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By Matt Gates on 15/03/15 | Category - Search Engine Optimisation

Just when you thought all the best website addresses were taken, there are now more than 1,300 new generic top level domains to choose from. These names are currently being released onto the market, and we could be delighted to help you choose the perfect gTLD to complement your existing website or to use to build a new website.

Choosing the right domain name

What are Generic Top Level Domains?

The term 'generic top level domain', or gTLD, as it is also known, is really just a fancy industry term for the suffix that follows a website address, for example .com or The problem today is that many domain names using these suffixes are already taken, and this means new businesses are restricted to choosing names that may not reflect their company name or type of business. The good news is that the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (they control and maintain domain name publication) is releasing hundreds of new generic top level domains into the public domain. No longer are you confined to choosing a .com, or .org domain name. You can now choose exciting domains ending with .london, tech, and even .food! Just think about the possibilities for your business.

These domains are being released right now and registering a new domain name really couldn't be easier. We can help you to choose from the hundreds of domains on offer and with everything from domain hosting to website design and optimisation.

What are the benefits of registering a new gTLD?

There are many reasons why a new or existing business or organisation might want to register a new gTLD. Here are just some of them, and we would be delighted to answer any further questions you may have:

  • A gTLD gives you a short and memorable domain that not only matches your business name, but also your industry. This can really help you to set your brand apart from rival brands
  • Increase visibility online, build a strong identity and gain customer trust in your brand
  • Use a new gTLD alongside your, .com or .org domain as a modern and catchy alternative

It only costs a few pounds to register a new gLTD so why not get in before your competitors to register a memorable and sought after domain name that could really take your business further? If you have an existing website, you don't necessarily need to create a new website to accommodate your new gTLD. We can forward your new domain name to your existing website very easily.

Can a new gTLD boost my search engine rankings?

If you are thinking about opting for one of the new gTLDs, you might be thinking that it will have a positive effect on your search engine rankings. Unfortunately, Google won't show preference to a gTLD unless it is optimised in the usual way, but choosing a gTLD could still be very beneficial to your business. These domain names are going to be snapped up very fast and grabbing one today could help you to create a more memorable presence online and capture lots more business. Any domain name, or more specifically website can be optimised to bring you more traffic and ultimately more business. Speak to us today to find out more about the new gLTDs and how you can choose a domain name that will really take your business places.

Which gTLD is right for me?

There are too many gTLDs for us to list here, but we think you will have a lot of fun selecting the right one for your business. Here are just some ideas to get you started:

  • Get creative - create a buzz about your brand by choosing gTLDs like .ninja or .rocks
  • Choose a name for your industry - if you are a fashion designer, you can now choose a domain name with .fashion as a suffix. If you own a shop, there is a .shop suffix, and if you are running a luxury brand, there is also a .luxury suffix available. The new gTLDs offer so much more when it comes to branding your business and making it unique
  • Choose a location based name - if you want to market your business to local business, why not select a gTLD
By Matt Gates on 15/03/15 | Category - Web Design

We have recently completed this striking new website for Photographer Chris Gardner. The site is to showcase Chris's beautiful wildlife, landscape and flora photography taken from locations all over the world.

The site features a tagging system that allows for all photos to be tagged in multiple categories. Each category can then be expanded to allow visitors to the site can then filter the results down to find specific images.

The screen grabs below show the intro or home page and the main image category search page.

Photography website

Photography website

If you would like more information on our services or if you are a photographer in need of a good website call us on 01702 482011.

By Matt Gates on 12/03/15 | Category - Search Engine Optimisation
Search engine optimisation, or SEO as it is also commonly known, is the process of optimising each page on your website so that it can be easily found by Google. There are many ways you can do this, but one of the most effective ways is to use keywords throughout your pages that reflect the services or products you have to offer. This will help Google to return relevant results to users and get you higher up in the search engine rankings than you thought possible.

Here are five tips to improve your websites SEO.

Five SEO tips

1. Use Google Adwords to find the best keywords

Keywords are essential if you want your website to rank well on Google, whether you are using paid advertising or organic search engine optimisation. Google offers a keyword research tool called Adwords that allows you to find the most relevant and popular keywords for your products, services or industry. Not only can you see the most popular keywords, but you can also see how many people searched recently using those keywords. This can really help you to understand how your potential customers are searching for services or products like yours. Once you have defined which keywords can be used for your business or organisation, you can start using them within your content and also the meta data on each page. It is also a good idea to give your pages the same names as the keywords you select - it all helps when it comes to search engine rankings. When optimised in the right way, your keyword rich content can really start to bring in more traffic and turn those visits into conversions. Use the Google Adwords tool here.

2. Include keywords throughout your website for the best results

Once you have found a good set of keywords to work with, it's time to put them to work. You can do this by writing content that includes these keywords. We recommend a keyword density (that's the ratio of keywords to normal text on the page) of between 1 and 3%. This will make your copy appear natural to human eyes, and also to Google. In addition to including your keywords in your content, place them within the headings of your pages and also link them to other pages on your site. You should also include them in the meta data of your pages- your meta description, h1 and h2 headings etc. We can help you with these areas if you don't have any experience in search engine optimisation.

3. Don't hide your services under a generic services tab

If you offer a range of services, don't hide them away by placing individual service pages under a generic 'Services' tab. Instead, bring them up a level so that it is clear to your visitors what you have to offer. A website that is easy to understand and easy to navigate will be welcomed by your visitors and will help them to make a quick decision on whether to use your services. Very often, you only have a few seconds to make a lasting first impression with your website, and navigation and layout are important. Try to link your pages to other pages as much as possible so that you draw visitors deeper into your website. Include a strong call to action on each page too, including a compelling reason why customers should use your company and how they can get in touch with you.

4. Always make sure that content is unique and relevant

One of the most important rules of writing copy for the web is that it must be unique - that is, you cannot copy content from another website and make it your own. Google looks unfavourably at duplicate content and you will find that the ranking of your website will suffer dramatically if you use any on your pages. It is also important to make your content relevant to your target audience. Give them useful information about your company, products or services, tell them why you are better than the rest and give them clear ways to get in touch with you. Keeping your content fresh and frequent can also work wonders for your search engine ranking, so why not include a blog on your website? Here you can really put your keywords to work for you and give your target audience a reason to keep coming back or to bookmark your website.

5. Include individual pages for each service you provide

You could talk about all of the services you provide on just one page, but if you really want to optimise your website, an individual page for each service can really help. This is because you get another chance to use those keywords to good effect, and also make it clear to your customers what you do. Customers may only be looking for one of your services and by offering them a dedicated page that relates to and which is optimised for that service, you can help them to find you easily. You can also include town names on your services pages to help the process even more. Many people will enter a search such as 'car repairs in Southend' and so it makes sense to include some geographical keywords within your content too.

For more information on search engine optimisation for your website contact us on 01702 482011 or click here to send us an email.

By Matt Gates on 27/10/14 | Category - Logo Design & Branding

The Curve Content Management System (CMS) has been re-branded and the CMS interface has been improved and re-designed. The newly updated logo and website can be seen below along with screen shots of the updated interface.

Above the updated Curve CMS logo, below the new website home.

The Curve CMS entirely designed and developed by Phuse Media over the last 8 years has been developed significantly during the last six months and now features a newly designed CMS interface and a new way of managing content - the content block management system.

The innovative content block system allows for the easy addition and positioning of different types of content from text and images to video and custom content like news, blog or product information.

Using 'drag and drop' technology the content block can be easily re-positioned within the page. Simply click and drag the block to where on the page you wish it to be. The width of the block can also be changed setting the block to be either 1, 2 or 3 columns wide.

Curve CMS page list

Above the main page list interface, below the page/block edit interface.

Curve CMS page edit

The screen shot below shows the drag and drop re-positioning.

Curve CMS - Drag and drop

The CMS has a wide range of additional plug-ins including; e-commerce system, blog and news manager, event manager, image gallery, password protected login area and a job vacancy manager.

Click here to find out more about our web content management system services..

For more information on the CMS visit the new Curve CMS website, or call us on 01702 482011.

By Matt Gates on 08/10/14 | Category - Graphic Design
Phuse are excited to have worked with Paul McDonagh designing a cover for his first novel Groundwork.

Groundwork is a powerful novel set during the economic and political upheaval of the 1990's. It is a wonderfully evocative story that will live long in the memory.

The book will be published in both print and as an ebook and is available to buy from Amazon. A proof copy of the book can be seen below, can't wait to see the finished version!

We also produced the website which you can view here:

Groundwork cover by Phuse

To view more of our work visit our graphic design portfolio call us on 01702 482011


By Matt Gates on 28/07/14 | Category - Web Design
Phuse are proud to announce the launch of a brand new website for the Hilton London Syon Park hotel, developed by Phuse and designed by Price Associates

Working closely with the client we produced a new site structure and improved the naming of some of the pages to aid SEO. The site is fully content managed and built using responsive design techniques which mean the site works on any device including tablets and smart phones.

Hilton London Syon Park

Hilton London Syon Park - Home page

Hilton London Syon Park - The Rooms

Hilton London Syon Park - The Rooms

Hilton Syon Park - Tablet & Smart Phone
The site when viewed on tablet and smart phone.

You can view the live site by visiting:

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