June 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to our June 2014 Great New Zealand / Net Action Tourism Web Marketing newsletter.

In this newsletter:

  • A meeting about your Website Optimisation and Performance
  • Buying Facebook likes
  • NZ Internet growth projections
  • Microsoft XP support

Website Question and Answer meeting

Would you like some answers to your website questions (however silly you might think they are)?

Or to learn what we can do to help your site work better for you?

We will meet with you (depending where you are based) and discuss your site with you (for free and no hard sell or obligations!)

During August and September, we will be travelling around much of the country visiting existing clients. As we have a little extra time on this trip, this is an opportunity for us to talk to anyone who might be interested in improving how well their website works for them and what we do (website optimisation and lots of other services) – see http://www.netaction.co.nz/our-services/

So, if you have questions about your site and are genuinely interested in making sure that it is performing as well as possible for you, let us know and we will try to arrange a meeting with you (free and no hard sell or obligation). If you want to get others together for a small group session and discussion, that is fine too.

At this stage, tourism businesses only please in Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington, Christchurch, Tekapo, Wanaka, Queenstown, West Coast, Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay areas (or in between)

Our time may be limited depending on other commitments so it may be first in first served.

And no total tyre kickers please – that is a big waste of our time and yours!

If you are outside of these areas, contact us anyhow, we can possibly meet with you another time.

Just reply to this email or call us on 07 866 3929 to register your interest.

Buying Facebook Likes

We received an email from a company called Domain Services offering to sell us

500 Facebook Likes= $30USD
1000 Facebook Likes= $50USD
2000 Facebook Likes= $90USD
5000 Facebook Likes= $200USD

They also offered us Twitter followers stating that “Followers will help you to make your page look more popular on social networking sites.”

Yes, followers will help, but buying likes, followers or reviews is against the terms and conditions of most social media sites and they actively police it. This practice could see you penalised by Facebook, Twitter, TripAdvisor, Google and others.

Don’t be tempted by this!

Also don’t be tempted by sites or emails offering to submit you to many thousand search engines. Bad practice that can negatively impact your site traffic!

See our other articles on this at http://www.netaction.co.nz/may-2013-newsletter/

NZ Internet Growth

New Zealand’s internet traffic is predicted to grow almost threefold by 2018.

This will mostly be driven by a sharp jump in the amount of television, movie and video content being watched online.

Also the growing “Internet of Things” will contribute to this growth. I saw a Wi-Fi enabled heat pump advertised the other day – so that you can turn it on remotely from anywhere and come home to a warm house.

Internet connected TVs are expected to be around 16% of the 32 million connected devices by 2018.

Wow, think about that – 32 million devices is around 7 connected devices for every single person in the country! What will your 7 be?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11274580

Microsoft XP Support finished

Most users will know that from April 8 2014, support and updates for Windows XP are no longer available. The XP operating system has reached the end of it’s Support life from Microsoft.

This has largely been communicated in such a way as to “encourage” Windows XP users to upgrade to a new computer.

But what does this actually mean?

Your computer will not suddenly stop because of this!

New programmes you install may not be compatible with Windows XP

There could be some security issues that Microsoft will not be fixing with automatic updrades.

However, on the whole, if your XP computer still works fine, and you have good security software installed, you should be OK to continue using it.

As always, be vigilant about having up to date Antivirus and security software and strong regularly changed passwords. See our articles on passwords at

http://www.netaction.co.nz/internet-security/passwords/

As always, please contact about any website or internet issues. We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards

Ron, Judie, Sue & the team at
Net Action Ltd and Great New Zealand
07 866 3929