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SEO & HTTPS, Should You Make the Move?

What Is HTTPS, Anyway? HTTPS stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure, it’s a variation of the popular HTTP used to transfer web pages across the internet. The difference is that HTTPS adds a layer of security by encrypting the data. Why Should You Care About HTTPS? Google has come out and said that sites...  Read More

Samantha Goettel

Why Google Ended Authorship & What To Do Now

What was Google Authorship? When I attended the Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West in March of 2013, all anyone could talk about was Google Authorship. “This is the way of the future! It’s not just websites that can gain authority, but people as well.” These comments could be heard all around me. The benefit of...  Read More

Samantha Goettel

Get On Board With Ad Extensions

What are Ad Extensions? We all want our ads to stand out from the crowd, and one simple way of doing this online is taking full advantage of Ad Extensions available for your Google AdWords search advertising campaigns. Ad Extensions are a feature that enrich your ads and help them stand out by providing more...  Read More

Shauna Heryford

Rethinking Recruitment for Alberta Oil & Gas Jobs

How Online Marketing Can Help Alberta Companies Recruit Smarter The caption under a recent headline by Maclean’s magazine about the best-paying, most hire-happy industries in Canada reads: Why you should learn math and move to Alberta. Working and living in Alberta, we’re all well aware of the challenges Alberta’s companies in the oil and gas...  Read More

Bryan Smith

Duplicate Google+ Pages? Here’s A Quick Fix

If you’ve been following our recent posts, you will notice we have become a bit obsessed over solving our duplicate Google+ page issue. In January we addressed the duplicate page problem and how, despite the number of blog posts claiming otherwise, it was not possible to merge your Google+ brand page and your duplicate Google...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

Everything You Need To Know About CASL (Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation)

Canada is cracking down on spam. We’re only one of the last countries to join the anti-spam game, so as proof that the politicians are really serious about this, they decided to come up with the most stringent, vague, and overly-broad laws that could possibly be conceived. Luckily, most of the regulations don’t apply to...  Read More

Alyana Angus

Our Newest Team Members

Over the last few months, we have been very happy to welcome two new members to the Bluetrain team. Learn more about the new kids on the block, and be sure to add them to your social media circles. (They say the darnest things!) Shree Govindarajan, Account Manager Shree comes to us from the University...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

5 Ways To Kill Your Site

Okay, so we’re being deliberately facetious with the headline of this post (obviously nobody wants to kill their site), but just in case you were curious about what not to do, here is a list of 5 things that could potentially hurt the success of your site. 1. Ignore Mobile It’s old news that having...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

Bluetrain’s New Digs

Last Wednesday, after several hectic months of renovations and design decisions, the Bluetrain team finally packed up their things and said goodbye to the office on Pembina Road. Those of you who have Bluetrain on Facebook know that we’ve been positively giddy with anticipation over the new office, but now that we’re here I have...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

Battle of the Sexes: How Men and Women Use Social Media

An infographic from Internet Service Providers displays super interesting data regarding social media usage between men and women. Apparently, women prefer Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest (surprise, surprise) over all the other social networking sites. Men prefer Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube. According to this data, women do 62% of the sharing on Facebook although 80% of...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

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