Australian Web Hosting

Feb, 06, 2013 | Web Hosting | 1 Comment

Australian businesses have traditionally used Australian web hosting companies as their providers. However, in recent years, the number and variety of overseas hosting providers have drawn many Australian companies to change their hosting plans. These overseas companies lure businesses with significant savings in hosting fees, but this reduction in cost is not all it appears to be. Australian companies that do business with Australian companies can benefit a great deal from native hosting providers, and these are just a few of the reasons: Service speed Websites that are hosted overseas can suffer from significantly slower site load times. Information uploaded…



Tips For Starting A WordPress Blog

Jan, 22, 2013 | Business Websites, Tips for Blogs | 2 Comments

Starting a WordPress blog is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to promote your business. A WordPress blog carries with it the dual benefits of access to an internal social network of bloggers and a listing of your blog posts on Google’s search engine. It’s not enough to simply establish your blog and write a few posts every now and then. To run a successful business oriented blog on WordPress, you’ll need to keep a few important principles in mind. Give your blog a clear focus Generally speaking, there are two kinds of blogs: the personal and…



SSL Certificates

Jan, 13, 2013 | Business Websites, Online Security | 0 Comments

Web merchants that are new to the game often have limited business funds with which to build their website, and some basic components of a professional website may be cut to adhere to a tight budget. Merchants who are thinking of omitting an SSL certificate to save money should evaluate the benefits of an SSL certificate before making a final decision. What is an SSL Certificate? A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate is a method of providing a secure connection between a website that is being visited by a computer user and the user’s browser. SSL certificates use encryption to…



Digital Pacific Milestones for 2012 – A year in review

Dec, 20, 2012 | Cloud Hosting, Company News, Web Hosting | 2 Comments

      Its been a long time between company posts so I thought I would share some of the milestones that Digital Pacific have achieved in 2012. I would like to thank all of our customers who have supported us over the past 12 months and I look forward to the next 12 months of helping you succeed online. Here are some of the highlights we achieved in 2012   24/7 Support Over the past few years we have had many requests from customers to provide extended support services and we are proud to announce this year we have…



Website Tips

Dec, 15, 2012 | Business Websites, Random | 0 Comments

We are “checkers” of almost everything. We check our vehicles to be sure they are in perfect working condition, we check our finances, we check our appliances, and we check our health, but we often forget to check our websites. Each month thousands of new websites are launched and the competition for visits and sales increases. It’s not enough to have an attractive colour scheme, user-friendly navigation, and great looking graphics. In order to stay on top or reach the top, websites need to be informative, provide valuable content, contain updated business information, be well-written, and be mobile accessible. Check…



Content Marketing Tips

Attracting visitors to your site is important, making them stay on site and having them return time and again is even more so. The most successful way to achieve true sustainability in your web endeavours is to build a rich, informative, and engaging content driven website. Content keeps your website fresh, and offers visitors a reason to return often. It also serves as a fantastic tool for building links and strengthening your SEO strategy. Good content gets shared with fellow users and is a great way to build in-coming links. It is important to avoid ‘black-hat’ web tactics to ensure…



Website Design Tips

Nov, 26, 2012 | Business Websites, Random, Web Design | 0 Comments

Your website is the main focus point of the online presence of your business. You should take every step necessary to ensure that it is designed optimally, providing your visitors with the content that they want. This means using appropriate design styles and avoiding the many pitfalls that plague a lot of websites out there. Don’t forget that Web users generally have a short attention span and if they are turned off by some glaring design issues with your site, they likely will leave within seconds. In order to have any chance of success in the extremely competitive world of…



Online Business

The world of Internet marketing is a constantly changing one. Keeping in touch with the latest trends is essential for any business that seeks to establish a serious online presence. Gone are the times when you could simply launch a website and do a little bit of search engine marketing to increase your ranking and traffic to your website. For most businesses these days, a website is more than just a basic online informational resource for your existing and potential customers. Nowadays, you need to pay attention to the various core elements of successful online marketing including website content, social…



WordPress SEO

Nov, 01, 2012 | Business Websites, SEO Explained, Tips for Blogs | 2 Comments

Read on to discover three simple ways to optimise your WordPress site. It’s long been said that Google loves WordPress, and simply by using the powerful content management system that website owners gain an immediate advantage in search indexing, and potentially in ranking. Regardless of any such advantage that may or may not exist, it’s still incredibly important to effectively optimise WordPress websites for search engines. Luckily, WordPress makes it exceptionally easy to put in place basic, yet effective search engine optimisation measures to help ensure the best search performance possible. Here are three simple and easy steps that WordPress…



Increase Website Traffic

Search engine optimisation and increased web traffic should be the focus of every small business website. However, contracting with a firm or individual to assist with driving organic traffic to your site can be costly and the results are not always guaranteed. If you spend just a little time getting to know some of the concepts around search engine optimisation and then work on implementing the following tips, you might be able to see an up-tick in traffic to your site and even increased sales. Here are some simple steps you can implement immediately to see if you can boost…



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