Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about the Internet, Website design and Search Engines

My friend is doing my website!

Great and when is it going to be finished? Today we had another call from a business asking us could we start and finish a website in 10 days as he has been waiting over 2 years for the favour of creating a website to be completed. Getting a website created for a business is like most things in life, there is a procedure and a process, bypass these steps and getting a mate or …

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Buyer Beware on RTE

Charity Calendars Watching Buyer Beware on RTE tonight and interested to see that companies are still using these traditional forms of advertising to promote their businesses, but also saddened to see that companies are exploiting those one who still are. Not every one doing charity calendars, but one company especially who has taken peoples money for advertising space and it turns out that the company are dodgy and the customer has got zero return for …

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What is Link Building?

I was at a business meeting this morning and I allowed give a quick presentation about the Internet and so I talked about an interesting part of the web industry called “Link Building” as part of a Search Engine Optimisation campaign. I started by trying to make a similarity of a link on a website to a verbal referral from a business colleague. The more of my business colleagues that let their friends and staff …

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Domain Name Transfers or Renewals

We have just got in an email from a clients asking for advice on the renewal of her domain name. An american company emailed her and asked her to review her domain name and if she would like to renew it then she could click on the link provided to renew. Transfer Away!!! In actual fact what the company was asking was that they take over as the billing contact for her domain name. There …

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Newsletters by Email to your clients

Why use a Newsletter for your business? This another one of the frequently asked questions we get asked about how to use the Internet for business.  A email newsletter is a fast, efficient, cheap method of communicating with your clients. You don’t even need a website! There are many types of newsletter systems available both as hosted (on your own website) or as stand alone applications hosted on someone else’s website. Here are a few …

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Will a Good Domain Name get me to No 1 in Google?

How to get to the top of Google. This again comes up week after week as inquiries ask about Domain Names and Search Engines. Today a guy was asking if he registered a certain domain name will he come up first in Google, rather than register his own company name. The Answer is. . . Maybe! People under estimate the power of a search engine and the whole science behind it. Many assume its total …

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Intro Flash page with music. . . .

We had an inquiry today (you know you are “T”!) asking for a website with an into page with flash animation and maybe some soft music. This is available to everyone but I had to steer the conversation around to a few questions that soon answered if she really wanted a flash intro page with soft music etc Who are you target market? How old are they? Men or women? Irish? European? USA? What is …

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Blogging for Business ???

Blogging for business . . What does it mean? This is a common questions these days as we see headlines in the Sunday Business Post “Computers in business” section explaining to us that “Blogs” are old and “Bebo” is the new way forward. Well basically a blog is a style of website that the owner can update themselves and publish news or events or anything online using their own computer and Internet connection. Blogs are …

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How to keep my website fresh?

This is a common issues with websites, trying to keep them fresh, you can look at the following Read your website and each page to see if it makes sense to you as , a newbie or as an experienced user looking for information. Do you cater for both Make sure you have good meta tags on every page, the description and keywords match each page. Look at your competitors sites and see if they …

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Website Address?

Someone has taken my website? Someone is advertising on my website? These are all everyday questions we hear these days as many companies are cutting back on their costs for running their businesses and choosing to maybe not renew their website address. But I bought the domain name. . . . . This too is often heard as companies wonder how someone has the audacity to buy the domain they already own. The Internet is …

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Small Business Websites – Fact or Fiction!

1 or 2 page website for my business oh and I need it to be No 1 in Google. This is one of the most frequent inquiries we get to our offices. Often we are asked to give a quotation for developing a 1 or 2 page website for a company as they want to keep the development costs down. This is often because a “Web Designer” has said that they charge per page for …

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Website Content – Who does it?

Where do I get good content for website? We are just after receiving a few emails from a new client who has been busy putting together content for their website. One issue that I must bring to peoples attention is that we strongly suggest not using Google Image Search to source content for your site. You can not simply grab, copy an image from there and use it on your website. Many people assume that …

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What is Content Management in websites?

What are Content Management Systems? A Content Management System is a program/software installed on your website that allows you to access and update your site through your Internet browser. You can add content from anywhere in the world. There is no need of any prior content management experience and you do not need to understand <HTML> code. Content Management can be used to manage simple business brochure style website, portal or directory and also an …

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