Today will be the official day that schools right across the UK will be closing for the summer holidays! So far we have had a fantastic summer and now that all the kids will be out we hope it will continue. There will be approximately 6 weeks of freedom for children of all ages until school opens it's doors again. Make sure they count! No matter where you live in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, there is something you can do with the whole family. Our sister directory, Great Days Out UK, as well as our Days Out and Leisure page, Quoakle Days Out and Leisure, can help. Enjoy!
Yes we can safely say that there has been a lot of tweaking going on on our directory!Tim C Davis has recently taken over the reins from Tim Coysh and is now going full steam ahead with the ongoing work. We are very thankful to Tim Coysh for his input but due to working schedules, it was deemed impossible for him to continue. Thankfully Tim C Davis has stepped into the breach. We know it has taken a long time to get to this stage, but elegance can take time to be revealed!Sadly, Tim C Davis will be leaving for Oz in a couple of weeks time, and will be away for a few months (What will we do without him??) so, it looks like Sean and Nigel will have to contribute to the realisation of a dream... a NEW and IMPROVED quoakle.com directory!!
For a number of years now, Nigel Steele and the Quoakle team have been working with Chris Snell, the owner of Greenfields Garden Services Ltd.As his business was located just down the road, it was thought that we could help him with advertising his business. Since then, the Quoakle team have helped Chris create several websites as well as promoting his various businesses through Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media networks.www.greenfieldsltd.co.ukwww.outdoor-classrooms.co.ukwww.play-and-learn.co.ukwww.play-area-repairs.co.ukwww.greenfieldscatalogue.co.ukwww.wooden-garden-gazebos.co.ukwww.school-playground-markings.co.ukwww.play-area-designs.co.ukIt has been a very fruitful partnership and we look forward to helping them get the most out of what the internet has to offer. In fact, we are currently revamping some of their websites as we speak as well as setting up yet another website!
Just to let you all know from a previous entry in our blog that the work on the new Quoakle website continues unabated! Tim Coysh had recently started a new job so he has been extremely busy learning the ropes, but he is hoping to find time to complete his mission! It will still take a few more weeks to finalize everything as there is a lot for him to do. However we are looking forward to seeing the final product once it is finished and we will be keeping you all up-to-date when it will be finally unleashed onto the world!
We have had these for awhile, hiding in the background, so we felt it was about time that we bring them to the Social Media worlds attention! Let me introduce you too our Great Days Out Showcase LinkedIn webpage - https://www.linkedin.com/company/great-days-out-in-the-uk. As well as our Quoakle LinkedIn webpage - https://www.linkedin.com/company/quoakle-com.
Churcham Website Design’s director, Nigel Steele, has been providing web services for over 8 years. He set up local company, Community Pixels in August 2006 and began the massive project creating Quoakle – the innovative graphical directory. Since then Nigel and his small team have been developing websites for a number of clients in the village as well as for other clients across the county of Gloucestershire. Now launching as “Churcham Website Design”, the team is keen to provide affordable and adaptable web solutions to local clients and local businesses of various sizes.Churcham Website Design recognises the importance of creating a website, but also realises that this can sometimes be a daunting process. That’s why our local, friendly, staff are here to help you every step of the way. From concept to promotion – we are not only able to help, but we would love to. That’s why we are such a hit in Churcham and the surrounding area.
During 2009 and 2010 the Quoakle team began to broaden the range of services offered to businesses across the Gloucestershire region and now offers support to local companies in the design, development and promotion of their own website.Nigel and his team learned a lot of new skills and began drawing on the expertise of specialists with a wide range of talents. Skills ranging from graphic design and web design & development, to search engine optimization … keywords, Google adwords, from the use of Social media such as Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and LinkedIn to other areas of Internet marketing and website promotion … article writing, blogs, link building, from brand development to telemarketing.Having helped out with their Internet marketing, one of the first Quoakle Web Design projects was for the well-established garden services company, Greenfields Garden Services. The Quoakle team is now supporting a number of companies with web design and a broader range of website promotion services.
In August 2006, Gloucestershire Head Teacher, Nigel Steele was working on his computer when he was inspired with an idea that is changing the way people search for information on the web.The “graphical directory” started with the idea that an imaged-based presentation of information – organised simply on one screen page – could be a new and exciting way of searching for information. Colourful logos and images could be used to connect consumers, quickly and easily, with a large number of local websites, just through the simple click of the mouse.The company that has been developing Quoakle during the last few years is based at Churcham, just west of Gloucester. The small family business trades under the name “Quoakle.com” but is registered as Community Pixels.net, a name that aims to reflect the community ethos of the company, which wants to give all local businesses an opportunity to get known through low-cost advertising.
It is so important these days to make sure that businesses are visible across the ever changing landscape of the Social Media world! We have seen an explosion of different ways to promote businesses on the internet over the last few years.As we are a Graphical Directory, it made sense that we should optimize what is out there on the internet. A BIG player on the World Wide Web is Pinterest, so a few years ago we set up our own webpage - https://uk.pinterest.com/quoakle/. Another growing presence is Instagram. We only recently set up our own Great Days Out UK account.Obviously with all of these different ways to advertise, it can be time consuming for many. Trending, tweeting, hashtags, etc are always being updated every moment of the day. Because we have a wide and varied presence on the Web, we can help companies, both large and small with advertising. We have several Twitter accounts which can help businesses gain exposure as well as our Facebook pages. See, https://twitter.com/greatdaysout and https://www.facebook.com/DaysOutUK/ as just some of the examples.So, feel free to get in touch.
Yes, as the post suggests, Quoakle will be getting a new look soon. Over the years it has seen several changes and has been expanding ever since it first appeared on the internet way back in 2006! Since then, there has been a steady increase of businesses being advertised, as well as an expansion of the number of topics and categories on display. It is amazing to think that it has been going for 10 years now!To bring the directory up-to-date we have taken on board a young man by the name of Tim Coysh who has been assisting us in updating the Quoakle website. We are excited to see what has been done already and we are all looking forward to showing off the new look once it has been completed! So, keep your ears to the ground. Watch this space!