Christ Church Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, is a church that tries to get the best out of its online presence. As well as posting notices, events, etc. to the website, they also post recordings of sermons for visitors to listen to online.
To begin with, the Christ Church website only wanted a modern, up-to-date, simple design with a change of colour. But as it was for a charity organisation, we went that extra mile and created a brand-new website from scratch! What was once bright green and difficult to navigate is now red and easy to use.
Not only is it easier for visitors to use the website, but it’s better for the church members to use as well. When it came to uploading recordings of sermons, they used to have someone else do it for them, but now, thanks to WordPress, they can easily do it themselves.
We also spruced up the website’s Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). By optimising for keywords and adding meta descriptions to the site pages, we’ve helped it to rank higher in search engine results.
Below is the website’s old design (left) and its new look (right):
Challenges We Overcame:
Uploading large files, such as sermon recordings, can be tricky in WordPress. Our solution, in the end, was a plugin and trusty Dropbox! However, when linking Dropbox to the website, we had some trouble making the sermons play and issues with the sound. We fixed this by changing the code at the end of the URL, and now it’s perfectly easy to add new sermons and let visitors play them directly on the website.
We approached Phil at Pivotal to build our new website following a recommendation from an industry colleague. He instantly understood our brief and target audience and immediately put us at ease with our decision-making process as to which provider to choose. We were dealt with in a friendly and professional manner throughout and the team made the process very easy. The site was built in a very timely manner to a very high standard and we are delighted with the result! We would absolutely recommend Pivotal to anyone.
31. January, 2022.
When I needed a new web site Phil was the obvious choice for me and he has done a fantastic job. I'm really pleased with the clear navigation, great design and overlook and feel. Phil and his team are great to work with and a pleasure to recommend.
10. January, 2022.
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Great service and fantastic job, worth every penny. Thank you! I'm just sorry it's taken me so long to leave a review.
21. September, 2021.
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20. September, 2021.
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14. September, 2021.
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1. September, 2021.
We used Pivotal Marketing to spruce up our website, they gave us an amazing brand new one! The best thing I found was the way they understood exactly what we were after even though we didn't! The training provided after is a unique approach as it has enabled us to manage our content and website - so it's a continued improvement rather than a one off price off work. Great work by Phil, Jayna and Taylia, thank you from Sleigh & Story Accountants
30. July, 2021.
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24. June, 2021.
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We have recently gone through a process of updating our core website with a view to making it more vibrant and engaging while at the same time looking to encourage more enquiries from potential clients.
We are extremely pleased by the level of technical expertise within the team as well as their ability to grasp the commercial imperatives driving our website strategy. In addition, they are a pleasure to work with - which makes the process much more enjoyable.
What's more to say - I would wholeheartedly recommend Pivotal Marketing if you are looking to 'up' your online presence.
Global Business Culture Ltd
19. June, 2021.
Pivotal did a fantastic job designing and now managing our new website over a year ago! We have been that busy responding to customer enquires and sales on our website I apologise it has taken so long to write this review! We have received great feedback from our customers about our website and it has really helped our business during the pandemic as we are getting plenty of enquires and orders from around the UK. The whole team at Pivotal have been fantastic to deal with and always get back to you if you have a question or problem. Thank you guys and look forward to working with you in the future.