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How to approach getting links to your site from other sites

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Getting good quality links to your website is critical for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). But how do you go about finding good quality links, as well as actually securing them from the relevant site owner? Some guides: Getting a link from a site that has nothing to do with your industry or ...

Taking Online Credit Card Payments

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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 ...

Why you shouldn't launch a website on a Friday

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  You've finished your website, and now you are keen to get it online – however it’s noon on a Friday.  Unless you've got a major advertising blitz planned for the weekend (in which case your site should have been live earlier) it is recommended that you wait until Monday to send it live. Why? Sometimes we ...

Why Use TMD for your email Marketing

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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 ...

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 ...

Flash is dead, long live HTML5.

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One of the web’s most oldest (and surviving) plugins "Flash" is officially being retired by Adobe in 2020.  Flash has been on the way out for the past few years, as browsers (such as Chrome, IE) are disabling Flash. What was Flash used for?   Flash in it’s heyday was heavily used ...

Email Marketing Gets Results!

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Email marketing - its powerful, generates sales and is very cost effective.  Yet not many businesses are taking advantage of one of the most powerful tools they already have - their existing clients, and marketing to them via email. With email marketing you can personalise each email ("Dear Fred"), highlight new ...

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

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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 ...

Google Maps Listings

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A Google Maps Local Business Centre Listing is another way for your business to appear in Google's search results, and an additional way to drive potential customers to your website. An example of this is: To add a listing to Google Maps: The process begins with actually creating your business listing with Google ...

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 ...

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 ...

Importance of Google Reviews

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It’s a given these days that consumers (or clients) turn to a search engine such as Google to find out about a product or service they are after.  However once this consumer has short listed what they want (or who they want to use) the next step is they usually ...

Humanity Check

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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 ...

Outlook Aliases

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If you use outlook, you may have noticed when you receive an email, rather than seeing a person's email address you see a name instead. This is because Outlook 'hides' the email and replaces it with the person's name. This is normally not an issue. However, when your web developer builds ...

"Find and Replace" Can be a Bad Idea

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  Every now and then we get a request asking for us to change all instances of text on a website from “text a” to “text b”, e.g. “can you change our phone number from (07) 2222 2222 to (07) 3333 3333”. This sounds very easy to achieve with a “find and ...

Help, Answers and Advice about your Web Site

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 ...

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.  ...

Why do smaller images look less sharp on the web?

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When you resize a photo smaller, your photo editor (we used Industry standard Photoshop) will need to remove pixels from the image. (smaller images, contain less pixels). During this “removal” of pixels,  Photoshop is trying to figure out how to best remove pixels, and reassemble the edges in the image.  As ...

Handy Email Marketing Checklist

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  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 ...

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 ...

Web Fonts

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A lot of progress has been made in the past few years, in regards to getting fonts to display on your website.  In the past we were limited to either using “standard fonts” (e.g. Arial, Verdana) for all text, or embedding text inside a graphic or flash file (which is ...

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

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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 ...