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The Difference Between Maintenance & Bug Fixes

We offer pretty comprehensive support for clients who are hosting their nine10-built websites with us. Included in the support is both a warranty against bugs in the software, as well as technical support for using it. But sometimes a point of confusion lies around what’s considered a bug fix (which is included under the warranty) and what’s considered maintenance (which is billable work.) This short article explains the difference.

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Why My Dog Can Probably Sell Better Than You

This is Olive, our 4 year old Whippet. She’s a lightweight at only 22lbs, but don’t underestimate her: She’ll throw you down in the ring when it comes to sales.

But what is she selling? Me on the idea of giving her food. And she’s damn good at it. Although, looking at her, you’d think we never feed her. But watching her closely, I’ve realized she exhibits the best traits of what makes a salesperson successful. Here’s what you can learn from Olive to improve your game.

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Trying to Be First in Google? Don’t Spam Blogs.

If you’re trying to get your website to the top of Google here in Grande Prairie, you need to be cautious about how you do it. Some Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tactics can not only hurt your rankings, but get your website banned from Google’s listings entirely.

The one I want to talk about today is blog spamming. This one drives me up the wall, but more importantly, it’s bad for you. In this article I’ll explain what it is, how to spot it, and why you should avoid it. Read this to save yourself trouble & headache.

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Which Social Media Platform is Right for Marketing Your Business?

Getting Started

Social media can do a lot to improve your sales, raise awareness, build community, and establish credibility, but it can also be overwhelming to learn on your own.  If you’ve been avoiding social media for your business, you’re missing out on a lot of potential. In this article, we’re going to summarize some pros and cons of the top social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn) so you can get a sense of where they fit and which one(s) might be best for your business.

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Five Steps to Measured Marketing

This article was featured in the Fall Edition 2014 of Move Up Magazine

During the best of times and the worst of times, there’s one thing your business needs – marketing. Marketing is a core business function, yet it continually hits the back-burner for many companies. Here are five actions that will help you efficiently spend marketing dollars while increasing sales and revenues.

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What’s The Deal with Photo Resolution?

What's The Deal with Photo Resolution?

What’s The Deal with Photo Resolution?

Design, Photography, Web Design

Have you ever been asked to provide photography by a Graphic Designer, only to get a response that the photo isn’t high quality or doesn’t have enough resolution? This can be confusing because the photo might actually look okay on screen, but once printed, you may really notice the pixelation, and that’s not good. The difference between web-ready photos and print-ready photos is pretty basic, and taking a few minutes to learn what that is can save you and the designer lots of time and frustration.

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