New Zealand Web Design & Marketing Blog

Introducing Google Drive, Formerly Known as Google Docs

May 29th, 2012

Many schools, businesses and individuals have been using the fast, simple file storage capabilities of Google Docs to upload, edit and share documents for many years now. In May 2012, Google has rolled out the newest iteration – a general update to the service they now call “Google Drive”. Google Drive has been speculated about… (read more)

Using Quora To Find And Share Web Content

May 28th, 2012

Aggregate sites that compile and share written content have been around the web for a while now, but there’s one site on the scene that seeks to make the process much more relevant, engaging and useful. By creating a personalised experience for each user and putting them in touch with information that is directly relevant… (read more)

How Illustrations Can Enhance Your Web Design

May 21st, 2012

Many website developers are turning to a new medium to express their ideas and engage readers in a new and exciting way. Illustrations are becoming an increasingly popular design solution, from business websites to blogs, and fill a range of essential functions. Why Use Illustrations In Web Design? We live in an increasingly visual web… (read more)

Improving Website Performance

May 8th, 2012

Does your website need a performance boost? If so, now is the perfect time to check out’s The First 15 article. The First 15 is a concise and easily understood guide to enhancing your site’s content in a number of ways, including design, performance, visibility and usability. The indepth article covers a wide range… (read more)

Guest Blog Posting Tips

May 2nd, 2012

Having a blog running on your website is an important element of your website’s SEO strategy. If you fancy yourself as a good writer that may have a wider appeal, from there you may want to take networking into your own hands and get your content published on other people’s websites. One of the best… (read more)

Google Penguin Update

April 30th, 2012

The average searcher may not realise, but Google continually updates its search facility (or “algorithm”). They aim to constantly improve the quality of results, and tweak and modify to try and get the best sites to come out on top. Many of the changes are minor, sometimes Google rolls out an update that can only… (read more)

Blog Post Writing Tips

April 25th, 2012

One of the best ways to improve your site’s SEO and get higher rankings is by maintaining a blog. A good blog will both prove to Google that your site is high-quality, and create content that is more likely to be shared on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It’s also a great way to… (read more)

Search Engine Changes In 2011

April 17th, 2012

There were some big changes to the search engine landscape last year, and if you’re a website owner, these are a few things you should keep in mind for the future. Five key areas were: Google’s Panda Update Caffeine Site Speed as Ranking Signal Socialisation of Searches Schema If you have no idea what pandas… (read more)

Stand Out with Google Web Fonts

March 27th, 2012

Text on the Web has been boring for too long. There’s around half a dozen typefaces that most sites tend to use, so it’s about time that the online typeface world gets an upgrade. There has been a lot of recent blogging about Google Web Fonts. Google Web Fonts is a free open source collection… (read more)

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