Kent Website Design by fairly marvellous 

fairly marvellous are a family web design team, based in Whitstable, who specialise in building great value websites for businesses in Kent.

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What’s the best way to build your website?

One way:

You could try making your own, with one of those DIY services. You could waste a lot of time before giving up or deciding “it will do, I suppose.” Or you could spend your time concentrating on what you do best – running and building your business.

Their way:

You could spend a thousand pounds or more on a custom website. And nine times out of ten, the first question you get asked is “which template do you like the look of?” A template that costs the designer about thirty pounds. And then you get your website and left to your own devices, until the annual invoice arrives.

The fairly marvellous way:

Let us build you a bespoke website, designed specifically for you, not just another template. And we’ll look after it – making the changes you want and carry out the updates you need. And we’ll do all that for a fixed, monthly fee.

 

Who owns your website? 3 important things to check.

Who owns your website? 3 important things to check.

We do come across some interesting ideas in this world of web design. Certainly other designers and hosts can be awkward, putting up barriers when clients want to move. I’m sure that not all of them do it out of self-interest or dangerous business tactics, some just don’t completely understand what they’re doing. In this…

A new website for @GreggaWallace

A new website for @GreggaWallace

We’re very proud to announce the launch of a new website for Gregg Wallace, TV presenter – yes, him off MasterChef. It has a very different look to his old site with an emphasis on visuals. Because Gregg is a big Twitter fan, it is vital that his site is “responsive” – so that it…

5 reasons your website is like a dog

5 reasons your website is like a dog

Over the last couple of days, we’ve had an extra resident at Fairly Marvellous Hall. This is Phoebe and she’s been staying with us while her family went away for a night. She’s great fun, very friendly, and loves having her tummy rubbed. She also takes over the house, can be a right pain and…

A history of Google search engine optimisation crackdowns

A history of Google search engine optimisation crackdowns

Since Google started, the holy grail of search engine optimisation has been to find a secret way to the top. It used to be easy – fill your page with keywords, add a meta keywords tag (ha ha!) and get as many incoming links as possible. Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam… (a little Monty Python…

I hate “blogging” and I’m not alone – I need a Social Media Mentor

I hate “blogging” and I’m not alone – I need a Social Media Mentor

I had a lovely meeting with a lovely lady this week. We were talking about the need for a social media mentor – she’s in a great place for me, she knows that blogging and sharing is really important but needs a little help and encouragement in turning that knowledge into practice. I know it…

The (not so big) secrets of On Page SEO

The (not so big) secrets of On Page SEO

In this article I want to try and take away some of the mystery around search engine optimisation. There are two parts of this puzzle and we’re going to start with on page SEO, although I will cover a couple of things that will help with off page. It’s quite a long article and may…

Facebook kill Page status updates – make sure your links don’t go the same way

Facebook kill Page status updates – make sure your links don’t go the same way

Facebook have just announced a change to their ranking algorithm (what we used to call Edgerank) that will definitely affect how many of your Page’s posts get seen by your fans. We always knew a plain text status update by a page ranked low and that it was better to post links, pictures or videos….

Free gifts for bloggers – remember that calendar?

Free gifts for bloggers – remember that calendar?

Regular readers will have realised that I’m embracing 2014 with “practice what you preach” attitude. A big part of that is improving my blogging and putting more thought into my social media output. A lot of that is around structure and habit, which means I need a new tool. Sadly, not an excuse to go…

Psst. Wanna buy a domain name? (5 reasons buying extra domain names is a waste of money)

Psst. Wanna buy a domain name? (5 reasons buying extra domain names is a waste of money)

Have you received a phone call offering you a fantastic opportunity to buy a domain name? Will extra domain names help your SEO? Perhaps someone who runs the same kind of business as you, based in the same area and who has a very successful website, has decided to retire. And they’d like you to…

Back to work for 2014

Back to work for 2014

Although some of us were back to work on the 2nd (in fact, some of us didn’t really stop at all) for many, the first serious work day is when the little darlings are back at school. Especially those who are starting up new businesses this year, or launching a big push to help their…