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Why your SEO Strategy needs to change.


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 ...

Setting up multiple versions of your site in different countries.


Customising your site for different countries is sometimes a necessity.  Specifically you may offer different services, sell different products or have a different message for customers in different countries. You may also want to redirect users from specific countries to the correct version of your site. Considerations: You will most likely want to have ...

Why we love the payment gateway Stripe


If you are looking at processing credit cards via your website, you should seriously take a look at the Stripe payment gateway. Why our clients like Stripe: Stripe is an “all in one” merchant and payment gateway. It is very fast / easy to setup (all done online). You can be operating ...

QR Concrete


We are proud today to announce the launch of QR Concrete new corporate website. QR Concrete's primary role is a provider of concrete contracting services to builders, project managers, developers and property owners in the commercial and industrial arena. more:

Provincial Personnel


TMD is proud to announce the launch of its latest development for Provincial Personnel. Peter Lyons from Provincial Personnel: "Trent Moffatt Designs provided our company with a very professional service because they listened when we talked about what we wanted the site to do for us, and they offered truly ...

I want my site found in Search Engines - how do I do this?


Getting your site found in the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Live can be tricky, and although it is possible to "self optimise" a website, getting a good Search Engine Optimiser on board can really help. To help you understand how search engines work, and to find ...

Why email campaigns should not just contain images.


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 ...

Why Use TMD for your email Marketing


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 ...

Handy Email Marketing Checklist


  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. Mobile Devices Over the last five years we have seen average mobile "opens" increase ...

Flame Developments


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 ...

Christmas Closing Dates


Its been a great year for Trent Moffatt Designs- and we would like to thank all our clients, suppliers and partners for their  support this year and look forward to working with you all in 2008.   Just a quick reminder our office will be closed from 12pm ...

Hillier Engineering Services gets a makeover


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


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 ...

Advertising on the internet - a beginners guide.


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 - ...

Social Marketing by TMD


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 ...

Make sure your Online Reviews are Legit


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


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


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


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 ...

Why email campaigns should not just contain images.


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


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 ...

Registering a certificate with Rapid SSL


What is a Secure Certificate A secure certificate allows you to accept sensitive information (such as credit card details) from users via your website.   To register a certificate with RapidSSL you need to perform the following steps. Before you proceed: Make sure you’ve got around 20 minutes to complete this process. You should check ...

101 ways credit card transactions can fail on your website


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 ...

Taking Online Credit Card Payments


Taking online credit card payments via your website is a great way to allow your customers and clients to make payment. But exactly what is the process to implement it? Firstly you need to get a merchant account through a bank.  Note you should use one of the majors (some of ...

Launch of XBCIT


We've recently launched the new website for XBCIT.  XBCIT needed a fresh design, and an easy to use Content Management System to update the site.   Using our own CMS "NetRanger" and developing a fresh / clean design - XBCIT were wrapped with their new site... Read more below.  TMD ...