Can you control what your customers say about you? A business has dozens of opportunities to take control of the “word on the street” and it is essential that businesses know how to use social media to influence the conversations and turn talk into profit.Continue reading
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.