Because your online presence is critical to your offline success

Joomstore is a digital studio based in Perth. We’ve been designing and building websites since 1995. While many web developers have come and gone we have gone from strength to strength.

Scroll down and you will see why.

A truly successful online presence involves more than just a website

A quality website is crucial to establish credibility and authority in the minds of your visitors. But true market reach can only be obtained through a holistic approach to online marketing that involves killer Facebook pages, slick mobile apps, precise SEO / SEM and a purposeful social media strategy.

Working with Government and local business.

When the WA Department of Training and Workforce Development contracted Joomstore to manage their web presence, social media strategy and ongoing SEO for the Education and Training International website we were excited about the potential. And rightly so. Working closely with staff at ETI we’ve increased traffic and conversions by over 100% in 12 months.

Web and Mobile Applications

Having the right tools and implementation can mean the difference between winning and losing deals. Like when a Mining Operations Manager needs to quickly determine the correct tyres to order for their $1million Underground Dump Truck. Sifting through hundreds of products in online catalogues just doesn't cut it.

Situations like this call for custom web applications. Magna Tyres chose us to build their website and Tyre Selection app and the response has been overwhelming.

We've built all sorts of applications from recipe catalogues to tourist directories to databases that manage hundreds of employee CVs. Do you have big ideas? Let us know.

Your website. Your content. We help you take control.

Joomla! CMS

is an award winning open source Content Management System. It's also very popular - hundreds of thousands of websites run on Joomla.

As many DIYers have found, it's easy to start a simple website with Joomla. In the hands of professional developers - like Joomstore - it really delivers value.

When we built the website for The Munda Biddi Trail Foundation, Joomla was a natural choice. They use Joomla to publish latest news and info. Also an online events calendar / booking reservation system with e-commerce, an online shop / shopping cart, interactive maps, e-newsletters and a comprehensive web business directory.

It just doesn't get any better.

Search Engine Optimisation and Online Marketing that truly works

Just imagine what would happen in your business if your website traffic was increased by 121%. When that increase in traffic is multiplied by an increase in conversions, things really start to get interesting.

The results published here are not uncommon for our 12 month SEO/SEM programs. In fact, our process is so precise it’s almost the norm.

Of course, we can't discuss specific sites, stats and methods here due to confidentiality. If you want to see some actual case studies and live examples, please give us a call.

{ The latest articles and news from the Joomstore blog }

Web design hourly rates. What's reasonable, what's not and why?

Saturday, 09 August 2014 16:00

What is a fair hourly rate for web work?

OMG! What am I thinking? Discussing the indiscussable? This is one of those taboo topics that we just don't talk about publicly. But, here it is. Part 2 of our discussion on web project pricing. Hourly rates.

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How much does a website cost in Australia in 2014?

Thursday, 31 July 2014 16:00

What does a website cost in Australia in 2014?

In this post I am going to tell you exactly how much it costs to build a website. No, really. Before, you are done reading this you will know what it costs to build a website in Australia in 2014.

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The difference between Microdata, Structured Data, Rich Snippets and Schema

Thursday, 22 May 2014 16:00

Microdata, Structured Data, Rich Snippets and Schema are all different things

Last week in my first article about Microdata I provided a brief introduction to the concept of Microdata and how it applies to a Joomla site. In discussion with other developers over the past week I'm surprised at how many people are unaware of this technology or just plain confused by it. 

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Here's the Twitter card image fix for Joomla sites.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 13:28

By default Joomla's robots.txt blocks Twitter from your images directory

Twitter cards are awesome. When they are set up properly on your site Twitter can display a summary of your article, with an image, right there in the users stream when ever your content is shared. But, by default Twitter isn't able to show images from Joomla sites. It's a very easy fix.

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Microdata. What is it? And how it applies to Joomla SEO

Friday, 16 May 2014 00:58

Microdata is part of the HTML5 specifications and it's now a vital part of any SEO strategy

Welcome to the new world of SEO where search engines don't care about what keywords you stuff into your titles or how many backlinks you paid for through fiverr.com. If your not using Microdata yet, you soon will be. If you care about SEO, you don't have a choice.

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10 years of Joomla!

Monday, 21 April 2014 07:45

10 years working with Joomla

It's hard to believe. This month marks 10 years since I uploaded my first Mambo website. Mambo forked into Joomla a year or so later in September of 2005. Here's a quick look back on 10 years in business building Joomla - and a few Mambo - websites.

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Protect your Joomla site from Brute Force attacks

Monday, 19 August 2013 03:53

Brute force attacks are silent. Monitor your logs and use a strong username and password.

We've all heard that we need a strong username and password to secure the Joomla Administrator. But, nobody's going to guess your password, right? Well... 

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Quick and easy Honeypot anti-spam for Breezing Forms

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:30

There's easier ways to catch spam

If you hate using Captcha on your forms as much as I do then try the Honeypot technique. It works wonders and is invisible to real people. This is how to set it up using Breezing Forms. And it only takes about 3 minutes.

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Joomla Extensions. The good, the bad and the downright dangerous

Sunday, 21 April 2013 16:00

Joomla takes no responsibility for the quality of extension listed on the JED. It's up to you to do your homework.

One of the reasons for the success behind Joomla and Wordpress is they give website owners the ability to extend a website with Extensions. The Joomla Extension Directory (at the time of writing) contains 6,238 extensions. An incredible number of bolt-on features and functionality. However, it can be difficult to sort the good from the bad.

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Joomla Disqus comments broken? Here's the fix

Thursday, 18 April 2013 13:57

If your Joomla site is getting a "Browser Compatibility" error where your Disqus comments used to be there is a temporary fix here.

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Meet Noah Greenstone

Noah went to university at the prestigious CalArts north of Los Angeles and began building websites in 1993 while working with Virgin Japan and running an independent record label in Osaka. 

In 2000 he built the first integrated online procurement portal for the US motion picture & TV industry and then started Los Angeles Web Designs, providing marketing and online services to small, medium and large firms across the US. 

After relocating to Australia with his young family in 2003, Noah worked as Production Manager for several marketing and design agencies in the Perth area before forming Joomstore with John Pitchers in 2009.

Noah is an SEO specialist and handles all facets of Joomstore Project Management plus the creation and implementation of custom documentation & training, as well as client services, interaction and delivery.

Meet John Pitchers

John started his career working for the State Government of Western Australia where he was introduced to coding applications in Visual Basic and other Microsoft technologies.

What started as an after hours hobby, designing websites, soon started to attract paying clients and John eventually had to make the choice between his day job and his growing business.

John started Viperfish Media as a freelance developer in 2003, and soon started to specialise in building websites using the Joomla CMS - then known as Mambo.

In 2009, John joined forces with Noah Greenstone and formed Joomstore.

John's key professional areas are PHP development, Joomla, Javascript, CSS and graphic design.  

Want to see some more amazing things?

There is a saying 'A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step'. Likewise, an awesome online marketing strategy starts with a coffee. We would love to discuss your ideas, share some live examples and case studies with you. Want to see more? Drop us a line.

Address:

PO Box 884, Rockingham WA 6968
341 Oxford Street, Leederville WA 6007

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Within Australia: 1300 JOOMLA (1300 566 652)
International: +61 403 965 530
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