Bios Life Slim launched in New Zealand

bios life slim nz

Bios Life Slim has been popular in the US for years but has only just been launched in New Zealand following successes in Australia. Unlike a lot of other diets plans or weight loss fads, I was impressed to see that this one has some actual science behind it. Bios Life Slim is even noted in the 2010 PHYSICIANS’ DESK REFERENCE as being beneficial for lowering cholesterol, heart disease and maintaining healthy body weight.

Facebook spams, scams and viruses

profile spy logo facebook scam

You remember the old saying, “Curiosity killed the cat”? In this case, it’s; “Curiosity spread a facebook scam to all my friends”! This is a dangerous facebook application that encourages users to sign up for expensive mobile services and to spam their friends with the same link that says it can show you a list of people who are visiting your profile. It even tries to get users to disable their ad-blocking software!

Should my email address be on my contact page?

website-contact-form

When planning your website it’s important to consider what details you want on your contact page. Of course, you want your phone number, probably your address, a map might be handy and your email address… right? Well, maybe not! It depends on how you do it and how you feel about email spam.

Boat dealer & broker websites

Boat dealers from Whangarei in the North Island to Wanaka in the South Island are already taking advantage of BOATS.co.nz to sell their stock. Boating professionals and can now list boats for sale on BOATS.co.nz and also update their own websites at the same time!

How to remove URL’s from Google

IE 404 error screen

If you find that Google is listing results for your website that are no longer valid, this may affect your search engine rankings and will certainly affect potential visitors to your website. This can arise due to a number of reasons and it’s best to sort them out before you end up with a stack of 404 errors in your website stats!

John Key in new YouTube video

NZ Prime Minister John Key in youtube video to promote napier

Prime Minister John Key has featured in a YouTube video to promote Napier’s 2011 Art Deco festival. In a jaw-droppingly fearless 7 minutes of non-stop banter, John chats with Australian tourist “Shaun Wayne”, played by comedian and Shane Warne lookalike, Peter Flaherty.

Firefox 4.0 review

Firefox 4.0 review

Hot on the heels of IE9 comes Firefox 4.0. At first appearances, it looks a lot like IE9, but a quick test reveals that there are many differences. I have to withdraw my comments about IE9 catching up with Firefox. Firefox 4 is yet another leap ahead in terms of user-friendly functionality.

England Rugby Football Union YouTube Fail (oops!)

England Grand Slam Video

In a glorious example of how the power of the internet can backfire, the England Rugby Football Union have been embarrassed by the release of a video on YouTube celebrating themselves as the “2011 Grand Slam Champions”. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen! (includes video)

Yazoom & TreatMe enter the ring

Yazoom and TreatMe enter the online discount, impulse shopping arena to compete with GrabOne and DailyDo. It’s unlikely that all these sites will survive so will Yazoom be able to capture enough subscribers with their expensive TV campaign or does TreatMe have the edge by having TradeMe’s backing? Is the massive cut in price worth the time for businesses or are these kinds of deals just helping them tread water?

Google conspiracy theory: Adwords bidding wars?

google panda algorithm update

The Google Farmer update has destroyed rankings, and therefore web traffic and advertising revenue for a large number of good quality websites that are now struggling to recover. Was it planned that way or just an unfortunate side-effect?