10 Bookmarks Aussie Webmasters Must Have

Sep, 03, 2009 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

Even webmaster know-it-alls may not really know it all. The amount of knowledge that must go into the design and implementation of a website is overwhelming, to say the least, so a little help in this area never hurt anybody. And, in case you’re a little shy, you don’t even have to ask; we’re giving you these 10 bookmarks that Aussie webmasters must have just for stopping by! WebmasterWorld – The WebmasterWorld forums cover all topics that are useful to webmasters from designing and coding to maintenance and marketing of websites. The homepage also displays the top in news and…

Beating Website Spam Using CAPTCHA

Aug, 27, 2009 | Support, Webmaster | 0 Comments

Have you ever been to a website, filled out a form and wondered why you were forced to type in a series of squiggly letters or do simple maths equations in order to submit? Well, simply put, this is due to these businesses and individuals fighting their own wars on spam, and if you constantly receive email and database spam from your own website, then you might be in need of fighting one of your own. Lucky for you, this post details how you can eliminate most, if not all, spam coming to your inbox from your website contact, data…

Website Maintenance Tip: W3C Link Checker

Jun, 25, 2009 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

Broken links can be classified as any link that tries to connect with websites and pages no longer available, or with an incorrect path or page that never existed before. Broken links in a website can give a poor impression to a web visitor, and if you are a business, this can be especially bad. Since a large part of the business world these days revolves around online marketing and advertising, customers will second guess a company that cannot properly maintain a website. Besides this point, broken links are also said to hurt your search engine optimisation (SEO) results because…

How To Create a Robots.txt File

Jun, 22, 2009 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

In Digital Pacific’s most recent survey, there was a suggestion that we provide every customer with a robots.txt file in their root directory. We understand this would be a plus for all of our customers, but it would be a very large feat for us to undertake. However, it will please most of you to know that creating a robots.txt file of your own is a fairly simple task that can be completed with the following guide. In case you are not sure why you might need a robots.txt file, it is actually there to tell search engine robots which…

Importance of Updating CMS Software

Jun, 16, 2009 | Webmaster | 2 Comments

In a previous blog post, we discussed and compared the Content Management Systems of Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress. This blog post will now take a look at the importance of keeping that software, and any software for that matter, at an updated level. Security Website security is probably the most important reason to update your Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress systems. When the administrators of these systems send out a new update, it most likely has made changes to protect the structure and keep hackers from taking over your site. Are you using this CMS to build a business presence on…

Lowering Your Site’s Bounce Rate

May, 18, 2009 | Webmaster | 2 Comments

You may have plenty of great information on your website, but if people are not sticking around to read it, then what use is it really? Think about how many times you do a Google search and find yourself clicking around multiple websites until you find one that draws your attention further… and keeps you reading on. Make sure your website is the one that web users want to click through by lowering your bounce rate. As mentioned in the previous article on using Google Analytics for traffic analysis, bounce rate is the rate at which visitors to your site…

Traffic Analysis with Google Analytics

May, 06, 2009 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

Wondering where your site visitors are coming from? Are they sticking around long enough to read the new content you just added? What keywords are being searched to find your site in the first place? If you find yourself asking any of these questions, then an easy way to have them all answered is to sign up for Google Analytics. What is Google Analytics? Google Analytics is an online tool that helps to track website statistics including the following: Visits, Page Views, Bounce Rates, Length of Visit, Keywords Searched, Countries, and more. How do I sign up for Google Analytics?…

How To Create a Favicon.ico

Apr, 30, 2009 | Webmaster | 1 Comment

Part of the branding process for a popular website involves having a recognisable image, whether that be through a logo design or website theme and colour scheme. You might even notice when navigating your bookmarks or browser tabs that many websites, like Twitter and Digital Pacific, have that ever-so-tiny favicon.ico image present. Favicon.ico actually stands for favourite icon, and now you can make your own, further pushing your own brand, by following these simple steps. Step 1: Create a tiny image, 16 x 16 pixels to be exact. Yes, it is tiny, so make it as simple as possible while…

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