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Cyber security warning to business owners. If your business is online, please check your DNS Security, and if you are thinking….WTF is DNS? Then we recommend a quick read of this.

DNS is a critical component of online services that has flown under the radar, and you are going to be hearing more about it in the future because it’s a key target for criminal misuse. Here is what the AIC said in their Research Report: “The DNS is fundamental to the functioning of the internet, and its potential for misuse is one of the most important legal and regulatory challenges facing internet governance in the years ahead.”

DNS is the forgotten part of being online. Everyone knows about website hosting and domains; well, DNS is the bit in-between. DNS is the Domain Name System. If ‘web hosting’ is your house and your ‘domain’ is your street address, then ‘DNS’ is the phonebook. It tells your web browser where on the internet to find you. The reason it is important is that if someone hacks your DNS, they can send both you and your customers to the wrong house.. i.e. malicious websites that steal funds or attempt to gain access to your devices. This affects both you and your customers.

Lately, we have found many businesses coming to us who are utilising ‘free’ or insecure DNS providers without knowing. This generally comes from cost-saving measures from ‘cheap’ website hosts. At Hi Tech Creative, all of our clients benefit from our commitment to using one of the world's leading DNS Platforms in Microsoft Azure. Furthermore, our technicians are experienced in the configuration of DNS records and DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC). We have made a commitment as a premium provider of online services to only provide enterprise-grade DNS for all of our clients.

If you would like to know more about this or determine if your business is at risk just contact us and we would be happy to provide a free check for you. Quality DNS is not expensive. We charge $11 per month for fully managed, hands-off Premium DNS Hosting. Last year, 94,000 cybercrime reports were logged, up 23% on the previous year, with an average cost to the business ranging from $46,000-$97,000. It’s an easy solution, but we need businesses to be aware of the risks and spread the word.

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Cyber security warning to business owners. If your business is online, please check your DNS Security, and if you are thinking….WTF is DNS? Then we recommend a quick read of this.

DNS is a critical component of online services that has flown under the radar, and you are going to be hearing more about it in the future because it’s a key target for criminal misuse. Here is what the AIC said in their Research Report: “The DNS is fundamental to the functioning of the internet, and its potential for misuse is one of the most important legal and regulatory challenges facing internet governance in the years ahead.”

DNS is the forgotten part of being online. Everyone knows about website hosting and domains; well, DNS is the bit in-between. DNS is the Domain Name System. If ‘web hosting’ is your house and your ‘domain’ is your street address, then ‘DNS’ is the phonebook. It tells your web browser where on the internet to find you. The reason it is important is that if someone hacks your DNS, they can send both you and your customers to the wrong house.. i.e. malicious websites that steal funds or attempt to gain access to your devices. This affects both you and your customers.

Lately, we have found many businesses coming to us who are utilising ‘free’ or insecure DNS providers without knowing. This generally comes from cost-saving measures from ‘cheap’ website hosts. At Hi Tech Creative, all of our clients benefit from our commitment to using one of the worlds leading DNS Platforms in Microsoft Azure. Furthermore, our technicians are experienced in the configuration of DNS records and DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC). We have made a commitment as a premium provider of online services to only provide enterprise-grade DNS for all of our clients. 

If you would like to know more about this or determine if your business is at risk just contact us and we would be happy to provide a free check for you. Quality DNS is not expensive. We charge $11 per month for fully managed, hands-off Premium DNS Hosting. Last year, 94,000 cybercrime reports were logged, up 23% on the previous year, with an average cost to the business ranging from $46,000-$97,000. It’s an easy solution, but we need businesses to be aware of the risks and spread the word.

https://hitechcreative.com.au/domain-pricing-change/

Last week our team launched a new website for Regan Air Conditioning. (www.facebook.com/reganrefrigeration/) We would like to thank Bec, Nathan and the whole team for a great and enjoyable project. A super smooth and easy process from start to finish.

The website comes in with 99/100 performance score and an SEO score of 100/100 according to Google’s official metrics. This will enhance their search engine performance vs the competition over time.

Built on our OVA platform, the website features a drag-and-drop page builder for easy edits from the client side. As always, we don’t just set and forget. Our service includes full ongoing support, including SEO audits, hosting, domain registration, backups, security, website changes, and support.
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Last week our team launched a new website for Regan Air Conditioning. (https://www.facebook.com/reganrefrigeration/) We would like to thank Bec, Nathan and the whole team for a great and enjoyable project. A super smooth and easy process from start to finish.

The website comes in with 99/100 performance score and an SEO score of 100/100 according to Google’s official metrics. This will enhance their search engine performance vs the competition over time.

Built on our OVA platform, the website features a drag-and-drop page builder for easy edits from the client side. As always, we don’t just set and forget. Our service includes full ongoing support, including SEO audits, hosting, domain registration, backups, security, website changes, and support.Image attachment

A new client of ours came to us 6 months ago from a ‘big name’ marketing company that did a push through our region in the last few years and signed up a lot of businesses with big promises. After 2 years with them and fees that were considerably higher than our quoted fees, they were barely even on the front page of Google. Hi Tech Creative built them a new website, and six months later (with no additional advertising), they are the 2nd ranking website on Google for their target keywords.

The vast majority of our customers enjoy strong organic Google rankings without the need for additional marketing and advertising. Here is the reason: Our team focuses on the full range of Google Core Vital criteria that affect your Google ranking: performance, accessibility, best practices, and traditional SEO. Most just focus on the SEO score, which is not the full picture when it comes to ranking criteria.

Having a great-looking website is important, but it has very little effect on your ranking. The most gains come from meeting the technical and content criteria that Google outlines in their communications to developers. We know the importance of great content; that is why we work with expert copywriters like Splice Marketing & Communications Mudgee for many of our projects.

We start by using the fastest and most reliable hosting infrastructure in Australia and pairing this with enterprise-grade, high-availability, and high-security DNS servers. Next, we ensure your website is optimised for the best ranking SEO scores by following the latest requirements, which include things like defining alt images and meta description tags.

We check that your website is accessible to those with visual impairments or who use screen readers. Then, we make sure it is secure. We run our own server-side proprietary security measures. Most providers install a commercial plugin to do this which comes with its own security vulnerabilities and slows down your website further.

Finally, we optimise for speed. Our team makes sure your website contains media optimised for mobile devices, including compressing images to the latest web standards.

Doing this once is not enough either. We also see websites optimised for launch and left alone, never kept up to date. As the years go by, these sites slide down the list, and eventually, their Google ranking suffers. That’s why we provide ongoing SEO audits every 6 months in our Care Plan package, to always keep your website up to date with the latest standards.
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A new client of ours came to us 6 months ago from a ‘big name’ marketing company that did a push through our region in the last few years and signed up a lot of businesses with big promises. After 2 years with them and fees that were considerably higher than our quoted fees, they were barely even on the front page of Google. Hi Tech Creative built them a new website, and six months later (with no additional advertising), they are the 2nd ranking website on Google for their target keywords.

The vast majority of our customers enjoy strong organic Google rankings without the need for additional marketing and advertising. Here is the reason: Our team focuses on the full range of Google Core Vital criteria that affect your Google ranking: performance, accessibility, best practices, and traditional SEO. Most just focus on the SEO score, which is not the full picture when it comes to ranking criteria.

Having a great-looking website is important, but it has very little effect on your ranking. The most gains come from meeting the technical and content criteria that Google outlines in their communications to developers. We know the importance of great content; that is why we work with expert copywriters like Splice Marketing & Communications Mudgee for many of our projects.  

We start by using the fastest and most reliable hosting infrastructure in Australia and pairing this with enterprise-grade, high-availability, and high-security DNS servers. Next, we ensure your website is optimised for the best ranking SEO scores by following the latest requirements, which include things like defining alt images and meta description tags.

We check that your website is accessible to those with visual impairments or who use screen readers. Then, we make sure it is secure. We run our own server-side proprietary security measures. Most providers install a commercial plugin to do this which comes with its own security vulnerabilities and slows down your website further.

Finally, we optimise for speed. Our team makes sure your website contains media optimised for mobile devices, including compressing images to the latest web standards.

Doing this once is not enough either. We also see websites optimised for launch and left alone, never kept up to date. As the years go by, these sites slide down the list, and eventually, their Google ranking suffers. That’s why we provide ongoing SEO audits every 6 months in our Care Plan package, to always keep your website up to date with the latest standards.

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As always I love working with you Hi Tech Creative . You have the integrity, knowledge and skills to help businesses of all sizes. So many people are being duped by people offering a great, cheap deal, only to spend thousands more down the track to have the issues fixed.

Last month, we launched a brand new website for our wonderful clients at Ophir Drilling. Having worked with our IT department for some time, they approached our creative team to upgrade their website. The old website had a number of display issues and lacked mobile optimisation and SSL security.

The new website provides a professional online platform for potential customers to learn about the services, history, fleet and team behind Ophir Drilling.

A big shoutout to Deb Patison from Splice Marketing & Communications Mudgee for her copywriting work on our client's website!

The website was built on our OVA platform, which means that in addition to our team building the website, the team at Ophir also have an easy-to-use drop-and-drag page builder at their disposal. OVA Care Plan subscribers receive ongoing changes for free from our team, plus free domain hosting, enterprise DNS security, hosting and backups. All from our local Aussie team.
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Last month, we launched a brand new website for our wonderful clients at Ophir Drilling. Having worked with our IT department for some time, they approached our creative team to upgrade their website. The old website had a number of display issues and lacked mobile optimisation and SSL security.

The new website provides a professional online platform for potential customers to learn about the services, history, fleet and team behind Ophir Drilling.

A big shoutout to Deb Patison from Splice Marketing & Communications Mudgee for her copywriting work on our clients website! 

The website was built on our OVA platform, which means that in addition to our team building the website, the team at Ophir also have an easy-to-use drop-and-drag page builder at their disposal. OVA Care Plan subscribers receive ongoing changes for free from our team, plus free domain hosting, enterprise DNS security, hosting and backups. All from our local Aussie team.

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A great project to work on, with a great client and team.🥂

Now for something completely different. We are well known for our technical work in the online space, but our design team also has a range of versatility in other mediums, such as print. In fact, Blake, our manager, is the fourth generation in his family to have worked in the print and design industry.

Here is a beautiful coffee table book that we were proud to bring to life for an employee of one of our clients. This had been a dream of theirs for several years, but the process of setting out and printing a book of this scale and quality was beyond your average eBook.

We were there for the entire design process, from concept art to print. Our team designed and developed 64 pages in total, including cover design, typesetting, and layout, plus image research and licensing. The artwork was produced to a professional standard in Adobe InDesign, with design files and print-ready artwork provided for future editions or additional print runs.
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Now for something completely different. We are well known for our technical work in the online space, but our design team also has a range of versatility in other mediums, such as print. In fact, Blake, our manager, is the fourth generation in his family to have worked in the print and design industry.

Here is a beautiful coffee table book that we were proud to bring to life for an employee of one of our clients. This had been a dream of theirs for several years, but the process of setting out and printing a book of this scale and quality was beyond your average eBook.

We were there for the entire design process, from concept art to print. Our team designed and developed 64 pages in total, including cover design, typesetting, and layout, plus image research and licensing. The artwork was produced to a professional standard in Adobe InDesign, with design files and print-ready artwork provided for future editions or additional print runs.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Excellent ... I also have skill of all layout design, typesetting doing in InDesign.... And also can prepared all documents for CMYK method to print. Please give me some opportunity to work with you.... Thank you so much 😊

Gorgeous!

Our team is proud to launch a terrific new website for the Orange District Basketball Association (ODBA). The new website provides a one-stop shop for grassroots basketball in Orange. ODBA is a community-based association committed to developing basketball as a fantastic sport in Orange and Central West NSW.

The new website allows ODBA to consolidate critical information related to past, ongoing, and upcoming seasons and provides a hub for members to see game fixtures, results, and stats. It also provides a place to document essential processes such as annual meeting minutes, policies, and referee application forms.

As a subscriber to our popular ‘OVA Care Plan’, ODBA enjoys the benefits of our team's ongoing SEO auditing and updates. With no maintenance required, our team takes care of all the hosting tasks, including backups and software updates. This allows ODBA to focus solely on their passion for basketball.
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Our team is proud to launch a terrific new website for the Orange District Basketball Association (ODBA). The new website provides a one-stop shop for grassroots basketball in Orange. ODBA is a community-based association committed to developing basketball as a fantastic sport in Orange and Central West NSW.

The new website allows ODBA to consolidate critical information related to past, ongoing, and upcoming seasons and provides a hub for members to see game fixtures, results, and stats. It also provides a place to document essential processes such as annual meeting minutes, policies, and referee application forms.

As a subscriber to our popular ‘OVA Care Plan’, ODBA enjoys the benefits of our teams ongoing SEO auditing and updates. With no maintenance required, our team takes care of all the hosting tasks, including backups and software updates. This allows ODBA to focus solely on their passion for basketball.

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Great work guys. Looks awesome!

Another cracking website was launched for our friends at CT Partners. CT Partners is the largest and most influential independently owned travel buying network in Australia, comprising of 30 travel firms with over 2 Billion in turnover per year.

The brief for this website was different in that the client already had an established reputation and footprint in their industry. The goal was a new website that reflected the quality of their members. The old website was due for a refresh, and we took the opportunity to roll out upgrades to their mobile optimisation and SEO.

Our team also developed a clever solution to allow the CT Partners admin team to manage their member listings. The team at Hi Tech Creative built a custom system for their team to be able to quickly add and remove new members though a simple interface. This means they don't have to worry about designing or building any pages. All they have to do is full out the information and a custom webpage for their new member is instantly created and live on the internet.

The result is a faster, better-looking, and more performative website that lifts the standards and values of the CT Partners brand. Aside from that, the improvements that a modern website upgrade brings should not be discounted. Even though search engine ranking was not the number 1 goal for this project, the updated website has still seen a 48% increase in traffic and a 45% increase in impressions in the last 6 months. Considering this in light of what a generally tough economic environment is for nonessential spending, this is even more impressive.

This is one good example of how upgrading your website can bring significant improvements. Google rankings are dynamic and based on your competition. If you stay still and do not work on your website, then those who do put in the time reap the rewards. In the current era where DIY websites are more popular, this often presents a greater growth potential, as most DIY websites are poorly optimised or, in some cases, just not cut out for superior search engine performance.

Check it out: ctpartners.com.au
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Another cracking website was launched for our friends at CT Partners. CT Partners is the largest and most influential independently owned travel buying network in Australia, comprising of 30 travel firms with over 2 Billion in turnover per year.

The brief for this website was different in that the client already had an established reputation and footprint in their industry. The goal was a new website that reflected the quality of their members. The old website was due for a refresh, and we took the opportunity to roll out upgrades to their mobile optimisation and SEO.

Our team also developed a clever solution to allow the CT Partners admin team to manage their member listings. The team at Hi Tech Creative built a custom system for their team to be able to quickly add and remove new members though a simple interface. This means they dont have to worry about designing or building any pages. All they have to do is full out the information and a custom webpage for their new member is instantly created and live on the internet.

The result is a faster, better-looking, and more performative website that lifts the standards and values of the CT Partners brand. Aside from that, the improvements that a modern website upgrade brings should not be discounted. Even though search engine ranking was not the number 1 goal for this project, the updated website has still seen a 48% increase in traffic and a 45% increase in impressions in the last 6 months. Considering this in light of what a generally tough economic environment is for nonessential spending, this is even more impressive.

This is one good example of how upgrading your website can bring significant improvements. Google rankings are dynamic and based on your competition. If you stay still and do not work on your website, then those who do put in the time reap the rewards. In the current era where DIY websites are more popular, this often presents a greater growth potential, as most DIY websites are poorly optimised or, in some cases, just not cut out for superior search engine performance.

Check it out: ctpartners.com.au

Here’s a bit of a behind the scenes of just some of the reporting we provide for our clients on the OVA Care plan. This isn’t the best report we could have chosen but rather a fairly typically report. This isn’t a new website either with ‘early day’ or ‘hockey stick growth’ but a website that is already established at the top of it’s target market. Large gain percentages are usually harder here.

Every 6 months our team performs an SEO audit of the website making changes as required at no additional cost. We follow up with a custom digital report and provide one on one consultations with our clients to give them an overview and outlook on the next 6 months. During this time we make recommendations regarding potential avenues of growth that we see.

We look at the latest core vitals criteria, we run our reports and this keeps our clients website up to date with the fundamental requirements of a well ranked website. We do this because this, along with other page experience aspects, aligns with what Googles core ranking systems seek to reward.

Most businesses would be having a good year if they got 10-20% increase in traffic. Here this client has achieved 117.9% increase in new users in half that time (6 months) totally organically.

Most established businesses have a marketing/SEO budget of $500-$10,000 per month. That doesn’t count the website costs. Compare this to the monthly subscription fee for our OVA Care Plan: With hosting, domain, website build included, security, backups and free updates from our team, its $145 per month. Somebody drop a mic!
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Here’s a bit of a behind the scenes of just some of the reporting we provide for our clients on the OVA Care plan. This isn’t the best report we could have chosen but rather a fairly typically report. This isn’t a new website either with ‘early day’ or ‘hockey stick growth’ but a website that is already established at the top of it’s target market. Large gain percentages are usually harder here.

Every 6 months our team performs an SEO audit of the website making changes as required at no additional cost. We follow up with a custom digital report and provide one on one consultations with our clients to give them an overview and outlook on the next 6 months. During this time we make recommendations regarding potential avenues of growth that we see. 

We look at the latest core vitals criteria, we run our reports and this keeps our clients website up to date with the fundamental requirements of a well ranked website. We do this because this, along with other page experience aspects, aligns with what Googles core ranking systems seek to reward.  

Most businesses would be having a good year if they got 10-20% increase in traffic. Here this client has achieved 117.9% increase in new users in half that time (6 months) totally organically. 

Most established businesses have a marketing/SEO budget of $500-$10,000 per month. That doesn’t count the website costs. Compare this to the monthly subscription fee for our OVA Care Plan: With hosting, domain, website build included, security, backups and free updates from our team, its $145 per month. Somebody drop a mic!

About 12 months ago, our team at Hi Tech Creative joined forces with Splice Marketing & Communications Mudgee to create a website for THERAPY by Krystal. Starting a new business can be challenging, but Krystal had a clear vision of what she wanted for her online presence and needed help with the execution.

Our team created a beautiful website that integrates with their Square POS system, providing synchronised online and in-store sales. The website is fully compatible with all mobile devices and features our Social Flow service, which displays TBK’s Facebook timeline as a news feed on the website. This has the added benefit of enhancing Google rankings.

Before going live, our team conducted a thorough SEO audit to ensure the website had the best possible start. In the 12 months since its launch, we have upgraded the site to an even faster web server at no additional cost, resulting in a 40% improvement in speed. We also provide ongoing support and SEO auditing via our OVA Care Plan. The results speak for themselves. In less than 12 months, Therapy by Krystal has become one of Mudgee’s top-ranking beauty therapy websites.
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About 12 months ago, our team at Hi Tech Creative joined forces with Splice Marketing & Communications Mudgee to create a website for THERAPY by Krystal. Starting a new business can be challenging, but Krystal had a clear vision of what she wanted for her online presence and needed help with the execution.

Our team created a beautiful website that integrates with their Square POS system, providing synchronised online and in-store sales. The website is fully compatible with all mobile devices and features our Social Flow service, which displays TBK’s Facebook timeline as a news feed on the website. This has the added benefit of enhancing Google rankings.

Before going live, our team conducted a thorough SEO audit to ensure the website had the best possible start. In the 12 months since its launch, we have upgraded the site to an even faster web server at no additional cost, resulting in a 40% improvement in speed. We also provide ongoing support and SEO auditing via our OVA Care Plan. The results speak for themselves. In less than 12 months, Therapy by Krystal has become one of Mudgee’s top-ranking beauty therapy websites.Image attachment
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