Time to prepare your website now for voice searches
The iPhone launched in 2007. Since then it’s incredible how quickly mobile phones have become a part of our lives. So what’s next? In the last year, technology related to speech recognition has had major breakthroughs. The accuracy keeps getting better and it will only improve. And as it does,… Read More about Time to prepare your website now for voice searches
The WordPress time bomb that may ruin your day
The call or email goes something like this: “Help! I’ve been hacked. My website has been down for over a day now. We are losing business!” We are starting to see what we predict will be a very bad trend that will affect a large number of the organizations that are buying WordPress… Read More about The WordPress time bomb that may ruin your day
Fix mobile usability issues found on…
Do you have Google’s Webmaster Tools installed on your website? If you do and if your current website isn’t mobile friendly, Google is starting to send out notices with the words Fix mobile usability issues found on… suggesting you fix the issues. The notice will go something like this: “Google… Read More about Fix mobile usability issues found on…
Web accessibility: Why it’s time has come
Having an accessible website means that your site is built in a way that enables anyone with a disability to interact with it. The Ontario AODA legislation kicked in January 1, 2014. It is now mandatory for any company with 50 or more employees to make their new website or… Read More about Web accessibility: Why it’s time has come
Are you Selling in the Right Place? Online Marketing
Most business people aren’t using the social media platforms you like to use as a consumer to buy products and services. In fact some don’t use social media at all for business. If your next thought is, “well, they are old” or “they aren’t tech savvy”, I would reply that… Read More about Are you Selling in the Right Place? Online Marketing
Are you Annoying Visitors Without Realizing It?
Back in Sept of 2011 usability expert Jakob Nielson wrote an article entitled “How Long Do Users Stay on Web Pages?” (http://www.nngroup.com/articles/how-long-do-users-stay-on-web-pages). He spoke of research that showed your website has only 10 seconds to get visitors to stay. If you can get visitors to stay 30 seconds the rate… Read More about Are you Annoying Visitors Without Realizing It?
These 5 words will save you BIG marketing dollars
We get it. The Internet is an exciting place with emerging technologies and new ways of reaching your prospective customers. Each week we have clients ask us about a new digital marketing vehicle they’ve just read about or stumbled upon. These shiny new tools often promise to magically solve their revenue targets. When our clients… Read More about These 5 words will save you BIG marketing dollars
Why Businesses Need to Stop using Gmail, Rogers, Bell etc. for their Business Email
There are many people that use Gmail, Bell, Rogers and similar email providers for their personal use. When they start a new business, it’s easier just continuing to use that email. However, that’s not a very good strategy in the long run for a business. As the saying goes: “Before you start climbing a… Read More about Why Businesses Need to Stop using Gmail, Rogers, Bell etc. for their Business Email
Are you sure you want me to shop at your store?
Like many folks, I try to combine trips to and from the office with other chores: stopping at the bank, picking up office supplies, etc. You know the drill. So, when I’m planning my day, I often visit the website of the store I want to shop at, to see… Read More about Are you sure you want me to shop at your store?
Should you buy YellowPages.ca advertisements this year?
The calls are starting to come in from clients asking us “should I buy Yellow Pages advertising?” My answer is the same. “Let’s look at your websites visitor data and see how many visitors are coming directly from yellowpages.ca. Then you can see if the number justifies the amount you… Read More about Should you buy YellowPages.ca advertisements this year?