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Category Archives: Social Networking

News, information, and how-to guides on the use and expansion of social media.

January Tips, Tricks & Shiny Stuff

What Will 2015 Bring?

Man looking at a blank iPhone he's holding with a Mac laptop, notebook and pen in front of him on a tableBoom? Bust? More fluctuating oil prices? Stabilization at $70/barrel? A Canadian general election? What about for web design? Radar Hill Graphic Designer Julie Melano has written Web Design Trends to Watch For in 2015, and includes sites optimized for smart televisions, video and animation. | Read more…

Megan Newhouse, Radar Hill’s Director of Graphic Design (also known as theDirector of Awesomeness) wrote this article just before going on maternity leave. Read her great advice in Meeting with your Website Designer: How to Prepare…

You can trust our team of web design experts. But do not do this: How a Web Design Goes Straight To Hell… (courtesy of The Oatmeal)

Google

Do Better in Google: Considering increasing your Google AdWords advertising? We can show you the traffic and advertising trends for your industry. For example, if you are selling products for pets, we can provide statistics on advertising trends for pet accessories in Canada. Contact us to find out more… Continue reading

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Running A Legal Social Media Contest

Contests on social media networks are pretty ubiquitous these days — and with good reason. Contests are a great way to build a social audience, expand your existing network of followers, namedrop your brand, and even direct people to your website. Despite that, the rules for running social media contests aren’t as easy or straightforward as you might think. There are tons of businesses out there that run social contests without ever reading the Terms of Service that they agreed to follow beforehand, which can result in unintentional violations… and even getting banned from the social network in question.

You don’t want to be one of those people! Luckily, running a profitable, legitimate contest on social media isn’t too hard, so long as you make sure you’re well-versed in the rules of your chosen network before you start building. To make this a little easier, we’ve complied a list of the current contest rules for the most popular social networks: Continue reading

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LimeSpot joins hands with nature-inspired clothing retailer – Harlequin Nature Graphics

We, Radar Hill, have partnered up with LimeSpot to bring a whole new great product to our clients. First up to try this new product, a personalized online shopping store through Facebook, is Harlequin Nature Graphics.

Limespot logo“On Wednesday (Nov-5-2013), a three person LimeSpot team visited the head office of Harlequin Nature Graphics in [Cobble Hill], BC, Canada.

We were joined by a team from one of our partner firms Radar Hill. We had a great time integrating the inventory of Harlequin with LimeSpot to start the process of getting their Facebook Shop up in time for the big holiday rush. Continue reading

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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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Workshop Invitation about Twitter; Radar Hill 2012 Open House; Hiring; Great Websites Launched

In This Issue: Workshop Invitation: Introduction to Twitter, for Beginners; Radar Hill Open House Nov. 22; We are Hiring; Great Websites Launched for Great Clients. Newsletter Volume #3, Issue #5: November 12, 2012.

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Workshop Invitation: Introduction to Twitter, for Beginners. Nov. 15 in Duncan, & Nov. 16 in Victoria

Invitation to workshop: Introduction to Twitter, for Beginners. Continue reading

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Workshop Invitation: Social Media. Radar Hill News: A New Baby; Small Business Saturday; Great Websites Launched

In This Issue: Workshop Invitation for The Benefits of Social Media; A New Baby; Small Business Saturday; Great Websites Launched for Great Clients. Newsletter Volume #3, Issue #4: October 9, 2012.

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Twitter for Developers And Everyone Else

All social media is meant to be is an engagement between yourself and an audience. Picture yourself at a cocktail party with a room full of fantastic people. Some you know. Some you’ve never met. Obviously, your objective is to participate in a conversation with as many of those people as possible. The term is “engagement”. Continue reading

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Radar Hill Workshop: The Benefits of Social Media – Friday April 13

Social Media, also known as Social Networking, is defined as people communicating using new technology and online tools. It is a conversation, and is becoming vitally important for the success of most businesses. If you aren’t doing any social media and do not know where to start, or are unhappy with your results, join us to learn about Social Media and: Continue reading

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Improving your Internet Marketing

This is from our February 24 workshops on Internet Marketing, for the busy business owner who wants to know effective strategies for increasing traffic and conversion rates for their websites. Continue reading

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Invitation to our Friday February 24 Workshop: Internet Marketing

This is aimed at the busy business owner who wants to know effective strategies for increasing traffic and conversion rates for their websites, including: Continue reading

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6 Steps to Website Success

You’ve read about how you can have a website in one evening … painless … cheap … no skills required … and I know you’d like to believe it. In fact there is a little truth in these claims – building a website quickly with no skills and little effort is a very remote possibility, a SUCCESSFUL website – not even on the map. The truth is there really are no shortcuts. Continue reading

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