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02 October 2017How to Handle Your Online Business Queries

In today’s digital, fast-paced society, businesses are confronted with more queries than ever before and more channels by which to field these queries. Here are five best practices to ensure that you handle your online queries in the best possible way.

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14 June 2017Importance of Mobile in 2017

To ensure your brand and business is being steered in the right direction one needs to be aware of the pressure technology is placing on brands. People expect to be informed, educated and entertained. Expectation levels are higher than ever before.

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05 May 2017Why Small Businesses Need Online Advertising

Are you a small business finding it difficult to compete with larger companies, as your marketing budget is seen to be more limited than theirs? Fortunately, you now have a chance thanks to online advertising, as it allows you to better position and compete alongside larger companies without blowing your budget!

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Outsource Social Media Management
03 April 2017Should I Outsource my Social Media Management?

With social media playing a very important role in a brand’s online success, companies have started to take notice and are asking themselves whether they need to outsource their social media management.

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Facebook Marketing Solutions
15 March 2017Do I need a website if I already have a Facebook Page?

Many of you might be asking yourselves the same question on why do you need a website when a Facebook Page is for free? And yes, social media particularly Facebook offers business owners phenomenal opportunities to interact with new and existing customers, but is a Facebook Page really enough?

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Beware of SEO Scams
06 March 2017Beware of SEO Scams

While SEO consultants can provide clients with valuable services, some unethical SEO consultants have given the industry a bad name through their aggressive marketing efforts and unrealistic claims to try and win over clients.

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Online Business Processes solutions
24 February 2017Online Business Processes

The explosive growth of Business to Consumer (B2C) has created a lot of attention over the past few years as more and more businesses opt to sell their products and services online. This is where companies have jumped on the bandwagon and utilised Business to Business (B2B), as their customers have become accustomed to the ability to make retail and lifestyle purchases online.

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mobile first index will take some time
16 January 2017Industry News: Google says the mobile first index will take some time

In a Google webmaster hangout, Google’s John Mueller said that Google will release the mobile-first index later this year

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Web design trends to shape web design
28 November 2016Website trends that will shape web design in 2017

Website design is an ever changing field and staying on top of trends can help your business flourish and set you apart from competitors. Impress the consumers of tomorrow by ensuring that your website is ready for 2017 by having a look at the website trends that will shape web design in 2017.

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Create an Effective Social Media Strategy Today
06 September 2016Create an Effective Social Media Strategy Today!

Social media is more than simply posting on Facebook and other online platforms, and hoping for the best. Instead, it’s a marketing platform where a strong and strategic social media presence forms a critical part of the purchase decision-making process.

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5 ways to improve your content marketing strategy today
22 July 20165 Ways to Improve Your Content Marketing Strategy

Content is and still remains to be ‘king’, and as the digital marketing landscape continues to evolve rapidly, marketers need to ensure that they implement and invest in creating a content strategy that is creative, personal and unique, to help drive their brand towards success.

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Digital Marketing tips
25 February 2016Top 5 Step-by-Step reasons why you should invest in Digital Marketing Today

Digital marketing is a form of marketing that is continuing to grow as more and more businesses choose this option over traditional marketing. Take a look at why you should invest in it and how Online Innovations can help you.

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Visual Content Marketing  rules
29 October 2015The Rise of Visual Content Marketing

2015 has seen the rise of visual content marketing in the form of images and videos on websites, blogs and, most prominently, social media posts. Find out what exactly it is and how Online Innovations can help you.

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The Importance of Good Web Design
01 October 2015The Importance of Good Web Design

Online Innovations offers quality website design services. Take a look at why the design of your website is so important and why you should stay ahead of the digital trends.

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Easy Steps to Rank in Search Engine Results Pages
31 August 2015Easy Steps to Rank in Search Engine Results Pages

We have compiled 8 simple steps for you to follow to make sure your website ranks on Google. These ranking factors range from the design of your website and keywords to the compatibility and display of your website.

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Inbound Marketing and Tips to get Started
30 July 2015Inbound Marketing and Tips to get Started

Inbound Marketing is a form of marketing where a brand attracts customers by means of interesting, entertaining and educational content, as well as social media participation. Take a look at how Online Innovations can help you.

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What is Content Marketing
19 June 2015What is Content Marketing?

Content Marketing goes hand-in-hand with your SEO, PPC and Social Media to form part of your overall marketing strategy. Take a look at how Online Innovations can help you with your Content Marketing.

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Googles Mobile-friendly Update Rolls out Today
21 April 2015Google’s Mobile-friendly Update Rolls out Today

Google's Mobile-friendly Update means that in order to improve your SEO ranking, you need to make sure your website is mobile-friendly. Take a look at what this update entails and why you need to get your website mobile-friendly today!

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Choosing the Right Web Agency for your Website
07 April 2015Choosing the Right Web Agency for your Website

Choosing the right web company to design, create, host and possibly market your website isn't always an easy choice. Take a look at some of Online Innovations' helpful tips so you know what to look out for when choosing one.

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The Difference between Non-responsive Mobile and Responsive Websites
19 March 2015The Difference between Non-responsive, Mobile and Responsive Websites

With Google's recent announcement that websites need to be mobile-friendly in order to rank well, we take a look at the differences between non-responsive, mobile and responsive websites.

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The Benefits of Having an E-commerce Website
05 March 2015The Benefits of Having an E-commerce Website

Online Innovations shows you that it's easy to organise an E-commerce website for your business, as well as what the benefits are of having one. We can help you every step of the way when it comes to designing, developing and running your online shop.

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Online Innovations Special Offers the Ultimate Web Starter Package
24 February 2015Online Innovations' Special Offers the Ultimate Web Starter Package

Have you been thinking of taking your business online? We have a fantastic offer where we provide you with a starter package consisting of all the basic essentials you need when building your new website.

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Invest in Online Paid Advertising
12 February 2015Invest in Online Paid Advertising

It’s no secret that websites’ presence on the World Wide Web is growing and growing – just last year it was announced that we reached the one billion mark, meaning there are now over one billion websites on the web.

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Taking your Business Processes Online
05 February 2015Taking your Business Processes Online

Taking your business processes online has many benefits. From online registration systems, debit orders and internal management systems, they're ideal for keeping the customers satisfied and having an easy experience with your company. Take a look at how Online Innovations can do this for your business.

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The Importance of a Mobile-Friendly Website
29 January 2015The Importance of a Mobile-Friendly Website

The use of mobile devices is on the rise and with this comes the need for more and more businesses to invest in a mobile-friendly website. Online Innovations shows you why it's important and how it will benefit your customers.

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Embark on Some Website Changes in 2015
22 January 2015Embark on Some Website Changes in 2015

2015 is going to see many businesses choosing to optimise their existing websites rather than designing new ones. Take a look at how Online Innovations can do this for you.

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Benefits of using our Social Media Services
15 January 2015Benefits of using our Social Media Services

With social media marketing ever on the rise, we take you through what Online Innovations can do for your company's social media. We also show you a very successful case study of ours of our client, House of York.

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Why Your Domain Name is so Important
15 December 2014Why Your Domain Name is so Important

When it comes to your domain name, you need to make sure you own it and that a reputable company hosts it. Online Innovations has the advice you need and domain name services too.

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How to Market your Website Effectively
08 December 2014How to Market your Website Effectively

When it comes to marketing your website, there are many ways you can do it effectively. Take a look at our tips, from SEO and PPC to social media and newsletters.

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Choosing the Right Domain Name
01 December 2014Choosing the Right Domain Name

Choosing the right domain name isn't as easy as it seems. Domain names need to have certain features in order for your website to rank well. Take a look at what it entails and what we can do to help you.

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The Power of Words
24 November 2014The Power of Words

Find out why website content is so important for SEO and how Online Innovations can help you get your website to the top.

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Benefits of Upgrading and Redesigning your Website
31 October 2014Benefits of Upgrading and Redesigning your Website

Every few years, it's recommended that you upgrade your website. Take a look at the amazing benefits of having your website redesigned.

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Dont use your Profile as a Business Page
09 October 2014Don't use your Profile as a Business Page

Many companies are still using their personal Facebook profiles as a business page. Not only is it not allowed, but they're also missing out on the fantastic features that can be used when managing a proper business page.

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Make Sure Your SEO Counts
01 September 2014Make Sure Your SEO Counts

Take a look at our tips and advice on how to make sure that your SEO for your website counts. From metas and image tags to your URL, read it here.

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How to handle a social media crisis
15 May 2014Handling a Social Media Crisis - the Bad and the Good

These days, many people take to social media to complain about a bad experience with a company or brand, so how do you handle this crisis in the right way? We have some tips for you.

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Digital and SA business influence each other
25 April 2014Digital World to Bring Major Changes to SA Business

Find out all out how South Africans are taking their businesses online and all of the benefits of doing so.

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All you need to know about Heartbleed
01 April 2014Introducing the Infamous Heartbleed Internet Bug

Heartbleed is the internet bug that is hacking people of their passwords and other security information. We tell you all you need to know about this virus and how to prevent it from affecting you.

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Digital products are taxed from April 2014
02 March 2014Be Prepared - Your Digital Products will be Taxed from April 2014

From April 2014, electronic products will be taxed. This ranges from online content to webinars - learn more from our blog.

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Websites come first before other online marketing
08 January 2014Websites First!

Make sure that your website is contextual and optimised so that your business can be at the top of Google's search engine results pages.

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Why infographics are important
20 August 2013Why you Should Add Infographics to your Website

Making your website visual makes it more appealing to your visitors, which is why infographics are often a good decision. Read 6 reasons why your website needs an infographic here.

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All about search engine marketing
15 May 2013Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

The use of AdWords to advertise online is becoming more and more popular. At Online Innovations, we can do this for you by means of search engine marketing.

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Make sure you touch on all aspects of web design
20 April 2013Website Checklist

Take a moment to evaluate your website so that you can make sure you have done everything correctly. Our website checklist is a great way to go about this.

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Know all about open source
05 March 2013Open Source

Read all about what open source code is, the impact it may have on you and if it's the right choice for you.

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Websites SEO PPC and marketing are all important
09 February 2013You need more than a Website

Traffic to your website needs to be pushed and this very often takes more effort than the website development itself. We offer these services, so read more to find out about it.

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All about the SERPs
01 November 2012Understanding the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs)

As a business, you ideally want to appear above, if not at the top, of your competition on the search engine results pages (SERPs). We can help you achieve this through SEO and AdWords.

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Make your website appeal to Google
02 September 2012If your Website Appeals to People, it will Appeal to Google too

We have tips on social media optimisation for you so that Google can love your website as much as you do.

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Why Google Apps are important
27 July 2012Google Apps - A Must for Business

With years of experience, we can safely say that Google Apps is important as far as your online presence is concerned. Read all about why they are a must for business.

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Benefits of inbound linking
04 June 2012In-bound Linking from Mini-sites

Although Google gives a new domain name a short boost when first published, it is moved to the sandbox for a long period of time and websites need to earn back their spot. Read more here.

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Why infographics are important
10 May 2012Google and your Website

Google and your website are able to work hand in hand to get your website to the top if you do it properly. Learn more about this from our blog.

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Choose a good website address
15 April 2012What makes a Good Website Address?

When setting up a website or even visiting one, you want to know if it's worth your time. Take a look at the features that will help you identify what a good website is.

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Be social on social media
03 April 2012Be Social!

Read our case study blog on how social media has proven to improve business by allowing brands to reach more people.

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Choose a valid domain name
07 February 2012Are you sure that you own your Website Address?

If you already own a domain name or if you are considering registering on one, read this helpful blog about all you need to know to make sure you do it properly.

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Keep your website up-to-date
11 January 2012Keep your Website up-to-date

With consumers doing everything on the internet from shopping and banking to making bookings, we need to make sure our websites keep up-to-date. Read on the benefits of this here.

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Take advantage of social medias offerings
11 October 2011Making the Most of Social Media

When setting up social media platforms for your business, make sure you get the right advice and get it right from the beginning.

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How websites affect business
10 September 2011The Role of a Website in a Business

A website is not only a marketing resource, but it's also a business tool. Take a look at how to start thinking of the role it will play in your business.

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The internet offers a wide range of possibilities
19 August 2011Internet: More than Meets the Eye

There is so much more to the internet than just having a website, such as SEO, keywords, marketing and the list goes on. Read more about it here.

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Benefitting from a CMS
16 July 2011Benefitting from a Content Management System (CMS)

Online Innovations takes pride in owning all the source code to our CMS that we offer to clients. See how you can benefit from a content management system.

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Reasons to have a website committee
21 June 2011The Need for a Separate Website Committee

Website strategies are not particularly suited to the marketing or IT departments in your company which is why you will need a web committee or webmaster to keep your website up-to-date.

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Social media sites and network benefits
13 June 2011Benefitting from Social Media Sites and Networks

With social media expanding more and more, it is becoming popular with business marketing. Take a look at the benefits of using social media.

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Why meta date is needed for SEO
04 May 2011The Relevance of Meta Data for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Meta titles, keywords and descriptions all play a role in where your website ranks on the SERPs. See how relevant it is to your SEO.

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Googles Local Business Centre
06 February 2011Google's Local Business Centre

Google's Local Business Centre gives you the most control over the way your business listing appears in Google Maps.

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Reasons why you need a website
18 January 2011Why You Need a Website

Websites are the way forward when it comes to growing your business. Take a look at some of the reasons why you need a website.

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How to get your business noticed on the internet
05 January 2011Getting Noticed on the Internet

You can take full advantage of the internet and its benefits simply by learning more about it. Take a look at how to get your business noticed on the internet.

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