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May 2010: This Week At Radar Hill

Radar Hill received the 2009 Co-op Employer of the Year Award from Camosun College’s School of Trades & Technology. Read more…

Three upcoming workshops:

  • Thursday June 3, 9 am – 12 noon for a general business Social Media Workshop with consultant Chris Burdge, to help you understand and leverage social media to grow your business. Price: $99 + tax. For details read more…
  • Thursday June 10, 9 am – 12 noon for a Real Estate specific Social Media Workshop with consultant Chris Burdge, to help you understand and leverage social media to grow your business. Price: $99 + tax. For details read more…
  • Thursday May 27, 11 am – 1 pm for WestShore Chamber of Commerce members we will be giving a talk entitled Your Business Website as part of their Business Speaker Series. Details in their Spring2010flyer.pdf. Price: $35.

The Victoria Real Estate Board released their new Open House Widget, a graphic that, when added to a REALTOR®’s websites, encourage more visits. It displays a current count of the number of upcoming open houses on the MLS® system. It links directly to OpenHousesVictoria.ca. REALTOR®s, email us back if you want the Open House Widget added to your website.

Websites Launched

Re-Developed Content Management System: Spinnakers.com – We converted the old back-end Content Management System (CMS) of their website, which was built on PHP and MySQL but used an outdated, cumbersome architecture, to our CakePHP framework. We did a total reworking of the database, giving Spinnakers a brand new CMS that is much more powerful than their old version. For better search engine optimization, we converted all URLs to SEO-friendly formats, and to ensure none of their old bookmarks or search engine traffic got lost, we redirected old URLs to their new equivalents.Visit the site….

New Website and Design: Lochmar.ca – Royal LePage REALTOR® Murray Lawson had a very important property to market – Lochmar, a storied and distinguished landmark Oceanfront Estate of 17.14 acres on the sheltered waters of Saanich Inlet. We constructed a website solely dedicated to that property. The website includes photos and descriptions of each section of the estate. Visit Lochmar…

Links Of Interest

From IT Business: Get ‘porn buddy’ to clean up your digital debris when you die – Here’s why you might want to consider appointing a porn buddy to help tie up loose ends in the virtual world when you depart this one.

From The New York Times: One Moos and One Hums, but They Could Help Power Google – Waste from cows on a dairy farm and heat from a data center nearby could be used profitably to produce electricity to run the data center.

From IT Business: Google says Google TV coming this fall – Joint effort with Sony, Intel and Logitech calls for Google TV to ship this fall

Fun Stuff: Determining Calendar Dates From Stardates – Everything you ever wanted to know about Stardates on Star Trek.

Thanks and talk to you next week,
The Radar Hill Team

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Volume #1, Issue #11: May/21/2010

About Shawn

Co-owner and one of the founders of Radar Hill, Shawn is an award-winning public speaker who publishes our newsletters and organizes our monthly workshops. He loves working with business owners, and tries to keep up with marketing trends.

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