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The Most Environmentally-Friendly Website Hosts

The Most Environmentally-Friendly Website Hosts

Website hosting data centres use a large 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 consumption with green initiatives.

eCommerce and Online Sales Fraud Prevention in Canada

eCommerce and Online Sales Fraud Prevention in Canada

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.

Notice: Website Renovations

Notice: Website Renovations

We’ve outgrown our current website design.  To better serve our readers, we will be upgrading our standard blog to a magazine-style website.  This will be done live over the weekend, so please be patient if you’re visiting us before Monday, February 22nd.  If you find any bugs after that, please let us know and we’ll […]

Canadian Holiday Shopping Data: Who, What, Where, Why and How ©

Canadian Holiday Shopping Data: Who, What, Where, Why and How ©

Everyone is wondering if Canadians will be doing more of their holiday shopping online this year, along with what they’ll be buying, where they’ll be buying it, and how they’ll be doing so in 2015. Statistically, it depends on who you ask. To provide a broader picture of this year’s predictions for those who sell […]

Canadian Mobile eCommerce (mCommerce) to Grow in 2015 ©

According to a recent retail forecast from The Centre for Retail Research, online shopping via mobile device (tablets and smartphones) will increase in Canada to 16.2% in 2015, up from 11.3% in 2014.

Canadians Now Use Mobile More Than Computers (Statistics & Tips) ©

Canadians Now Use Mobile More Than Computers (Statistics & Tips) ©

Mobile devices are winning the Internet race by a nose, according to ComScore. Their data indicates Canadians are accessing the Internet using their tablet or smartphone 51% of the time, slightly passing computer/laptop access at 49%. Approximately 5% of Canadians only use mobile devices. Not surprisingly, mobile is expected to continue leading the pack by […]

The Top 8 Pages to Optimize on B2B Websites

Business to Business (B2B) marketing is challenging.  As Canadian businesses bring their companies online, many struggle to reach their business target market on the Internet.  That makes each and every website visit a precious accomplishment.  The last thing we want to do is lose these elusive buyers to a bad website experience. In a new […]

Mobile Facebook Use Increases in Canada: Work it to Your Advantage ©

Canadians love Facebook, with some 14 million logging in every single day and 19 million logging in at least once per month.  Those numbers have remained steady for the past year, but how we access Facebook has changed significantly. Jordan Banks, Managing Director at Facebook Canada, reports a 15% increase in Canadian Facebook users who […]

Mobile Surpasses PC Use and Video Rules in Canada (Statistics) ©

The Canadian Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released its 2013 Canadian Media Usage Study (CMUST) data obtained from a variety of sources.  The statistics indicate Internet access via mobile devices has surpassed web surfing via PC.  Mobile devices include smartphone and tablet use, which combined account for almost half of the time Canadians spend online.  […]

15 Easy Ways to Let Search Engines Know Your Business is Canadian

15 Easy Ways to Let Search Engines Know Your Business is Canadian

Some of the most commonly used search words by Canadian shoppers are Canadian, Canada, and/or the name of a province, such as “buy business supplies Alberta Canada”. This is also true of shoppers searching for local stores, restaurants, etc.  Search engines use keywords and other methods to determine the location of business websites, be that […]