If you are a business owner, no matter how big or small, having a website gives you the opportunity to have customers being able to find you anytime and anywhere. It is a quick and easy way of communicating information between yourself and your customers, a website can cuts costs and it can extend your market place and your business growth opportunity.


But likely, as a new business owner about to delve into having your business online, it's a case of 'where do I start?'.

Good question - but contact us! We know where to start and what you'll need to get everything up and running.....

You've created your website and are ready to add a blog, but you don't know how to get started.  Blogging can help you to earn money, grow your business and to share knowledge for everyone.
In business, you depend on consumers to buy your products and services then if you are creating regular blogs on your website, your aim is to keep these customers interested. Without blogging, your website basically stays invisible unless you are promoting it using other methods. The more frequent and better your blog posts are, the higher the chances for your site to get found and visited by.....

WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are the 3 most popular Content Management Systems currently used. They are each free, open-source software platform with wide libraries of plugins and modules to add additional functionality to a website. The software is free to download, use, and modify as you like.


WordPress is the #1 most popular CMS platform today and powers nearly 30% of all websites. Web Developers of course will have their favourites but WordPress is often considered to be simple and easy to use for those setting up their own websites or small business wanting to manage.....

Phishing is a cyber attack that uses fake emails as a weapon. The objective is to fool the recipient of the email into accepting that the message is something they want or need eg; a solicitation from their bank, or a note from somebody in their organisation, and a link to click that brings them somewhere unfamiliar or download an attachment.


The basic type of phishing trick can be very deceptive and lead you into thinking that a legitimate organisation has sent you an email and wants you to click a link to log in with your username and password. This is an attempt to steal your.....

A blog is an online journal displaying information in reverse chronological order, with the latest posts appearing first. It is a platform where a writer or even a group of writers share their views on an individual subject.

Blogging for business, projects, or anything else that might bring you money has a very straightforward purpose – to rank your website higher in Google search engine results and therefore increase your visibility.

The main purpose of a blog is to connect you to your relevant audience. Another one is to boost your traffic and send quality leads to your website.

The more.....

Here are some more tech tools for you to check out:


Go back in time to record something up to an hour, creates mp3 file on your desktop - sits there throughout the day



Can't think of Interview questions when hiring someone? Have a look here.



This one's really cool! Remove backgrounds from images automatically and then edit the background to something else.



U Scanner (formerly YouCam Snap) is a simple all-in-one scanning app that allows you to capture and enhance.....

1. There’s too much competition

In most cases, the reason a website doesn’t rank is that there’s simply too much competition. If you optimise your website pages and blog posts for competitive keywords and keyphrases, such as [dog behavior], [robot vacuum cleaner], or [real estate agent], chances are high you won’t rank for that term.

To find out if this is the problem, run a search and check the results pages for your keyword. Who dominates the first page? Do you see many competitors/websites that have already firmly established themselves in this niche? Odds are, your site doesn’t have the.....


Bigstock is an excellent resource for images, whether you are designing flyers or brochures, or creating a website. You can get started by signing up for a 7-day free trial, diving into their awesome collection of 26 million or so high-quality stock images, and selecting up to 35 images for free.


26 million is a large number, but the images are extremely well organized, and finding what you need is rarely a problem.





Stockfresh, with its millions of stock photos, vectors, and illustrations, features the best prices on the market. You.....

It seems that every now and then you might receive a letter by post from 'dubious' domain company, with what they call "An invitation to register" but looks suspiciously like an invoice and providing payment options of $249.00.

Myself and 2 other customers received our letters recently on the same day - anyone else??


If you hold your Domain Name/s with Miniwebs, please note that these letters DO NOT come from Miniwebs. If you read correctly, the domain name shown is not actually one you hold, it may be a .com variation. (If you are not sure where your domain is held, give us a call.....

One of the simplest ways to add content is to create a news section that you can update on a daily or weekly basis. 

You could launch this in the form of a blog, which our website designers could easily arrange for you at CSI Media.

Then you could provide an RSS feed so that people can follow your news whenever you publish it to keep up to date with school information.

It could be a good idea to include a section on educational content on your website for students or other visitors. For example, you could create an entire section dedicated to learning, containing information and links.....

We are living in the digital age now and almost every website/activity we engage with, wants us to log in with a username and password and then we are expected to remember them all!

As an administrator for many client websites and email accounts, I get asked so often 'do you know what my password is?' The short answer is 'No'.

Passwords are YOURS - you should be the only one who knows them.

As a business owner you should DEFINITELY have systems in place to store all those passwords - and NOT in a notebook or bits of paper hanging around the office.

LastPass (https://www.lastpass.com/) -


Creating a Wordpress website is something many small business people would like to do themselves - well at least have a go!

Below, is a great article on building your own Wordpress website.



You will of course need a Domain Name and website hosting but Miniwebs can help you with both of those PLUS we can install Wordpress ready for you to use and work with. No need to worry about the technical side of things.


Contact us at Miniwebs and we’ll get you started!



How to make a website

Okay, here’s the plan.....

Spam emails are an ongoing issues and it's unlikely we will ever be rid of it unfortunately.

Spam is different to everyone - some consider every unwanted email a spam email, others happily accept them then just delete them if not needed.

But 'real' and dangerous spam are the ones we all need to be aware of.


Nigerian Scams

We've all had these emails I'm sure!

You're about to inherit a large sum of money or someone is crying poor and desperately needs your help.

DON'T go any further - simply delete these emails. There's little sense nowadays in adding them to your unwanted.....

Many things in our business life need to be pre-planned and starting or re-building a website is no exceptions. Here are some tips you need to be aware of before you get started: 

  1. Make sure you select a domain name that you can say over the phone and not have to spell out every time you talk to someone. Choose a name that's short and easy to remember.
  2. Make sure your domain name is registered in YOUR name or your business name, not with the person who may be assisting you.

  3. Have access to and own your own hosting account - if someone is setting this up for you, ensure you will.....

I've had a busy couple of weeks with 2 conferences to attend. In Sydney, I attended the "Business Blueprint" conference you may have heard me talk about before.

We had 4 days of amazing speakers from finance, marketing, tech tools, training and lead generation. If you ever want to just get a glimpse into what Business Blueprint is all about, then you should check out the 52Ways One Day seminars that are absolutely FREE to attend.

Why '52' Ways?

Dale Beaumont, the founder of Business Blueprint runs through exactly 52 ways you can improve your business using some amazing strategies and.....

Using a MAC?

Giphy Capture - GIPHY CAPTURE is the best way to create GIFs on your Mac. Simple, powerful, free, and easy enough for pretty much everyone and even a few small mammals.




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Free slogan maker - Discover catchy slogan ideas for your brand, simply enter a word into the generator and you're given loads of ideas for a catchy slogan.

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Convert anything to or from a PDF format - Compress a PDF - Convert to a JPG file





The super fast colour schemes generator!

Create, save and share perfect palettes in seconds!




A revolutionary all in one video hosting solution with a suite of video marketing tools that helps you grow with video. Free and Paid versions.


Until next week.....



If you were a visitor to your website - what would you think? Is your website an attractive storefront or is it a bit of a mess? Is the design and navigation easy or confusing?

Here’s some things that indicate you may have a website problem

Visual design is poor or outdated

  • Tiny pictures that don’t enlarge, horrible old slideshow images, a common ‘boxed’ feel? Tiny font sizes, Can’t read the words on a mobile device.

  • All are symptoms of older websites which were great way back when they wer built but - really, time for an update? Yes, it costs money but are your prospective customers.....

Listed below are some of the mistakes you try to avoid when acquiring a new domain name:
1. Taking the domain/business name decision lightly
Don’t just buy the first domain that looks good. Many people do this only to seriously regret it later. Make sure you treat the domain/business name as a serious decision.
2. Thinking small instead of big
Starting out small doesn’t mean you will remain small. Cornering yourself into a niche or locale can limit your potential. Thinking big from the start can expand your world of opportunity.
3. Thinking “good enough” instead of.....


A Virtual Assistant may be an office administration professional, an SEO specialist, a web developer or any other individual who works from the comfort of their own home office or a leased office space or anywhere they want to be!



A Virtual Assistant can be engaged from overseas or here in Australia and generally works online completing tasks you assign to them.


What does a Virtual Assistant do? 

Well, there are endless ways this can be answered, but in short, a Virtual Assistant does the majority of things that a personal assistant or office.....


Create mockups, logos, videos & designs in seconds!





Get your own "About Me" page here - upload your image, add an email signature, a website URL, your bio.




Connect your team with a business communication platform that powers voice, video, messages, and meetings across your existing devices.



Good Email Copy

Looking for inspiration on what to write in some of your emails? Welcome emails, invoicing issues, invitations and more.

Do you know what platform your website is built on? Wordpress? Joomla? Drupal? or another CMS system? Or is it still an HTML website?

Do you even know how to access your website to make any changes?

Or, do you know who your hosting provider is? (They would likely send you a bill every year to keep your website active?)

Are you keen to start to learn about this part of your business?

One might say as business owners we know everything about our business but a staggering number of business owners have a website online but no idea of how to manage it and keep it updated. It should be.....

There's loads of easy tech tools out there to help in your business but here's just a couple of quick ones - more next week! 

One of my favourites!


Enter your keyword & he’ll suggest content ideas in seconds..

Free Images

We all like to find free images we can legally use so here's a couple of websites you may or may not know about:

https://pexels.com - advertised as "The best free stock photos & videos shared by talented creators."

https://unsplash.com - The internet’s source of freely useable images.

Both of these sites you simply enter.....

Did you know that making changes to your website and keeping your content updated, will actually help your website visitor search results?

Google loves fresh content - new blog posts, changes to image galleries, new website pages, updating your current pages that have been around a while etc.

If you're wanting to get more visitors to your website, then CONTENT IS KING!

But that's all very well - HOW do you make those changes?

If you have a Wordpress, or Joomla website, or Drupal or any other content management system, then you likely have been given your administrator access details at.....

Ever wondered what the best image sizes are for your Facebook/Pinterest/Google My Business / LinkedIn etc, images are?
Here's a latest 2019 run-down of optimum dimensions for your images.

Page Cover Photo - 1200 x 675px (allow for cropping top and bottom)
Group Cover Photo - 1640px x 859px (allow for cropping top and bottom)
Event Cover Photo - 1200px x 675px
Profile Picture - 170px x 170px - can be larger but square, crops in round
Link Image - 1200px x 628px
Photo Post - Optimal widths 720, 960, 2048 - height up to 2:3
Facebook prioritises images with less text. (20% rule no longer.....

As per the bounce-back message - the inbox was full and needs to be increased via CPanel

But for a long term solution, I would highly recommend a switch to the likes of G-suite where the minimum use email is 15-30GB whereas a server can not generally hold that amount of email. It's dedicated email and is much more

G-Suite is a paid dedicated service - like anything, you get what you pay for but have a look at G-Suite anyway - I recommend all users of higher level email, to transfer to G-Suite.

It's a long term and much preferred solution and I do have a Google Provider who can assist in.....

Content that flashes or flickers can trigger seizures in susceptible individuals. Therefore flashing or flickering content should be avoided.

The best technique for addressing this issue is to avoid using content that flashes or flickers. Not only can it cause seizures, but it’s likely to be annoying or distracting for users in general.

Do you have a business website?
Is the content updated regularly?
Is there just the one person on your staff who knows how to access the administration side of the website and make those changes.
What happens when that one person leaves?
Is the framework of your website being updated regularly?
And what about the plug-ins and modules? Did you know that these need to be updated regularly?
Is there a full backup off-site for your website?

These questions and more can often be the misconceptions where someone says 'hey, it's easy to run your own website' - but really?? 
Do you really  have.....

If you were a visitor to your website - what would you think? Is your website an attractive storefront or is it a bit of a mess? Is the design and navigation easy or confusing?

Here’s some things that indicate you may have a website problem

  1. Visual design is poor or outdated
    Tiny pictures that don’t enlarge, horrible old slideshow images, a common ‘boxed’ feel? Tiny font sizes, Can’t read the words on a mobile device.
    All are symptoms of older websites which were great way back when they wer built but - really, time for an update? Yes, it costs money but are your prospective customers.....

We love working out what makes things tick and how to implement it into our every day business lives.

Everything we do at Miniwebs is based on the intrigue of working online, what makes things tick, learning and being able to pass on our knowledge.

We manage to do all this learning by spending long periods of time online - learning, updating and improving our knowledge skill set.

We’re good at what we do and when speaking with you, we ask the right questions so we can offer you the best advice possible.

We are then able to deliver our services of providing online website support from.....

How much does a New Website cost?

To build a new website and have it activated live online, you need the following:

A Domain name  |  Website hosting  |  A website build

The cost of a website created with Miniwebs, includes your hosting and a domain name.

Here’s some plans to get you thinking.....

Clients are often concerned at why their website is not ranking higher on Google Search results.
Here's just some of the features you need to start making that happen - and these are nothing to do with PAID SEO - that's a whole other ball-game!
  • Have a domain name which contains your keywords.
  • Move your site to HTTPS if you use the personal data of users online.
  • Have Google and Bing Webmaster Tools accounts.
  • Use Google Tag Manager to manage all of your site tracking activities in one place.
  • Optimise the TITLEs of your pages for the targeted keywords.
  • Use a Landing Page SEO report to.....

Over the years and without any maintenance or updates, our business websites can be come insecure, outdated and of late, not mobile friendly.

They are also more prone to being hacked if they become outdated and not maintained.

If you've ever looked at someone else's website and it's not 'mobile-friendly' on your own device, I'm sure you simply move on to another site that is up to date and easy to navigate.

Working too many hours? Not enough Profit? Overwhelmed?

If you haven't yet been to a "52 Ways" Seminar, it's coming back to Brisbane - and it's FREE to attend!

This has been the best seminar I have ever attended and literally provides 52 things you can do to improve your business.

Here at Miniwebs, we use "Asana" - https://asana.com

Each of our customers have their own 'Project' and whenever a website update task comes in from a client, a 'Task' is created under the Project.

That task can have a due date assigned to it and all tasks can be sorted by due date, or Project, however we wish.

But not only that - you can have other staff members on your team and assign projects and tasks to them as required.

Recurring tasks can be allocated - they just pop up onto todays task as they become due.

But like everything, it's all trial and error but I highly recommend Asana.....

On-page SEO is the practice of optimising individual webpages in order to rank higher and earn more relevant traffic in search engines.

On-Page SEO includes (but not limited to): Meta Robots tag, Robots.txt, including your URL in your sitemap, internal links on each of your pages, having an SSL installed, Heading Tags, Page Titles and Meta Descriptions.

Working too many hours? Not enough Profit? Overwhelmed?

If you haven't yet been to a "52 Ways" Seminar, it's coming back to Brisbane - and it's FREE to attend!

his has been the best seminar I have ever attended and literally provides 52 things you can do to improve your business.

What do you do when Search Console is detecting mobile usability issues on your site?

When one webmaster took to the Webmaster Help Forum asking for help and noting that the problem is  

A) content wider than the screen and B) links too close together

John Mueller gave his expert opinion replying with:

 “One of the problems I see here is that we have a really hard time crawling your site -- the server is slow in responding,

which means we can't crawl as much as we'd need to properly understand your website.

In particular, sometimes we can't request the various.....

Page one of search results is what all business owners would like to achieve. But getting there is hard work and staying there is probably even harder! That's where SEO comes in.

Search engine optimization (SEO), in its simplest terms, is the process of making changes to your website to make it more visible to search engines and improve your site's rank.

Starting and building a website is no longer as difficult as it once was. There are a multitude of tutorials and videos online to help you along the way. But like anything, if you want a complicated multi-page site with lots of different features then yes, you probably are better off getting a web developer or agemcy to do this for you. And of course, here at Miniwebs we can do that for you :)

Have you noticed an increase of spam since building your website?

Is that email spam driving you crazy?

If you answered yes to the above then it’s time to find a way to protect your email address from the hackers who scrape websites for email addresses and then sell them to spammers who fill your inbox with crap.

Clearing your web browser's cache, cookies, and history will often clear up issues you are having regarding not seeing some updated content you are expecting or a site not loading as expected. But doing so may also remove some data that you wish to keep.

Often it's just a case of you re-entering a browser URL again but in the past (and based on the number of websites I visit a day), I have never had an issue clicking 'clear everything). But before you actually click 'clear everything', you may like to read the 'fine print' as to what you are about to do.

Blogging is almost becoming essential to maintaining an online presence, standing out above the competition, and even obtaining customers.

If you want to make yourself known to your target audience, your business needs a blog.

A 'Google My Business' listing is totally free.

If you do not have a Google Account, the first thing you need to do is Create a Google Email Address

Next, sign up for Google My Business listing for what your business is and follow the instructions as given in making your GMB listing. You need to complete all the information asked by Google and ensure every detail is filled including your business location,  phone number, maybe a picture of your work venue etc.


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