How to setup or migrate your email to Google

Are you aware that Google operates a free MX mail exchange service that gives you the ability to map your domain to Google and use the Google infrastructure to host your email account. This means that if you move hosting you do not loose or have to setup your email accounts.

How to migrate email to Google mail

If you own a domain name and have hosting and want to use the email account with Google visit:- https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/domain/new

Your mail for all intense and purposes will look the same name@chameleonwebservices.co.uk and but using the Google mail system you taking advantage of Google’s up time, Google speed, Google Stability, Googles industry leading spam protection and full SSL support for both incoming and out going.

How to setup or migrate your email to Google

  • Login to Google using your Google account or create a free account at Google Apps:- http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html
  • Verify your domain ownership with Google if you have not already done so using the method you prefer (we prefer the file upload).
  • Change the MX records to point to the Google mail servers.
  • Allow time for the DNS to populate.

Once you have this setup remember that you can use the Google apps such as can also have Google Chat, Google Calendar and Google Docs.

SEO

Search Engine Optimisation is the process of presenting your website to a search engine in a manner that will allow the search engine to easily read it and take away from it all the relevant keywords you want to rank for. A Search Engine Optimisation company will look at the searched terms and decide what keyword terms are going to bring the best customers.

 SEO

An SEO Company will then follow specific criteria that the search engine requires and make the website appear attractive to the search engine for these terms. The rankings of website will then increase and with it traffic from customers and sales. A good SEO company will target not just the high traffic keywords but also the keywords that will convert and be able to ensure the website will convert for these keywords at the same time.

To explain this we can use the term “UK Based SEO Company” which is a great keyword an SEO Company based in the UK. A lot of companys are fed up of working with overseas business’s and want a local UK based company to work with so being top of Google for this keyword would bring lots of leads.

To be top of Google on page one for this term requires a lot of effort and careful calculation and this is where an SEO company will excel. But the problem is that this keyword is a fight against other SEO companies and SEO companies have the most powerful website online normally or atleast they should have.

If you search in Google for the keyword you will find Chameleon someone where on page one 🙂 which shows that we must understand are job!

If you require SEO you should consider many factors yourself before contacting an SEO Company. Think about keywords that the customer base will use and see who is currently in high ranking Google positions for these keyword terms. Then search for an SEO company and have a chat about the SEO project and let the SEO team come up with keywords and check what these keywords are like. Often SEO companies will go for easy keywords that can be achieved easily. But this is not in your favour it is to benefit the SEO company.

Something to consider thou is that some keywords are not possible until your site grows and it is only then that you can achieve high rankings for these keywords. Your website domain age pays a part in this so if you have an idea get the domain name from a company like Heart Internet and get a holding page up with the keywords on for Google to start taking data.

The SEO world can be a hard to trust industry as many people are operating SEO compaines without any knowledge and this gives the good SEO companies a bad name. Some of the larger SEO companies outsource the search engine optimisation services abroad and this removes the UK element even if they SEO company is based in the UK.

Chameleon is a Birmingham based company working with clients across the UK including London and if you search in Google “Birmingham SEO Company” you would hope to find Chameleon on page one of Google. Why not take a look and see if you can find Chameleon Web Services.

We are a growing business which invested a large amount of money into SEO back in 2008 / 2009 and now in 2011 we have many things in place now setting us up for 2012. We plan ahead and this is why as a small company we are able to deliver success over the large SEO firms. Chameleon’s saying “Big Enough to Cope, Yet Small Enough to Care!” takes us along way. The positive feedback we receive if mainly due to us being smaller than the large SEO company’s and this means we get personal and all our work is taken on seriously and with pride.

Chameleon is one of the best SEO companies in the UK and this mostly down to success in most business sectors with top 3 positions for our clients. We also do not give unrealistic statements saying that we can get you top of Google for any keyword as we can’t. No one can guarantee this at all. If a company offering SEO services does state this check out what they are top of Google for!

SEO Company

SEO Company Success

SEO Company

 The power of the internet is clear and everyone in some way or another is using the internet to benefit them. It maybe a home consumer selling items on Ebay or simply searching for a bargain online. Either way it is clear that being on the internet has huge advantages over in terms of making money or saving money.

This internet success thou comes with a price as everyone is trying to take the top 10 places in Google and there are millions of websites trying to be on page one. You will find lots of SEO company quotes stating we guarantee page one success or top position for your chosen keywords. But the truth is that is a war out there.

To be top of Google for a chosen keyword is difficult and a good SEO company will have to work hard to achieve success. But remember that whilst they are working hard to get the website in the top spot of Google so is another SEO company working to do the same for another website.

If you search in Google.co.uk for “SEO Company” you will find on average about 59,800,000 results. which means being on page one of Google for this term the SEO company has worked very hard and / or spent a lot of money on backlinks.

What is Search Engine Optimisation?

Every website contains content that is either unique or copied from other sources. Search Engine Optimisation is the task of presenting a website to Google in a way that it will achieve good ranking and be useful to user to achieve on page success.

SEO requires mathematical skills, resources and a bit of luck. Google changes it algorithm frequently and if it was easy to work out everyone would be able to achieve page on results. Googles amazing algorithm has made Google the best search engine world wide and this is due to the quality of the results on page one. An SEO company trys to achieve results on page and this is a gamble.

Google Page One Success using an SEO Company

If you use an SEO company to achieve Google Page One Success then you are going to be have to understand the work that the SEO consultants do is not going to work over night. Often it takes 6 months to start achieving high ranking results and this is what makes it hard for Search Engine Optimisation companies to get a good name as they are working in the dark it would seem and there is huge amount of trust required to wait for results. A Good SEO company will not promise the earth and if they do offer number one spot for the hardest terms we would start asking questions.

Chameleon is one of the UKs leading SEO Company’s and we have achieved success for every client but sometimes it is hard and clients have to trust us with his waiting game. Chameleon invested a huge amount of money into SEO 3 years ago creating an SEO infrastructure of website that are growing ready for the SEO links to be added in the coming months. This puts Chameleon firmly on the map and you only have to search terms like Birmingham SEO Company or UK based SEO Company to see why Chameleon is leading the way in the SEO field.

Moving WordPress Blog Hardcoding to a New URL

If you are moving the site to a new URL the WordPress database will not be changing so all you want to do is to move the entire WP directory to the new folder on the same server or new server on the same hosting.

Simply edit the wp-config.php file:-

define('WP_HOME','http://www.chameleonwebservices.co.uk');

define('WP_SITEURL','http://www.chameleonwebservices.co.uk');

Note: When you do this the new server url will shown grayed out in the WordPress Admin backend and you can not edit it anymore.

Why does my Google Places verification page only have post card as an option?

Some of our clients who manage their own Google Places accounts have asked the question “Why does my verification page only have post card as an option?” recently.

The answer issimply that Google is now getting much stricter regarding the verification process required to list in the Google Maps.

If there is a business listing already in Google Maps and you attempt to claim this listing often you will still get the chance to use the phone option. However you’ have created a new listing then you option now will only be to verify via postcard.

So we asked Google directly why the change and the responce we got was:-

If this is a new business to Google then certain verification methods are now unavailable and the verification method used will be dependant on the information provided by the business. We are trying to maximize our trust levels for Google place listing and new listing that require a post card verification will provide us with the highest level of confidence that the business listing in Google Maps will real.

Our phone verification option is now only available if Google has a strong confidence that the listing information for the company is correct.

This new strategy is not meant to deter new business listings but create for users a better listing service for the results found within the Google search.

Chameleon believe that this is a good move by Google even if it makes the process slower as it will stop people simply adding new listing for Google Maps SEO purposes.

To answer question about Google Places try this link:- http://www.google.com/support/places/?hl=en-US&rd=1

osCommerce Virus Problems

We have been informed today that Web security firm Armorize has detected more than six million online shopping sites with web pages that have been attacked with specific targetted exploits. These attacks use web browser vulnerabilities to insert malicious software which can effect applications or software running the websites.

Armorize has stated that the majority of hacked sites appear to be running non-updated versions of osCommerce, which is a very popular e-commerce shopping cart program that is used for many online stores. Maintenance of websites is something that many store owners over look and when web design companys quote maintenace fee’s the companys normal turn a blind eye to it as this is seen as money for nothing.

One of the most important factors in preventing the virus problems that we have today is keeping website software up-to-date and this is can be a large job. Backing up software and databases and carrying out website maintenance is a must.

In this the latest virus attack aimed at osCommerce only website not updated are at risk. Armorize has said that when a visitor to the website that is compromised visits the web pages the visitor’s browser is attacked with exploits that target web browser plug-in vulnerabilities.

These include two holes in Java, Windows bugs, and an attack aimed at a  security weakness in Adobe‘s PDF Reader. To protect your self against these vulnerabilites you should ensure you have all the latest patches that are available for your chosen browser.

Armorize explained that these malware targetted attacks are aimed at osCommerce websites so if you operate a website that uses osCommerce then please contact your web master and ensure that your shopping cart software is protected. 

The Armorize blog lists several ways to tell if your site has been hacked.

Get your osCommerce updated go to the link:- http://www.oscommerce.com/solutions/downloads

Funny Collection of Photoshoped Rioters images

A funny collection of Photoshoped Rioters:-

Grab the Lute

Grab the Lute

Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry

Shame face

Shame face

Crookies

Crookies

Tena Man

Tena Man

War, sorry, Fishmonger

War, sorry, Fishmonger

Sesame Street urchins

Sesame Street urchins

Royally f*@%d

Royally f*@%d

Maypole

Maypole

Fisher Price

Fisher Price

Twister

Twister

…24, 25, 26

…24, 25, 26

Good choice

Good choice

Justin, Just out

Justin, Just out

Robocops and robbers

Robocops and robbers

E.T. phone home

E.T. phone home

Bieber-queue

Bieber-queue

Make bubbles not War

Make bubbles not War

These amuzing images can be found and more at: http://photoshoplooter.tumblr.com

 

 

 

 

Birmingham Riots

Living in Birmingham for over 35 years and being proud of Birmingham it is shocking to see the youth of today acting the way that they are and destroying it.

The riots that took place in London are fueled by anger at the police for shooting someone. We say someone because if you stopped the idiots rioting in the streets of Birmingham and said what was the name of the person shot in London they would not even know.

The strange sad truth is that this is simply a glimpse of the future that is before us. There is no fear for getting arrested and there is no respect for the police.

Watching the news you get a vision of what people on the streets think. When you hear people make comments about them being soldiers it is a joke. Soldiers of what? fighting who?

The reporters turning on the police saying they are not doing enough and watching people loot shops in front of them. The reporters need to look at the facts. 20 police against 100 hooded idiots and if the police went in strong with force (which is needed) the same reporters would be saying “police used too much force” and this would be all on film. So the police watch because of the stupipd world that we have created.

The soldiers of these events are the police putting their life at risk to protect the people of Birmingham and the City Buildings and shops.

The young hooded community that are complaining that police are harsh with them stop searching them and treating them differently. They should ask themselves why? Look in the mirror!

The biggest problem is that the hooded community of asian / white youths are stealing and causing behaviour problems and getting a bad name and then moaning that they are being picked on.

How can people be so stupid. To see the real truth about the youth of today, watch this video of a young boy bleeding on the floor and then being helped up. You think this is nice and maybe we are wrong and there are some good people out there in the crowds. Then watch what happens:-

One of the BBC News reports showed a young asian woman saying “the black youth have no chance to get on and they are taking things because they can’t afford them as they have no jobs”.

All this trouble costs buisness owners money and the hooded asian community causing the problems then turn up and ask for jobs from the people they have stolen from. This is a situation that is mindless and out of control.

If they want to get on get education and start a new life. In life you get out what you put in and in you don’t bother putting any effort in then you can only blame yourself. We all have a chance to do well but it is down to us to take every opportunity as it comes and work hard to achieve what we can.

 

Sony Televisions Models

As a test of the SEO power that Chameleon Web Services have we were given a test to get the keywordssony televisions models” with a blog post on page one of google in one day!.

Now sony televisions models are all going to be different, whether it be a full HD bravia, LCD flat screen of plasma. Dont get us started on 3D sony televisions models as these blow our mind.

Sony currently are doing 27 Bravia HD TV models which is split across 9 varying types the main difference being if they have 3D capability or not.

Sony are now building televisions with everything built in, it is no longer acceptable to simply add in FREEVIEW, now Sony are adding things like Skype, Web Cameras and more.

Sony have also now gone for sizes ranging from 46″, 55″ and 65″ and these newer models will be available soon.

Dedicated Hosting Providers

In our line of business we get the pleasure of working with the majority of hosting providers. Whether shared virtual hosting or dedicated hosting we have worked with all hosting providers in the UK.

Dedicated Web Hosting

They are all good at something, this can be price compared to other hosting providersspeed of service over other providers, the management of your account, the control panel and flexibility. But when deciding in who is a good hosting provider or not so good you need to see who can give you the service you require.