Screenshots can be a very handy tool to use for a variety of reasons. From assisting your web hosting support staff or IT Team with issues or errors you are seeing to showing family or friends something you may find interesting on a web page or program that doesn't allow sharing by traditional means. It's a fantastic skill to learn, not just for web designers but for anybody who uses a computer regularly.
Hosting Australia have just become aware of a scam that is doing the rounds of Australian Businesses, that we think all our highly valued clients should be aware of. Its loosely referred to as the "CEO Fraud", "Bogus Boss" or "Insider Spoofing" scam, and its very tricky and well targeted.
Over the years we have all heard of the Nigerian Bank / Inheritance email scams...yep, the one we all know and love...hmm, well maybe not love, but most people know them or have heard about them in way shape or form. They were very common a few years ago, but these days most high tech, effective and efficient spam filters will actually look for phrases like "Nigerian + inheritance" and similar when scanning your emails, so a lot of you wont even see these emails arrive in the inbox. Although, rest assured they are still around.
With the ongoing evolution of the digital age, so too have the fraudsters evolved...and the latest offering is a very nasty and potentially damaging one. Its costs billions of dollars world wide and lost dozens of employees their jobs...for simply doing what they thought the boss requested.
People quite often will ask our Support Teams "How do I start with Joomla? Its a tricky question, because whilst Joomla is intuitive and once you get your head around how it flows...you can build feature rich sites, in a fraction of the time it would take to hand code or use other CMS systems.
But getting started is tricky...the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor and the combination of Modules, Articles and Menus can be daunting. But never fear, the Joomla.Org site has all the help you could possibly need.
'How NOT to choose a web host' may seem like an odd question...but funnily enough, its just as relevant as the age old question, 'How do I chose a host?' There are certainly plenty of hosts to choose from out there and there can be various reasons you are looking for a new host or thinking of changing hosts.
It can be for a low price - Bad!
It can be a new website designer has persuaded you that you need to move services to his provider - Bad!
Here are some quick reasons why NOT to chose a host!
WordPress versus Joomla has quickly become one of the most common questions asked when people are looking to start out with a new website, right along with 'What Hosting Package do I need?' Lets be honest, its not an easy question to answer, but Hosting-Australia.com's web gurus have tried to break it down and hopefully make the answer a little easier to arrive at when you are tying to decide on your new Web Site platform.
SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is as important to your business...yep, even an offline one...as a Yellow or White Pages listing was 10 or 15 years ago. I have literally seen clients in tears over missed Yellow Pages deadlines...and a dropped Google Ranking can have much the same effect. Its a vital cog in making sure your website and your business is noticed.
There have been some major shifts in the direction of online marketing in the last few years. First it was paid Google Adverts, then in came Facebook Book and Twitter Ads. Its certainly true, both these are vital to an online business...but they are not cheap and you need to keep paying to keep the ads running. Whereas SEO, which is often referred to as Organic Search Results can be a very cost effective method of driving sales to your business. Especially if you can identify a niche market which an SEO Expert can help you in targeting. It can mean a small outlay, will return you with months, sometimes years worth of traffic to your website.