Started here at Webbuilt4u a week and a half ago now, the main thing that worried me about the role was the fact that the company was completely mac based. Being in the Search engine optimisation field, most of the tools we use in the trade are Windows based, not to mention the fact that I will be using a completely new operating system with OSX.
On Inspection of the new Mac that had been bought for my arrival I was absolute amazed at the power of the shiny silver thing. It’s a Desktop pro and could probably power Nasa if it felt inclined.
After a bit of research I discovered an awesome bit of software called Parallels, it basically lets you run windows in a little window on your desktop, I looked into apples own product, Boot camp but that you need to be either in the windows or the osx environment, you can’t use both. So I installed windows inside that and amazingly it loads windows up in about 3 seconds flat. Even windows running inside OSX loads four times as fast as my Sony viao desktop that I have at home. So with all my seo tools installed on my parallels installation, and everything else in OSX I have all my bases covered and a new operating system to get my head around.
I’ll keep you updated on how I find it.
As Webbuilt4u are based in Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham in Essex, a lot of our business comes from our organic results on Google. When I started here as Online marketing manager, my main task was to get us as a company up in the higher end of the rankings for the term Essex web designers .
We have had good results for optimising this phrase and are now on the front page of Google for the term, usually lying at 8 or 9 depending on how the gods at Google are feeling.