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How Long Until My Site Appears in Google?

01 July 2007

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Firstly lets just define the difference between a natural search and Sponsored Search. Natural search is the process where search engines send a robot (also called a spider) to your site. A Robot is simply an automated program that catalogues content on your site and decides what your site is about. ...

How to take a screenshot

29 May 2009

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To take a snapshot of what is currently on your screen:   Windows Users Hit your "Print Screen" button (May also be abbreviated to PrtScn)   Open up a Microsoft Word Create a new document Go to "edit" - > "paste" Save this document. Email this document to Trent Moffatt Designs. Mac Users Press "Command", "Shift", "3" simultaneously This will save the ...

Why is SEO so important?

29 May 2011

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SEO or search engine optimisation has always mystified clients.  What is it?  Why is it important?  Essentially search engine optimisation is the process of getting your site as high up on Google natural search results for a given search term (if you don’t know the difference between natural and sponsored ...

Springbrook Mountain Manor

28 January 2004

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Trent Moffatt Designs is proud to announce the launch of Springbrook Mountain Manor's web site. Work closely with the Owners - we developed an integrated flash/html web site that reflects the Manor's stunning grounds and facilities. More: www.springbrookmountainmanor.com.au

How to embed links in word

15 November 2010

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When you are providing copy to your web developer, using Microsoft Word is standard. But did you know that rather than providing copy such as: CompanyXYZ has experienced an increase in profit of over 500%, click here [ link to http://www.companyxyz.com.au/link1/blah/something.html ]. You can actually embed the link in the actual text? ...

Why your Google keyword search Analytics are showing not provided

27 November 2013

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Two years ago, Google started encrypting searches for signed-in users, and many thought that Google would eventually encrypt 100% of searches even for those not signed-in. That prediction came true as Google announced it would encrypt all keyword searches for all users starting about a month ago.   Other search providers ...

Trent's Top 5 Tips for getting ranked in Search Engines

27 July 2006

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Most people turn to a search engine (such as Yahoo., Google or Bing) when it comes to finding businesses online.  The majority of the time a customer will also use a generic keyword / term (i.e "holidays") as opposed to a business name to find what they are looking for.  ...

Google Shopping

24 May 2011

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Our favourite search engine Google has launched a new service called “Google Shopping” in Australia that helps users find products online. Initially users just enter the product into the standard Google Search, but then have the option of selecting the “shopping” tab (similar to if they just wanted to show “news” ...

Gold Coast Laser and Metal Works Company Goes Online.

14 August 2009

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TMD and the team announced today the launch of Barrys Metal Works and Laser Cutting website.   Combining a custom design, simple flash animation and a easy to use Content Management System, the boys at Barry's have a great marketing tool that helps promote their business online Scott from Barry's was ecstatic ...

Adwords and Sponsored Search

31 January 2010

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To find new customers and increase sales you need to be found quickly and easily online. The majority of people who are looking for a particular service or product will utilise a search engine such as Google. Two types of search There are two types of search results Google provides: - Natural (also called ...

How to: Embed You Tube Video

16 November 2009

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    Find  the video you wish to embed from You Tube Click the "embed" button.   Customise your player.  Here you can Adjust width / height Turn off Related Videos (we would recommend this, if you are embedding your videos on your corporate site)   Copy the Embed Code   Login into your CMS (or blog), and locate the article ...

What is responsive design?

08 February 2013

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  Responsive web design is a technique that scales and adjusts your website so that it fits optimally on a device (e.g. iPhone / iPad).   This allows the user to view your site with minimal scrolling or resizing (zooming in and out). With more and more users using mobile based devices, it ...

Surf Collectables comes together at Von Weirdos

01 August 2008

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  Developing a site for surf and beach culture collectors Von Weirdos, required Trent Moffatt Designs to think outside the square.   So firstly who are Von Weirdos (aside from the cool and funky name)? Von Weirdos are the preferred and reliable choice for surf and beach culture collectors. Von Weirdos "The Surf Traders'' ...

2013 Christmas Closing Dates

25 November 2013

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Can you believe that the big man in the red suit 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 something special gets dropped into our Christmas ...

When you should (and shouldn't use Wordpress).

16 January 2015

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Wordpress is an open sourced blogging platform used by a lot of sites worldwide.  However there are times when Wordpress is great, and when it is not so great. First Up ... If your site is basically a blog (or is very news oriented), Wordpress is a fantastic option to consider using.  ...

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Australia's new privacy laws and what they mean for your email marketing

20 March 2014

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Do you shudder at the thought of having to read over a neverending commonwealth act and endless legal babble? Do you feel like you need a law degree just to make any sense of it all? If so, you’re not alone, most people cringe at the thought. Australia’s recently amended ...

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 ...

Feb 2014 Edition of URL

28 February 2014

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Welcome to the February edition of URL. In this issue we look at why you should consider using TMD Online for your email marketing, as well as discuss why the ACCC is cracking down on fake reviews. In brief: New Ticketing System is on its way! TMD is currently developing a new ...

Make sure your Online Reviews are Legit

18 December 2013

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When you are first starting off your online business, or when its difficult to get decent online reviews - it can be tempting to create "fake" reviews (however doing so can land you in BIG trouble).   Sparked by continuous complaints from the public and business community, the ACCC (Australian Competition ...

Why your Google keyword search Analytics are showing not provided

27 November 2013

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Two years ago, Google started encrypting searches for signed-in users, and many thought that Google would eventually encrypt 100% of searches even for those not signed-in. That prediction came true as Google announced it would encrypt all keyword searches for all users starting about a month ago.   Other search providers ...

2013 Christmas Closing Dates

25 November 2013

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Can you believe that the big man in the red suit 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 something special gets dropped into our Christmas ...

Finding out what an images size is

23 August 2013

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Sometimes its useful to find out what an images "size" is on a website (specifically if you want to replace this image with another image).  To do this Instructions for Chrome (windows) Instructions for Firefox (windows) Instructions for Internet Explorer (windows) Instructions for Safari / Chrome (mac) Important note - this will not work for ...

August Edition of URL 2013

23 August 2013

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 In this issue of URL we give you tips on making your email campaigns more successful, look at secure certificates for your website, and we showcase three new websites that we have launched recently. We hope you are making the most of this warmer weather - it feels like spring may have sprung a ...

Why email campaigns should not just contain images.

22 August 2013

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Whenever someone receives an email (that contains linked images), 9 times out of 10, the user has to opt to “download” images. Below is an example of the last version of URL (our enewsletter) we sent.  Note images do not automatically download, and that as a user I have to ...

Site Launches for August

09 August 2013

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It's been very busy at TMD Online!   We have just completed the launch of 3 major websites for our clients: Wet Paper Publications - publisher of Marine Studies textbooks for Senior High School Students.   Full customised eCommerce site Purchasing and Viewing of Electronic Publications (+ Associated security that comes along with this) Medibank ...