The Importance of having a Local Directory Listing

The digital media explosion and the increasing popularity of smart phones has significantly changed the way many people use the internet. Google, Yahoo and Bing are tending to list local searches and maps above organic searches. Do you have a listing with any local directories or Google Places? It is free to add your website to most local maps and directories, although some charge a nominal fee for an optimised listing.

Google is reporting that about 20 percent of all searches on desktop computers are for local businesses. Search engines will first produce results that match from the local searches. This is to give the internet user the most appropriate results that they are looking for.  The  majority of  potential customers surfing the internet prefer using a LOCAL service.

Local Directory submission is crucial for maximising exposure and developing a strong local market for your product or service. Local traffic can also be achieved by optimising your website with locational key words. The combination of submission and optimisation gives your business an edge over your competition and raises your local profile.

Attracting new clientele in your community is easy, once you know how. I will optimise all of your webpages for local traffic and then list your site with the relevant and major local directories.  Contact  Storey Digital Art today for a free, no obligation quote today.

New Photo Invitation Website

Due to the increasing popularity of my Photo Invitations I have just finished

Please click on any of the links and images on this blog to go to my new site.

This website is ‘just invitations’ and has a new range for all occasions,

Birth Announcements, Christenings OR  Naming CeremonyBaby Shower Invitations, Birth Announcements and Naming Ceremonies

Kid’s Birthdays, Super Hero Parties, Fairy Birthday Invitations, Mermaid Party, Sponge Bob Party Invitations and more……………..

Kid's Birthday Party Invitations

Kid’s Birthday Party Invitations

Unique and Original18th and 21st Birthday Invitations.

18th and 21st Birthday Invitations

18th and 21st Birthday Invitations

Funny Adult Decade Party Invitations for your 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th or 80th Birthday.

30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th or 80th Birthday Party Invitations

Funny and Original Engagement Invitations

Funny and Original Engagement Invitations

Beautiful Wedding Invitations and Packages.Beautiful Wedding Invitations and Packages.


Choose from the existing templates or let me create an original design JUST for you.

Please visit my new website and view ALL my new and exciting templates.

Original Website Design

Storey Digital Art and Web Design offers a  range of graphic,  interactive multimedia and website design solutions in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, Queensland (QLD), Australia.

I am a web designer and value creativity, originality and unique concepts above all else. I can provide full CMS sites using WordPress but I prefer to create in Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver and use WordPress only for Blogs.

I am NOT part of a large company but a freelance artist who provides original graphic design for an affordable price. You can view  Web Design Portfolio and see how I have helped local businesses and individual artists with their web presence.

If you are interested in my web design services, get a FREE Quick Quote.

Posting a Blog in WordPress

Creating a Blog Post

  1. Adding Content to your blog is easy. Simply select the login button on your blog page. It will open up a new dialogue box and ask you for a user name and password. Type in your username as admin and the password (this is the one I supplied to you).








  1. This will then open up your dashboard. Go to the left hand columns and look for the heading POSTS.
  2.  If you select posts, it will bring up a dialogue box that shows all your current posts. You can edit or delete existing posts here.
  1. If you select Add new it will bring up a dialogue box that allows you to add a new post. Enter a title for your post. Click on the kitchen sink icon at the end of the first row of tools and a second row of Open the word document and simply copy and paste the information.  It will retain all the formatting you created in your word document. If you run your mouse over all the tools in the tool box it will tell you exactly what they do. You can also type your blog straight into the post.
  2. You can preview what your blog looks like on your site by selecting the preview button or publish it using the publish button which will automatically publish your blog onto your web page.
  3. You can insert image by selecting the upload/insert icons at the top of the tool bar. Select the 2nd icon, add image and a dialogue will come up asking you to browse your computer for the image/s you wish to upload. You can add a caption, change the image size or alignment to suit what you want. If you click on the image once it has been placed in your post you can reedit it or delete it.
  4. To add a youtubevideo..  Don’t use the add the video btn because it only adds a link not the video. Write a description in the text box of the video you are adding. Click the html tab on the add new post (you are presently working in visual).  Go youtube video,On the youtube video page  there will be a button to select embed icon, make sure the include related videos box is not selected. Copy code.  Paste the code above (while still in html) the caption and publish.


Web Design News

Welcome to Storey Digital Art and Web Design News.  This section of my website has been created in WordPress. It has been styled in Dreamweaver to look just like my actually website but because it is WordPress the client has complete control over content of the posts/pages and the publishing of comments.

With WordPress  as part of  your website you can add any number of  plugins, like my client login section, to enhance your site.