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3 Ways Google Analytics Can Help Your Business Get Results

When most people think about Google Analytics, the first reports that jump to mind are often basic metrics like: Visits (or sessions) Pageviews Bounce rate Visit duration Chances are you’re already tracking these indicators, but they aren’t telling you much. So which reports are actually going to generate valuable insights and results for your business?...  Read More

Shannon Young

Bluetrain Earns a Premier Google Partner Badge

Just when we thought we had left our Brownie and Boy Scout badge-wearing days behind us, Google has bestowed us with our very own Premier Google Partner Badge. They like us. They really like us! What does it mean? The Premier Google Partner badge highlights Bluetrain’s expertise and represents our team’s dedication to growth, excellence,...  Read More

Alyce Kominetsky

Bluetrain President Receives a 2016 Business in Edmonton Leaders Award

Bluetrain would like to congratulate Bryan Smith on his 2016 Business in Edmonton Leaders Award from Business in Edmonton Magazine! Recipients are chosen by an independent panel of judges based on business success, contribution to the community through philanthropic efforts and dedication to their industry. Bryan has built an innovative and successful company that has...  Read More

Alyce Kominetsky

Novelty Biases: Why “Shiny and New” Wins out over “Tested and True”

Have you ever wondered why people are perpetually drawn to the latest and greatest products? Whether it’s the latest model of a hot car, a recently updated iPhone, or even a new pair of shoes, it seems that “shiny and new” always wins out over “tested and true”. According to research out of Belgium, our...  Read More

Alyce Kominetsky

Why 22% of Edmonton’s Population Simply Ignore Traditional Advertising

If you’re in marketing (or HR for that matter) you’ve likely been served a multitude of articles inviting you to learn more about the so-called “millennial mindset”. And while the “millennial” concept is a loose one at best (replace the word “millennial” with “young person” and you’ll notice that a lot of the same psychographic characteristics still...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

3 Common Misconceptions About Content

It’s no secret that good content boosts Google rankings, drives website traffic, and of course, makes users very happy. However, damaging misconceptions are holding some organizations back when it comes to creating great content. Aside from addressing what it really takes to create awesome content, today’s post contains a content lesson our team learned the...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

21 Questions with Terresa, Bluetrain’s New Account Manager

This week on the blog, I sat down to play 21 Questions with Terresa, Bluetrain’s latest team member and account manager. Learn about Terresa’s reasons for moving to the U.K. when she was just 17 years old, about her fascinating experiences working in contextual advertising in London, New York, and Singapore, and why, after all...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

XML vs HTML Sitemaps: What’s the Difference?

Every website has two types of users: The humans: and the machines: Web crawlers (also known as spiders, bots or automatic indexers) use XML Sitemaps to create search engine indexes. Human users use HTML Sitemaps to navigate websites. Does your website need both types of Sitemaps? Let’s find out! What is an XML Sitemap? When...  Read More

Glenn Walker

A Beefy Issue: What Alberta Marketers Can Learn From #BoycottEarls

After an intense week of social media onslaught, Earls has reversed its decision to source only Certified Humane® meat and cut out Alberta beef in the process. Instead, the company will be working closely with Canadian ranchers and certifiers to supply its kitchens with meat that is humane and local. A real win-win for both...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

See What Happened When Google Sent Our Team a Paint Nite Kit [Time-Lapse Video]

First off, thank you, Google, for sending us this wonderful paint nite kit! Our team thoroughly enjoyed it during last month’s team social and were extremely proud of the “art” we managed to create.   Some highlights of the afternoon included: seeing Bryan in a smock, watching Glenn paint an interesting picture then proceed to...  Read More

Jodie Worobec

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