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Canadian eCommerce and Website Marketing Statistics ©

Canadian eCommerce and Website Marketing Statistics ©

Canadian businesses are getting ready to take on eCommerce but the majority of them aren’t there yet.  According to Statistics Canada, only 13% of Canadian companies sold goods and/or services online in 2013, totaling about $136 billion (up from $122 billion in 2012).  64% of those companies were larger enterprises, which sold about $87 billion […]

B2B PR/Marketing Opportunity: New eCommerce Tech Series

Since eCommerce is relatively new to Canadian businesses, every week we’re asked by our readers for recommendations in one product category or another. A couple of weeks ago, for example, we were asked to recommend all standard issue equipment and software for a startup web-based company. We’ve also received several requests lately from brands and […]

Canadian Demand for Online Business Experts to far Exceed Supply ©

Every statistic and guru prediction has told us Canada is ready to rock online business. They’re slowly putting eCommerce in place, utilizing online marketplaces, participating in online marketing, and getting a grip on multi-channel retail.  Businesses are embracing eCommerce with good reason.  At the Retail Council of Canada’s STORE 2014 conference, Keith Anderson, VP & […]

June Free Guide of the Month: Motivate and Reward Your Advocates

Each month we offer you a new free guide, report, whitepaper or eCourse. This month we bring you a brand advocate guide called Motivate and Reward Your Customer, Employee and Blogger Advocates. Most Canadian brands now recognize the importance of online endorsements from individuals, especially bloggers. Advocates on a smaller scale can be very powerful […]

June Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global) ©

A Canadian holidays and observances calendar is a useful tool for marketing or for inspiring blog post, newsletter content and social media ideas. Traditional holidays have been joined by many observances in Canada and internationally, all of which now enjoy more exposure via the Internet. Combined with famous Canadian birthdays and historical events, there is […]

Top 10 Earning Affiliate Programs for May, 2014 ©

Affiliate marketing is one of the oldest ways of making money online in Canada and it can be very lucrative if you focus on the right programs. Merchants may have an in-house affiliate program or join networks like Share-A-Sale, where thousands of website owners may partner up with them for a percentage of sales they […]

May Free Course of the Month: Social Media for Lead Generation

Each month we offer you a new free guide, report, whitepaper or eCourse. This month we bring you a nine-part course designed to help marketers generate leads via social media, Social Media for Lead Generation. Social media is one of the top tools for lead generation, if it’s used correctly. With more than 19 million […]

May Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global)

A Canadian holidays and observances calendar is a useful tool for marketing or for inspiring blog post, newsletter content and social media ideas. Traditional holidays have been joined by many observances in Canada and Internationally, all of which now enjoy more exposure via the Internet. Combined with famous Canadian birthdays and historical events, there is […]

Webmasters using “NoFollow” on ALL Links to Keep Google Happy

Many websites have recently lost their Google PR due to the alleged selling of links or excessive link trades.  Google often judges links without the “nofollow” tag as attempts to exploit their link popularity algorithm (even when it isn’t).   As a result, most webmasters who weren’t “no following” their links before, will now be […]

Report: Canadian Sales Pro’s Still Don’t Get Online Lead Generation ©

I read with great interest the 2014 Canadian State of Sales Effectiveness Market Report, published by the Canadian Professional Sales Association. I was particularly interested in the Lead Generation and Conversion section of the report. The success reported by sales professionals for each lead generation/conversion method seems to indicate old school methods bring the best […]

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