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It's time to upgrade your analytics! Your simple guide to GA4

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If you’ve ever wondered how marketing experts (like the good people here at Tomahawk) know all about who’s visiting your website, the pages they’re viewing and how they’re finding you in the first place, the answer usually lies within one powerful tool… Google Analytics.

Since its original release in 2005, Google Analytics has helped millions of people improve their websites, better understand their audiences and get great results from their marketing campaigns.

And in October 2020, Google released a new version of its analytics tool and the most powerful version yet – GA4.

What is GA4 and how is it different from the previous version?

Most businesses are currently using Universal Google Analytics (UGA.) which was released in 2012. UGA served us well for almost a...

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A simple guide to SSL Certificates

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If you’ve got a website, you might’ve heard the term ‘SSL certificate’ being tossed around. But what is it, exactly? And you haven’t already got one, do you need one? This simple guide to SSL certificates lays out everything you need to know in black and white, with any mysterious technical jargon translated into plain English.

What is SSL?

The SSL acronym stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It enables a type of sophisticated encryption that means information transferred from a user to a website is impossible to read by hackers.

An SSL certificate is particularly important if the user is submitting sensitive information such as credit card numbers or personal details that could make them a victim of identify theft. It makes your website ‘secure’.

How do you know if an SSL...

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Google offers FREE travel booking links to all accommodation providers.

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There’s been some big news from Google recently that’s sure to make all our accommodation clients very happy…

Just before the Trans-Tasman travel bubble was announced, Google revealed that all accommodation providers would now be able to access FREE booking links.

This means that when people search for accommodation, your property could be among the first to appear and give searchers the opportunity to book directly via your website.

In their recent announcement, Google said, “For all hotels and travel companies, this change brings a new, free way to reach potential customers [...] Our testing of this new feature shows that all partner types — from individual hotels to online travel agents — benefit from free booking links through increased booking traffic and user...

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Government Funding Still Available in 2021

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Following the government's announcement urging tourism businesses to register for support via the Regional Business Partner Network, Tomahawk is registered as a support service provider in the Tourism Transition Fund for tourism operators impacted by COVID-19 and reduced market conditions. With Tomahawk’s support, we will assist you to create sustainable business goals for today’s domestic lead market so your business can remain viable. We will also advise you on potential new products and services that could support your business and evolving market conditions.

Stuart Nash said, “there is “still a few million dollars” left in the Regional Business Partner Network, which may provide up to $5,000 worth of support to small-to-medium tourism business owners.”

Tomahawk provides...

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New tourism initiative to activate and reward kiwi travellers

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MEDIA RELEASE
Friday 31 July 2020

Auckland-based tourism marketing company Tomahawk is preparing to launch in September an exciting new platform that will activate and reward kiwi travellers.

The initiative, ‘The Great New Zealand Bingo Bonanza’, motivates and incentivises kiwis to discover their local community or other towns, regions and experience activities that they may never have considered previously. Using the well-known game of bingo as its inspiration, inspiring kiwi travellers of every demographic, every age and any special interest in a fun and engaging way.

Tomahawk Marketing Director Gina Paladini said, “Bingo Bonanza was created during Level 4 when we were all attending webinars with other tourism colleagues and wondering how our industry can survive. The...

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More Government Funding For Help Is Available

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Last week (14 July), the Government has announced a further $40 million in funding for the Regional Business Partner Network (RBPN). You can unlock up to $5,000 of funding to help your tourism or hospitality business.

The team at Tomahawk are here to help get your business ready for Domestic Tourism. Helping you understand who to target, how to reach them and, what to offer. We have engaged with over 60 operators through this program during the COVID period and we are seeing great success for these businesses so far.

As a registered service provider with the RBPN, we have put together a program that consists of,

  • Tourism & hospitality business consulting
  • 1-1 virtual, or in person training
  • Research & strategy planning
  • Support

We recommend you apply for this funding...

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