New Zealand Web Design & Marketing Blog

Avatar february earthquake update

March 7th, 2011

  Greetings, Thank you to everyone who has contacted us following the disastrous earthquake in February.  Our thoughts remain with all Cantabrians who have been affected by this terrible event. Avatar HQ and the Avatar team survived the big quake mostly unscathed, however, we have had to find alternative office arrangements. From Friday 11th March… (read more)

2011 website conversions

January 26th, 2011

Many website operators spend most of their time trying to achieve great rankings and attract traffic to their site without giving enough regard for what happens when visitors get there. Fine tuning your site, so that you maximise your website’s goal conversions, is an often overlooked area that can have a huge impact on your… (read more)

Avatar holiday break

December 22nd, 2010

The Avatar office will be closed from Friday 24th December 2010 to Monday 10th January 2011. If you have any urgent enquiries during this time, please call our main phone line 03 365 2336 for details and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks for a great year and we… (read more)

Curation Link Building

December 13th, 2010

You can approach your online content strategy in the same way that a museum curator is a specialist responsible for the care and acquisition of content. Curating online content is about saving readers time by collating high quality content in an easy to use format. If you do a good enough job, it can be… (read more)

Google launches instant previews visual search results

November 11th, 2010

It’s been a busy year in search engine land, with a number of big changes to the way search engines index sites and present their results, including Google’s Caffeine update, Instant search and Places search plus the Bing Yahoo Alliance. As a result, search engine optimisation has become more complex than ever before, which has… (read more)

Christmas e cards

November 7th, 2010

Christmas is just around the corner, so if you haven’t already, now is a great time to start organising your Christmas cards. No matter who your audience, Avatar can create a Christmas E-card to suit you and your business. Check out some examples of Christmas E-cards. Whether you’re looking for something stylish and sophisticated or… (read more)

Avatars home sweet home

November 2nd, 2010

Much like the Hobbit film, the Avatar crew is back on home turf and ready to roll! After many weeks of disruption following the Canterbury Earthquake (if you missed it, check out our damage video), we’re finally all settled back in our office. We hope our fellow Cantabrians are also making progress and wish them… (read more)

Google place search big changes to local search results

November 1st, 2010

Google has recntly launched their new Place Search, intended to make searching for local businesses and services much easier. But what impact will it have on the regular search organic results? How have Google local results changed? The new function merges organic and local search, dramatically changing the way results are displayed for searches that… (read more)

Christchurch earthquake and avatar hq

September 6th, 2010

As most of you will know, Christchurch was hit by an intense 7.1 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of Saturday morning. Luckily all the Avatar team survived the earthquake unharmed, but Avatar HQ wasn’t quite so fortunate (view Avatar office video clip). There is extensive water damage due to leaking fire sprinkler pipes and fittings,… (read more)

Seo for video

June 28th, 2010

As well as being a great way to engage your website visitors and reach millions of users by distributing your video on sites such as YouTube, with more search engines listing videos in their search results, video is fast becoming a key SEO tool, enabling you to extend your visibility across key search engines and… (read more)

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