There is something about any “members only” scenario that instantly intrigues people. They’re lured by the idea of something superior or exclusive and being a part of an elite community. That desire can pull people back to your website time and time again.
We have reached a point where it is no longer optional for businesses to sell online using professional eCommerce software. Thriving in today’s retail environment demands it and so do consumers. Not only must you sell online (preferably as part of a multi-channel experience), but you also have to do so professionally, securely, and in […]
As the world awakens to the importance of environmentally-friendly business practices, data storage has been placed under scrutiny. Website hosting data centres use a staggering amount of energy to run their equipment and keep it cool. The high levels of power required to host websites and store their data, has inspired several providers to offset […]
There isn’t a site online that couldn’t use a little dusting off and reorganization. Spring is a wonderful time to have a close look at yours and do some cleaning. You can start by visiting your website like you would if it belonged to someone else. Better yet, have a friend or two visit and […]
Fraudulent online transactions are the dark side of eCommerce. The Internet is the “wild west” of fraud in a world that is becoming more secure at the offline payment level. It has become a point of easier access, without signatures, PIN numbers and chips.
I’ve worked with many hosts in 20+ years of owning and managing websites. Before the era of mass acquisitions, it was easy to find a decent host that you could stay with for years. These days, most good hosts have been acquired by a substandard provider who immediately brings the quality down to their level. […]
One of the first decisions you have to make when starting your online business in Canada, is whether or not to use a .ca domain name. Even if you’re not ready to go live with a website, your own domain name can be used for secure, custom eMail, redirecting to your social media or other […]
Did you know you could be in violation of privacy laws, simply by hosting your website on servers that are physically located outside of Canada? Do you really know where your website and customer data is stored?
Canadian businesses have unique website hosting requirements and concerns that can’t always be addressed by service providers outside of our country. Choosing a truly Canadian company to host your website will address many of your concerns by default.
Google recently announced that the new release of their Chrome browser in July, 2018, will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”. It’s also suspected that websites deemed “not secure” by Google will see a steady drop in rank.