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What is better? .COM vs .COM.AU Domain Names

What is better? .COM vs .COM.AU Domain Names I am often asked which is better, a dot-com or a dot-com-dot-au domain name. There are several things to consider when deciding which is best for you and your business. .COM Domain ...
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Facebook or Instagram – Which is Best for My Business?

Facebook or Instagram - Which is Best for My Business? If you plan to market your business via social media, it is important to know where to spend the majority of your time and effort. Today, the 2 big players ...
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SEO Tips – Don’t fall for an SEO scam

SEO Tips - Don't fall for an SEO scam And now for some SEO tips... SEO is an acronym for "search engine optimisation" or "search engine optimiser". A decent website design will include SEO as part of the building process ...
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Why do people ask you to copy & paste a Facebook posts rather than sharing?

Why do people ask you to copy & paste Facebook posts rather than sharing? If you use Facebook, then you will have seen these posts which end with "copy & paste, don't share". Usually they relate to something that tugs ...
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what is the point of clickbait

Clickbait is a pejorative term describing web content that is aimed at generating online advertising revenue, especially at the expense of quality or accuracy, relying on sensationalist headlines or eye-catching thumbnail pictures to attract click-through and to encourage forwarding of ...
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Do You Need a Dedicated IP for your Website? – Probably not.

Do You Need a Dedicated IP for your Website? The simple answer is, probably not. There are many things to consider when selecting website hosting options and one that I am often asked is "Do I need a dedicated IP ...
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Why I Hate One Page Websites

One page websites, yes or no? Please, don't be fooled into using  one page website design just because it is "trendy"! Although this trend is hot, it will quickly become a nightmare for you as it goes against all the ...
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Stop Videos Playing Automatically

Stop Videos Playing Automatically in a few simple steps. Does it drive you insane when videos in sidebars or embedded randomly through a site begin to play automatically? It is possible to save your sanity and download limit by preventing ...
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Hottest Technologies on the Web – June 2016

There is always something new in web design, and staying ahead of the latest technology trends is essential in the web design business. While most new trends will be of little use or interest to many clients, it is interesting ...
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Redesign of Web Site

Oak Web Design Adelaide Hills is pleased to launch the revamped, revised and totally re-beautified David Farmilo Horse Farrier website ...
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Nothing too small

It doesn't matter how small your initial idea is, it may grow. A great website does not need to be expensive. Done right, you can begin with a small, simple site, and add on features as your business grows. Call ...
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Deadly Click-Bait

Click-Bait is the term used for those annoying headlines that promise something amazing, but lack any substance when you follow the link. Examples include:
  • You will never look at ice-cream the same way again when you see this!
  • He ...
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20 Years on, what’s new in web design?

It’s no secret that I love web design! I fell deeply, head-over-heels in love with the internet 20 years ago and changed the course of my career in marketing to specialise in this new technological dream. It’s now 20 years ...
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Does My Website Look Big in This?

Does My Website Look Big in This? Responsive Websites Once upon a time, everyone had the same size computer screen.  Remember those big, heavy, box shaped things that sat on every desk?  Back then, web design was simple.  If the ...
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What are people saying about you?

Google Alerts Know what people are saying about you or your business anywhere on the web (or what they are saying about your competitors for that matter) by using Google Alerts. You can set up Google Alerts to keep tabs on ...
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spam!

Once the spam filters learn of a spammer they block them. But quite a lot of people have to suffer from their spam activity first. I remember Steven Fry on QI asking what the bulk of internet traffic was and the answer ...
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