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...

We all thought “BAE” meant “Bacon and Eggs”, but here is what it really means!

When you have a 140-150-character limit for status updates on social media platforms, acronyms seem customary. Acronyms have evolved and now play a big role in everyday situations, such as in business meetings, marketing or sales reports, and in IT teams. SproutSocial, a leading media management platform, put together this comprehensive and fun list of acronyms where you will find Network-Specific acronyms, Business acronyms, The Technical Term acronyms, and Just for Fun acronyms.   About Canadian Web Hosting Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting has been providing a 100% all Canadian s...

How to drive traffic to your links and promote your link baits

With everyone putting out great content these days, how can we promote our links effectively? Here are some strategies that have worked for us: Promote with paid Tweets. There are services that allow promotion of specific tweets for a set fee (e.g. PaidPerTweet) and connects your tweet with users who can retweet the content. Another way is go through Twitter’s Promoted Ads service. All you have to do is set a budget, choose your audience, and watch as your tweet reach more people through promotion. Use Facebook. If you have a large group of followers on your personal Facebook or b...

Canadian Web Hosting attends TEDxVan

We had the pleasure of attending TEDxVancouver 2014 last weekend. “TEDx” is an independently organized TED event that combines live speakers and TEDTalks videos. This morning at Queen Elizabeth Theatre #TedxVan #ideasworthsharing — Canadian Web Hosting (@cawebhosting) October 18, 2014 Themed “TILT” this year, TEDxVan brought in a panel of speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, telling inspiring stories and sharing their “TILT” moment. This series of talks focused on transformation and changing perspectives. TEDxVan hoped to motivate the audience to step out ...

Social Media Week Vancouver 2012: Engagement, Authenticity, and Content

It's the fall...and it's time to get social! About Social Media Week 2012 On September 24-28, 2012, the Socialized team brought us Social Media Week Vancouver for the second year in a row. Social Media Week Vancouver in 2011 was a great hit and this year, they once again delivered another jam packed schedule including insightful talks and panels covering anything from crisis management, storytelling, business blogging, social media strategies to a media conference featuring Gary Vaynerchuck, social CEO's and their practices, even the Dragon's Den summit and more. This fall, 13 differen...