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When Your ISP Won’t Do Email

I’m looking at you Vodafone!

Vodafone has announced that it is shutting down its consumer email services and advising users to set up accounts on free services such as gmail or Hotmail. It is promising to forward messages sent to their Vodafone email addresses to customers’ new email addresses without any time limit and regardless of whether or not they remain a Vodafone customer.

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So what can you do when an ISP like Vodafone decides to opt out of proving email?

One option is to go to a free service like Outlook.com or Gmail. That’s all well and good if it is personal email, but business email is a little different

Having email with your domain name is a much better idea from a branding perspective and also from a continuity perspective.

It then doesn’t matter what your internet provider decides to do, it is an independent service you can continue to use.

If you already have a website, talk to your provider about whether you can add email to that service. All of our hosting offerings have the option of email and a number of clients have contacted us about moving their Vodafone mail to our servers.

So whether it is because you are thinking of moving internet providers, or they pull the rug out from under you, choosing independent hosting of your email can be a way to prevent unwanted upheaval.

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New and Upgraded Websites

We have been busy as usual working on both large and small websites for our clients

Have a look and see:

More to come!

 

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SEO Workshop 23 August 2017 – Are You Ready For Summer Visitors?

Are You Ready For Summer Visitors? Start organising your summer season and summer website traffic, time is running out!!! Do something great for your website.

We give you:

  • 4 hours with hands on participation
  • Only 6 people so you don’t miss out
  • SEO Techniques that you can easily apply
  • Practical improvement
  • Morning Tea

This 4 hour session will be hands on, 9am to 1pm, where we will take you through updating your own websites during the session.

The workshop is limited to 6 people to enable more time to work with each participant. This is where you get to work on your own site, improving it’s SEO before you leave the session.

The system used to demonstrate the SEO techniques will be WordPress, but the information will work for most online systems. Please bring your login details to your website, so you can fully participate.

Cost is $99+gst includes morning tea. 

Fill out the following form to book your place on the workshop, or call us on 09 4016656

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SEO Workshop 21 June 2017

We give you:

  • 4 hours with hands on participation
  • Only 6 people so you don’t miss out
  • SEO Techniques that you can easily apply
  • Practical improvement
  • Morning Tea

This 4 hour session will be hands on, 9am to 1pm, where we will take you through updating your own websites during the session.

The workshop is limited to 6 people to enable more time to work with each participant. This is where you get to work on your own site, improving it’s SEO before you leave the session.

The system used to demonstrate the SEO techniques will be WordPress, but the information will work for most online systems. Please bring your login details to your website, so you can fully participate

Cost is $99+gst includes morning tea

Fill out the following form to book your place on the workshop, or call us on 09 4016656

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Hands On Search Engine Optimisation Workshop – 24 May 2017

“What amazingly valuable training.  I can now work on my website all by myself.  I leave the course inspired, confident and skilled. Thank you Steve and Jo. Absolutely highly recommended” Justin Smith, Business Owner, Oakura Fish, Dive and Cruise

This 4 hour session will be hands on, where we will take you through updating your own websites during the session.

The workshop is limited to 6 people to enable more time to work with each participant. This is where you get to work on your own site, improving it’s SEO before you leave the session.

The system used to demonstrate the SEO techniques will be WordPress, but the information will work for most online systems. Please bring your login details to your website, so you can fully participate

Cost is $99+gst includes morning tea

Fill out the following form if you would like to book your place on the workshop, or call us on 09 4016656

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Improve your SEO Workshop – 23 Mar 2017

The feedback continues to be great about these workshops.

This 4 hour session will be hands on, where we will take you through updating your own websites during the session.

The workshop is limited to 6 people to enable more time to work with each participant. This is where you get to work on your own site, improving it’s SEO before you leave the session.

The system used to demonstrate the SEO techniques will be WordPress, but the information will work for most online systems. Please bring your login details to your website, so you can fully participate

Cost is $99+gst

Fill out the following form if you would like to book your place on the workshop, or call us on 09 4016656

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Wordcamp 2017 Auckland #wcakl2017

It’s been a while since I have attended a conference as an attendee rather than a sponsor.

It had been well overdue.

I decided at the start of the year that we needed to get out an involved in these sort of things, learn more, network with developers and others in the wider industry.

Wordcamp was the first of these and it was a great experience.

Wonderfully organised, everyone was looked after and apart from Bill Bennett’s tech destroying session on writing content, went off prettyy much wiothout a hitch

There were some awesome speakers on board, ranging from HTTP2, REST API’s and speed to content, support and Impostor Syndrome!

I got some great learnings from the weekend, not just specifics from each talk but widening the scope of what is possible.

Getting out of the trenches and taking the time to learn and absorb new things has been a wonderful thing

Maybe it’s time for a WP Meetup in the North…

Photo credit Chaitanya https://chait.photo.blog/2017/03/12/wordpressers-wordcamp-auckland-2017/

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Search Engine Optimisation Workshop – 22 Feb 2017

These sessions have been great, get in early to secure your spot

This 4 hour session will be hands on, where we will take you through updating your own websites during the session.

The workshop is limited to 6 people to enable more time to work with each participant. This is where you get to work on your own site, improving it’s SEO before you leave the session.

The system used to demonstrate the SEO techniques will be WordPress, but the information will work for most online systems. Please bring your login details to your website, so you can fully participate

Cost is $99+gst

Fill out the following form if you would like to book your place on the workshop, or call us on 09 4016656

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