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Will You Adapt and Evolve With Google?

Do you ever read an article where you find yourself thinking, “I couldn’t have said it better”?

This Search Engine Land article written by Trond Lyngbø (Head of SEO at MediaCom Norway) caught my attention […]

What I’ve Learned About Social Media

Recently a client forwarded us some interesting articles and thoughts on Social Marketing. The information included this statement that really stood out to me:
People don’t want to talk about brands or companies,
they want to […]

The Newbie’s Guide: What is Search Engine Optimization and How Does it Work?

Is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) just a buzz phrase you hear floating around the office among your colleagues?

In this article our goal is to help you understand SEO better by explaining the fundamentals of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Bounce Rate

It is one of the most basic metrics used to measure user experience on a website and we’ve been using it for years. Do you know everything you need to about your bounce rate?

In […]

Why is my website slow?

Website speed matters. In fact it is one of our main priorities when helping our clients optimize their websites. Site speed affects how well your website ranks, how much traffic you get from the […]

Do Rotating Banners Hurt Website Usability and Create Distrust?

Do you use a rotating banner on your website?

Then recent research by Stanford University may be of interest to you.

Stanford University researchers have just released a study showing the effects of rotating banners and […]

Google Says Secure HTTPS Sites Rank Higher

For a number of months now we have believed that Search Engines will slowly start to prefer HTTPS/ SSL websites and just yesterday Google officially confirmed HTTPS as a ranking signal:
Security is a top […]

How Long Does it Take to Rank in Google?

This is probably our most commonly asked question by prospects and clients a like.

It is such a loaded question for so many reasons, including:

Each website is unique.
The credibility and history of each business is […]

5 SEO Tweaks You Can Make When Updating Your Website

Every day we work with bloggers, marketing coordinators and receptionists who are all tasked with the job of keeping their company’s website current and updated.

This may involve updating website pages, adding new products, blogging […]

Does the New CASL Law in Canada Affect Your Website?

It has been just over one month since CASL, the new Canada anti-spam law, regulating email and other commercial electronic marketing came into effect. These CASL regulations are having a huge impact on businesses […]