Blogging is one way that painters and decorators can get themselves and their website on the map, so to speak. Pick a topic you are expert on, and write about it, add photos, keep it real! Google indexes the topic and serves your blog post to the public in the search results. If it is Read More
I have been refreshing this website recently to accomodate “progress”, but I have realised that you have to be careful, if you are a bit on the creative side. It is easy to get carried away and forget the point of changes. Don’t want to end up with a site looking like this cluster: I Read More
Website, SEO and keyword stuff can be a bit baffling, but this is a dead simple but powerful marketing idea for all painters and contractors with a blog. Pick a particular article you are proud of, and send the following email to the companies or experts mentioned or linked to in your article… Hi this Read More
I just completed a refurbishment of a big 15 year old dark oak Poggenpohl kitchen. The brief was to bring it up to date, and breathe new life into it by hand-painting the solid oak cabinets. I also had to replace the existing wooden handles with something more uplifting; to fill & repaint the walls Read More
They say a picture says a thousand words. Here is a 12-month history of the traffic that comes to this site. (Dec 2010 – Dec 2011) In a few words, this website was building gradually, attracting about 9000 views a month. In April 2011 I approached Darren Slaughter who is an expert in website reviews Read More
Most painters and decorators go through the motions of their job and when 5 o’clock comes, they switch off and that’s it till tomorrow. No interest in what’s going on in different areas of the trade, no clue what is happening in the US world of painting, or on sites in Scandinavia. Not everyone in Read More
Apparently only 8% of all internet traffic to websites in US is on Google. Yet most website owners, including painters with websites and blogs, worship Google. Maybe we should think about more than SEO. This is a diagram of the various sources of internet traffic. Major Internet Traffic Sources Pay Per Click – every ad Read More
There are hundreds of thousands of sites dedicated to painting and decorating, but here are a couple to check out. Mark Nash is a 3rd generation master painter based in Marlborough in Wiltshire. Not too many painters can boast that sort of pedigree. The old photos on his home page are of his father and Read More
To get your head around what blogging actually is, think of a word processor program like Word connected to the internet. If you have a computer and an internet connection, you can blog. The main difference between Word and blogging software like WordPress is that, instead of saving to your computer, WordPress can send your Read More
Options to get a decorating website / blog online If you have zero computer skills, can’t email, have zero experience of running or setting up websites, and absolutely no interest in becoming internet literate, then there is no point trying to do this yourself. Pay a pro to get you online and run your website Read More
If the info we have shared in TP blog articles has given you the confidence to paint kitchen cabinets and furniture yourself, that is great. And in general, we hope that all homeowners, DIY and trade can take away & use our ideas for decorating better, faster or cleaner than the accepted norm.
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