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DSO News and BLOG articles

Welcome to our news and information blog pages. We love to share industry news and information related to you, our customers. If you would like us to focus on anything of interest to you, please feel free to ask. Most of the following article are written after receiving feedback and repeated questions or request for advice and help.
wordpress maintenance

Maintaining your WordPress website

Like anything in your business, your website is an investment that needs nurturing. Without maintenance, your Wordpress site is probably giving you no return on investment – and at worst, it would be vulnerable to hackers. You cannot afford to have a static website -

So your WordPress website is live – what next?

Unlike Field of Dreams, it’s not enough to build a WordPress website and hope they will come, In fact, the launch of your site is merely the start of the process. If you want customers to find you online, and to set your website up as a voice of authority in your

Google My Business

A basic guide to Google Pages

If you are not already there, then it is time to 'get on Google' and set up a business page. Google Places has been renamed and rejigged Google My Business and now Google will help your business go even further. Google My Business allows you to: be found more

Consider your target audience

Consider your website audience

When you are building a new website, it’s not enough for you to think it looks good and is functional. A major part of planning a website is to consider your audience. Hopefully, you have already mapped out your target audience as part of your marketing plan, so

Video ideas

Lost for video ideas? Here’s six to get you started

We have all heard about how awesome video is and how all businesses should use it as a way to engage and inspire your target audience. After all, You Tube is the biggest search engine after Google. And by telling your story in a natural way, you show your prospects that

google trusted stores

Google Trusted Stores

Those of you who are used to online shopping (or who own an online store and keep an eye on competitors – especially those in the USA), would have come across a nifty little badge identifying a site as a “Google Trust Store”. When you click on this badge, you get

Linkedin company pages

Creating a LinkedIn company page

By now you should be aware of the important of having a personal profile on LinkedIn and how to make it work for you, but did you know you can also set up a LinkedIn Page for your business. A LinkedIn Company page lets people learn more about your business, as well as

email marketing

Five magic email marketing ideas

These days, social media grabs a lot of the marketing headlines, but speaking directly to your customers through your email list will always be the most powerful weapon in your marketing armoury. The trick to be heard above all other email marketers is to add some magic


Seven steps to social media success

As a small business owner, you probably don’t have too much time – or resources – to sink into your marketing efforts. Which is why you should be thinking about how to get the most bang out of social media, with the minimal time output. Yes social media does take

wordpress maintenance

Maintaining your WordPress Website

WordPress websites are the choice of most Australian (and international) small businesses – mainly because their interface means they can be updated regularly, and fairly easily when you know how. Unfortunately, a lot of business people assume that if they have a

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