Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Blog now open on the main website

I have both an html version and a WordPress appendix on the website. The WordPress part contains pages and the new Blog.

I thought it easier to keep all the webmaster and Drachsi stuff all together in one place. Supporting customers comes first so maintaining a number of Blogs, just for me is time consuming. Hope you like the new Blog?



Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Do you need a Webmaster?

The  function of a Webmaster for many people is unknown. In a large company there is an IT department, with a section that looks after the company website. Changes to content and updates are usually handled by experienced web designers. The manager of this section may have a wide range of titles.

A smaller company may outsource all work concerning a website to a web company, either as a fixed price monthly charge or for individual requirements. This can be costly and there is limited control.

Many small business owners are not aware of all the skills and knowledge needed to support, promote and market a website. The old adage " If you don't know what to ask, how will you understand the answer" applies. As the Internet has grown into a major source of new business, the industry has developed into dedicated areas.

Many companies promote a wide range of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) services, or guarantee top listing in search results. Treat these claims with caution. Many of the solutions can be effective only if done frequently.

You have a website, time to ask questions. Who has overall responsibility? What is the budget allocation? Is an independent website review made at least once every 6 months? Are using Blogs, Forums part of the business plan? Does the site provide customer facing support, like FAQ's, a ticketing system or community support? Are website and web page analytic's used to monitor the site and provide feedback? Are sales, marketing, production and the financial departments involved in a monthly website review meeting?

All good questions, and important, but you maybe a company of only 2 or 3 people so your choice is to pay different companies to manage different tasks, do it yourself, or consider a Virtual Webmaster working for you.

One example of the things that should be done as part of your overall business plan is use Business Networking to spread your message.

Enough of my message to you, all you have to do is make contact with brief details of your requirements. I work by the hour, so you always know your costs are within budget.

Friday, 13 April 2012

New Page on using Pinterest

There are many opportunities to market a product or service. A rapidly growing source is Pinterest. A new page with information, working examples and source code are available at

Very useful for normal users and web designers.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Are you using Pinterest?

A great tool for creating links to useful information Here is my Pinboard

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Marketing a Start-up is difficult

I have just about completed the basic set up of the Mini Job Store website. This is based on the " I will for a fiver" principal. The original idea started in America and has proved very popular. It provides everybody the chance to offer to do work for a Fiver or more. There are now many other clones of the original site.

As a Virtual Webmaster, I am often asked to help with existing websites, this is ok, because there are other people involved. Building a new site alone, that is selling a product is easier than my website which sells a service. Starting the involved Keyword search, domain name search, registration, and finding a reliable hosting company.

Many companies use their existing trading name, sometimes this works fine, other times it means nothing to other people unless they are friends, family or if it is a bricks and mortar company, but only locals know of it. Finding the right keywords for your company's products, services is a vital first step. Registration is next, but many of the best names have long gone. You stand as better chance in the future, marketing of your website if your keywords are in the name. ie has my two keywords, somebody eles has the .com version which is considered the best.

More to follow in the next post.


Monday, 19 March 2012

Marketing a product is easier than a service

I have been spending time creating a product to sell as part of understanding the problems of being rated highly in Google and Bing. First is the time scale. seems like nothing under one month happens.

So now all the effort is to see if the ideas, solutions and suggestions which are part of the Virtual Webmaster Services really work. The site is for a mini job marketplace.


Sunday, 29 January 2012

New Virtual Webmaster Services video uploaded

It always takes time, finally the decision has been made to upload a presentation about using a Virtual Webmaster Services company to save time, save money and boost sales. you can see the video on YouTube.

If you need something like this to boost your page ranking or to inform your customers, just send a quick email from  You can also add your comments to this post.


Thursday, 26 January 2012

Maybe the main website has too much information?

I have placed a lot of information on the main website, maybe too much? As I am showing what is possible to other Webmasters, Design Companies and Marketing Agencies. So I have created a single page website which is targeting normal business owners with a website at Webmaster Services Hope this helps to promote the benefits of a Webmaster to people that need solutions?


Friday, 6 January 2012

New Group on LinkedIn

There are many forms of marketing, and using LinkedIn is considered very beneficial. Owning a Group provides for many opportunities, I have created one called the Global Chamber of Commerce.

The reason, there are very few Chamber of Commerce with a LinkedIn Group for their members, and those that do have a Group, insist you are already a member of their Chamber. The group was set up today for all members to join from anywhere in the world. If you are a Chamber member, come and join the Group.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Free special offer now on the home page

Everybody likes something for free. I would like to get more people to consider me as a virtual Webmaster. By offering something for free, which has value, you get to use Twitter or Facebook for me. Worth looking to see how it works. at