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Neil McNulty

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Our market is forever changing and one problem we all face as business owners is that some website designers are cheaper than others. To help you identify why this is the case and why cheaper is definitely not better when it comes to website design, we thought we should show you why. Building a new website is as certain as tax is for businesses that operate in today’s world. Without a doubt there are millions of “designers”, “developers” and “agencies” who will help your business get an online presence. Which one should you go for as a business owner? What makes them better than others? How do you know who is providing what and how do you know that they are doing good work? This can be very hard for people to understand. The first thing you need to really look at is the User Interface / UI / aesthetics / theme behind the site. While looking professional is a big thi... (more)

Why You Should Take Google Updates Like Penguin Seriously

What with Panda, Penguin and Possum, Google’s family of algorithms are quite the menagerie! But when it comes to updates, they are not to be taken lightly! Let’s take Penguin, for example. Launched in 2012, it’s been two years since the last Penguin Google update but some very big changes were made recently. Google designed Penguin to catch out websites who were buying links, or obtaining them through link networks designed to boost Google rankings, to boost their own rankings. Fair enough, right? You might not know it, but Google uses more than 200 signals to help you find wha... (more)

Optimizing your Joomla website for better performance

The process of optimizing your Joomla website is something that can be ongoing and quite time consuming if it is something you have not done in the past. We have put together a standard list of plugins and tips you can use to help get better performance from your Joomla website and to make it more secure. The process which we follow at Suncoast Web Solutions when optimizing a Joomla website and improving its security has been formulated over many years of experience and one that does yield results. Your Website Hosting One area that a lot of websites tend to suffer website perfor... (more)

Web Development Trends In 2017 Will Be Challenging And Exciting

Web development solutions are evolving at an ever increasing speed, reflecting not only major advances in technology, but also changes in customer expectations. Along with those expectations comes the knowledge that competition in the marketplace is intense, and the customer is in the driving seat. So, with 2017 underway, and major changes expected in SEO strategies this year, what trends can we expect to see in website design and development? What’s Hot In 2017? If we had to answer that in one sentence, we would say the most important website trend in 2017 would be one that enh... (more)

Queensland Government Digital Media Grant Round 2

Small business often appears to fall through the cracks and miss out on the great opportunity that markets have to offer due to a lack of funding. This may be the case for a lot of businesses nationally and without a doubt globally, unless of course you have a business that is from Queensland. The Queensland Government has released an initative for small businesses and helping them get their businesses in the following areas: Digital Media Content Creation – this includes website design, website development, mobile app development and social media Internet Marketing Campaign Crea... (more)