by Brian | Apr 18, 2018 | Building a Business, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Marketing
Our Manage Comics blog was recently suspended by Medium for no justifiable reason. To date the only explanation we have been given is that we were accidentally caught in their spam filter.
This caused a huge impact on our business, saw our page rankings plummet, created dozens of orphaned links from sites that had referenced us, and left us scrambling to solve a problem that our vendor has not been able to give us a reasonable explanation behind.
Because of the negative effects on our business, and Medium’s lack of a reasonable explanation for what happened, we have removed all content from Medium, and we are firmly advising our clients against using Medium as a blogging platform. (more…)
by Brian | May 30, 2017 | Building a Business, Marketing in London, Ontario
You need a lot of great services to run a website effectively. You need a domain, somewhere to host your content, methods to send out emails, and you need to see how effective you are being.
It’s not nearly as simple as it sounds, there are many choices, and what you do with one service can affect how you use another. Many people often go for the cheapest solution, or they use the company which spends the most money on advertising (see GoDaddy). Unfortunately those usually aren’t the right solutions.
This is a list of the services that we use to create a website, it’s been honed and refined over two decades into the services we find most reliable. (more…)
by Brian | Mar 21, 2017 | Building a Business, Digital Marketing
UPDATE – Tung Tran of CloudLiving.com reached out to us with his own take on WordPress security which is a great post. Check out – WordPress Security: The Ultimate Guide To Secure Your Website In 2018 for some specific security recommendations.
Creating a website is the last step in our digital strategy methodology, but in many ways it’s the most complicated. Building a website isn’t hard, but there are many moving pieces, and there is a lot of stuff that most people skip over.
We’ve built a checklist that we use for every website we build. (more…)