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2018 Social Media Use in Canada

2018 Social Media Use in Canada

It comes as no surprise that virtually all Canadians with internet access use social media to one degree or another. The vast majority of us have a Facebook account, at the very least. Online marketers need more than a basic awareness of social media use in this country, however. Targeted campaigns require data pertaining to […]

20 Ways Canadian Online Retailers Can Win Back-To-School Sales ©

20 Ways Canadian Online Retailers Can Win Back-To-School Sales ©

The 2018 back-to-school shopping season is poised to be one of the most successful of recent years for Canadian eCommerce. Canadians are spending more online in Canada, and using the Internet as a tool for comparison shopping. The low Canadian dollar, coupled with the “buy Canadian” mindset of late, is expected to keep more retail […]

Checklist: Choosing a Website Host for your Canadian Business ©

Checklist: Choosing a Website Host for your Canadian Business  ©

I did a lot of research as I prepared to move to a more robust, reliable host for our Canadian websites. In doing so, I came up with a list of considerations involved with reviewing each hosting option (based on 20+ years of experience and learning the hard way). I’ve expanded upon that here, in […]

Checklist: How to Start an Online Business in Canada ©

Checklist: How to Start an Online Business in Canada ©

The first thing you should know before you attempt to start an online business in Canada, is it takes WORK. Far too many people think the ease of launching a digital startup means success will come with little effort. Like any endeavor, the amount of work you are willing to put into it will be […]

Wholesale Drop Shipping for Canadian Online Sellers

Wholesale Drop Shipping for Canadian Online Sellers

Drop shipping is a simple enough concept. You make arrangements with a wholesale supplier, manufacturer or distributor to sell their products direct online, as opposed to having an inventory of products in your physical location. You can offer these products on your own website, or via online auctions like eBay, or through a sellers’ market […]

Canadian Social Media Use and Online Brand Interaction (Statistics)

Canadian Social Media Use and Online Brand Interaction (Statistics)

Canadians love using social media in 2016 and Facebook continues to be the social network they use most, a new survey from InsightsWest has determined. Facebook, YouTube and Instagram use is still growing at a healthy pace overall in Canada, while Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Reddit usage has slowed down a bit. A […]

Canadian Social Media Statistics ©

Canadian Social Media Statistics ©

ComScore has released it’s 2013 Digital Future in Focus statistics, including social media use in Canada by citizens and businesses. It’s packed with useful information for Canadians marketing online. We’re covering it in segments over the next week, enhanced by tips and guidance for how to utilize this information in 2013. This series begins with […]

Mobile Advertising Jumps by Over 75% in Canada {Statistics} ©

Mobile Advertising Jumps by Over 75% in Canada {Statistics} ©

eMarketer reports that display and search mobile advertising is skyrocketing globally, with Canadian growth second only to the US.  All statistics point to that being a very smart marketing move, with mobile usage at an all-time high in Canada. eMarketer also predicts that over 50% of Canadian mobile users will have SmartPhones by the end […]

Starting a Canadian Small Business Costs Less Than You Think [Statistics] ©

Starting a Canadian Small Business Costs Less Than You Think [Statistics] ©

Intuit Canada produces TurboTax and Quickbooks, Canada’s leading financial management and accounting software for small businesses and the self-employed. They’ve recently released the results of their Canadian entrepreneurship survey of 500 successful Canadian entrepreneurs, and we think you’ll be encouraged by what they found.

Canadians Among Top 10 in Twitter Accounts

Canadians Among Top 10 in Twitter Accounts

The latest Twitter study from Semiocast indicates that the social media network reached half a billion accounts last month, lead by the US.  Japan remains one of the most active countries, although growth has slowed. Top 10 Countries in Twitter Accounts US Brazil Japan UK Indonesia India Mexico Canada Spain Philippines There’s a marked difference […]