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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? ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

Importance of setting proper title, meta descriptions and seo urls

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For years we've spoken about how important Search Engine Optimisation is for the vast majority of websites. However when looking at a page, what does Google find important? Title tag.  The title tag is what appears in the "tab" name at the top of the browser. The Heading 1 tag (this is ...

How to build links to your website.

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The world wide web consists entirely of a huge collection of links. Hooking into this global network, although challenging, is an important task that is often over looked by website owners. Getting other websites to link to yours has two distinct benefits: 1. Helps get people to your website 2. Can boost your page rank ...

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 ...

What to do about a bad google review.

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We’ve discussed previously how important getting good Google Reviews are ... However what happens if you get a negative or a fake review. Regardless if the review is negative or fake – it’s critical to respond in a calm and professional manner. If you cannot to do this, it is better ...

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 ...

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 ...

Connect Facebook or Instagram to your Website

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  To connect your instagram photos, or facebook content to your website, follow the following steps Step 1 - make sure you have a facebook page for your business. Step 2 - Connect your “facebook page” to your “Instagram” account.  Note if you don't want to stream photos from your instagram account, you can skip ...

How to: Embed You Tube Video

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

Help, Answers and Advice about your Web Site

Creating Good Meta Descriptions and Titles

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Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the process / methodology of "optimising" your website to increase visibility within Google.  A good meta description and a good title are a critical piece of the puzzle when optimising your website.  What is a meta description? A meta description is an invisible "tag" that provides an accurate ...

How Remarketing can help your business

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Remarketing allows you to show advertising to people who have visited your website in the past. This normally takes the form of Banner or Text based Ads, and if you are using Google AdWords, are displayed on websites signed up to Google’s Display network. How this works: A User visits your website.  ...

Importance of setting proper title, meta descriptions and seo urls

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For years we've spoken about how important Search Engine Optimisation is for the vast majority of websites. However when looking at a page, what does Google find important? Title tag.  The title tag is what appears in the "tab" name at the top of the browser. The Heading 1 tag (this is ...

eMatters payment gateway shutdown

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The eMatters Payment Gateway is closing down on the 30th of June, and if your account is being migrated to eWay - here is a roadmap of how this will occur (please note that this Roadmap, has been sent to eWay for confirmation and approval. If at any stage, this ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...