Steven Lutrov

November 13, 2018

Are you ready for Gutenberg (WordPress 5.0)?

Are you ready for the release of WordPress 5.0? The release date is Nov 19 2018, and is less than two weeks away. If you have a WordPress site, you probably would be aware that the major change is the new default Gutenberg block editor. This update will also have an […]
October 4, 2018

Chrome green padlock is now grey and not displaying secure anymore

Until recently, one way to see if a web page is secure is to look out for the green padlock in the browser (next to the URL). If there was no green padlock you would assume that the web page in not secure – that the communication between your browser […]
August 20, 2018

How will the major changes to Google Maps API affect you?

Google Maps is a web-based service which provides detailed information about geographical regions and sites. Almost all websites use embedded Google Maps on their contact page to assist their clients in easily locating their business.  I have been using Google Maps for many years and continue to use it. But there have been […]
June 19, 2018

Boost traffic to your site with Local SEO

What is local SEO? We all know SEO (Search Engine Optimization) plays a critical role towards the success of your website. There are literally hundreds of SEO tasks to do, so where do you start? SEO tasks should be prioritised based on your business needs. For instance, you may have […]
May 28, 2018
General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR privacy laws for Australian Businesses

By now we all would have received several emails in regards to GDPR in relation to your privacy rights – perhaps from Twitter or eBay. These organisations, and others, are getting on the front foot ahead of a new privacy law coming into effect in the European Union this month. […]
April 1, 2018

New mandatory data breach notifications laws in Australia, what does it mean?

A few months ago Australia took the long-overdue step of introducing mandatory data breach notification laws. Most people perform daily transactions online and store their personal details in the hands of many organisations. They entrust them to do the right thing and up until now they have had no obligation […]
March 10, 2018

Why should I update my WordPress site?

“Everything is working fine, so don’t update your site and risk breaking something!” As the professional who comes in and fixes broken sites, I’ve heard that line so many times. What prompted me to write this post is that is that more recently I have been hearing Wed Design agencies […]
August 15, 2017
Facebook Pixel

What is the Facebook pixel?

Why is the Facebook pixel important? According to Sensis Social media Report 79% of Australian businesses are already making significant use of Facebook to tap into visitors to boost their prospects. It’s been a rule for some time now that you should have a Facebook presence to complement your main […]
May 29, 2017

Pros & Cons of Custom vs Pre-Designed WordPress Themes

When building a successful website, your theme is one of the most important decisions to make. The theme is primarily responsible for not only a website’s style and design, but much of its functionality as well. A WordPress site is great choice and allows you to design and develop your […]
March 10, 2017

Data breach notification laws come to Australia

Privacy laws in Australia are about to change. They are being modernised to help protect individuals’ personal and sensitive information. In February, both Houses of Parliament passed a bill to introduce mandatory data breach notification laws. When the laws come into effect sometime this year, we all will have new […]
September 23, 2016

CYREN CyberThreat Report August 2016

The CYREN CyberThreat Report for August 2016 has been released. A recent Osterman Research survey conducted on behalf of Cyren found Phishing to be the top threat category for small- to medium- sized businesses (up to 3,000 employees). A staggering 43% of those businesses reported suffering a phishing breach in […]
July 10, 2016

How Much Does a Website Cost?

In this Blog I share some of our internal processes and methodology used at Net Solutions to provide a cost estimate to build a website. I spent many years pioneering and implementing activity based costing for major Telcos with great success. It may sound simple but its the result of […]