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The Evolution of Social Media: How It All Started

A life without social media is unimaginable for many. But there is a lot more to it than Facebook, Twitter and Co. We have taken a look at the humble beginnings of social media and how we got to where we are today.

Website Fonts

How to choose the right font for your website

First impressions often determine the outcome of a situation, and your appearance plays a vital part in creating your image. Most people wouldn’t wear pyjamas to a job interview as it clearly sends the wrong message. The same can be said about website fonts. Whether you get your message across or not can highly depend on how viewers perceive what you present.

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How are Kiwis using the internet?

More than 90 per cent of Kiwis are using the internet on a regular basis. From online shopping and video streaming to social networking and ecommerce, surfing the web has never been so popular. And numbers continue to rise, especially since the world got stuck in a global pandemic.

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The Biggest Challenges Freelancers Face on a Daily Basis

Freelancers have a key role in almost every industry. However, freelancers cope with a unique set of problems in their working lifestyle. Get to know the prevalent issues in their field and how you can solve them.

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Get ready for the new Privacy Act

From December 2020 onwards, new amendments to the Privacy Act come into force to ensure personal information is kept safe in the light of technological and global trading developments. Find out what this means for your business.

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Where To Find Free Stock Photos

The images you are using on your website or social media account can influence if and how your audience will engage with you, if they take a closer look at what you have to offer and even impact their decision whether or not to do business with you. We have compiled a list of the most popular free stock image websites that are bound to help you spruce up your online looks.

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Why you might be losing website visitors

Poor design, misleading information, and the lack of compatibility for mobile phones are only some of the reasons why online users don’t spend a lot of time on a website. Find out what other faux pas you should avoid if you want to capture your audience long enough to get your point across.

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Coping After Covid – Get Your Business Going Again!

Lockdown has been tough for many businesses. How quickly your business gets going again will have a lot to do with how much planning you put into your marketing. Take some time to work on your business and you’ll be too busy to work in it!

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How To Use Chatbots For Your Business

Artificial intelligence software such as chatbots can be a valuable addition to your business. By automating processes such as customer service, chatbots can be incredibly useful to save manpower, time and money and also increase brand loyalty.

Action Web Design Waipu

Energise Acquires Action Web Design

With my usual impeccable timing, I’ve just taken over a small web design agency with a long history, based in Waipu in Northland. The handover was mere days after the lockdown came into effect. In her own words, Jan Malone tells her story of computer programming back in the 1970s before starting Action Web in the “Wild West” days of the internet.  

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Business Survival Guide To COVID-19

This is a guide for businesses to surviving COVID-19. We hope that it will be of use to you. Please let us know if there is any way that we can improve it.

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How to Create a Killer “About Us” Page

The “About Us” page is about you and your brand. Show how unique you are and why your brand’s message is worth the attention of your audience

Google and GST

GST on Google Ads & the “Amazon Tax”

Starting in October 2019, international companies like Amazon will have to register with IRD and collect GST from Kiwis at the point of sale.

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Vodafone Stop Domain, Email & Web Hosting Services

Vodafone are shutting web, email and domain hosting services as of 28th February 2019. We explain what this means for you and your business.

SEO Designer

Why use an SEO web designer

This post will explore how an SEO approach to web design can benefit your marketing efforts from the design stage onwards

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How to avoid online scams

Scams only have one goal: To get your money. Unfortunately scams have become a lot trickier to spot over the years. Find out how to keep yourself safe.

Privacy Policy

What is the GDPR and how will it affect NZ businesses?

Floods of emails in recently touting business’s privacy policy updates? It’s the GDPR. What is GDPR & how will it impact your business here in New Zealand?

Net Neutrality

Net neutrality changes: What does it mean for New Zealand?

Repealing the changes means that internet service providers are perfectly positioned to control bandwidth and internet speeds, favouring services that pay higher premiums or are owned by the internet providers themselves. But what does this actually mean for the everyday internet user?

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Secure website connections: making the move from HTTP to HTTPS

Before we explain why encryption is so important, we should examine what it actually means. Let’s break it down to its basic parts.
HTTPS stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure. Though it sounds complex, it’s quite simple.

IoT

The future is knocking with the Internet of Things (IoT)

An estimated 8.4 billion devices are connected in 2017 and this number is expected to jump to 21 billion within five years. The future is already here.

Kid Coding

Coding and Kids

When a child understands how to code, they no longer have to accept technology as it is handed to them. They can understand how something works and adapt it to work for them.

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Benefits of Using Google Workspace

We can show you how to harness the full potential of Google Workspace, an intuitive set of applications that are not only easy to set up but simple to work with. Find out more…

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Protecting your WordPress Website from Malware Attacks

Much like a safe that is built to be opened, a Wordpress website (indeed any website) is vulnerable to attack because it is built to be accessed. However, there are ways that you can prevent malware from being installed on your Wordpress website. Read on to find out more…

What is Malware? Prevention & Cure

When visiting clients at their place of work, we often find that they have suspect software on their computers. It can be an extra toolbar, a “useful app” or annoying pop ups. They may seem innocent enough but what are they doing in the background? Find out more…

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