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Yes Social Media Will Help Your Business

There has never been such a widely used form of communication that has such a low cost. Why wouldn’t you take advantage and maximize its potential for your business? There is little risk and the rewards are huge. Social media is ubiquitous, with the vast majority of people use at least one platform, the major ones being Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, although there are many more.

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Make Your Life Easier with Office 365 Email

Email has changed drastically in the last few decades. It is no longer being used to send plain text onto a single device that is checked a couple times a day, and support was relatively simple, as there wasn’t much involved in the whole process. Today however, emails have gotten a lot flashier, bigger, and much more frequent. This means that it takes a lot more to develop and sustain these programs. And that isn’t even touching on the

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From Canada to Scotland

Caitlin at 7, in their first office

I, Caitlin O’Hara, started working at Radar Hill officially in May 2016. I had of course been around it nearly my entire life as it began when I was 7 years old. In 2001 Dan Lundgren, Roger Whitson, and my dad Shawn O’Hara merged their respective 2 companies together to create Radar Hill Technology Inc., a business that would focus on making custom websites in Victoria. Previous to this my dad had been working from home in the downstairs office, the stereotype of the emerging IT guy. However, not being content with fulfilling this stereotype of basement-dwelling web people, they decided to rent out a proper office.

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June 20: Google Partners Retail Marketing Event

Online advertising can help any business grow. You are invited to join us for an event, co-hosted with Google, about how digital marketing can help you thrive on the Web. This month – Retail

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Tom Nash Retirement – B&B Websites

Radar Hill is taking over from Tom Nash GreaterVictoria.com and VancouverIslandBedBreakfast.com, two Bed & Breakfast websites designed to promote this beautiful part of the world. Tom has been a client of ours for many years, and we graciously accept ownership of his websites. We thank him for the smooth transition, and wish him the best in his retirement. See below for his full retirement letter.

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Home Renovation Newsletter – Featured Businesses

After the snow and before the summer comes a time of cleaning, renewal and growth. For your home this could mean getting a bold new paint colour, a whole custom-built closet, transforming your yard into a thriving garden, or whatever else it needs to be the dream dwelling that you’ve always wanted.

But wherever could you find a comprehensive list of reliable people who would do all that for you? Right here, as Radar Hill features our clients who specialize in domestic renovation.

Whether it’s cleaning, windows, construction, or wood work, adding comfort and style to your home has never been easier.

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Then and Now Part 5: Blogs

Radar Hill has been in business for almost 17 years, and the magnitude of change in the 21st century when it comes to websites is staggering. What was a shiny new website just 5 years ago can now be outdated and leave your business with a huge potential gap in visitors and clients. There are various measurable ways that the World Wide Web has changed in 17 years, and we are publishing a “Then and Now” blog series to illustrate what a website requires to stay current. This edition: Blogs

Then:
To be published in a medium that had an audience, you had to be a professional writer, or at least have your writing go through several stages of editing before being seen by the wider world. There were not many avenues where your business could have a consistent image projected of itself, unless you paid a lot in advertising. And even that had to go through many stages, there was no real avenue for direct business-owner-to-consumer content.

Now:
Anyone can publish their written work online, and it has the potential to be viewed by hundreds, if not thousands or millions, of people. While some might find this a negative attribute of the Internet, it is in reality a simple way to create and moderate your image. By writing blogs and content, you are more in control of your business, and can project a more personable and knowledgeable image directly to your target market.

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Achieve Your Personal and Business Resolutions in 2018

It’s that time of year again, when people are declaring their resolutions for the year ahead. You know that the vast majority of them will not stick with it, and invariably it will be to lose weight/eat better/exercise more. There is genuine motivation and intention, but the implementation is lacklustre, and most will give up within the next few weeks – otherwise gyms would always be full. These personal goals fail often, in part due to lack of accountability, and there is nothing stronger holding people to it other than “wouldn’t it be nice if….”

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October 18th: Google Partners Healthcare and Wellness Marketing Event

Online advertising can help any business grow. You are invited to join us for an event, co-hosted with Google, about how digital marketing can help you thrive on the Web.

Come to Our Google Partners Connect Healthcare and Wellness Event

What Is This?

A Google Event is where Radar Hill hosts a live webinar focused on a specific area or industry of online marketing.

This upcoming Google Event is focused on how Healthcare and Wellness providers can target their ideal clients. The live stream lasts about one hour, with plenty of time afterwards for questions and answers.

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October Invitation: CRM Workshop

How do you keep track of your business contacts, prospects, and suppliers? If you are still using your Outlook email address book, a spreadsheet, or even a Rolodex, then this information session is for you!

Have you ever been impressed by Radar Hill’s memory? An email we send will say something like “remember when we spoke last April about adding a map to your site?” or “How did it go with the painter we referred you to back in June?” While it is true that we get to know our clients well, so that if you were to ask Shawn, Roger, or Dan about a specific person they would be able to tell you their business, spouse, and even their hobby, it can also be overwhelming to remember all this about the several hundreds of people we interact with. To help their memories and efficiently keep track of people, we use a Customer Relations Management software (CRM), and Shawn is giving a talk about how invaluable using one can be.

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Then and Now Part 2: Schema

Radar Hill has been in business for 16 years, and the magnitude of change in the 21st century when it comes to websites is staggering. What was a shiny new website just 5 years ago can now be outdated and leave your business with a huge potential gap in visitors and clients. There are various measurable ways that the World Wide Web has changed in 16 years, and so we are publishing a “Then and Now” blog series to demonstrably show what a website in 2017 requires to remain current. In this edition, we bring you: Schema.

Schema

Then
Not too long ago if you had a business then it was probably listed in the yellow pages, be it a small square or full page full-colour ad. And if you had the budget, you could advertise in newspapers/radio/tv/billboards. It was about name recognition, and reviews for the product or service you offered came from word of mouth. There was no global searchable database for anything that you wanted or could think of.

Now
With the emergence of the Internet, businesses can control their brand via their online presence, and instead of referrals or finding the nicest ad in the phone book, people look directly for the service or product they desire on Google and other search engines. Google has dramatically evolved its search engine ranking position algorithm since its inception in 1998. In the beginning, it used to be simply about putting important keywords higher on the HTML tag hierarchy, but that was rife for deceit. Over the years Google has changed its algorithm significantly as several major updates have taken place, which means websites needing to adapt in order to be ranked highly. Schema is among those additions to help give a user a smoother experience.

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Business 2 Business Newsletter

Businesses depend on other businesses to thrive. Be it a website, printing supplies, packaging supplies, catering, or bookkeeping, a business cannot operate completely independently from other businesses. We at Radar Hill have created and maintain hundreds of websites, and this newsletter will focus on our clients whose clientele is other businesses. Essentially, this newsletter is from a business featuring businesses who focus on businesses.

If you use any of the services below, let us know!

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