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What the $%&! Are Hashtags? what-are-hashtags
#These #Are #Hashtags. But that’s not how to properly use them. If you have been hiding under a rock for the past few years, hashtags use the “pound” or “number” symbol (#) to help categorize social media content, making it easier for users to find related content. Hashtags allows web search engines to categorize messages, […]
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14 Jul, 2017
winter-wunderland Six Ways to Boost Seasonal Sales On Your Site
Winter is drawing nearer. For a lot of us, that means a few different things: it’s time to bundle up, make hot cocoa, and best of all, prepare for the excitement of the holiday season! The holidays can be joyful, but there’s also a lot of stress this time of year. There’s a lot to […]
17 Dec, 2016
web design The 2016 GILMEDIA Presidential Web Design Showdown
It’s the showdown of the century. The greatest political battle of recent years is headed our way. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are about to go head to head in the most publicly discussed political showdown ever. And, no, we are not talking about the U.S Presidency. Instead, Gilmedia is more interested in looking at […]
26 Oct, 2016
Web design mistakes that make you look like an amateur
The whole point of designing a website is to represent your brand online. It is, therefore, essential that you put your best foot forward so that visitors see you as an expert and a professional. When a potential client visits your website, there are several factors that will show them just how serious you are. […]
15 Apr, 2016
google-panda-gilmedia-seo-services Surviving Google’s latest Panda update
Google is regularly updating its algorithms and, while most of the minor updates go unnoticed, the major ones can have significant side effects. For those who find themselves on the right side of the update, it will be to your advantage. Any websites that do not comply will face penalties, and this will affect their […]
27 Jan, 2016
web design programs ontario Website Design Program in Ontario
So you want to become a web designer? The first step is gaining the knowledge and skills required to becoming a successful designer in today’s industry. Working with seasoned instructors as well as like-minded peers will help you hone your skills creatively and practically, shaping you into an industry professional. Below, find a comprehensive list […]
16 Mar, 2015
website design trends 2015 Emerging Trends in Website Design for 2015
Look out 2015 – there are several new and emerging website design trends that are taking the design world by storm. Already seen in implementation in late 2014, there is growing emphasis being placed on the following design elements, among others. Always dynamic, website design is an ever-changing realm that sees emerging trends year after […]
30 Jan, 2015
google-partnership Gilmedia’s Google Partnership
Gilmedia is now a Google-certified Internet marketing agency. Get the most out of your online advertising by partnering with Gilmedia, a Google-certified agency, specialized in building your online presence. As a Google Partner, Gilmedia has been comprehensively trained in Google Adwords and Analytics to ensure that we are promoting your brand as effectively and economically […]
3 Dec, 2016
big-fish-small-fish Big Fish/Little Fish – How To Get More Twitter Followers
Big Fish/Little Fish Or, How to Get More Twitter Followers If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Well… Let’s take this age-old philosophical thought experiment and redirect it towards new Internet communications. Does online content really exist if there is no audience to witness it? Maybe. But […]
18 Aug, 2016
Why communication through social media is no longer optional?
  Social media started out as little more than a bit of fun. Once the user numbers grew, businesses began to realize its true potential and started creating company pages. Although this was first seen as a means of marketing products and services, it became clear that social media users expect far more from businesses […]
1 Apr, 2016
Google mobile update news 2015 Google’s Major Algorithm Update Comes April 21st
Mark your calendars, designers. On April 21st Google will be releasing a major algorithm update, which could jeopardize your website’s search ranking. The Update The update will favour mobile-friendly sites, to better cater to the ever-growing number of mobile users. Sites that currently rank on the first page of a Google search may be bumped […]
20 Mar, 2015
Business for your business The Importance of Reviews and Testimonials
Having previous clients review your work is one of the best ways to sway the opinions of future customers. After all, a business can say all it wants about how great it is, but none of it is credible without consensus from paying customers that have actually gotten goods or services from your business. The […]
25 Feb, 2015
Google Notifying Websites Re: Mobile Usability Google Notifying Websites Re: Mobile Usability
Google has recently begun sending out emails regarding mobile usability issues on various websites. Guess what? If your site simply scales down when viewed on a small screen, such as a phone or tablet, there could be serious ranking repercussions, according to Google. The most recent round of emails comes as Google continues to develop […]
30 Jan, 2015
what-are-hashtags What the $%&! Are Hashtags?
#These #Are #Hashtags. But that’s not how to properly use them. If you have been hiding under a rock for the past few years, hashtags use the “pound” or “number” symbol (#) to help categorize social media content, making it easier for users to find related content. Hashtags allows web search engines to categorize messages, […]
14 Jul, 2017
winter-wunderland Six Ways to Boost Seasonal Sales On Your Site
Winter is drawing nearer. For a lot of us, that means a few different things: it’s time to bundle up, make hot cocoa, and best of all, prepare for the excitement of the holiday season! The holidays can be joyful, but there’s also a lot of stress this time of year. There’s a lot to […]
17 Dec, 2016
google-partnership Gilmedia’s Google Partnership
Gilmedia is now a Google-certified Internet marketing agency. Get the most out of your online advertising by partnering with Gilmedia, a Google-certified agency, specialized in building your online presence. As a Google Partner, Gilmedia has been comprehensively trained in Google Adwords and Analytics to ensure that we are promoting your brand as effectively and economically […]
3 Dec, 2016
web design The 2016 GILMEDIA Presidential Web Design Showdown
It’s the showdown of the century. The greatest political battle of recent years is headed our way. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are about to go head to head in the most publicly discussed political showdown ever. And, no, we are not talking about the U.S Presidency. Instead, Gilmedia is more interested in looking at […]
26 Oct, 2016
big-fish-small-fish Big Fish/Little Fish – How To Get More Twitter Followers
Big Fish/Little Fish Or, How to Get More Twitter Followers If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Well… Let’s take this age-old philosophical thought experiment and redirect it towards new Internet communications. Does online content really exist if there is no audience to witness it? Maybe. But […]
18 Aug, 2016
Web design mistakes that make you look like an amateur
The whole point of designing a website is to represent your brand online. It is, therefore, essential that you put your best foot forward so that visitors see you as an expert and a professional. When a potential client visits your website, there are several factors that will show them just how serious you are. […]
15 Apr, 2016
Why communication through social media is no longer optional?
  Social media started out as little more than a bit of fun. Once the user numbers grew, businesses began to realize its true potential and started creating company pages. Although this was first seen as a means of marketing products and services, it became clear that social media users expect far more from businesses […]
1 Apr, 2016
google-panda-gilmedia-seo-services Surviving Google’s latest Panda update
Google is regularly updating its algorithms and, while most of the minor updates go unnoticed, the major ones can have significant side effects. For those who find themselves on the right side of the update, it will be to your advantage. Any websites that do not comply will face penalties, and this will affect their […]
27 Jan, 2016
Google mobile update news 2015 Google’s Major Algorithm Update Comes April 21st
Mark your calendars, designers. On April 21st Google will be releasing a major algorithm update, which could jeopardize your website’s search ranking. The Update The update will favour mobile-friendly sites, to better cater to the ever-growing number of mobile users. Sites that currently rank on the first page of a Google search may be bumped […]
20 Mar, 2015
web design programs ontario Website Design Program in Ontario
So you want to become a web designer? The first step is gaining the knowledge and skills required to becoming a successful designer in today’s industry. Working with seasoned instructors as well as like-minded peers will help you hone your skills creatively and practically, shaping you into an industry professional. Below, find a comprehensive list […]
16 Mar, 2015
Business for your business The Importance of Reviews and Testimonials
Having previous clients review your work is one of the best ways to sway the opinions of future customers. After all, a business can say all it wants about how great it is, but none of it is credible without consensus from paying customers that have actually gotten goods or services from your business. The […]
25 Feb, 2015
website design trends 2015 Emerging Trends in Website Design for 2015
Look out 2015 – there are several new and emerging website design trends that are taking the design world by storm. Already seen in implementation in late 2014, there is growing emphasis being placed on the following design elements, among others. Always dynamic, website design is an ever-changing realm that sees emerging trends year after […]
30 Jan, 2015
Google Notifying Websites Re: Mobile Usability Google Notifying Websites Re: Mobile Usability
Google has recently begun sending out emails regarding mobile usability issues on various websites. Guess what? If your site simply scales down when viewed on a small screen, such as a phone or tablet, there could be serious ranking repercussions, according to Google. The most recent round of emails comes as Google continues to develop […]
30 Jan, 2015
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