It’s 2019. How Can You Not Have a Website Yet?

2019 is here, and it’s hard to believe there are still small businesses who do not have a website. In fact, recent market research indicates that up to 50% of small businesses still do not have a website, despite the fact that most small business owners are aware of the importance of having an online…

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Get your website ready for 2019

2019 has arrived and as is the tradition, many of us have made resolutions to work on our lifestyle, business, fitness, money, etc. But what about your website? The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to review your website and make changes if required. Here are my tips for getting your website…

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privacy-policy

Should my website include a Privacy Policy?

This is a common question, and the simple answer is – yes. If you collect any customer or visitor information such as email addresses, contact details and/or credit card details, Australian privacy legislation now requires websites to include a Privacy Policy statement. Information collected could include: Email addresses Physical addresses Telephone numbers Credit card numbers,…

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Google and SSL – what you need to know

Google and SSL – what you need to know

Until recently, SSL certificates were mainly found on websites using e-commerce and/or collecting large amounts of personal information and credit card details. However in the last few years, changes by Google have made it necessary to consider SSL for even the simplest of sites.  In late 2014 Google announced that SSL was going to be…

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Image file types & their uses

There are a number of different image file types and it can be confusing knowing which file type to use in which situation. The following is a short explanation of the most common image file extensions and their uses. EPS – This is a vector-based file, which means that it features unlimited resolution – it can…

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Secure Your WordPress Website

5 Tips To Secure Your WordPress Website

WordPress is one of the best and most popular open-source content management system on the planet, however WordPress website security is a major concern to most developers and website owners. There are however some simple steps you can take to help keep your WordPress website secure and avoid a malicious attack on your website.

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5 Ways to Put Your Business Website to Work

5 Ways to Put Your Business Website to Work

The most important component of a company’s online strategy is its website. Unfortunately, many small businesses with great business ideas publish a website and then forget about it, even when promoting their products or services online. These five tips will help you maximise your website and ensure it is working for you 24/7. Regularly Update…

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stock photos

My favourite sources for free stock photos

Great images for blogging, websites and social media are an absolute must. If, like me, your photography skills leave something to be desired (we can’t all be great at everything right?), there are some great stock photos available for downloading free (and copyright free) images for both personal and commercial use. Check out my favourite…

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payment gateway

What is a Payment Gateway?

In simple terms, a payment gateway is a program that transmits an online customer’s credit card order to and from a bank or the merchant account provider. Wikipedia defines a payment gateway like this: “A payment gateway is an e-commerce application service provider service that authorizes credit card payments for e-businesses, online retailers, bricks and clicks,…

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Is it time to redesign your website?

Below is a list of some common signs it is time to consider a redesign. Your website is not mobile responsive This is a biggy. A responsive website changes its appearance and layout based on the size of the screen the website is displayed on. This can include larger text to accommodate smaller screens, and…

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