New Website For The Lost Words Dorset
We've been enthusiastic supporters of #TheLostWords project to present all Dorset primary and first schools with copies of The Lost Words, and now we have built a completely new website for the project.
Published on: 6th January 2011
Since we launched the new village website for Maiden Newton we have had a great response from villagers and visitors to the area.
Several people have approached us with new leads for further content that will be added to the site, and many people have complimented us on the work done so far in bringing the site up to date again.
Google has fully indexed the new site, but still has lots of old page links in its database and so we're just waiting for these to be removed. The new site is already performing well though, with the majority of search engine originating visits now landing on pages on the new site.
This lag in re-indexing is a bit of a mixed blessing. On the one hand it means that we've had some traffic from day one due to the links to the old site. But on the other hand the old pages no longer exist and so we've had to come up with a way of helping people to find what they were looking for on the new site, rather than just showing them the default "page not found" message.
We've done this by creating our own custom 404 Page that visitors see if they are directed to a page that doesn't exist. It encourages people to use the search box on the site to look for the information they were looking for. It's not a perfect solution, but it certainly is a bit more useful than the standard "404 error" that you normally get when a page is missing on a site.
So the start of this new year and new project is looking really promising.
If you're interested in developing a hyperlocal, community website for your village or town then do get in touch - ring Mark or Jon on 01300 320076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We're delighted to introduce our two new team members who are joining Alacrify this month. Lesley Smith is Alacrify's new Personal Assistant, and Lynne Pattison joins as a Project Assistant.
Green Union has been a client of Alacrify for many years now and this website was a kind of third generation build. We built the original website a few years back and it’s had some updates made to it over the years but this time the new owner wanted to put her own stamp on things and create something fresh and new.
This post will deliver administrative support to the business and help to increase the quality of communication between the business and our clients. It will also provide extra resource to help with content development and social media work and improve the pro-active support that is offered to our clients.