Using Hyphens in Domain Names, Good or Bad for SEO?

Doing a little research today for a new project for a photography website that I plan on doing via WordPress for a good friend. We’re at the early stages of planning so discussing all sorts of things including search engine optimisation, which led to the question – should the domain include hyphens? As with much SEO, people are divided in opinion over this. (By quickly Googling the topic this is easy to see.) However, I’m going to argue that you...
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The Website Redesign of HakaTours.com

It is with absolute joy that I point you in the direction of the brand new version of hakatours.com, released finally at the end of last month. The revealing of the website was highly anticipated by all of us involved (three major earthquakes had provided extensive set backs) and there are still a few small bugs being fixed, but I can say regardless that I am incredibly proud of the final product. I cannot write this post before mentioning the...
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Great Uses of Facebook Fan Pages by New Zealand Brands

Everyone knows the international bunch who can afford to invest plenty into designing and optimising their Facebook page – Coca-cola, Starbucks, Adidas and Victoria’s Secret just to name a handful. However, I wanted to look at some New Zealand-grown brands and companies that who have also used their Facebook fan pages well – despite the slightly lower budget. ASB – There seems to be a healthy dose of competition amongst banks within NZ, and ASB have really been ahead of...
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Awesome Web Design Books

Forgive me for the late entry – I confess I have been away from the laptop for a little over a week but I have not kept my nose out of a book! Here is a portion of my reading list so far, 5 great additions for anyone (starting out) in the web industry. A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web – Mark Boulton This has been my favourite so far. There is something so effortless yet personal about...
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