Going on holiday is a great way to relax and get away from the normal day to day life for a week or two, and if you can’t decide where to go or what to do then maybe you should consider a ski holiday in Europe; There are loads of great resorts across Europe for you to go on your holidays, and if you’ve not been on a Skiing holiday then why not try it?
If you have been skiing before then you may already have a resort that you go to every year, have you considered some of the other great options available to you? Below is a list of some of the resorts that are available across Europe.
The usual resorts that most visit in France are Chamonix, Morzine, Val D’Isere and Courchevel, but you may not have considered visiting Montgenèvre on the Italian border, Vaujany, Meribel and even La Tania. As part of larger ski areas they all have access to some awesome slopes and terrain close to home.
Switzerland offers some great resorts, the main ones visited by holiday goers are Verbier, Zermatt or St Moritz but there are some real gems available such as like Saas-Fee, Gstaad Les Crosets and Klosters. Switzerland can be a little more expensive that France, but the ambience, chocolate box villages and the fondue are well worth the extra money.
Austria is by far the best location for a party ski holiday, with the towns of of Mayrhofen, St Anton am Arlberg and Ischgl leading the way whenever you hear the words après ski!
The above is just a snapshot of the great ski resorts to consider for your next winter holiday, it’s always worth doing your own research for your holidays on websites like www.goski.co.uk, they offer reviews, slope ratings, information on the resorts and the night life in the local area.
When working on websites using a online media agency is a paramount to getting the boost you need in the rankings and promotion of your new or existing website. I’ve used many over the last few years but recently have used http://www.searchable.co.uk, They provided me with some on site SEO for a client of mines website and also provided me with some link building for one of my own projects.
Searchable.co.uk provides SEO, PR and Domain Brokering and a service helping you out with your social network profile. I’ve used several of the services and have found everything has been done to the highest standard possible, and my dealings with Adam Grunweg the company owner have always been pleasant.
Getting the right help with the promotion of your site via the SERPs and Social Media is what will make your site; Getting not just traffic but the right traffic to your website is going to help with the conversion of advertising, natural promotion of your content from your site users and returning visitors.
It’s always best to find a good SEO Agency and for my current projects Searchable Media Agency are the people for me!
With the development work that I regularly undertake within the content management system side of things there is often a need for high quality royalty free images that add quality and a unique look to articles, content and blog posts. I’ve used stock image sites such as Fotolia and Shutterstock before and although they offer a wide range of images, they often feel quite stocky and it’s not too difficult to find a site using exactly the same images within the niche of the site I’ve been working on which can devalue content and take the edge off the unique feel of a site.
Over the last few months I’ve been using http://ImageSource.com, they provide high quality stock images sold for advertising & publishing; I’ve found great images that don’t necessarily have that `stock` feel to the images, this has given me the chance to make the websites I’ve been working on look more unique, more professional and generally better looking for the users of the website.
The ImageSource website has a modern design and is very easily to navigate; It has a power search engine that very quickly returns hundreds of images from a search result providing me with a wide choice of images for a specific search. Not only do they provide stock images, they also provide competitively priced HD video footage covering a huge amount of subjects.
The advantage of a site Like ImageSource.com is that once you purchase your royalty free photos you are then free to use them as many times as you like for a one off payment, allowing you to use the same image across a network of sites without the need for a payment each time you use it.
I’d strongly recommend giving them a try, a few well placed stock images can make a piece of content or a site homepage look a lot better.
After a week of watching google umming and arring about indexing the page they finally got round to indexing the pages again, this is 100% more than the previous domain had indexed after Google removed it. The rankings are all pretty low so the traffic hasn’t really been effected but hopefully the rankings will improve over the next few weeks and the traffic will start to rise again.
I think I’ll be adding some more content to the site over the next week or two, and possibly re writing some of the existing content with the aim of freshening things up for the next time Google decides to index some pages.
The site made £19.06 last month on adsense, but that doesn’t include a full month in my adsense account, so a better representation will be able to be worked out at the end of February. In terms of traffic from the 24th January – 30st January the site got 221 unique visitors which included 6 visitors from Google, 73 visits from Bing and 73 visits from yahoo to name a few.
In comparison from 31st January – 6th February the site got 189 unique visitors, 62 visits from bing, 46 visits from yahoo and most importantly the visits from Google had gone up to 34, so even though over the seven day period the traffic had dropped slightly the large increase in visits from google were a good sign.
If you are looking for somewhere to do a bulk WHOIS check on .uk domains then over at http://www.dbcatch.co.uk is the place for you to do this. The WHOIS tool currently allows up to 1,000 queries every 24 hours and you can scan 100 names at a time. The results given back offer you the following information in an easy to read table of results (seen below) :
- Domain Name
- Created Date
- Expiry Date
- Suspension Date
- Updated Date
- Drop Date
- Status (Registered/Suspended)
The tool is free to use and only requires you to register for free on the dbCatch drop catching website, more tools are currently being developed and I look forward to you trying them out.