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Google Analytics Guide: 10 Actionable Tips to Boost Your Traffic and Ranking

Quality traffic is the lifeblood of your online venture. Most businesses wish they had more traffic coming to their websites. But that is not how it …

Internet Marketing

How Chinese gangs are laundering drug money through Vancouver real estate

Criminal syndicates that control chemical factories in China’s booming Guangdong province are shipping narcotics, including fentanyl, to Vancouver, …

Corruption

Why Brands Are Under Increasing Pressure to Be Transparent About What They Believe In

Some brands do everything they can to avoid political controversy. Cards Against Humanity is not one of them.<p>Last November, the maker of the …

Advertising Industry

How to Optimize Google My Business and Leverage It For More Sales

Just a few days ago, I found something that surprised me.A phone book.<i>These still exist?</i>After all, 60% of Americans use smartphones and tablets to …

Small Business

12 of the best online tools for PR pros

What tools can you not live without?<p>With so many services and platforms for researching PR opportunities, finding the right media contacts and …

Public Relations

The Instagram Guide to Affiliate Marketing

As of late 2017, Instagram boasted 800 million users who were active on a monthly basis, and growing at a clip of 100 million new users every four …

Marketing

Vancouver home sales fell twice as fast as a bank thought they would after BC NDP’s new taxes

Vancouver home sales dropped by around 30 per cent in the month after the BC NDP government introduced a plan to tackle housing affordability.<p>But the …

Canadian Real Estate

The full list of 128 US products targeted by China’s retaliatory tariffs

China has made its first move in what now looks like a trade war with the United States, following its warning on Mar. 23. In retaliation for newly announced US tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, China will impose tariffs on 128 US goods, effective today.<p>According to a list published by …

Pipelines

Twitter Announces New Additions to Twitter Partner Program, Boosting Content Options

Twitter has announced a range of additions to its official partner program, which helps advertisers to create better on-platform content.

Marketing

Google begins to roll out mobile-first indexing

Google announced this morning its “mobile-first” indexing of the web is now starting to roll out, after a year and a half of testing and experimentation. Back in 2016, Google first detailed its plan to change the way its search index operates, explaining how its algorithms would eventually be …

SEO

7 Google Algorithm Updates Every SEO Should Know by @webceonews

Here are seven of the biggest Google algorithm updates of all time - are they impacting your rankings?The post 7 Google Algorithm Updates Every SEO …

SEO

Instagram shopping has finally arrived and we’re here for it

Bye bank balance<p><b>Words by Anna Clarke</b><p>Your favourite time-zapping app, Instagram, has launched a new shopping service today. The long-awaited feature, …

eCommerce

Google, Facebook Begin Losing Market Share

While digital’s “Big 2” continue to dominate the advertising marketplace, they will be dominating it a little less in the next few years, according …

Digital Advertising

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that …

China

Zero-Result SERPs: Welcome to the Future We Should've Known Was Coming

On Wednesday, Google launched a large-scale experiment, removing organic results from a small set of searches with definitive answers such as this …

Statistics to punch up your content marketing game

Making a case for deeper investment in content marketing has never been easier.<p>Nearly every statistic you read shows that organizations that do …

3 Dividend Stocks That Thrive in Both Bull and Bear Markets

The market will go down eventually, and these three companies are well prepared for it.<p>The stock market has been on one of its longest bull runs in …

Four Audience Development Strategies To Survive Facebook's Algorithm Change

At my audience development consultancy, we’re working on a dozen brands’ Facebook presences at any given time. Over the past year, despite these brands’ investment in strategic audience development, they each witnessed a clear downward trend in referrals to their site from Facebook. Digital …

Marketing

Canada Monetary Policy to Ease If Nafta Ends: Conference Board

Employment in Canada would fall by 85,000 in the year following a dissolution of the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to the Conference …

Economy

Canada’s housing bubble is starting to burst

Soaring home prices, subprime lending, and huge debt levels have Canada on thin ice<p>Canada escaped the global financial crisis in 2008 unscathed relative to much of the developed world, but after 15 years of virtually uninterrupted home price appreciation, America’s neighbor to the north might be …

Commercial Real Estate: Industrial vacancy rates plummet in Victoria and Kelowna

It is becoming just as tough for companies in Victoria and Kelowna to find industrial space as it is in Metro Vancouver, according to a new report …

SEO opportunity still there for PR agencies. But will they take it?

<i>Just over a year ago, I argued that the</i> <i>UK PR industry was missing the search engine optimisation (SEO) boat</i> <i>as data implied the number of agencies</i> …

Emperor Xi's China Is Done Biding Its Time

A Q&A with former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who is going to school on the Chinese president.<p>Mao Zedong once insisted that "the people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history." Then again, he's also the guy who said that poverty is good, a world war is …

China

Trump’s surprise tariffs horrified markets, Republicans, and America’s closest ally

Donald Trump has been obsessed with “fixing” US trade since he took to the campaign trail. Today, he unexpectedly announced that he’d use a blunt instrument to protect US steel and aluminum manufacturers—massive tariffs, on imports from all countries, for an indefinite period of time.<p>While Trump …

With Lumber in Short Supply, Record Costs Set to Juice Home Prices

A lumber shortage has pushed prices to record highs as builders stock up for what is expected to be one of the busiest construction seasons in years.<p>Builders say the higher lumber costs are making homes more expensive. Lumber prices started rising last year after fires destroyed prime forests and a …

House Prices

Highlights from federal budget tabled Tuesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau

OTTAWA _ Highlights from the federal Liberal budget tabled Tuesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau:<p>• "Proactive'' pay equity legislation, as well as …

Key Takeaways from Canada’s 2018-19 Federal Budget

The Trudeau government released its 2018-19 budget Tuesday in Ottawa, with a fiscal track largely in line with what Canadian Finance Minister Bill …

Canada

Canada Budget Has Changes To Small-Business Tax Rules, More Money To Crack Down On Tax Cheats

The changes, which won't start right away, are expected to bring in $925 million a year by the 2022-23 fiscal year.<p>OTTAWA — The Liberal government …

Trump claimed credit for rising stock prices. Now he owns their fall — and a possible recession

Until the recent downturn, the soaring U.S. stock market had been one of President Trump’s favorite topics.<p>He’s tweeted more than 60 times since his election about new highs and frequently touted the gains in public comments.<p>“The stock market is smashing one record after another, and has added more …