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Brendan tjahjadi

consultant at quantumlinx

Member Since January 2013

Sydney, ACT, 2000

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Consultant on startups, marketing, sales.

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Digital Marketing

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William S
William S, Digital Marketing and Junior SEO Consultant at Pixel Capital

Website

Your opinion on sites like Wix, Square Space, BigCommerce

from a seo perspective, out of the majors: 

bigcommerce.com

shopify.com

bigcartel.com 

storenvy.com 

volusion.com 

shopify and bigcommerce are the winners here. 

Be careful with ecommerce sites, as they come innately with duplicate title tags etc

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What accounting software package should a small business use?

If you are in Australia, hands down Xero is the best accounting solution. After using MYOB, Quickbooks, Sassu, intuit, I have found that Xero has the best offering for today's SME. 
Xero is user friendly, secure, flexible and their support is second to none. If you are looking for a solution that anyone can use and that will provide the additional functionality, as your business grows, then xero is your answer. 

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Wendy Huang
Wendy Huang, Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

Digital Marketing

What is SEO?

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is the practice of increasing a website's organic visibility, within search engines. This is currently made possible by an amalgamation of, on-page and off-page optimisation. 
Having a effective SEO strategy, will have your website ranked highly on page 1 for keywords that a profitable for your business. The result of these rankings is not just increased traffic, but importantly, better quality traffic.
Better quality traffic = highly targeted leads or sales.

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Henrik Larsen
Henrik Larsen, Director at IePlus Pty Ltd

Digital Marketing

What is the most effective way to drive traffic on a budget?

Henrick, 
"without costing a bomb" is subjective. You may want to explore your budget and then work out what you are willing to pay for a lead. 
Once you understand your budget you can try all different marketing mediums and stick with what works for you. Each business is individual, so try asking other successful IT firms what works for them. 
Social media is free, however when was the last time you used social media to look for any product? Or when was the last time you recalled a brand from social media? Social media is great for branding and being front of mind. Yet, for business development it still has a long way to go, especially in Australia.  
Wendy is right, consistent traffic is built slowly, so as Chris mentioned, try joining some forums and communities where you can participate and add value.
Another question: Why do you want heaps of traffic to your site? I know many businesses that have very low traffic, however the traffic that they do get, is highly targeted. So the people visiting their site are only looking for what they offer.
Think about your target market, how do they find what you are offering? 
I'm struggling to find anything, that delivers a better return on investment, to SEO. Coming up on the front page of google, for exactly what you are offering, is a marketing godsend. Hence why Google is one of the most successful businesses of all time.  

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William S
William S, Digital Marketing and Junior SEO Consultant at Pixel Capital

Website

Your opinion on sites like Wix, Square Space, BigCommerce

from a seo perspective, out of the majors: 

bigcommerce.com

shopify.com

bigcartel.com 

storenvy.com 

volusion.com 

shopify and bigcommerce are the winners here. 

Be careful with ecommerce sites, as they come innately with duplicate title tags etc

Brendan tjahjadi answered this question

What accounting software package should a small business use?

If you are in Australia, hands down Xero is the best accounting solution. After using MYOB, Quickbooks, Sassu, intuit, I have found that Xero has the best offering for today's SME. 
Xero is user friendly, secure, flexible and their support is second to none. If you are looking for a solution that anyone can use and that will provide the additional functionality, as your business grows, then xero is your answer. 

Brendan tjahjadi answered this question

Wendy Huang
Wendy Huang, Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

Digital Marketing

What is SEO?

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is the practice of increasing a website's organic visibility, within search engines. This is currently made possible by an amalgamation of, on-page and off-page optimisation. 
Having a effective SEO strategy, will have your website ranked highly on page 1 for keywords that a profitable for your business. The result of these rankings is not just increased traffic, but importantly, better quality traffic.
Better quality traffic = highly targeted leads or sales.

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Henrik Larsen
Henrik Larsen, Director at IePlus Pty Ltd

Digital Marketing

What is the most effective way to drive traffic on a budget?

Henrick, 
"without costing a bomb" is subjective. You may want to explore your budget and then work out what you are willing to pay for a lead. 
Once you understand your budget you can try all different marketing mediums and stick with what works for you. Each business is individual, so try asking other successful IT firms what works for them. 
Social media is free, however when was the last time you used social media to look for any product? Or when was the last time you recalled a brand from social media? Social media is great for branding and being front of mind. Yet, for business development it still has a long way to go, especially in Australia.  
Wendy is right, consistent traffic is built slowly, so as Chris mentioned, try joining some forums and communities where you can participate and add value.
Another question: Why do you want heaps of traffic to your site? I know many businesses that have very low traffic, however the traffic that they do get, is highly targeted. So the people visiting their site are only looking for what they offer.
Think about your target market, how do they find what you are offering? 
I'm struggling to find anything, that delivers a better return on investment, to SEO. Coming up on the front page of google, for exactly what you are offering, is a marketing godsend. Hence why Google is one of the most successful businesses of all time.  

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