Durham Business Times

It’s time for your website to plug in and button up

They’re everywhere–buttons asking you to “Share” this and “Like” that.  The Internet is atwitter with ways to endorse your favourite businesses, posts, products and services.  Half of the world’s top 10,000 websites link to Facebook or Twitter on their homepage.  Does yours? hy let people push your buttons? Because they’re delivering a call to action. … Continue reading “It’s time for your website to plug in and button up”

Google Maps for Android Now Lets You Add Photos to Reviews

Google Maps for Android has been updated to version 5.10.0, which brings two new nifty features: the ability to attach photos to Place reviews and the option to see Places you’ve rated with 4 or 5 stars in your map view. via Google Maps for Android Now Lets You Add Photos to Reviews.

Domain name(s)

Why is keeping my domain name record up to date important?

Having control of your domain name is of paramount importance, because your hosting/email services could be interrupted or be impossible to setup / change. Administrative Contact The Administrative Contact is the person who has ultimate control of your domain. Their contact information, especially their email address must be kept current and working. Each Registrar has … Continue reading “Why is keeping my domain name record up to date important?”

Domain name(s)

Why does managed domain name service cost more than do-it-yourself?

MANAGED DOMAIN NAME SERVICE Our fully managed domain name service provides many benefits over our do-it-yourself service.  Our fully managed domain name service includes: Domain name registration/renewal Domain registration fees Domain name support Domain registration change e.g. ensure registration (ownership) information is correct or point your domain to a different hosting company. Use our email information, … Continue reading “Why does managed domain name service cost more than do-it-yourself?”

Domain name(s)

What is a domain extension?

Extensions are categories of Internet domain names. There are several of them to choose from: .com represents the word “commercial,” and is the most widely used extension in the world. Most businesses prefer a .com domain name because it is a highly recognized symbol for having a business presence on the Internet. .net represents the … Continue reading “What is a domain extension?”

E-mail

How do I choose an e-mail address?

Many people use a combination of first and last name. Some suggestions for John Smith, President of Your Domain are: john@yourdomain.com john-smith@yourdomain.com john.smith@yourdomain.com jsmith@yourdomain.com smith@yourdomain.com president@yourdomain.com domain_president@yourdomain.com Spaces and apostrophes can’t be used. Substitute a period (.), dash (-), or underscore (_).

E-mail

Answers to your questions about WHITELISTING an email address

What does ‘whitelisted’ mean? A whitelist is a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail blocking program will allow messages to be received. E-mail blocking programs, also called a spam filters, are intended to prevent most unsolicited e-mail messages (spam) from appearing in subscriber inboxes. But these programs are not perfect. … Continue reading “Answers to your questions about WHITELISTING an email address”

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What’s meant by "hits", "files", "pages", and "visits" in my web stats?

Glossary of Terms used in Webalizer usage statistics. Main Headings Hits represent the total number of requests made to the server during the given time period (month, day, hour etc..). Files represent the total number of hits (requests) that actually resulted in something being sent back to the user. Not all hits will send data, … Continue reading “What’s meant by "hits", "files", "pages", and "visits" in my web stats?”

Web statistics

How do I know how many people are coming to my website?

Most hosting companies provide a web based traffic statistics than enable customers to see how successful their web site is. Statistics include useful numbers such as how many people have visited your website, and how much traffic (throughput) you have used. Most statistics are broken down into totals and averages for that day, month and … Continue reading “How do I know how many people are coming to my website?”

Canadian Internet Law

The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005

The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act became law on June 13, 2005 and is making the Province of Ontario accessible by the year 2025, mandating rules that businesses and organizations will have to follow. Standards are in place for customer service now, and others including; transportation, employment, the built environment, information and communcations will … Continue reading “The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005”

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7 Google DIY Tips

Google shared best practices for websites that allow users to create their own websites or host users’ data, like Blogger or Google Sites. This class of websites is often referred to as freehosts, although these recommendations apply to certain “non-free” providers as well. Make sure your users can verify their website in website management suites … Continue reading “7 Google DIY Tips”

hosting

Five facts about hosting that you probably don’t know – but should

Every year, your business pays for hosting. Just another routine service charge, right? Wrong! You’re paying for a safe home patrolled by a security guard to protect your website, your brand and your corporate identity. Does your website live in a safe neighbourhood? Websites reside, not in cyberspace, but in a physical location, on a … Continue reading “Five facts about hosting that you probably don’t know – but should”

Prospecting for Success!

Doing the Right Stuff – Prospecting was penned by Anna “Banana” Kruchten, a realtor in Phoenix, Arizona. Although some of the terminology is real estate based, the recipe is clear for anyone looking to increase the client base through prospecting. Do you have a favourite prospecting tip you’d like to share? If so, please click … Continue reading “Prospecting for Success!”

Domain Names

8 Reasons you should consider registering multiple domains

One for each product or service you offer. One for each way people commonly misspell your domain name. One for email marketing (so your outgoing mail is never blocked  by spam services). One for each target market, so you can sell directly to their keywords/preferences. One for your blog so you can create traffic/links to … Continue reading “8 Reasons you should consider registering multiple domains”