Category Archives: SEO

Free Website with a Gloucester SEO Plan

At Quay Websites we are excited to announce a new package that will benefit small to medium sized companies in Gloucester and Cheltenham and throughout Gloucestershire!!


We find that many people who come o us for SEO services in Gloucester often have websites that are out of date that would prevent a good position rank on Google. This is why we have decided to offer a fully responsive website with every SEO plan purchased over £200pm

The average Responsive Website costs between £800 – £1200, so by signing up to a 12 month SEO plan your company can save a great deal of money and benefit from a new website that is fully optimised for Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Contact Quay Websites Ltd today to find out how you can make the most of this offer. Be quick as this is a limited offer on a first come first serve basis.

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Wedding Magician London



Wedding and Party Magician Andy Field is set to make more magical moments in London!

This new website designed by was created for London Magician Andy Field.

Any was great at supplying website content for his new website, having lots of unique text content is sure to boost his SEO on Google over the coming months.

Andy wanted a website that was easy to navigate and offer a comprehensive breakdown if his wedding and party magic services that he offers in the London area. The responsive website design allows users to easily navigate the website whether on a desktop or mobile device.

Although this type of website design is something that the team at Quay Websites is an every day occurrence something that we don’t often see is the use of a .co domain as a primary domain for a company.

This is the first time that we have been asked to SEO a .co domain so we look forward to seeing how performs on Google over the coming months. Being a newly registered domain as well the challenge is even more exciting and something the Quay Websites team are keen to get stuck into.

Terms relating to ‘wedding magician London‘ and ‘London party magician‘ are densely populated so this also throws another challenge are way.

We will keep you posted on how we get on over the coming months.

Hydraulic Cylinders by Helipebs

One of our more recent clients is Helipebs, a engineering company based in the UK that makes Hydraulic Cylinders and also manufacturers of Pneumatic cylinders

Helipebs came to Quay Websites to improve UK national rankings for search terms relating to Hydraulic Cylinders as they are one of the leading manufacturers of the cylinders in the UK and were buried below masses of other engineering companies.

Within the first few weeks our team of online marketing experts managed to achieve a superb rank increase on Google for Helipebs.

Helipebs are now within the top two pages on Google for search terms relating to Hydraulic Cylinders and we are looking forward to the next 12 months increasing their online presence.

Improve your online rankings and get more business with Quay Websites

seo tips

SEO tips for Cheltenham & Gloucester – Page Titles

I talk to many of my clients in Cheltenham and Gloucester about onsite and offsite Ethic SEO tactics and one of the key areas onsite is the page title and meta description.

Google takes a snippet of these and displays this information within the search results.

Having a strong page title and meta description can be a real game changer. It is also important to monitor the effects of your page title and meta description and manipulate them to produce the best user experience and for the best SEO experience.

Googles Webmaster Matt Cutts explains how this works in this great video. Find more great SEO tips on

Clear & Clean House Clearance

Local Company Review – Clear & Clean House Clearance

One of the exciting parts of our job is working with local companies that you may never had known existed and exploring their fantastic services.

We would like to introduce : Clear and Clean House Clearance servicing Gloucester, Cheltenham and Gloucestershire areas

Clear and Clean House Clearance is a family run firm based in Newent, Gloucestershire and offer a superb local service to private individuals and businesses.

Their services include:

  • House Clearance
  • End of tenancy house clearance
  • Waste disposal
  • Probate clearance
  • Garden shed, garage and loft clearance
  • Single items to full house clearance
  • Cleaning service

They cover the below areas:

  • Gloucester
  • Cheltenham
  • Cotswolds
  • Tewkesbury
  • Stroud
  • Newent
  • Churcham
  • Throughout Gloucestershire

For more information or to contact Clear & Clean House Clearance visit their website:

Quay Websites designed their website and currently looks after their SEO ( Search Engine Optimisation) For more info on our services for local businesses visit 

Newman Removals Gloucester & Cheltenham – Google pigeon update

We have just done a revamp on the website as this domain was affected by the Google Pigeon update that was released in the UK late December 2014.

The Google Pigeon update adjusted the SERP order particularly for local searches. In this case our client Newman Removals was deranked for search terms ‘Removals Gloucester’ and ‘Removals Cheltenham’ – Prior to the update they had a high ranking on the first page of Google, now they are no where to be found for these search terms. Other terms such as ‘Gloucester Removals’ and ‘Cheltenham Removals’ they are on page one for.

It does baffle us why they would be dropped for these search terms and not the others. However as a ethical SEO company we are determined to get them back to where they belong! So here is our plan of action:

1. We have changed their page titles and descriptions making them strong for these key words

2. Added 9 new pages of useful content to the website such as Moving tips and advice

3. Re submitted a sitemap to Google.

4. Have started creating strong back links.

The new Pigeon update reinforces the need for creating s good domain authority. Newman Removals is a new client and only have 45 links to their website by building on this we hope to increase their domain authority over the coming weeks.

Has your website been affected by the Google Pigeon update? We would love to here your story and help out if we can.

We would also welcome any feed back regarding and the drop in status

If you are looking for a ethical SEO company to look after your websites SEO or would like to white label our services please contact 0845 88 00 143 or visit 

Web design and SEO go hand in hand – Panda 4.0 tips

I thought I would write an article about how web design and SEO are closely linked and even more so after the latest Panda 4.0 update from Google. On my travels visiting clients who want SEO services I often find that although they have had a website built basic elements are missing that would strongly contribute to SEO.

Hilo window cleaning is a recent client that I took on in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire , you can see there website at they came to me just after they had a new website created as it wasn’t performing well on Google. The main key phrases that they want to target is ‘window cleaning Cheltenham’ and ‘window cleaning South West’ – for window cleaning Cheltenham they were appearing on page 12 and for window cleaning South West they were not on the first 20 pages. I took ownership of the website and changed the below elements. Over just a few weeks we are now on page two and three of Google. We can now start a SEO campaign to improve the page position further.

Below I will run through a few of the main key factors that need to be implemented into your website before doing off site SEO and also the impact that Panda 4.0 is having on websites.

A Strong page title

One of the main downfalls of websites that I see is the page title. The page title is what appears in the google search in blue lettering. The two main issues I come across is under usage or over usage of the recommend character allowance of the page title (75 characters). Google and other search engines use the page title to help decipher your website content and thus the position it will reward you for keywords.

It is important that you include strong keywords in your page title, the keywords have to be relevant to the page content and have a natural flow, don’t just jam a load of keywords in. Remember google looks for the best user experience.

Have a strong title that is carefully thought out and you may see results just from that!

Page descriptions

Page descriptions is the text element that appears under the page title on google. Having a true description of your web page is important and also stay within the 160 Character allowance. Having a eye catching page description could mean the difference of someone clicking your website or not.

When someone searches for a key word or phrase Google will highlight the key word or phrase in the description text with a bold font, so have good keyword density in your description text.

Alt text

Another important element that is commonly missed are ALT tags. ALT tags is a small piece of text (3 or 4 words) that describe a picture on your website. When a mouse hovers over the picture the ALT text appears. Google cannot read pictures so this is a great way to communicate to Google allowing more keywords to be presented. Don’t over do it as Google will know if you are trying to trick it!

Body text & Panda 4.0

Through lots of research over the past few weeks it is apparent that latest Panda 4.0 update concentrates on websites that are a specialist in the field topic. What Google wants to deliver to the searcher is quality, comprehensive and up to date content. This has now given more attention to the body text on websites, so more so than ever it is now important to write excellent content that has good keyword density. Become a specialist in your field offering practical advice to you website visitors. Don’t be vague on subjects, deliver detailed descriptions and information. Stay on topic, don’t try to be all things to everybody.

It is also important that the website has clear navigation and a good coverage of internal links to improve the users experience.

The Panda 4.0 update wants to deliver quality content from well built websites. Keep that in mind and you won’t go far wrong.


In summary top page rankings can be achieved by a good web design alone especially on a localised level. There is little point starting a SEO programme until the above elements are addressed.

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