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I have a site that has been completed and uploaded and would appreciate any feedback whether it be positive or negative as i'm always looking for ways to improve my CSS code.

The URL is http://www.hatchmedia.co.uk

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Your splash page is a little

Your splash page is a little image heavy and could stand to do with losing the

Hatch media has a design studio located in Bolton that designs and implements successful websites for a range of clients. A well designed website brings huge benefits to the majority of businesses, our design team can build your website and allow you to start seeing these benefits too.

 

From our Bolton based design studio we deliver websites that actually work and each project we complete strengthens our ongoing ambition for complete customer satisfaction.

 

spacer paragraphs Wink

Also here

Hatch Media is a unique Design Studio that Specialise in website Design and graphic design. We are located in Bolton, Manchester, North West England.

Our highly talented team at the Bolton based Design Studio are experienced in grasping a detailed understanding of any client's requirements through an intensive needs analysis, making sure we deliver a solution that not just meets your expectations but takes it to a new level.

Any project you have, be it designing your professional stationery to having a very unique website with the WOW factor, give our team a call at Hatch Media of Bolton and let us Hatch your business....

shouldn't be using H1 tags, use EM instead Laughing out loud

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Yes i agree it is a little

Yes i agree it is a little image heavy but it does the job and the images are highly optimized and loads in under 2 seconds...

In regards to the text, this site is also search engine optimised, hence the use of H1 tags and keyword strong text. H1 tags are identified by search engines and considered priority text. This being the only reason why i use this..

Thanks for your comments though..

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monkey_man wrote:In regards

monkey_man wrote:
In regards to the text, this site is also search engine optimised, hence the use of H1 tags and keyword strong text. H1 tags are identified by search engines and considered priority text. This being the only reason why i use this..

You're doing it wrong. The H1 should only contain your main page title. Stuffing all your keywords into H1s just to get indexed by Google is a bad tactic and likely to end in bad results.

Imagine if a blind person using a screen reader visited your site. Every time it comes across a H1 tag imagine it YELLS the text at the user.

I can tell you, they wouldn't be coming back in a hurry Wink

Also imagine I visit your site on my mobile phone. H1s would be huge, fill up the whole screen, and require masses of scrolling.

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monkey_man,

monkey_man,

I am an SEO consultant, and can tell you that H1 tags should be used only once and used for the most important topic on your page (usually your name)

then following suite with the h2-h6 tags.

I don't tend to reuse tags until h3 or h4.

As for in the middle of a paragraph in the strong and em tags come in nicely.

I understand you are trying to be optimized, but there is a friendly compensation for semantics and SEO

One thing you will want to do if you are going to take SEO seriously is install the Firefox Web Dev toolbar.

When you are finished with your site, take off the style sheet and read your content. A spider comes in the top left and leaves the bottom right of your site. You will want your keyword density to be heavy in these two places

I recommend h1 and h2 tags to be the very first thing in your code and to have the keywords you want in them. As for the bottom right, you will want a link to your sitemap in xml format, so the very last place it will crawl is a map of your site so it will crawl it twice (good for placement)

If you need more SEO tips, feel free to ask.

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On your "Careers" page I

On your "Careers" page I think you need some padding-bottom on the listings:

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Point taken.... Thanks,

Point taken....

Thanks, i'll add that padding straight away.

Thanks for your help

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Copying titles, content

Copying titles, content snippets, etc from higher ranking competiton will not really help with your long term search engine position.

There are some very aggressive duplicate content filters that could cause you problems.

What may work on a competitor's site is still subject to a wide array of other factors.

Try to be a little more original and please respect other peoples work.

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@ bub so I take it you

@ bub so I take it you represent the other web design company based in Bolton, and that appear to be sharing very similar keywords but ranked second! Smile

@ monkey_man Your sitemap is that meant to be a ROR rss feed? if so should you not actually be using a link tag to provide the feed? and not a href link as that just displays an xml tree and is not that useful for users.

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Hi Hugo, My sitemap href

Hi Hugo,

My sitemap href link was intentional and the only reason it is there is for SEO reasons, as this helps google and other search engines in indexing my site. Sorry i can understand how confusing this can be but i placed it at the bottom and tried to make it inconspicuous, but obviously not enough as you managed to find it... You must have eyes like a hawk ha ha ha..

In regards to Bub's comments, Firstly i posted this post in relevance to CSS not SEO :rolleyes: . And i'm sure he's found this post by searching my back links and franticly doing some link building at the moment. As for the title of my site, yes it does look similar but then again any SEO consultant knows that the title is one of the most important places to place keywords and unfortunately we are competing for the same ones, hence the similarity. Especially the first 4 words which are obviously our main keywords... As for the content, i see no resemblance and have no intention of copying anyones content, i have a strong web site and don't feel the need to.

Fair comment i think...!

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Hatch Media To keep on

Hatch Media

To keep on topic, this is quite handy to compress your css.

http://flumpcakes.co.uk/css/optimiser/

haha 'franticly doing some link building' those where the days....

No offence taken and the keywords come free, it's nice to know others think we're doing a good job.

We're only up the road so if you ever fancy a cup of tea and biscuit call in.

I'd just like to say good luck with your business.

regards

bub

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Cheers for the

Cheers for the link...!

Thanks and i wish you good luck with your business. I'm sure there is enough business in the greater manchester area for us both to thrive.