When I started this site I made a semi-conscious decision not to be overtly commercial. Sure I have a link on each page to my sales ‘pitch’ page, but generally most of my work comes through word of mouth.
There is one thing on my sales page however that maybe flies a little too low on the radar. It has been there on that page since it was first published, and it is this:
If you are a registered charity and would like some advice or assistance I am very happy to donate a few hours when available in return for a simple thank you :).
There are so many things I need or would like to change on my site. Making that offer far more prominent is on that list.
To date only two charities have approached me. Today good ole’ Grandad tagged me for the charity link meme which arrived on Irish shores via Gavin’s blog.
These are the links I’m adding
to the current list:
Here’s the text file.
And I’m passing this on to some other SEOs:
If you are involved in a charity and would like some of my time for free please fly me a mail. I can’t guarantee any set time frames, but I will help out as and when my schedule allows.
PS – @Grandad – if you ever want some help with Jack and Jill give me a shout
Richard, great choice on charities. There was a reason why I didnt tag you first. I knew that tag would come round to you sooner or later, I just wanted to see how fast it would take and from where. Thanks to the Granda fella!
I also like the fact you provide free SEO for charities, just a pity more of them are not aware of it.
Comment by Gavin — June 23, 2007 @ 11:05 pm
I am so glad Gavin eventually picked this up, it is amazing the difference it is makinging the SERPs.
My Polish charity has jumped from the bottom of the second page to the top spot, helping Google provide more relevant results than a news item of Polish charity workers going to the UK.
It looks like some aspects of Google’s algorithms are still working, I wonder if there is a penalty for too many links.
Comment by Andy Beard — June 24, 2007 @ 11:17 am
@Gavin – I feel just SO unloved
@Andy – It’s a really good meme. For a few of us to give some decent links to good causes is something we should be doing every day regardless. Small step, but perhaps it might make life a little better for those less fortunate.
Comment by Richard Hearne — June 24, 2007 @ 12:43 pm
Thanks for the tag Richard, I certainly have a couple of charities I want to add.
Comment by Alastair McDermott — June 25, 2007 @ 1:58 am
Great – the more people pick this up and link out the better.
Comment by Richard Hearne — June 25, 2007 @ 8:11 am
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I am interested in the section of your website that deals with chariities. Could you please forward information to me at your convenience. GROW in Ireland is a mental health organisation which deals with people people who are suffering from mental health difficulties. We support and enable people to recovery and participate fully within their communities.
Yours sincerely, Michele Kerrigan Chief Executive GROW in Ireland
Comment by Michele Kerrigan — November 19, 2007 @ 10:23 am
I’m mailing you now on this.
Comment by Richard Hearne — November 23, 2007 @ 2:09 pm
Ahhhh Great List. I’ve never even thought of getting links in this manner.
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