Newsletter: We’re Here to Help – Hosting & Support

website support service
We’re sending out this latest mailshot as a reminder that we’re here to help all year round. Our hosting and support will cover most of your website update requirements but if it doesn’t we’ll never surprise you with unexpected costs. The last thing we want is for our clients to leave their websites idol while their business is active.

Website Update Ideas

  • Expand on an existing page or write a new page. Just a couple of hundred words can go a very long way to optomising your website for search engines like Google.
  • Update your website photos. This doesn’t make a lot of difference in Google but it does help convert your website visitors into customers. Out of date photos make a big difference to the impression your website gives.
  • Rebranding is a great way to reignite momentum in a business. Design trends change contantly and the best brands keep up to date with them. Your website can do exactly the same without needing a whole new website every time.
  • GDPR updates have become very common since the new regulations came in. This could mean adding a cookies notice, privacy policy or even adding an SSL certificate.
  • Re-engage with your social media followers. We recently decided to re-engage our social media followers and gained over 30 extra facebook followers in one week with very little effort. We also recently launched an instagram page and managed to attract over 100 followers in one week.
  • Direct customers reviews to your Google listing to demonstrate your service quality.
  • Expand into new technologies. We recently announced we were beginning to work with cryptocurrencies on our clients websites. We also made some predictions about what’s next for website technology for anyone that wants to get ahead of the curve.
So remember, we’re here to help. These are just some ideas to get the ball rolling. If you want anything updating on your website, contact us on 01775 761512.

Lincolnshire Hosting – Safety and Security

Hosting Lincolnshire

Our Lincolnshire hosting service is something we are very proud of. A large proportion of our client base is hosted after we have undertaken their initial website development. However, we also offer a full transfer to our servers along with one year of hosting and support for clients that just need a fresh host. 

Website Hosting Transfers in Lincolnshire

Many hosting transfers require some work beyond just moving the website. For a start, we have to do a full security check. Even when we don’t find a threat we still have to implement our high standard of protection to new websites before we can fully integrate them. Ongoing, we also have to ensure system updates are made as fast as possible. One of the main reasons that people transfer their websites to us is because their site has been unsupported, leading to missing updates and patches. We regularly set up auto-updates on new websites to ensure this is resolved immediately. 

Content Updates

Content updates are another common service required by new clients. This is often because they have been ignored by their last host or not given sufficient training. These updates managed as support, included in our standard hosting and support package. 

Fast and Stable Hosting

Speed and stability is another issue. Our hosting is built on FreeBSD, widely regarded as one of the most stable and high performance operating systems of the whole Unix lineage. If you’re interested in how this compares with other industry systems we’ve created some comparisons on our hosting page. 

Loyal, Local and Trusted

We don’t reserve extra space and limit your website potential. We provide a powerful, fully managed service for all of our customers. If you are interested in hearing more about how we can help you with hosting, please feel free to call us on 01775 761512. 

Drive By Websites Ltd is based in Spalding, Lincolnshire. We work with clients all over the county including in Holbeach, Bourne, Grantham, Stamford, Boston, Long Sutton, Lincoln and Sleaford.

Startup Website – Things To Consider

STARTUP WEBSITE

If you’re currently considering a new business start up or are looking for a new startup website, we have outlined a few considerations.

  1. Domain Name Significance. If you have to introduce your startup into competitive online search results, you’ll need every small advantage. Using a domain name that relates directly to your ideal search keyword can do exactly that. For example – instead of just using a company name – try to include things such as the main service or location.
  2. Jumping the Queue. Website videos are a great way to cut through the search results on your startup website. Unlike organic google website rankings, they’re often listed instantly! Google and Youtube are both linked in a way that other video platforms are not. This leads to much more attractive Google listings. Many would be tempted to watch a video in search results over web links because the listing features a thumbnail image from the video. Click here to read more about website videos.
  3. Google Maps. Configuring a pin on Google Maps with a link to your startup website will massively improve your ranking and can get you on the first page. Localised searching also means that people can stumble on your business map without even having entered a location in their search!
  4. Blogging. Perhaps the most important considerations long term is blogging. If you start now, you’ll see the results a lot quicker. Blogging is undoubtedly a chore but it comes at only the cost of spare time and the results are unparalleled. Continuous fresh content will mean Google needs to regularly index your site. It is also used when Google decides how to rank your website. Click here to read more about website blogs.
  5. Future Proof Hosting. While we do try to pride ourselves on our nonsense services, this jargon is worth a read. Future proof hosting refers to servers that are continually being kept updated with new and innovative performance and security enhancements. Our UK hosting service offers excellent security, speed, safety and support. This is mainly because we run FreeBSD systems, generally considered to be one of – if not – the most stable and high performance operating systems. Click here to see how other hosting server operating systems stack up. Can your startup afford to find that your website has run out of bandwidth, or isn’t functioning as expected? All too often new businesses find themselves in similar situations. A good startup website needs to be prepared for what’s to come as your business expands.

Need help with your new business startup website?

If you would like more information or a quote to get set up with a new business startup website, give us a call on 01775 761512.

Offshore Windfarm & Renewable Energy Website

Drive By Websites was absolutely delighted to be awarded the contract to build the website featuring an offshore wind farm being developed 20 miles off the coast of Lincolnshire and 28 miles from the coast of north Norfolk.

The information website is to keep visitors informed of project news and information to help people take advantage of the opportunities that will become available from this exciting new project.  Suppliers interested in working with Triton Knoll and their contractors can register their interest here.

Offshore Wind FarmTriton Knoll is seeking the best value in respect of all aspects of its delivery with the aim of becoming one of the most cost-competitive offshore wind farm projects, generating some of the lowest cost energy for UK consumers.

When interviewed, Drive By Websites’ Director, Jack McLean had this to say: “It is a privilege to be working on such an exciting project. The Triton Knoll website will demonstrate relatable content and design for anyone, from the local communities to project stakeholders. It is already clear that this partnership is set to be productive.”

Visit here to find out what Project Director, James Cotter had to say.

The Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has an expected maximum export capacity of up to 900MW.  Once the project has been constructed, it will have the capacity to provide enough electricity to meet the potential energy needs of up to 800,000 average UK households annually.

The construction and operation of the wind farm could also represent a potential investment of over £3billion across the project life-cycle, and an important supply chain opportunity.

Triton KnollYou can keep in touch with Triton Knoll in respect of  what is going on around the project by email: info@tritonknoll.co.uk or you can write: Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd, 2 Eastbourne Terrace, London W2 6LG

 

 

Legal Documentation & Insurance Claim Website

Drive By Websites has been busy building a mobile friendly website covering legal documentation and insurance claims for an accident investigator. First Call Documents We particularly like the design of the site and we hope you do too – http://www.firstcalldocuments.co.uk/

David Stearn, the owner of First Call Documents, offers a personal accident investigation service. David has 30 years’ police experience with 27 years working on traffic patrol.  He’s worked for 7 years as a self-employed claims investigator.

With the experience he gained whilst working for the police his qualifications include criminal investigations.

First Call Documents also offers an accident investigation service on behalf of solicitors specialising in all types of personal injury or liability claims. David appreciates how beneficial photographic evidence can be and this is another service he offers.

First Call Documents offers a comprehensive service which also includes providing statements in both criminal and civil format to cover road traffic accidents, public liability, employer liability and personal injury cases.

If you are thinking to yourself, “I’m having trouble with my website designer and I need help” don’t let your business suffer.  Working with over 150 local business owners, Drive By Websites is continually setting the pace for services such as website hosting and mobile friendly design.  If you need assistance to get your business presence on the web, then either call, visit or email us for an easy to understand and affordable solution.

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