Interesting Stats on Home Improvement Research

eMarketer reports that for Brands and retailers in the home improvement sector, over 1/3 of homeowners start their home improvement projects online. According to Zillow, a real estate website, a survey in the U.S. taken in the winter of 2013 found that 39% of adults found inspiration for such projects online. In a 2013 survey…

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3 Reasons Websites Are Vital for Small Businesses

“Running your own business is no easy task, and your to-do-list is guaranteed to never end. This said, you shouldn’t use this as an excuse to take short cuts when it comes to having online visibility. Beginning with your website, it’s vital to position yourself online with a strong, professional destination that gives customers the…

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Google Penalizes Non-Mobile Friendly Websites

Google recently changed the way it prioritizes its search results for mobile users. As of May 2015, websites that are not mobile compatible will no longer be shown on the first page of search results for mobile users. Conversely, Google has started to prioritize mobile compatible websites for all mobile searches. Does your Website have…

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Responsive Websites vs. Mobile Websites vs. Mobile Apps

Which is best for reaching your website’s mobile users? With the large increase of mobile device users, having mobile friendly access for your website can be a huge asset to any business. There are three main approaches to providing information and interaction to mobile device users: Responsive (and adaptive) website design, mobile websites, and mobile…

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Mobile Devices Tighten Grip on Canadian Internet Users

For some users, mobile access to the Internet has become so convenient that it’s now the only way they go online. 1.3 million Canadians only use a mobile device to access the Internet and won’t use a computer at all, said comScore’s Paul Rich, a senior account manager. About 49 percent of Canadian Internet users…

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10 Ways Google Analytics Can Help your Small Business

“As one of the farthest reaching communication tools available, a website is accessible to consumers 24 hours a day, 365 days out of the year, or in other words – at all times,” said president and founder of WebLink International, DJ Muller. This is why using a tool to analyze your website’s statistics is incredibly valuable. It allows…

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Heartbleed Security Bug and Emerge2 Servers

This week a website security vulnerability nicknamed “Heartbleed” was discovered and a patch subsequently made available for server operators. This particular bug has also been reported in the general news media. Emerge2 has examined and tested each of our servers and verified that none of our servers contain any of the vulnerable code and therefore…

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Disgruntled Employees Updating Your Website?!

We have recently helped two of our clients recover from bulk deletions of their website content by disgruntled, terminated employees. Might this happen to your website? Or perhaps inappropriate posts on your Facebook page or Twitter account? Here are some suggestions to help guard against such “attacks” and the resulting panic and embarrassment when you…

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Facebook Feeds on your Website: A Catch…

Many organizations add an automatic feed from their Facebook Page onto their websites. It’s a great way to re-use your Facebook Page posts and to have dynamic, changing content appear on your website. However, there is a “catch” you should be aware of…

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20 Things to Banish from the Web in 2013

“Two years ago Chris Lake wrote about the 25 things that will make him leave a website in less than 10 seconds. He covered pop-ups, autosound, and a bunch of other user experience face palms. Sadly, most of these things are still used by perpetrators of various shapes and sizes. In addition, websites can baffle and…

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