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Newsletter: September 2014

The days are getting shorter, the rains are lightly returning to the island, and summer is wrapping up. Here at Radar Hill we are excited to be planning our autumn events, and hiring a maternity replacement for our Director of Awesomeness. In this Issue:


Birth Complications for Dan’s New Baby

Baby ErikWhile we are all happy to welcome a new addition to the world, little baby Erik had some issues that put some serious worry into our happy and relaxed Radar Hill co-owner Dan. Read more:


Las Vegas SkylineA Long-Expected Journey

As many of you know, Shawn and his wife Elizabeth have several children. Over the course of time, educating and caring for them has been the forefront of their existence. So much so, that Shawn and Elizabeth have not had a vacation alone together in 24 years. Yes, the Berlin wall was still standing when Shawn and Elizabeth last ventured out into the world without at least a couple of their children in tow. Well, last week that all changed. Finally, and with great upheaval, they went to Vegas together for a few days. Like a career military man, we commend Shawn on his service to family and company over many years; you deserve it. Congratulations!

Golf is a Four Letter Word

Golfer DanIn spite of Dan’s increased responsibilities at home, it seems that he has more and more time for golf – must be nice! In all seriousness, as the only golfer in our office, Dan is ear-marked for every charity tournament that Radar Hill has chosen to support. Recently, we have donated prizes, sponsorship, and Dan’s time to some very worthy causes: The Shelter Foundation, The Mustard Seed, Victoria Hospice, and the United Way.

Bleeding for a Cause

Radar Hill Partner Roger has issued a challenge to staff to match his own personal drive to give blood as much as possible. Several members of the staff have pitched in and contributed, literally giving their life’s blood to this worthy endeavor. Roger himself is leading by example: he’s approaching 50 pints of donated blood. Well done! Want to donate? Read Roger’s Blood Donation Preparation Tips.

The New iPhone is Here!

The new iPhone 6 isn’t simply bigger — it’s better in every way. If you are one of the lucky few to have the new iPhone in your hand, it’s time to learn! Even if you won’t have the new iPhone for a while, the new iOS 8 is packed full of new features you can access with older iPads and previous generations of the iPhone. Radar Hill has partnered with ReStart Computer as our preferred Apple support company. ReStart offers weekly seminars, drop in one-on-one sessions and on-site tutorial and training. ReStart carries all the latest Apple products and provides the expertise to help you use them. ReStart is located on Yates Street near Quadra and open 7 days a week | Visit them at:  www.RestartComputer.com

Great News from Great Clients

  • Congratulations to Russ Hay’s The Bicycle Shop for being named the best bike shop in Canada by Pedal Magazine | Read the TC story
  • Plus, on the 3rd Annual Ambriss Clermont Memorial Ride, Russ Hay’s helped raise $32,000 for Victoria Hospice | Read more
  • Michelle Frazer, RMT, and A Healing Path Massage has closed the Ladysmith Clinic, relocated to Edmonton, and will open the new clinic November 1, 2014.


7 Things Google Tells You About Your Website Traffic

Q: What is Google Analytics and what does it tell me?
A: Google Analytics is a powerful and comprehensive website traffic statistics package. Here are some of the details you will see in your Google Analytics reports:

  1. Pageviews: Total number of times a page on a website has been viewed.
  2. Entrances: Number of times someone has entered a website on a specific page.
  3. Bounce Rate: Percentage of people who visited one page on the site and then left without viewing any other pages.
  4. Direct Traffic: From people typing a website address directly into their browsers, without clicking on a link or going through a search engine.
  5. Referral Traffic: Comes from a link on another website or social media network.
  6. Organic Traffic: Comes from a search engine such as Google, Yahoo!, or Bing.
  7. Session: Amount of time Google will allow a user to be inactive on a site before being considered as “timed out”.

Google Analytics provides vital information about a website. It needs to be installed and configured properly to give business owners the wealth of information needed to save time and make productive updates on their websites. | Read more…

Coming Events

  • Real Estate: Radar Hill will be at the Victoria Real Estate Board’s Conference and Trade Show this Thursday, September 25th at Westin Bear Mountain. If you are in real estate, come by and check out our offerings and our updated Listing Administration tools.
  • Computers: Restart Computer’s next seminar is on Mac Basics, on Thursday, October 2, at 5:45, in their store at 847 Yates Street | Details and registration…
  • Google: Join us for Google Partners Connect on Wednesday, October 15 at 11:00 am – 12:00 noon. We’re hosting a livestream Google event in both Victoria and Duncan. This is a great opportunity to learn about how to grow your business from Google experts | Register for Victoria… | Register for Duncan…
  • Social Media: Social Media is Simple’s next workshop is Saving time spent on Social Media, on Tuesday, 30 September at noon in Duncan | Details and registration…
  • Human Resources & Personal Development: Dynamic HR Solution’s Lunch & Learn series is starting in Duncan | Details and registration…
  • Radar Hill: Mark your calendars and plan your day for the highlight of the year: The Radar Hill Annual Open House, Tuesday, November 18, 3:00-7:00. Come by for great conversation and refreshments.


Great Websites Launched for Great Clients


Links of Interest

That’s it for another edition of our newsletter. We hope to see you at our open house in November. If you have anything you want included in this newsletter – such as an upcoming event or news – reply to this email. Anytime you want to talk, contact us. Thanks for your ongoing support,

The Team at Radar Hill

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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