Microsoft Office Live is closing down at the end of April, which means that many small businesses are facing the prospect of having their websites and hard work wiped out. This is disastrous for companies relying on their website and their rankings for business.
If you don’t handle the transfer of your website properly; you will lose all the hard work you’ve put into achieving your rankings.
Not only will you lose your search rankings, but your emails and domain names will go down too. It’s important that you address this issue prominently in a thoroughly well thought out manner.
The closing of Office Live puts small businesses in an awkward position. Do you try and transfer your site over to the new Microsoft service and risk losing your search positions? Or, is it better to take control of your website with a full hosting set up?
For most businesses, the second option is the most flexible and infinitely more suitable long term. However, handling the transition is complicated and must be done carefully if you want to retain your current search engine rankings.
Not paying care or attention at this crucial step will result in lost rankings, lost traffic and lost sales.
Therefore, it’s critical that you discuss a migration strategy with an expert. They will be able to pinpoint any and all potential issues and ensure that any transfer takes everything into consideration. This will result in a transfer that is far less disruptive to your search rankings and in many cases; you won’t notice a difference at all.
A more traditional hosting set up will have more benefits too, which include:
Migrating away from this service to a traditional hosting set up will also give your site greater protection from events like this in the future. This type of hosting is easier to transfer between suppliers; giving you an added layer of security.
We are optimisation experts and understand how the internet works. From design & development to SEO; we understand how websites work. If you have any questions about migrating your Microsoft Office Live website to a new provider in a way that won’t negatively impact your business – contact us today on 0800 081 1688.
Compomotive Wheels came to us looking for a redesign of their existing site. We had previously designed their site back in 2007 – so safe to say the design was pretty old and needed a refresh!
They were looking for a new design that reflected modern web trends, showcased their products and provided ease of use for their visitors. Behind this, they also needed a powerful content management system to manage their site independently and update pages, products and images whenever they liked.
We were able to provide all of these things and the end result speaks for itself. See below or visit the sit eyourself at www.comp.co.uk.
Here, we can compare the old design to the new to instantly see how we’ve completely refreshed their online image:
Old 2007 Design
The old 2007 design.
New 2012 Design
A brand new 2012 website design.
The new design features:
These are just some of the improvements we’ve made in the new design. The site is modern, fresh and a pleasure to browse and really does show off Compomotive’s product range for the visitor.
The new website sports an up to date, SEO friendly Content Management System. This is our custom developed system that offers total control over all aspects of the site. Its modular nature allows for us to build in only the features that Compomotive will need to manage the site.
For example, there are different features for adding content pages, product pages and gallery images. All easily managed through the CMS, this allows Compomotive to update the site whenever they wish.
Combined with a powerful SEO toolset for complete customisability of all things like Titles, Headings, Meta tags, and URLs; this means that the site is ready for all technical, on page SEO.
"The new site looks great and I cannot wait to see it up an running!"
Barry Dixon, Components Auto
Are you looking to improve your website’s look and feel? We have expert web designers that will deliver a bespoke design just for you. We don’t use templates and all designs are manually crafted by our expert designers.
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