Toronto

Local Search | Google My Business

What are local search results? Local results display prominently at the top of search results right below paid ads and depending on your search term often before any organic search results! Local results show a number of local business on a map and include additional information about those businesses. Google will display business listings to users… Read more Local Search | Google My Business

Should .to domains be used in Toronto?

As the domain name space gets exhausted, people are getting creative. Torontonians wanting to focus their business locally may like the idea of using the .to extension. I certainly did BUT… there is a big SEO problem with doing this. Just as the .ca is the Internet country code top-level domain for Canada, .to is… Read more Should .to domains be used in Toronto?

Mobile Workshop – Ladies Learning Code

I attended the first Ladies Learning Code Mobile Workshop on January 28th. Ladies Learning Code is a women-run not-for-profit group working to empower women in Toronto to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way. Courses currently include HTML & CSS, WordPress, Ruby, Javascript, the new Mobile Workshop and coming later this… Read more Mobile Workshop – Ladies Learning Code

SEO for WordPress – WordCamp Toronto 2011

Today I spoke about search engine optimization at WordCamp Toronto, a WordPress conference.  Here are my slides from my presentation “SEO for WordPress: How to do better in Google”. I realize that in my talk I inadvertently skipped over Google Plus. Here is what I intended to discuss – +1 and it’s effect on SEO… Read more SEO for WordPress – WordCamp Toronto 2011

Why I decided to speak at WordCamp Toronto 2011

I’m speaking at WordCamp Toronto next Saturday and I’ll be part of a team offering a free hands-on WordPress workshop for beginners on Sunday. The WordCamp organizers asked the speakers to fill out a questionnaire. One of the questions asked was “Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Toronto?“. I gave them the short… Read more Why I decided to speak at WordCamp Toronto 2011

WordPress Toronto Meetup Group – #wpto

There are many advantages to being self-employed, although working alone from a home office can be isolating.  I talk to and meet with clients regularly, still I also feel the need to connect with other Web Design Professionals.  Through the web I am able to have virtual conversations but I really value face-to-face interactions. What… Read more WordPress Toronto Meetup Group – #wpto

1000 Awesome Things – A Blogging Success Story

A few weeks ago I attended WordCamp Toronto.  I really enjoyed the Blogging Success stories that were featured between the presentations.  This week I read about a Toronto blogger, Neil Pasricha, who has an awesome success story. THE BLOG: 1000 Awesome Things On June 20, 2008 Neil Pasricha started his blog http://1000awesomethings.com.  1000 Awesome Things is updated every weekday with… Read more 1000 Awesome Things – A Blogging Success Story