I had an unforeseen critical job turn up which required immediate action. I called in the Shared Marketing team and they simply delivered. Their ability to understand my vision and then translate that to a final product in a timely manner was exceptional.
Fantastic service and I can't believe the quality of our website. I have dealt with website builders before on 3 different websites and shared marketing blows them all out of the water. Happy to give my continued business to Craig and the team. Thanks again guys
I'm really happy with the new look and feel of the website, thanks so much to your team for understanding my requirements and making it such a smooth process.
The team at Shared Marketing were most attentive and attuned to our website requirements throughout the website development. Their response times to our many requests in the design process evidenced a team eager to deliver for their client.
I have had the best experience with shared marketing.I don’t know anything about technology and they have walked me through every step of the way as well as answering every little silly question without making me feel that I should know all the answers.My website/instagram/Facebook/google accounts have all been set up which i absolutely love at a very fair price.The team are friendly and knowledgeable.I would recommend anyone to Craig and the team at shared marketing.Stacey
Excellent service and have produced the most amazing website for me. I am now in the process of setting up two new business ventures. The advice and enthusiasm that Craig and his team give is second to none. If you are thinking of setting up a business a website is a must. I would highly recommend speaking with Shared Marketing at the start of any venture. Unlike many of the local so called web design companies Shared Marketing isnt a one man band. I have had problems resolved within minutes rather than days and an extra set of invoices. Amazing business with great ethics!
Craig and his team make doing business easy. Using Shared Marketing to help our business grow was a no brainer.
Great service, friendly and helpful. Craig and the team make a great effort to help your business
Great service from craig and the team, always a great help.
The Waitplate System
Shared Marketing was recommended to us because of their experience with start-up companies and assisting new innovations to get to market. They have been working with us from earlier days of our product development and have been extremely helpful in creating an engaging and credible brand. The designers listen to what we say and advise us in a way that makes sense.They have been a pleasure to work with and have provided everything we needed including brand and style guides, signage designs for our factory and vehicles, designing and supplying our marketing material, producing our video, iPhone App development, SEO and launching our website and online store, website and social media maintenance and the list goes on!We found their services good value and all inclusive and all involved were great to work with both creatively and for our business development.Kelly Arbuckle, Waitplate
Personal Training Runaway Bay
The Shared Marketing team has exceeded our expectations in every way. From rebranding, logo design, website development to printing, the Shared Marketing team has been very professional. Work has always been completed on time, usually faster than quoted and of the utmost quality. Communication, emails and phone, are always promptly responded to.Helping our company to become a more professionally recognised brand could not have been possible without the SM team. Thank you so much, we always receive compliments from clients about our professional image in the community
A massive thank you to the amazing team at Shared Marketing for giving our website an entire make over! Not only has the new website increased our profits but it has also opened a door to other digital opportunities allowing our customers to now order online via customised accounts and other extras we didn't even know existed.The team has such an extensive knowledge base and are always attending to our requests promptly. A special mention to Josh who even talks our lingo to the less IT savvy employees in the office.We would highly recommend Shared Marketing to all those around us and we are confident in the professionalism and care taken towards their clients, just like they did for us.Love from the Cherry Blooms team
First Aid Accident & Emergency
We started out with another, larger web design company only to find we were treated like a number. Shared really do care about their customers and get results.
First Aid Accident & Emergency
Shared marketing has helped our business go from a 1000 hit per month web site to over 2500 specific hits a month and triple our sales.Craig and the team are onto everything Web based and marketing that you need to help succeed. Thanks Shared
Fantastic team to work with and open to new ideas. Would recommend these guys (and girls) to anyone starting a new business and needing a website. They know their stuff! And Craig isn't too bad at kite-surfing either haha!
What you Need to Know About
HTTPS and SSL Certificates
October 16, 2017
HTTP What Now?
In the past SSL Certificates were almost exclusively used for eCommerce stores. These days having an SSL certificate installed on your site and serving your pages with HTTPS is fast becoming the new standard. All major search engines (especially Google) are aggressively encouraging website owners to make the switch from HTTP to HTTPS.
In a nutshell, having an SSL certificate installed on your site ensures that all the information sent to and from, or submitted to the site, is encrypted and secure. This protects the privacy and information of both the user and site owner and prevents potentially sensitive data from being intercepted by malicious scripts or people. All websites will inevitably need to make the switch to HTTPS sooner or later.
What do I need to know about installing an
SSL Certificate / switching to HTTPS?
An important thing to note is that search engines essentially treat an HTTPS site as a separate site.
As such there are important tasks to be done in addition to installing the SSL certificate to ensure the transition to HTTPS is as smooth as possible.
These tasks include, but are not limited to:
Updating all the links, scripts, images and assets on the site to the HTTPS versions
Rewriting hard-coded internal links
Setting up 301 redirects from the old HTTP pages to the new HTTPS versions
Updating your sitemap to reflect the new HTTPS URLs
Registering the HTTPS version in Google Search Console (Webmaster Tools)
Resubmitting the sitemap for indexing
Monitoring for issues in the days following the switch
It is also worth noting that there can initially be a minor hit to your search rankings as redirects only preserve approximately 90% of the authority of the original redirected pages. This should bounce back after a few weeks in most cases.
Once again, all sites will inevitably need to make the switch to HTTPS sooner or later.
What are my Options?
Shared Marketing offers two options for installing an SSL certificate and switching your site to HTTPS. Both options include the updates listed above.
PAID Premium SSL Certificate – $180 +GST per year
The paid version offers superior protection as well as a $10,000 warranty should any breach occur.
A site seal that is validated in real time can also be added to the site to improve credibility. Strongly recommended if you have an eCommerce store or sell services / products online.
‘FREE’ Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate – $100 +GST
(This is approximate, and depends on the size / complexity of the site)
The free version has no warranty / guarantee and offers basic protection.
If you have any queries or would like any further information on making the switch to HTTPS, please contact Shared Marketing today. Our friendly staff are happy to help!
Disclaimer: Information correct at time of posting.