July 19, 2011

A reason to backup your backups

Australian domain registrar and web host Distribute.IT suffered an attack on Sat, 11th June. The company said: “The overall magnitude of the tragedy and the loss of our information and yours is simply incalculable; and we are distressed by the actions of the parties responsible for this reprehensible act.” Unable […]
April 29, 2011

Google Places not friendly for P.O. Box users

This time last year Google announced that Google’s Local Business Centre will become Google Places. Now Google have made some changes which punishes small businesses who operate using P.O.Box. This may not have been the intent but certainly is the case for some. It is not unusual for self employed […]
February 22, 2011

Why do websites need to be maintained?

There is a common misconception that once your CMS website has been built, you don’t need to do anything more to it other than add content. This may be true if you have purchased a managed hosting account where someone looks after your website, but if you manage the website […]
November 24, 2010

What is this SEO thing anyway?

Here are the top two questions around SEO once people understand the relationship with SEO and Google Why aren’t I coming up first on Google? We used to be ranked higher, now we are lower, why? Search engine optimization (SEO) is a technical process that optimizes Web pages to rank […]
June 18, 2010

SCAM Warning – Domain Renewal Group

We have received many complaints from our customers who have received letters from the Domain Renewal Group claiming to offer to renewal of their domain names they have registered.  They obtain information about individual domain names that are close to expiry. It is not unusual for individuals who are busy […]
April 21, 2010

Geo-targeting by IP Address

Geographic location has become an essential model for targeting end users including dynamic site content, search, social media, etc. The existing geo-targeting practices for search and display media focus on targeting by country, state, region and city. This is all based on IP addresses many of which are dynamic or […]
March 31, 2010

Revealing Email Headers

When a fraudulent phishing e-mail or scam, arrives in your mailbox, there is no danger to you unless you reply to the message. The ACCC’s SCAMwatch website provides information on common scams. The website has tips on how to protect yourself from scams and report them to the relevant agencies. […]
March 23, 2010

Avoid Fraud and Scams

Almost everyone will be the target of a scam at some time – you may have been already. Some scams are easy to spot, while others can happen without you even knowing it. It is designed to trick you into giving away your money or your personal details. Scams succeed […]
March 19, 2010

Google SEO Starter Guide

All webmasters want high search engine rankings to list their site on top of search engines search result pages. There are hundreds of sources providing information about search engine optimization to drive more site traffic. Google just made it simpler to master these SEO techniques. Google webmaster tools has released […]
October 3, 2009

The Overselling business model

Overselling is a big trend in the web hosting world at the moment. It’s an easy way to get more out of your servers than normally is possible. The basic idea of overselling is the assumption that the majority of your clients will only use a fraction of the resources […]
September 30, 2009

Australian or USA Hosting?

The faster your webpage loads the happier your viewers will be. There are 2 factors here: 1) The viewers internet speed – This factor is out of your control 2) The Hosting Companies Bandwidth and Server speed – This factor you can control by choosing a hosting company with the […]

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