Al mentioned last week after working together on a few sites for over a year we had arranged to meet up for the first time this weekend in Edinburgh with our families. It’s a funny thing working online with someone and then meeting in person for the first time, you half meet up as strangers but don’t do small talk as you already know where they live, what they do etc, quite surreal. Then again not quite as surreal as going out for a meal and seeing Al’s daughter order a 50/50 pizza with baked beans and cheese on one side and marshmallows and chocolate on the other, it was a pleasure to meet up and enjoy good company staying in an Apex hotel with a view of Edinburgh Castle from our rooms, a great excuse to get out of the house for a few days on a ‘business trip’.
It was also refreshingly the first time I could speak to someone apart from my wife on subjects like websites, development & monetisation, I get the feeling my family & friends just humour me when I get excited and talk about buying domains and the like so it really was good to site down have a few pints and chat.
Sometimes a productive chat is one where you have to agree to go back to the drawing board and with one site it’s time to re-think our base code as the script used on it has been disappointing in it’s performance, so a learning curve and a lesson learned, it is the type of site we can post about later, once we get it sorted and in a healthier direction.
On the subject of Self Made Minds we agreed on things to be implemented in the short, medium and long term and it’s overall direction. All comments and their various merits and pitfalls were discussed so we appreciated the feedback a great deal.
Site Clinic – Free Website reviews
This is something we will be doing, if you have a website that has a good original idea and unique content and you have just hit a brick wall or find yourself struggling to take it up a level or languishing in the search results then by contacting us with the site and giving us as much information as possible with it’s stats we would take the time to have a really good look through the site, the genre and your competitors and look to offer ways of taking the site up a level and pushing it on to further it’s success.
It can be a case of you can’t see the forest for the trees at times when you work in an insular manner so a fresh pair of eyes or two could be just what you need, we have also done this in the past on a profit share for those that needed privacy with great success.
So if you think your website fits the bill for a free website review then please do contact us with the url, traffic & income stats and where you feel you are at with the site and it’s main problems and if selected all we ask in return is that you write an update once you implement changes and recommendations so we can revisit how it went.