Here at Greendrift, I aim to produce value-for-money
web sites for the healthcare and small business sectors, both
in Yorkshire and further afield. Although I work only part-time,
the business keeps growing, mainly from referrals.
Below are a few examples of web sites that I have built in
the last couple of years:
The Tree Doctor, Wetherby.
This friendly, local business had an
old-fashioned, rather basic web site and wanted something
with more visual appeal. So we designed the site graphics
around the business, to make it visually more striking
-- and more fun. After all, business web sites really
don't need to be long chunks of text hung under a
Oh.... one more thing. The site is
now optimised for search engines, so that if you search
on Google, using the words tree
surgeon and Wetherby,
the site appears near the top of the results **...which
means more customers....which was the whole point
of the web site.
(It also works for trees +wetherby or tree
trimming wetherby, or tree
lopping wetherby or.......... No
wonder he's booking work months ahead.)
Health Kinesiology UK, Derbyshire
This busy site contains over 100 pages
including a searchable list of 140 health kinesiology
therapists throughout UK. Their original web site contained
a lot of useful content, which was retained and developed.
The new web site added a lot of new information for
visitors -- both the public and for the therapists
themselves. The layout and navigation were improved
and it now gives the public an easy way to find therapists.
Based in Derbyshire, the site is kept
up to date by regular email instructions. Search engines
visit this site weekly and are quick to pick up any
changes -- so the therapists get more business. Try
searching with Google on the words therapy
Click on the image to see the site. http://www.hk4health.co.uk/
The site now receives over 2500 visitors a month. Good
The best clients are managers who are realistic in their
objectives and who want to explore how the internet can help
their business develop --- and are prepared to listen to ideas.
The internet should be viewed as an integral part of the sales
and marketing activity. If this sounds like sensible comment
-- please do get in touch. 01937 587165 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Men's Forum (at Boston Spa)
The Boston Spa retired men's group meets on Wednesday's in the village and has a very successful series of illustrated talks from visiting speakers. They wanted a small web site to help attract new members and change the image of the organisation.
The site was launched in 2 days and shows the year's programme of talks. If you live nearby, you are welcome to join! Details are on the web site:See: www.themensforum.co.uk/
This local company tackles a range of cleaning jobs across Yorkshire (and beyond)- from fire and flood recovery work to restoring tennis court surfaces, cleaning factory floors - and also making home driveways and patios look like new again. It was their first web site, so the job included taking them step by step through the process and writing a lot of the wording for the site.
The web site was launched on time
and within budget and is already attracting new clients - so it has paid for itself over and over. Job done! See: www.yorkshirecleaning.org.uk/
One of UK's unsung heroes, exporting
a wide range of light-sensitive chemicals for use in
the printing industry.
The site was created with the objective
of making the company's range of products easy for
overseas printing companies to find. Contact from enquirers
is received from an inbuilt contact form.
In effect the web site is, in effect,
an on-line brochure showing the company's product range.
See http://www.pjschemicals.com/ or
select the image on the right.
There are more examples of effective web sites and
some of the thinking behind them on the following page.