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YPG: Revenues Down Yet Online Shares are Up!

February 14, 2012 by · 5 Comments
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Okay, we live in Canada, and a large part – in fact the monolithic part of our telecommunications industry up here is yup, YPG – our Yellow Pages Group that last year had revenues decrease about 5% to only $1.3 billion dollars, due in fact to their decreasing print shared revenues.

This is somewhat surprising, in that as the huge global firm attempts to swing towards online revenues, that they still defend their print share at the same time…but it’s their growning online revenues that validate that rationale, eh!

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SEO Infographics: A Tuesday PotPourri!

July 19, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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Tuesday….ah, the second day of the week and the SEO fen is bogging me down…sigh!

That said, I thought that I’d recapture a couple of great infographics that appeared in the last couple of days that I think are pretty sppt-on when it comes to SEO and they are not only great looking but as usual, they impart knowledge that is easy to fall into….and learn quickly about the whole premise.

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Monday Morning SEO Potpourri!

July 11, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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It’s a Monday again and I’m up to my neck in ‘gators which is what life in the SEO swamp is like at times….but I love the first blog post of the week so here goes my thinking on various items that have entered our Canadian SEO world over the past few days, eh!

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Online Canucks: A Plugged In Country, eh!

July 8, 2011 by · 7 Comments
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Yup, the title about says it all….as a nation, we Canucks are about as plugged in as you can get! Don’t know if it’s our long long winters or our cheap hydro power, but for whatever reason, we Canucks love being online!

First, the report that shows just how much growth our .ca registry has enjoyed, when compared to other national (ccTLD) registries is out and it was compiled by the folks over at SIDN, the Netherlands (.nl) registry and the numbers are interesting to say the least. In the free PDF report, there is a chart that shows the world’s top 25 internet country codes and their growth….and yup, Canada is #1 on the list for growth for country codes! Us Canucks rule, eh!

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InnovationFactory: Lunch’nLearn on Branding Recap!

June 27, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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Our own Hamilton Innovation Factory,  as you will most likely already know, connects and enables active collaboration between the communities of science, business, government, academia and finance to accelerate the innovation process and amplify the economic and social impact of important new ideas and discoveries. And their Lunch ‘n Learn series is outstanding! I said outstanding!
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LocalBiz: A Review of My Own YELP Account…

June 6, 2011 by · 5 Comments
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Okay, so by now you all know what YELP is, what it does and how you can use it for SEO Campaigns….least by now you should know that, eh! But that’s actually not the thrust of this blog post – what I want to talk about is what I see as the real value to Social Media that YELP brings to the table. And the best way I can think of to do that, is to use my own experience and account with YELP to show what I’ve learned.

First, I’ve only been a “member” at Yelp.ca now for about 6 months….having thought at about mid-fall last year, that yes, I needed to join and start making my own reviews as a necessary part of being “social” and trying to let others know what I thought of our local biz scene. As you can see by the image insert here, I’ve made a total of 26 reviews in that 6 months and have updated only 5 of same…usually in response to a comment made by another Yelp visitor who either liked or didn’t like what I had to say.

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Local Search Ranking Factors: Are Up for 2011!

June 3, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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It’s with great pleasure that I can now announce that David Mihm’s latest survey, the 2011 Local Search Ranking Factor study is published today!

And why with “great pleasure?” Simple….big smile here…because this year for the first time, I was asked to participate in same, eh!

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DemoCampHamilton2:Another Success, eh!

May 30, 2011 by · 6 Comments
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Last Friday, May 27th, saw our second ever DemoCampHamilton2 held up at Mohawk College and it was another great success for one and all! First, big kudos once again to Kevin Browne, founder of our softwarehamilton.com community and our DemoCampHamilton founder and driver of this type of community grassroots mission to get our city up and running when it comes to moving our town into the knowledge world! So thanks Kevin!!!

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Free Canuck Website Program Update: at gybo.ca!

May 13, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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Well, after a heck of a week pounding away at keyword research, new site designs, web development proposals and yes, even some family time, I thought it was appropos that I look at and update the recently announced free websites for Canadian SMB program.

As you may remember, we reported on same right here back on April 1st - and no, it was not one of those dumb April Fools joke posts…but a real live launch for a new program sponsored by Google, Rogers, the Royal Bank and lots of other major firms here in Canada. And the idea, if you think about it was a great one.

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SEO for Windows: AdClick CTR Numbers are In!

May 6, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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Seems to me, that there may be something here & here, fresh from Chitika, to consider if you’re an SEO practitioner who works with E-Commerce sites, client sites, association/member sites….all sites in fact — and that something is just like I’ve always thought – Windows rules!

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Social Media/SEO: Tools Tools Tools

April 25, 2011 by · 14 Comments
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So very many bloggers that I read daily have in the recent past listed Social Media/SEO tools, that I thought it might help to give up some links to same…sort of some “swiss army knife” tools, eh!

Social media tools come in all sizes and shapes and at various costs and monthly subscription rates…and as a disclaimer, we use only a couple of the URLS here and I’ll note same when that arises later in this piece.

And yes, it’s Monday in the am and yes, I’m about “eastered” out…but as there’s still a bit of chocolate left in Canada, I thought that I’d lead this week with this recap….and let me tell you there are some new interesting URLS here…and you should at the least, drop by and take a good look see, eh!

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DIY SEO: A Round-Up of Experts, eh!

April 21, 2011 by · 12 Comments
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Yup, I used the word “expert” and yup, I’m on that list and yup, that’s a heap of gumption, eh!

But I’m just re-stating the title that the folks over at DIY SEO used, honestly…I claim no such a title…I’m just a working SEO practitioner !

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