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5 Rules for Responding To Online Reviews

Did you know that 86% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses? Reviews can significantly impact purchasing decisions and determine whether or not someone trusts your business. Take a minute to think about your own online reviews. This may be on social...

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Webics Christmas Break

The team at Webics would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday and we hope that you have a nice, relaxing break over the summer. We are all looking forward to working with you all in 2019. Our office will close from the 21st of December and reopen at 9am on the...

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Local Search Ranking Factors 2018: Reviews Matter

A 2018 local search ranking factors study from BrightLocal has revealed what we have long suspected. Google reviews are important to local SEO rankings. Not just the number of the reviews, but whether the reviews are positive or negative. In other words, the more...

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Upgrading to PHP 7: What You Need To Know

Consider this: Approximately 78.9% of websites run on PHP. PHP version 5 is used by 61.8% of these websites. As of December 31 2018, all security support for the PHP version 5 will end. What does this mean? “This means that starting with next year, around 62 percent...

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Ecommerce Web Design: What You Need To Know

Ecommerce in Australia is growing rapidly. Consider these statistics from the 2018 eCommerce Industry Paper: In 2015, less than 10% of Australians used a smartphone to make an online purchase. By 2017, one in five purchases were made from an online device. At the...

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Digital Marketing Grants For Small Business

Are you a small business with headquarters in Queensland? Do you have fewer than 20 employees? Do you have an Australian Business Number (ABN) as well as being registered for GST? Was your turnover $2 million or less last financial year? If you have answered yes to...

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Social Media Marketing Tips 2018

A social media presence should be a part of every business’s marketing strategy. However, getting the most out of a social media campaign isn’t easy, especially in the ever-changing social network landscape. To help you use social media to your business’s advantage,...

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3 Common SEO Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

While SEO techniques are always expanding and evolving in line with Google’s updates, the basic principles for SEO success remain the same. This is especially true if you are a small business looking to dominate the local search results. But where does SEO start and...

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How Many Pages Should A Website Have For SEO?

How many pages should a website have for SEO? Whether you are building your first website or considering a redesign, this is a question you will undoubtedly ask yourself, or your local web design agency. Are more pages better for SEO? How many pages is too many?...

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Google Chrome Security Changes

According to Google: "A secure web is here to stay." Starting in July 2018, Google Chrome will mark all HTTP websites as ‘not secure’. What does that mean for your website? If your website doesn't secure a SSL certificate within the next two months, a warning will...

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How Long Does It Take To Build A Website?

At Webics, this is a question we are asked all the time. And we can relate. We live in the age of now. People are busier than ever and when they decide they want something they want it now (preferably yesterday). Christopher Muther published an insightful article in...

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Facebook Messenger For Business: Plugin Your Website

Most of use Facebook Messenger to chat with friends and family. It’s free, it’s fast, and it’s global. Users can easily share messages, photos, files, links and GIFs to individuals or groups. In fact, group conversations are one of Messenger’s most popular features....

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