Hever Hotel — hospitality, meeting spaces, event venue in Hever, Edenbridge, Kent

Situated near the beautiful Kentish village of Hever in Edenbridge, the Hever Hotel offers the ideal venue for business or pleasure, and is only moments from the M25, London and Gatwick Airport.

Relax in the bars or lounge, host your wedding, use our sumptuous meeting spaces, or simply enjoy what our fantastic Chef has to offer.

Want to eat, stay or meet at Hever Hotel, Edenbridge, Kent? Visit website for more information.

Helicopter charter, flights, events and training…

The gift of flight… Helicopters release us from the constraints of gravity in ways that no other aerial transport can.

See things from a totally different viewpoint with near 180° vision. No runways, land almost anywhere there’s room.

Helitrip specialises in giving you all the benefits that this wonderful transport has to offer.

Visit the Helitrip website to find out more about helicopter charter, travel and pilot training

More and more companies finding success with Pixelmaker’s “SiteVerts”

For some companies, especially start-ups or small businesses, a full-blown website is not a cost-effective option. Advertising budgets are tight, if they exist at all. So with advertising so important to a small business, and websites often seen as expensive, what are the options?

Pixelmakers is a small business, and as a small business we understand how difficult it can be to get a foot on the advertising ladder. Newspaper ads and mailshots are expensive, and are reliant on the ad being seen by the right person at the right time.

With the internet search engines, Google and Bing to name the largest, it is imperative that a company has an internet presence of sorts. 10 years ago or so, business presence was gained by costly directory advertising in media such as Yellow Pages, the Phone Book and other local publications.

In 2010, these paper-based mediums saw a huge decline in the number of businesses advertising. The size of the books has been reduced, and the advertising is sparse to say the least. Costs of advertising in such media is one reason for this decline, and we suspect the major reason is that 84% local to Shropshire use the internet as their first port of call to search for a business or service.

Yes, you read correctly… we asked 50 ‘independents’ during the period between March 2010 and March 2011 about their searching habits. A staggering 42 out of the 50 said they would always look to the internet as their primary directory for finding businesses, products or services. A huge percentage of those people also mentioned that they hadn’t even opened the Yell directory that year… here’s one statement from a retired lady:

“I don’t use my computer all that often except for emails and leisure. If I want to find someone locally like recently when I needed a gardener, I sometimes use the AdMag [a free Shropshire-based weekly independent advertising publication] or ask friends. More recently I have used the internet a lot more as it is so easy to type something in and see what I am looking for but I do find it all a bit mesmerising as most people are just shown as part of other advertising websites and not their own website.” 

Introducing SiteVert

For a very low setup cost, and annual renewals cheaper than one week’s newspaper advertising, Pixelmakers’ SiteVerts (‘webSite adVerts‘) are a fantastic cost-effective solution for any business to own their own domain name (with option email service) and their own search-engine optimised website. And they’re not just template driven sites, these are real websites, designed and coded for each customer separately.

The success of the SiteVert concept has been overwhelming. More and more small to medium businesses are taking up the offer, and finding the benefits of having a website—something they would have previously dismissed as being too expensive.

For less than the cost of a tiny Yellow Pages advert, a SiteVert gives your advertisement search engine exposure all around the world, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

For more information, get in touch with Pixelmakers.

For now, here’s some recent examples of SiteVerts:

Pixelmakers release ProfoundCMS V3

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After many years of development, our new ProfoundCMS V3 is finally launched and already adopted by clients.

We’ve spoken on many occasions about the new and exciting Version 3 of our completely bespoke CMS system… well now, after 2 years in the making, ProfoundCMS goes from Version 2 to Version 3.

Following on from Version 2, the new V3 has seen many new features added to both the front-end and management end.

Here’s just a few exciting tidbits:

SEARCH ENGINE AUTO-OPTIMISING
Probably our most exciting new feature is complete and simple on-site SEO—built right into the application.

No need to worry about keywords, links, metatags and sitemaps… the V3 system analyses your pages using a bit of clever thinking every time you save a page to decide how best to optimise it for the search engines.

Just write your pages, describe them in one sentence, save, and let ProfoundCMS do the rest. It’s magic.

IN-SITE CONTROL OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Whatever your social media requirements, ProfoundCMS V3 gives you simple control of linking your website with your social media accounts.

COMPLETELY REWRITTEN DISPLAY ENGINE
Your pages are stored in the CMS database and rendered by the ProfoundCMS page rendering engine. All your ‘stuff’ is translated to HTML on-the-fly and delivered to your user.

This system has been completely re-engineered to deliver pages faster, with richer features such as custom layouts, page-by-page themes, widgets, sidebars and much more. All with the familiar, simple ProfoundCMS control system running behind the scenes.

BESPOKE, COMPLIANT, FEATURE-RICH
Using standards-compliant, cross-browser compatible technologies such as CSS and Javascript, ProfoundCMS gives you huge flexibility and control of how interactive your site is for visitors. From simple image galleries to complex form validations, everything you will ever need is either included already, or can be added on request.

With full flexibility and modular frameworks, ProfoundCMS isn’t just another ‘Off the Shelf’ CMS system… it is recompiled every time with the specific needs of each client in mind.

Clients already using ProfoundCMS are starting to span the country… the furthest being  Skipping4Schools in Harrogate, Yorkshire and the newest being the Lion Quays Waterside Resort in Oswestry, Shropshire

For a demonstration of how the ProfoundCMS can work for your company, giving you finite control over content and management, drop us a line or give us a call.

Keep updated on our new CMS, and the customers using it, visit the CMS and search optimisation news at Pixelmaker’s website