Social networking pays off. I met Raddi Samardjieva Hansen through a Provincetown friend on Facebook. He had gotten chatting with her, (as people often do when hanging out in Ptown) and she told him she was looking to become a freelance web programmer, and if he knew anyone she could talk to about getting started. My friend immediately thought of me and my web design business, and sent me a message regarding Raddi. I agreed to help out wholeheartedly, as I feel strongly about giving back what was so freely given to me when I first started out.
Raddi and I met up at the Wired Puppy, in Provincetown, MA, and it was like meeting an old friend who I hadn't seen in a long time. I shared my experience as a beginner with her for about an hour. Unexpectedly, at the end of our meeting, she casually mentioned that she had been talking to someone who was in need of web help. I told her we could use this opportunity as a means of getting her feet wet as far as the ABC's of starting a freelance business, and a beautiful relationship began between a teacher and his student.
We went over everything from accounting to pitching a job, and doing an initial consultation. Our meeting with the new client was a success, and we landed a nice 4 figure job, which is really something in these "anyone-and-their-brother-can-build-a-website" days!
The Keyworth Graphics team welcomes Raddi and her amazing, and growing skill set.
Click here to learn a bit about her at her website
Now working with a new genius is always humbling. Endrit Sina, 7-year veteran of Internet Technology, comes to us with:
When not grinding away at the pixels, he can be found, rock climbing, swimming, traveling.
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You may have noticed lately that your website isn't showing up in a search engine position that you are used to seeing it in. This is a result of a number of things that can be addressed, which I will explain further down in this post.
When I first started designing websites several years ago, it was a common practice for web designers to add several things as standard SEO (search engine optimization) add-ons. Putting keywords into your content, connecting your website with social networks, inserting meta information in the web page headers, and a couple of other things to make your website attractive to search engines, were a few. This was enough to put you in a relatively good position to your competitors. But...
Things have changed, especially in the last year, particularly with Google, the "go to" search engine for 98% of people browsing the web. Realizing that some developers were using less-than-pure methods to gain high page rank, they set out to make it so that there are a number of things that NEED TO HAPPEN with your website, on a regular basis. One of the biggest, is having FRESH content (Blog). Also, having a keen eye for updating keywords and phrases as the search engines hone and perfect their requirements and algorithms (formula for what determines a "good" web page).
No longer does a good optimization include the things I did when first building websites. SEO is a highly specialized field now, that is taken very seriously by big search engines, like, you guessed, Google. If you don't "play the game" their way, chances are you'll get booted to the bottom of the ladder, or worse yet, not be found at all when someone searches for you using logical keywords.
But there is good news...I have added a new Search Engine Optimization Maintenance Package (SEOMP) that entails fixing, and maintaining the SEO for your website at a super affordable price - with a guarantee to improve your listing. If you are an existing Maintenance Package customer, this can be added on to your package. If you do not have one, I can add you to a list of other clients who receive the special attention your website needs to make it show in a better position.
It's been a long time coming that I needed to add this valuable team member to the pages on this site. Wes Carr has worked with us for over a year now, starting out with some complicated CSS projects to customize several websites for a popular goat's milk soap company.
His page on this site can be found here
Recently Wes did some freelance work for a Weebly website that used a template without a mobile friendly logo. In no time, and at a super reasonable fee, he had the logo resizing and behaving properly so that the website displayed beautifully on all devices, desktop, laptop, tablet, and smart phone. Congrats Wes, and thank you!
Please check out his website, and tell him Will from Keyworth Graphics sent ya...