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the village websmith - web design & services in & around May Hill

Three miles to the south-west of Newent lies May Hill (National Trust Land). The hill rises to over 900 feet. The conifers on top of the hill were planted to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The magnificent view from the top of May Hill stretches over Gloucestershire and extends to Bristol, on a clear day. May Hill itself can be clearly seen from over 45 miles from the north, and from Dundry 50 miles to the south, easily identifiable by the clump of trees on it's summit. For more information, please call us on the number shown, or click in the header of any page to email May Hill-forest-of-dean@villagewebsmith.co.uk.

Photo from Featured Project near May Hill
GP Performance - Motorcycle tuning and rolling road dyno specialist.

This is one of our oldest Webinthebox? sites and has been largely unchanged since 2005. Despite this, the site is still performing well, giving great search engine performance and attracting lots of new customers.



The site has just had its first major revision in all that time so has changed beyond measure. Check out the original site by clicking here and see what has changed. As servers evolve, browsers update and search engine algorithms get more sophisticated, keeping up to date is now more important, and opens up more opportunities than ever.

Grant Perrin first contacted us in December 2004, being referred by Carl Abram of Abram Racing, a supermoto racer for whom we had created a site earlier that year.

It seems that Grant's main problem was that he already had a website, but it wasn't getting found. Even if you searched under the company name, there were 24 million results, mostly to do with people rating the performance of their General Practitioner. The other search terms that Grant wanted his business to be found under were also performing very poorly.

We set to work, coming up with a carbon fibre look to the site to reflect the use of that material in performance motorcycles. Underneath the shiny CF exterior lay the heart of a Webinthebox? chassis that placed the phrases from Grant's new text, written in collaboration, and placed it in the most appropriate locations for search engines to find. Motorcycle Rolling Road was one of the most important search phrases for Grant so we helped him to upload dyno charts and other relevant information to this page. February 2006 saw GP Performance rise to first place from millions of results when the name was searched, and to this day, on a world-wide search for 'motorcycle rolling road', GP performance still comes up in first or second place.

Likewise, customers looking for motorcycle MOT, service or repair in Oxfordshire or Berkshire will find Grant on the first page. We are very pleased that Grant has stuck with the Village Websmith throughout and look forward to providing his web presence for a long time to come.

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  • Branding
  • Brochures
  • Exhibition graphics