Once upon a time we had a cool website, it had a bunch of pages that nobody visited, and some content that nobody read.
In January 2017, I decided to rip it to the bare studs and redo it. My plan was to post a blog post every single week in 2017, and I wanted to focus on the content only. I used the default WordPress 2017 template, and got to work making it pretty. A few hours later, I relaunched the site with the new template.
“That’s it?” Craig said. “This website is pretty bland isn’t it?”
“Yup” I replied. “It’s content first. Let’s see what works and what doesn’t, and we’ll see where we go from here.”
It’s been seven months since I launched that “temporary website”, in that time we have launched many different client sites, and we’ve completed untold other things, and yet NorthIQ is still using a temporary website.
This is what is wrong with that website. (more…)
Last week a key piece of legislation was suspended that could have spelled doom and gloom for business owners in Canada when the Government of Canada suspended a key provision of the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL).
Thanks to successful lobbying by Canadian businesses, charities, not-for-profit corporations, and even citizens, the “Private Right of Action” provisions, essentially the ability lawsuits to be filed for alleged breaches of the legislation, which was to take effect July 1st 2017, was suspended.
This was a great move, not because businesses spam people incessantly, but because other measures are already in place, and these added burdens would have made it harder for Canadian businesses to compete in a global economy. (more…)
I have been registering domain names since the early 1990’s, I’ve had domains swiped out from under me, I’ve forgotten to renew domains, and I’ve bought more domains than I’ve ever used.
I recently got an urgent text from Peter at All New Comics. He had a letter from a company called “IDNS” who told him that he needed to renew his domain immediately, or he would risk using it. All he needed to do was provide his credit card number and mail the form back for him. Domain renewal would be done for $40.00USD per year (with a 2 year $10 discount, and a whopping $40 discount if he renewed for 5 years). (more…)