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Website speed worries? You might need better hosting.

July 31, 2019
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As WordPress experts, we deal with some pretty beefy WordPress websites with lots of custom functionality. We’re also experts in making sure that, no matter how complex the site, your website speed and performance are taken care of. Clients often come to us concerned that their website is running slowly. Often, they are running a complex business with many digital applications, and aren’t aware that their commodity website hosting just isn’t up to it. What is commodity web hosting? Most…

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Website Wednesdays: WordPress Security

June 20, 2019
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What would you do if your website was hacked? Here at Flax Digital we regularly review client sites for security issues and have helped a number of businesses deal with everything from malware warnings to complete takeovers of their sites. A well configured and maintained website can resist almost anything, and recover easily from the rest. But how can you be sure your site is set up this way? Join our website security workshop In July’s Website Wednesday workshop, we’ll…

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WordPress security: why regular software updates should be your top priority

May 30, 2019
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Why you should care about website security You have a beautiful website. It generates sales, bringing a steady flow of customers to your business, filling your diary with bookings or filling your visitors’ shopping carts with your goodies. And then one day, you don’t. Instead you have a flashing sign “Hacked by Robot.team!”, or worse, it’s full of porn. Either way it’s a disaster. If you’re lucky, you have a back up and can restore your site with a singe…

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Website Wednesdays: Facebook – Friend or Foe?

May 9, 2019
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If you’ve been paying attention to the media over the last couple of years, you’ll have heard plenty about Facebook. You’ll have heard that they’ve had massive security breaches, they’re implicated in election fraud, that they unethically experimented on users to make them feel bad, that they practice political censorship, that their ad targeting is discriminatory, that they ban user accounts for spurious reasons with no appeal, that they condone and even cause hate and violence, or that even as…

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Why you need a website, not just a Facebook page

May 6, 2019
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Does your business have a website? With the ubiquity of social media in our lives, it is very tempting for business owners to put all their marketing eggs in the Facebook or Instagram basket. During some recent market research, we found a huge percentage of businesses in certain industries relying completely on their Facebook pages for their online presence instead of a website that they actually own. The dangers of relying on Facebook When Facebook first introduced business and community…

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SEO Training Series - Module 3 - Analytics for SEO

What Are Website Analytics and Why Should You Care?

April 23, 2019
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We talk a lot about analytics here at Flax Digital, and it’s something we care about a lot. But what’s the big deal? Is it something you actually have to worry about, or just nerd stuff? Making good business decisions Every business has questions like: Is our advertising working?’ Which social media should we focus on? Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…? Do we need a website refresh? Is our online store making a profit? What’s our quarter on quarter growth? Why’s business…

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Website Wednesday: SEO Basics

April 8, 2019
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If you’ve been looking for some SEO training in the Ballarat area, on May 1st, Flax Digital will be holding its second Website Wednesday event on the topic of “SEO Basics”. Firstly, what is SEO? It stands for Search Engine Optimisation and it’s the process of making your website search engine friendly, so that the people who need to find you are able to do so easily and quickly. Our Website Wednesday workshop will help you to navigate the world…

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Take a look at some of our recent work

March 18, 2019
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We wanted to show off a few of our recent projects. We’re proud and happy to be working with each of these fantastic clients, from Ballarat small businesses to international philanthropic foundations. At the end of last year, we helped the US-based Roddenberry Foundation migrate four websites into one, in a tight four week time-frame right before Christmas. Check out the case study to see what we did for them, or take a look at their new site. Karen Hovenga…

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Website Wednesday: Declutter Your Digital Life

March 12, 2019
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On April 3rd, Flax Digital will be holding its first Website Wednesday event. The topic will be “Declutter your digital life”. If you’ve watched Marie Kondo’s series on Netflix, or read her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” you’ll be familiar with the idea of looking at everything you have and considering which items “spark joy”.   For many website owners and small businesses, their online presence certainly¬†doesn’t spark joy. Instead it can bring feelings of overwhelm, confusion, or…

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