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About Kendra

Self-taught and Google-trained, Kendra is Radar Hill's content expert certified in both Google AdWords and Analytics. Armed with a wide array of testing and analysis tools, she's always researching the latest SEO trends and works hard to make sure that websites and online marketing campaigns deliver a top-notch customer experience.

On Facebook Privacy Rumours (or, How To Respect Your Friends’ Privacy On Facebook)

EDIT: It wasn’t made clear in the initial version of this post that Facebook keeps three different kinds of your Likes in three different areas, all with different privacy settings. The article has been changed to clarify this.


It seems there’s been a little chain-letter-style post making the rounds on Facebook lately, warning about your posts being automatically shared near and far unless you get your friends to remove “Comments & Likes” from their settings for your Facebook page. It goes something like this: Continue reading

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Hotmail’s not looking so cool

The old Hotmail logo, with blue arrows wrapping around a mail envelope, and the rainbow MSN butterfly.We’ve received a number of complaints lately from clients who can’t seem to send emails to customers who have a Hotmail email address. Continue reading

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New Site Launched: Tammy Hatter



Tammy is an award-winning Royal LePage agent and has a new site customized for her personality and her content. A consistently top-producing REALTOR®, Tammy has achieved the Director’s Platinum Award for ranking in the top 5% in the province, as well as the Award of Excellence and the President’s Gold Award for being in the top 5% of all REALTORs® in Victoria. She has plenty to offer her clients in her new site.

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Radar Hill’s 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Come to Radar Hill's 10th Anniversary Celebration! Friday April 15th, at our office in 3301 Douglas St. Join us at 11am for a talk on QR codes and their use in the mobile world. From noon to 7pm, come in for cake, refreshments, and a chance to win prizes!
On Friday April 15th 2011 it will have been ten years since Roger, Shawn, and Dan came together to create Radar Hill Technology. They’ve pulled together through a lot of things, and after ten years of great websites for great clients, we’re inviting you to join in on our company’s birthday bash.

At 11:00am Dan will be giving a talk on the new fad of QR codes, and what they could mean for the future of mobile phones and mobile websites. The rest of the day will be filled with fun and food. Everyone is welcome to come down (or rather up – you can find us on the fifth floor of 3301 Douglas St.) and get to know the team. If you’re busy during the afternoon, don’t worry – the party will keep going strong until 7pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to drop by. We hope to see you there!


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From Bell to Shaw, oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee…

EDIT: Tony Clement has officially stated that if the CRTC does not reverse their position, the cabinet will overturn it for them. You can read more in the following articles:
Ottawa enters dispute over higher Internet fees
Clearing up the confusion over the caps
CRTC to review billing practices for wholesale Internet services

official logo of the CRTCThere’s been a bit of buzz going around our northern bit of the internet lately. You may have heard of it, especially now that Harper and major news outlets are getting in on the story. And it is a potentially ugly one. Continue reading

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Social Media Camp Victoria 2010

The first annual Social Media Camp in Victoria was held on Sunday, October 3rd at the Victoria Conference Centre. Roger, Kendra, and Crystal attended from the Radar Hill team. Here is Kendra’s perspective… Continue reading

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Me and my Hosts List: or, how I beat The Man

A pixellated 'hand' cursor clicking on a blue-bordered box reading "Ads"EDIT: One of our other coders has found this interesting article arguing for ads and why you should view them: Why Web Designers Should Not Use Ad Blockers (Opinion Column)

If there’s one thing all of us are tired of dealing with on the internet, it’s advertisements. Be they animated, blinking, crowded, garishly coloured, slowing up our browser, or just plain annoying, most people would be happier off without them.

Fortunately, there’s one very simple thing you can use to cut down ad presence on your browser. It’s easy to implement, and doesn’t require downloading anything (unless you want to make it even simpler). This magical device is called your hosts list.

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