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Why do I need SEO (Search Engine Optimization)?

Web Design & SEO
Search Engine Optimization is the science behind getting your website as near to the top of the search engine results as possible and keeping it there. In todays world the internet is playing a bigger part than ever before in people's lives. Most likely if someone is searching for something, from Auto repair to massage therapy to scrapbooking supplies, they will use the internet. There is no doubt it can be a great way to increase your business, and is vital in today's world. In order to effectively mount an auto pilot SEO, you need to answer a few key questions: -Who are the people I am trying to reach -What are those people typing into their search engine when trying to find the services I offer? -What is my…
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Upgrade or Replace?

Computers
In the course of providing small business computer support, I am faced with that question quite often. Is it worth it to repair or upgrade the computer or should I just get a new one. The answer is, it depends. There really is no simple answer and it will be different for each small business, but you may want to consider the following: -How much is the repair or upgrade going to cost? Surely that is one of the most, if not the most important question. And the consultant you are dealing with should be able to give you a pretty solid ballpark on that. Once you know the cost of the repair you can compare it to the cost of replacement. -What are the current prices like for a…
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Microsoft Security Essentials

Computers
I wanted to let you all know about a great news entry into the PC anti-virus world: Microsoft Security Essentials (http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/). I have been using this program on home based computers for the last few months and I find it has all of the characteristics I look for in an Anti-virus program: simple interface, doesn't chew up resources, and basically stays out of my way. One of the biggest problems I see out there in the AV world is the propensity for a company who has a decent product to go overboard and create a bloated program that scans every move I make on the pc to the point where the computer is so slow it is almost unuseable (Hello Norton!). If you follow the general tips in my post…
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My New Media Centre Setup

Home Entertainment
My wife and I try our best to live a pretty prudent lifestyle. We don't have to have the biggest house, or the fanciest car. We search for sales and bargains wherever we can. And every so often we review our bills to see if there is anywhere we can save a few bucks.  Recently I was telling her how I was reading on a forum I frequent that many people in my area are switching to antenna for their TV signal. When I think of antenna television, my mind goes to nights in Muskoka as a child watching the one channel (CKVR anyone?). Well this is a long way from that. These days if you are lucky in your geographical location, you can probably get anywhere from 5 to…
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Welcome

Computers
Thank you for coming to check out our blog. We hope that this will be a site you visit often for tips and tutorials on some of the issues that face us these days with rapidly changing technology. Please feel free to ask questions, suggest topics, and give us feedback on how we are doing. Here's hoping you come back often and benefit from the information provided here. Thank You
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Keeping Your Computer Secure

Computers
We all know the rule of thumb around emails: don't open them unless you know the source. Unfortunately today that is not enough to keep your computer secure. There are many different types of people out there trying to infiltrate your computer. We need to stack the odds in your favour by following a few simple, not too expensive suggestions. 1) Make sure you have a router. It used to be that people would only have a router because they wanted to have multiple computers attached to their internet connection. While that is still a great benefit to having a router, especially a wireless router now that we all have laptops and Ipads, I recommend that even people with 1 computer get a router. Why? Because it is probably the…
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