Local SEO to Help Market your Business

Local SEO to Help Market your Business
If you want to make sure that your business is a really success why not consider contacting a professional internet marketing service such as Direct Submit to help you find ways to give your website a real boost? The use of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and other internet marketing strategies is essential to any business if they want to be sure that potential customers and investors are able to find the products and services they offer easily and when employed properly can make a noticeable difference to the amount of traffic any website receives.

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Whether you are a new business that is just starting out, or a more established company that simply wants to improve the performance of your website at Direct Submit they will be able to help you to find ways to ensure that your website is a success through the use of effective internet marketing methods. With a fully trained and friendly team on hand to discuss all your businesses aims and requirements you can be sure that they will be able to offer you a personal internet marketing strategy that is completely tailored to the individual needs and goals of your business.

Applying SEO to your website will help your page rank higher on the results produced by search engines such as Google making it far more likely that people who may be looking for the products or services that your offer will actually see your link and click through to your site, helping you to build your online sales and leads. Being on the first few pages of results is essential if you want to be sure that people are able to find what you have to offer, by applying specialist SEO techniques regardless of the size of your business Direct Submit will be able to help you improve your ranking considerably and raise your online profile.

Regardless of what products or services that your business has to offer having an effective website is essential if you want to be truly successful within today’s modern society, with most people using their smart phones and other devices to find the majority of the information they require if you can’t be found easily online your business will have major disadvantage compared to another similar business with a more accessible website and could be a contributing factor to how successful you become using the services of a company such as Direct Submit could prove to be a really worthwhile investment.

Local Search Engine Optimisation Services
So why not take a look at the Search Engine Optimisation and other internet marketing services that Direct Submit have on offer and see how they can help make your website really work for your business. No matter if you are looking for a one off consultation, a complete package including ongoing maintenance and performance reviews or a contract for a fixed term at Direct Submit they are always happy to help regardless of your needs or the size of your business and they always aim to offer a service that is always friendly and professional that delivers real results.

Established over a decade ago and operating from the North East of the UK, Direct Submit have become one of the leading SEO and Internet Marketing providers in the North East and the UK. Our client retention rate is exceptional, currently over 80%, which shows our commitment to working with the client to make a project a success.

To speak to one of our Internet Marketing Consultants for advice on making your Web Marketing project a success, call us now on 0845 272 2350, visit the Direct Submit SEO Services website or visit he Direct Submit local SEO Services website. We look forward to your hearing from you soon.

Just Helmets Motorcycle Helmets

Just Helmets Motorcycle Helmets
Just helmets are one of the UK’s largest Schuberth and Shoei Motorcycle Helmet Stockist, including the new Schuberth C4 and R2 Helmets to due to arrive in Spring 2017. They offer all the latest and greatest helmets from Shoei, Schuberth, Airoh, Suomy, Scorpion, Caberg, Viper, HJC and Reevu and their staffs have ridden in most of the helmets ourselves.

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Just Helmets is a motorcycle helmet specialist outlet, the only 100% dedicated helmet shop in the UK.  That makes us unique with the knowledge and customer service we can offer and our testimonials reflect this. They don’t offer every helmet brand available today as they take the time to test and evaluate each helmet line on offer. The bottom line is if a helmet doesn’t meet our expectations then we don’t think it will meet yours’s either. When this happens the choice of whether or not to offer that line is simple, we don’t.

As a specialist Shoei Assured Super Centre for the complete range of Shoei helmets including the new Shoei Neotec, they have a massive range in stock now and give the best service and back up available. Remember, the motorcycle helmet is the centre of any proper riding gear kit. A helmet can protect you in a crash, keep you comfortable and cool during a long ride and move you like no other piece of motorcycle gear can.

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Just Helmets have over 20 years’ experience in the motorcycle helmet market and have an excellent collection of top branded full face motorbike helmets, open face motorcycle helmets, flip up motorcycle helmets, off road motorcycle helmets and Bluetooth motorcycle helmets, for male and female riders.

The collection of motorcycle helmets available have pioneering features such as Bluetooth and Airfit, up to date graphics and unbeatable prices. So for a choice of the range of the hottest motorcycle helmet brands on the market including Shoei helmets, Schuberth helmets, Caberg helmets, Viper helmets, Scorpion helmets, HJC Helmets, Box helmets and Airoh helmets call Just helmets today on 0191 653 1303, visit the Just Helmets website or email us today on sales@justhelmets.co.uk.

Long Tail Keywords & your SEO Campaign

Long Tail Keywords & your SEO Campaign

Long tail keywords are more specific types of keywords, because they include more information than a normal keyword. For example, a broad keyword might be “tree surgeon”, but a long tail keyword would be “tree surgeon Tonbridge, Kent.” This keyword is much more specific than the broad keyword.

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Focus in on Long Tail Keywords
In this article, we’ll take a look at why you should focus on long tail keywords. The reasons may surprise you.

1. Interested Customers

Long tail keywords might include specific queries or locations, thus showing that the customer has a more specialized interest in the niche. Let’s go back to our tree surgery example from above. The broad keyword “tree surgery” is very vague and searchers who are searching that might only want a definition or they might want to learn about tree surgery in general. Since it’s so broad, that keyword doesn’t show much interest in the customer wanting to avail of tree surgery services.

In comparison, let’s look at “tree surgeon Tonbridge, Kent.” This keyword pinpoints with precision accuracy the customer’s intent. From looking at this keyword, we know that the customer wants to hire a tree surgeon in Tonbridge, preferably. While this keyword may get very few searches per month, those searches are precise and accurate, and are much more profitable than broad keywords. If you have a business ranking for those keywords, that person will be more likely to buy your services.

2. Competition

Long tail keywords might get less searches each month, because they are so specific, but these are the keywords which are easier to rank for. It is virtually impossible for a small business to start ranking for very broad keywords such as “tree surgery” or “confectionery” or “candles”, because these keywords are already dominated by big name websites such as Wikipedia, Amazon, and eBay. These websites have bulletproof SEO embedded within their online marketing, and so, it is impossible to get past them for such a broad keyword.

However, if you narrow down your keyword by turning it into a long tail keyword, such as “candle shop Kent” or “confectionery for birthday parties Kent”, the competition will decrease hugely.

This is because less websites have the exact long tail keyword “confectionery for birthday parties” embedded within their text. They might serve confectionery across the globe, but don’t specialize for birthday party catering or for Kent. That’s where your business comes in.

How Do I Rank For Long Tail Keywords?

You don’t need to write blog posts for certain long tail keywords specifically, but you can use the Google Keyword Planner to find keywords which might be profitable for your business. Don’t let the amount of searches daze you, if they only get fifty searches a month. If you think about it, that’s fifty interested people each month looking for your business’s products or services. Even if you retain a few of them after the first purchase, that’s enough to really increase earnings.

You might be naturally ranking for certain long tail keywords without even knowing. If your website contains a lot of textual content such as paragraphs describing your services, location, and products, the Googlebot will automatically strat ranking you for certain keywords. You can build up your blog post numbers to start creating more textual content for the Googlebot to scan.

However, if you find that you’d like to rank for a certain long tail keyword, you can write a blog post specifically with that phrase embedded in the title and in the text.

Many businesses ignore long tail keywords, because they think that these keywords won’t attract much searchers. However, the entire opposite will happen. By ranking for specific keywords, your website will attract highly interested customers who are much more likely to purchase your products or services.

Synergy Double Glazed Windows North Yorkshire

Synergy Double Glazed Windows North Yorkshire
If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your home, improve you quality of life and add value to your property you may want to consider having some new windows fitted or even have a completely new conservatory created to give your home an instant lift.

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At Synergy Windows they have a great range of product available including windows, conservatories and doors in a wide range of choices so you are likely to find something that complements any property and fits any budget, so if you are based in the North East you may want to take a look at some of the excellent services and top quality products they provide.

With products on offer that have been created using some of the latest technology available to ensure that you get great value for money you can be certain that having your windows, doors or conservatory supplied and fitted by Synergy Windows will be a really worthwhile investment. Not only will you add value to your home you will also save money on your energy bills as you will be able to maintain an even temperature within your property more easily regardless of the weather, with many products available using the Warmcore technology you can be certain that they are able to provide you with some of the most effective products on the market.

With an excellent delivery and fitting service you can be sure that no matter what products you may purchase from Synergy Windows you will always receive and excellent level of service, with the opportunity to have the whole project managed on your behalf from beginning to end, including any plumbing or electrical work that may be required, the whole process is made as easy as possible and you will have the job done with the minimum of disruption and inconvenience to you.

Synergy Windows are a Darlington based window and conservatory company who manufacture and install double glazed PVCU windows, doors and conservatories throughout the Durham, North Yorkshire and North East regions. They deal with both domestic and commercial customers, offering quality and value for money and are one of the few North East companies who have BFRC accreditation and approval to mark their double glazed windows ‘A’ rated. All units are Argon filled as standard and can also include options such as triple glazing and Warm Edge Spacer bar should the customer require it.

Contact Synergy Windows
So if you are looking for ways to improve your home why not think about getting in touch with Synergy Windows to find out more about what they have to offer their customers in the North East. Call today on 01325 527538 or visit the Synergy Windows website and check out the great range of double glazed windows, doors and conservatories they have on offer.

Sound Testing Services & Compliance with Part E

Sound Testing Services & Compliance with Part E
The pre-completion testing of all new and converted buildings has been a legal requirement since 2003. Sound insulation testing is the assessment of the sound insulation performance of party walls and party floors between different dwellings such as semi-detached – usually walls) houses and/or apartment blocks – usually walls and floors). Sound Insulation Testing is required once the property is nearing final completion and determines if the minimum Building Regulation standard for sound insulation has been met.

The required levels are as follows:

  • New Build Dwellings – Airborne 45dB & Impact 62dB
  • Converted Dwellings – Airborne 43dB & Impact 64dB

The objective of Approved Document E is to raise sound resistance standards for both airborne and impact noise between residential properties to provide reasonable living conditions and improve the standards of acoustic insulation in attached properties

Attaining compliance with Part E of the Building Regulations is a vital part of the construction process to ensure both private and landlord-operated homes, and commercial properties keep sound within the room or space it occupies without polluting any other adjacent areas.

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All new and converted dwellings such as houses and flats and rooms for residential purpose require sound testing to Approved Document E standard. This also includes a room or suite of rooms which is not a dwelling house or a flat but which is used by one or more persons to live and sleep. For example, rooms in hostels, hotels and residential homes. Detached properties do not require sound testing.

Approved Document E was initially introduced in 1992 and covers the reduction of unwanted sound transmission. This is identified as the passage of sound. It covers all walls, ceilings, windows and floors in the building.

The building regulations are continually updated – the latest update to Part E of the Building Regulations was released on 6th April 2013. This takes into account of the fact that construction techniques have changed over the years. As new acoustic materials and construction methods have been introduced through research and development in the construction industry, the regulations are changed to reflect and rationalise them.

There are 4 main sections to Approved Document E, they are:

  • E1 – Protection against sound from other parts of the building and adjoining buildings
  • E2 – Protection against sound within a dwelling-house etc.
  • E3 – Reverberation in the common internal parts of buildings containing flats or rooms for residential purposes
  • E4 – Acoustic conditions in schools

For most small house builders Parts E3 & E4 is not going to have much impact, but E1 and E2 are certainly relevant to anyone building or renovating.

Sound insulation tests are undertaken when the development is near completion. This means that the dwellings and the test rooms should be at a stage where just final finishing, such as final painting and carpets are required. We provide sound testing services throughout England and Wales. To help our clients prepare for compliance with Part E we have provided a site preparation checklist – shown below. If you check all items on the checklist it should help you to correctly prepare the building for the final pre-completion sound testing. It’s worth noting that where items are not in place this will negatively affect the sound insulation performance of the dwellings:

  1. Internal & external doors must be hung, glazed & closable on the latch
  2. Windows should be fully installed, glazed & closable on the latch
  3. Trickle vents and other ventilation systems should be fitted
  4. All wall, floors & ceiling constructions must be completed
  5. Skirting boards and cornice should all be completed
  6. Electrical sockets, TV Aerial sockets & light switches should be fitted
  7. Rooms must be clear of building materials, tools & unfurnished
  8. No cosmetic floor coverings should be fitted (i.e. laminate, carpet, vinyl, ceramics)
  9. No building trades should be working in the dwellings during the tests
  10. Access to rooms either side of the separating structure is essential
  11. Non-tester access to the rooms is prohibited during testing
  12. No noisy operations such as drilling, cutting or groundworks to occur nearby during testing
  13. Provision of 240v 50Hz mains power is required within all the dwellings under test 110v cannot be used.

To attain compliance with Part E one set of tests needs to be undertaken for every ten flats or houses provided the construction system is the same. A set means that the test should include two locations where the party element (wall or floor) is tested. This is equivalent to two individual tests when assessing the performance of a wall – airborne performance only) and four individual tests when assessing a floor (two airborne and two impact tests).

All sound insulation tests must be undertaken between habitable spaces (e.g. bedrooms, living rooms) and not to or from common spaces such as stairwells and corridors. Approved Document E 2003 states that a minimum of 10% of all party walls and floors is sound tested for every construction group or sub-group; however, where variations in the construction such as a different wall and/or floor type then further testing may be required.

APT Sound Testing provides a full range of Sound Testing Services in compliance with Part E. if you would like more information please contact us at info@aptsoundtesting.co.uk or call me direct on 07775623464.

Finding the Right Home Insurance

Finding the Right Home Insurance
Having the right insurance and the correct level of cover for your home and property is essential when you need to make a claim if something goes wrong, but sometimes shopping for insurance can be daunting as there are so many conflicting deals and offers out there that all seem to be offering added bonuses or advantages that you may not even be sure that you need.  At Weir Insurance they aim to help take the stress out of renewing your insurance by offering you all the information and advice that you need to make a really well informed choice.

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As one on the more established insurance brokers in the North East, Weir Insurance brokers have over forty years experience helping their customers locate insurance in Newcastle and Northumberland make good decisions about what insurance policies they choose to hold. With a wealth of knowledge from within the industry and a focus on providing every customer with a top quality service every time they are experts at making sure they get the best deal available every time, no matter what level of cover is required.

If you are looking to renew your insurance or you are taking out a new policy entirely the first thing to consider is the type of insurance that you require and the level of cover that is needed, at Weir Insurance they will complete an initial assessment with you to decide what type of cover is most suited to your specific needs and also what you are able to afford. You will then get the opportunity to discuss what types of cover might be most suitable to you.  Once you have been guided through the options and decided what types of policy you will require one of the team will find what companies have the best deals available.

You will then have the opportunity to take a look at a selection of policies that are suited to your requirements and have any questions or queries that you may have answered so you can be sure that you will have all the information you need. Once you have made a decision Weir Insurance will get everything arranged on your behalf as soon as possible and let you know when your cover will begin, giving you total peace of mind that everything is well protected.

No matter what you want to insure or the type of insurance you want at Weir Insurance they have all the experience required to provide expert advice to residential and commercial customers alike and with a range of specialist insurers available as well they are also able to help with more difficult items to insure such as classic cars, charities and caravans. They also offer specialist advice and hard to beat quotes on a variety of services such as legal advice and road side assistance and many other types of insurance including travel, horse and commercial fleets.

So if you are finding it hard to find a competitive quote, too busy to spend hours searching for the best deal or simply overwhelmed by the amount to policies available and want a bit of guidance why not get in touch with Weir Insurance? With a great range of insurance advice on offer, many years experience within the industry and the expert skills to provide you with the advice you need you can be certain that they will do everything they can to ensure they get you the best value policy and the right level of cover for you.

Contact Weir Insurance Brokers
For further information please call one of our experienced insurance team to day on 01670 365533 or visit the Weir Insurance brokers website. We have been helping our clients’ with their insurance needs since 1972. We talk to you about your requirements, work with you to figure out what cover you need (and what cover you don’t) and then use our relationship with dozens of insurers to find the best solution for you.

Successful Sound Testing in London

Successful Sound Testing in London
From the offset careful consideration should be shown to the acoustic design detailing for both conversion and new build projects if you are to achieve a successful sound testing in London at the first attempt.

For instance many of the dwellings in London consist of flats converted from large Victorian houses. At the time of the original build some 100 years ago, designing for sound insulation was not a consideration and so many of the dwellings suffer from adverse noise transference between the floor and wall partitions. This can be extremely stressful to the occupant’s well-being is a major cause for concern.

There are ways to improve the airborne and impact performance by improving the wall/floor partitions ability to reduce the amount of sound transmission from one side of a construction element to the other and subsequently  from dwelling to dwelling. By adding isolation and  mass to the floors and wall construction compliance with Part E for conversion projects can be achieved.

How to Achieve Successful Sound Testing
To help our clients achieve successful sound testing we offer the following ‘3 step package’:

Step 1: Sample Sound Testing of the existing building. This offers an accurate overview of the acoustic performance of the existing partitions which enables us to offer a targeted acoustic design using the sound insulation performance of the existing construction.

Step 2: Acoustic Design Review of the proposed developments party walls and floors to ensure acoustic details with be sufficient to pass Building Regulations Part E

Step 3: Site Survey Visits to check that the onsite construction is being undertaken in-line with manufacturer’s guidelines.

In our experience if the acoustic design is taken into consideration from the offset of the project, then it usually results in compliance with Building Regulations Part E.  In many cases sound test failure is down to poor acoustic design and poor workmanship, that is why we offer the 3 step process to achieve successful sound testing on your London project.

If you have a project that requires acoustic design advice or sound insulation testing, then please contact us at: info@aptsoundtesting.co.uk, visit the APT Sound Testing Services website or phone us directly on 07775623464.

Weir Insurance Brokers – Serving Newcastle & Northumberland

Weir Insurance Brokers – Serving Newcastle & Northumberland
Weir Insurance are a general insurance brokers offering a wide range of business related insurance products solutions and advice. Located in Northumberland, close to Newcastle upon Tyne they also sell and advice on most other types of insurance and are specialist home insurance brokers.

insurancebrokersWeir Insurance have been helping their clients’ with their insurance needs since 1972. The key to their success is that they talk to the client about their insurance requirements, work out what cover you need (and what cover you don’t) and then use our relationship with dozens of leading insurance companies to find the best solution for you.

Independent Insurance Brokers
As fully independent insurance brokers, we always put the client first and aim to provide the very best possible cover at the best possible price, no strings attached.

Finding the right insurance isn’t always easy. Whether you’re trying to insure a fleet of new company vehicles, or simply looking for a better rate on your home insurance, there’s a lot to consider and you could spend hours trying to track down the right policy for you or rush into a policy that leaves you unprotected and at risk.

So if you’re looking to insure yourself or your business, simply pick up the phone or send an email and their friendly staff will help you get the cover you need. And if you don’t know where to begin, don’t worry, Weir Insurance will point you in the right direction.

Telephone 0800 281 453, email  enquiries@weirinsurance.co.uk or visit the Weir Insurance website today.

Synergy Double Glazed Windows North Yorkshire

Synergy Double Glazed Windows North Yorkshire
As we move into autumn, many people are looking at planning or undertaking home improvements. It’s never too late to fall in love with your home again, no matter how long you have lived there and home improvements are often a great idea as not only do they improve your living space and quality of life, but they will also often pay for themselves by increasing the value of your home.

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One of the most popular improvements is to replace doors or windows or to add a conservatory and in general, updating your homes windows and doors or adding a conservatory are always smart investments and can offer some of the best home improvement value. Whether you want to re-design or renovate an old home, you can convert the existing space into your dream home with careful planning, using professional and reputable builders.

It’s also nice to recognise that the safety and security of your home and family are very important and uPVC double glazing products offer a greater degree of security than the vast majority of standard wooden windows and doors.  Modern uPVC double glazing security offer the highest specification locking mechanisms and an advanced range of special security features, many of which are now required by the insurance industry to achieve a lower home insurance quote. Modern UPVC double glazed windows will also reduce the amount of energy you use to heat your home, thus saving you money.

Arguably the most important consideration for the home owner when looking to replace doors, windows or the addition of a conservatory is who to employ to do the building and installation work.  It’s very important to look beyond the glossy brochures and smooth sales pitch offered by the sales person.  A company such as Synergy Design and Build windows and conservatories of North Yorkshire can offer many years of experience and successful trading, offering the highest standards of uPVC manufacturing, double glazing, windows and conservatories.

Synergy Design and Build manufacture and install all their own products within their own factory unit which includes an extensive indoor and outdoor showroom. As well as doors, windows and conservatories they offer all aspects of building work, specialising in extensions, orangeries and sunrooms and encourage visits by prospective clients to their showroom.

A company who manufacture their own doors and windows and other products including double glazed windows, doors and conservatories will also be able to provide an additional assurance as to the quality of the product. This ability to monitor and confirm the quality of process and end product help the customer have even greater confidence in the end product.

A reputable double glazing company will not employ pressure selling and will give honest and unbiased advice as to what the customer might need. As with all reputable double glazing suppliers, Synergy double glazing offer friendly and professional and are always happy to help. Using a well-established, local based firm who, over the years, have generated a large portfolio of happy and satisfied customers will not only help ensure you receive and excellent service but will ensure that you will have double glazed doors, windows or a conservatory that will give you and your family many years comfort and security.

Why not call them today on 01325 527538 or visit the Synergy Design and Build website today or call their double glazing, windows and conservatories showrooms and speak to one of their friendly and professional consultants who are always happy to help.

North East Safety Systems

Welcome to North East Safety Systems
North East Safety Systems believe they can help eliminate all internal falls from height when installing timber joists, block and beam flooring and roof trusses on conventional build projects. They can protect the workers safety and remove the harm of risk and believe in their product and service and the protection offering to your workers and protection to your company.

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NESS Total Fall Safety Solution Features & Benefits

> High Quality Fall Prevention Working Platform
> Various platform heights up to 3 metres available
> Compliance with Working at Height Regulations
> Innovative and Durable Non Slip Work Surface
> Unique Versatility for Individual Project Challenges
> Load Capacity of 2kn per m2
> Hire based product
> Full installation service available

NESS Safety Decking
NESS Safety Decking offer and advanced fall prevention system and working platform for conventional build projects. The NESS Safety Deck system vastly improves safety compared to traditional methods, complying with all aspects of working at height regulations. Safeguarding your workforce and helping you comply with safe working practices. Meeting all current HSE working at height regulations providing you with the means to meet the ultimate goal of HSE hierarchy for fall prevention “to stop that fall.”

For further information please telephone: 07399 524 966, e-mail: info@ne-safetysystems.co.uk or visit the North East Safety Systems website.