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Having a web developer or a 3rd party managing your website and creating your content updates is great but if your website is one using a Content Management System, then you have the power to manage your own content.
Granted it’s hard find your way around a website that a developer has spent years learning ‘their’ way around but sometimes you just want to add a new blog post each week or change the text in a couple of sentences.

You may have read lately about using an SSL Certificate on your website and how important it is. Here’s a brief explanation.

  • WITHOUT an SSL, any computer in between you and the website you are about to enter your information onto, can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords.
  • WITH an SSL certificate installed, that information is encrypted.

So, if you are a website owner and collecting customer information is part of what you do, unless you have an SSL Certificate installed, the information your customer is providing to you, is not secure.

Even if your site doesn't handle sensitive information like credit cards, an SSL provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users' personal information.

Therefore if you are finding when you reach a website that the ‘Padlock’ indicates the site is not secure, the site itself is still fine to browse but if sending sensitive information through any contact form etc, you need to be aware of the above information.

Miniwebs can assist our hosted clients with installing an SSL on your website if required. There is an annual fee to retain that certificate but by all means feel free to contact us to discuss this further.

Listening to Podcasts on our homeward journey

Not exactly work related but my husband and I have just spent 2 weeks road-tripping to and from Adelaide, now with 4600kms under our belt! We love it. Driving those distances and in the middle of nowhere is not for everyone but Australia is a huge place and there’s so much out there we haven’t seen :)

So what do we do to while away all those hours in the car? I listen to a large number of podcasts - mostly web design related but a lot of small business ones as well including lots on Search Engine Optimisation and ways to improve your own online presence in today’s ever changing web world!

Log in to the administrator side of your website

Navigate to System / Settings

Edit your Store name / Server

Change Maintenance Mode from No to Yes (or vice versa)

There is no one 'magic bullet' that will increase your page rankings on Google - Keywords, Keyword Density, Title, Heading Tags, Site Description, Page Title Descriptions, Alt Tags, Quality content (you can't beat that!), blogs, geo-targeting,  other sites linking to yours, competition, good site navigation, staying current on your industry news, get active on Social Media (if you don't have a business/fan page - contact me to get one up and running for you.), take action!

If you need that 'bullet' improved, make sure you contact us!

Think you need to have 'lots' of Keywords in your site to make it rank well??? Wrong. One of the most misunderstood concepts in optimising your website is believing that you need heaps of keywords. Wrong - you need to have targeted keywords relevant to your content i.e. TARGETED, RELEVANT, CONTENT. Most people search nowadays for a short phrase in Google - think of the phrases those customers might look for and include those as part of your content, and regularly. Keyword 'stuffing' as it has now become known, is a thing of the past and no longer aids in getting better rankings for your website. DO NOT KEYWORD STUFF!