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What’s best – WooCommerce or Shopify?
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Why I Use WordPress to Build Websites
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Promoting your Conference or Event Online
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Why using HTTPS and SSL on your website matters
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Stripe is available in New Zealand – at long last!
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Periodic Website Maintenance : What do I do?
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Site speed test results – Pingdom vs Google why so different?
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Travel, Tour and Hotel Websites Geared for the Tourist Market
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eCommerce websites myths busted
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Search Personalisation – how this affects what you see in Google

What’s best – WooCommerce or Shopify?

Shopify and WooCommerce are both great choices that serve different purposes and audiences. Although you can do a lot with Shopify you’re more limited than you are with WooCommerce. The Cost Shopify is a subscription-based tool. The Basic, Professional, and Unlimited Shopify plans are priced at $29, $79, and $179 per month respectively. As you go for the higher plans, the commission charged per sale gets smaller. When you’ve got enough volume of sales, it makes more sense to go[…]

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Why I Use WordPress to Build Websites

WordPress is Open Source WordPress has more than a decade of development to look back on in which it has been tested on millions of websites and refined in the process. With thousands of talented, dedicated folks behind it, updates, fixes and improvements come at a steady pace. WordPress is Flexible and Extendable Flexibility allows me to build sites faster, meaning more of my time is focused on design and user experience rather than programming and debugging. The community has[…]

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Promoting your Conference or Event Online

Conference Promotion Online Events come in many different styles from small gatherings to large conferences. Maybe you just want to list upcoming events on your site, or perhaps you need the ability to register guests and sell tickets online. No matter what size event you’re organising, if you want to create a website to promote your forthcoming event or add event promotion and management features to your existing WordPress website, I can help you achieve your goals. My aim is[…]

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Why using HTTPS and SSL on your website matters

HTTPS and SSL – a brief overview Essentially, SSL establishes an encrypted link between the server where your website is hosted and your visitor’s web browser. This ensures that all data passed between the two remains private and secure. Google has been working hard on their objective of moving everyone to a more secure web. HTTPS is one of the measures to help keep your browsing safe and secure. HTTPS uses SSL. How can I tell if my website has[…]

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Stripe is available in New Zealand – at long last!

Up until recently the only major player in the simple-to-use and easy-to-set-up payment gateway systems in New Zealand was PayPal. But as-of this month, Stripe (which for a long time has been available in over 25 countries including Australia, the UK and the US) has finally become available in New Zealand. One of the reasons I prefer Stripe over PayPal is the seamless way it integrates so nicely into websites, and how easy it is for customers to use. Here’s[…]

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Periodic Website Maintenance : What do I do?

Web site maintenance is an integral part of updating and keeping your site working properly. Many people don’t realize the benefits of site maintenance, but having a good web developer update and maintain your site is something one should not only seriously consider, but DO! When a Site is Not Properly Maintained Without proper site updates and maintenance, your content gets old, your domain name may expire which means one day suddenly your site is just plain gone! Consider yourself[…]

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Site speed test results – Pingdom vs Google why so different?

It’s a good idea to check and make sure that your website is running as well as possible, and imperative that I do it for clients to ensure I’m doing the best I can for them, as part of the service I offer. But I find it frustrating how the differences in results from one checking tool to another can vary so wildly. Here are the Pingdom results of one of my client’s websites – mdel.co.nz: 100% – brillant. This[…]

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Travel, Tour and Hotel Websites Geared for the Tourist Market

Promote your travel or tour business online with a great website. Everyone loves having the chance to get away from it all. It’s a great time to be in the travel business. Business is booming for adventure getaways, specialty guidebooks, hostels, hotels, tour companies, travel agencies, and vacation rentals. You’ll want marketing elements that help tell your story, link to your social media profiles, and offer customer testimonials. You’ll need imagery and maps to help detail your travel getaways, a[…]

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eCommerce websites myths busted

Many companies and businesses are misinformed when it comes to creating and maintaining an eCommerce store. It’s not something to treat lightly – however it doesn’t have to be a nightmare for you either. Here are some common misconceptions about the eCommerce industry. eCommerce is passive income eCommerce is not for the lazy. Retail is not for weak. If you’re selling a digital product maybe you’ll get away with less work. But selling goods online can make for a work-intensive[…]

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Search Personalisation – how this affects what you see in Google

Personalised search is Google’s way of trying to give you the best results possible. While this is great for the average user, it does create a lot of confusion for people working on SEO. Years ago everyone saw exactly the same search results. Today no-one sees exactly the same search results. Everyone gets a personalised experience to some degree, even in private browsing windows. The reason behind this is that Google wants to give the user the most relevant results.[…]

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