What my clients are saying
If you are not already convinced, maybe a few words from my clients will help?
Ben is a stickler for detail and correctness with a wonderful sense of humour! He's completely up to date with the ever-changing ways Google conducts business (thank goodness!) Ben's useful tips and advice about what makes a good blog has been excellent. Without it, we would easily have gone off on tangents and probably missed the plot on more than one occasion!
Ben has also helped us with two website re-designs and has assisted with over 100 articles that needed re-directing - oh, how you can get it so wrong and end up damaging months worth of work if you are not careful.
Ben is a man of integrity and is genuinely 'the real thing' when it comes to both web design and sound SEO guidance. His prices are also fair - you can be sure you will save a huge amount working with him rather than a larger organisation where you would be just a number and not an individual. Goodness knows where I would be if I had not 'done the google' and found Ben and his team.
I look forward to many more months / years working with you Ben from us all at 'What to do in Wellington' & 'Trails of Australia' (being revamped as I type!)
A brilliant job all round Ben, considering you were an unknown name on the Web when I was searching for a start point to build this beast. You have exceeded my expectations consistently with your advice and skill in putting the MRNZ site together. I am sure the task would have been far easier had you been working with someone who was a least born in the computer age but I guess you are the living proof that anything can be learned if you are keen enough and have the right aptitude (& attitude!) - I am also picking I won't be the last computer non-geek that you have to educate ?
I have downloaded all instructions you have given me to date and will mash them into a single document for future 'Self Help'. I am sure there will be lots of questions re tweaking, as time goes by but am very happy at this point to go LIVE as soon as Brian's mug is in place.
Is there anything I should be aware of re making future text/pic alterations after we go LIVE ?
I am very grateful for your patience with me and the end result you have created, so .....
let's do it Boss ! :)))))))))))))))
Kind regards, Ian
Hi Ben, Thanks so much for sending those reports through! You have done a SUPERB job & I thank you hugely for all your advice and input. I am constantly recommending you (although not to other photographers) 🙂 It has been a pleasure working with you, All the best, Jo JOANNA WICKHAM photography Freemans Bay AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND e:firstname.lastname@example.org t:09 361 5963 m:021 258 7250 www.jowickham.co.nz NZIPP Qualified - Advanced Diploma of Photography
Hello Ben -Thank you for your email.You beat me to it! I have been waiting to say "thank-you and yes it's working well" until I had a replacement photo for the 1300cc car....which I haven't got yet. It is a lovely site, one that I am proud to have.
Thank you for the figures on the website rankings and for the improvements they show; you have really done well. Thank you for monitoring the rankings each month.
Just before I opened this email a customer to whom I was signing out a car said "your new website is really good, it puts mine to shame". I tried to sell him your services but his website is a low priority for him and not likely to be a big source of business.
One thing with my website is that all the reply forms come in as being from "nobody" and clicking "reply" does not find them, so I have to click on the email number they provide in the body of the form to reply to them.. is that how you intended it to be?
One thing that is not included on the form is "flight number" for when they arrive; if that could be included it would be helpful, not essential but helpful.
Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. If any prospective client of yours asks if they can contact someone you have worked for [as I did] please include my name in those who can provide direct feedback about your skills and service.
Best wishes and Kind regards
Frank Stacey Action Rent-A-Car
Hi Ben, I just wanted to say that your annual maintenance program has already produced substantial benefits for us in the first few weeks of having subscribed.
The first issue happened only four days into the new year. I had done some alterations to some code, which caused a cascade of issues and crashed the site. Ben, in his usual efficient style had the site up and running again within hours.
Then, a couple of weeks later our website was hacked, which was very distressing. Once again, our Super SEO Guy jumped into action and re-built the site and tracked the problem down to a weak ftp password.
The whole thing has now been beefed up and we are not expecting this sort of trouble again. The value of Ben’s maintenance plan is self-evident. We have already had the annual fee value and it’s not even February. We will continue investing in the plan and continue to use Ben’s other services.
Thanks again Ben.
We've been working with Ben since 2007. He's put together a number of quality websites over that time, and supported us continuously with technical updates, SEO activity and pro-active advice. Ben works very hard for his customers, and brings a great deal of experience to any project. We highly recommend his services to any company serious about improving their on-line presence.
Shayne Jones - cryptlib.com
I have to say I have been delighted with Ben's work, both in terms of Value, and Content. Just over 2 years ago Ben designed a sales website (Motorhomes-buy-sell-rent.com) for me, since then my sales have increased by at least 50% due to the volume of customers who have found my site on the Internet.I have been pleased enough that in December 2008 I asked Ben to design me a second Hire website Motorhomes-rental-hire.co.uk This was completed on time and although it has only been live for about 6 weeks, we are already receiving regular enquiries from it. Ben is very quick to respond with any changes or requests I make, normally the matter is dealt with in less than a hour, but sometimes a few hours due to the time difference.I would have no problem using Ben again if I ever need a third website!
Select First Motorhomes Ltd Unit 3.4 Wealden Forest Park, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent. UK. CT6 7LQ Tel: 0845 2606088 (local rate call)
Dearest Ben the SEO Guy, I want to tell you how much my clients are loving the new web design! They think it's great! Easy to navigate, lots of great photos, and lots of useful information in a attractive layout. Thank you a million times, you are the best! On time, reasonably priced and talented, too! Your friend and client, Shelley & Mike Yanak www.seadventures.com Sitka, Alaska
I want to thank you for our new website. When I started my little wood-fired oven business I had no idea of its potential. We had done all the paper advertising and radio advertising but never had any real customer response. So my plan was to get a professional to sort our old website as it was not generating any new leads because of its poor ranking in any of the search engines. We tried paying for Google ad-words and had an increase in traffic but this was very expensive and no real leads from it. So my main goal was to find someone who could help our site rank better. Now the best way to find the right person was to enter SEO in a search engine of course so I did. You were the first person I contacted and the information on your site was the most helpful. You contacted me back straight away with a free full report of my current site which explained in great detail its faults and weaknesses. Just what I was looking for! Great service even at that point! I was very happy with the price considering the amount of work that needed to be done. Yes your rewording of my on-hand information is fantastic! Your added researched material is just what the site needed.
It has only been a month and we now have doubled our workload. I am 100% sure it’s due to our site ranking and the site giving the customers the correct information. Thank you Ben. The whole experience has been a pleasure; I have already recommended your services to colleges.
From the team at Authentic Oven THANK YOU!
Director - Authentic Oven AuthenticOven.co.nz
Hello Ben You will be pleased to hear we are having a great year, with sales, sale and buy back, and rental, in fact rental has been a surprise with the motorhomes fully booked to September/October already. Due to the closure of two large dealerships in our area, we are considering moving in to Caravan sales as well for later this year, or early next year! Would you suggest a new website, majoring on the caravan sales, should we go that route, or updating our existing Buy-Sell-Rent website to incorporate caravans? Obviously we would not want to jeopardise the excellent number of enquiries we get though the Motorhomes website by changing it significantly, but perhaps we should look at updating it sometime, perhaps to a website I can change more of the content of myself, like the hire website? I would be pleased to hear your thoughts and ideas on the matter. Regards Graham Select First Motorhomes Ltd Unit 3.4 Wealden Forest Park, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent. UK. CT6 7LQ Tel: 0845 2606088 (local rate call) www.motorhomes-buy-sell-rent.com
Ben Kemp is a LEGEND! This is also not written by Ben Kemp :-). I have been wanting to get SEO work done on our website for the last two years but after all the daily emails from SEO companies and different reviews about what works and what doesn't I didn't know where to start. After getting our website done up it still wasn't rating well so after some searching I found Ben! I like that he was from New Zealand and also like that he sounded like a genuine good bloke (I was surprised to find one in this business!). He not only gave me great advise he rebuilt our whole website so it was easier to use, looked great and most importantly ranked higher. He told us what he was doing the whole way through and everything I suggested he did or explained why that doesn't work. Not only did he do a great job but he taught me a so much about it along the way. Also gave me a great discount which I am feeling really bad about asking for as he put so much time and love into the job! Do not procrastinate any longer get in touch with him. Also if you want to ask me anymore about his work feel free to email me at email@example.com
Cheers again Ben!
FAST, EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT SERVICE FROM A GENUINE GOOD GUY!
Ben was the best thing that has happened to us regarding our websites. He tackled a massive problem that had been caused by our previous web designer. This guy had put us in the too hard basket and walked away leaving us with a hacked, malfunctioning website in the middle of our peak season. No one else would give us the time of day because we were in such a mess with it all, but this did not phase Ben. He provided fantastic, fast, and thorough service to us. He fixed all of our issues, and no job was to big or too small to help us with. He has so much experience and in my opinion no one would do a better job. We are planning to move all of our websites to his care and we can not recommend him more highly!
"Thank you so much for doing such a superb redesign of our website. We cannot thank you enough. You have been so helpful and professional throughout the process and your expertise has been invaluable. The result has been a website that is everything and more than we hoped for. I would not hesitate to recommend your firm!"
We have been dealing with Ben for over 2 years. We cannot recommend Ben’s work highly enough, he is responsive, accurate and very knowledgeable in all aspects of web design and SEO. Nothing is too much trouble, Ben is always a pleasure to deal with. We would recommend Ben anytime! Our re-vamped website is great too!
Thanks again Ben, we will be in touch later in the year to ask you to have a look over the site performance again. Do you think twice per year is OK to do this?