23 December 2009

Transcription Services SEO

Over the past couple of months I have been working very hard on search engine optimisation (SEO) for my transcription services website at King Audio Transcription & Typing Services. I had previously been on page 1 results in Google for some of my keywords, however, my site had slowly gone down the list over a period of time.

This could be due to a number of factors including lots of new transcription services businesses starting up and a number of sites copy and pasting content from my site. Google doesn’t like duplicate content and so it doesn’t help anyone if sites do this.

It now looks as if my hard work has paid off because King Audio Transcription & Typing Services is now showing up on first page results again in Google for all of my favoured keywords. I am so happy to have had such good results.

07 December 2009

Transcription services provider - add to resources

It is amazing how many organisations use internet search rather than tried, tested and trusted service providers. It could be that other people in the organisation are not aware of these service providers that their colleagues have used because there is no central resource to share this information.

A simple database or resource page could be used and shared very easily. This resource could save you time and money.

If your organisation does not have a service provider database or a resource page then it is never too late and King Audio Transcription & Typing Services has no objection to being the first on the list.

02 December 2009

4 December Last Royal Mail Airmail posting date to...

4th December is the last Royal Mail Airmail posting date to send things to South and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Far East (except Japan), Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

01 December 2009

How to choose a transcription services provider

I had a call from a gentleman a couple of months ago. He had been using a UK transcription services provider for interview transcription. He said the transcripts were so poor that he had to redo them himself. The UK company he had contracted had not offered to put the transcripts right when he complained and they were pushing him to pay their invoice. He said they were 'hounding him' and using 'mafia like pressure' to make him pay. This account reflects the gentleman’s point of view and if his account is accurate I think this is quite a shocking story.

I had a call today from a company who had been using an offshore transcription services provider. Unfortunately the transcription services provider had let them down and not finished the project. They were therefore trying to find a UK transcription services provider to complete the project in a hurry.

It must be very difficult to choose a transcription services provider as there are so many to choose from and you never really know what kind of job you’re going to get. It’s great if you are recommended to a transcription services provider by someone with experience of that company but that’s not always possible.

Some tips:

  • Try to use a transcription service provider who has been recommended to you by someone who has used them.
If that is not possible:

  • Check that the transcription services provider only uses transcribers whose mother tongue is English.
  • Check yourself that your audio is clear and audible. If the audio quality is not good this may be reflected in your transcripts and may incur extra costs.
However, to avoid all this why not come to King Audio Transcription & Typing Services. I obviously would highly recommend it!