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Setting the foundations of local SEO for your business

Setting the foundations of local SEO for your business

Written on 25 April, 2016 by James Baylis

There's a huge difference between search engine optimisation (SEO) and local SEO. SEO focuses on global searches whereas local SEO hones in on nationwide and city-level queries. For local businesses and startups in the Sydney or Melbourne region, you'll almost always want to start with local SEO if the bulk… Read more

Categories: Search Engine Optimisation, Small Business | Tagged: seo, local seo, search engine optimisation, local business
How to pick an SEO-friendly (and marketable) domain

How to pick an SEO-friendly (and marketable) domain

Written on 18 April, 2016 by Lisa Shannahan

15 years ago, choosing a domain name was as simple as picking a name you liked and buying it. Today there are more than 1 billion websites and the pool of available domain names is ever dwindling. Then there's the issue of online marketing and the ability to choose a… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tagged: domain names, online marketing, seo
Social media marketing - go organic or pay to promote?

Social media marketing - go organic or pay to promote?

Written on 11 April, 2016 by Verity Meagher

With more than 60% of the entire Australian population using social media, it's become one the best places for local businesses to reach their target market. This can clearly been seen by the rapid adoption of social media by small, medium and large Australian businesses. There's no question that social… Read more

Categories: Social Media | Tagged: social media, marketing, online marketing
3 web design mistakes that cost you money

3 web design mistakes that cost you money

Written on 4 April, 2016 by James Baylis

A website today is considered a direct reflection of how a business operates, with 57% of online shoppers saying they would not recommend a website to a friend that is poorly designed for mobiles. Combine this with the fact that 50% of all Australians now use the Internet to shop… Read more

Categories: Web Design & Content | Tagged: online business, web design
7 website-optimisation tools you can

7 website-optimisation tools you can’t live without

Written on 21 March, 2016 by Verity Meagher

Wish your website performed better in search engine rankings? Worried you're losing out to your competitors? Find out how you could improve your return on investment online and make your website a more valuable asset with a little help from some top website-optimisation tools. 1. WordStreamIf you're not sure what… Read more

Categories: Web Design & Content | Tagged: web design
5 mistakes to avoid when designing a website

5 mistakes to avoid when designing a website

Written on 7 March, 2016 by Lisa Shannahan

As a small business owner today, your website is not only likely to be the first point of contact with customers, it should also be the lynchpin of your marketing and branding strategy. To maximise your potential, it’s pivotal you create a great user experience through your website design. Discover… Read more

Categories: Web Design & Content | Tagged: web design, online marketing, marketing
Happy 1st birthday, .sydney!

Happy 1st birthday, .sydney!

Written on 25 February, 2016 by Katharine Gray

A year ago, the .sydney extension became available as a new variety of generic top-level domain (gTLD), giving businesses the opportunity to swap generic extensions such as .net and .com.au for more localised varieties. To celebrate this milestone, Netregistry is currently offering a 30% discount on .sydney domain names. †… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tagged: domain names
Domain registration vs web hosting: What’s the difference?

Domain registration vs web hosting: What’s the difference?

Written on 23 February, 2016 by James Baylis

Two things are vital when setting up a website: a domain name and hosting. As they often come as a package deal, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two, but they are quite separate things. What is domain registration? A domain name is the URL or… Read more

Categories: Domains, Web Hosting | Tagged: domain names, web hosting, online business, small business
Grow your business by choosing the right web hosting service

Grow your business by choosing the right web hosting service

Written on 10 February, 2016 by Verity Meagher

Your website is an important part of your business and its growth. Done properly, it can help you become bigger and more successful. Done poorly, you'll find it a constant source of headaches and problems that hold you back or cause permanent damage to your reputation. Flexibility lets you expandWhen… Read more

Categories: Web Hosting | Tagged: web hosting, online business, online marketing
Web Hosting 101

Web Hosting 101

Written on 11 January, 2016 by Karen Lam

When you set up a website, there are two vital steps you need to take to get started: registering your domain and organising hosting. Getting these two things right in the first instance can make your online journey a lot smoother. Here are a few things to look out for… Read more

Categories: Web Hosting | Tagged: small business, online business, web hosting