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Advertising on the internet - a beginners guide.

10 May 2010

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Our clients constantly ask us how they can make a direct revenue stream by running advertising on their website. Advertising on websites usually involves placing a link or banner at the top or side of your site. There are three different ways to charge for banner advertising on your site: CPM - ...

101 ways credit card transactions can fail on your website

28 May 2013

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There are a number of reasons a credit card authorisation (when a user is trying to buy something on your website) can fail, in fact there around a 100 valid reasons a card can fail.   Out of those 100, there are usually only one or two that are in relation ...

Why Use TMD for your email Marketing

28 February 2014

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There are a large number of self managed email marketing systems available in the marketplace, and comparing “apples with apples” can sometimes be difficult.  What we offer. We are an authorised partner of Vision 6, a local (Brisbane based) email marketing provider. Why choose us (in comparison with other options you may be considering) We ...

Why don’t I get contact enquiries from my website?

18 July 2014

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It is common practice these days to have a contact or enquiry form on your website.  Often enquiries that are generated from this form are sent through to a specific email address, e.g. info@yourcompany.com.au. Why don’t I get these enquiries?  A bit of background. There are a number of reasons why you ...

Adventure GC

29 June 2005

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AdventureGC.com was developed by Trent Moffatt Designs for GCCC in conjunction with the Gold Coast Backpacker Industry Development Project, which is the result of an Australian Government Regional Partnerships Grant awarded in November last year to the Gold Coast Adventure Travel Group. Chair of Council's Economic and Cultural Development Committee, Cr ...

Flame Developments

27 June 2006

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Trent Moffatt Designs is proud to announce the launch of the Flame Developments website. Utilising a clean crisp design and an intuitive yet powerful CMS (Content Management System), Flame Developments has a new site that they can use to promote and gain business. "TMD was a pleasure to work with - the ...

Hillier Engineering Services gets a makeover

27 April 2009

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TMD is proud to announce the launch of the new website for Hillier Engineering Services. Hillier Engineering Services is a family owned and operated business located at Acacia Ridge in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and specialise in precision machined quality component parts. They also specialise in complex and difficult machining operations as ...

Humanity Check

25 February 2010

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Online Forms are a critical part of doing business on the internet, whether it's internet banking, booking flights / travel or simply lodging an enquiry with a local business. However, due to an increase in Spam being received via online forms, many businesses are opting to install 'humanity' checks. What is ...

Social Marketing by TMD

26 August 2010

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Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, Linked In. Many businesses have heard of these social networking sites, some have even setup accounts on these sites. However many businesses have no idea how to best use them. Improper use of these sites can be even worse though. Some of the worse things we've seen: Improper ...

Why your SEO Strategy needs to change.

06 February 2013

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We've spoken previously on how important Search Engine Optimisation is and why "white hat" or ethical SEO is the way to go when it comes to optimising your site for Google.  With more recent algorithm updates, Google is started to clamp down heavily on "black hat" SEO practices.  What this ...

Launch of Agrobest.com.au

11 April 2007

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This month, TMD launched the new site for Agrobest.com.au AgroBest Australia is one of Australia's leading manufacturers of innovative crop protection and liquid nutrition products. Integrating Agrobest's existing Content Management System (CMS) with Flash - the new Agrobest site looks stylish and professional, whilst still allowing Agrobest easy access to updating their products and news.  More: www.agrobest.com.au

Christmas Hours and Out Of Hours Support

21 November 2011

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Ho Ho Ho – can you believe Christmas is almost here?  The TMD Online team is taking a well-deserved break over the Chrissy holidays.  During this time we will be recharging the batteries, drinking the odd brewski and hoping that a new iPhone gets dropped into our Christmas stockings. We would ...

February Edition of URL

24 February 2015

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Welcome to the February edition of URL.  In this issue we look at why your site needs a refresh, we take a look at the recent ePublishing we've done for Wet Paper Publications, and give you some ideas about why you should review your website. Enjoy :) Need a website review? Reasons ...

Media Centre

18 October 2004

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Trent Moffatt Designs is proud to announce the launch of an interactive Content Management System (CMS) for Media Centre. Utilising a design developed in house by Media Centre, TMD developed a custom solution that allows Media Centre to update their online portfolio quickly and easily. "The new system is quick, easy and ...

Disabling Friendly HTTP Error Messages

28 February 2009

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To help your web developer resolve script problems - try turning off "Friendly HTTP Error Messages".   To do this in Internet Explorer 7.0 Click on tools -> "Internet Options" Note on Internet Explorer 6 - the "Tools" menu is location where menus normally are.   Click on the "Advanced" tab   Scroll down and tick off "Show ...

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Chinese Domain Name Spam

22 November 2012

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  Recently we received an email from “China Domain Name Registration Centre”, alleging that the .cn and .com.cn versions of tmdonline were being registered by another party.  Now as a seasoned internet user, I knew this smelt a bit dodge.   However what should you do if you receive an email such as ...

Why you shouldn't launch a website on a Friday

02 November 2012

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  You've finished your website, and now you are keen to get it online – however it’s noon on a Friday.  Unless you've got a major advertising blitz planned for the weekend (in which case your site should have been live earlier) it is recommended that you wait until Monday to send it live. Why? Sometimes we ...

SEO and spam

21 August 2012

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We all receive spam emails.  However as website owners we often get emails from (mostly) overseas companies offering to “optimise” our websites and get amazing results. Firstly what is Search Engine Optimisation? Search Engine Optimisation is the process where a website gets “optimised” to boost visibility within the Natural (also called “organic”) ...

Handy Email Marketing Checklist

06 July 2012

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  When you are sending email campaigns yourself (either using our own self managed campaign tool or third party software), here is a handy check list we've developed at TMD Online to make sure your campaigns are sent error free. 3 things often over looked: When creating a campaign, a lot of people get ...

"Find and Replace" Can be a Bad Idea

17 May 2012

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  Every now and then we get a request asking for us to change all instances of text on a website from “text a” to “text b”, e.g. “can you change our phone number from (07) 2222 2222 to (07) 3333 3333”. This sounds very easy to achieve with a “find and ...

Investing in good photography gets results.

17 May 2012

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We found this great article on the Smart Company website that highlights why some of the big retailers are making sure each of their products are shot and uploaded properly.  If you are selling products online this article is a great article. read more here.

Why you shouldn't list every country in your "country" dropdown

17 May 2012

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Most websites have a contact or signup form that allows visitors to their site to lodge their details.  Now I don’t know about you, but what frustrates me is being confronted with a massive “country” dropdown that contains every country in the world. Let’s boil this down.  You’re doing business in ...

Clearing your cache

27 April 2012

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Most internet browsers employ caching - the process of storing files locally (i.e on your computer) so that the second or third time you request a file - the browser can access your local cache - thus making your internet browsing experience faster.  Hence clearing your cache may be a necessary ...

Non Standard Fonts

27 February 2012

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All computers / devices, whether they be a Mac, PC or a mobile device such as an iPhone or Android device, come with a series of standard fonts (basically they are pre-packaged). However, we are often asked by our clients to use their “corporate font” on their website. If this corporate font ...

Christmas Hours and Out Of Hours Support

21 November 2011

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Ho Ho Ho – can you believe Christmas is almost here?  The TMD Online team is taking a well-deserved break over the Chrissy holidays.  During this time we will be recharging the batteries, drinking the odd brewski and hoping that a new iPhone gets dropped into our Christmas stockings. We would ...