New Canadian anti-spam regulations effective July 1, 2014: Take action now!

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Have you heard about the new Canadian anti-spam regulations coming in? If you: send emails, texts or e-newsletters to customers, past customers or potential customers, have ever THOUGHT of doing so, have a list of previous customers you may want to … Continue reading


Does your Website Need a Forum? Problems & Alternatives

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Web forums, at their best, can create remarkable communities that could never have existed before the internet. They bring together a large number of people from all over the world to focus on a specific topic or interest. Also known as message … Continue reading


Can you get me ranked #1 on Google?

This is a common question. Here’s Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s Webspam team, with part of the answer… What I can do for you: 1. Make sure your site is technically structured in such a way that helps Google and … Continue reading


SPAM ALERT: “Domain Notification – This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing”

Watch out for this email spam that looks like a domain registration! It comes from “Domain Services” and the subject line is “Domain Notification – This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing” – and then your domain name in … Continue reading


SEO Trends

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Gone are the days when you can put your desired keywords in a meta keyword tag and expect them to work with the search engines. Google especially doesn’t look at meta keyword tags, preferring to analyze the text on the … Continue reading


How much will it cost to build a website for my vacation rental home or cottage?

The quick answer? Maybe you don’t really need one. Why is a web designer telling you that? Shouldn’t I be trolling for your business? Not at the expense of selling you something you may not need. I love building vacation … Continue reading


Facebook scores again

I now have two clients who tried blogging, with the best of intentions, but didn’t keep it up.  One tried Twitter but that fizzled too.  Now, both have set up Facebook Pages, and have finally found their social medium. I … Continue reading


The impact on traffic of having a blog on your web site

Maybe you’ve heard that it’s good to have a blog on your website – that it brings more visitors.  Want proof? I have a fun little website – a labour of love –  that I’ve been growing for 10 years … Continue reading