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Using Humour To Liven Up Your Website

Posted in Internet by on August 25th, 2014

People love to laugh. Adding humour to your website is a great way to engage with visitors. It can be a very effective way of strengthening interactions with your brand, by giving you the ability to create a memorable experience out of a routine site visit. You will gain the advantage of standing out amongst… read more

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Generate Website Traffic And Links Using Online Competitions

Posted in Internet by on May 26th, 2014

Getting people to visit your website is all about offering them something – of course you can offer whatever product or service you sell, but another way to stand out from the crowd is by creating a competition. This achieves a number of important marketing goals, and the cost of the prize can easily be… read more

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Boost Results With Business Coaching

Posted in General by on May 5th, 2014

Many businesses do not reach their potential because they’re not getting the right advice at the right time. An external business coach or mentor can act as an impartial third party that will find a business’ weak points and identify areas of opportunity. They will often bring in fresh ideas and expertise that can reinvigorate… read more

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Getting Your Website Ready For 2014

Posted in Internet by on February 4th, 2014

The start of the year is always a great time to take stock of your website and see what improvements and updates need to be made. The web is an ever-changing place, it can be easy to get left behind just by allowing your website to merely pass in terms of functionality. To ensure everything… read more

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To Update Or Not To Update

Posted in Internet by on January 16th, 2014

The start of the new year brings a host of new updates to established software and firmware. With the prevalence of downloadable content (DLC) it’s now par for the course that whatever you buy or use will continue to be updated for free, whether it’s for tablet, computer or smartphone. However some would argue that… read more

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Top Firefox Add-ons For 2013

Posted in Internet by on December 20th, 2013

The Firefox browser is exceptionally popular, and one of the reasons is its friendliness for developers and coders. As a result there’s a huge range of Add-ons designed to add functionality, improve performance or simply make the browser a little bit nicer to use. Every year a huge number of new additions are released, but… read more

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Creating An Online Portfolio

Posted in Internet by on December 4th, 2013

For businesses  or individuals offering a service online, a portfolio is a valuable advertising tool and an important addition to their website. Presenting your previous experience in a clear and professional way is essential to inspiring confidence, and hosting it online means that potential clients from across the globe can be exposed to your body… read more

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Maximise Your Mobile Data Allowances

Posted in Internet by on August 3rd, 2013

Most smartphone users in New Zealand will have a monthly data allowance of somewhere between 500MB and 1GB depending on your phone plan. This can go a long way in terms of basic email and search functions, but most of us would like to be able to have a bit more fun and enjoy the… read more

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Call To Action Buttons

Posted in Internet by on July 29th, 2013

Every website needs what is known as a call to action – something that helps to convert your web audience from passive viewer to active consumer. Many times this is a button or link that directs them to where they can purchase a product or service, but it can be more subtle and simply point… read more

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Tools To Manage Social Media Accounts

Posted in Marketing by on May 28th, 2013

Most of us can handle a Facebook or Twitter account, but what about five? For many internet marketers, managing several if not dozens of social media accounts is the reality of their job. Keeping consistent updates, striking the right tone and voice, replying to interactions and encouraging shares across multiple profiles is a tricky business,… read more

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Construct Your Own News Feed With RSS Readers

Posted in Internet by on May 28th, 2013

RSS has been around for a while – so long in fact that to some it’s considered “old tech”. It’s a way of subscribing to different content feeds such as blogs, Twitters and websites and compiling all the updates into one easy place, usually provided by an RSS reader. This makes it perfect for those… read more

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Mini Mobile Browsers

Posted in Internet by on April 9th, 2013

Although many have moved on to smartphones, there is still a loyal contingent of feature phone users who find the old-style handsets meet all of their current needs. However, with most phone plans now offering some kind of data allowance, one smartphone-esque feature that many older mobiles can still use is mini web browsing. On… read more

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Chrome Now The King of NZ Browsers

Posted in Internet by on April 6th, 2013

Since the internet began, web browser dominance has almost exclusively belonged to Internet Explorer. It makes a lot of sense, seeing as it comes pre-packaged with the Windows operating system and many computer users don’t realise there are other options available and simply use it as the default. However, over time challengers have emerged such… read more

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Create A Great Online Customer Experience

Posted in Internet by on April 3rd, 2013

These days an increasing number of businesses are extending or moving their sales practises to the online world. More and more people are using the internet to shop, and for some sectors it will soon be a key market to target. However, online salesmanship is a different breed to the physical variety. In most cases,… read more

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