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Why is SEO so important?

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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 ...

Shim Jang Taekwondo

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Trent Moffatt Designs is pleased to announce the launch of the Shim Jang Taekwondo web site. Shim Jang Taekwondo is an independent , non competitive Self Defence Martial Art Style that dedicates itself to the development and well being of it's practitioners. Working closely with Founder Les Hicks, TMD constructed a simple ...

How to take a screenshot

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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 ...

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

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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.  ...

Springbrook Mountain Manor

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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

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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

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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 ...

End of Life for ASP Classic Sites

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Websites eventually reach their natural end of life for various reasons including new and better technologies becoming available, customer preferences change, search engines algorithm updates and support for third party plugins (such as file upload components) comes to end. You can read more about why you should upgrade your website here. This ...

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

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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

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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” ...

What is responsive design?

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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 ...

Adwords and Sponsored Search

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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 ...

101 ways credit card transactions can fail on your website

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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 an SSL certificate is important for your website.

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Firstly what is an SSL certificate? An SSL certificate is a small file that is installed on a web server, that stores a companies identity via a cryptographic key.  When a user browsers a site with an SSL certificate installed, the browser will display a "padlock" (or the address will go green), indicating that any ...

Surf Collectables comes together at Von Weirdos

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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'' ...

What is Mod Sec?

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Sometimes when browsing your website or using your Content Management System (CMS), you find you are suddenly "locked" out, and can no longer access your website or CMS. First impression is naturally "our site / system is offline!"  However upon investigation you can find that other people (e.g when browsing via ...

End of Life for ASP Classic Sites

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Websites eventually reach their natural end of life for various reasons including new and better technologies becoming available, customer preferences change, search engines algorithm updates and support for third party plugins (such as file upload components) comes to end. You can read more about why you should upgrade your website here. This ...

Modifying your website - when to contact your web developer

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Having a Content Management System (CMS) installed on your website can be a really powerful and useful tool for website owners.   Specifically for content that changes frequently (such as products, news and blogs), its critical that website owners can update this without refering back to the original developer / agency. However ...

End of Life for Internet Explorer 8,9 and 10

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Microsoft today has announced they are no longer supporting Internet Explorer versions 8,9 and 10.  Read full statement from Microsoft here. What this means is that after January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates (or technical support) for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10.   What browser am I ...

5 reasons you should refresh or rebuild your old site

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Has it been more than four years since you launched your website? Is it time for a refresh or even a rebuild? The answer is a definite yes. A lot of business owners see building a website as a "once off" investment (the site is built, and it will continue into ...

Can Google Crawl JavaScript and AJAX?

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JavaScript is a language that is used by developers to enhance the web experience. JavaScript is used to handle things like: Animations (e.g. banners sliding / fading) Drop down menus Error / Validation messages Popups Slide shows Loading remote content (without forcing the entire page to reload). It is very rare to find a page or website that ...

Why you should make your site responsive.

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Earlier in 2015 : Google released a new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm that was designed to boost mobile-friendly pages in mobile search results.  There are two ways to have a "mobile friendly" site Option A: Build a completely seperate site  Option B (Recommended): Make your current site "responsive" (e.g adapt to mobile devices). (Better ...

NetRanger File Manager Upgrade available

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Posted: 24 August 2015. A number of clients have very recently reported receiving a "302" error when trying to upload files to their NetRanger CMS via Firefox, Safari and Internet explorer (Please note Chrome does not appear to be affected at this stage).  This is due to Recent "Cpanel" security updates installed by ...

Setting Up Google Analytics

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So your website is now built, and we have suggested that we install Google Analytics on your site. Firstly ... what is Google Analytics? Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports what users are doing on your website. What kind of data is reported? Lots - but ...

Setting up multiple versions of your site in different countries.

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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 ...