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SEO & SEM: What are They & What’s the Difference?

SEO & SEM: What are They & What’s the Difference?

You may have seen these two terms floating around online: SEO and SEM. Aside from the one letter at the end of each word, there’s no difference between them, is what you may be thinking. Right? Not so! SEO and SEM are actually very different from one...

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The Best Questions to Ask Yourself When Developing Your Brand

The Best Questions to Ask Yourself When Developing Your Brand

A brand is fundamental to a business’s success. Its message, the colours, its position—all of this and more matters when you’re developing one. That’s why it’s so baffling to see businesses take all the wrong steps to create a brand by first spending more...

Why E-mail Marketing is Worth Your Time and Money

Why E-mail Marketing is Worth Your Time and Money

Ah, e-mail…it’s so easy to hit ‘send’ after typing out a letter to your loved ones, isn’t it? It certainly beats having to send mail via bird carrier. While receiving post via bird works out in books a la Harry Potter, e-mail is the go-to option to send...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

5 Big No-no’s When Using LinkedIn for Social Media Marketing

5 Big No-no’s When Using LinkedIn for Social Media Marketing

LinkedIn is an awesome social media tool to have when you own or are part of a business-to-business (B2B) company. It’s increasingly becoming one of the best platforms for social media marketing campaigns aside from the usual giants (Facebook and Twitter)....

The Top 3 Benefits of Using Google+ for Your Business

The Top 3 Benefits of Using Google+ for Your Business

We hear a lot about how Google+ is a “useless” social media platform. In some ways the people making this claim are correct. However, our reasoning is completely different from theirs: we think it’s because they don’t know how to use the platform properly....

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...

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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