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Do You Need a Copyright Notice on Your Website?

At the beginning of each year, one of the regular website tasks is to update your copyright notice in your footer. But what is a copyright notice, and why do you need one on your small business website? Websites & Copyright Law in Australia I need to kick this...

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Fixit Friday: 7 Five-Minute Website Fixes

2020 has been a cow of a year for the world, and most small business owners are finding they are tired, frazzled and aching for a few days of downtime over the Christmas break. But, unless you are the Cookie Monster or suffering severe lockdown compensation...

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Reflections on 2020

One summer Christmas holiday, when I was as thin as spaghetti and a head taller than every other girl in my primary school, I was given a Tether Tennis set. What is Tether Tennis (also known as Totem Tennis or Swingball)? Imagine a green metal stake about the...

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Does Your Website Have a Padlock?

Take a look at the URL of your small business website in your browser. Does it show a little padlock icon (that has more than a passing resemblance to a handbag) next to the URL of the website? That little padlock shows that you have an SSL or Secure Socket Layer...

Does your website have a padlock

Time to Delete Social Share Buttons on Your Website?

Technology changes direction faster than a kid trying to choose a flavour in an ice-cream parlour. The challenge is that we can all get stuck with thinking, “this is what has always happened for our business, and this is what needs to stay.” In organizational...

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Is Your Website Screaming for a Makeover?

Have you ever noticed that wearing activewear sneaks up on you (particularly during COVID)? It starts just one day when you forget to get changed after your walk. And then before you know it you live in stained, baggy trackie-dacks with t-shirts holier than the...

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How to Use Google My Business to Boost Your Blog

If you blog for your business, you know that each blog post takes way more time than you care to admit to plan, research, write, edit, format, upload and publish. This doesn't take into account all the popping back in to fix the typos you swore that weren't there...

How to Use Google My Business to Boost Your Blog

Website Fix-It Friday: Check & Delete Demo Data

Many website owners make some common, easy-to-fix mistakes with their WordPress websites. This is the first in a series of Fix-It Friday posts, where we will tackle some of these common mistakes and nuke them into smouldering oblivion (which sounds a lot more final...

Website Fix-it Friday: Check & Delete Demo Data

Should You Auto-Update Your WordPress Website?

"I am looking for a website that I don't have to think about. That just looks after itself and just works without me having to do anything. Is that doable?" The Holy Grail of websites is a site that you build and then ignore, with all the tech bits that go into the...

Should You Auto-Update Your WordPress Website?

The Right Way to Categorise Your Blog Posts

Imagine for a moment, that you walk into an unfamiliar supermarket looking to buy toilet paper (because, after all, that is one of the hottest grocery items in this COVID world). However, this supermarket has put things on their shelves in whatever order they are...

The Right Way to Categorise Your Blog Posts