Basics of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Posted on August 30th, 2008 by Brent

SEO, SEM, Internet Marketing, Adwords, Adsense, PageRank, Optimisation, Indexing, Caching, Crawling - “Arrghhh! I just want my site listed on Google!

There are so many buzz words in the Internet Marketing industry that you almost need your own special pocket dictionary to translate all the jargon. But don’t let the seemingly complex world of Internet Marketing or Search Engine Optimisation overwhelm you.
So what is the difference between Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Search Engine Marketing

Ecreate launches new website

Posted on August 27th, 2008 by Brent

Admittedly, I have been neglecting this blog, but with good reason. We’ve taken on a number of new projects (which are almost complete), launched a brand new website for Ecreate and moved offices to East Victoria Park.

There are still a few more features to add to the Ecreate website but it has already boosted our search engine rankings considerably - we’re in the top 10 for “internet

The #1 resource for anyone in hospitality

Posted on April 3rd, 2008 by Brent

Website design, content management systems, shopping carts, flash animations… everything we do at Ecreate stems from one or more marketing foundations. And when offering our services to businesses across so many different kinds of industries, it is essential we are tuned in to the current foundations of marketing within that particular industry.

Recently we undertook a considerable amount of research on different marketing techniques for restaurants, and we found one particular site I consider a marketer’s

Cheap and safe ways to send money overseas

Posted on March 26th, 2008 by Brent

Ecreate employs some of the best programmers, graphic designers and copywriters on the planet. Unfortunately, they don’t all live in a 10km radius of our office. In fact, they often don’t even live in Australia. Some of our best programmers live in some of the farthest countries - New Zealand, England and the USA. Our solid development procedures and quality control techniques mean we deliver some of the highest quality work, but we are yet

Wondering who sends all that spam? (It could be YOU)

Posted on March 23rd, 2008 by Brent

In some eastern European country, an overweight 35 year old guy sits on a broken computer chair in the corner of his dirty apartment. His dilapidated home is packed to the ceiling full of boxes of Viagra, ‘discount watches’ and penis enlargement pills. The sly grin on his face is illuminated by the half-dozen computer screens showing how rapidly his pirated version of Microsoft Outlook is sending emails to us law abiding citizens in

The best way to setup your Email!

Posted on March 16th, 2008 by Brent

For years I was jumping between Email services and configurations. I started out using Hotmail in High School, then went to a bunch of other “cooler” email services, then tried hosting it myself and using Microsoft Outlook, then ultimately gave up and would read Email directly on my server using Pine.

But I have finally worked out the best way to setup Email!

Firstly, the undoubtedly best free web based Email service

What is RSS?

Posted on March 15th, 2008 by Brent

RSS - Really Simple Syndication

An RSS feed is essentially a live, regularly updated summary of the content on a Webpage. They’re widely used on news sites and blogs, like this one. Using Feed Reader software, you can automatically take RSS Feeds from any number of Websites and display them however you like.

For example, if you subscribe to a News RSS Feed, lets say “Headlines” from theage.com.au and displayed it on your

valid xHTML, valid CSS - What does it mean?

Posted on March 9th, 2008 by Brent

If you’re a regular web user, you have no doubt seen those two little links at the bottom of a webpage. Often they have ticks next to them or are in little yellow boxes with the characters “W3C”, or they’re just plain text:

valid xHTML
valid CSS

xHTML 1.0 Yellow CSS Yellow 2
xHTML Green

Ecreate welcomes Town of Kwinana

Posted on March 8th, 2008 by Brent

LyriK LogoOne of our recent clients is the Town of Kwinana. They are running a very successful Youth Incentive Program aimed at recognising the valuable contribution young people in Kwinana are making to their community. The program is named LyriK - Leadership Youth Respect in Kwinana, and Ecreate has been asked to develop the website.

The program is doing amazing things and we’re very excited to be

A very happy client!

Posted on March 7th, 2008 by Brent

Leather Interiors Logo We love nothing more than to hear the feedback from our clients upon completing a task for them. Recently we were offered the challenge to create a very stylish website complete with custom Javascript functions, a Flash intro, and a database to hold the product catalogue amongst a heap of other features. It all had to be completed and launched within 10 days to coincide with an