We volunteered at the annual UGM BBQ!

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A few blog posts ago, we mentioned that we were sponsoring Union Gospel Mission (UGM) for their annual Downtown Eastside BBQ that took place this past weekend, July 18th, 2015. Here is a little re-cap of the day!                     Five members of the Canadian Web Hosting team arrived at the local Oppenheimer Park in the morning to assist the staff with set up and preparation of food. UGM was prepared to serve 5,000 meals between 11:00AM – 3:30PM. Each meal that were to be handed out would include a burg...
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What is PIPEDA?!

There have been a lot of opinions, whether it has been verbal or printed, revolving around data custody and Canadian users, businesses and enterprise hoping to house data physically within Canada. This has continued to be a growing matter because data is subject to foreign laws if it is physically stored in a U.S.based cloud (i.e., The Patriot Act) and will thus fall out of Canadian protection. However, many organizations that are migrating from a U.S.-based cloud such as AWS or Google Compute wonder, “What sort of protection their data is afforded within Canadian jurisdiction?” PIPEDA stan...
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How to Enhance Your Website for Mobile-Friendly Use

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As the number of mobile device users begins to increase, and are continuing to do so steadily, it is important to be aware that not all websites are mobile-friendly. As an organization, you must keep your followers involved and satisfied well into the future. We’ve blogged about how to ‘Qualify your site for Google’s “Mobile-friendly” icon’ (you can read about that here) but below are some tips and ideas to consider when thinking about mobile devices. Consider ‘Varying Design’ Allow for room on the website to be altered. It should also be adaptable to the width of the viewer’s web...
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Google’s ‘Search Console’ is the new Webmaster Tools

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Aiming to accommodate all tech users, Google has rebranded the Google Webmaster Tools as the new Google Search Console. Google Search Console’s product manager Michael Fink commented that the company noticed a pattern where the Webmaster tools reflected only some users (such as small business owners, programmers, designers, app developers, and webmasters) who enjoyed sharing their work online and wanted to make it available through Google Search to all users. To ensure that the Google products incorporate all individuals who care about Search, the company has decided to rebrand Google Webmaste...
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Google AdWords releases guide to help advertisers utilize its full features

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Google AdWords recently released Guide Flows, a step-by-step guide on how to fully utilize the features within AdWords for optimal advertising. The guided “tours” range from basics to specialized targeting of keywords or text ads. It also offers tips on solving common issues, such as how to correct disapproved ads or suspended websites. Check out the Guided Flows here or read Google’s announcement here. About Canadian Web Hosting Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting has been providing a 100% all Canadian service the delivers on-demand hosting solutions including Shared hosting, Virtua...
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