Technology News and Articles

Please feel free to browse through the following links to our recent (and not so recent) email newsletters and various blog articles published on other websites.  We also blog on a regular basis, and discuss topics related to website design and functions, ecommerce websites, social media, email marketing, and mobile applications.

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Why Rebrand (and the new Contact Point branding) - Contact Point News #2, 2017

Growing a very large email database in Australia - Contact Point News #1, 2017

Christmas message 2016 - Contact Point News #7, 2016

Design-centric development; the disruptive approach - Contact Point News #6, 2016

Consumer Decision Journey ... throw out the Sales Funnel model - Contact Point News #5, 2016

Technology Driven evolution is constant - Contact Point News #4, 2016

Customer Experience is all about the user interface - Contact Point News #3, 2016

Technology for the Sake of Growth - Contact Point News #2, 2016

Time for a Website Refresh? - Contact Point News #1, 2016

Christmas News edition - Contact Point News #9, 2015

Mobile responsiveness now applied to emails - Contact Point News #8, 2015

Gamification of your ecommerce website - Contact Point News #7, 2015

Launching Conversion Rate Optimisation - Contact Point News #6, 2015

Using APIs to expand your website reach - Contact Point News #5, 2015

12 hours to #1 position in Google! - Contact Point News #4, 2015

The new Contact Point Master Code - Contact Point News #3, 2015.

Using video to engage your audience & Google gives greater emphasis to mobile responsive websites - Contact Point News #2, 2015

eCommerce - the amazing opportunity to improve customer service - Contact Point News #1, 2015

Contact Point News #8, 2014 - Christmas Edition

Contact Point News #7, 2014 - Harnessing the technology of GPS / Location Services

Contact Point News #6, 2014 - Google Tag Manager driving deeper website analysis

Contact Point News #5, 2014 - Mobile browsing impacts on website design.

Contact Point News #4, 2014 - Mobile apps across all platforms?, new client website: Wallaby Foods, and new business branding for Enterprise Excellence Australia.

Contact Point News #3, 2014 - making an app out of your mobile responsive website, a beginner's guide to inbound links by Trevor Robinson, two new client websites: Business Essentials, and Graceworks Myanmar.

Contact Point News #2, 2014 - Mark Solly joins with Contact Point, Client Spotlight: Lewis Counsel, Email Marketing client briefing.

Contact Point News #1, 2014 - Social is now normal Media, Parallax Design, and our latest client spotlight: AIFLAM

Throwing your App Launch Party - read Heather Maloney's top 6 tips for the successful launch of your mobile app. Women's Network Australia 12.12.2013

Contact Point News #7, 2013 - Your business on the big screen! How to best take advantage of large scale images, and recent SEO Backlash.

Glasses, watches... where else will mobile computing appear? - blog by Heather Maloney, on Women's Network Australia re: the future of the move of computing into mobile devices.  14.10.2013

Contact Point News #6, 2013 - 7 things you must know about mobile technology, Client Spotlight: RDL Accountants and CareerFace, farewell to Nia and New Staff member: Harry!

Contact Point News #5, 2013 - New eNudge Pay As You Go, Google has searching made even easier, Holiday photos: worthy of a website

Contact Point News #4, 2013 - automated Product Review requests from your shopping cart, mobile applications for business, and JHW smart phone app launched

Contact Point News #3, 2013 - Melbourne Storm Shop website hits the big screen - arguably the first Australian Reponsive eCommerce website, Contact Point at EcomMelbourne

Thinking of building an App - read my take on why the Angry Birds app has been such a huge success!  Women's Network Australia 17.04.2013

If you are a curious type, you'll be interested in: How does a touchscreen actually work? - an article written by Heather Maloney for Women's Network Australia.  13.03.2013

Contact Point News #2, 2013 - Hallelujah Junction website goes live

Thinking of publishing your magazine / book style content onto a mobile application?  You might like to read the article by Heather Maloney: Self Publishing onto Mobile tablets is at your fingertips. 13.02.2013

Contact Point News #1, 2013 - Client Spotlight: Toll Android Tablet rolled out nationally, Responsive Design Techniques - client breakfast briefing, Client Spotlight: new George Savvides website

Must have apps for your mobile salesforce - by Heather Maloney 16.01.2013

The Art of the Gesture: Your Mobile App - the different ways that users can interact with your mobile application, by Heather Maloney 17.09.2012

Contact Point News #7, 2012 - Contact Point client open day, Responsive Web Design, and new member of staff: Trevor Robinson.

Contact Point News #6, 2012 - mobile apps delivering business innovation, and new member of staff: Vincent Lai

Contact Point News #5, 2012 - Auction capability added to the Contact Point Shopping Cart for Melbourne Rebels Shop, Marketing Automation - buzzword or the real deal.

Contact Point News #4, 2012 - using online technologies to grow your business, and the new Contact Point Android app.

Contact Point News #3, 2012 - Capitalise on Facebook Business pages, getting started with Social Media for your business... it's never too late, and the new Contact Point content management system.

Contact Point News #2, 2012 - Using OpenID to allow people to sign into your website using their Google account, new staff member - Hubert Yap.

Contact Point News #1, 2012 - Contact Point Shopping Cart enhancements, eNudge Survey launch, and DIY SEO Toolkit updates.

Contact Point News #5, 2011 - Our first Facebook Shop, Recent changes to Google Rank, Warning to Travellers using their iPhone Whilst Overseas

Contact Point News #4, 2011 - Coles, Woolworths and Harvey Norman investing heavily in online stores, WordPress Blog look and feel, Twitter Hash Tags

Contact Point News #3, 2011 - QR codes, shopping cart -> Facebook integration, eNudge Action Responder

Contact Point News #2, 2011 - DIY SEO Kit, SEO friendly shopping cart URLs

Contact Point News #1, 2011 - one-time-use Promotion Codes

Contact Point News #10, 2010 - Christmas edition

Contact Point News #9, 2010 - Google Search changes -> Google Places becomes more important

Contact Point News #8, 2010 - Google Analytics

"Liking, Tweeting, Re-tweeting and more ..." - Heather Maloney. 28.09.2010.

"How to Use Webinars in Your Business" - Heather Maloney. 23.08.2010.

Contact Point News #7, 2010 - Social Networking: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Contact Point News #6, 2010 - Webinars, CMS -> Website Navigation Management, Easier to use CAPTCHA

Contact Point News #5, 2010 - SEO Update -> Google Changes

Contact Point News #4, 2010 - Facebook Fan Pages

Contact Point News #1, 2010 - eMailhouse launch

Contact Point News #9, 2009 - Kiva -> solution to provide finance to micro-businesses

Contact Point News #8, 2009 - Simulator Technology, Software as a Service (SaaS)

Contact Point News #7, 2009 - Windows 7, Reason of using Email Service Provider

Contact Point News #6, 2009 - Client Secure Area -> Approve Visual Designs

Contact Point News #5, 2009 - Client Secure Area, CMS -> Add inner pages

Contact Point News #4, 2009 - Networking World

Contact Point News #3, 2009 - Real Conversation, CMS -> HTML editor

Contact Point News #2, 2009 - The 300 Million Dollar button (a single shopping cart adjustment with big benefit)

Contact Point News #1, 2009 - The Top 10 most important technologies for SMEs in 2009

"esubscribers Finders Keepers" - article by Heather Maloney, in Working Women Summer 2008/2009 edition

Digital Reproduction magazine launches new website for the indoor graphics sector December, 2008

Contact Point News #10, 2008 - Christmas Edition

Contact Point News #9, 2008 - Broadening the reach of your business through social internet tools

Contact Point News #8, 2008 - A New Search Engine, and a New Browser (from the Search Engine King)

Contact Point News #7, 2008 - Inside Affiliate Programs

Contact Point News #6, 2008 - Charities Embrace Online Fund Raising in place of charity dinners

Contact Point News #5, 2008 - The Perfect Link; maximising the effectiveness of web page links

Contact Point News #4, 2008 - Transferring .au domain names allowed as of June 1

Contact Point News #3, 2008 - Disenchanted with your Website Results?

Contact Point News #2, 2008 - Changing trust in search engines?

Contact Point News #1, 2008 - Google Pay Per Click Advertising: Getting Started

Contact Point News #12, 2007 - Christmas edition and year in review

Contact Point News #11, 2007 - How to add video content to your website - no video camera required!

Contact Point News #9, 2007 - Dynamic Visual Information to powerfully communicate your message

Contact Point News #8, 2007 - Social Hacking - are you vulnerable?

Contact Point News #7, 2007 - Website Health Check - is your website delivering?

Contact Point News #6, 2007 - 5 minute IT Health Check.  Trialling VoIP.

Contact Point News #5, 2007 - Email Newsletters are the Preferred Information Source for Small and Medium Businesses

Contact Point News #4, 2007 - The Visual 'Net

Contact Point News #3, 2007 - Web 2.0 and social networks

Visual Technology - is your business communicating visually? 30.03.2007

Contact Point News #2, 2007 - What Search Engines Value in 2007

Contact Point News #1, 2007 - Using Technology to Generate Word of Mouth

Database Cleansing: the what, why and how - Heather Maloney. 01.11.2006.

Let the Buyer Beware: email lists for sale! - Heather Maloney. 10.08.2006.

Contact Point News #6, 2006 - A clean bill of health for your database; the how, what and why of database cleansing

Contact Point News #5, 2006 - Launch of the eNudge Date Triggered emails

Contact Point News #4, 2006 - Competition Draws Traffic!  Should I buy an email list?

Responsible Email Marketing - Heather Maloney. 30.06.2006.

Contact Point News #3, 2006 - Don't Duplicate Data Manually!

"Start Collecting": and manage your business relationships more effectively. - Heather Maloney. 23.05.2006.

"What to Make of It": a guide to the analysis of you web log. - Heather Maloney. 30.04.2006.

"Would you believe... we submit to 700,000 search engines?" - Heather Maloney. 07.03.2006.

Contact Point News #2, 2006 - Preparing for electronic marketing campaigns

#1, 2006 - On The Road - Information at Your Fingertips

"Build it and they will come?" - Heather Maloney. 30.01.2006.

"Maximising your Internet Presence" - Heather Maloney. 01.08.2005.

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Reference Material

Whilst not actually news, the following links are very handy for helping you with the sound use of technology:

National Privacy Principles - (Extracted from Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000).

Current Browser usage statistics and Current Search Engine usage statistics