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Double S Ep2 – 6 basic things you should have on your Website

Half the people who visit this blog are techies so this might be too obvious a post for them. I have been in the business of website development for half a decade now and I assure you, even the best of website developers make the same silly mistakes sometimes. If you own a business and are looking to have your website developed, don’t be fooled. Even the most Stupidly Simple of websites need to have the following 6 elements, in no particular order: Continue reading ‘Double S Ep2 – 6 basic things you should have on your Website’

Monday Moments Ep 5 – The rise of the Creatives

I would probably have to be drunk to tell you more about this, but over the course of my Short life, I have tried my hand at various creative exploits including poetry (at a very tender age), singing (to the chagrin of all my listeners), dancing (despite my lanky frame), acting (oh, the memories) and a few other embarrassing ones. I never quite made it in any of these avenues, but I have been fortunate enough to meet many amazing Creatives, my latest encounter being with one Wamathai.

You see, I gave up my dream of being artistic when I realized that I would soon have to relocate to a shack somewhere in the sprawling slums of Nairobi if I kept on along that path. The pay just wasn’t good. So I moved into IT. Somehow, years later, my career path has led me back into crossing that of Creatives. You can imagine my joy.

Why am I rambling about Creatives? Continue reading ‘Monday Moments Ep 5 – The rise of the Creatives’

Monday Moments Ep 4 – What next after Social Networks?

Interesting doesn’t begin to express the week I had. From having to come up with a dazzling digital marketing proposal for a billion shilling company, to having to finish off a trendy website within hours, to realizing that there could finally be a business title for the things I do (my business card still reads internet consultant for lack of a better title), it was a week to cherish.

So what caught my attention this past week? Continue reading ‘Monday Moments Ep 4 – What next after Social Networks?’

SEO is Dead!

I would like to share with you my insight on a paper that I read about a week ago. As an Internet Marketer, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of the gospels I preach most to my clients. Ranking high on Search Engines has for many years been the “be-all and end-all to anything on the web”. So much that many service providers and their clients alike believe that “without it, you are nothing and with it, you are everything on the web.” Continue reading ‘SEO is Dead!’

What it takes to be Web 2.0

I recently attended an e-Marketing training with Dolphins Consultants, where attendants were being trained on implementing strategies that guarantee online success. The maze of technical jargon had many of the attendants requesting for frequent breaks, but in the end, they went back to their companies armed and ready.

A brief practical session at the end where some of the websites were being criticized revealed a disturbing statistic. Most websites still employ designs from when websites were nothing more than a URL on the company letterhead. Several badly designed pages filled with thousands of words in corporate speak and boring graphics. The Techies call it Web 1.0.

So what does it take to have a Web 2.0 website? Continue reading ‘What it takes to be Web 2.0’

SEARCH ENGINES GOING PERSONAL, ARE YOU?

How well does your website rank on Google? Have you noticed a surprising decline in your ranking? No longer on Page one, or now users have to scroll to see your website?

Search Engines change their algorithms all the time and what might have worked last week might not cut it anymore this week. The age of meta keywords is gone as Engines become more intelligent, thanks to the ever rampant competition. Continue reading ‘SEARCH ENGINES GOING PERSONAL, ARE YOU?’