April 14, 2013 by skyebecks
After I had bought the template for my website, I discovered that the logo had to be a jpeg file and you couldn’t just use text.
I remembered from one of our early lessons, that this isn’t a good thing for your website, as google cannot search through jpegs when searching for a website, so without a name, my website won’t show up on google. I have actually tried this by typing in the whole name – Rebecca Sykes Creative – and it did not bring up my website.
This is something I will have to look at in more detail and see if there is a way I can make my website visible to google. I will also see if there is a way to include text in my title instead of or as well as a jpeg file.
In the mean time, I will use my name as much as I can throughout my website: on my homepage, in my profile, in my blog. This should help with my google rankings and hopefully people will be able to find it once they type it in.
I have also put on links to the website from my Facebook page and Twitter and will also be adding it to my Linked In profile.
As for the logo itself, I wanted something that was simple, yet professional looking – like my website. I tried a couple of different designs with text against a grey background, grey text against a white background, adding little symbols etc… The design I came up with was the simplest of all, but the one I loved the most as it was just so effective. It told people the name of the site, without drawing the attention away from what was happening on the page.
On the website, the logo is in the top right hand corner and is on every page. The logo is also a link to the home page of the site, so at any time you can click on it and it will take you back home.