Friday, 29 August 2008

Global Online Marketing

Metafocus is once again a global online marketing company!

Well, nothing much has changed except that I have put up another sign on the building that had been pulled down last weekend.

This time the sign has been put up slightly higher and with bigger screws.. Hopefully the current sign will last a bit longer than the last one – will keep you posted after the weekend!

Thursday, 28 August 2008

No Index means No Index!

I made a bit of a mistake the other day. The website for my club night Audiophile has recently stopped being indexed in the search engines.

I have been scratching my head over it for a few weeks and thought that it might be something to do with the wordpress theme, or maybe a problem with the hosting (it's hosted with Fasthosts - say no more!). Finally the penny dropped and I thought I’d better check the code to see if there was some sort of no index tag in there. Bingo!

< meta name='robots' content='noindex,nofollow' />

The no index metatag gives webmasters control over their sites, allowing them to avoid search engines automatically indexing sites or certain webpages. Some things just shouldn’t end up in Google - search for “businessplan.xls” or “expenses.xls” and you’ll see what I mean!

Even though we do most of our online Audiophile promotion through music forums, facebook and myspace it still helps to make sure that our website is indexed in the search engines!

Friday, 22 August 2008

Google Offices in Zurich

One of my friends posted a link to some pictures of the Google offices in Zurich this afternoon on Twitter.


Pretty similar to our offices in the Lace Market, Nottingham.. I think we’ve got more plants than them :)

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Nice one Broomy..

This afternoon while I was working on the Four Corners website the unthinkable happened…

I heard the noise from the kitchen while Andy was making the drinks, but I never imagined that it was my favourite mug that had gone crashing to the floor.

His grinning face did very little to make me feel any better.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Making Money cont..

I’ve reached the end of my July deadline and I think I’ve come up with a few ideas that I can start to put into place during August.

Over the last month I have registered two new domains and I am currently working on the designs for two new websites.

One of these sites is Beaver Castle. The main source of income from this site will be from Adsense and potentially other advertising. I’m confident about making a steady income from this, the holding page that is on the site at the moment is receiving quite good levels of traffic already from people mis-spelling Belvoir Castle.

My other domain that I have registered is The plans for this site are a little more complex than with the Beaver Castle site, but I will let you know as soon as I feel happy with them :)

Beaver Castle