great idea

Web Photo Resizer

Web Photo Resizer is so simple & easy

Web Resizer banner

Web Resizer control panel

Easy to use Control Panel

Web Photo Resizer makes editing photos faster you can;

  • reduce image size
  • crop photos
  • sharpen
  • resize – change width and height
  • rotate
  • adjust contrast, brightness, saturation
  • convert photo to black and white
  • add a border
  • no registration required
  • & it’s free!

Website address is http://webresizer.com

Web Photo Resizer How to Guide

Reducing image size is important so a manageable file sized image can be uploaded & used on your website. As the larger the image file file size is it loads slower & used extra storage space for no useful purpose.

Web Resizer resize file size

Cropping images is very handy when you only want a section of the original image.

Web Resizer cropping image

Adjust image contrast, brightness, saturation & convert photos to black and white

Web Resizer gray scale

Adding a border to images

Web Resizer framing an image

Rounding corners of images can greatly enhance the image on your web page.

Web Resizer rounded corners

Do these and more image editing fast and easily online at Web Resizer

 

10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About

In our era of advanced technology and high-speed Internet connections, you can find information on virtually anything.

In the space of just a few minutes, we can find recipes for the tastiest pie or learn all about the theory of wave-particle duality.

But more often than not, we have to sift through a vast body of knowledge to get the information we need, and this can take hours rather than minutes.

This is why Bright Side has put together a list of the most effective methods for searching Google to help you find the precious material you’re looking for in just a couple of clicks.

1. Either this or that

Sometimes we’re not sure that we’ve correctly remembered the information or the name we need to start our search.Search Secrets

But this doesn’t have to be a problem! Simply put in a few potential variations of what you’re looking for, and separate them by typing the “|“ symbol.

Instead of this symbol you can also use ”or.” Then it’s easy enough to choose the result that makes the most sense.

2. Searching using synonyms

Our language is rich in synonyms.

Sometimes this can be very convenient when doing research online. If you need to find websites on a given subject rather than those that include a specific phrase, add the “~” symbol to your search.

For example, if you search for the term “healthy ~food” you’ll get results about the principles of healthy eating, cooking recipes, as well as healthy dining options.

3. Searching within websites

Sometimes you read an interesting article on a website and find yourself subsequently wanting to share it with your friends or simply reread it.

The easiest way to find the desired piece of information again is to search within the website.

To do this, type the address of the site, then a key word or entire phrase from the article, and it should come up immediately.

Continue Reading…

Source: 10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About

 

 

good cheap or fast

When Cheap is NOT the Cheapest

Yes, that’s right!

We all love to get a bargain – I think that it is just human nature.good cheap or fast

We love to shop around and save a few bucks here and there.

It feels like a little victory at the time when you save some money.

History has shown me over 16 years offering quality Online Solutions

Many small business owners try

  1. the cheap guy or girl, some are family members or neighbours, who you really can’t say no to as you want to encourage them.
  2. The others are those smoooooth or fast talkers.
  3. That cheap Indian or Filipino guys that rang or emailed you.
  4. Or those cheap DIY websites that have cheap shared hosting & you need to redirect your domain name to view it, like WIX,  Vista Print & Square Space etc…

So many times the new website either don’t perform, the business doesn’t get support and normally that happens soon after the website is finished (if it gets that far) the business owner can’t contact the web developer or just doesn’t give the support that the business owner thought they paid for.

Never has it been seen to get a Good, Cheap & Fast job done at the same time.

You need to choose:

  • Good & Cheapit won’t be fast
  • Fast & Goodit won’t be cheap
  • Cheap & Fastit won’t be good

We have cost effective, web solutions with ongoing life support & have done of over 16 years.

If you want peace of mind with your online exposure contact us today

 

 

 

 

 

 

online reviews

Reviews Affect Your Ranking

Reviews of Your Business, Products & Services

The online review has become the most effective, trusted method for consumers to check out companies and products before purchase. Online reviews have such a powerful impact on purchasing behaviour, so let’s take a look at what this means for business owners.

How Do Online Reviews Affect Search Engine Rankingsonline reviews

Earning a steady stream of customer reviews is one of the most important pieces of a local business’s online marketing campaign. Experts believe customer reviews can improve a business’s rankings on Google—and plenty of consumer research suggests they are a key piece of the purchase-decision process .

So now that you, the local business owner, know how important reviews are, make sure your customers know, too.

Now is the time to develop a plan to reach out to them and ask them to leave public feedback for your business. This can be done with printed material to hand to customers as they purchase from you or electronically such as a personalised email or a status update on Facebook. If you combine this with a promotion or giveaway this normally increases the participation rate.

The most used Review Sites

  • Google My Business
    These are the reviews that show on the right hand side of Google’s search results. Google’s Pigeon algorithm update uses location and distance ranking criteria to improve local search results. As a business owner, you should ensure that your website is correctly optimized for search with verified accounts on local directories, most importantly Google My Business. A verified local Google+ page enables you to respond to reviews while reviews, comments, images, etc. boost your search rankings.
    By far Google+ & Google My Business pages are the most important place to focus with reviews and articles. After optimising your own website and adding recent and relevant articles.
  • Facebook
    RATINGS AND REVIEWS – You can find this on the left-hand sidebar on your Facebook Page. Any Facebook user can post a rating or review (making it visible to their friends), which the Page owner cannot remove or edit.
  • Yahoo Local Listing
    This is similar to Google My Business and enables users to post reviews of businesses using a five-star rating system.

Let’s start with some don’t and then move on to some dos.

Don’t Consider:

  • Using review stations in your place of business.
  • Writing fake reviews for your own business.
  • Paying a third party to post fake reviews, posing as a customer.
  • Paying a third party to post any review on behalf of anyone else. Customers must leave their own reviews using their own accounts.
  • Getting too many reviews at once. They may trip filters at the review sites that will cause the reviews to be deleted.

Do Consider:

  • Linking to your review profiles from your website.
  • Creating simple print materials, listing places customers can review you, to be given to the customer at the time of service.
  • Training staff with direct contact with customers to request a review from them upon completion of service.
  • After completion of service, following up with an email linking to places a customer can review your business (don’t include Yelp).
  • Requesting reviews during an after-service follow-up phone call.
  • Letting your customers review your business at their review site of choice. Review diversity is good for both customers and search engines.

Articles resourced from – How Do Online Reviews Affect Your Search Engine Rankings

mail server multiple devices

Email Back Up & Hosting Solutions

Having a Backing Up of your Data is Important

As we rely heavily on our emails & files on our computers it is extremely important to our business & personally to have a back up. A trogan or virus on your system can cause huge grief, then when the system is restored by your IT Guy, did we loose it all?mail server multiple devices

When you set up an email address like yourname@yourdomain.com.au you can set it up 2 different ways.

1/ A POP Account where the emails are downloaded onto your hard drive from the mail server.
2/ The other is a IMAP Account were the emails are viewed from your computer phone etc however they stay on the mail server until they are deleted.

Those who use the email hosting service for their domain with us can set their emails up either as a POP or IMAP however the IMAP will require more space on the mail server over time.

This article will focus on Email Back Up Solutions, here are a few suggestions of cloud email hosting options.

  1. A basic (& free) option is having a Gmail account & saving emails into folders set up in your email program, like Outlook. This way you have those emails saved in folders that are not sitting on your computer, rather sitting on Google in Gmail, however still easy to access in Outlook & not taking up extra space on your mail server.
  2. Google Apps for Work from $5 per month: https://apps.google.com.au/intx/en_au/pricing.html
    Google Apps for Work includes:
    – Business email addresses (name@yourcompany.com)
    – Video and voice calls
    – Integrated online calendars
    – 30GB of online storage for file syncing and sharing
    – Online text documents, spreadsheets and slides
    – Easy to create project sites
    – Security and admin controls
    – 24/7 phone and email support
  3. Microsoft Office 365 from $7 per month: https://products.office.com/en-au/business/compare-office-365-for-business-plans
    Online versions of Office with email and video conferencing
    – Email with 50 GB mailbox
    – 1 TB file storage and sharing
    – HD video conferencing
    – Office Online
  4. Hosted Security by Trend Micro from $450 for 2 years for 5 user licence: http://www.trendmicro.com.au/au/sb_store/bss/index.html
    Worry-Free Business Security Services protects against viruses, dangerous websites, and other threats. As a cloud-based (hosted) service, it requires no server and no maintenance. It is a snap to install and easy to manage.

 

 

 

Free vCard

vCard – Digital Business Cards

vCard is the World’s Smartest FREE Business Card!

It’s a Mobile Business Card & Contact Manager Phone APP!vCard

  • A Marketing Power Tool For Your Business!
  • Instantly Share Business Cards
  • Never Lose a Contact
  • Tell Your Personal Story

Features that help you stand out.

  • Your Website on your phone you can text or email
  • Link your contacts to your personal or business website.
  • Social Media – Aggregate all your Social Media accounts in one place.
  • Biography – Tell your contacts all about you and your accomplishments.
  • Portfolios – Show your contacts samples of your work.
  • Videos – Show your videos without leaving your vCard.
  • Always Up-To-Date – vCard is always updated anytime you make a change.

Get a FREE vCard HERE

Need a hand to set up your vCard?

We also offer a set up & design service for FREE vCard users, normally from $195 our SPECIAL OFFER is

25% OFF set up & design

This is limited to the next 8 people, so act quick!

Contact us today for a quote.

Free vCardvCard Affiliate Buy Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

* vCard annual pricing from vCard Global is in US Dollars
* Set Up & Design Costs done by Find Net Solutions are in Australian dollars.

 

 

 

 

 

google places google plus google local maps

Optimise Google My Business Tips

If your business gets most of it’s business from customers who live in your community, you must get very serious about local SEO and your Google My Business page.Auto Stop Mechanical Google My Business listing

To rank well locally on Google, takes a serious commitment to a handful of things & it isn’t hard to justify when;

  • Your Google My Business listing is prominent on the 1st page of a Google Local Search.
  • 98% of searchers choose a business that is on page 1 of the results they get.
  • 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations
  • 77% of smartphone users contact a business after looking for local Information

The fact is that Google made a mess of a lot of these free business listings when it changed Google Local Listings from Google Local & Google + to create Google My Business pages.

Focus on these few things;

  • You may have to cleanup your business listing, make sure that you only have one listing for your business and it’s the one Google thinks is your business.
  • Claim the right listing, you need to make sure you take full advantage of all of the fields and linking options available to you.
  • Make sure you have the right business category and subcategories chosen for your business.
  • Make note of the exact way your business (NAP) name, address and phone number appear.
    – Exact meaning is it Street or St.,
    – is it Service & Repairs or Service and Repairs.
    Whatever you show listed as the NAP on your Google My Business Page, you’ll want to use consistently on your own website and across all directories. More on directory listings in future articles….
  • Add regular posts or articles on your Business Google+ page, make sure they are unique and relevant to your business, your local area & or the business category your are listed in.
  • Get Reviews from customers….  CAUTION NOTE, A MUST READ……

IF you would like us to give you a FREE evaluation or optimise your listing drop us an email – click here

 

Google My Business

Google Local Business Photos

Add local business photos – Part 1

What is a Google Business Page?

Photos help people find your business across Google—including on Search and Maps—and come from both businesses themselves and their customers. By adding your own business photos, you can showcase your products and services to people who are looking for what you offer.Google-logo

Note that your photos won’t be eligible to show up on Google until you verify your Google Business Page.

Add photos

Desktop

  • Sign in to Google My Business. If you have two or more locations, click Manage location for the location you’d like to manage.
  • Click Photos at the top of the page.
  • Choose the type of photo that you’d like to add.
  • Upload the photo from your computer or choose one you’ve already uploaded. Make sure that it meets our content guidelines and best practices, as outlined below.

Mobile

  • Open the Google My Business app.
  • Touch the menu icon > Photos.
  • Choose the type of photo that you’d like to add.
  • Choose a photo from your camera roll, or take a new photo.
  • Make sure that it meets Googles content guidelines and best practices, as outlined below.
Best practices for photos

Your photos will look best on Google if they meet the following standards:

  • Format: JPG or PNG
  • Size: Between 10KB and 5MB
  • Minimum resolution: 720px tall, 720px wide
  • Quality: The photo should be in focus and well lit, and have no photoshop alterations or excessive use of filters.
  • The image should represent reality.

If you need a hand to claim, verify or update your Google Business Listing, please contact us for FREE advise

Google business listings

 

 

scam alert

Domain Search Submission Scams

Domain Name Search Submissions

Be very very careful when you get contacted to have your domain name listed with search engines. These people have just harvested you contact details from the domain register or a re-seller of domain names, for the purpose to offer you an over priced service that is NOT REQUIRED.scam alert

If we at Find Net Solutions manage your account your domain name registration cost includes Domain Name Search Submission at NO extra cost.

There has been a huge increase recently in spam emails from Domain Listing Services & others jumping on the band wagon. The soliciting emails look convincing and no double have court out many people that have thrown their money away.

Please call us if you have any questions about domain names or you get any emails or phone calls from anyone or any company that is trying to sell you a domain service.