Setting Up Email on Thunderbird

Jan, 17, 2012 | Business Websites, Email, Random, Support, Tips for Hosting | 1 Comment

To setup an email address on your copy of Thunderbird (v7 or higher), do the following: 1. Go to the Tools menu and select Account Settings. 2. In the Account Settings dialogue box click on Account Actions. Select Add Mail Account.



How to Manage SPAM in cPanel

To setup your control panel to manage SPAM email, do the following: 1.  Log into your control panel at: http://www.yourdomain.com.au/cpanel Replace www.yourdomain.com.au with the domain name of your hosting account. If you are unsure of your cPanel login details please refer the the email “Hosting Account Information – Please Keep Safe – Please do not reply”. This email was originally sent out to your default billing email address when you first purchased your web hosting. 2.  Go to the Mail section and select MailScanner Configuration



How To Get Your Business Online

While making money on the Internet is certainly not as easy as it used to be, there are still plenty of opportunities out there. With a realistic approach and plenty of patience, many people are perfectly capable of making an income online. While there are freelancing opportunities to accommodate a wide variety of skills such as writing, web design and much more, starting your own business from scratch is somewhat more challenging. One of the greatest attractions to starting an online business is that the costs are minimal. Keeping your goals realistic is also essential. It’s wise to completely ignore…



Seven Good Reasons to Buy a Domain Name For Your Small Business Blog

If you are starting a blog for your small business it’s tempting to skip buying a domain name and jump right into a free blog hosting service. You’re trying to grow your business so you want to keep costs down where you can. Free is good, right? Wrong. If you are at all serious about your company, be nice to your business blog and buy it a domain name.  Here are seven good reasons why you should register a domain name for your small business blog. 1. If the aim of your blog is to market a business then it…



How to Write an Email Marketing Letter

Receive. Read subject. Delete. These actions can be carried out by your user in less than two seconds. So why did you spend 20 minutes preparing what you thought was a carefully worded email that tackled all the right points? Read on to find out more. Increasing Importance in E-Commerce — Get it Right! Understanding how your readers think is vital to getting your email opened, read and actioned. There are many traps to avoid when crafting your email communications in order for them to cut through the overwhelming amount people receive daily. The ease at which emails can be…



7 Ways to Create a Fantastic Looking Homepage

Oct, 18, 2011 | Web Design | 3 Comments

What do you need to do in order to create a fantastic looking homepage?  Read on for our seven tips to do just that! Designing your own website can be a lot of fun. You get to choose the content, the domain name and the layout. However, creating a website takes a lot of hard work, to the point where most people get frustrated and give up. This can have negative consequences on the look of your website and especially your homepage. Maybe the vision was good but the execution was not up to the task, so what is one…



How to use Domain Names to Protect your Online Brand

It is important to begin developing strategies to protect your business’ brand as soon as you launch its web presence. A key element of your online brand is a good domain name. You can find strategies for selecting a good domain name in a number of places. However, some basic principles to keep in mind are to try and keep the domain name simple, keep it close to your business name or how people refer to your business, and make it easy to pronounce and spell by avoiding hyphens, numerical characters and unusual spelling if you can. Once you have…



Words That Sell

Mar, 17, 2011 | Marketing and PR | 0 Comments

In the age of information, what really stands out anymore? What is the trigger that makes you read on? Certainly, the many available forms of media including graphics, music and video may momentarily engage us but when it gets down to it, the text is what compels readers to press on and potentially act on that information. When writing to make a sale, there are a number of elements to consider. For instance, you want to include the right sentence and paragraph lengths, rhythm, strong headlines and sub-headlines, linking words, simple (easy-to-read) language and attention grabbing words — the words…



Benefits of Naming Files Correctly

Jul, 30, 2010 | Web Design, Webmaster, Website Marketing | 0 Comments

You might not think about the repercussions at the time, but poorly named images, html files and directories(folders) can cause total confusion when it comes to updating your website later down the track. It can be a key indicator to a visitor that your site lacks professionalism but most importantly, it can hinder your website marketing efforts before you have even begun. Examples of poorly named images, html files and directories include: Example of poor file names: page8.html, page9.html, mypage.html, default.html Example of poor directory names: /my directory/ or /MYDIRECTORY/ Example of poor image names: DSC23233.jpg, image of boat.jpg, weunfdweialksdfwe.jpg…



10 things you may not know, but might get asked at trivia.

Sep, 09, 2009 | Webmaster | 1 Comment

Chances are that you, or one of your co-workers, are heading to a trivia night this week at a local pub, but are you really prepared? Of course, there is just no way to be prepared for this test of the most random facts and figures around. Nevertheless, after being at a trivia night myself where one of the questions was asking for the meaning of “http”, I thought that Digital Pacific could at least help with a few of the Internet related questions through a quick blog post. So, have a look at these 10 things that you may…



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