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Is Your Website Too Slow For Google?

Your website might look great but is it too slow to rank well? Google are putting more and more emphasis on ranking pages higher if they are fast, responsive and easy to use. Don’t be left behind!

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Turn Bad Google Reviews into Good Publicity

There is no getting away from reviews, but how can you deal with negative reviews and try to turn bad reviews into a positive piece of content? Dealing with bad reviews is much easier than you may think!

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Is it time to hire a Personal Assistant?

Many business owners eventually hire a Personal Assistant. There are so many tasks to complete in any given day and having someone to help you can free up more time, get more done and alleviate at least a marginal amount of stress!

Bay of Islands Travel Guide website design

Have your rankings dropped after redesigning your website?

When redesigning a website, it is important to consider the website structure of the old web pages to ensure that the website doesn’t lose rank on Google after it is relaunched. When we redesigned the Bay of Islands Travel Guide, we had to make sure that this wasn’t a problem.

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How LinkedIn Can Drive your Business

Lead generation can cost hundreds of dollars, but there is a new tool; LinkedIn. Creating and nurturing good quality leads is pivotal to success. The higher the value of a product or service, the more important, and more costly, that nurturing good leads becomes.

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Shopping Cart Abandonment – How to Stop It

The issue of abandoned carts is increasing. Why? What are the reasons behind the increase in abandoned carts and what does it mean for abandoned cart solutions? Studies have shown that the way carts are being used is changing, and so is best practice for preventing lost sales.

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Engage Website Visitors In Under 30 Seconds

In a world of ever-screaming marketing noise, grabbing attention and holding it is incredibly hard. How can you possibly be heard above the general background noise of marketing? In creating a coherent, holistic marketing strategy, you can grab that attention in just 30 seconds.

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How to turn website leads into sales

Converting leads is the key to profitability. A slight increase in lead conversion can have huge increase in profitability. How can you make sure that time and money are not wasted pursuing poor quality leads, make sure that good quality leads are engaged and converted?

buyer personas

How Buyer Personas help your website

Buyer Personas are a vital way to streamline your content strategy, enabling you to really understand the buying cycle, the attractions and the pitfalls in your website and content design. A guide in how to use buying personas effectively to drive website content.

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2015 NZ Internet Trends

Reports show that internationally, internet trends in 2015 have shown integration of mobile devices as access points to the internet. In New Zealand, 2015’s internet trends have followed suit. How else are people using the internet now? What new trends have come to light in 2015 and how can they enhance your internet marketing?

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Staying the Right Side of New Zealand Email Marketing Law

New Zealand’s Email Marketing Laws are clearly set out in the 2007 Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act. What is included in the Act, and where does this leave email marketers when considering best practice and the law for email marketing in New Zealand?

upselling online

How to Up-Sell Visitors to your Ecommerce Website

Tips for up-selling and designing an upselling strategy. Upselling is a vital part of a profitable business plan. Upselling is not new in traditional marketing and sales, but how can it be used to maximise profit and build lasting businesses relationships online?

Should you be self employed?

Should you be Self Employed? (A guide to the advantages and pitfalls)

The decision to turn self-employed is the biggest decision of almost any career; is the reality as good as the dream? How rewarding is turning self-employed in New Zealand? What are the pros and cons of becoming a contractor in New Zealand?

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Energise Web Acquires Bizlinks Developments Ltd

In May 2015, Energise Web acquired Bizlinks Developments. Bizlinks was a successful small website design business in Auckland and is now a division of Energise Web.

what is content marketing

What is Content Marketing?

What is content marketing and how do you create an effective content marketing strategy? This article looks at the definition of content marketing and how to create evolving content marketing plans that can be the difference between becoming a trusted brand and getting lost in the wilderness.

mobile friendly websites

Take Advantage of Google’s Mobile Friendly Website Preference

Under Google’s ever-evolving page ranking algorithms, from April 2015, web pages that are not mobile friendly will be penalised. What does the Google mobile friendly announcement say, and what does it mean for mobile friendly web design in terms of Google ranking factors.

SEO Guarantees

Why SEO Guarantees are Dangerous

While SEO Guarantees may sound great, they are not they worth as much as you think and may damage your rankings long term! What are the alternatives to offering a Page Rank Guarantee for SEO projects?

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How to increase customer loyalty in an online world

Building customer loyalty online means building profitability. How can you increase customer loyalty in an online world of free information and comparison? There is a wealth of opportunity to increase customer loyalty, and it doesn’t cost the earth.

What are the best colours for websites

Colour psychology on your website

Heard of colour psychology? Far from being a new science, the colours used on a website can have a surprising effect on its use. Colour as a sales tool? Sounds far-fetched, but the colour of your website could have a significant influence in its success.

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How to improve conversion rates on your website

How do you turn traffic into business? Improving conversion rates is essential to any growing business. But how can a website increase conversion rates sustainably? Providing more value per click and more business from a site visit?

how much is your web design business worth?

How much is your web business worth?

If you have a web design business, an SEO company or some other internet-based business and you’re looking to move into another direction, how can you work out what your business is worth? You may have worked for years building your company and when it’s time to move on, you want to make sure that you get a fair price.

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How bad SEO companies can ruin your rankings [case study]

Aero Pets transport dogs and cats overseas. They can look after pets while the owners travel and arrange all vet checks, flights and export papers.

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Public Speaking: How to prepare for a 10 minute talk about your business

For most people, public speaking is right up there with heights, spiders and death as one of the greatest fears we have. In fact, it is commonly held to be our number one fear. However, preparing for a 10 minute talk about your business is really no different to preparing for a one on one sales meeting.

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Features & Benefits: Sell the Sizzle, Not the Sausage!

Selling the sizzle and not the sausage is the best way to differentiate yourself from a business that is just selling a “thing”. Read on to find out more!

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