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@uHaul_cares: A Sample of Brilliant Customer Service!

September 27, 2013 by · 6 Comments
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uHaul-2Okay, so if you follow here regularily, you know that I usually blog about all things online in a marketing sense, and yes especially in the SEO world. That said, two weeks ago or so, I blogged about the absolutely terrible experience my wife and I had in trying to order some wings etc. for dinner from our local Waterdown WildWing restaurant, as we’d done before.

This was a horrid experience, and yes I did blog about it here entitled “What Bad Customer Service Costs:WildWingSucks.ca” as as you can most likely tell if you know me, I did try to present a balanced and fair viewpoint on what happened, and what I expected to happen after same. Yes, I did buy the domain www.wildwingsucks.ca and yes, I did populate same with selected reviews of the WildWing restaurant chain’s stores across the country and what other Canadian consumers had to say about same.

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On the Hunt for Better Online Marketing Counsel?

September 23, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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search-1Okay as our regular readers know, we love what we do! We truly like to get into the office and online every single day and as early as possible, to help our client roster succeed at getting new traffic sent to their sites and we do it over and over again – but always remembering that the search engine target is a moving one….one you need to keep your eye on all the dang time!

That said, we also of course “bump” into all types and kinds of other viewpoints and whenever such opinions (backed up by tested empirical evidence that is) help us learn more, we know that this is also very important counsel and we try to incorporate same into our own online marketing practice on a daily basis.

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Our Friday Infographic:Marketing Success with Google+

September 20, 2013 by · 6 Comments
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vocus_infographic-smallAhh…Friday is our infographic day and while I usually have a few to share, today it’s just one single graphic that takes some time to digest I think.

The infographic I’m talking about today is entitled “Marketing Success with Google+” and if you know me or you read here regularily, you know that I consider the Google+ product a superior social media tool and yes, I have an account personally as well as for our more than a dozen online clients too.

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What Bad Customer Service Costs:WildWingSucks.ca

September 16, 2013 by · 8 Comments
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wwSucks.logoOkay…can you tell I’m still very very upset about how our delivery order of last Friday evening was totally botched by our local Waterdown WildWing restaurant?

I thought you might…and yes, I did go and buy http://web.archive.org/web/20131030051905/http://www.wildwingsucks.ca/ as a domain and will populate it with all of the other social media rants about just how bad this company is when it comes to customer service.

Note, that I did NOT say “bad food” as the wings are always great…it’s the idiots who manage our local Waterdown store that are to blame here and let me fill you in on what happened and how this will play out in the future as far as I see it.

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Fabulous Friday: Search for SEO Infographics!

September 13, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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google_imageYes, Friday again and our regulars here know that we often use this weekend-starting blog post to show new and topical Infographics that can help any SMB owner get some SEO Campaign traction…and today is no exception.

Well, except for the fact that this post is not really about any specific SEO Infographic, but more about how you can use targeted searches to find just this kind of tactical help on your own. How?

Well, first go to google and click on their text link to their IMAGES index first…and once there, enter into the search field your best phrase for what you think might help you learn more about your own SEO Campaign.

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Google+ Matters for SEO Campaigns, eh!

September 9, 2013 by · 10 Comments
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g+Okay, like many other online marketing types, I too thought WooHoo when Google launched their own social media platform Google+ a couple of years back – well at least I thought it was a good thing to challenge all of the other social media giants already established like FB and Twitter, Reddit and Tumblr etc…

My thinking over that timespan hasn’t changed and while the jury is still “out” on the value of a G+ account and the resulting buzz, what I know so far is that yes, G+ is becoming more and more important for any SMB and their own online SEO Campaign!

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DMCA TakeDown Request: Yup, we got Scammed!

September 6, 2013 by · 3 Comments
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dmcaNot really a surprise, but yes, here at www.canuckseo.com we got scammed like millions of other sites too and we didn’t even know like most of same but were told by a good SEO friend/expert from Toronto.

Here’s the short email from Dev Basu, founder of www.poweredbysearch.com and a real friend indeed -

“Hey Jim,
Hope all is well. It looks like someone ripped off your site and added spam content.
Have a look at http://girlsblackbook.com/tl/2-chainz-mp3-hctotk-no-lie/

Best,
Dev”

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SEO & Infographics: The Legend Lives On!

August 26, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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google_targetOkay, you know that I like SEO, right? Well, love is perhaps a better verb here…and at the same time when an SEO tactic begins to get traction, i.e. using a certain method or process to gain some SEO rankings is something I also love reporting on, right?

If you answered “yes” to those two questions then it’s because you must be a regular visitor here and know that I love the legendary link between SEO and Infographics and have written substantially on that link too before as well.

And that’s what this blog piece is about today….as I’ve now got some tangible proof on the popularity of Infographics and also a great link to an SEO expert and her take on how to promote just that kind of SEO tactic!

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Promote your Local Business with Photos in Google!

August 23, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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google_bizPixWe online types know, that Google has been working hard to improve the way people discover local businesses and to do that they’ve added some pretty cool features that any SMB can take advantage of to promote their business.

One area that is still pretty new and we’d like to feature here is the ability for any business to showcase their actual bricks & mortar venues from the street and right into their front door!

To do that today, I’m going to be using a great local #HamOnt example, our own McMaster Innovation Park and show you what they’ve recently done to showcase their own beautiful premises!

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Why Hiring Contractors instead of Employees is Better!

August 19, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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contractorOkay, not to start off a whole war on this topic but just to present what we think is the best way to run our own SEO practice, I thought it perhaps apropos to post on this topic as I now face the normal contractor issue of finding new ones.

Yes, we did just lose a contractor who had been with our Canadian SEO firm KKT INTERACTIVE Inc. for over 3 years…he was a valued important SEO type that I loved working with and I wanted to talk about that search for his replacement.

First, why a contractor over an employee you might want to ask…which is of course a valid POV. Why indeed?

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Hope or Hype: Is Responsive Design Important?

August 16, 2013 by · 4 Comments
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layoutsOkay, so you’ve maybe noticed (or maybe not) that when you look at some websites lately, they somehow modify what it is they look like layout wise depending on whether or not you’re on your smartphone or your laptop or your big desktop monitor….ahh, you’ve just bumped into what the web development community calls “responsive design!”

Basically, as you know from your own surfing visits, what responsive design is is web layout designs that respond to the device that a user is using to display the site. It’s a website design that can be viewed from any (or mostly any) device from smartphones to desktops and all the various display sizes in between and it keeps the content shown both effective and readable by the user at all times. That is, the content doesn’t change, just the layouts change depending on the type and size of the display and the chosen user browser to do the display….i.e. responsive design!

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Social Media Planning Infographics for Success!

August 12, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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sm_iconsOkay…Monday and yup, I’m in the swamp with the alligators again already but did want to share again 3 top-notch infographics I’ve been mining for gems over the past little while and each is on Social Media and how to strategize for success using planning, time and budgeting for same.

All three are from great sites and all three are pretty easy to do that “mining” for nuggets that you can use today – right now in fact – to generate new knowledge about how to increase your own SMB site’s success when it comes to using Social Media.

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