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e-CBD is proud to announce we’ve received yet another Gold Coast Business Excellence Award to add to our growing collection.

e-CBD's Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards

The team is proud to have taken out the May award for Knowledge Management & Information Technology as it recognises the creative and innovative work we do in web design. Continue reading

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Google has been warning website owners about the importance of having mobile-friendly websites for some time. Now they’ve confirmed a change will take place on the 21st April 2015 which will favour mobile-friendly websites in Google’s mobile search results.

In a recent post on their Webmaster Central Blog, Google officially announced that the next major update to its search ranking algorithm will directly affect non-mobile friendly websites:

“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal… Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimised for their devices,” Google said. Continue reading

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The holidays are slowly creeping up yet again and it’s about this time of year many business owners start to worry about what could go wrong over the Christmas break. The good news is you can still keep abreast of everything while you’re out of the office.

So long as you’re hosted with Ilisys you’ll be able to use webmail to view all your email accounts. Your webmail password is the same as the one you use in Outlook (or your iPhone, Blackberry, Galaxy, iPad etc.). If you’ve forgotten your password just give us a call before we break up on the 18th of December. Continue reading

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Overview of Penguin & Links

Penguin OverviewSince Google released the Penguin algorithm, websites with spammy backlinks have suffered with drastic drops in rankings. In a nutshell Penguin is designed to find spammy links & devalue the sites they point to. There are many more facets to Penguin, but to keep this guide from turning into a book let’s just stick with this basic definition.

Nearly every website we’ve looked at that was hit by Penguin has hired a less than reputable SEO company at some point. That dodgy SEO company then built an obscene amount of spammy backlinks on message boards & sites no one ever visits (or hired a 3rd party in India or Russia to do it for them). Continue reading

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e-CBD is proud to announce that we’re winners of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards in Environment and Sustainability for the month of May.

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Hi All,

In an effort to make sure we’re providing the services you need we’ve put together our 2014 Internet Survey to work out what’s important to you when doing business on the web. In return we’d like to give you a FREE website audit to help you see where you’re doing well and where you might need some help.
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What does your email signature say about you?

Email Signatures

First impressions count! With millions of emails circulating every day you need your emails to set your business apart.

Email signatures are a cost effective marketing tool that every business should utilise. They are your digital business card that you flash before your existing and potential customer’s eyes every time you communicate with them, setting the tone for your emails.  So a great looking email signature will make your business appear as professional as the products or services you provide. Continue reading

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It’s recently been discovered that there’s a security vulnerability that’s affected thousands of websites over the last 2 years. What’s been labelled the “Heartbleed Bug”, allows hackers who know about the glitch to secretly extract sensitive consumer information such as passwords and even credit card details.

Heartbleed Bug

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How old is the content on your site?

Update your Website ContentPeople come to your website for information – about who you are, what you do, or what you can do for them. If your content isn’t clear, easy to read or attention-grabbing, visitors will quickly assume you don’t have what they’re looking for… and leave.

Remember, someone else’s website is just another quick Google search away. Continue reading

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