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It’s time for an upgrade … with a little help from our friends.

With the rise and rise of online readership via mobile devices, Google is making some big changes to how its search engine ranks different websites.

Those which rank as having a mobile-friendly design will be upgraded in its search-engine rankings. Those which aren’t considered mobile-friendly will end up becoming far, far less visible to those searching the Internet.

So Tasmanian Times needs to upgrade the software the site runs on as soon as possible to make the site mobile-friendly.

We will also be making some changes so that articles unique to Tasmanian Times are eligible to be included in the Google News index, which will help project contributors’ articles out to a much wider audience.

Of course, it would be great if the changes cost nothing, but they don’t.

All up the changes might cost in the order of $3000.

So dear reader, we are seeking donations to cover the cost of the software upgrade.

Can you help?

Tasmanian Times (TT) is free - always has been, always will be. If you like what TT does, please consider making a donation HERE.

We would also encourage you to support our current advertisers. If there are other companies you think would like to advertise on TT, please email your suggestions to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thank you!