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march 2007 newsletter

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March 2007

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Want to break a world record?

CAPDM's id revamp

301's - the Steven Spielberg of web sites

Grow you business


Want to break a world record?
50ft waves, 12 hours of rowing every day, total exhaustion.

That is what 12 people will be doing this November (for fun?) as they attempt to beat the world record time for crossing the Atlantic.

Like the sound of it?

No? Thought not.... However, you can make a positive contribution to the record attempt and at the same time get some valuable promotion for your business.

The record attempt...

Welcome to our March newsletter - just made it in time! Well, maybe not for our Australian audience!

  • CAPDM's id revamp
  • CAPDM are one of Scotland's quiet success stories.

    Operating since 1996 in the blended and distance learning market, their products produce manageable learning programmes for colleges, universities and corporates. For example, CAPDM are responsible for one of the world's largest distance MBA programmes - at Edinburgh Business School.

    After 10 years, they decided it was time for a identity facelift, and we've just completed a whole series of materials to help them spread the CAPDM message:

    As MD Martin Smith says, "Now we have the materials to pursue sales anywhere in the world".

    Go to the CAPDM website....
  • 301's - the Steven Spielberg of web sites
  • A friend of ours recently asked a question that may be of interest to our readers.

    Google had indexed some web pages that were no longer on his site and had been replaced by pages with different names. He wanted the old pages to be replaced by the new ones in Google, Yahoo etc.

    Now this would happen naturally through time as the old pages could no longer be found and would be dropped, but he wanted it done as quickly as possible.

    The answer is a '301 redirect' and we use it all the time when taking over new sites where important original pages have good rankings that we want to preserve.

    It acts as a 'director'. Whenever, a search engine or browser tries to access the old page, the 301 directs them to the new page.

    Our web services...
  • Grow you business
  • Blot Design is a member of BNI, the most successful business networking group in the world.

    Each week we meet to exchange and refer business between our members. It's a great way of doing business.

    We're always looking for businesses to join our group (only one company from any business area can join, so there is no competition between members).

    We've just had a very successfull Visitors Day and six new member companies have applied to join because they can see the potential for their business. Currently we do still have vacancies for companies in these categories :

    • Estate agent
    • Recruitment
    • Solicitor
    • Printer

    So if you'd like to grow your business, please get in touch.

    Interested in joining BNI?
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