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SEO – Common Things That Will Destroy Your Rankings

Posted on December 20, 2012

Seo Tips and MistakesEvery website owner wants to get to the top of Google. A first page ranking is highly coverted, and the number one position is to die for, and to achieve this they need to focus on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). But many folks who get into internet marketing make a lot of mistakes, and insteading of rising in the rankings, they tank to obscurity. Their intentions are good but certain glaring mistakes torpedo all their efforts.  Here are some of them.

Focusing On The Wrong Keywords
When using keywords people need to make sure they are relevant to whatever it is they are providing or selling.  Sounds simple, but you’d be surprised how many folks use keywords that have nothing at all to do with what they’re about. Figure out what your customers are using to find you, and focus on those keywords. Google’s Keyword Tool helps, alot!

Keyword Stuffing
This is a sure way to wind up on Google’s bad side. Using those newly found keywords, and then stuffing them over and over on to a web page is a very bad idea. It not only makes the content virtually unreadable to your users, but looks spammy to search engines. This could lead to dropping in the rankings and even being de-indexed completely. Be careful of keyword density.

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SSL Certificates, and why you need one.

Posted on December 13, 2012

SSL Certificate LockWebsites across the Internet use SSL certificates in order to protect and encrypt data. Many websites that have payment options available and areas where members of the website will share their own personal information, will use SSL certificates in order to protect the data that is shared on their website.

What are SSL Certificates?

Thinking of an SSL certificate as you would a padlock, these certificates are generally like small data files that bind themselves to an organization’s details with in a Web server. The key to unlock this information is constantly changing and as a result all of the data that is kept on the server is kept absolutely secure.

When you access a website that has SSL security as your browser connects to the Web server having this form of security means that any of the data that is used throughout accessing a webpage, will be kept secure using the SSL security code encryption.

Who should have it?

Websites that accept credit card information, have logins, transfer data to customers, social media sites and more should use some form of SSL security to protect their customers as well as their employees, domain names, and their reputation.

Without SSL security there is always a chance that people could steal data directly from the Web server such as his credit card information, your members names and addresses, their interests and extra contact information and more.

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Why You Should Never Use Free Web Hosting For Your Business

Posted on December 3, 2012

Free Web HostingThe most widely used search term on the entire internet is the word “free”.  That’s certainly understandable, after all who doesn’t like free things.  That being said; there are some instances where free does not always mean better.  One of those examples is in the area of web hosting.  If the purpose of your site, here in Australia or anywhere else for that matter is to make a profit, you need to secure the services of a good paid web hosting provider.

This is not meant to be an attack on free web hosting.  To the contrary, there are some forms of free web hosting that are actually pretty good.  But that is only if you are using your site in a non-profit way.  Or perhaps using it for a blog that is not commercial in nature.  However, when you are in business and looking to make money with your site, you must absolutely use a paid web hosting provider.  And we will go into some of the reasons why.

First, free web hosting is not exactly user friendly.  The free hosting provider will have ads, banners and in some cases pop ups displayed on your site.  And sometimes these aren’t even related to the service or product you are offering.  In addition to turning off visitors, it says loudly that you don’t take your business seriously.  In other words, it has the word amateur written all over it, whether you are here in Australia or any other country; it’s universal.

Next, with it being free, you can bet there will be no guarantee of uptime.  Almost all paid business web hosting providers will boast proven records of more than 99 percent uptime.  On top of that, the free provider may not even offer you the luxury of having a backup option.  Meaning that potentially your site may go down and never come up again.  A for profit web hosting provider will most certainly enable you to backup your entire site and all pertinent files.

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Tips to Increase Traffic to your Website

Posted on November 23, 2012

Increase Traffic to your WebsiteThere are a number of different tools that you can utilise to drive more traffic to your website. Extra traffic can mean more ad revenues, visitors to read your content and also more people purchasing your products and learning about your business. Depending on the type of website that you have, more traffic could mean a lot of things.

Ultimately we publish content on the web so that it gets viewed and it is extremely important to promote your content in order to make sure that it gets the views that it deserves. Here are some ways that you can increase traffic to your website:

1. SEO
One of the first things that you can start to work on is your website content. Search engine optimisation or SEO is a process of optimising your website content to generate better search engine rankings – getting to the top of the likes of Google. What this can involve is editing your website code so that it is easier for search engine crawlers to get through and more of your content is read and registered on search engines. SEO can also consist of adding specialised keywords to your site to help viewers find you. If you are looking for local viewers to your website you may want to include lots of mention of the towns surrounding you or your state in any of the content that you write.

2. Social Media
Using social media can allow you to engage a massive audience. Some social networks such as Twitter and Facebook have around 1 billion registered users. By publishing engaging content to your social media pages on the main social networks you could see your content spread throughout the internet helping you to build a big fan base. You can then direct this fan base back to your website increasing traffic and gaining you many more views.

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Business Web Hosting Australia

Posted on October 13, 2012

Business Web Hosting Australia

When you want to take your business to the next level, you need to make it available on the World Wide Web, and to do that you need Business Web Hosting. However, there are literally hundreds, maybe thousands, of web hosts around the world, but when we talk about Business Web Hosting Australia, there are only a few quality web hosting companies that provide authentic and genuine web hosting for businesses.

The quest to find the best web host can be quite a challenge. These days anyone can start a web hosting company, including nickel and dime hosts that are one man shows with no servers and no support. These types of companies are as far away from business grade hosting as possible.

True companies, focusing on business web hosting Australia, are backed by quality support through each and every process, which is the main element to long term success.

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Welcome to the new Swish Connect Blog

Posted on September 25, 2012

It’s been a a long time in the making, but we’ve finally launched our new blog to coincide with our state-of-the-art website.

The new Swish Connect website and blog makes use of new technologies coupled with the latest design elements – we’ve kept it clean, precise, and user friendly.

As well as launching our new website, we’ve decided to also launch our new Swish Connect blog at the same time. This blog is not going to be a boring company blog showing just useless company news … instead we are going to be delivering regular articles, tips and web news that are relevant to YOU!

We want you to get the most out of your web hosting, so we are here to assist you with that.

We’ve got over 13 years of online experience, and we’ve seen a lot … so our focus is on sharing tips, ideas and articles that will help you – help you to improve your website, improve your sales, improve your traffic and conversion, and even improve your online fun and productivity.

We hope you enjoy what we will have to share, and we’d love to hear your ideas, feedback … and yes, even criticism.