From November, 2011

Our Search Engine Optimization

Whether you call it Search Engine Optimization, Optimisation, SEO or Marketing, at Web Design Yorkshire, we believe that every website should have a respectable position on Google without costing our clients a fortune.

Once upon a time you could build a site, throw in some keywords, play around with a few meta tags and “hey presto” you were on the front page of the search engines. Not anymore!

The best way forward for any website is organic search engine results. This type of SEO marketing does take longer, but we have found that over the years, organically optimized sites retain their position and value on search engines. It also means that our clients can just sit back and leave all of the work to us.

We have a system which works, and it works well. All of our organic SEO techniques are tried and tested over and over again, with some great results.

NOTE: We do NOT make spurious promises about getting you to the number one spot of a search engine over night, like many other web design companies. The truth is that getting anywhere on the search engines these days takes time and hard work.

Have you noticed that many search engine optimization companies tell you that they can optimize your website for you, but they never tell you how they will do it? Well, we go in to great detail to let you know how your site will be optimized. This way you know everything which will happen and can make an informed choice as to which way you would like us to go.


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Search Engine Optimisation

Email Accounts

Incorporated into our web hosting are the all important email accounts.

How many times have you visited a website which looks impressive, and when you click for the contact information you are greeted with an obscure email address such as ourcompany22657-@-

Web Design Yorkshire EmailWe believe that an email address should reflect your company or business, this is why we encourage all of our clients to utilize this facility to their best advantage.

We have email routing facilities so that more than one email account can be forwarded to one email address, our clients have found this useful as it avoids monitoring several email addresses at once. Everything arrives neatly into one inbox.

We provide various ways to retrieve your emails, online via a webmail login or via mail programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Livemail etc:

Each email account is configurable as either POP3 or IMAP, and you don’t even need to know what that means because we are on hand to help you access and set up your email retrieval.


Due to the fact that we have been asked on several occasions – Below is an overview of POP3 and IMAP:


POP and IMAP are two protocols that mail programs use to access mail stored on remote computers.

How do I know if I normally use IMAP or POP to check my mail?

The vast majority of users access their mail using POP. So if you don’t know which you use, you can safely assume it’s POP.

What’s the difference between IMAP and POP?

IMAP works by keeping mail on the server. POP works by downloading your mail to your computer.

What does this mean to me?

If you usually use POP to check mail, then when you use the Webmail interface you’ll only have access to new mail — none of your folders will be available. Likewise, if you create folders via Webmail and move mail to them, that mail will not be available the next time you check your mail via POP.

Also, IMAP will insert a message into your INBOX to keep track of certain things. This message will only be visible when you check your mail using POP. Despite what the message says, it is safe to delete it.

If you normally use IMAP to check your mail, then all of your folders will be accessible using the Webmail interface.



“POP” stands for “Post Office Protocol”.

A POP account downloads mail to your local computer by default. Often, when a message is downloaded, it is deleted from the ISP’s mail server. This prevents you from reading the same messages when you go to a different computer. Some mail clients, including Entourage, let you tell POP servers to leave mail on the server for a certain period of time. This allows you to read the same messages again from another computer, if necessary. You might want to do this if you read your mail from computers at work and at home, or on a desktop and a laptop computer. Even if you are using a single computer, it is a good idea to leave messages on the server for a day or two, in case you accidentally delete them from your local computer and wish to download a second copy.

The advantage of POP mail is that you have your messages with you and can peruse them even while you are not connected to the Internet, which is particularly desirable if you use telephone dial-up access to the Internet.

The disadvantage is that it is difficult to keep multiple computers synchronized. Messages you send from one computer are not copied on the other computers. You must either select one computer as your master computer, or you must download all the mail to each computer, which means more access time. If you intend to use a laptop computer while traveling, you may want to consider IMAP access.

“IMAP” stands for “Internet Message Access Protocol.”

It is better than POP for accessing mail from multiple locations because it leaves the mail messages on the ISP’s mail server. This lets you read the same messages regardless of what computer you use to read your e-mail. Messages you send are also stored on the mail server (if you keep copies, which is a good idea), so if you send a message from work, you will see that message when you access your mail from home or from a laptop while on the road. When you use an IMAP account you are, in fact, viewing your e-mail that is stored on the ISP’s computer. There are no copies of the messages stored on your local computer unless you make a special effort to copy them there.

Because with IMAP your messages are kept on the ISP’s computer indefinitely, some Internet providers do not support IMAP. It uses their disk storage space for your messages. Most ISP’s set an upper limit on the amount of mail storage you can use, and the size may be too small for you if you get a lot of mail. For instance, five megabytes (5 MB) of storage may seem like a lot, but it can quickly fill up if you receive scores of messages every day, some with large attached files such as photos, which can often take a quarter megabyte for a single photo. A couple of rolls of family snapshots could fill your available storage. If that happens, messages addressed to you will be returned to the sender. Therefore, I recommend that you have at least 10 MB, and possibly more, for e-mail storage, if you plan to use IMAP, and that you closely monitor the space being used. If you cannot get adequate storage for IMAP, use a POP account and download your mail. Your choice of an Internet Provider may be determined in part by how much mail storage they allow you to have.

With IMAP, your mail remains on the server. Therefore, wherever you are and whatever computer you use, you always are looking at the same set of messages. Mail you read at work will show up marked as read when you view it from home. Replies you send while on the road will be there when you get home. The disadvantage, of course, is that you must have Internet access in order to view your mail at all, since it is never copied to your local computer




A Little About Our Portfolio

Below are a few of the sites which have been designed over the past couple of years. Our list is a lot longer but hopefully it gives you the general idea of the different types of sites which we are able to build for our customers.



AquaJorvik by Web Design Yorkshire

Elite Executives by Yorkshire Web Design

The Granary Tadcaster

North West Precast

Site Hosting

Website HostingWe offer a fully comprehensive hosting package for websites and email accounts. We include a full support service which means that you don’t even need to know what a server is or does to reap the benefits.

Our packages cater for everyone’s individual requirements, so you don’t pay for more than you need. It’s easy and affordable for every business or individual.

If you are a new business looking for new hosting or an existing business that is unhappy with your current service, we can help. Web Design Yorkshire can even register your domain names for you and renew them for you.


With the latest CPanel interface, customers are able to log into their hosting accounts and check website statistics, set up email accounts, create databases, and so much more, we will even walk you through any of the processes until you are comfortable with the system. Of course, if you don’t want to do any of the above and you would rather leave the technical side to us, we are always on hand to make the changes or add the services you require.