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Unique Entertainment, SEO and Joomla

A conversation yesterday, with Trevor Hamilton of Unique Entertainment on his web site. Unique Entertainment do events management and conferences for corporations across Europe as well as Product Launches and Strategic Communications.

Interestingly the site built on the open source content management system Joomla which will allow Unique Entertainment to update their content themselves. So, theory is when Trevor has new photies he can add them to the Unique Entertainment Gallery.

Joomla is one of those apps I’ve dabbled briefly with but never quite got my head round and the Unique Entertainment site has gotten me wondering how it can be tweaked for SEO. A quick Google provides and search on the Joomla site provides a good few ideas.

One of the key things to think about here is how to ensure that people looking for Unique Entertainment’s contact details get pointed through to the actual Unique Entertainment site rather than all the other potential links that this name is associated with. Market Samurai throws up a lot of potential confusion here so it’s not an easy one.

Thus, if anyone has any ideas on the SEO question and Joomla, please do let me know.

Unique Entertainment
Unique Entertainment

Benefits of Open Source

Whilst I’m by no means a techie, I do enjoy delving a little deeper than maybe most and so I’ve spent a good part of yesterday setting up some new server space with JustHost.com. This has meant registering a new .com (more of which later, perhaps) and setting up the server space. I’ve a hosted copy of WordPress (2.6.5) installed and also image libraries from Gallery and Coppermine. There’s also Joomla running too. Not bad work for a tyro like me. 

Next hurdle is getting the server space to point to WordPress as the homepage. I’ve looked at the Manuel on.htaccess  and it doesn’t seem to match what I’m seeing in my directories, plus I’ve no idea how to provide write permissions. A bit more work needed to get this going, or nip round to tech support a friend round the corner, with the issues.

Overall I’m more than pleased with the progress so far and feel very grateful for all the hard work that the Open Source guys have done to provide so much freely available software. A big thanks from me there. There’s a lot more flexibility and options available to me now. Onwards and upwards…