Furniture Shop Website Design – Inspiration

It’s now quite common to buy furniture online, and there is now greater competition between furniture shops selling online. Good website design can help a furniture company stand out from the competition and convert a visitor in to a buyer. Below are a few Australian furniture shop website designs that we think are well designed and can be good inspiration for your next online shop website design. (more…)

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Choosing a web designer: Part One

A website can be a great tool for business, but if you go down the wrong path that is not a good match for your purpose and budget it can be an expensive and time consuming nightmare. So to help you out and to point you in the right direction, we have put together our quick guide of things you should consider before choosing a web designer. (more…)

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How to write content that boosts user engagement

Why should you try to write your website content in a way that will boost user engagement? The first reason is that if you don’t write your content well, visitors might not return to your website for a second visit. The other perhaps more important reason is that it effects the website’s bounce rate.

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Investing in your email subscriber list

Customers coming to your website from both paid and organic searches are extremely valuable to your business. However, climbing Google’s search rankings is getting harder and harder. A lot of the tried and true methods that SEO experts have used in the past to gain higher keyword rankings are being devalued by Google.

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Use a web designer, not a print designer to design your website

Many traditional advertising agencies are, by neccessity, now moving into the web design and web development space. This makes perfect business sense considering the large amount of money which is being refunneled from traditional advertising methods into online advertising and marketing.

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Beyond the web – Real world analytics

Anyone who has used Google Analytics knows just how awesome and useful the software can be.  Anonymously tracking users to your website, gathering data on site usage, discovering traffic trends, Google Analytics is a wonderful tool for any business on the web.

After doing some Analytics work for a website today, I started thinking about how brilliant it would be if businesses could use the same data in the real world. Some kind of geo-tracking analytics that could give real-time, real world feedback to businesses.

Could this be the future?

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10 tips for businesses starting out with Twitter

There’s been a lot of buzz about Twitter recently in the media, so its natural to want to know what all the fuss is about, and learn more about how Twitter might benefit you, both personally and in business.

I thought it might be a good idea, to put together a quick beginners guide to Twitter for our clients, and a list of my top 10 tips for using Twitter in business, to help you understand the basics of Twitter, and how you can use Twitter to help your business.

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Managing your personal online reputation

We recently recommended to a client that they set up a page on their website promoting themselves (and optimised for their name) so that people searching for them in Google would get this page as (hopefully) the first result and help them manage their reputation.

The client expressed some concerns about putting themselves out on the web as a personal brand, and we thought some of the issues that were brought up were worth a mention here.

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Using virtual machines

For the uninitiated, Virtual Machines (VM’s) are a software and/or hardware solution which simulate a completely separate computer environment on an existing computer.

This ‘Virtualized’ environment acts as if it were a second computer sitting next to your current computer .

This technology allows you to,  for example,  run a different operating system from within your current one.  (E.g You can run Windows XP in a Virtual Machine from within Windows Vista).

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Case Study: Tessuti Fabrics

Tessuti Fabrics has been a Jimmyweb client for a very long time, we started working with them around 2006. We all enjoy getting together for lunch every couple of months, catching up and brainstorming the next step.

Before we started, Tessuti had a very basic website of just a few pages. It was a simple design with very basic information, almost like a postcard – which I guess was fairly standard at the time. Over the years we’ve helped transition Tessuti from that simple, under performing website, to a well respected, dynamic online presence.

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Cloud computing in the modern office

Someone recently said that cloud computing is like teenage sex – talked about more than actually done. And usually done badly. Having recently set up our office in Sydney, we decided to do more than just talk about it (cloud computing that is).

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A New Beginning

So this is it, we’ve finally taken the big jump – leaving our jobs to make Jimmyweb our fulltime endeavour. It’s been a long time coming and the challenge has always been picking the right time to make our move.

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