AroFlo Website and New Branding Launched

AroFlo
AroFlo

Solutions Indata is proud to have designed and developed the AroFlo website.

AroFlo, formerly known as i-man is a software solution designed by a tradie, for other tradies.

The website gives a comprehensive overview of the software solution that has been transforming the trades, field services, maintenance and project-based industries for over a decade.

You can research the many features of the AroFlo software, industries that use AroFlo and check out some case studies. There is also a great display of the AroFlo team.

Visit the AroFlo website

Is your website Mobile friendly?

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If you open up your website on a mobile phone and you need to pinch, stretch and scroll or you need a magnifying glass to read the text – your website is not mobile friendly and needs updating so that it is.

If you have got a website that is more than a couple of years old it is likely that it is not mobile friendly. Now is a great time to update your website and make sure it can be viewed on mobile devices, tablets and the desktop.

While you can choose to update the look of your website at the same time, alternatively you can keep a similar look and feel using your existing logo, images and content. This is also a great time to update your content and read through your pages of your website and make sure your content still reflects your current business activities.

Depending on your business and the size of your website a responsive website is an ideal solution. It can be viewed at full size on a desktop and then when scaled down to all the different screen sizes the content stretches, scales and wraps around to fit the smaller devices.

Examples of some more recent responsive websites built by Solutions Indata:

To find out more about Responsive Websites contact Solutions Indata on 03 98122972

 

 

 

Responsive Websites

What is a responsive website?

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A responsive website is one website that stretches and changes shape to fit the device that it is viewed on. This ranges from a desktop computer, to an i-pad to mobile phones.

Some older websites that are not responsive end up looking tiny, and you have to make the text bigger and scroll across on your smartphone to get to the information you want.

With more and more people viewing websites on their mobile phones a responsive website is currently the most logical way of building a website.

How do you know if a website is responsive?

To see if a website is responsive you can go to your desktop and open up the website. In the top right hand corner of your browser window you have the option of making the browser window smaller. Shrink it down to the about the width of a mobile phone and if it is responsive all the text and images will wrap around and look great, if it is not responsive you will only see the left hand side of the website and everything to the right will be cut off. The other way of checking is to view the website on your smart phone – and see what it looks like.

If you are starting out with a new business or have an old website that is getting a bit tired and needs a fresh look then a new responsive website is the way to go.

If you would like to learn more about responsive websites call Solutions Indata on (03) 9812 2972

Writing Content to Help your Website’s Rankings

If you want your website to rank well in all the major search engines you need to have interesting well written content that is relevant to your business.

See below for more great tips to help your website rank well :

  • Include information that your potential clients are looking for.
  • Use words and phrases in your content that are  grammatical variations of the main keywords used in your industry.
  • Set up a Google+ page, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter accounts for your business. Include as much information as you can about your business and remember to include a link back to your website.

 

Website Display and Screen Resolution

What your website looks like depends on  the screen resolution of the computer or device people are looking at the website on. Desktop screens are getting bigger and bigger (Today, most visitors have a screen resolution higher than 1024×768 pixels: www.w3schools.com and at the same time people are sitting in front of the TV surfing the net on their iPad and smart phones. The look of the website will vary depending on the device and screen resolution set up, and what browser you are using.

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Ideally the most important information of your website should be able to be viewed instantly on any device. Your logo, contact details, and navigation should be “above the fold” on a desktop while on a mobile device your contact number  may need to be the most  prominent information.

Websites can be made  to be a fixed width or to stretch right across the screen. If your website looks great on a desktop but is unusable on a smartphone you have the option of  making a new website that works both on a desktop or mobile ( often referred to as a responsive website) or alternatively you can set up a separate mobile phone website.

Responsive Website

If you have an existing website that is due for a face lift it might be a good time to look at replacing it with a  responsive website.  The one website can be made to look great across most devices and different screen resolutions.

Contact Solutions Indata to find out more.

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What does my website look like on a smart phone or iPad?

To give you an idea on what your website looks like on any screen size including desktops, tablets, televisions, and mobile phones see this website: quirktools.com

 

New Look Solutions Indata Website

The  new look website for Solutions Indata is now up. It was certainly time for a fresh look and it does look very different to the previous versions of the website.

It is very easy for your website to take a back seat while you move forward with other areas of the business move full steam ahead.

It  is sort of like the carpenter who has tea towels hanging on cupboards instead of doors, the kitchen cabinet maker that needs a new kitchen, Solutions Indata for a long time needed  a website that is up to date  with current trends. The main feature being that the website can be viewed on a mobile device with ease and looks great on both desktop  computer and any mobile device.

The first Solutions Indata website was made up in 2001 and throughout the years there have been about 3 major changes along the way. If you would like to have a look at previous versions of any website you can go to the “Wayback Machine” and have a look.

While the website is now up LIVE  it is still a work in progress and more pictures and content will be added over time.

If your website has been around long enough to appear in the Wayback Machine it may be time to create a new look website too!

 

How to get more likes on your facebook page

If you are new to facebook and have set up a page for your business and unsure of how to get new “likes” you will know that you have to be proactive. If you don’t post anything, like other business pages or comment no-one is going to want to stay in touch with you.  And when talking about numbers it is a good idea to keep in mind that some smaller businesses will naturally only have a few liking their pages while others will have thousands. Some of this depends on what you are selling and how  much time and resources you have to put into working on your Facebook page. It does take time but it is up to you whether  you post something daily,weekly, monthly or quarterly.

Ideas  to improve the numbers of likes on your Facebook page. 

  • Add Facebook Icons on your website
    Add a Facebook icon or “find us on Facebook button” to your website. Link to your Facebook account from this button and put on a prominent place on your website.Find Solutions Indata on Facebook
  • Add a Facebook social plugin box to the home page or some of the prominent pages of  your website Website. This will display the latest post that has been put up on your facebook account.  As well as being more prominent to get new likes, This can be used to inform customers of  the latest news , and also has a roll on effect with showing up in Google search results.

Ask  all your Staff to  like the page, ask your clients to like the page, ask your friends, family – ask everyone you come in contact with…you don’t get if you don’t ask!

  • Promote your Facebook  page on everything that is seen by the publicMake sure EVERY business card, email signature, brochure, sign has a Facebook icon ( Facebook has a page where you can get the official logo to use for print – google “facebook official logo“) and link to your facebook business page with the URL – for example this is the link for Solutions Indata’s Facebook page –  http://www.facebook.com/SolutionsIndata on it.
  • If you already have a mailing list  – make sure there is a link to your Facebook page on this and ask for “likes”.Once this is done it is a matter of continuing to be proactive with creating regular posts on Facebook about whats going on with your business ,  tips etc.  and commenting on other facebook pages.