New domain names for Australians

If you are in Australia, you have until the 20th of September to reserve a new style of domain name which may, in the future, become the dominant url address style for websites in Australia. The new domain name does away with the .com, .org, .net, .gov and just has is yoursitename.au. More details about […]

I have long covid

If you have been wondering why my website and business activity has been quite, I have long covid. Its symptoms include: breathlessness, brain fog, an inability to concentrate, poor short-term memory and my verbal communication skills have gone down hill. All of which make it very difficult to design and build websites. I do have […]

I HAVE COVID

Last Saturday I began to exhibit symptoms of COVID, prolonged coughing fits that would go for hours and a sore throat. On Monday I went and got tested and I have COVID. It is not pleasant. I wonder how much worse it would be if I had not been trippled vaxed. So I won’t be […]

Happy New Year

Happy new year to everyone. I am looking forward to a year of creating more user-friendly and economical websites for local businesses and authors. I am also looking forward to the pandemic coming to an end so business can return to normal. I hope your business and writing prosper this year. Graham Clements.

Merry Christmas

Hi all, It’s been a tough year for most of us, with Covid being a real drag on business. But I hope you, like me, can put it aside and have a good break and enjoy getting together with family and friends. So merry Christmas. I am also looking forward to a better year next […]

One year in business

Wangaratta Website Design Services has now been in business for a year. It has been a very challenging year. I launched the business on March 19 2019 and about a week later Victoria was shutdown due to COVID19. My original marketing plan of visiting businesses then had to be changed. I had to rely more […]

What to Include on an Author Website.

In the lead-up to starting Wangaratta Website Design Services, I did an online survey of writers/authors asking what they wanted in an author website. Twenty-three people responded, which isn’t a lot, but I still found their responses informative. Advantages of Having an Author Website When asked about the advantages of having an author website they […]

Online spammers, scammers and rip-offs.

Hi all, Since I have started my business I have been surprised by the amount of spam and attempted scams I have been subject to. Domain Registration Rip-off The rip-offs and scams started straight after I registered my business when I received a letter form www.registry.com.au that offered me a domain name for my business […]

How to get to the top of Google search results

Google is by far the most popular search engine, as show in the pie chart above, with nearly 95% of web searches conducted using it, according to Statscounter. When a search is conducted on Google, the results page (SERP) includes different types of results.  For the search “Website Design Wangaratta” (shown below), the top two […]

Can customers easily find your business?

I enjoy walking around Wangaratta: clean air, exercise, time to let the mind wander. But often my thoughts are interrupted when a car pulls up and one of its occupants asks for directions to a particular business, service or event. Sometimes I know where the business is and send the driver off in its general […]