you're just going to have to keep smiling, go through all the meetings, and finish the site.

I've been in your situation before with a job as well and realised that...
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