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It's December ... so, if you haven't already done so, now is the time to add a festive touch to your website.
For just $15 + GST we will put an animated Christmas image on your listing (together with message if required) and remove it again early in January - don't delay, do this now!!

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Our free click-through in the newsletters of www.matamata-info.co.nz - www.tearoha-info.co.nz - www.thames-info.co.nz - www.morrinsville-info.co.nz goes to Mana-Nui Motel - Whitianga - a new website on www.thames-info.co.nz and also 3 websites that carried out updates during November - CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO VIEW >>>>

Mana-Nui Motel - Whitianga - Coromandel Peninsula
Cotswold Cottage Bed & Breakfast - Thames
Jaggers - Fashion Retailers - Matamata
Education in Morrinsville

November Stats - 8794 Pageviews from 3867 unique visitors.
November's top directories were -
www.tearoha-info.co.nz/HolidayPark
www.tearoha-info.co.nz/berlusconi
www.tearoha-info.co.nz/ironique
www.tearoha-info.co.nz/cottage
www.tearoha-info.co.nz/artist
www.tearoha-info.co.nz/harcourts
www.tearoha-info.co.nz/whare


Our most visited index pages, in order of popularity were: ACCOMMODATION - INFORMATION - BUSINESSES - ENQUIRY - ACTIVITIES - CLASSIFIEDS - DINING - REAL ESTATE

A great way to improve your link popularity which is directly related to your search engine ranking, is to take advantage of our FREE classified advertisement offer. We have "classifieds" on our four town websites (www.matamata-info.co.nz/classifieds.html - www.morrinsville-info.co.nz/classifieds.html - www.tearoha-info.co.nz/classifieds.html - www.thames-info.co.nz/classifieds.html) and they receive an enormous amount of visitors - if you're not there you're missing out!! All you have to do is forward us 25 words about your business - a breeze surely!! Your classified advertisement will be linked to your website and also have an email link on it if requested - www.tearoha-info.co.nz/classifieds.html was the 6th most visited index on the site during November!! Take a look at our top ranking town websites >>>>


Tips for smarter searching ...

If you're suffering from search fatigue, here are some ways to make your searching more decisive. We've focused on Google, which accounts for largest percentage of New Zealand searches, but most of these techniques will work with other search engines as well.

1 Give your fingers a rest
Instead of misspelling 'www' or trying to guess whether that URL has a .nz on the end, just type your favourite web brand (you know, 'facebook', 'youtube', 'TVNZ') into the search bar and chances are it will be the first link ... too easy. With a built-in spellchecker, you can even misspell the brand you're searching for (try 'guchi' and 'jagguar' to see what you get). Simple, and a great timesaver if spelling is not your strong point.

2 Change the search term order
When searching for something with a descriptive element, like 'lovely beaches in Bali', try a bit of backwards grammar and rewrite it as 'Bali beaches lovely'. Put the nouns before the adjectives, with the most important words first. The relative ranking of links will change to reflect this ordering and open up alternative links for you to explore.

3 "Don’t mess with my query"
If you're determined to find something containing a particular phrase, use quotation marks to find those exact words in that order. Be aware though that searching for example for "Jobs in Dubai" won’t match you with "Massive job losses in Dubai", something that might be handy to know about as well.

4 Limit your search
If you have a fairly good idea where the information you're looking for is stored, you can restrict your search to a single website or set of sites. Just add 'site:URL' to your query to pull off this trick. For instance, searching for 'rugby players site:warriors.co.nz' will restrict Google to pages on the warriors website and no other. But you don't have to be that specific - looking for 'champagne site:.fr' will restrict you to websites with a French domain name.

5 Operator please!
The symbols or 'operators' +, – and * do powerful things when dropped into a search query.
+  forces Google to include a term. Entering '+refund' into the search bar might help you get back the money for that glamorous holiday you now need to cancel because of the Global Financial Crisis.
–  forces Google not to include a term. Adding ' –easter' will ensure you’ll not get deluged with chocolate ads when searching for recipes using eggs.
*  is the ever-present wildcard operator. Use it to complete your quoted phrase searches, for example 'today I love *', or fill in the missing blanks in your memory, as in 'james bond sean *'.

6 Too clever!
Two more operators, .. and ~, are really powerful.
Putting two numbers separated by .. finds results within the range of numbers: 'oil prices $55..$75' or 'cheap gifts $5..$10' could provide really useful answers to some of life's challenges.
The true ninja of search operators, ~, goes one step further and matches synonyms and words with different endings. Search for '~exercise' and it will match words like fitness, aerobic and bodybuilding. Try '~tunnel' and you’ll also get bridges, buses and, interestingly, the official website for NZ train and rail journeys.

7 Ask and you shall receive ...
Google also has special feature keywords that help to guide you more specifically to what you're asking for. For example, searching for 'weather palmerston north' will give you exactly that, with cute icons to boot - 'cinema' shows, for me, Auckland cinemas but provides a map so that you can change the location if necessary and will then show you movies and cinemas in your area; 'time berlin' will make sure you don't wake up your old friend when you call - and 'define search' will give you a dictionary definition of the word 'search'.
You can even type in '100 NZD in USD' and '10 pounds in kg' to do currency and unit conversions, and 'nz map' to get a link to a zoomable map of New Zealand. Take a look at the full list .

8 Too much to remember?
Combining all the suggestions above is not for everyone, so most search engines have an 'Advanced Search' link that allows you to do much of what we've provided above in a more user-friendly way.


This month we show the Usage by Country stats and visitors from 54 countries have checked out www.tearoha-info.co.nz ...

If you know of a business or organisation that would benefit from having a listing on www.tearoha-info.co.nz - ask them to contact us and if they proceed with a website we will credit your account with $100 - make sure they let us know it was you who made the recommendation!

Top 30 of 54 Total Countries
# Hits Files KBytes Country
1 4262 26.86% 2233 27.95% 28138 27.07% New Zealand (Aotearoa)
2 3396 21.41% 1389 17.39% 13608 13.09% US Commercial
3 3126 19.70% 1588 19.88% 22393 21.54% Unresolved/Unknown
4 1636 10.31% 1018 12.74% 15252 14.67% Network
5 1339 8.44% 602 7.54% 6774 6.52% Russian Federation
6 409 2.58% 226 2.83% 3808 3.66% Netherlands
7 312 1.97% 132 1.65% 1679 1.62% Non-Profit Organization
8 289 1.82% 203 2.54% 3258 3.13% Australia
9 186 1.17% 114 1.43% 835 0.80% Thailand
10 134 0.84% 82 1.03% 890 0.86% Italy
11 84 0.53% 43 0.54% 576 0.55% United Kingdom
12 69 0.43% 26 0.33% 282 0.27% Sweden
13 68 0.43% 46 0.58% 1821 1.75% Germany
14 66 0.42% 22 0.28% 269 0.26% India
15 52 0.33% 27 0.34% 293 0.28% Cook Islands
16 34 0.21% 20 0.25% 282 0.27% China
17 30 0.19% 20 0.25% 235 0.23% France
18 30 0.19% 8 0.10% 101 0.10% Japan
19 27 0.17% 21 0.26% 217 0.21% US Educational
20 27 0.17% 19 0.24% 496 0.48% Canada
21 26 0.16% 21 0.26% 175 0.17% Denmark
22 25 0.16% 18 0.23% 125 0.12% Switzerland
23 25 0.16% 12 0.15% 52 0.05% New Caledonia
24 23 0.14% 14 0.18% 90 0.09% Namibia
25 20 0.13% 10 0.13% 186 0.18% Singapore
26 20 0.13% 10 0.13% 368 0.35% Ukraine
27 15 0.09% 12 0.15% 74 0.07% French Polynesia
28 15 0.09% 8 0.10% 116 0.11% Philippines
29 13 0.08% 12 0.15% 76 0.07% Romania
30 11 0.07% 5 0.06% 70 0.07% Malaysia


Site of the Month is Wairere Falls Farm Cottage - and they receive a free direct click through and feature image from www.tearoha-info.co.nz to their website.


******** We will be available normal business hours over the Christmas period apart from 6-10 December (inclusive) when our office will be closed. ********

As this is our last newsletter for 2010 we would like to wish you all the best for the festive season!!

Leanne Taylor
:: www.wwwdesign.co.nz ::
Innovative Website Design, Hosting & Maintenance
Phone (09) 817 9656 ~ Mobile (0274) 701990

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