Launch of the Australian eCommerce Guide

Jun 18, 2014 Comments Off

Please take a look at the new Australian eCommerce Guide website.  The Guide has just been launched and is a new resource for Aussie eCom merchants. The Guide is published and edited by me, Richard Keeves. If you’re looking for smarter strategies for eCommerce, then you’ll  find plenty of  ideas and tips over at the […]

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7 Key Points for Better SEO after the Google Hummingbird Update

Oct 30, 2013 Comments Off

Over the last few weeks, Google has made a major update to its search algorithm.  It’s called the Hummingbird Update.   (Why Hummingbird?  Google says it is “Precise and Fast”.) There is info here on Google’s official blog, and some good articles here at Search Engine Land and here on the Huffington Post. Here are […]

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Do you need a better Digital RoadMap?

Oct 16, 2013 Comments Off

Finally got the video together from the Retail Forum we ran back in June.  (Yep, I’ve been a bit busy – and got side-tracked with a few diversions.  Now back to focusing on what is important.  You.) Here’s a quick 1 minute intro of what some people in the coaching group had to say about […]

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How to bridge the gap between IT and Business, and Five Questions for Business Owners & CEOs

Oct 03, 2013 Comments Off

There’s an interesting article here on the Harvard HBR blog that talks about bridging the gaps between IT and the rest of a business. Key points from the article…   Quit making the same mistakes over and over again. Find common ground on medium-term issues. Finally, companies should ask, “How do we expect IT to help […]

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Defining Core Values helps define you AND your business

May 12, 2013 Comments Off

I’ve learned a lot from my friend Michel Hogan. And I’ve still got a lot to learn.  Among the many things I have learned from Michel (and from others too) is the need to have very clear core values. Just in the last couple of weeks, I’ve been again reminded how important this is in […]

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Reference Check Your New Web Developers BEFORE You Hire Them

Apr 09, 2013 Comments Off

How can you get a better website? Before you formally engage a new web development company or digital agency to be your web partner, make sure you talk with some of their other customers. You can learn plenty from others, including how to manage your part of the web development process to get the best […]

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Social Media brings Risks, but you CAN reduce them

Apr 06, 2013 Comments Off

Social media may bring opportunities for your business, but it also brings risks. You can’t control what your employees say about you and your business on social media. Detailed social media policies are fine, but you’ve got to be careful not to give your employees lots of rules to follow. If you make your Social […]

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Use these Website Planning Tools for Better Results

Apr 03, 2013 Comments Off

If you’re planning a new business website, then here are three special website planning tools to fast-track your success.   These three special tools will help you learn what you need to know and do to get the business website you need. Your Smarter Website Redevelopment Checklist 28 Best Practice Guidelines for  Better SEO, Usability and […]

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Digital RoadMaps Seminar on 17 April

Mar 27, 2013 Comments Off

How’s your Digital RoadMap? Now you can learn more about Digital RoadMaps. I’m running a seminar on Digital RoadMaps as part of the Business Knowledge and Software Expo at Burswood in Perth, Western Australia. It’s at 10.30am on 17 April. You can book for the Digital RoadMaps seminar at www.caman.com.au. It’s just $30. Plus you […]

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Business Website Reviews

Mar 26, 2013 Comments Off

If you want to improve your results online, start with a Website Review.  We’ll give you plenty of actionable recommendations and suggestions to make more money faster from your website.   Smarter Web Strategies offers different reviews depending on your own business situation – and on the type of website you have.   You need […]

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Workflowy for making lists and keeping your brain more organized

Sep 11, 2012 Comments Off

Do you want an easy tool to keep your thoughts and tasks better organized? Yesterday I came across a list-making tool called Workflowy and I’ve started to use it. It’s free – but that wasn’t why I tried it.  What got me in was the comment from Matt Cutts, head of Webspam for Google. Matt […]

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What did this CEO think of Catching Digital?

Sep 01, 2012 Comments Off

Just had this comment about my new book Catching Digital. (see below) It was in an email from Michael Ratner, CEO of Compendium Australia. Here’s what Michael said… “Downloaded the new book yesterday afternoon and just finished reading it….. reason being once I got into it it was hard to put down. What a task […]

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