Post Christmas 2013; online winners and losers

Ecommerce Winners and Losers The 2014 Christmas trading announcements highlight the apparent impact of the internet. The volume of web sales will overtake high-street revenues for many businesses in the near future (if not already!) But what can we project as likely impacts of the most recent “positive” reports? 1. Knee-jerk agony You can picture[…]

Website strategy; building solutions

1. Define the problem Most website strategy solutions come about from a specific problem or combination; conversion drop, lack of sales, high exits, wrong traffic. Once the problem(s) has been identified and agreed at all levels it is simply a matter of process to find the solution to test. 2. You need to decide what[…]

Busting the SEO Myths; some Strategy Consultants views

1 – SEO needs major technical and programming knowledge Not anymore. Making sure your site meets the core basic requirements of good content, written for human beings. Online reputation, good content that real people want to look at and a site with a basic, simple structure is as technical as it gets. 2 – SEO is[…]

Mistakes in SME Web strategy; a web consultants view

According to economic forecasters there are over 4 million small businesses in the UK, and many will have a website. Unfortunately many of these businesses will not be able to answer the following in a strategic manner; Why have we got a website? How do I know what its doing? Has it been built correctly[…]

From Tourist Board to Welcome…. The evolution of Yorkshire.com

Introduction The Yorkshire Tourist Board had for many years overseen county tourism promotion from its Victorian villa opposite the Racecourse in York. In 2008 a new Chief Executive was appointed, and a new strategy introduced, to rebrand the Tourist Board as Welcome to Yorkshire. Central to the strategy was digital marketing. The rather traditional website[…]