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Getting a new .nz domain name

.nz Domain Names Are Here! Make sure you protect your business name. You may have heard on the radio recently, but the biggest change in NZ domain name registration is happening tonight! From the 1st October, the domain .nz is available for purchase. This change is...

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The Recipe To SEO Success

I love using the website visual.ly to find useful infographics.  Here is a great one on the ingredients to making your website a SEO success. Contact me if you wish to find out more detail around how to boost your rankings. Explore more infographics like this one on...

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4 Tips For SEO Friendly Web Design

When building a new website or considering your next web design project, there are certain factors that you should keep in mind in order to help your website rank better in Search Engine Results Pages (SERP's).  Fancy website design may look the business, but it might...

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New Google Local Carousel

I had heard the rumours but today I found the 1st example of the Google Local Carousel (previously called Google Places for Business) appearing in New Zealand search results. Do you know what I am talking about? If you searched for a certain term + a location, you...

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How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

As Google aims to rank websites based on their usability and experience, one of the important factors that Google considers is page download speed. Consider your own search experience... Ever clicked on a search result only for the page to take too long to download?...

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Making Google Analytics Simple

When you are a small or medium business owner, the one thing you want is for things to be simple. Let's face it, as a business owner, you tend to have more going on than the employee who works for a large corporate where their main focus is to spend all day working...

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