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Paisley celebrates its most radical story with two-day festival

Thousands helped Paisley celebrate one of the oldest workers’ festivals in the world – Sma’ Shot Day – with a weekend of history and heritage.

Costume-clad kids, street performers and families joined the parade led by the Charleston Drum – the traditional means of calling the weavers out for their annual festival.

An afternoon-long party of live music and entertainment took place on Abbey Close – featuring performances from PACE youth theatre and Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 – all building up to the traditional Burning of the Cork.

The festival began in 1856 after the Paisley weavers won their dispute with the manufacturers to be paid for the Sma’ Shot – a hidden cotton thread that held the Paisley Pattern shawls together.

It’s one of Paisley’s most spectacular stories and couldn’t be better timed as a new campaign – What’s Our Story? – is launched asking local people to share what makes Paisley and Renfrewshire great and help transform the region’s image.

The campaign aims to capture the everyday moments and tales that make the area one of Britain’s most exciting and diverse to live in.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall says: “Sma’ Shot Day is a fantastic piece of history for the town and a huge boost as momentum builds on our bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

“In celebrating the struggle of the Paisley weavers to receive rightful compensation from their employers – the manufacturers of the Paisley Pattern shawls – it’s an event that shows we are renowned as passionate, radical people.

“Sma’ Shot is just one of the town’s stories and we know there are lots more the people of Paisley and Renfrewshire have to tell. What’s Our Story? is all about capturing the full, authentic warmth and vibrancy of local people.

“A new brand for Renfrewshire must come from the people who live, work and study here. It is for that reason twe are asking everyone in Renfrewshire for their help.”

The weekend’s entertainment continued with the popular poetry slam and two radical theatre productions – From the Calton to Catalonia and specially-commissioned Silver Threads.

Sma’ Shot Day is part of an exciting calendar of events for Renfrewshire that supports Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

The bid is taking place as part of a wider push to transform the town’s future using its unique cultural and heritage offering as the home of the Paisley Pattern and the one-time centre of the global textile industry.

Bids are expected to be lodged with the UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport in spring 2017.

For more information on Paisley 2021, visit www.paisley2021.co.uk, like /Paisley2021 on Facebook or follow @Paisley2021 on Twitter and Instagram.

To submit your story about Paisley or Renfrewshire, visit WhatsOurStory.co.uk, share your story on social media using #MyStoryMyTown or complete one of the comments cards.

 

 

Thanks to warrenmedia for the images.

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Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 will use the town’s unique and fascinating story to transform its future – by putting the town in the international spotlight, attracting visitors, creating jobs and using culture to make people’s lives better.

The one-time global textile hub and birthplace of the Paisley Pattern is also home to stunning architecture, an internationally-significant museum collection, Glasgow Airport, University of the West of Scotland, West College Scotland, PACE Theatre Company and a thriving contemporary cultural scene.

The UK City of Culture competition is run by the UK Government. The shortlisted cities will be announced in spring 2017, and the winner at the end of the year. Find out more about our story at www.paisley2021.co.uk.

Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day celebrates the victory of Paisley’s weavers over the town’s mill owners in the 19th century.

The owners refused to pay their staff for the Sma’ (small) Shot thread, which was unseen but held together the famous Paisley Patterned cashmere shawls.

A long fight and political battle ensued which the weavers eventually won and renamed the traditional July holiday Sma’ Shot Day

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Any woman with style in mind wants to be sporting the latest look in fashion when stepping out in Paisley, whether that means copying the catwalks and repurposing pyjamas as daywear, or showing off your locks in the latest hairstyle.

Get ready for summer

Summer is a great time for adopting a new look. Out are all the dark, heavy clothes and unfussy hairstyles and in are the light, bright colours and hairdos that get you noticed. Sporting a new hairstyle can be a great mood-lifter for women who have grown bored with their look or simply feel that the way their hair is styled no longer reflects who they are as a person. Women should also not be put off the latest hair trends because they feel their hair lacks the correct texture needed for a particular style. A good hairdresser should be able to give you the hairstyle you desire.

Some hairstyles never seem to go out of fashion and this is particularly true of the bob. An extremely versatile cut, you do not need to have it cut the way it was when it first came out back in the twenties. These days, a bob can be short, cut to the bottom of the ear, or it can be slightly longer and cut to around chin-length. The latest bob trend is to wear it with a tousled look. Ironically, a bob that looks like nothing has been done to it requires quite a bit of styling, so be sure you are willing to put in the extra effort for this on-trend style.

If a classic bob is too short for your taste, then you could go for the lob, or long bob. Lobs are usually cut to shoulder-length and because of this extra length, have the ability to display gentle waves. They are also good for showing off the great condition of your hair. Give a lob a shine mist and your hairstyle will look super-elegant.

If you are keen on the long-haired look, then this season’s trends favour textured layers. The best thing about long layers in this style means they can be easily adapted. Long layered tresses can be left loose or they can be quickly pulled back and shaped into a bun or loose ponytail, all the while maintaining that slept-in look. If your hair is not long enough for these kinds of layers, consider enhancing your own hair with hair extensions, such as those found at Hair Planet. Here you can buy clip-ons, weaves, stick tip and U-tips, as well as the tools needed to fix the extensions in place.

If you have naturally curly hair or are blessed with an abundance, then a geometric cut might be just your thing. A little bit of a brave step, a cut that basically delivers a triangular shape to your hair may not be for everyone, but such a cut can make you look super-stylish and always well-groomed, without a great deal of effort.

Make a splash in Paisley this summer with one of the latest hair trends, whether by using your own natural locks or accessorising your own hair with clever hair extensions.

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If you’re a keen gardener, you might be pleased with the way your garden is shaping up this summer. Perhaps your flowers are blooming and your water feature is trickling along pleasantly in the background while you trim the lawn, but there’s a good chance there’s one thing you could really improve upon, such as the wildlife that’s visiting – or not visiting, as the case may be!

Why is it important to attract wildlife into your garden?

As well as making your garden inherently pleasant to spend time in, a garden teaming with wildlife (such as bugs, mammals, amphibians, bees, butterflies and birds) is great for the environment. Due to the fact that so much of our land is now urbanised and used for intensive agriculture, it’s important that we share our gardens with creatures great and small, as many native species are in serious decline.

Why should you support birds in particular?

Birds really are a gardener’s best friend. Rather than having to rely on harsh pesticides and insecticides to protect your well-tended flowers and vegetables, you can rely on birds to gobble up the pesky bugs such as aphids, caterpillars, beetles and grasshoppers that would otherwise destroy all your hard work. Other species, such as hummingbirds, eat large quantities of nectar, which makes them useful pollinators.

Which birds are under threat?

Sadly, many species of birds are in decline across the country – something that has been happening slowly and gradually. For instance,  the RSPB have noted that “many well known and loved species such as the song thrush, skylark, lapwing and house sparrow” are declining in numbers, putting it down to factors such as agricultural techniques that are damaging to birds, as well as the increase of farm chemicals and changes in farm buildings. According to the RSPB’s figures, the numbers of tree sparrows declined by 95% between 1970 and 1999 in the UK, and sightings of bullfinches more than halved.

What can you do to attract birds into your garden?

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If you want to encourage more birds into your back yard, begin by installing a bird bath. There are various styles and designs of high quality bird baths you can get at Outdoor Art Pros. It would be a great treat for the birds and they’ll enjoy drinking and grooming in the water and will be a real pleasure to watch in the garden!   It’s also a good idea to install a bird feeder to entice birds into your garden: they’ll appreciate the steady flow of food, especially when they find it hard to come by insects on leaner days. You can buy high quality bird feeders from www.wildbirdfeeders.co.uk, with squirrel proof varieties also available.

Finally, why not go the extra mile and make a home for birds? Species such as swifts like high, deep crevices to nest in, but since we’ve been filling in our roof spaces in modern times, their numbers have declined dramatically. Attract these birds by installing a nest box high up on a vertical wall of your property, ideally under the eaves. You need to position it at least 15 feet away from the ground, with an unobstructed flight path and make sure that it doesn’t face direct sunlight.

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Event Details Wednesday 25th May 2016, 14:00 – 16:00

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Call: 0141 842 1015 Kathleen Brown, Kathleen.brown@wcs.ac.uk

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Have you been squirrelling away your savings and furnishing your (imaginary) home with all of your favourite things? If so, you’re in the same boat as pretty much every other first-time buyer in the UK! But (as you’re no doubt beginning to realise) getting on the property market isn’t as straightforward as finding a house you like and filling in a form at the bank…

Here’s a brief overview of everything you need to know, complete with helpful links and resources to give you a deeper understanding of what you’re signing up for.

Types of property

The UK property market has a lot to offer a first-time buyer. Whether you’re leaning towards the idea of a characterful cottage in the countryside or a modern flat in the city, you won’t be short of options.

However, you might find it easier to secure a mortgage or take advantage of a  help to buy scheme for new houses on a suburban estate. New builds (rather than older homes) tend to be available with help to buy schemes, and many shared ownership schemes are available on modern properties as opposed to older ones.

How to get your funds together
While Barclays is offering a 100% mortgage, the overwhelming majority of lenders will expect you to put down a deposit. Generally, you’ll need to save anywhere from 5% to 20% of the purchase price of the property, though the bigger your deposit, the better the deal you’ll be able to secure.

You should consider taking advantage of shared ownership schemes, help to buy schemes and the government’s Help to Buy ISA. It’s also very common for first-time buyers to get on to the property ladder with help from family members, so it might also be worth talking to your parents or grandparents to see if there’s a chance of a gift or a loan.

Looking beyond the mortgage

It’s not just the cost of the mortgage that you’ll need to manage. For one thing, you’ll need to decide whether your other financial commitments are well-aligned with buying a property, taking into consideration any lingering student loans, personal debts and lifestyle expenses.

Secondly, you’ll need to make sure that you have funds to support the other costs of buying a home. Typically, these include a mortgage arrangement and valuation fee, stamp duty fees, solicitor’s fees, survey costs, removal costs, insurance costs and decorating costs.

Finally, running a home is expensive, and you’ll need to be comfortable with the fact that you’ll be responsible for repairs and maintenance, as well as regular expenses such as utility bills, council tax and TV/Wi-Fi packages. A mortgage provider will help you to ‘stress test’ your finances to check you can handle owning a property, but you’ll well advised to do your own calculations first and give yourself an opportunity to adjust your income and outgoings accordingly.

If you’d like a really in depth guide to the property market, consider contacting the Citizens Advice Service for impartial advice. There’s a wealth of information available on Google and on television too, so get swotting if you want to be in with a chance of securing the property of your dreams. Good luck!

Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 ambitions had a resounding public show of support at the launch of a new drive to let everyone connected to the town take their place at the heart of the bid.

Here are some photographs taken on Thursday of the launch for the brand book. To download a full version of the brand book including usable marketing material, logos and information about the bid, visit www.paisley2021.co.uk/get-involved

Many thanks to David Weir of Paisley.org.uk for taking the photographs.

CHAMPION VETS IN PAISLEY ARE PROUD TO LAUNCH THEIR NEW PUPPY PACKS TO SUIT EVERYONE’S BUDGET

Getting a new pet is extremely exciting and providing you care for your companion correctly, they could go on to become one of the best friends you have. However, just like a baby human, it’s important you provide your young animal with everything they need early on in life to help them grow into a healthy and happy adult.

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Champion Vets in Kilnside Road first launched their now famous Puppy Packs in Paisley in 2003 and (as far as they are aware) were the first vets in Scotland to do so. Their purpose has been to encourage new puppy owners to develop excellent habits of preventative care when looking after their new puppies into adulthood, with the aim that this continues through the lifetime of their pet. This includes the correct vaccinations, worming and flea treatments, optimal nutritional advice, regular check-ups with a professional and careful consideration given to neutering.

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Champion Vets wish to make people aware of the re-launch of their Puppy Packs this May in two forms to suit everyone’s budget. The Deluxe Puppy Pack is similar to the original one, but with more services and greater discounts included – such as the inclusion of kennel cough vaccine and a 10% discount on neutering. It costs just £97.50 – now better value incidentally than the original has been since 2003!

The Value Puppy Pack still contains the essential elements of puppy care without the frills and is priced at £49.95 representing outstanding value for money’ although you may find you will have to pay for some additional treatments if required.

So please speak to Dianne at Champion Vets if you are looking forward to a new canine addition to your family. Our number is 0141 889 7638. Check out the full details of the Puppy Packs at  www.championvet.com/special-offers and scroll down.

Creating a successful website requires research and careful planning to make it not only visually attractive to prospective customers but a magnet to which search engines are drawn. Here at Kaburu, we aim to make the entire process as pain-free and simple as possible.

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1. Planning

The strategy is the key to success. We ask our clients questions to ensure we identify the scope and scale of the project. Knowing the goals set by our clients, the age, and gender of the anticipated target audience, and the range and style of product to be marketed, we produce a development timeline. From this blueprint, we plan a site map and wireframes and determine the best website navigation system, ready for the next stage.

2. Design

Promoting the brand is an all-important factor in website design for businesses. Brand perception alone can increase site traffic, so a distinctive logo and colour scheme need to be established to appeal to the target audience. In consultation with the client, our designers will build and integrate a skeleton website, ready for the development phase.

3. Development

The aim at the development stage is to maximise the functionality of the website by filling in the body of the skeleton. This is achieved by building the HTML and CSS aspects within the website to increase access to as wide an audience as possible. Any previous web material for the client can be refined at this stage and added to new content, together with videos, slideshows, graphics and podcasts, if needed.

4. Testing

This is the critical phase, where the embryonic website is uploaded on to an internal production server prior to being launched. Any issues which arise at this stage can be addressed, with coding checked to ensure full functionality across major web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Firefox. The ability to access the website on multiple devices is also checked.

5. Launch

At this stage, the website is deemed fully functional, with all files ready for uploading on to the server. The client’s domain name is registered and web hosting facilities are in place. Plugins to enable WordPress and SEO functionality are installed, and a final review is undertaken just prior to launch. The website is now live and it is time to implement a maintenance schedule.

6. Support

The internet is not a static entity: it is dynamic and changing constantly. Websites need regular maintenance to maximise SEO. Adding new and revising old content, installing additional plugins and regular upgrading is needed to maintain high search engine rankings.

We can implement a maintenance schedule on your behalf, leaving you to enjoy the benefits of a successful website, designed by the experts from Kaburu.

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Finance options for local Christian organisations

Having a wide selection of finance options for local Christian organisations is important due to many organisations having to rely on donations and the generosity of others in order to continue to fund the organisation. There are many companies that offer good finance options for local Christian organisations, and due to them mainly being Christian-based companies themselves, they are likely to see past the financial side and also look at the social and religious benefits of providing finance for local Christian organisations. For example, services from Stewardship, a company that are committed to helping the Christian community in the UK, aim to maximise the effectiveness of Christian giving, and to inspire greater generosity. The best finance options for local Christian organisations are often through qualified professionals that have been serving churches, charities and more for many years and have knowledge of the services that are vital to becoming a successful local Christian organisation.

The best finance options, whether it is a mortgage, loan or other form of finance, should be through a company that shares the same values as the Christian organisation. Many Christian focussed organisations facilitate effective giving and promote biblical principles and practices. This is important as it can provide insightful advice as they are knowledgeable about the type of work that local Christian organisations want to carry out. These types of organisations are well placed to help Christian organisations understand legal requirements and the best practice principles that are not only important financially, but are also in line with the views and values of the organisation.

Local Christian organisations play a vital role in the community and draw together different members of society. Choosing the best finance options, whether you’re looking to build, expand, remodel or refinance, is an important step in growing ministries, facilities and making a difference to local communities. Choosing finance options that understand the constant change that is a part of the growth of local Christian organisations, and choosing lending companies that offer a blend of faith, finances and generosity is important in ensuring that the finance options are the right choice for the organisation.

Many Christian focussed lenders are likely to offer the best finance options for local Christian organisations, because of their knowledge and commitment to strengthening Christian communities. Companies that exclusively lend to Christian organisations, churches and charities are most likely to offer the best finance options due to their own Christian values of generosity, relationship and integrity. Lenders that focus on this are also more likely to provide flexible options for the future as they will understand the challenges that local Christian organisations are likely to face when it comes to maintaining and running their organisation. Lenders that specialise in Christian organisations are also likely to be able to customise any finance options due to their understanding that all local Christian organisations are unique in the way they run and who they attract.

Many Christian-focussed lenders also offer support programmes that help organisations to understand the finance options as well as strengthening Christian causes by offering practical, tailored support. This is equally important, as professional help that is in line with the values of the organisation and offered by a lender that understands and is supportive of the role the local Christian organisation may have, is more likely to ensure that the organisation succeeds in its purpose and is successful in its repayments, rather than being solely focussed on getting the money back.

With a range of finance options available for local Christian organisations, particularly from lenders that share the same values, it is easier than ever to continue to share the word of God and Christian practices. Joining communities together and providing a safe haven for those who follow Jesus and the Bible, the transformational work of Christian organisations is now being enthusiastically supported by Christian focussed lenders, who understand the challenges that local organisations face, and can customise their finance options to suit those who need it. These lenders are consistently providing support for those who support the communities around them.

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St Mirren have not threatened to be more than a mid-table side during the 2015/16 season, but the upturn of fortunes since the arrival of new manager Alex Rae at the end of last year has given fans cause for optimism ahead of a new campaign. The Buddies have won nine of the 18 games in the Championship since Rae took charge, while talented young midfielder Stevie Mallan has showcased the form that earned him a call up to the Scottish national side, with 14 goals in all competitions.

In another boost to the club, the situation off the pitch also appears to be improving as supporters moved a step closer to taking a majority ownership via a subscription scheme. Lifelong Saints fan Gordon Scott and the St Mirren Independent Supporters Association (SMISA) have had a joint offer accepted in principle, which will see ex-director Scott paying a bulk sum of around £1 million. Around 1,000 fans will then need to pay £12 a month via the loan scheme. The Buddies have been up for sale for seven years, so a conclusion to the long-running saga will surely aid a bid for promotion next season.

Mallan has been the star performer this year, and he has been ably supported by the likes of Jamie Langfield, Rocco Quinn and Andy Webster, who could all form the spine of a potentially successful team in 2016/17. However, there will be need to be further additions to the squad in order to strengthen it as the Championship is likely to be hotly contested and more competitive during the next 12 months. The Saints are likely to look for a proven goal scorer to take the pressure off Mallan and replace Lawrence Shankland, who is set to return to Aberdeen when his loan spell ends.

St Mirren will also have to fill the void left by Steven Thompson. The 37-year-old captain and forward revealed in early April that he would finally be hanging up his boots after an illustrious playing career, which included a League Cup final victory with the Buddies back in 2013. Alex Rae has revealed that plans to recruit players are now taking shape after the team’s safety was secured, adding that it was important to “bring in the right types” in order to take the club forward. The former Wolves and Sunderland midfielder also hinted that certain deals for players at the club could be agreed during the next month, ahead of the summer recruiting campaign.

St Mirren fans are cautiously optimistic about their team’s chances for 2016/17, but their chances to sustain a promotion push will largely be down to Rae’s ability to successfully oversee a major overhaul of the current playing squad on a tight budget while retaining the club’s brightest prospects and influential performers. However, Leicester City’s fairytale run to Premier League glory this season should give hope to all clubs in England and Scotland that success may never be too far away.

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We always knew we were lucky to live in Scotland, but now we have solid evidence from the National Lottery. Since its founding in 1994, the UK National Lottery has created over 4,000 new millionaires and it turns out that Scottish lottery players have had their fair share of extraordinary wins.

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From November 1994 to February 2016, 341 of those National Lottery millionaires have hailed from Scotland. Whilst not the region with the highest amount of winners – London has the most lottery millionaires — that Scottish number is staggering in terms of its population. On top of the millionaires, another 2,824 tickets have garnered a prize worth £50,000 or more since 1994.

Northern Ireland has the lowest amount of lotto millionaires at 81, with London leading the pack with a staggering 569 millionaires. The Midlands and the South East rounded out the top three at 505 and 438 winners respectively.

The National Lottery surveyed the whole of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England and the total number of lottery millionaires living in those areas came to just under 3,700. How is that possible if the National Lottery has created many more millionaires than that over the past two decades?

One reason is that Guernsey nor the Isle of Man was surveyed and some winners have come from these areas. However the larger reason is that a lottery player doesn’t have to live in the UK to participate in National Lottery games. Tourists can purchase tickets whilst on holiday in Edinburgh, London or elsewhere and are able to win like any other player.

Online lottery ticket purchasing services such as theLotter also make it easy for foreigners to play UK lottery games. It may ruffle a few locals’ feathers when a foreigner wins a huge jackpot, but it works both ways. Scottish lottery enthusiasts can use these online services to play and win games outside the UK.

And there must be a great many lottery enthusiasts in Scotland because they have made a huge impact on National Lottery history. Chris and Colin Weir, a couple from Largs, Ayrshire, took home an historic £161.6 million EuroMillions jackpot in July 2011, the largest jackpot ever won in Europe. Since their win, the Weirs continue to make history with their charitable trust. The Weir Charitable Trust’s motto is “helping the Scottish community”. Many charities and projects throughout Scotland have been funded by the trust. The husband and wife pair have also donated large sums of money to the Yes Scotland campaign and the SNP.

Yet another lottery record was broken by a Scottish husband and wife duo on 9 January 2016. David and Carol Martin from Scottish Borders bought one of two winning tickets for the record-setting £66 million UK Lotto draw. With their new £33 million fortune, the couple have a lot of financial decisions to make, though they’ve hinted that they will be using some of the money to help their neighbours in need, just as the Weirs have done.

Paisley has yet to break any records, but we do have a few National Lottery millionaires of our own. Back in 2014, the National Lottery celebrated 20 years since its foundation. Upon this occasion, it was revealed that 17 lotto millionaires come from the Paisley area alone, out of a total of over 4,000. Besides, 50 ticket holders from the Paisley area scooped 50 prizes of £50,000 each. Although not all stories had a happy ending, the luck of the Scottish lottery player is not negligible.

The town of Paisley itself is a National Lottery winner, being one of the 13 towns and cities to benefit from a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The restoration project helped Paisley town preserve its architectural heritage for future generations and made the Causeyside Street and Forbes Place areas more enjoyable for inhabitants, business owners and tourists. Hopefully, the revamped historical center will speak in the town’s favor and will improve Paisley’s odds to win the bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

To achieve high search engine rankings, a website has to undergo almost constant updating and maintenance from the day it goes live on the internet. Rather than resting on your laurels once your website is up and running, Kaburu recommends the immediate establishment of a proactive management system to ensure the site is attracting visitors. The reason is simple: an inactive website begins to be backtracked by search engines as soon as it is dormant, even for a day.

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1. SEO

Search engine optimisation is the marketing tool of the internet. Webmasters of successful websites ensure keywords and phrases are embedded in text and graphics to allow search engines to track and record their presence. This maintains a ranking on the search engine’s results page: the higher ranked sites are the ones kept up to date and active when customers search online for information about products and services.

Our need to be constantly tweaked to ensure high rankings are maintained in search engines. Adding relevant content on an almost daily basis is needed, but this does not have to be always in the form of news sections, blog writing or graphics as creating hyperlinks or adding plugins count as updating activities with search engines.  Having a website with good SEO will be one of the solutions for field service companies to excel in the digital realm

2. Updating blogs

Blog writing is an excellent way of adding quality content to a website. Incorporating keywords and phrases enhance search engine rankings and increase site visits. A blog can be more than a journal as the subjects can be wide ranging, giving information and advice to customers, as well as answering questions raised and showing your business cares about its products and services. Every blog added to the website content registers activity on search engines and should be seen as a convenient way of boosting your ranking.

3. Updating your portfolio

Keeping an up to date portfolio is important for all businesses. Showcasing your achievements online attracts interest from prospective clients and shows your dedication to the business and the products you sell. A portfolio can demonstrate how your business is evolving over time: highlighting your successes and even admitting to any failures shows the human side as well.

4. Updating and creating new pages and FAQ

Adding new content to your website will always trigger a higher ranking on search engines. The stale material begins its downward slide very quickly, so adding little and often is key to success with Google.

FAQ pages are as important as your home page and serve to give visitors an opportunity to find answers to questions about your products and services quickly. By incorporating keywords within the FAQ pages your website will achieve higher rankings on SERPS, the search engine results pages, increasing site visits and interest.

5. Search engines

Last but not least, search engines drive business towards an actively maintained and updated website by measuring visitor hits in comparison with rival websites: the length of each visit, search terms used, and the number of links into your website. This information is crucial, as Google runs algorithm programs on a daily basis to analyse hits which ultimately determine your rankings on SERPS.

Web sites must, therefore, be regularly updated and maintained to achieve the highest rankings possible. Clients may take over responsibility for their website maintenance or, for a flat fee of £99, Kaburu will develop a management schedule on your behalf. Blog writing packages are also available at extra cost. So if you need web design services in Paisley, contact us now.kaburu qr code