W.E.B.S Ltd
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Phoenix Aromas
Phoenix Aromas
16:23 12 May 22
Knowledgable team who created a custom theme for our WordPress website and built a custom product database for us to manage technical products. Easy to work with and efficient in their workflow. Would recommend.read more
Gary Hughes
Gary Hughes
15:21 21 Dec 21
Our company have used W.E.B.S Ltd for many years and found the quality of the work to be very good, we have recently had them develop an app for our engineering department and they have walked us through the app very professinally and been extremely responsive when we have required changes.read more
Star Eastern
Star Eastern
10:44 28 Mar 20
I have worked with Justin for long period.To work with him is very easy and he always provide you the GREAT services.Recommend him A+++++++++++++read more
Elliott Callahan
Elliott Callahan
15:02 27 Sep 19
Excellent service from a very knowledgeable provider. WEBS has helped me immensely with my business website, social media presence as well as a whole host of other areas. Could not recommend anyone else for your business. Always there to answer any issues you may have and is super helpful in advising you on the best methods to boost your business’ online appearance. 5 Stars!read more
Pete Brown
Pete Brown
09:17 14 Jun 19
I have had my current website for a number of years thinking it was okay but when Justin designed me a new one I couldn’t believe the difference.It is very unique and i have had lots of feedback from friends and customers as to the positive change.He is patient, adaptive to change and very skilled in his profession.I believe my business will benefit solely from this change in Website.I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.read more
Bill McElhinney
Bill McElhinney
15:13 20 Feb 19
Excellent service from WEBS. They built two websites for me in WordPress and ran a successful SEO campaign over a 12 month period. Justin is very tech savvy and manages all my domains, web hosting and DNS, plus I recently moved onto the G-Suite platform for business email. Overall, I would recommend this company as being efficient, reasonably priced and highly competent.read more
Hazel Bate
Hazel Bate
13:14 21 Dec 18
The website Justin wrote for me looks really impressive and I’m getting great positive feedback from others looking at it. I’m sure it will help my business with moving forward. Justin was very quick at doing any work requested, even when he had other commitments, with patient professionalism and efficiency. I thought his development costs were very fair too. His support of my old website was always reliable and good advice given. Thank you Justinread more
Roger Ellis
Roger Ellis
11:40 27 Sep 18
I have worked with Justin and WEBS Limited for more years than I care to remember. He designs all of my websites and is my top “guru” when any internet related issues arrive. I have found him thoroughly professional, incredibly knowledgeable, easy to work with – and his rates are very competitive. 100% recommended. The best in the game in my view.read more
Louise Lee
Louise Lee
10:25 21 Sep 18
In May 2016 I was not a client of WEBS but that didn’t prevent Justin from leaping into action with no notice at all. My website had been hacked and in no time at all Justin had created a temporary solution and gave sound, sensible advice as to how to deal with the hack. For me it was an anxiety ridden morning, for Justin, it’s just what he does, with ease, grace and expertise.Roll forward a few years and Justin is still expertly doing his stuff and whenever I make ridiculous requests, he suggests the correct solution. Justin is always working to make my site better, to encourage more visitors and he suggests practical ways to achieve this. He spent a lot of time helping and researching my SEO and suggesting blogs I could write. Justin gives me frequent updates on the website’s performance and is always at the end of a phone if I want to discuss anything. For all things webby, Justin is my trusted advisor and I always recommend him where possible.If ever you’ve worked with a web designer or SEO expert and you feel either bamboozled or as if it’s all smoke and mirrors, go to Justin because he expertly guides you through every part of the process and gives practical support and advice.read more
Lee Paul Heron
Lee Paul Heron
20:12 07 Sep 18
I’ve been a customer of W.E.B.S Ltd for over ten years now, and I have no intention of moving elsewhere. They have hosted multiple business websites, personal websites and email services for me over the years, with almost no issues, and better than 99.9% uptime. Excellent quality, fast, reliable servers, and quick expert support on hand whenever needed. I would have no hesitation in recommending Justin and the team. Thank you all, and best wishes for another ten years.read more
Darrin Bonfield
Darrin Bonfield
09:10 07 Sep 18
Justin at WEBS I have personally known for several years of which I then gave the task to build and design my Martial Arts website. This has turned out to be a viable asset to my business and has been built and maintained to a very high and professional standard.I can’t recommend Justin highly enough as his knowledge for web design, technical support and fault diagnosis is 2nd to none. If your looking at investment for your business with total confidence give Justin a call you won’t regret it!!DarrinNTKD Schools.read more
Patrick Marston
Patrick Marston
07:35 07 Sep 18
I’ve always found W.E.B.S Ltd to be highly skilled website designers, developers and marketing specialists that are incredibly helpful with any technical issues I’ve had, replying speedily with a solution. W.E.B.S Ltd also communicate relatively complex tasks into easy-to-understand terms that allows you to maintain your own website too, which is very useful. I can’t recommend these guys enough.read more
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An Introduction to Link Building

Back in September 2014, it was stated that 1 billion websites were active on the world wide web, today this is 1,203,489,584 …. wow, that’s a BIG number .. You can check LIVE Stats here. This number continues to grow as more and more websites go up.

Where did this all start?

It’s hard to imagine life without the internet now, but i was back in 1989 when Sir Tim Berners-Lee released the World Wide Web to the masses.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989

A copy of his original document is shown below. I love the fact he wrote at the top of this document ‘Vague but exciting’ as his draft proposal for what was to become the World Wide Web as we know it today.

Tim laid out his vision for what would become the web in a document called “Information Management: A Proposal”

This guy gave to the world something which has revolutionised how we communicate and how we access information.

He wrote 3 primary technologies which are fundamental to how we use the internet today.

  • HTML HyperText Markup Language. The markup (formatting) language for the web.
  • URI Uniform Resource Identifier. A kind of “address” that is unique and used to identify to each resource on the web. It is also commonly called a URL.
  • HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Allows for the retrieval of linked resources from across the web.

Read more on the History of the Web here at WebFoundation.org. It’s really worth a look and it’s amazing, how he knew that in order for the internet to become what it is today, it needed to be released freely to the world, which happened in April 1993.

So, what happens when i click on a link?

Links are an essential aspect of getting around. On your website, links allow a user to navigate pages on your website to obtain more information. Top level links typically include Home, About, Services, Contact etc and sub-menus and incontext links allow a user to drill down for more specific information.

We all rely on links to find the information we need

If you want to know more about the the specifics of Link Building, visit Moz on the link here. Moz have written extensively about the subject and if you want to know specifics, that’s a great place to go.

Why did I link to Moz from here?

This post aims to help you get an overview of the subject and I am happy to provide some useful links to external resources to help you learn more, if you plan to do it yourself.

Links help us get access to the information we need

Links enable users to click through to relevant pages or external resources and are a fundamental aspect of the web.

When it comes to link building, it’s simple: you need good quality links from external sites to point to you.

The objective is to get your name and your link on as many websites as possible …. BUT, it must be relevant.

Aim for Quality Links

Create good quality, useful links to your site.

Avoid spammy links or posting your link in sites which have no relevance.

Imagine this.

You are read a post about a new car that you fancy buying. The article covers performance, wear and tear, residual values, fuel economy and insurance, all helpful information which aid your buying decisions.

If the post offers links to websites which are relevant to your buying process e.g finance options, insurance quotes etc these would be relevant and helpful in-context links. These links can be to pages inside the main site or external, and are beneficial to the reader of the article.

Poorly placed links distract the reading flow

In comparison, poorly placed links within the article or unrelated links to Home Insurance or Clothing retailers as an example, would not aid the reader and would fail to add any value to the flow efficiency.

The objective when building links is to be RELEVANT

You need to fit in with the flow and aid the the users, guiding them to supporting information.

If they are looking for a car, they may well be interested in insurance, lease deals, finance etc but they won’t be interested in estate agents services, clothing outlets etc

Simple Links to get you started

Below, are some of the more popular places you can add a link. *TIP: Don’t just rush this and add a link for links sake. Complete the listing properly and ensure it’s correct and spelt properly.

Google Profiles

Google+ may not be your first thought when it comes to Social Networking but it’s a good system and used by many. Check here, for statistics on use. (See: a relevant link has been placed here, for another article on our site which offers statistics on why you might consider using Google Profiles)…

Rather than creating one entry for Google, in this particular situation, you might consider creating one for each member of staff in your organisation. For those using G-Suite (previously Google Apps) each member within the organisation can easily enable Google + and configure their profile. Each one deployed, can create a link to the employer’s website.

Google Places

This comes under the Local SEO area of backlinks. It’s a handy tool and one which is not used by many companies. As part of our SEO services, we address this for all clients. When a user searches for you or your service in an area, google will display a nice map and provide details to the most relevant business. If you aren’t on it, you won’t show up. Note: Sometimes, you will find incomplete or incorrect data for your company, so it’s worth looking to make sure you show up and it’s correct.

LinkedIn.com

You can create a company profile and in addition, individual profiles for your employees. Make sure you select ‘Other’ when you set up your first link to create custom anchor text for your link. Also, there are two additional links available. As with all of these, spend time to make sure the profile is set-up to it’s fullest.

Digg

Digg is something you should have a look at. It’s not the big deal it once was, but it still offers some value and it’s free. You will have to do some ‘digging’ around (ooooh, sorry couldn’t resist it) to get the best out of it, but it’s probably worth your while.

Foursquare

I mention this one as it has some link value, but myself, i am not into the whole ‘check in’ style of using the internet. Foursquare is primarily for letting your friends know where you are and figuring out where they are. Secondarily, it’s for collecting points, prize “badges,” and eventually, coupons, for going about your everyday business. Rather than write about what this offers, click here for an overview.

Reddit

Very active with highly engaged users. Again, you need to work out what this is before you jump in, but it’s an interesting proposition with link potential. If you haven’t come across it yet, check this YouTube video out for an intro.

Squidoo

With the Page Rank of 8, Squidoo is a choice platform to gain high quality relevant links to any pages of your website. Moz wrote an article to provide an overview of this one.

Stumbleupon

You may just ‘stumble upon’ something you didn’t know about before. An article discovery site that’s curious but very popular. Expose yourself to ‘who knows who’ but it may just work for you. StumbleUpon is one of the best traffic generators among the top seven social media sites, referring more than other social bookmarking and voting sites such as Digg and Reddit according to Statcounter.

Yelp

From an SEO perspective, Google now takes into account a business’ presence on Yelp, such as the number of reviews it has and how positive they are.

FreeIndex

This is quite a well put together site, with the ability to create a FREE Profile for your business. It encourages you to create unique content for it’s display listing and allows you to upload services, photos and invite reviews. It provides widgets to use on your website and in your email signatures. The Pro Version is £100 per annum and allows you to highlight your advert, generate a custom URL on the freeindex domain and receive enquiries from a 20-30 mile radius of your business. Overall, it’s a good system but not so sure, the premium version is worth the money. To be fair, that might depend on the sector you work in.

Local Works

Local Business Portal which allows you to create a profile for your business. You can carefully use target keywords in the profile and description fields, but avoid being ‘spammy’.

YouTube

This is well worth doing, especially if you have some nice videos to upload. If you don’t, consider making one up or paying someone to do it. You don’t need a blockbuster and there are some nice effects to be had via iMovie or similar, even if it’s combining a selection of photos, adding music and some animated text to create some movement for your page. Setting up the YouTube Channel is simple and easy and if you need help creating the artwork, visit Canva.com (our favourite tool for making social media artwork)

More to be added

Over time, I plan to add to this and extend the article to include more links that I find. If you know of some that should be added, please let know. Happy to add any link here which helps the masses.

In the meantime, pop over to one of our friend sites for some more information, as you might find some other interesting stuff to read about. Read more about White Hat Link Building at Niksto.com,  a great upcoming resource for those wanting to learn more about helping their website perform better in the SERPS.

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