Tuesday, 27 December 2011

It's that time of year again

Hopefully you have all had a great Christmas and looking forward to the New Year? Just a quick tip, it's time to plan to change all your copyright dates to 2012 on 1st January or as soon as possible after that date. Good to make other changes, check spelling and create new sitemaps.

Why? Well you know when you visit a website you see many things in the first few seconds, You do notice if the site still shows the copyright year as 2009 etc, this tells you the site is not maintained properly, and may not have the latest information you are looking for. Many often seeking another site.

Don't let this happen to your website


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Website Sitemaps, and especially the xml sitemap are important

I did a quick study just now and found more than 85% of websites are not using a Google type sitemap. You would think with all the effort and seo work done, the very least would be to keep the various sitemaps up to date. If you are not certain what I mean, you can read more at Website Sites which show examples and the reasons to use them.



Monday, 5 December 2011

It's alway nice when lots of hard work are recognised.

Made it into the Newsletter from WPW this week. Hope this translates into more visitors.


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Integrated Internet Infrastructure for Website owners

When a keyword seems to have a reasonable number of links in a search results page, and that keyword meets my keyword requirement, Then I purchase the domain and have it hosted. You may think that a bit crazy, but owning a key, keyword that is searched for, can provide a number of good quality links.

I registered today the domain www.integrated-internet-infrastructure.com or Triple i, as this is exactly what I do do for owners of business websites.


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Drachsi Brand

When searching for information please look for the Drachsi brand symbol.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Found on a website, business website "Terms and Conditions".

Hope your "Terms and Conditions" are not like these that I found on a website.

"Your terms and conditions of use
Rule 1
Here is the rule 1 content
Rule 2
Here is the rule 2 content
Rule 3
Here is the rule 3 content"

More information at Website Mystery Shopper.


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Website has been down for 2 days due to the hosting company

Sorry for any inconvenience whilst www.drachsi.com was down, the situation was beyond my control.


Saturday, 12 November 2011

A new Search Engine worth considering is blekko

There are the major search engines which sometimes supply either too much information or it is not what you are seeking. I have setup my area on the new Blekko website. If you have the time this is for all webmasters. To see my Drachsi listing on Blekko just click.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Promote yourself with WebberID

We all know that times are hard and that the work place is no longer certain. Time to promote yourself using the new European based WebberID. I have joined and find it is an excellent idea and solution which will appeal to most professionals.


Thursday, 27 October 2011

Business Group started, free to join

I have started a Small Business Group on the Sales and Marketing Forum. The purpose is to allow companies, agencies and individuals to share a common point of communication, and benefit from additional opportunities. Registration is quick and easy.

The address is Small Business Group


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

New Drachsi website opened October 2011

To provide additional support services for smaller companies with a website, www.drachsi.com has added updated information and additional pages.

The different types of support I provide, from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and many others should all be considered as Brand Ambassadors for your company and website. Let me make an Audit of your website and let's see if improvements can be made to increase sales.


Monday, 15 August 2011

Free Business Directory has been updated

Changes have now been made to the free business Directory at http://www.drachsi.com/website-directory.htm Now you can add additional types of businesses to the Directory, and benefit from increased page ranking in the major search engines.


Thursday, 30 June 2011

Testing a website design

I have created a folder for my son-in-law to test out his first website. One problem which came to light was the upper and lower case in file and image names. If you have a Linux server hosting package, many problems can be solved by using all lower case.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

New Blog for website mystery shoppers launched

A new Blog covering website maintenance, website reviews, website audit and website mystery shopping has been launched today.

Now you have the opportunity to follow all three blogs.

Drachsi Website Blog
Ideas and Solutions Blog
Mystery Shopper for websites


Sunday, 19 June 2011

Time to change. When the website does not work as expected

The Drachsi website has been building information over the last few months for webmasters and website owners. The site promotes ideas and solutions for small company websites. Offering a website maintenance service is difficult, as many owners did not create their own site, and often do not know what should, or could be done.

One of our services is building website sitemaps, which seemed seemed like the ideal candidate for Google Adwords. A great deal of help and support was provided by Google and an ad was run for 2 weeks. The daily budget was always reached and the visitors tracked.

From the results it seemed most of the information was relevant, but few visitors actually asked for more information.

A new website for Drachsi has been decided, new layout, new information and easier to request more information. Maybe too much information? More info shortly.


Saturday, 4 June 2011

Sitemap providers don't use their own product

A survey shows that companies offering sitemap software or services don't even bother to use their own products correctly. So why buy from them. See the survey.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

PressBox the place to submit your press releases

We submitted a short release that more than 50% of business websites did not use sitemaps at all or not effectively. The release can be viewed here. Website Sitemaps


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

12 Sitemaps for £25. Bargin of the year.

Every website owner should know that sitemaps are vital to the positioning of a website in search results. Much is talked about SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) but sitemaps seem to be neglected. For more information on Website Sitemaps A site map is your directory of the contents of your website, page details and when last updated. Get your 12 versions for only £25 UK Sterling. Application form.


Monday, 30 May 2011

Website Review problem from a major company

I tried to join internet.com today, at a major Forum.  The error was the promised box with the security word was not visable, so did not matter if you tried 2 or 3 times, you could never register. There was the message, "Registration denied, this forum runs an active policy of not allowing spammers. Please contact us via the "Contact Us" page link if you believe this is in error"

In effect you could never register. Does your site work the way you planed? Have you lost customers because you did not have an independent website audit done within the last 12 months.
See the website audit page for more information.


Thursday, 26 May 2011

Not all free website reviews are free

I contacted a company, very professional, that offered a free website review. As I provide this type of service, I thought to check out their claims.

They said and did all the right things, except they would do nothing without a phone number for their "Consultant" to contact me. Just checking their site I noticed their Google sitemap had not been up dated since 2009. Not very professional if their own site has problems. To see what you should have, see the Google Sitemap section

Friday, 20 May 2011

Drachsi to concentrate more on Website Reviews and Mystery Shopping

The amount of interest has been very high for website reviews for all types of business websites. The results from last October's free evaluation are available at website review results. This is not a mystery shopping scam.


Monday, 25 April 2011

Mystery Shopping

There is a lot of information about Mystery Shopers and mystery shopping. And then there is the scams. We at Drachsi offer a different type of Mystey Shopping service, this is for Websites.

A website can be expensive to create and maintain, but there could also be problems. What is needed is a website audit, sometimes called a website review, from a visitors point of view. Not expensive but can pay for itself by ensuring the site works as expected.

Have us do a Mystery Shopping trip to your website, you never know what we might find.

Mystery Shopper