Contact Online Ltd

Results driven websites in your control: Web Design, E-Commerce, Marketing Intelligence & Social Media

UK, Scotland, Glasgow

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Key Facts

Clients & Projects: 88
Reviews: 23
Average reviews rating:
4.4 Stars

Languages Spoken: English
No. of Employees: 1-5
Established: 2003
Joined WWDC: 2007

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Services
- Branding
- Content and Copy
- Hosting
- Online Marketing
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Social Media
- Development
- Design
- Mobile application development

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We're so much more than just web developers, we are online business growth specialists.

Every day we help businesses connect to their customers using multiple methods of digital marketing & technology.

Who can we help you connect with today?

Our services

Web Design & Development

E-Commerce Specialists

Marketing Intelligence

Social Media Training

Industry Sectors

Professional Services, Other, Health & Beauty, Media & Communication, Building & Construction, Public Sector, Manufacturers & Engineers, Tourism & Travel, Recruitment, Consumer Services, Educational, Retail, Financial & Legal, IT, Not for profit / Charity, Entertainment

Tends to work with

Corporation / Public Company, Small-Medium Enterprise (SME), Non-profit Organisation, Public Sector, Private Company, Entrepreneur, Startup

General location of clients:

UK, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Fife, London

Content Management System:

If you can use Microsoft Word or Outlook then you can use our Content Management Systems, if you can't it will only take you 45 mins to learn and the great thing is we will teach you with our proven methods. We have spent many years developing on free open source CMS's like Wordpress & Magento to give you the best value and functionality for your business.

Recent Projects

  • CPE Lighting

    CPE Lighting
    http://www.cpe-lighting.co.uk

    CPE Lighting offer hire, sales and maintenance of an enviable range of lighting and rigging solutions for events, exhibitions, conference, theater, gigs and clubs. Read More

  • Scottish Justice Matters

    Scottish Justice Matters
    http://www.scottishjusticematters.com/

    A new digital, open access journal for evidence, ideas and informed opinion on matters relating to crime and justice in Scotland Read More

  • EDS Direct

    EDS Direct
    http://www.eds-direct.co.uk

    EDS Direct is a trading name of AIB Electrical Wholesale (Glasgow) LTD, which was established in 1976. Mainly dealing business to business, they want to expand their customer range and now have EDS Direct a business to consumer website for all customers electrical and solar needs. Read More

Recent Reviews

  • Reviewed on 24 Jun, 2013
    Company recommended by reviewer Contact Online Ltd helped us to put together a website at very short notice to allow us to launch the first edition of our new journal on time. Their knowledge of online fundraising for small charities came in very useful. They ar...  Read More

    Helen Rolph
    — Helen Rolph Business administration

  • Reviewed on 18 Jun, 2013
    Company recommended by reviewer Great website development company. In tune with what we were wanting to achieve and easy to communicate ideas. Open and honest advice about what will work and wont work and full technical support for seo's etc. The turnarou...  Read More

    Nicola Garman
    — CPE Lighting

  • Reviewed on 10 Apr, 2013
    Company recommended by reviewer From our first meeting with Contact Online it was clear to see that the team have an extensive knowledge of every facet of modern website design and development. I was particularly struck by Contact Online’s impeccable personali...  Read More

    Barry Gordon
    — The Dunne Group

Interview

Q : Describe your company in 5 words.
A : professional dedicated creative knowledgeable experienced

Q : Where do you see your company in 10 years time?
A : We aim to be one of the top development companies in the UK for Websites, Social Media Training and Special Tools that busienss can use to cut down on outsourcing costs for Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media Marketing.

Q : How was your company name chosen?
A : Over a pool table and long hours of brain storming, until we hit across the combination of Contact Multimedia and that was it no more thinking, just lots of pool being played.

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Articles

What a website brief should include!
If you are considering getting a website created for your business but you are unsure what to put into a brief for web design companies to quote on, then this article should help you to achieve that.

A quick way to analyse Leads & the Quality knock on effects
I came up with this flow diagram to help show clients the different areas leads could come in from and later realised that it could be expanded to also show how a good or bad lead could affect the business.

How to write an article and lots of them quickly
Ever thought you wanted to start writing articles on-line, but you didn't know where to start? Well this article is designed to get around that issue, not only that it will completely open up your ability to very quickly rack up those articles.

Basic SEO and SEM
Here are some basic tips for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing).

7 Words to avoid in Email Campaigns
A quick guide list to some words you may want to avoid when you're doing an email marketing campaign.

Who’s going to read my Articles???
Have you written some good articles but not sure where to go to show them off, here are a few options to get you started.

Use of images in Email Marketing
Should images be used in email marketing campaigns???

Clean your Email Marketing Lists
Why you should clean out your email marketing lists.

Just good simple info on SEO back links
Here is some good simple info on SEO back links and why you should have them.

SEO vs SEM and what’s SER
If you want to know what the difference is hopefully this article will help you.

Stock Photo Sites list
I thought that I would compile a decent list of stock photo sites as there are so many of them, so I hope this saves anyone some time.

How to choose a good domain name
Do you have difficulty choosing a domain name, well here are some handy tips that might just help you out.

Useful Mashup set 01
This is a collection of small posts that don't warrent their own single article, so I'll add 2 or 3 depending on the length of them into a series that I'll call 'Useful Mashup'

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This is a collection of small posts that don't warrent their own single article, so I'll add 2 or 3 depending on the length of them into a series that I'll call 'Useful Mashup'

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This is a collection of small posts that don't warrent their own single article, so I'll add 2 or 3 depending on the length of them into a series that I'll call 'Useful Mashup'

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This is a collection of small posts that don't warrent their own single article, so I'll add 2 or 3 depending on the length of them into a series that I'll call 'Useful Mashup'

I see what you’re doing!
Ever wondered what people actually did on your site, yes you can look at pages and pages of stats, but wouldn't you like to just sit back and watch a non biased surfing of a website?

This may change your mind on Flash
There has been many discussions over the years about flash and it's various downfalls, now I'm not saying it's perfect yet, but I think the information below puts a lot of myths to rest...finally!

Useful Mashups set 05
This is a collection of small posts that don't warrent their own single article, so I'll add 2 or 3 depending on the length of them into a series that I'll call 'Useful Mashup'

Useful Mashups set 06
This is a collection of small posts that don't warrent their own single article, so I'll add 2 or 3 depending on the length of them into a series that I'll call 'Useful Mashup'

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This is a collection of small posts that don't warrent their own single article, so I'll add 2 or 3 depending on the length of them into a series that I'll call 'Useful Mashup'

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This is a collection of small posts that don't warrent their own single article, so I'll add 2 or 3 depending on the length of them into a series that I'll call 'Useful Mashup'

You might want to re-organise your jar!
The priciples in this article, which all i know about is that it comes from america and has been around for a while, is that you can apply the ideas to business or your personal life. I've found it a great article to get me really thinking about what's important on projects, so see how you get on.

Useful Mashup set 09
This is a collection of small posts that don't warrent their own single article, so I'll add 2 or 3 depending on the length of them into a series that I'll call 'Useful Mashup'

The Importance of Search Engine Optimisation
I wrote this article a while back but it's still valid and describes SEO in a different way to some of my or other peoples articles, so it may make more sense to you.

How to get the most out of Online video with You Tube
I thought that an article about how to use you tube well would be handy to do, so here's my rather detailed article.

What makes a good logo that people will recognise?
I’m dealing with a client who is getting a logo and they asked me a question most people have probably thought about, what makes a good logo that people will recognise?

Should you trust your I.T. Company to make you a website?
I recently had an ‘almost customer’ send me an email which basically said the following: “Thanks for all your help, but the I.T. Company that looks after our computers are giving us a great deal on a website that we can’t refuse” We haven’t discussed prices yet as we were trying to get down to what it was that they actually needed, so it’s confusing right off the bat, also why is their I.T. Company all of a sudden doing websites, I’ll address these issues in this Article.

Do you know what your social media strategy is?
So you’ve probably heard so much about social media lately. I know that I’m beginning to get sick of hearing about it, however it is currently a necessity in the online marketing world as your voice may not be heard if you don’t.

eBook Sales – The future problems are past problems
With a small niche popularity of the new eBook readers and smart phones (like the iPhone) digital books are set to really take off in the next year or so. This raises the new question about piracy for books, something that the music industry has struggled with for years and until iTunes came along never had a chance to avoid, although they haven’t exactly stopped it, just a way to delay it for a while.

Protect your Social Media Name
So you’re about to sign up to all the popular social media outlets on the web, but you want to be consisent with your username so you don’t have to remember all the different ones you have, wouldn’t it be handy to be able to check all of them at once?

Social Media – How does it all relate to your own website?
How does Search Engines, Social Media, Blogs, Directories, SEO, Articles, Video and Podcasts, Networking, Link Building, Newsletters (the list goes on) all relate to your own website?

What is your answer, to weed or not to weed?
ok stick with me here it will all make sense in a minute or two. So you have a wonderful garden, you show it off to everyone because you are so proud of it, it’s new after all! You suddenly become so busy that the garden is now always last on your priority list, so you stop tending it, 12 months later:

Oh my, Google to have tweets in searches
Now this is an interesting turn of events, especially after my post showing how searches and social media is part of a food chain. This has the potential to change that slightly.

Should you trust your I.T. Company to make you a website?
I recently had an ‘almost customer’ send me an email which basically said the following: “Thanks for all your help, but the I.T. Company that looks after our computers are giving us a great deal on a website that we can’t refuse”

Are blogs still relevant & useful to a business?
Well first off if you've read a blog recently or revisit one then the answer is simply YES.

Keep your data safe from a crash
Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like if your computer suddenly gave up on you? Does it have stuff on it that you really can't lose? What would you do in this situation?

Recording of my screen, how?
I recently got talking to a potential client and during the discovery meeting over the telephone we talked about the fact that he wanted to be able to show a demo of his online software. Basically to show just how easy and useful it is to use and if we could do that for him.

E-commerce – How to make a site successful
Q. What factors do you need to consider to ensure that an e-commerce site is as successful as possible? A. There are a number of areas that really help an e-commerce site.

10 Seo Tips – 5 Avoids 5 Do Not’s
I thought I would give out 10 tips for improving your Search Engine results, I've split it into Avoid and Do not’s.

3 simple tips for an effective website
A client who just purchased a website with a content management system with us asked me for 3 simple rules for running an effective website.

8 top Twitter tips
I was asked to do a presentation on social media so I had to think of a specific topic that would benefit most of the people listening. I get a lot of questions about Twitter, so I thought I would give my top 8 tips on how to optimise Twitter for Google.

Spoken Words - Is 93% of Communication Really Non-Verbal?
Amongst the many surprising statistics about humans, two always seem to stick out – the first being that the human body is 65% water and the second, that 93% of our communication is non-verbal.

Privacy and security online, what does it mean to you?
What is your information worth? Is privacy and security online something you actually think about or even take seriously? DO you know how it will affect others?

How Changes to the Internet have Changed our World
The world has become a fundamentally different place because of the internet - phone-books are shrinking, children's brains are developing differently, our whole social and commercial structures have been thrown into flux. In this article we have a look at the way the changing internet has left our world almost unrecognisable in just 10 years.

Google Penguin 2.0 Update - how will it affect me?
Confused at what the Google penguin 2.0 update is and what it means for you? We think you should also use this opportunity to make sure your SEO/Web company is doing their job the right way.

Playing with Fire Beacons
So, everyone remembers those cool flaming beacons used in Lord of the Rings...

Top 7 considerations for Social Media ROI
I was initially inspired to write this post at a meeting for a charity I do volunteer work for. This was about 8 weeks ago where we’d been asked to help clarify and define the objectives of the website and social media.