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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

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend iMEDIA 2014

Have you heard about iMEDIA yet? If not, let me fill you in. Here are the top five reasons why you should attend iMEDIA 2014. 1. It’s a local event uber-focused on social media education. iMEDIA is a relatively small, local conference that brings together small business owners and corporate marketing managers for a day...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

How to Make Content Go Viral

I read this post today because I thought I would learn something applicable to my job as content marketer at Bluetrain. The headline grabbed my attention right away: How to Make Viral Content: 9 Tips from the Greatest Viral Content Genius on the Planet. I thought: “Great! I’ll learn some cool tips for making amazing...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

What To Do If You Are Confused About Google+ and Google Places

A few weeks ago, my manager Shauna Heryford asked me to create a Google Places listing for Bluetrain and merge it with our Google+ page. As I began researching how to do this, I quickly realized that it was not actually possible at the moment despite the plethora of “how-to” articles on the subject. I actually...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

Read This Before Trying to Merge Your Google Places and Google+

Disclaimer: I have recently found new information since writing this post that I would like to refer readers to. This post is not incorrect, but the latest post outlines strategies for sorting out this whole Google Places/Google+ mess by Mike Blumenthal who is an authority on Local Search and Google Maps. This is the definitive...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

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