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Clearing your cache


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 ...

Facebook Apps and Widgets


Everyone is very excited about social media, and usually the first port of call is Facebook.  So you’ve setup your Facebook page, got yourself some Fans and uploaded some photos and videos of the staff XMAS party. But you can do so much more with your Facebook page.  Like your “personal” ...

NetRanger File Manager Upgrade available


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Why do I get spam or blank enquiries from my website


If you’ve got an online form (like a contact form), and your site is a bit old (or your web developer is plain slack), and you’ve been receiving “blank” or “spam” enquiries through this form continue reading ... Why do I receive blank enquiries? Most likely there is no “validation” on the ...

Registering a certificate with Rapid SSL


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Top 5 secrets to selling online


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eMatters payment gateway shutdown


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How Long Until My Site Appears in Google?


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. ...

Why is SEO so important?


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 ...

How to take a screenshot


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).


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.  ...

Why an SSL certificate is important for your website.


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 ...

How to embed links in word


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 ]. You can actually embed the link in the actual text? ...

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 ...

End of Life for ASP Classic Sites


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 ...


Over the last 18 months ''blogs'' have been the big buzz word. So what goes into a blog and how can it help your company? 

Read it? Ok - so now you know keeping your website up to date is important to help our with your natural search engine results. It also demonstrates to your customers that your business is a professional and well run company. Have you ever visited a website that was 2 years out of date? Did you think it was a professional company?

But how does a blog fit in with this?

Let's first define what a blog is.

Wikipedia (which is a web based encyclopaedia - says:

"A blog is a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. "

So if you were a law firm for example: two of your lawyers could post a blog every 2 - 3 days with a commentary on local decisions handed down in court, changes in the law and perhaps a personal insight on some of the cases they may be working on. Obviously you would need to ensure client confidentially - but this is a classic case (pardon the pun) of a how a blog would work well.

How can blogs help your company?

  • Search Engines, such as Google, like websites that are constantly kept up to date. This will boost your position in any search made through them (read our article on Trent's top 5 search engine tips here)
  • A blog encourages people to return to your site more often. If your blog is really popular and well written - people may return to your site 2 - 3 times a week to read a particular opinion. This also makes great email marketing - read more about email marketing here.

What to consider before implementing blogs

  • A blog by definition is written in first person and as such is not meant to replace good marketing copy. If you are thinking about having blogs on your site you will need to consider how they may reflect the professionalism of your company.
  • Offsite blogs such as provide a valuable source of inbound links, which may help your company out. Read how inbound links help your website here.