There are many factors that will influence a website’s search engine placement. But what the major search engines will never do is produce a definitive list of do’s and don’t's, for the very good reason that poor websites with low-value content could be manipulated by unscrupulous webhosts to achieve higher rankings. Which is exactly what used to happen in the old days.
But a reputable search engine marketing consultant should never have to resort to dirty tricks in order to achieve better results.
With several years’ experience as an SEO consultant, guiding websites up through Google and Yahoo’s search listings, I know all the issues involved in optimisation. I also know all the myths and the ‘things that used to work but don’t any more.’ I have well-documented evidence of the campaigns I’ve run and can see how they’ve been affected by my marketing decisions.
This website has a page one ranking in Google for the following search terms:
Graphic designer Scotland
3d Animation Edinburgh
3d Event Planning
3d Accident Reconstruction
Television Graphics Scotland
Flash Animation Edinburgh
..along with other keywords specific to my industry.
I can improve your website’s visibility through guided SEO Marketing. The best way to begin is with a review of your website, which I do free of charge. So call me now on 01506 650321 or email info [at] funhousegraphics dotcom, and take the first step up the rankings.
If you’re reading this two years from now, you might be wondering what the fuss is about. Html5 is standard isn’t it? Well at the time of writing, Html5 is far from standard. It’s brand new and still has lots of issues. And one of the biggest is – how does Html5 handle video?
An explanation for non-techies. To date, video on the web has been dominated by Flash. But with Apple’s announcement that Flash would not be supported on the Ipad, it became clear they are trying to force the issue on the idea of an alternative.
For people like me who produce a lot of web video, there’s no simple answer as to how to encode clips that will satisfy both the older browsers like Internet Explorer and newer ones like Chrome. At this point, both support Flash but only the newer ones can handle Html5. So you could carry on using Flash for a while, but once they start actively dropping support for it, as in the case of the Ipad, you need to start looking at alternatives.
So the unusual thing about the video above is not its content, but the fact that it will play in any browser you choose, including the Ipad. The way that you see it is dependent on the browser you’re using. If I’m wrong and it doesn’t work for you, please let me know. And let’s see where we are in two years time.
To see how the video plays on your mobile, scan the image below to view this post in your smartphone:
I'm Greg Moodie, a freelance graphic designer based just outside Edinburgh in Scotland. I've been trading as Funhouse Graphics since 1998 and specialise in 2d & 3d animation with a heavy a dash of quirky.