About us

Image of highway with a sign reading "Future, Forward" symbolic of our ethos at MorganAlley - always move forwards

We were building web apps in 2002 before people used the word “apps”. Some of them are still in use today. Many of our customers said, “Yeah that’s great but can you build us a website first?” One thing led to another…

Early on we were days away from signing a huge contract with a firm in the City of London when Google released its first big public algorithm change. A firm we partnered with had shown us how they cloaked SEO-rich HTML pages in Javascript then used Flash to redirect visitors to the page they wanted to promote (“cloak and redirect hack”). Before we could sign the algorithm update went out and the partner firm went bust inside of six weeks. And we learned a very important lesson. Two in fact – how they did HTML optimization, and to never, ever take the piss out of Google.

Over the years we refined the concepts into a series of best practices involving both optimizing a host of on-page, and off-page elements,incorporating SSL requirements, site speed metrics, mobile-first development and then later social media optimizations into this.

Some of the value-add we’ve always offered include features such as:

LET US BUILD IT SO THEY COME
We take all the technical stuff away, so all you have to do is talk about what you do best.

WE BUILD SEO INTO THE SITE ITSELF
No need to pay some guy in a weird timezone to “optimize” your site. Write about what you do and we make the site do the rest for you!

WE PUT YOU IN CHARGE
And we make it easy for you to do. If you can write an email, you can create a webpage – let us show you how great a website can be!

OR WE CAN DO ALL THIS FOR YOU
If you’re busy already but want to scale up and expand your business, we can help you do that. But the good old days of websites with five pages and the truth are long over. Your website works initially as your online receptionist, and like any receptionist, it can give a good or a bad impression to visitors. Because every site has unique requirements, we work with you to understand these and make your site reflect who you and your business are to both human beings, and to Google.

MARKETING, PROMOTION, AND SEO
If a website is uploaded to the Internet but no one visits, does it actually exist? It might as well not. If it doesn’t rank well in search engines you’ll have to work hard to tell people about it yourself, and quite frankly most of us don’t have that kind of time. The good news is we can show you how to do the marketing and SEO most effectively for yourself, or take these off your hands and do them for you.

MANAGE AND UPDATE
The best sites on the Internet rank well on search engines because they’re updated regularly. This keeps people interested, coming back to visit, and telling others. For many designers, this is a huge source of income as they charge a lot for a few minutes work We build all of our sites into one of the best-engineered content management systems available. Once we’ve done that we train you and your team on how to use it effectively.

Websites that work hard for you
We craft lovely websites for our customers, we make them easy to manage them but most importantly we make them useful – they get your business seen by customers, they do things for you and make your life easier. If you think your website should be able to work harder for you, we can probably find a way to make it do that. Affordably. Get in touch and let’s have a chat about it.