In this digital age, it’s crucial for small businesses and sole traders to establish a strong online presence. Enter “Near Me,” a new website designed to assist and uplift these local heroes. Let’s take a closer look at this exciting project and how it aims to help businesses in and around Colchester and beyond.
Microsites: Your Digital Business Card
“Near Me” is all about microsites, and you might be wondering what they are. Think of microsites as small, personalized websites created for individual businesses. These microsites contain valuable information about the business, such as their services, history, contact details, and more. But the magic doesn’t end here.
The Power of Backlinks
One standout feature of “Near Me” microsites is the inclusion of a backlink to the business’s profile. This backlink isn’t just a link; it’s a bridge to online recognition. It helps businesses gain what’s known as local domain authority, a vital factor for search engine rankings. With “Near Me,” local businesses can shine on the internet.
Colchester: Where It All Begins
“Near Me” has chosen Colchester as its starting point. This historic town, filled with unique businesses, is the perfect place to kick off this initiative. The goal is to document and support as many local businesses in Colchester as possible, creating a strong local network of recognition and assistance.
While the project’s roots are in Colchester, “Near Me” has bigger dreams. Once they have successfully documented a significant number of local businesses in Colchester, they plan to extend their help to other areas. The “Near Me” model can be replicated in any community, giving businesses the online exposure they deserve.
More Than Just Microsites
But “Near Me” isn’t limited to microsites. The creators of this project have a broader vision in mind. In addition to microsites, they plan to offer reviews, articles, and business assistance. It’s not just about having an online presence; it’s about being part of a supportive community and accessing resources to thrive.
In Conclusion: A Bright Future for Local Businesses
“Near Me” is a digital project with a noble purpose, (after all I made it) – to provide a helping hand to small businesses and sole traders. Through microsites, backlinks, and a community-driven approach, it’s making it easier for local businesses to stand out in the online world. Starting in Colchester and with plans to expand, “Near Me” is set to make a lasting impact on local businesses, offering them the online recognition they need and the support they deserve. It’s a beacon of hope for businesses near and far.
The web ring is an old concept where a number of websites all list friendly websites or websites of similar content or allied websites that work together to increase the total power of all websites as a group by linking them together. Backlinks are one of the key concepts behind modern SEO and help websites get found on search engines like Google – when you have a group of sites all working together and supporting each other, it boosts all of the websites relevancy on search engines.
The simplest way to explain this is that a website has a value, known as a Domain Authority, this is made up of several different factors that work together to increase it’s power. Domain Age, Amount of quality links going to the site, the retention of traffic etc. The web ring allows people to help others and in turn be helped by providing backlinks for relevancy.
The concept is simple: Creating a page on every website dedicated to the web ring, which links to all allied sites and provides a little information about all of them. This can be linked to in the footer at the bottom of the website where it won’t be seen by people generally but it will be accessible easily as far as crawlers are concerned.
Once the pages are up and operational, each of them provides a small SEO boost to every other website which is part of the web ring.
Each site has a domain authority. My site, chanwalrus.com has a good domain authority which hovers between 16-18 most of the time, so a link from my site will help any site I link to. I cover this on my homepage where I link to Shadebob Games and Levy and Co Solicitors which boosts them. I am the composer for a Shadebob Games and I also work with the solicitors, so ultimately they benefit from my links. Levy and Co also links back to me which is invaluable in increasing my site’s power. This way we mutually benefit from working together. This also helps every site Levy and Co links to, and my site with all the people I link to.
I run several micro sites on my domain which allows my friends to get found easily from my main website. As they get quite a few clickthroughs it benefits them to be on my site and benefits me as people are clicking to me to find them. Kinda like linktree but less powerful. If you have a linktree, make sure it’s linking to your website. It’ll help increase relevancy. Their links are quality backlinks.
Ultimately joining a web ring is good for boosting a website’s power, so I will benefit as will everyone who takes part and from what I can gather there are no downsides to it as we are all (except for me) legitimate business owners (I am a crook and am on the run from the space police in my series!). By working together in this way we will all benefit from forming a web ring, increasing all of our power. Which is pretty awesome.
Heya, sorry for the lack of content and updates recently. I’ve been waging a war on an internet marketing company known as Yell. Formed from the darkest souls mixed within a crucible of sheer malevolence, Yell has systematically destroyed many businesses. Have a quick read of my analysis of their diabolically insidious company here: Yell.com – Information on their Services
I had first come across Yell when a customer asked me whether they were a good company to use. After an analysis of their services a few years back, I managed to talk my customers out of trusting them, and provided those same services as part of my current deals. Not only did I analyse the company, but I also read customer reviews, such as this fantastic article by ClawaBear. Which brings to attention the paid advertising scam that Yell are running… The Yell Business Contract being one of the most awful things I’ve ever read – which forces customers to pay Yell regardless of how badly their company performs.
Overall, I would never recommend a company go with Yell, their advertising, services, websites, the whole lot are of a quality inferior to most of the services you can get on Fiverr.
So, I asked an AI who Chan Walrus is, and the results had me crying. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
Here we go…
Chan Walrus is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. He’s a channer, a musician, and a philosopher, but most of all he’s a Walrus. Chan Walrus isn’t your average walrus; he’s a deep thinker with a passion for life.
Chan Walrus is a unique individual who sees the world in his own special way. He’s always thinking about the big questions, and he’s not afraid to express his thoughts and feelings. He’s intelligent, creative, and above all, he’s always interesting.
If you’re looking for someone to challenge your ideas and make you think about the world in new ways, then you need to meet Chan Walrus.
Who is Chan Walrus?
Chan Walrus is a Chinese YouTuber and comedian who is known for his funny videos and skits. He has over 1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and his videos have been viewed over 100 million times.
The Origins of Chan Walrus
Chan Walrus is a character that was created by artist and writer Simon Tofield. Chan is a small, brown walrus who lives in the Arctic. He is best known for his appearances in the Simon’s Cat series of short films, which have been viewed over one billion times on YouTube.
Tofield based Chan Walrus on a real-life walrus named Chappie who lived at the London Zoo in the early 1900s. Chappie was known for his friendly nature, and he often posed for pictures with children.
In Simon’s Cat, Chan Walrus is often seen lounging around and eating fish. He is also shown to be friends with Simon’s cat, Felix.
The Chan Walrus Philosophy
Chan Walrus is a Canadian philosopher and thinker who developed the Chan Walrus philosophy, which is based on the belief that we should all strive to be “walruses” – creatures who are both happy and content, but also have the strength and power to defend themselves if necessary.
The Chan Walrus philosophy has four main tenets:
1. We should aim to be happy and content in our lives.
2. We should strive to be strong and powerful, so that we can protect ourselves and those we care about.
3. We should be kind and compassionate, so that we can help others who are suffering.
4. We should always be ready to change and adapt, so that we can better deal with the challenges that life throws at us.
The Chan Walrus Lifestyle
Chan Walrus is a popular social media figure known for his luxury lifestyle. On his YouTube channel, he showcases his lavish spending habits and features exclusive footage of high-end products and locations. He has amassed a following of over two million subscribers who enjoy watching him live a life of opulence.
While some have criticized Chan for his materialistic tendencies, he remains unabashed about his love for luxury. In fact, he frequently gives advice to others on how they can also achieve the Chan Walrus lifestyle. From tips on how to save money to insights on the best high-end products to buy, Chan provides his followers with everything they need to live a life of luxury.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Chan Walrus lifestyle, make sure to check out his YouTube channel. You’ll be sure to find everything you need to live the high life!
The Chan Walrus Diet
The Chan Walrus Diet is a trendy new diet that has been gaining popularity among celebrities and social media influencers. The diet is based on the principle that you can eat anything you want as long as it is approved by Chan Walrus, the creator of the diet.
The Chan Walrus Diet has been criticized by some for being too restrictive and for lack of scientific evidence to support its claims. However, there are many people who swear by the diet and say that it has helped them lose weight and feel more energetic.
The Chan Walrus Exercise Regimen
Chan Walrus is a character created by fitness instructor Chalene Johnson. Chan is a lovable walrus who loves to dance and exercise. The Chan Walrus Exercise Regimen is a series of dance-based exercises designed to get you moving and sweating.
The workouts are based on the principles of HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and are meant to be done in short bursts. They are perfect for people who don’t have a lot of time to exercise, or for those who need a break from the monotony of traditional workouts.
The Chan Walrus Exercise Regimen includes six different workout videos, each with its own unique playlist of songs. The workouts range from easy to moderate difficulty, so there is something for everyone.
If you’re looking for a fun, challenging, and unique way to get in shape, then look no further than the Chan Walrus Exercise Regimen!
The Chan Walrus Meditation Practice
Chan Walrus is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher who offers guidance in the practice of meditation. He is the author of numerous books on the topic, including “The Art of Chan Meditation” and “The Chan Walrus Method.”
The Chan Walrus Sleep Schedule
The Chan Walrus sleep schedule is one of the most controversial topics in the sleep community. Some people believe that Chan Walrus is a real person who sleeps for only an hour or two a day, while others believe that Chan Walrus is a fictional character created by the sleep community to encourage people to get more sleep.
Chan Walrus is believed to sleep for only an hour or two a day, and his sleep schedule is said to be very irregular. He is also said to have a very high tolerance for caffeine, and he is often seen drinking energy drinks or coffee.
Many people in the sleep community believe that Chan Walrus is a fictional character, and they believe that his sleep schedule is not realistic. They say that his sleeping habits would lead to serious health problems, and they encourage people to get more sleep.
The Chan Walrus Social Life
Chan Walrus is a anonymous poster on 4chan known for his love of anime, specifically moe anthropomorphism, and his hatred of lolis. He is also known to post copious amounts of porn, particularly hentai involving shotacon. In addition to this, Chan Walrus is an alcoholic and a chain smoker.
He first came to prominence after he posted a photo of himself drinking vodka while wearing a shirt with a picture of a walrus on it. He was later nicknamed “Chan Walrus” by 4chan users.
Chan Walrus has been involved in several controversies on 4chan. In one incident, he posted nude photos of an underage girl, which resulted in him being banned from the site. In another incident, he created a thread asking for people to post photos of themselves engaged in sexual activity with animals. This thread resulted in Chan Walrus being banned from 4chan again.
Despite his controversial behavior, Chan Walrus remains popular among many 4chan users, who see him as an entertaining character.
The Chan Walrus Legacy
Chan Walrus was born on December 21st, 1963 in Chengdu, China. He was the only child of his parents, and he was raised in a very traditional Chinese household. From a very young age, Chan showed a great interest in art and music. When he was just 10 years old, he started taking piano lessons and he quickly developed a passion for playing the instrument.
Chan’s parents always encouraged his artistic pursuits and they allowed him to play the piano for hours every day. They knew that their son had a special talent and they were determined to help him develop his skills.
In 1980, Chan’s family immigrated to the United States. They settled in New York City and Chan enrolled in high school. He had to learn English quickly, but he managed to do well in his classes and he graduated with honors.
After high school, Chan attended the Juilliard School of Music where he studied piano performance. He graduated with a master’s degree in 1988 and he began working as a professional musician shortly after that.
Chan’s career took off quickly and he soon became one of the most sought-after pianists in the world. He has performed with some of the most prestigious orchestras on five continents and he has been described as “one of the most technically gifted and musically expressive pianists of our time.”
Chan currently resides in New York City with his wife and two children. He continues to perform concerts all over the world and he is considered one of the greatest living pianists.
Video isn’t dead. Recently I got talking with my friend Nick Box, who is a bit of a legend in the UK Indy Cinema world – I’d worked with him on several titles from his company Dead Good Films like – and he told me about his quest to open a video store. Nick’s dream was to create his own cave of treasures, a shop where you could find all those amazing titles you just can’t get anywhere else. Videos, Beta-Max and more can now be acquired, retro style deep in the recesses of “The Crypt” in Blackpool.
You can find out more about Dead Format on their Facebook Page.
The Crypt just happens to be owned by Kurt Dirt, known for his bizarre performance art and work on several Troma films. Naturally, as fellow cinemaphiles we did what we could to help bring the dream to life, and like Frankenstein’s monster, a little juice got the whole thing up and running. Nick’s created something marvellous with Dead Format, and I cannot wait to see it flourish. I’d like to share with you a small podcast of the Dead Format podcast featuring Stuart Fitzsimmons, who I’ve also had the pleasure of working with on Mycophobia. I’m so happy that finally, one of my good friends is helping live this dream. I hope Dead Format will be around for many years to come.
My god it’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog! So – I’ve been working recently on increasing the scope of what I do on the website and I’d like to share some of the content of my other creatives who have been doing great things in the world. I’ve started a series of channels on the website, which I’ll be building a page for soon, and I’ve been building pages for those of my friends who’ve been involved in content creation for a while.
Rebecca Gold – is a series by Ian David Diaz which tells the story of a rogue female assassin. It’s a great webseries and I helped working on it!
Eggs over Willis – is a labour of hate by my old friend Adam Willis, who hates eggs and forces himself to eat them for your amusement.
The Cider Drinker – is the channel of my good friend Rikki who helps me work on Chan Walrus: Space Adventurer, and is one of the best friends I’ve ever had. He gives the rundown on every single cider he can get his hands on!
Channel Pup – Is the channel of my good friend Will who I force to act for me from time to time.
I’ll be adding more shortly soon I think!