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Pros & Cons of Running an Ecommerce Website for Your Business

Pros & Cons of Running an Ecommerce Website for Your Business

The desire to own and run an ecommerce website for business purposes is not going to stop anytime. If you’ve got a product—or rather, a big lineup of products—to sell, and possibly even a store to sell them in, then running an ecommerce website seems like...

What Your School’s New Website Needs

What Your School’s New Website Needs

School websites have their own specific purpose to their ‘customers’—only in this case, the customers are the students, their parents, teachers, and faculty members. These websites need to do a few things for people: 1) educate (that goes without saying),...

10 Tech Issues Avoided When Your Website’s Maintained

10 Tech Issues Avoided When Your Website’s Maintained

Ever heard of the phrase “Wow, I dodged that bullet!”? That’s the kind of phrase one may use when they either do or do not do something in their past, and then years later realize that may have been the best decision they made—even if it didn’t feel like...

Things We Want Every Business Owner to Know About Their Website

Things We Want Every Business Owner to Know About Their Website

Working within the website industry since the 90s comes with a lot of knowledge and on-the-job education as time goes on. One thing we’ve learned is that not many people know how best to use a website for their business until something goes wrong!We care...

Design

5 Ways to Ensure Your Winery Website Stands Out Amidst Competition

5 Ways to Ensure Your Winery Website Stands Out Amidst Competition

Summer is the season of the grape for wine lovers! Something about the sunshine brings out every wine aficionado, many of whom spend their summer months going on a winery tour or two (or three, or four…or five…). One of the great things about some of the...

Pros & Cons of Running an Ecommerce Website for Your Business

Pros & Cons of Running an Ecommerce Website for Your Business

The desire to own and run an ecommerce website for business purposes is not going to stop anytime. If you’ve got a product—or rather, a big lineup of products—to sell, and possibly even a store to sell them in, then running an ecommerce website seems like...

What Your School’s New Website Needs

What Your School’s New Website Needs

School websites have their own specific purpose to their ‘customers’—only in this case, the customers are the students, their parents, teachers, and faculty members. These websites need to do a few things for people: 1) educate (that goes without saying),...

Things We Want Every Business Owner to Know About Their Website

Things We Want Every Business Owner to Know About Their Website

Working within the website industry since the 90s comes with a lot of knowledge and on-the-job education as time goes on. One thing we’ve learned is that not many people know how best to use a website for their business until something goes wrong!We care...

Terms Your Business Needs to Know About Branding

Terms Your Business Needs to Know About Branding

We may have mentioned this before already, but a lot of business owners tend to use jargon daily since they’ve grown accustomed to their field so much. Sadly, we’re no different! Unless you’re an expert in marketing and web design, all of the terms we use...

How To

5 Good Reasons to Keep Your Website Maintained

5 Good Reasons to Keep Your Website Maintained

Are you a business owner who is in charge of managing your company’s website? Perhaps your website is an ecommerce one and you’re keen on getting as many customers per day as humanly possible. If you are, then you already know that running a website is a...

How to Get New and Good Reviews for Your Business

How to Get New and Good Reviews for Your Business

Reviews are one of the best ways to grow your business and promote it in a positive light online. Negative reviews or comments are sadly inevitable with any business, according to _, but that does not mean you have to accept only those! Too much negative...

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Business’s Website

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Business’s Website

We understand that it takes a lot of work, time, and money to build a website from the ground up, especially if you’re just not happy with your business’s website right now. It can be frustrating to watch your site do nothing but collect bot traffic and...

How to Choose a Design for Your Business’s Website

How to Choose a Design for Your Business’s Website

If you want a website for your business you can be proud of, you need to have the best overall design that suits it.  Many people will choose a WordPress template that is pre-made in the hopes that it will save them time and money.  Many times, if you want...

Security

The Risks You Take When You Don’t Update Your Business Website

The Risks You Take When You Don’t Update Your Business Website

It continues to blow our minds seeing so many business websites have the same featured mistake as others. The mistake in question? They haven’t been updated in terms of security—nor is maintenance regularly performed. And then people wonder why things go...

5 Good Reasons to Keep Your Website Maintained

5 Good Reasons to Keep Your Website Maintained

Are you a business owner who is in charge of managing your company’s website? Perhaps your website is an ecommerce one and you’re keen on getting as many customers per day as humanly possible. If you are, then you already know that running a website is a...

Spring Cleaning Checklists for Websites & Content Marketing

Spring Cleaning Checklists for Websites & Content Marketing

Spring is finally drawing near, which means there’s not only fun holidays to look forward to such as St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, but also the less than fun (depending on who you’re talking to) activity: spring cleaning.We’re not talking about your home,...

Why WordPress Updates Should be Manual, Not Automated

Why WordPress Updates Should be Manual, Not Automated

Sometimes when it comes to tasks such as site maintenance, it feels easier to go the fast route by applying automatic updates to your website. If it’s a Wordpress installation, many of these updates are set to run automatically from the get-go; that’s how...

How to Identify Cyber Threats to Your Business

How to Identify Cyber Threats to Your Business

Top-notch security and site maintenance are services we are proud to provide at V3 Media for good reason. The biggest reason is we care about the well-being of every client we build and develop a website for. Unfortunately, we’ve encountered some cases...

Humour

The Worst Websites of 2018 (& What We Can Learn From Them)

The Worst Websites of 2018 (& What We Can Learn From Them)

If you still haven’t updated your website, or looked into adding any online marketing strategies such as artificial intelligence, don’t worry too much about the latter (but do worry about the former, i.e. updating the website—here’s why). In fact, not every business...

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...

Social Media

Does Every Business Need a Blog? (The Answer is Yes, and Here’s Why)

Does Every Business Need a Blog? (The Answer is Yes, and Here’s Why)

If your business has a website, it needs a blog. You may be wondering, “Does every business really need to have a blog though?” (In addition you might also be thinking things like “I don’t have time for that” or “It’s not worth it”—here’s why that train of...

The 5 Purposes of a Website’s Existence (And Why You Need One)

The 5 Purposes of a Website’s Existence (And Why You Need One)

Sometimes it’s a good idea to return to basics, especially if you’ve ever wondered about the why of a website’s existence, not just the when or how it’s going to be built. Each website we build for our clients is unique, but ultimately it must serve some...

Google+ is Leaving! Here’s What You Need to Know

Google+ is Leaving! Here’s What You Need to Know

No, you did not read that headline wrong. Ladies and gentlemen, Google+ will be shutting down permanently in April 2019.We can already tell what some of your responses may be:“Finally!”“What’s that again?”“I never used it, so why should it matter?”(A few...

How to Be More Responsive Online

How to Be More Responsive Online

What is the goal of your business? It’s a very important question, for sure. However, there’s one of greater significance we need you to really think about: how do you want to accomplish your goal? One good way to fulfill said goal is to become more responsive online....

Marketing

5 Ways to Ensure Your Winery Website Stands Out Amidst Competition

5 Ways to Ensure Your Winery Website Stands Out Amidst Competition

Summer is the season of the grape for wine lovers! Something about the sunshine brings out every wine aficionado, many of whom spend their summer months going on a winery tour or two (or three, or four…or five…). One of the great things about some of the...

Pros & Cons of Running an Ecommerce Website for Your Business

Pros & Cons of Running an Ecommerce Website for Your Business

The desire to own and run an ecommerce website for business purposes is not going to stop anytime. If you’ve got a product—or rather, a big lineup of products—to sell, and possibly even a store to sell them in, then running an ecommerce website seems like...

Things We Want Every Business Owner to Know About Their Website

Things We Want Every Business Owner to Know About Their Website

Working within the website industry since the 90s comes with a lot of knowledge and on-the-job education as time goes on. One thing we’ve learned is that not many people know how best to use a website for their business until something goes wrong!We care...

What is Off Page SEO? (Plus, Why It Matters)

What is Off Page SEO? (Plus, Why It Matters)

When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), there’s no shortage of questions to ask because it’s such a prominent part of website development, but its rules change so frequently that it’s hard to understand if you’re new to it. We’re sure you may...

Terms Your Business Needs to Know About Branding

Terms Your Business Needs to Know About Branding

We may have mentioned this before already, but a lot of business owners tend to use jargon daily since they’ve grown accustomed to their field so much. Sadly, we’re no different! Unless you’re an expert in marketing and web design, all of the terms we use...

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