Client Testimonials

I don’t just work on websites. As a business owner myself I realise that the existence and success of your company is the result of your continued passion, commitment and willingness to overcome ongoing challenges.

I never forget that there are people behind these websites, business owners who rely on an effective web presence and staff and families who depend on the ongoing success of those businesses to survive and thrive.

I relish the opportunity to help you and your business succeed online.

Here are some testimonials from delighted clients.


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I found Stephen (Build Business Online) on Google in 2013. We had been attacked by Google’s many changes throughout the year and unfortunately our existing SEO company were unable to keep up with it all, as a consequence we dropped from the top of page 1 to pages 4 – 8 within a very short time. We threw as much as we could at PPC to keep on page 1 but were desperate to regain our position with our organic listing.

Stephen was easy to contact, he called straight back as promised and had researched our site before doing so, thus was well prepared and able to discuss the issues we were having.

From day one Stephen seemed to take on our challenge with gusto, he kept me informed and up to date with everything he was doing and his future plans for the site. He was always upfront about costs and I never had any ‘unexpected charges’ from him.

He transformed so many things behind the scenes as well as offering recommendations of things we can do to keep the site optimised and ‘working for us’. We have noticed a huge change since Stephen took over the SEO of our site and he’s still got more plans for the future. Our position with Bing and Yahoo has rocketed and despite Google being less easy to please, we are gaining position with all our relevant searches at a very good rate, infact since Stephen started work on our site, we immediately held position without dropping any further, which was a huge relief.

nikki smithson-birchOne of the most interesting things was an analytics comparison of the last 2 years visits to the site through Google, for instance, we have more than doubled the site visits this month (March 2014)  alone compared to March 2012 &13!

With all the changes now behind us we intend to keep Stephen managing our SEO as we are confident he’s the man to tackle anything Google decides to throw at us in the future!

No surprise then that I would highly recommend Stephen at Build Business Online to anyone that wants to improve their rankings, get the best from their site or simply create a good site with great SEO!

Nikki Smithson-Birch

MTS Motorcycle Training School, Haywards Heath, Sussex

Note: MTS website was fully recovered from a Google Penalty and continues to occupy  page one on Google for relevant searches.


smpt logoI can’t put into words how pleased I am to have been able to have someone like Stephen help me take my website to beyond the levels I thought it could reach. When I set out to look for a website developer (with very little money) I wasn’t 100{59efbe745ef267dab8c8f2efd875d06e27dad3329188feb7dade201e51dbff33} sure what would be best for me and my site and was very warying about not getting ripped off.

I can safely say that using Stephen was all I could have asked for and more. He explained exactly what was needed to take my website to where it needed to be both clearly and concisely. In the space of a couple of weeks my website was looking and performing amazing whilst climbing up Google ranks faster than I could have wished for.

Stuart MaythamAs learning how to maintain and make adjustments to my site was important Stephen provided me with the tools such as a demo version of my website for me to play around on. I am now more than confident to make the changes I wish to my site.

My website is now sitting on the first page of Google which is something which I thought would take years to accomplish. Not only that but I am there on the back of intelligent and patient techniques avoiding any quick fixes which you will find being offered when looking for SEO.

Overall if you are looking for a personable, friendly and highly successful individual to take your site to its next level then Stephen is an absolute bargain.

Stuart Maytham

SMPT Personal Training, Edinburgh


Pass Higher English logoWhen I contacted Stephen I had a less than clear vision of what I was  looking for.

Stephen listened patiently to what I said, helped me to develop my ideas and created a website which exceeded my expectations.

It  was a completely stress free, efficient and professional experience from  start to finish.

Colin Smith

PassHigherEnglish.com Education Training, Glasgow


h2h logoA short while ago the final straw was reached with my previous web designers/SEO company. For the last time they treated me like everything was too much trouble for them and put my wishes last and then charge me for the privilege!

I decided to try and find a new company so did a search for SEO Rayleigh (essex) and Stephen’s company came out on top. It was only later after phoning him that I realised he was based near Edinburgh, which almost instantly made up my mind this must be the guy I need if his company came out on top in a search for somewhere 400 miles away!

Mark Davies Help To Health ChiropracticI instantly found Stephen to be everything that the other company were not, polite, courteous, nothing seemed too much trouble for him. He was very patient with me as I am a complete novice when it comes to computers and he seems to be able to explain things in a way that I can understand.

For the 1st time i now feel at ease with the web aspect of my company knowing that what he has done for me in the last two weeks far surpasses anything that has been done for me in over a year!

I look forward to continuing my working relationship with Stephen and having him take care my website.

Mark Davies

Help To Health Chiropractic, Rayleigh, Essex


Really Great Gifts logoReally grateful to Stephen and his team at Build Business Online for their help in getting reallygreatgifts.co.uk up and running. From design through to inception their expertise was invaluable.

Of particular importance to us, as retailers, was Build Business Online’s technical knowledge in implementing an e-commerce solution which incorporated not only the facilities we wanted but was compatible with all the new technologies and social media aspects so necessary in online business today, technologies which our own knowledge of was minimal.

Stephen guided us through that minefield with admirable patience! Really pleased with the end results.

Kenneth Bell

Candle It, Edinburgh


saltire motorcycle dealers edinburghThank you so much for our mobile website. I really didn’t expect it to be so easy to create something that good!

It’s been refreshing to work with someone who doesn’t confuse with complicated website terminology. Each step of the process was simply explained, implemented and demonstrated before moving on to the next.

Contrary to previous experiences in this area, it really felt like you were doing all the hard work while we just held the idea of what we wanted and waited for you to make it real.

You took time to understand our business and our clientele so that you could create something that is tailored to the people it’s designed to serve.

You also understood and worked easily with the different approaches of our own team so that we can now all agree that we have exactly what we wanted: a clear, functional, attractive mobile website that will lead customers straight to our door.

I’m actually quite excited about the next evolution of our site.

Fi Torrance

General Manager, Saltire Motorcycles, Edinburgh

Note: Since building a mobile version of their website, Saltire Motorcycles commissioned Build Business Online to conpletely redesign their main website.


logoWe recently used Build Business Online to help build our website. I must say everything was excellent from initial contact, the planning and the eventual website.

Stephen knows his stuff and I would highly recommend him as a Web Designer and more.

brian burgess stationery expressWe continue to use Stephen for his great advice and knowledge of all things internet.

It has been an excellent experience.

Brian Burgess

Stationery Express, Edinburgh


scott dixon golf logoStephen at Build Business Online created a great looking and easily navigated website for me that has attracted many new customers due to it high ranking on the first page of Google.

Scott DixonThis has helped me build my business and make a lot more money.

I would recommend Stephen only to people that want a sincere professional service and a high quality product.

Scott Dixon

Head Golf Professional, Marriot Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club