Save the #Hashtag!

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As Twitter continues to grow as a platform for social media and business marketing, the uses of hashtags increase in number as well as length. However, in a recent study conducted by Twitter, hashtags tend to distract the audience as they are given too many clickable items within a tweet. This decreases the chances of them connecting with tweets outside of the account. This is not to say to eliminate hashtags altogether, but rather to be more choosy about where or when to use them. Twitter’s Anne Mercogliano noted that if the user wanted to join a conversation, the use of a hashtag should be n...

How to Enhance Your Website for Mobile-Friendly Use

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...

Simplifying cloud storage services

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Cloud/CanadianWeb Hosting With so many cloud storage options on the market, the services we use often overlap. It’s not uncommon to have an account on Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Amazon Cloud Drive, and then be registered for some backup services like Backblaze or Mozy. Others rotate between storing their photos on Flickr or SmugMug. But how do we choose the right service to store our data? Or a better question – what services do we actually need? Some of the services mentioned above are free to use, but often with limited data. Some are inexpensive for a lot of storage, bu...

How WhatsApp Violated Canadian Privacy Law? Unencrypted messages.

Canadians know that we have much stricter online privacy laws than most of our counterparts around the world and with that said, as a company, Canadian Web Hosting, always follows and keeps track of stories that breach our Canadians laws. Why? Because Canadian people and Canadians businesses care very much about where their own data are stored which is right here on Canadian soil. Both of our data centres are located in Vancouver, BC, and Toronto, ON and as you can imagine, we pride ourselves in protecting our customers' data very seriously. Your online data. Now, if you are the kind of...

Several Facts about Instagram that You Might Not Know

Lately, we've been seeing more and more Instagram pictures on our Twitter feed (@cawebhosting) and because of that, we wanted to continue this conversation related to online visual content following our recent article on how you can utilize infographics as a link building tool. If you are reading this post, you most likely know about Instagram and probably are a user yourself. Instagram is a very simple, free smartphone photo sharing application that uses optional filters to make original, sometimes, boring looking pictures into beautiful artwork. Then, depending on you, you can geolocate your...