JAH Web Development Blog

Thursday 31 July 2008

New Domain Names

Taking inspiration from a recent SitePoint newsletter (Tips & Tricks - Find Juicy Domain Names), I used the Google AdWords Keyword Tool to establish which of the more popular keywords (associated with my site) could be put together to form an available .com or .co.uk domain.

As the article on SitePoint says, "a lot of people type in the keyword they're searching for and simply add .com on the end - as many as 14%" and they point out that Google's tool provides "a simple way to find domain names that should have a good number of visitors from day one".

Using this technique, I then purchased the following domains...

... and configured each one to point to http://www.jah-dev.co.uk/.

Whether these new domains will drive many more visitors to my website remains to be seen, but rest assured I will report back with some statistics in a month or two.

If you would like to check the availability of new domains for yourself, please use my own availability checker on the JAH Web Development website.

Until next time...

Monday 28 July 2008

The Daniel Gooch Practice Website

JAH Web Development is proud to announce that The Daniel Gooch Practice website was officially launched this morning at around 09:40am. The Daniel Gooch Practice is a doctors surgery located in the centre of Swindon (Wiltshire, UK) that provides medical care to the residents of SN1 and now serves over 3500 patients.

The website provides patients with up-to-date information about the practice and their policies and offers the convenience of ordering repeat prescriptions online. It also uses the Google Maps API on the 'How to Find Us' page to help people locate the surgery more easily.

The staff all seem very pleased with their new website (hopefully I'll be adding a new testimonial from them shortly) and I expect to be maintaining/updating the site on a regular basis in the future.

In the meantime, I have just added their site to the top of my portfolio. Thanks for reading!

Friday 25 July 2008


I recently received confirmation of my final year exam results through the post and am proud to announce that I have graduated with first class honours from my degree in Multimedia Computing at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE). I have just updated the about page on my website to reflect this.

In other news, I am quite busy with web development work at the moment, and I am very pleased with the direction in which my career as a freelancer is heading. I have a total of eight projects on the go at present, one of which is almost ready to go live. You can expect to see another update here very shortly...