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March 15: Google Partners Connect For Real Estate

Radar Hill is a Google Partner

In today’s digital world, the home buying process continues to evolve, affecting buyers’ path to purchase and ultimately conversion. By understanding the digital real estate landscape, brokers can get ahead by adjusting their advertising strategies to target consumers where they are spending their time.

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February 23: An Introduction To Google AdWords

Radar Hill is a Google Partner

Do you want to be #1 on Google?

Or know someone who does?

What if you were told that there’s technically no such thing?

Despite what some SEO “experts” might tell you, the top of the first page on Google is a nebulous, shifting target, and while natural techniques to improve your ranking might work, sometimes you just don’t have the time.

But there is a way to achieve immediate visibility for your business on Google, putting your company in front of potential customers when they’re ready to buy what you have to offer:

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What’s Up on the Hill: January Edition

What’s Been Happening On The Hill

Wondering what we’ve been up to lately? Here’s your chance to catch up on all the latest news on upcoming workshops, tech news and staff activities. Continue reading

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What Is SSL, And Why Should My Site Have It?

Security button on the keyboard. Toned Image.As a site owner or even just as an Internet user, you may have heard whispers about SSL lately. A tech-savvy friend might have stressed the importance of using “secure sites”, or you may have seen an article announcing Google’s new favouritism for SSL. Maybe you read about the Heartbleed incident a few years back.

You may have brushed those mentions off. After all, what does some vague technical acronym have anything to do with you?

But the truth is this: SSL keeps your business safe.

How? It is an Internet security protocol that is used to encrypt information as it travels between the website server and your customers’ computers. This prevents mischief-makers from intercepting, reading, or changing that information as it travels.

SSL (which stands for Secure Sockets Layer; you can read more about it here) isn’t a new thing — it’s an established and reliable technology that’s been around for decades. It gets adopted more widely every year as the Internet gets bigger and more threats — from minor Internet vandals to malicious hackers —arrive to take a slice.

The sooner it’s on your website, the sooner your customers — and you— can reap the benefits.

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March: What’s Up On The Hill?

Wondering about we’ve been up to? Here’s your chance to catch up on all the latest staff adventures, product updates and great new website launches. Continue reading

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March 9: Google Partners Connect Healthcare

Radar Hill is a Google PartnerThe Internet gives every business a chance to achieve success. As a certified Google Partner, Radar Hill is inviting you to join us for a free Google event where you’ll hear from digital marketing and advertising specialists about the latest insights into the healthcare industry. Continue reading

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December: What’s up on the Hill?

Thank you card with ribbon and bow on blue snowflake background, thank you cardThank you! Thank you to every one of you who made 2015 a fantastic success. We’ve had a full and productive year at Radar Hill. Now that 2015 is coming to a close, here is some news we want to share about staff and friends. Continue reading

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Invitation: Introduction to Google Analytics – Nov. 4

Google Analytics Workshops with Radar HillHow do you get more business from your website visitors? Use Google Analytics to create detailed reports about website traffic, and measures conversions and sales. It is the most widely used website statistics service. Continue reading

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Give and Take

Girl with giftWe are well into what some consider the real New Years – September, when so many activities and plans start fresh or get refreshed. We might give our time with a new push in our business, or a new volunteer activity. We may take a late vacation or a class to improve our knowledge. For this newsletter, here is our Give and Take.

Give:

Radar Hill is Cleaning House

Literally, we are going through our storage room and have unearthed many items that may be useful to someone else. These items are free to any Radar Hill clients, and we hope they can be of use: Continue reading

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How to tell if a suspicious email is legitimate

Button keypad spam with envelope icon. Internet concept.Recently a friend of ours received an ominous email, purportedly from Gmail, indicating that his email account would be shut down. How could you tell if it was legitimate?

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Tune In To Google I/O 2015

Google I/O is Google’s annual technology conference in San Francisco, where developers from all over the world gather for a front seat to new technologies and the chance to play with Google software and tech.

Use the livestream below to watch the Keynote, tune into presentations, and get an early peek at some of the newest Google developments.

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Happy Small Business Week!

A crowded small café & restaurantGoogle is helping celebrate Small Business Week with 5 Days, 5 Ways To Succeed Online, with 5 ways to boost your business online during this very week.

While Google’s sweepstakes are limited to entries from the United States, Radar Hill offers services to businesses here on Vancouver Island that assist with every one of those 5 steps. Plus we’re Google certified, so you know you’re getting it done right. Continue reading

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