Hello, my name is Stephen Shaw, a freelance web designer, SEO specialist and company director of Webactiv. I provide bespoke, cost effective web design, development and SEO consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in both London and Manchester.
My working methodology is based around an in-depth understanding of your ebusiness needs and working with you to achieve a consultative solution; a blend of my 15 years industry experience and an insightful understanding of your online business objectives.
"Stephen has helped us for the last five years and has been responsible for transforming our web based sales.
His knowledge of digital design and web marketing has proved invaluable and I would have no hesitation in recommending him."
Jon Blakeney. Managing Director
Absolute Museum & Gallery Products Ltd
For PR, print and traditional marketing agencies I can also provide competitively priced web outsourcing which includes a wide range of white labelled web support packages covering monthly SEO campaigns, client keyword position reporting, technical website auditing, XHTML/CSS coding from agency supplied Photoshop layouts, Wordpress CMS integration, responsive email newsletter coding, influencer research and email outreach for link building.
Agency web projects will be treated in the strictest confidence and fully guarenteed until client signoff. Ongoing support is also provided for the most challenging of clients.
Freelance services include;
Before any project is undertaken I initiate an initial scoping period. Consisting of a series of discussions between key client personnel and myself, the scoping period allows me to conduct an in-depth needs and website assessment, how your company works and what you want to achieve. From here I can develop a shared understanding and vision of the project, its primary concepts and overall direction.
The key goals of scoping are to:
The scoping, evaluation and assessment process is premised on my being able to work hand-in-hand with clients to provide the best and most creative solution possible. The benefits of this approach include:
My creative e-business solutions are shaped by experience in all fields, design, marketing and technology. This enables me to provide an objective, consultative methodology, which can be successfully applied to meet most e-business needs.
I allocate time to ensure a detailed understanding of your company and its business objectives. This allows me to provide an informed and accurate solution.
I undertake a rigorous competitive evaluation of the business environment to help position the website effectively and differentiate it from your competitors.
The competitor analysis allows me to provide a totally accurate and, typically, lower quote for the necessary work. Without this process I would have to charge for the worst-case scenario.
Detailed schedule of activities, which describes the quality and detail of all work to be done with attached time scales, costs and sign off dates.
Wherever necessary, details of when and what content, graphics and data need to be supplied. This enables you to plan time and review resources and defines all of our responsibilities.
My award winning website design service explores all elements of creativity, including typography, form, content, arrangement, illustration, audio and motion. This enables me to create unique, immersive online experiences that deliver coherent, user centric information while still reflecting client vision.
I can plan and deliver targeted search and social media marketing campaigns ranging from standard website SEO audits and toxic backlink analysis through to advanced techniques such as influencer research, email outreach and link acquisition. I can help build up your domain authority and keyword ranking to drive the right traffic to your site and convert visitors into customers.
I can solve your ebusiness problems by inventing, adapting and integrating the latest Internet technologies. After 15 years in the web industry I have the experience to combine a blend of my technical and creative skills to provide custom web solutions to individual problems. My business-focused approach enables me to create an intelligent, balanced integration of marketing, technical and creative disciplines.
Design Week Awards
Digital Analytics Fundamentals
October 2013 – Present
LRT Associate Certificate
Link Research Tools (LRT)
February 2014 – Present
Internet Works Magazine
Featured full page article
Cre@te Online Magazine
Featured web project
Tel: 0845 680 0815
Fax: 0845 680 0816
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Emergency technical support is available:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week by email.
Webactiv Technologies Ltd
Registered in England and Wales No. 5720731
VAT No. 878 1240 08