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Refined Running Website Launch

Welcome to Refined Running, an inclusive blog dedicated to improving running technique for individuals of all ages, skill levels, and aspirations. Whether you're an adult seeking to enhance your performance, a young enthusiast taking their first steps in this...

A Summer of Website Rescue – SOS

Summer 2021 seems to be where I discover websites (of course, built by others), where they are so crippled with numerous dangerous set up issues, or poor or no maintenance. One other these companies trades over £300k/month through their website, yet it is so dangerous...

Something to do while we are stuck indoors – Build your own church!

So, this idea has been three months in the making. I thought I'd make a model of our village church. From then it grew into something we were planning to print, and issue to the village for people to make their own church to support the roof repair fund. Well, now,...

If you don’t ask, you don’t get! New website for world class comic Tiff Stevenson

Watching Mock the Week, I really think Tiff is funny - So I googled to see what else she's in. Stumbled across her website, which didnt really work, so I emailed her to offer to fix it.  Well, 4 months later, and her new website is up and running. Enjoy!

Website Security ‘Must Haves’ for 2020

Forty years ago, we barely had computers. Twenty years ago we were worried about the millenium bug. Now with the breaking of the Twenties, the age of cyber attacks is well and truly upon us. With daily attacks breaching major websites, revealing customer details in...

Cotswold Childcare – One page website

Lesley from Puddleducks is branching out. With years of daycare expertise, there is now a big demand for ad hoc childcare services which she is satisfying. Take a look at to see if there is anything that can be done for...

PJG Garden Designs – A Labour of love

We've been running for a few months now. Peter came to me referred by Lyn at Martha's Attic. He had a very clunky old html website to sell his beautiful handmade wrought iron garden ornaments and furniture. Starting as a simple e-commerce site, it quickly became...

Wild Grace launches in Woodstock

Sinead took over Wild Grace in the early new year, and has hit the ground running. Her beautiful flowers, gifts, and cards are stunning. A stunning website was needed to complement these.

Video bringing property rentals to life

I was very lucky to be able to pitch to undertake video tours for a local home rental company. With some very clever tech, and just the right camera set up, these properties really do stand out from those with only images. Here's a sample.......

What’s all this about? Are Facebook & Twitter really the way to get more clients now? Surely Yellow Pages is still the best way to advertise. No. NO! NO!!! These old methods are dead! over 75% of people are using the internet to find services & products, and over 90% or people will check out a supplier via their website.

What’s the best way to pursuade prospective clients to choose you over others? Not priceo. It’s word of mouth. Testimonials from existing clients, either directly, or indirect will give prospects a level of confidence in your service above others. And what better way to get people chattering about you than on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin?

Some stats for you:

  • Facebook –
    • More than 500 million active users
    • 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
    • Average user has 130 friends
    • People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  • Twitter.
    • Market research company Nielsen Online says Twitter grew by 1,689% from February 2008 to February 2009.
    • That means there are now (jan 2010) more than 1.78 million people signed on.
    • The same timelast year the social networking site only had 100,000 members.
    • At September 2010, membership has grown to over 50 million accounts worldwide.
  • Linkedin
    • Linkedin is the professional social contact site
    • Worldwide, over 75 mllion members, growing at over 300% a year.

You can quickly see that soon the entire planet will be saturated by these.

But are you exploiting the trend? Does your website link seamlessly to your social pages? If not, then they must.

Just ask, and I will ensure your site links with your accounts, and I can even set up these pages for you, and get your tweets, and status updates working for your business.


  • Set up Facebook, Twitter account / page – £100 each
  • Link to your website – £FREE if I am developing your site.
  • Manage content on these – £100/month