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Radar Hill Newsletter May 2011: May 13 Talk on Google Places

In This Issue: May 13 Talk: Google Places; In the Office; Great Clients, Great Announcements: Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of BC; Websites Launched: Grant Walker, Saanich Legacy Foundation, RE/MAX Ocean Pointe; Links Of Interest. Volume #2, Issue #5: 6 May 2011

May 13 Talk: Google Places – On Friday, May 13, at 11:00 a.m. in our office, Kendra Savich will be speaking on how Google Maps and other business directory sites can help businesses reach more customers, get higher page rankings, provide convenience, and engage with their audience. No need to RSVP; come to this free event.

In the Office – We have a new staff member: Yutaka Takahashi has joined the team at Radar Hill, to work on our website production process.

10th Anniversary Thank You – We celebrated our 10th Anniversary on April 15th with lots of chocolate cake and lots of food, shared with our clients, family, and friends. Thank you for all your congratulatory messages, cards, visits and tweets.

VREB Talk – Roger did a presentation to the Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board, to rave reviews: “Your presentation was just what we needed”, “…friendly, informative and humorous…three things you always excel at.”

Great Clients, Great Announcements

The Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of BC announces that their news releases are available on their website. These news releases in .pdf format are intended for all people involved in retail vehicle sales.

Promoting Your Business – When you have special events, newsworthy items, things you want to share with the world, let us know, and we, at our discretion, will include it in our newsletter.

Websites Launched

New Website: GrantWalkerRealEstate.com: We’ve worked with Grant Walker’s family for a long time, so when it came time for Grant to get into the family business and be a third-generation REALTORĀ®, he came to us for his website. This trust is one of the strongest testimonials we can get! A monochromatic colour scheme with bold blues really creates a strong, classy impression for Grant’s new website. Visit his site…

Website Enhancements: SaanichLegacy.ca: The volunteer-run Saanich Legacy Foundation supports community-based projects that continue to make Saanich a vibrant and caring community. They came to us with an existing website, and needed assistance in keeping it updated. Without changing the design, we put our Site Extras Kit, a version of our Content Management System, onto the back end, so their team of volunteers can easily update the content. Visit their site…

Website Re-Design: RemaxOcean.bc.ca: We launched a newly designed website for long-time clients RE/MAX Ocean Pointe, owned by Guy and Barbara Bezeau. This agency has two offices on central Vancouver Island, in Ladysmith and Chemanius, with over 25 real estate agents. Along with this new look we upgraded the Content Management System which allows them to edit content, add videos, and update their real estate property listings information. A slide show features photography of the Chemainus and Ladysmith areas. Visit their site…

Links Of Interest

Kendra Savich shares this article from the NY Times: Software Progress Beats Moore’s Law – Software is improving faster than hardware.

Web Designer Crystal Rothwell shares Sparked.com – The micro-volunteering network for busy people.

Why Mobile Users Aren’t Checking In – Why so few people use location-based social networking tools like Foursquare and Facebook Places.

From CBC News: Porn busts show perils of unsecured Wi-Fi routers – Law enforcement officials advise everyone to password-protect their wireless router to avoid others using it for illegal purposes.

Quote: I love it! It has everything I wanted!Lu Ann Fraser, about her recently launched website.

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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