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Open House Invitation and Radar Hill Newsletter

Open House Invitation Thursday, November 21; We Are Google Certified; Beware of Scams; Domain Name for Sale; Great Websites Launched for Great Clients; Links of Interest. Newsletter Volume #4, Issue #5: November 6, 2013.

Radar Hill Annual Open House

You Are Invited

Date & Time: Thursday, November 21, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Place: Radar Hill offices, 5th Floor – 3301 Douglas Street, Victoria V8Z3L2 (Google map & directions). All current, past & future clients and friends of Radar Hill are invited to join us for snacks, refreshments, live music and good conversation! Help us celebrate 12 years in business as your full service website design and development team. Feel free to bring guests and family members of all ages. This is a good opportunity to bring a potential client to meet us in a social setting.

Have fun and donate to a good cause! Bring your non-perishable food items and Radar Hill will be donating them all to The Mustard Seed Food Bank.  This is a free event, no need to RSVP. More info on Facebook and Google+. Hope to see you there.

We Are Google Certified

We have a big congratulations for our own Kendra Savich, who passed a series of exams and is now a Certified Google Affiliate, which makes Radar Hill officially certified as a company. We can help you with your marketing and Google AdWords campaigns, setting up and managing your Google Places, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and understanding your Google Analytics website traffic reports. Read more…

We can give our clients $100 in advertising credit when they spend their first $25 on AdWords. Contact us for details.

Beware of Scams!

You can usually tell from the quality of the English and the hyperbolic and misleading language. 100% customer satisfaction and claims that your site is not ranking on any search engine. Usually, their business model is to bait and switch with some incredible offer only to gouge later on when you are hooked. In the worst cases they will get access to either your website code or your domain registration and hold you hostage at overpriced services – and a high cancellation fee.

Usually these kind of scams start off with a Free Assessment that gives your website a failing grade – and the offer to fix things. If you have been contacted by companies claiming they’ll make your site #1 in Google or fix your website, be wary. It is in your best interest to come see us for a second opinion. We are Google certified, and we have stayed in business for over 12 years by being open and honest with our clients. We build all of our websites to the current best practice standards for the industry. If you have any questions about improving your website we are happy to discuss the various options. Contact us.

Excellent Domain Name for Sale

Attention REALTORS®, Builders and Developers

Due to the departure from the business, one of our clients has an excellent domain name for sale: housesvictoria.com. If you have done any searches for domain names, you will know that this is a rare item; a simple domain name with houses and Victoria.As a bonus, housesvictoria.ca is included in the sale.  To assure your security, Radar Hill will handle the transaction, ensuring that ownership is dutifully transferred and the previous owner completely removed from the administrative record of the domain.  This domain can be used in promotion of an existing domain or serve as the foundation of an entire marketing plan revolving around the words Houses Victoria.  If interested, Contact Dan at Radar Hill.

Great Websites Launched for Great Clients


Victoria Harbour Ferry was founded in 1990 with just two ferry boats. Today, they own and operate a fleet of 14 small 12-passenger ferries and two 40 passenger vessels.  They have travelled over 60,000 kilometers a season in the harbour and complete over 90,000 stops a season in the harbour! Read more…


Cycle Therapy is more than your average bike store! Serving Duncan and the Cowichan area, Cycle Therapy provides full service with bike fitting, repairs & maintenance. But it doesn’t stop there, if you are looking for a buddy to cycle with, they organize weekly group rides and keep updated on all the latest cycling news with their new blog! Read more…


Beasley’s Fishing Charters, thanks to Darren Beasley, has been a well-known fishing guide throughout the waters of Vancouver Island for over 20 years. Whether you’re fishing salmon, halibut or cod in the Pacific Ocean, or drift fishing down one of Vancouver Islands pristine rivers for steelhead trout or salmon, Beasley’s Fishing will thrill you with the fishing trip of a lifetime.  Read more…


True Home is operated by Paul Greenwood, the owner of True Home Construction and a REALTOR® with Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty. Paul has merged his expertise of both business to provide his clients with a rare and unique service. Paul’s good business reputation has naturally shone through from construction to real estate on all levels of honesty and integrity. Priding himself on these qualities and continuously keeping himself current with developments in both fields, Paul encourages you to Trust the carpenter to find your True Home. Read more…


Desiree Palfrey has been a Mortgage Specialist throughout Victoria and Calgary since 1992. She works exclusively with her mortgage customers, from first-time home buyer to the seasoned homeowner looking to move, access home equity, transfer a mortgage, refinance an existing mortgage or invest in property. Read more…


Roxanne Brass is a member of the Victoria RE/MAX real estate team, and has been a valued client of ours for several years. Whether you are looking for a second home, condo, revenue property or permanent residence, it is Roxanne’s positive outlook and energy that will make it happen. Read more…


Verico Lighthouse Mortgage has been offering mortgage and financial services on Vancouver Island for over 15 years. At Verico Lighthouse Mortgage, they know how mortgages differ from lender to lender, how much they really cost and how to reduce your costs which can effectively save you a lot of money and possibly take years off the life of your mortgage. Mortgage consultants deal with many lenders at a time, providing customers with a better choice of service. Read more…


Alec Harper Alec Harper, a Victoria B.C. native, is one of the newest agents at DFH Real Estate Ltd. With strong dedication to his clients, he understands the usefulness of having a well-constructed website to showcase his listings and provide information. Read more…

Links of Interest

Are you wondering how to grow your business with Facebook? Facebook Marketing Plan: How to Grow Your Business With Facebook – An interview with Amy Porterfield

By avoiding these mistakes, you’ll be on your way to a highly successful AdWords campaign. 10 Common Google AdWords Mistakes You Need to Stop Making — Now – Radar Hill is Google Certified to handle your AdWords campaign. Contact us for details.

Etiquette today. What Not to Do When Taking Clients Out to Lunch.

Sometimes, doing a bit of research can reveal an opportunity for a completely unexpected line of business. Your Best Business Ideas Could Come From Existing Clients.

About Shawn

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