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Do’s and Don’ts for Using Surveys as a Marketing Tool

Do’s and Don’ts for Using Surveys as a Marketing Tool

Recently the Vancouver Island Regional Library has been conducting a survey for a solid reason: they want to get feedback on their website. The survey currently includes questions regarding what people like best about their current website or where and if...

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7 Dangerous SEO Misconceptions You Need to Get Rid of

7 Dangerous SEO Misconceptions You Need to Get Rid of

We’ve talked a lot about black-hat SEO tactics before on our blog (specifically in this post here). One thing we really haven’t discussed is just how many misunderstandings there are about SEO’s importance and significance in web design and development....

How to Grow Your E-mail List (Without Being a Jerk)

How to Grow Your E-mail List (Without Being a Jerk)

So, you’ve decided to set up an e-mail marketing campaign and get some more leads to your business. That’s great! What you need to do first and foremost is—no, it’s not to send out a newsletter A.S.A.P., although that is one step to it. No, what you need...

Social Media Content Your Fans Actually Want to See

Social Media Content Your Fans Actually Want to See

The entire world seems to be on social media, doesn’t it? Whatever account you log in to, whether it’s Twitter or Facebook, odds are you’ll find someone looking for what your business can offer…that is, if it looks like you’re on your account daily, i.e....

Are You a New Author? Here’s What You Need for Your Website

Are You a New Author? Here’s What You Need for Your Website

Writing and publishing have come a long, long way since the invention of the Gutenberg Press. Even now, the world of publishing is in midst of a huge shift from print to digital. As a result, more authors are choosing to self-publish their books and...

Misconceptions about Blogging We’re Really Tired of Hearing

Misconceptions about Blogging We’re Really Tired of Hearing

Blog, blogging, blog post…call it what you will, we love creating content at V3 Media. Why? Because there is a lot about our industry that’s worth discussing! Unfortunately, not everyone agrees about the subject of blogging, usually because they either...

Design

Frequently Asked Questions that We Answer about Websites

Frequently Asked Questions that We Answer about Websites

We’re asked a lot of questions about us and our jobs here at V3 Media. Some of those questions tend to crop up repeatedly to the point where we thought “Hey, why not just make a post about this?” We’ve pared it down to these six big ones you need the...

The Truth & Lies about Website Design

The Truth & Lies about Website Design

We’re sure you know this already, but there is a ton of information out there about website design. There’s so much info, in fact, that it’s grown tough to tell which fact about web design is legit versus facts that are more or less out of date with...

10 of the Best WordPress Plugins for Your Website

10 of the Best WordPress Plugins for Your Website

We love using Wordpress at V3 Media! It’s one of the most flexible and handy platforms to use in website development and design. We have standardized our WordPress development using the Divi theme, but we’d like to discuss something we hear a lot about,...

4 Big Mistakes You’ve Just Made With Your Company’s Website

4 Big Mistakes You’ve Just Made With Your Company’s Website

We talk a lot about having web design done properly for your website, and our job at V3 Media is to help ensure that websites are secure and beautiful. However, a website alone will not help a floundering business if there’s no forethought or careful consideration...

7 Essential Things You Need for Your Auto Shop Website

7 Essential Things You Need for Your Auto Shop Website

Local businesses are the clients we love to reach out to here at V3 Media. Something else we love is getting help with regular maintenance on our vehicles. When it comes to automotive businesses (or any business really!), we try and give them the best website...

How To

Do’s and Don’ts for Using Surveys as a Marketing Tool

Do’s and Don’ts for Using Surveys as a Marketing Tool

Recently the Vancouver Island Regional Library has been conducting a survey for a solid reason: they want to get feedback on their website. The survey currently includes questions regarding what people like best about their current website or where and if...

How to Grow Your E-mail List (Without Being a Jerk)

How to Grow Your E-mail List (Without Being a Jerk)

So, you’ve decided to set up an e-mail marketing campaign and get some more leads to your business. That’s great! What you need to do first and foremost is—no, it’s not to send out a newsletter A.S.A.P., although that is one step to it. No, what you need...

Black-hat vs. White-hat Back Links on Websites

Black-hat vs. White-hat Back Links on Websites

Let’s talk about search engine optimization (SEO) for a bit…or rather, one sliver of it. Did you know that the links you add to your website leading to your social media are an example of good back links? Did you also know that adding your website to every...

Is Video Marketing the Right Content Strategy for Your Business?

Is Video Marketing the Right Content Strategy for Your Business?

Video seems to be all the rage now, doesn’t it? Every time you log on to Facebook or open YouTube, there are videos and even GIFs galore of memes, comedy sketches, and vlogs that people love to share and show each other. Video has and always will have a...

How to Create New Content for Marketing When You’re Stuck

How to Create New Content for Marketing When You’re Stuck

Blog posts, videos, podcasts, webinars, ebooks, photos…you name it, it’s all great for fresh and unique content for websites. Content is great if you need inbound marketing strategies in place for your company’s website; it is king, after all. That being...

Security

How to Identify, Monitor, and Clean Out Spammers

How to Identify, Monitor, and Clean Out Spammers

Spam. We all know what it is, and we all hate seeing it, whether it’s in our inbox or as a comment on your website’s blog. Today, it’s a daily struggle to keep spammers out of your life, and they’re getting worse – some of them will even send you text messages on your...

A Checklist of Mandatory Website Management Tasks

A Checklist of Mandatory Website Management Tasks

When it comes to owning a website, taking care of it somehow seems to always fall between the cracks. You have enough to worry about when it comes to your business, whether it’s big or small, but you don’t want to let your website go unnoticed either. That’s why...

Nobody Can Guarantee Search Engine Placement

Nobody Can Guarantee Search Engine Placement

There are many companies out there that make claims and promises to get you on the first page of Google, or to get you in the top 3 spots on Google.     I've even seen such far out claims as a guarantee of the number one position! The truth is, nobody can guarantee...

Why Can’t I Send Email?

When you've been actively in business in an industry for over 23 years, things can change.     But when that industry is about 23 years old and is one of the fastest changing and evolving industries in the world, you are guaranteed change - a lot of it! In that 23...

Spam Protection and Blocked Email

From time to time (and especially recently), we will get a call or an email that someone isn't able to receive email from a particular person because their email is being blocked.      The reasons for this are usually pretty simple and can be narrowed down to one of...

Humour

How to Make the Worst Website Ever

How to Make the Worst Website Ever

*Please note that this is a satirical blog post for the sake of humour. Please do not do any of the following “tips” that we are about to describe. Sick and tired of being told you need a professional to help out with your website? Worry no more! If you want the easy...

The Klingon Programmer’s Code of Honour

The Klingon Programmer’s Code of Honour   Top 20 lines, likely to be overheard if you had a Klingon programmer on your software development team. All Klingons who develop software for the glory of the empire follow this “Code of Honour” and are so called “code...

If architects had to work like web developers

Dear Mr. Architect: Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need, so you should use your discretion. My house should have somewhere between two and forty-five bedrooms. Just make sure the plans are such that the bedrooms can be easily added...

The 12 Bugs of Christmas – Software Developer’s Version

1. For the first bug of Christmas, my manager said to me: See if they can do it again. 2. For the second bug of Christmas, my manager said to me: Ask them how they did it and See if they can do it again. 3. For the third bug of Christmas, my manager said to me: Try to...

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