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Latest website launch: The Wealth Academy

The Wealth Academy aims to teach young people about finance, helping them to become financially capable.

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Latest website launch: Transmax

We have just launched the website for Transmax - one of our biggest projects for the year 2013.

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Latest website launch: Renew Furniture

Renew Furniture is based at Virginia on Brisbane’s north side, stocking a wide variety of quality ex-display furniture at really cheap prices.

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Latest website launch: Callide Dawson

Callide Dawson insurance is based at Biloela, Queensland. They wanted to branch out and develop their own unique website, this was done by installing the latest version of Joomla and creating a clean, sleek design that matches their logo and branding.

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Latest website launch: Citywide Financial Advice

Our clients, Jo and Gerald came to us wanting a re-vamp of their old Joomla website. A fresh new design incorporating videos from Doodler have given their site a new lease of life.

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Latest website launch: CONROD (Uni of Qld)

CONROD is funded through a joint agreement between The University of Queensland, Griffith University and the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, to conduct research and educational activities that inform policy and practice to improve the health, psychological, social, vocational and economic outcomes following injury and disability, with a major focus on injury and disability associated with motor vehicle accidents.

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Latest website launch: Murri Dental and Stafford Dental

Our two latest websites launched this week – Murri Dental and Stafford Dental (owned by the same company).

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5 Important Business Lessons I Learnt From a Pigeon

There is a pair of crested pigeons nesting in a date palm in my front garden. Over the past two months I’ve been watching this pair of pigeons make their nest, lay their eggs and sit on their precious white, marble-sized cargo waiting for their offspring to break out of the confines of their egg.

My daughters and I often check the eggs to see how they are coming along in the hatching process (so far no baby pigeons). Whilst I’ve been watching this whole process I’ve learnt that there’s some very important business lessons to learn from this pigeon pair, and as always – the best lessons are often the simplest or the ones derived from nature.

So here are my “5 business lessons I learnt from a pigeon”...

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Backup your Joomla website using Akeeba Backup

Ever wanted to know how to backup your Joomla website using Akeeba Backup? This short video explains how to backup your website and what to do with your backup file when you’re done.

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Google testing "New" feature for fresh YouTube content

Here’s something interesting I came across today. Two days ago I uploaded a video called Custom CSS for Joomla module in Chrome and when I was testing to ensure it was coming up in Google I noticed that there was a little “New” icon next to the video. Take a look at the image below. 

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How to create a Joomla custom CSS style for Chrome and Safari

So you’ve got your Joomla website looking great. The design is done and you’ve spent loads of time getting the content and images just right but when you open your site in Chrome or Safari, some of the modules look not quite right or out of alignment. You can change the .css file but that also changes how it displays in IE and Firefox.

So you ask yourself - How can I change the css for a module in Joomla so it only changes in Chrome or Safari?

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10 questions to ask your Joomla developer before you hire them

So you’ve decided on using Joomla for your next website design project and you’re in the process of looking for web design companies to quote on your site. There’s so many options, questions and ways of building websites these days it’s hard to know what questions to ask, right?

There are many questions you can ask a potential web design company or contract web developer, and these will be dependant on the requirements of your project. Before you even start looking at companies to build a website for you... you will need to have a clear understanding of what you want your website to do and the functionality requirements of your new website. That being the case, there are several areas you will need to cover before getting to the stage where you’re asking Joomla website development companies for a quote. 

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How to find great keywords - Infographic

Have you ever wondered how to find great keywords but find all those posts and articles and tools confusing? Would you prefer a simple and succinct visual guide to finding the right keywords for your website?

Behold the ultimate infographic for finding keywords to attract customers. 

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Latest website launch: Infection Control Solutions

Mark and Sharyn contacted us to build a Joomla website for their Brisbane-based sterilizer sales and service business.

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What is responsive design?

You may have heard a lot of talk on the internet about responsive design and how that relates to websites. In this article we take a look at what exactly is responsive design and how it’s the next level of technology for website developers and web designers.

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Promoting code literacy

When you think about it... it’s actually a little scary to think how many websites and services are out there, but how few people know how they run or the code behind these systems. Every one of us have no doubt used Facebook, Google Maps, web-based email and other online platforms... and my guess is you haven’t even thought about what goes into building a service like this?

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Marketeam created Joomla website for Line Management Institute of Training

When we first met with LMIT, we understood they wanted to give their website a new look and feel. After a thorough design process and a revision or two we came up with the winning Joomla website design concept you see live today.

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10 low-cost SEO tips for small business

Running a small business is hard. Typically, most small businesses have limited staff, limited time and a limited budget for sales and marketing efforts. This being the case sometimes it's easy to fall into the trap of just 'running' your business and letting the 'promotion' of your business slide.

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5 ways to write great SEO content for your website

Content is King. You may have heard many experts, gurus and specialists sprout this time and again across many different websites, newsletters, forums or seminars / conferences. There's a reason for this.

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Understanding search behaviour by identifying your business type

When searching for a product or service that they want to visit or call, most people search using local terms. If you're in a business that services a local area (mechanics, hairdressers, and other service-based businesses) then it makes sense to localise your website to attract customers from your local area, right?

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How do I choose the right keywords for my website?

One of the most important aspects of your SEO strategy is choosing the right keywords. If you're not targeting the right keywords you're not going to convert any customers.

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Breakdown of a search engine's results page

On a search engine’s results page (SERP) what does the different coloured text represent? It's well worth getting to know what a search engine's results page represents and the information that gets displayed within them.

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Why is a 'call to action' so important for SEO?

These days things happen fast. The internet has bought about a mentality of instant access, instant information and instant gratification. It's so easy to go to another website or do another search for a product, service or information, so with this in mind we need to make our websites usable and easy to manage, navigate and fulfill whatever action your potential customer wants to fill when they get to your website.

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Writing great SEO copy

When writing copy for your website there are some very important rules to consider. The difference between good copy and bad copy can really make an impact on the amount of traffic you drive to your website and how you convert those customers.

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The importance of using H1 tags correctly

There are many different elements on your website that will help increase the ranking of your page and one of these elements is the H1 tag. 

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Access your website's analytics on your mobile

Every day more and more Australians access their favourite websites and social sites using mobile devices. With 37% market penetration for smartphones and the average user having 25 apps on their phone, keeping up-to-date with what’s happening in your world via mobile is a natural progression for many of us.

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Latest website launch: Home Therapy Solutions

Home Therapy Solutions provides home treatment and assessment in physiotherapy and occupational therapy rehabilitation in the homes of people who need it.

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One simple tactic to achieve amazing customer service

Canned responses has to be one of my favourite features of Gmail, and it’s by far the feature I use most often (besides the awesome search function).

Using canned responses can help improve customer service whilst making your business processes more efficient.

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Keep your site safe from hacking attempts with a Marketeam Admin Pack

Did you know... between April 2011 and April 2012, Joomla was updated 17 times?

Running an old version of Joomla on your website means security vulnerabilities and loopholes for hackers to exploit - don’t let your website become a victim to hackers.

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Get 5GB of free online storage for Marketeam Customers

As a Marketeam customer you’re most likely already set up with Google Apps. You can now upgrade your Google Docs to Google Drive for free and get a whopping 5GB of online storage. Best thing is it’s free and you have access to it... right now.

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8 Attributes of Content That Inspire Action

I came across this great article this morning 8 Attributes of Content That Inspire Action and it got me thinking that often, when writing content or copy for websites, brochures and other marketing material, business owners don’t inspire action.

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Latest website launch: Captain Shirty

If you’re into cars, you’ll love the Captain Shirty website – they sell top quality muscle car t-shirts for car enthusiasts.

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Latest website launch: Workforce Consulting

Workforce Consulting are an HR and organisational development consultancy with extensive international experience specialising in providing this type of support to small and medium businesses.

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Latest website launch: Amici’s Restaurant

Amici’s Restaurant is a popular destination for Italian cuisine at Brisbane’s South Bank.

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Latest website launch: TT Building Surveyors

TTBS Brisbane are building surveyors, consultants and certifiers who set the standard for quality and safety in Queensland and throughout Australia.

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Latest website launch: NeuBau MVA

NeuBau + MVA is a professional engineering consultancy firm in Brisbane, specialising in detailed design and management of multi-disciplinary projects. With expertise in a range of industries, NeuBau + MVA can handle projects large and small.

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Developing a fair price strategy

Yes, there is price pressure all around us and much of the media creates its own self promotion around telling the consumers that they should stick it up the businesses and press for a better deal. Does this mean that you have to capitulate to increasing demands for even keener margins? Not necessarily.

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Four FREE online tools that will SAVE your business money

Saving on business expenses is something we all like to do. Today we’re going to show you how you can save money and increase office productivity using free and low cost online tools and services.

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How Marketeam helps fight hacking attempts on your website

Many clients have asked why there’s a /cms or /main on the end of our website URLs. There’s a very simple answer to this question – to help fend off potentially devastating hacking attempts on your website.

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Is your business ready for the mobile revolution?

For an industry that practically didn’t exist 5 years ago, mobile devices and tablets have experienced amazing growth.

This combined with faster Internet speeds and WiFi penetration around Australia means more and more people will be using mobile devices to access your online promotional material. Is your website mobile-device friendly?

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Latest website launch: Groundbreaker Earthmoving

Groundbreaker Earthmoving offers professional commercial earthmoving services in Brisbane. With an extensive fleet of excavation and earthmoving equipment, operators with experience and knowledge of the industry, Groundbreaker will come to your site prepared and ready to work.

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Joomla: Simple SEO technique to boost your website

Having unique and relevant title and description tags is one of the easist and most effective ways to assist your SEO efforts and drive targeted traffic to your website.

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Latest website launch: Boat Buddies

Boat Buddies offers a complete boat service for Sydney-based boats and yachts.

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Latest website launch: Albany Creek Gymnastics Club

Albany Creek Gymnastics Club offers classes for gymnastics for kids on Brisbane’s north side.

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Joomla: Upload new images into RokGallery slideshow

Here are some basic instructions for loading new images into your homepage slideshow, which is run by the RokGallery component.

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The human aspect of social media

Sometimes, as business owners, we get wrapped up in the world of commerce. Marketing our products and services to potential customers can take up a large proportion of our time. We sometimes forget people are just that – people. Marketing to the masses and shouting your message to the crowd quickly gets lost in the sea of noise that is the Internet.

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Looking for opportunities during hard times

We are hearing it in the media regularly that business generally is doing it tough and it is true that many businesses are struggling. It is however not the time to be thinking doom and gloom, rather we need to look for the opportunities we have not yet discovered which could take our business to a new level.

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