7 Ways Stealing Content from other Sites can Ruin Your Business ©

7 Ways Stealing Content from other Sites can Ruin Your Business ©

As a business writer of original content, I take pride in giving it all I have.  I spend a great deal of time researching, paraphrasing, formatting and illustrating articles and blog posts.  Then, I apply writing and marketing skills to produce a useful, original article. Unfortunately, dedication to quality work puts a target on my […]

Submit Coupons FREE to New Canadian Branch of RetailMeNot ©

Canadian businesses can now submit their printable coupons or digital coupon/promotion codes to the RetailMeNot.ca website. RetailMeNot.com is a wildly popular coupon site already serving millions of coupon hunters around the World (over 450 million total consumer visits in 2012) . They claim to have had millions of Canadian visitors, prompting an expansion into Canada […]

Canadian Digital Behaviour for Businesses (Statistics) ©

Approximately 85% of adult (18+) Canadians are now online, making it a huge target market for brands and businesses.  ExactTarget has released a report summarizing how online consumers in this country interact with brands online, based on a survey of 1382 Canadians.  The Digital North report, resulting from research conducted in March, 2013, is part […]

Canadian Online Shopping for Father’s Day (Statistics)

The 2013 Bank of Montreal Father’s Day Survey and the Father’s Day Trend Survey conducted by Research Management Group for Walmart, focused on Father’s Day in Canada.  The results are applicable to both online and offline retailers.  The Father’s Day Trend Survey specifically included online shopping.

Canadian Business Technology, Internet and eCommerce Statistics ©

Canadian Business Technology, Internet and eCommerce Statistics ©

Statistics Canada has released its Digital Technology and Internet Use statistics for 2012.  This is the first update of similar statistical data since 2007. The statistics are based on a sample of approximately 17,000 private Canadian enterprises of all sizes. The survey classifies business size as small (0-19 employees), medium (20-99 employees) and large (100+ […]

What Wealthy Canadian Shoppers Want (Statistics) ©

What Wealthy Canadian Shoppers Want (Statistics) ©

Who wouldn’t love to have wealthy Canadians visiting our online business and spending without care? What it takes to attract them, let alone make them buy, may surprise you. They can be a very tricky target market to serve. The biggest misconception about the wealthy is they love to spend copious amounts of money just […]

Canadian SmartPhone Use will Surf Past 50% in 2013 ©

More than 50% (12.1 million) of Canadian mobile users will have a SmartPhone by the end of this year, according to eMarketer predictions. 17.7 million Canadian mobile users are expected to have SmartPhones by 2017. The 2013 global SmartPhone penetration rate among mobile users is estimated to remain just under one-third, approaching the halfway point […]

How to Look Like a LinkedIn Loser with Endorsements and Professional Ratings ©

It’s a simple enough concept.  If you’ve done business with someone on LinkedIn, you can endorse their skills in their profile and/or rate them with My Biz Card.  If you want your connections to endorse or rate you, there is the option to ask them via private message.  It’s this option that many LinkedIn members […]

Canada on the Cutting Edge of Social Media Research ©

What better place to have a cutting edge social media research lab than in Canada?  Statistics indicate Canadians love social media, and now it’s possible for students and other researchers to peer further into  their behaviour at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. Founded in 2010 by Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd at the School of Information Management, […]

10 Ways to Reduce Newsletter Unsubscribe Rates ©

10 Ways to Reduce Newsletter Unsubscribe Rates ©

I firmly believe that virtually every website should publish a newsletter (eZine).  There is still no better way to increase sales and keep visitors coming back for more.  We often focus on getting more subscribers to our newsletters and eZines, which is certainly important.  Just as critical, however, is hanging onto those subscribers.