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    I would highly recommend eWay, although they do need a merchant account.

    I would advise against using Paypal if possible. As an alternative I would recommend moneybookers, as they are widely recognised and have reasonable rates.

    If you are looking for an invoicing system, then there are plenty of online accounting software systems that integrate with something like moneybookers, so you can invoice and manage payments. Something like Freshbooks or Xero are pretty good.

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    mexham, post: 137852 wrote:
    Hi there,

    We have a reasonable new Magento based online store, however I noticed the other day or homepage slider images are not displaying properly on Internet Explorer. They seem to start right of the side of the screen before moving in. Seems fine in all other web browsers.

    Site is; http://www.hammocksaustralia.com.au

    Does anyone have experience in Magento programming and can have a little look and see what we are missing? We are just a bit stumped at the moment.

    Thanks a lot,
    Mike

    There are some issues with Internet Explorer and “position:relative; overflow:hidden” type CSS. You need to change your CSS for the Slider DIV to include “position:relative;” I think.

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    I would recommend using something like eLance or odesk.

    We have found a few Australian developers and freelancers through these sites, and you get protection through escrow etc. It is worth it if you are strict on your selection criteria, and are prepared to put a little effort into the hiring process.

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    Obviously you can become an Amazon affiliate, but the margins are slim.

    I would recommend doing ebooks yourself, if you have the time, because if you do enough that are good, you can build a following.

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    Jumping Castles WA, post: 128222 wrote:
    Hi there,

    • Incomplete design work – I provided instructions to the web designer on how to make some of the CSS changes to my site. CSS is their job, not mine.
    • 1 report on my SEO campaign (after complaining)
    • No reports on link building despite repeated requests
    • 4 changes in SEO Account managers – I found out by accident that two of them had left.
    • And, most recently I found out they have taken on a direct competitor as a client – same product, same price, same target audience.

    I requested a refund for the remaining months of my campaign based on these issues. They have refused a refund as they feel they have acted ‘professionally’ and in no way have they jeoperdised my account.

    Any advice would be gratefully appreciated. :(

    Firstly, hindsight is 20/20, and it is all about the contract. If there are things promised in the contract that are not actioned, then obviously you have rights there. For anyone reading this thinking about taking on an SEO company (or web designer even), make sure you know what is covered in the contract. From our point of view, our contracts run into 10+ pages for this reason. From any web company you should expect to receive regular updates, reports and timeframes, but again, it is all about the contract.

    Secondly, yes, these guys are a bad example of the SEO industry. I am not sure how they measure progress without regular reporting, but over three months you should see something coming through.

    Lastly, however, there are a few things that should be explained. Unless the contract explicitly stated “exclusive” there is nothing really wrong with taking on multiple companies within the same industry. In fact it would be to your advantage, because they would help you to not directly compete with each other, giving you better results. Also, without seeing the contract, it would be hard to say that you should receive a refund. If they have performed there job, in this case provided SEO work, and they have performed some web design work, then they have done their job. Unfortunately there are no remedies for a company not doing a very good job, all you can do is tell everyone they suck. Again, it is all about the contract.

    If you are looking at any web/internet marketing contract, just make sure the following information is included:

    • Deliverables
    • Time frames
    • Costs for extra work (content, images etc)
    • What happens if there is work outside of the contract
    • When the client is expected to provide things
    • When you should get reports
    • If it is an SEO contract how they will report on progress
    • Who are the key personne

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    For shipping costs, one thing we do know is that free shipping works very well as a motivator and as a reason that people will buy online. It really comes down to what your competitors are offering, as people will price compare frequently.

    If you do have to charge for shipping, a flat fee works best if you have minimum order quantities. Otherwise, as long as you are up front about your shipping pricing you should be ok.

    Obviously the minimum quantities will depend on the value of your items, and what the industry average is. Having minimums will deter the tire kickers, or the smaller (more painful?) operations.

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    I just want to echo what onsitetechs said about traffic, and add a few extra points.

    We had a client that was featured on ACA and experienced 12000 visitors in three hours. 12000 visitors x ~2 pages x 1MB of bandwidth = 24GB/3 hours.

    Most hosting plans give you 20GB of bandwidth for the month, so you might want to check that out.

    Assuming you have enough bandwidth allocated, as mentioned before, you might want to think about a CDN. They are very easy to implement using amazon S3 or something similar. Talk to someone about optimising your site for bandwidth.

    If you are going to be featured in a week (as opposed to tonight) I would also make sure your website is found on Google for terms that are similar/related to you (or at least your brand). You don’t want competitors picking up your customers.

    Lastly, just make sure there is enough on your site for users to “do”. For instance an order form or links to where they can buy your products.

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    Over the last few years I have tried a few different affiliate networks and to be honest NONE have worked. We tried clixgalore, commission junction, paydotcom, ejunkie etc. We put a few hundred dollars into each one for promotion. All of them pretty much took the money without any return.

    If anyone has used one that works I would love to hear about it.

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    Just added you seolyka! Make sure you +1 the post and share the circle yourself.

    I have updated the post;

    https://plus.google.com/109997713436783071225/posts/MtaSTTNThhS

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    My understanding is, if you use the pre-set categories then that will allow you to come up for a broad match against that term. If you use custom category, then you will appear for only the terms used in that custom category.

    In terms of coming up for terms that you don’t want to rank for, there are a lot of factors in play here. It might be that those terms are in the description or the review. It is also, most likely, that Google is just interpreting the places page as being relevant for the searcher’s terms. Google has some pretty broad ideas about what you might be searching for.

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    FS Concierge, post: 123266 wrote:
    Hi createdevelop,

    Just confirming that we are actively adding people who follow the Flying Solo page to their circles to ours, and will continue to do that.

    Cheers,
    Jayne

    ummm…. yes? Sorry not sure if that was a question or a statement. 😮

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    createdevelop, post: 122937 wrote:
    I have added the flying solo page to the circle. It would be great for all the soloists if you could add the circle and +1 it as well!

    I have updated the Google+ Post about the circles;
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/109997713436783071225/posts/MmS1JZ4WD7q

    Again, to be part of it you must add, share and +1 the circle.

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    FS Administrator, post: 122932 wrote:
    Hi all,
    We’re still getting our head around Google+ for Flying Solo but we do post our articles and maintain Circles over on our page here https://plus.google.com/u/2/116161991480922445164/posts if that helps.
    It certainly will be interesting to see where G+ goes in the social media space.
    Cheers
    Peter

    I have added the flying solo page to the circle. It would be great for all the soloists if you could add the circle and +1 it as well!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/109997713436783071225/posts/3w2QeQXcCEf

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    Yes publicity is very important for any business, and maintaining an image is even more important in the fashion industry.

    Some PR you could do yourself, such as setting up a launch event, and promoting it to the press. You could use Newsmaker or some other release website to promote your events/catalogue.

    If you are looking at launching a new line seriously, then I would highly recommend hiring a professional PR manager, even for a short contract.

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    How are you looking to have the CSV formatted?

    Can you confirm what you are trying to do with the file once you have imported it?

    The reason I ask is, it might be easier to import the file as HTML, format it, and then create a CSV file.

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