Coronavirus COVID-19 Medway SEO Rochester – local business survival blueprint

Coronavirus COVID-19 Medway

Coronavirus COVID-19 Medway SEO offers a simple blueprint to keep local businesses going

Regardless of your position in relation to quality of the media reporting of the outbreak, the hysteria around the spread of this virus has caused very real problems for many businesses.

People have been panic buying and the news is changing daily.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Medway is it real or hyped-up?  🤷‍♂️

It may well be a little over-hyped but whether we believe the media or alternative theories, people are genuinely nervous and are changing their behaviours.

Read more information about the Coronavirus itself directly on the WHO’s website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

The media continues to scare the life out of citizens globally and are ramping up the campaign relentlessly. It’s shaking up a lot of markets all over the world!

The local streets are notably quieter and people are moving around less in general. This is before any government enforcement is passed down.

This has huge impacts on business, especially those without effective online channels. Businesses continually need to generate an increase in sales and this is difficult when people stay at home!

It’s not all bad news if you’re smart 😷

For example, both the healthcare and home delivery industries are very chirpy about their futures.

The big players like Amazon, the major supermarkets and pretty much any kind of food outlets are ever-happy to fulfil your home deliveries.

The outbreak is positive news for those operating any kind of online business with more and more people confident and happy to order online.

In this less-than-social society,  more bods are opting for home delivery for their more general grocery needs, not just that special item you can only get online. Good businesses with great customer service can do really well with social media providing a huge platform to get your message out there and earn reviews.

Don’t worry, we can help you get started! 💪

Medway SEO want to help local businesses make the transition to trading online by providing a local business survival blueprint with practical tips and advice.

Local businesses can survive the Coronavirus outbreak if they recognise the changing market trends and adapt to the new conditions. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune and you really do need to be able to stay in control of your business as much as possible.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Medway

Coronavirus COVID-19 Medway SEO local business survival blueprint

  1. Adapt to the current climate by taking your business online
  2. Set up a mobile-responsive website that people can use easily
  3. Market your services effectively and close more sales
  4. Optimise for Google and learn to target clients correctly
  5. Introduce a regular posting policy to share to social media

If you implement these steps you’ll be in a better position with full control of your online business and a plan to beat the dark times that will always be just around the corner.

Dominate Google and get your brand out there and noticed. Don’t get left behind!

Can we help you get started?

We’re busy helping local Medway business owners learn to trade differently.

Teaching website creation, UK hosting, e-commerce shops and SEO lessons to help rank better on Google.

We’re showing business owners how to open their own web hosting accounts, manage their own sites, run social media campaigns, plan and execute their own blogs – all without being tied to a web-company with all the control at their hands. It’s your business you need the control.

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The SEO keyword for this post is ‘Coronavirus COVID-19 Medway’ – search Google for this phrase and you’ll see Medway SEO on page one. (Statement made 14th March 2020′)

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Coronavirus-COVID-19-Medway-SEO results according to our SEO plugin. Good drills!

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We can show you how to do this with your business website, or we can do it for you.

Contact us for more information about how we can help you.

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St Werburgh Medical Practice ruled inadequate

Qcc-inadequate

St Werburgh Medical Practice in Bells Lane, Hoo, Rochester rated as inadequate by the Quality Care Commission (QCC). The QCC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

Kent Online wrote the following article about the practice:

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/gp-surgery-in-special-measures-219474/

Kent Online article about St Werburgh Medical Practice

Are we surprised?

This is certainly no surprise for local Medway residents.

It’s common knowledge in Medway that health service levels could be improved as people experience increasingly longer waiting times and inadequate care at plenty of medical practices in the area. you’ve only got to look in a few Facebook groups to see the experiences that people have.

The evidence in this report is a real concern

Patients experience poor service regularly and have been let down on a numbers of occasions, even after the practice itself admits its own errors, often citing ‘there are no full-time doctors’ to sign off much needed medication. Getting an appointment within three weeks is nothing short of a miracle but it’s all good, you can always go to Medway Hospital Accident and Emergency and wait 4 hours.

We’ve spoken to a number of people who use the services of both surgeries at Hoo and at the Balmoral Healthy Living Centre in Gillingham, or whatever it is called these days. The prognosis is not good.

‘You put in your repeat prescriptions 72 hours in advance like they say and they still don’t get them done’

‘It’s really difficult to get through on the phone and there are rarely any appointments available’

This report from the QCC goes some way to explaining why people are having trouble…

St Werburgh Medical Practice in Hoo ruled Inadequate by the QCC

Updated 20 December 2019

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at St Werburgh Medical Practice on 20 November 2018. The overall rating for the practice was requires improvement. The full comprehensive report on the November 2018 inspection can be found by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for St Werburgh Medical Practice on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

After our inspection in November 2018 the practice wrote to us with an action plan outlining how they would make the necessary improvements to comply with the regulations.

We carried out an announced comprehensive follow-up inspection on 5 and 6 November 2019 to confirm that the practice had carried out their plan to meet the legal requirements in relation to the breaches in regulations that we identified in our previous inspection on 20 November 2018. This report covers findings in relation to those requirements.

This practice is now rated as Inadequate overall.

This is an extract from the report. Click the image below to read the full report.

St Werburgh Medical Practice - inadequte (QCC)

https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-4551112454/inspection-summary

St Werburgh Medical Practice – Inspection report downloads (direct downloads)

Facebook Page for the practice – https://www.facebook.com/dmcstwerbugh/
The practice’s own website even lists the QCC results as inadequate.
St Werburgh Medical Practice displays QCC results on their own website

Other DMC managed services as listed on the NHS website:

DMC St.Werburgh Med.Practice
98 Bells Lane
Hoo St Werburgh
Rochester
Kent
ME3 9HU

DMC St Werburgh Medical Practice
Stoke Village Hall
Mallard Way
Lower Stoke
Rochester
Kent
ME3 9ST

Click here to view reviews and responses left by patients.

Unravelling the business behind the services is almost impossible, with archived profile pages on the QCC site, name changes including the following:

The surgery previously known as:

Medway NHS Healthcare Centre

Community Healthy Living Centre

Balmoral Gardens

Balmoral Clinic

DMC Medway NHS Healthcare Centre, Healthy Living Centre, Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham, ME7 4PN

https://www.medwayhealthcarecentre.nhs.uk/contact/

Search the QCC site for ‘Balmoral’ and there is no trace of the Gillingham surgery anywhere.

Is this service really set up to look after Medway residents?

Is it even able to provide a basic service?

If you have had an experience with this practice, good or bad, let us know by commenting below or use our contact form

How SEO8 Scammers STEAL LEADS from unverified Google accounts

Adam Jefferies - Bulldog SEO's boxing champ

Yes, your competitors can edit your Google My Business listings to steal your leads! 😱

Here’s how it works and how you can ensure it doesn’t happen to your listing. Shady businesses (SEO8) can ruin your marketing efforts meaning you lose leads and calls. It’s low and dirty but it happens a lot.

This article is published and optimised for public awareness. Ordinarily we would swerve this kind of negativity but these kinds of tactics can really damage your business so we’re calling them out.

We’re passionate about protecting our clients and ensuring that full control is always in our clients hands.

How SEO8 tried to scam Medway SEO (and failed badly)

A few days back, we received an email from Google advising us that our listing had been updated. We have made no recent updates to our listing.

SEO8 scammers STEAL LEADS from your GMB map listings by changing numbers
SEO8 scammers STEAL LEADS from your GMB map listings by changing numbers

Our telephone number was changed to another Medway SEO business called ‘SEO8’

Imagine if were to never have received an email from Google?

SEO8 Case Study:

Scammers look for unverified map listings, then edit the information. These listings can have website addresses and telephone numbers changed. You may have seen the ‘suggest an edit’ link on other listings.

The main issues is that with unverified listings, you won’t be notified and the new information will stay live until you notice it. Assuming you all look at your Google listings regularly right?

Is your Google My Business account verified?

If it’s not, you may be at risk of having your leads stolen by cheap SEO scammers.

GET YOUR GMB LISTING VERIFIED!

If your GMB is verified, you’ll be notified by email and your edits are updated almost instantly. While this is a bit of a laborious task, it’s better than watching someone else update your listing and realising that you have no control.

This genuine link from Google explains how to get verified:

https://support.google.com/business/answer/7107242?hl=en-GB

About SEO8 and how they appear to operate

A quick search revealed that the new number was added by a pop up company called  ‘SEO8’. A business using an office address at Cliffe House, Anthonys Way, Rochester ME2 4DY.

They previously used another name with and the grammar in the site copy is probably indicative of the kind of service you’d be likely receive from them. Be very careful, companies using these tactics to rank can seriously damage your business.

Spam program ‘XRumer’ they posted on Google.

XRumer is a piece of software made for spamming online forums and comment sections. It is marketed as a program for search engine optimization and was created by BotmasterLabs. It is able to register and post to forums (forum spam) with the aim of boosting search engine rankings.

SPAM AND BLACK HAT SEO TACTICS CAN LEAD TO YOUR SITE BANNED FROM GOOGLE. DON’T RISK IT.

SEO8 scammers using dodgy software to steal leads
SEO8 scammers using dodgy software to spam sites and steal leads

Notice the content on the site is made using text from a theme template:

We’re not worried about them as competition, in fact here’s the link to their site. They have an insecure SSL certificate so be careful not to submit information.

https://seo8.co.uk/

Beware companies that use black hat SEO techniques to rank. If they are happy to scam other local businesses they will scam anyone, including customers.

This image shows where we rank in spite of this businesses and its shady efforts. Still number 1, still top of the map pack.

SEO8 ranking 3rd on google

Medway SEO – top of the map pack in spite of SEO8

Medway SEO - top of the map pack in spite of SEO8

Read more about the GMB scams here:

Scammers Swap Phone Number With Legit Business, Customers Pay Price

https://moz.com/blog/competitors-edit-listing-google-my-business

If you’re serious about ranking, make sure you only use white hat SEO methods. It’s just not worth losing your listing to unscrupulous businesses or spammers.

We’ve been operating Medway SEO in Rochester for over 6 years and can help protect your business against spammers, scammers and dodgy business practices. If you’d like to discuss working with a reputable business that can actually get you ranked without using underhand methods, contact us today and let’s get you started on the right path to ranking.

TJR Ovenclean covering Maidstone & Medway

TJR Ovenclean have landed. Eco Friendly and ready to serve you. Terry has 15 years experience in the industry and after running a very successful domestic & commercial cleaning business (sold in August 2018) he decided it was time to set up TJR and to go down the ECO friendly path.

“I enjoyed oven cleaning, but was not happy with using toxic chemicals, so I completed the training and switched over to Eco-friendly cleaning methods”

Who is Terry Rouse?

This post gives an insight into the man running TJR and will explain about the things he’s passionate about. Terry is literally putting his OCD tendencies to good use and wants to clean up Maidstone and Medway’s ovens. He also cares about using the right chemicals that are not harmful to the environment.

Terry John Rouse AKA TJR Ovenclean

Officially Dirtbuster Trained with a dynamic team

Now formally trained by the leading provider, Dirtbusters and fully equipped with his own kit and eco-chemicals, he’s now on a mission to clean up Maidstone and Medway’s ovens,  supported by a team of cleaners trained to the same high standards.

TJR offers the following services

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Food & Wine Convenience Store Rochester opens with FREE CASH MACHINE!

Update 31st March 2019 – Unfortunately the cash machine is no longer free. Each withdrawal now costs £95p. Kajan did his best to keep the machine free but the company made it impossible for him. He has chosen the lowest possible charge to pass on.

The Food & Wine Convenience Store Rochester is officially open and now has all services up and running –  PayPoint machine, National Lottery (Lotto) and a FREE CASH machine – yes, you heard it, a FREE cash machine in Rochester!

The shop has super friendly staff, fresh vegetables, newspapers & magazines, beers, wines & spirits, smoking supplies and a huge range of everyday items to get you out of trouble.

Opening Hours: 8am -10pm everyday

The fridges & freezers have been fully restocked with ready meals, a large range of Korkers Sausages, frozen vegetables and lots more!

Shop services & key information:

  • Cash machine
  • Slush drinks machine
  • PayPoint machine
  • Phone Top-up
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Beers, wines & spirits
  • Smoking & Vaping supplies (Inc. Rizla, RAW and E-liquids)
  • National Lottery
  • 3.7m Fridges and a bank of Freezers
  • Fresh Vegetables

Take the shop tour gallery and see what’s inside:

Free cash machine in Rochester

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