e-CBD is proud to announce we’ve received yet another Gold Coast Business Excellence Award to add to our growing collection.
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
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
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
Did you know that 20% of searches are location based, and that 97% of consumers search for local businesses online?
The best part is that Google places is designed to give truly local businesses an edge over larger websites that happen to have an office or outlet in your area.
Google Places is one of those online fixes that you can manage yourself. You can claim your listing, update the information and link it to your Google+ business page.
By claiming your Google Places Listing you not only ensure that you show up on the map for searches that matter to you, but you can also brand your listing so it includes features like:
If you are managing your Google Places yourself you can check out our tips on optimising your listing. However, it’s important to pay attention to Google’s Policies & Guidelines, as breaching them can see you drop off the search results.
If you’d like some advice in setting up your Google Places listing we can help with branding and optimising your listing. Simply call the team at e-CBD for more information on Google Places and Search Engine Optimisation.
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.
Remember, someone else’s website is just another quick Google search away. Continue reading