5 SEO tactics to outrank your competitors

SEO tactics for small businesses

You can have the best website and product but it won’t matter if visitors can’t find your website.

Contrary to popular belief, just because you’ve built a website doesn’t mean that customers will start coming in. In fact, it’s only the first step and search engine optimization (SEO) is the way to get people through your digital door.

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The $135 million .WEB auction and its impact on businesses, worldwide

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On July 27, one of the most highly sought after new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) extension was sold for a record-breaking $135 million in an auction.

With Alphabet (Google), Donuts Inc. and upstart Nu Dot Co LLC, competing against each other, the winning bid was produced by Nu Dot Co LLC. Backed by Verisign – the registry for .COM and .NET – Nu Dot Co beat out the both Alphabet’s and Donuts’ massive coffers, combined.

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A Beginner’s Guide to How SSL Encryption Works

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Have you ever noticed a green lock icon on certain websites? Maybe you’ve noticed websites using “HTTPS” instead of “HTTP”. If you have, then you’ve seen SSL encryption at work.

To most people, SSL encryption sounds like a complicated process, but in reality, the basics of how SSL encryption works is easy and relatively simple. Before diving in, let’s look at what SSL is.

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How to Choose the Best Web Hosting Plan for a Small Business

How to choose the best web hosting plan

Choosing the best web hosting plan for your small business doesn’t have to be difficult. It might seem like a daunting task especially when you go to web hosting review sites only to see that all the companies look identical to one another. However, choosing the right hosting company to work with can be made much easier when you simplify things.

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What you need to know about the .SUCKS domain

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Over the past year and a half, over 450 new domain extensions such as .consulting, .social, .tech and even .ninja have launched but none have created as much controversy and concern as the Vox Populi owned .SUCKS domain. 

In 2014, former US senator Jay Rockefeller told the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that is shouldn’t approve .sucks. The former senator called .sucks “little more than a predatory shakedown scheme” to force corporations, small businesses and individuals to pay an annual fee to prevent others from registering the .sucks variation of their domain name.

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Gain Leadership and Growth Advice from One of BC’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs!

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Join our friends at Small Business BC on Thursday, May 7th for an exclusive evening of conversation and fun with one of BC’s most successful entrepreneurs, Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me and WOW 1 DAY PAINTING who will discuss:

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Learn how to grow your social media presence at the OMG Social Media Conference

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It’s clear that social media is becoming an important resource for small businesses and Webnames.ca, is a proud sponsor of the 2nd Annual OMG Social Media Conference in Vancouver. Bringing together over 200 business owners and social media experts, the conference is a full day of learning, networking and discovering new opportunities in the realm of social media.

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Does my small business need a website?

Does my small business need a website
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If you are running any business, you need a website.

According to The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (the registry for the .ca domain name), 8 out of 10 Canadians have internet access. If you depend solely on traditional mediums (yellow pages, newspaper, radio and television) to drive awareness of your company, you will miss out on many customers who want to buy online or “window shop” first before coming to your store. It doesn’t matter if you know how to build your website. There are services available to build a custom website for you, or provide you with a template based website builder so you can build it yourself.

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Webinar: The Canadian Anti-Spam Law and what businesses need to know

The new Canadian Anti-Spam Law (also known as CASL) comes into effect on July 1st, 2014 and has businesses scrambling to comply. Introducing a comprehensive set of rules and regulations, CASL will have an impact on every Canadian that sends and/or receives any form of commercial electronic messages (CEMs).

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