Author: Greg Bellchambers

Why do I need to update WordPress?

Why do I need to update WordPress? When was the last time you updated WordPress? Years ago? Never? Well just like phone apps, your blue-screening-PC and your wardrobe, WordPress needs updating from time to time.  Of course if your fashion sense is circa 1992, nothing too bad is going to

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Change your passwords today: Heartbleed update

Security alert that impacts you   Over the last couple of days we have been following reports of a major vulnerability in Internet security known as the Heartbleed bug.  We believe this to be a serious risk that potentially impacts anyone who uses the Internet. We see this threat as

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Free Website Statistics

Every wondered how many visitors actually look at your site? Did you know you are eligible for free website traffic statistics if you are hosted through either Blue Platypus or Studiocoast? Just email us if you would like to turn your statistics on. If you are with another hosting provider,

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3 steps to a cohesive web strategy

Move from a “our website” mentality to “our web assets” Gone are the days that a simple website will put you on the cutting edge of web marketing. You need to be where your customers are and they could be anywhere out there in cyber-space. Take advantage of the many

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How to SEO your website For Free!

Those of you who know me personally, know that whenever possible, I like to offer small businesses (especially start-ups) real value and the opportunity to make your own website a success for no cost to you. So I am writing this article in response to my many sole trader clients

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Critical updates for your website

As technology changes, websites often stop working the way they were designed. As a website owner, it is wise to view your site regularly, on as many devices as possible (office PC, laptop, home PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad) and in as many browsers as possible to ensure it is still

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23 Experts Help You Master Blogging

Last day for 34%-off sale for Blogging Success Summit Join 23 experts (including Scott Monty, Brian Clark, Darren Rowse and experts from Sony, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s and Southwest Airlines) as they help you master blogging at Blogging Success Summit 2011. Fully online. Click here for sample class.

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Search Engine Optimisation frequently asked questions

How come I can’t find my site in Google? Google is a commercial business whose success stems from their ability to provide relevant results to their customers. What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)? What is black hat SEO? Black hat SEO is any search engine optimisation technique that tries to

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Internet usage by small businesses on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast City Council estimates that there are 54,089 businesses on the Gold Coast (Gold Coast City Council Office of the CEO, June 2008). Both the Gold Coast City Council and Commerce Queensland agreed that the vast majority of these are small businesses. As 49% of Australian small businesses do

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