Domain Drop Catching

Domain drop catching, also known as domain sniping, is the practice of registering a domain name once registration has lapsed, immediately after expiry.

Just recently we had a case where a client was ready to launch a new website with us and we asked them for the details of their domain name. They then found out their domain name, registered through their previous supplier, had lapsed four months ago and had since been grabbed and registered by a domain sniper who charges a premium for them to get their domain name back.

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Update Your Website or Beware

Most businesses now choose to build their websites in a content management system (CMS) such as Drupal or Wordpress because it gives them more control to add and change content themselves.

We are noticing increasing numbers of sites being hacked because the software that sits behind them is not regularly being updated.

All sites built in an open source content management system need to be regularly updated.


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Analytics: Improving your bounce rate

Firstly, what is bounce rate?

Bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to your website who navigate away after viewing only one page.

So if you have a single page site then your bounce rate will be understandably high. 

If you have more than a single page, you obviously hope people look around and visit more than one page. In this case the lower your bounce rate, the longer visitors are hanging around and are engaged by your content.

What is a good bounce rate?

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Time to update your LinkedIn profile pic?

People like to put a face to the name.

While this might seem obvious, a lot of people either don’t have a photo or have an outdated or poorly cropped or sized one.

If you are sizing your photo for LinkedIn or getting your graphic designer or photographer to supply it at the right size, the ideal size for your photo is 400 x 400 pixels in JPG, GIF or PNG with a 10MB maximum file size.

To add or change a photo:

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Sweet 16 - Melissa Norfolk Web Design celebrates 16 years in business

This month we celebrate MNWD’s 16th Birthday. It is a milestone for us and we want to thank all of you who have been a part our journey so far. We love what we do and really enjoy helping our clients grow their businesses through internet marketing.

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Sick of hearing about SEO?

Have you had umpteen sales calls and emails selling SEO & are sick to death of it?

We get client queries all the time as well as sales emails and phone calls ourselves! 

A recent SMH article warned businesses not to sign up to firms that guarantee they can get you on to the first page results of search engines (see SEO services subject of many complaints, warns Fair Trading office)

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7 tips to multiply your online sales

When putting your products onto your website, don't sit back and expect the orders to roll in, instead create an online sales strategy to generate interest in your online offering.

Here are some tips to help you promote your products online, and thus increase your online sales.

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