Why Birmingham is Becoming The Creative Hub of the UK

If you wanted to get something in your particular town there were always a number of well-tried ways to do it. The Yellow Pages was always near to the phone and the local newspaper arrived every day. It is no wonder that companies made sure that their names were prominent in these publications.

I don’t know about you but, these ways seem really old fashioned now. I don’t even know where the Yellow pages are and for certain we haven’t bought a local newspaper in. Even if I could find them, I wouldn’t want to use them. Just think about, all that page turning, looking on every line and trying to think which section my product would actually be in. What total frustration! Now I go straight to the PC and enter into a search engine exactly what I am looking for including the town I want to locate it in. A few seconds later I have a page of results to study. What a time saver the web is!

From a customer point of view, this way of finding things is easy and natural. Increasingly people are now using local internet searches to find products and services and for the England, especially, ninety per cent of these use the good old trusty reliable Google search engine.

For local companies, this means that it is essential to have a web site and to be found on Google. In Birmingham, there are thousands of internet searches for such things as double glazing, estate agents, solicitors and hotels every month. Without a web site and some kind of SEO a business could as a result, be missing out on thousands of potential customers every month.

The next thing to examine is what users do once they have their search results page. It is not complicated to work out that most people start at the top of the page. Therefore the first site given is the one that most people first consider. They will then view the next site down and so on until they see something that needs additional checking out. Getting to number one on Google searches is what local web SEO companies offer as far as SEO Birmingham. This would seem to be the answer. Get to number one and all the customers check out your company. This is the model that SEO companies have worked for years and the same is true for local searches using Birmingham SEO.

On further examination, however, you also have to consider that most potential customers are looking for a good deal and will accordingly want to consider the other nine results on the first page. As a business, if you are in the number one spot, these other nine entries are your major competition. As for pages 2 and 3 in the Google search results, these rarely get a look in. If a searcher hasn’t found what he wants on the first page then he will certainly think about rewording the search key words and trying again rather than look at more results than the first search page gives.

It stands to reason therefore that the more that your web site is seen on the first page of Google search results the greater the chance of being selected by a potential customer. This also has the effect of sending your competition to the other pages of search results that hardly anybody bothers to check out.

How Google Helped us Move From Chicago to Columbus

google helped us moveA few months ago, my wife and I had the unenviable task of moving.  My job was taking me from Chicago to Columbus, and moving necessary if I wanted to keep my position.

Chicago was home to us for over 15 years.  We love the city, and have made so many life long friends in that time.  Going to Chicago Cubs games was a blast, the food is great, and there is just so much to do downtown.  Yea, it can be pricey but I truly believe Chicago is one of the best downtown’s in the entire world.  So for us, moving was a bit of a sad time.

After assessing the situation, it became evident we were going to need the help of a professional.  Yea, we lived in the city for a long time, but never made any connections that could help us with that.

Like many other people, we did not own a phone book.  We then turned to Google to find a moving company that would be able to help us with a move this big.  After browsing the results, we started to notice 1 company in particular that was showing up all over the place.  They even had a few YouTube videos.  They showed up in those little maps thingys in Google, below the maps #1, and there was a YouTube video of their business a few spots lower.  We don’t know much about marketing, but all roads led us to them, and it turned out to be a blessing!

After reading some of their great reviews, we gave them a call.  They sent someone out to survey the situation, and give us an idea of how the whole process would go.

We were happy to find out that they would take care of it all.  Aside from some of the small stuff, and necessities, they explained to us that they could take EVERYTHING and relocate it to our new home in Columbus for us.

As promised, they started the process days before the actual move.  Things were getting boxed up and prepared for the move, and that really allowed my wife and I to tie up all of our loose ends, and focus on the other things that needed to happen before we split town.  I honestly don’t know what we would have done without them.

When the move was complete, we called the manager of the company and let them know how pleased we were with their service, which she was definitely happy to hear.  We asked about how in the world they were able to dominate the entire first page of Google for those searches, and they explained that they had a good friend from Wisconsin named Josh who ran http://BadgerSEO.com, and he knew how to rank stuff high in Google.  His company was the best Lake Geneva SEO company, and she said he “hooked them up”.  We laughed about it and then moved on.

The whole process kind of amazed us.  We are old school, and weren’t really keen to all of that new marketing.  In a nutshell, Google helped us move because they aligned us with a great company that took great care of our stuff, and helped make our move as painless as possible.

Want to know the name of the company?  How about you go to Google, Im sure you will find them atop the rankings!!

Check out this great video below.  Hopefully it can be a help to you during your move!

Ta ta for now!

This Enviable Task of Relocating our Grand!

moving our grand piano with professional moversRelocating a grand?  What are these people talking about?  I could relocate a grand on any casino table from coast to coast!  Haha, no, that is not what we mean.  We are talking about having to relocate our grand piano, when we moved across the country.  Let us share our story about the fun with the logistics involved in that job!

For some reason many people decide to take on the unenviable task of moving their piano on their own, and end up with problems they never thought possible.

For one, a ton of people end up in ER’s, chiropractors offices, doctors, physical therapist, you name it because they severely injure their backs when moving these things.  We did our research, and decided that we did not want to be one of those people!

We moved about 1 year ago, as of November 2015, and we knew that moving our grand piano was going to be a big job.  Moving homes is hard enough, and the last thing we wanted to worry about was the piano, so we decided to find professional piano movers to help us with all of the logistics involved.  We contacted the guy at http://MoveMyKeys.com.  A friend told us about his site, so he found us a good mover in our area in no time at all.

Let me start by saying, this was one of the best decision we have ever made!

As mentioned above, moving in general just sucks, and if you have to throw a piano into the mix then forget about it!  This allowed us to focus on all of the other stuff , and ultimately not worry about how our piano was handled.  The company was full insured, and they knew exactly how to go about moving a grand piano.  For us, it would have taken a monumental effort to coordinate that move!

So why are we writing this?  Why are we sharing it with people?  Its easy, because we want to let you know that hiring a team of professional movers to move your piano is the ONLY way to go!

For us, it all started with a simple Google search.  We typed piano movers Appleton Wi and discovered that there were a lot of good moving companies out there that could help us to make this smooth and easy.

If you decide that our advice is bad, and that you will move that piano on your own, take a minute to at least check out the helpful video below.  The last thing you want to see happen is someone getting injured, or damage to the piano.  Perform your due diligence, and make the best decision for you.  For us it was a no brainer, but we realize everyone is different!

Hopefully this was a good post.  Check back in the future for more exciting stories on moving and logistics in general!