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We have together articles related to your website and web presence including tips and tricks to improve your digital footprint. Including articles about website design, digital marketing and getting the best from your web hosting platform.

Why use Australian Web Hosting?

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

Web hosting is an integral ingredient in making your website live. There are a lot of web hosting services available, but the decision about choosing the most suitable provider for your website is really a tough one. Ensure that you get a fast web hosting service along with the presence of other integral factors including increased load speed, security and local support.

What is Thin Content and why should we avoid it?

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

When an individual is looking for information on the internet, they want to find something that won’t just satisfy the need that they have, but will also add to their knowledge or information in one way or another.

Your Digital Footprint in our New Reality

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

A new reality of doing business is forcing us to take a long hard look at the way we do things.

In this new reality, your business is as real as your digital footprint.  Small businesses with no digital footprint are finding it hard to attract new customers. In addition, the lack of a digital footprint will reduce the rate of returning customers.

Do you know who is hosting your domain?

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

Financially, registering your domain can be the smallest investment you make as part of the process of getting online, but it is perhaps the most important. Your domain name is the primary point in your website.

Can you confidently say that you know where their domain is registered and how to access the related dashboard?

SEO Coach

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

Do you need a SEO Coach?

You have a great idea. You have setup your social media pages and a website. And now what? 

Currently there are millions of websites live on the internet. To achieve any ranking with the search engines relevant to your industry you need to ensure that the website and your social media pages are designed and developed within industry standards.

Three Types of Content to Dramatically Improve your Website

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

Have you just created your website and want to dramatically increase your traffic? There is definitely no short cut to it, but there are ways to increase your rankings through search engines to give your website more leverage than the others.

Why Google Reviews Are Important?

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

For businesses, it is becoming more important with every passing day to get Google reviews. Today, Google has become the foremost purpose of connection between a business and its clients.

Web Design – Brisbane small businesses are missing out

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

As a small business owner, you are aware that you should have a website. But how many small businesses take that next step and use a website which promotes their business? Not as many as you think.

Do I really need a website?

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

I have been asked many times, 'Do I really need a website?' My response is “Would you build your house on a piece of land you don’t own?”

Video Content Increases Page Rankings

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

Are you forgetting to offer your website users the best possible user experience with video content, and as a result missing out on valuable brownie points from Google algorithms?

Local Search - Topic 4: Negative Factors for Local Search

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

Negative Factors for Local Search

Today I am going to talk about the things you don’t do. These are not just things that won’t help. These are things that will bring you down in local search. Search engines will actually penalise you for doing these things.

Local Search - Topic 3: Local Organic Search Factors

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

Local Organic Search Factors

Today I am going to talk about the factors that affect your local organic search. Organic search is simply when someone puts a search term into a search engine and the results come up. It is not paid advertising nor the local pack (the top 3 that appear directly under the search bar), but the general results.

Local Search - Topic 1: Overall Local Search Factors

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

Overall Local Search Factors

Welcome to the first video in this series on the topic of Local Search. In today’s video, I will describe the eight factors that SEO experts agree are the most important when optimising for organic local search. When ‘deciding’ which results to display, search engines receive ‘signals’ about your business from wherever your business is mentioned on the internet.

Website Redesign. Doesn't need to be too hard.

Written by Margaret Shakibaie

Are you on your second or third website, and still not happy?

You are not alone. It is estimated that most business have 3 – 4 websites before they are comfortable with their web presence. This is often because of a number of reasons, including

Other people's business cards? Optimise your Networking Dollar

Written by Margaret Shakibaie
You go to many networking events, and collect lots of business cards. But what happens then? They sit on your desk in a pile and grow and grow.

Eventually you forget where you met the person, what they look like and value you could add to each other persons business. A few specific people stand out but the rest just gather dust on your desk. And that valuable networking dollar is wasted.