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January 31, 2013

It’s a New Year, and time to take stock of what’s available online to help market your business. Yes, it’s confusing and things change very quickly. So think of me as your web technology guide – I’m here to bounce ideas off and support you in your online endeavours. Lately, […]

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Some of the search engine optimisation results we’ve acheived for our web design clients

November 29, 2012

In this short video, I talk about search engine optimisation and some of the results I have achieved for my clients. As a web designer, I’m often asked if I ‘do SEO’. The short answer is yes. In fact, I’ve been doing SEO since before we had a name for […]

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Celebrant for You, Premium WordPress Theme set up case study

November 28, 2012

Celebrant for You is a new site for Suzanne Teague an Auckland marriage celebrant. Before contacting Web Matters, Suzanne had already decided on WordPress to run her website and had gotten as far as getting the hosting set up, WordPress installed and a WordPress theme purchased and installed. Things got […]

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Why ‘keeping it simple’ is sometimes the right decision for your website

June 27, 2012

As business owners we have to weigh up the choices we make about our marketing budgets. Getting a return on the advertising dollar is all important in these tough financial times. So as a small business, can you justify spending 8-10K on a website? Well it depends on what you […]

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Some of the bloggers we’ve been working with recently

June 20, 2012

A large part of our work is helping WordPress bloggers with their websites. Sometimes they just need an hour or two of our time to get a few things sorted. Sometimes we start from scratch with them and do the installation and set up of their WordPress theme and get […]

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Your New Year website check list – 20 essential checks you should make on your website for 2012

January 9, 2012

While you’ve been away on a break over the holiday period your website may well have hit a few snags – or you may have been so busy at the end of the year that a few things have been overlooked. The start of a New Year is an excellent time to run some quick checks of your website to make sure everything is in good working order.

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How to be prepared for an earthquake or other natural disaster

July 7, 2011

I originally wrote this blog the week following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. It was 11 days out from ‘quake day’, and we didn’t have power, running water or sewerage. Many people can’t begin to imagine what that must be like – and I was one of them. Back in […]

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Christchurch Earthquake Images (September 2010)

September 7, 2010

These are photos I took the morning of the earthquake and a couple of days later. They show the devastation to the inner city heritage buildings. It will take years for Christchurch to recover and we will very much be the worse off for losing some of our wonderful old […]

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How to import an RSS feed into WordPress that makes posts

July 6, 2010

For some time I’ve thought it would be pretty neat to be able to have an RSS feed imported into WordPress that would create posts with the URL of the blog doing the importing. I’d had a look around to see if there was something out there that would do […]

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Making the most of your email signature

March 24, 2010

Is your email signature letting you down? It would have to be one of the most overlooked marketing methods out there. Everyone knows to put contact details in their signature now, but that’s old hat.  To get your email signature really working over time for you, you need to personalise […]

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My review of NZ’s Party Political Websites

October 22, 2008

Back in September I was asked to write a review of New Zealand’s party political websites by Start Up – initially National and Labour and then the minor parties. The series is now live on the NZ Herald website. It was an interesting topic to write about, and I’d suggest […]

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Registering an NZ Domain Name

July 30, 2008

Many web development companies will register your domain name on your behalf as part of the web service (if they do make sure you are listed as the Registrant – otherwise you won’t have any legal rights to the domain name). Alternatively, it is quite straight forward to register it […]

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