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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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Hangouts Chat: Google’s Foray Into Business Communication

How do you and your colleagues share and discuss important information with one another? Face-to-face, email, Skype, newsletters, or a combination of different methods? Here at Webics, we use a messaging app, as we find this is the most efficient way to communicate...

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Will The Google Speed Update Affect Your Site?

Recently, we wrote about Google’s last major update - “Fred” - which took place in March 2017. We know that Google makes hundreds of minor changes to its search algorithm each year, but major updates are far more sporadic, and, far more consequential.  This July,...

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Does Google My Business Help SEO

There are many unknowns when it comes to Google. What is certain is that Google will never become static. Google experiments, it learns and it changes. Google My Business (GMB) is a prime example. GMB has continued to evolve since its release in 2014 when it replaced...

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