This edition of website.world news has lots of excellent news and updates.
In January 2017, Google Chrome will be making an update to their web browser to mark all non HTTPS websites as "insecure" as a small message in the address bar.
We have been working hard to upgrade all premium hosting customers to HTTPS hosting for free. If you are not on a premium hosting plan ($40+/month), you should upgrade, especially if you have eCommerce or a form collecting customer data on your website, or even an inquiry form.
Even if you are on the right web hosting plan, you need to check your website is ready for the automatic SSL upgrade on December 1st this year, by ensuring your website does not contain any insecure 3rd party plugins.
For just $100 excl gst, we will use all our specialist SEO skills to improve your ranking in google.
Offer expires December 15th.
Great photography wins again. Designed by our in house designer Andrew.
And this website was upgraded by Albie, our other in house web designer. The customer had provided a 3rd party template from another platform, and Albie made the template really shine in our CMS platform.
For those who currently use NZ Post or Courier Post services, you can now use eShip to speed up your label printing and requesting courier pickups.
All links in the CMS are now running in secure HTTPS mode. Please take note of the new POS links if you currently have the old ones bookmarked. Due to the HTTPS upgrade, some old HTTP content won't be loaded.. Please let us know asap if you find any errors or omissions in our CMS.
To circumvent phishing scams, and also to prevent search engines indexing your trial websites, we now hide trial website links after about 1 hour of inactivity in the CMS. You can still share your links with friends, but they will need to click the link quickly, or miss out on seeing your great work. Do not worry if you can't see your trial website, it has not been deleted. You can login to the CMS and restore your trial link instantly.
There are professional web designers all over New Zealand, and the World, who can help you customize your website design. Our in house team can offer a tidy up of your website for just $100+GST. Or contact any of our listed web designer for a full website design or makeover quote. No matter who you use for your website design, your website remains powered by our awesome content management system, so you can easily make updates to your website long term.
Social media is a fabulous way to get the word out about your business, but the majority of what you post should not be related to your business. Instead it needs to be ‘social’ in a way and engage and entertain your audience. Finding great content can be tricky, which is why many businesses create their content to share on Facebook and other social media sites. But if you are not feeling creative, here are 9 places where you can find ideas for your Facebook or Twitter pages.
Everybody wants to be found by search engines, but many of us are not clear on how it all actually works. How does Google choose which websites to show first? Why is my competitor’s website coming before mine even though we sell the same products? It all has to do with how your website is ranked. Let’s delve deeper into what website rank actually means.
Continuing our 100% published content up time winning streak.
CMS Uptime 99.95%, we'll try and do better.
Uptime stats provided by Pingdom.com
If you require personalised training, please contact one of our consultants, who are based all over. Several consultants also provide over the phone and web based training at a scheduled time.
We would encourage all customers to get at least one hour of training at the early stages of building their website, and one more review prior to going live, just to give your website that professional critique, and quick tidy up of the rough bits.
Training topics include:
How to use website builder and shopping cart
How to design websites
How to crop and tidy up photos
How to optimise to get your website higher on google and other search engines
How to setup a facebook page, or other social media account
How to send newsletters
How to use any other feature we offer.
Caching speeds up your computer, but it also causes confusion when viewing changes to your website. Every web master needs to become familiar with this concept. Almost a third of all our support tickets relate to mis understandings about caching. We can't change the nature of the internet, we only educate.
We have teamed up with the awesome ISP's to offer you some great broadband options. If you have become disgruntled with your current isp, now is the time to get a great bundled broadband offering, including the following ISPs
Do you need an 0800 number for your business? We think 2talk provide a really awesome service, and it's who we use. For example, you have an 0800 number call your landline first, then your mobile, then your 2IC's mobile to ensure that somone will take the call. Their rates are cheap, and all the value added services can be managed via a web page control panel, so you don't need to wait on hold for any call centers. You can manage your lines fully yourself.
Did you know that if you refer a friend to use our awesome website builder service, you get a 25% discount off your hosting? If you refer 4 friends, then you will essentially get your web hosting for free! Not only that, but your friends will also get their 2nd month web hosting absolutely free. That's a nice little encouragement for them to check our service out and gives us the opportunity to setup your discount. Both discounts apply for your 2nd and subsequent websites also. It doesn't matter if it is yours, a friend, family or a stranger. Discounts begin once both websites are live. Please make sure you or your friend communicates the referral at the earliest opportunity.
We have an awesome new offer for web designers and awesome business networkers. We can setup any web designer who is interested with all they need to get started as a web designer at no cost:
There are several places you can find answers to questions about how to build your website and add features (which, there are a lot of) and its free for you to look:
http://word2cleanhtml.com - Cleans word docs for CMS Editor
GoogleFonts - Online Web Fonts
http://pinterest.com/ - A social networking Pin Board
http://pixlr.com/ - online photo editor
http://www.photoshop.com - online photo editor
http://www.jotform.com/ - online form builder
www.needanerd.co.nz - NZ Wide IT Nerds
www.geeksonwheels.co.nz - NZ Wide IT Geeks
https://www.pexels.com/ - Free Stock Photos
www.ninite.com - absolutely the best way to install new software on a new computer
www.2talk.co.nz - cheaper VOIP calling and 0800 incoming call routing
All those links and more at our new toolbox page:
Here's a selection of some of our recent Go Lives.
Posted: Tue 22 Nov 2016