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How to Remove Private, Outdated, or Duplicate Content from Google

  It happens to the best marketers. You search for your website on Google and notice the search engine has indexed some pages that you would have preferred to keep private or hidden. This could include outdated information, duplicate content or content that contains sensitive or private information. Once you’ve discovered this content on Google,...  Read More

Shauna Croome

Hey, Non-profits! Get $120K Per Year in Free Advertising with Google Ad Grants

  Get the scoop on Google Ad Grants and how you can secure $10,000 per month in free advertising money for your charity or non-profit. What is Google Ad Grants? Google Ad Grants is the non-profit version of Google Adwords. Lots of people have heard of Google Adwords, which is the advertising on Google that...  Read More

Bryan Smith

Discover What’s Actually Happening on Your Website with these 4 Google Analytics Tips for Business

Do you have marketing campaigns running but aren’t sure whether they’re working or not? Fact is, if your Google Analytics isn’t properly set up, you’re likely making decisions based on incomplete information. In my role as Director of Digital Marketing, setting up robust Google Analytics programs always ranks high on my list when working with...  Read More

Glenn Walker

“Nailed It!” How to Successfully Launch a Website

Here at Bluetrain, we’ve seen our fair share of site redesigns and redevelopments… And we know just how exciting (and exhausting) the process can be! From project kick-off to the design phase to finally uploading your brand new content, the site redesign process can be a long one, which is why clients are usually super...  Read More

Alyana Angus

5 Ways to Help Local Foodies Discover Your Edmonton Eatery

So you’ve created an amazing menu, with to-die-for food and a super unique atmosphere, but you’re still wondering how to help people discover your restaurant. Well, wonder no more! Follow these digital marketing tips to help people discover, visit, and applaud your local eatery. Create a Great Website Before you start doing any real marketing,...  Read More

Shannon Young

How to Visually Organize (a lot of) Content!

Taking on a design challenge can be both exciting and daunting; aesthetic options can feel overwhelming and endless, but the following guidelines will help you gain a firm grasp on how to create a well-designed and effective graphic. Tip#1: Use a grid Before you start designing, lay down a grid on your page. You will...  Read More

Genevieve Ongaro

The Evolution of Google My Business [Infographic]

Whenever we begin working with a client on their local search engine optimization strategy, we often get a lot of questions about the many Google products used to manage their local profile. And it’s perfectly understandable! To start, there’s Google+, Google Maps, Google My Business…but what is the difference between these products? After doing a...  Read More

Shauna Croome

How to Rank in Google: What Matters in 2015 (Study)

  It’s been a busy year in search… Since last October we watched the break-up of Google Authorship, endured two Panda updates, battled Penguin 3.0 and survived “Mobilegeddon”—is your head spinning yet? Keeping track of these crazy algorithm changes can be a daunting task, but knowing which ones really matter when it comes to ranking...  Read More

Aimee Beck

To Keep or Delete? What to do with your Business’s Google+ Page

  The early days of Google Plus must have made so much sense down at Google HQ. The mission was simple: create a social network to dethrone Facebook, and tack on a few extra features to create a unique identity. Except businesses hardly used Google Plus and users were annoyed by the fact that they...  Read More

Shauna Croome

Why You Should Keep Marketing During a Recession (Especially If Your Competitors Aren’t!)

  Earlier this year when reports started swirling about the troubled Canadian economy, Alberta businesses began bracing themselves for the possibility of a recession. Some reacted faster than others with a handful of businesses preemptively laying off staff and cutting non-essential expenditures. And given that oil prices continued to falter this summer even the most...  Read More

Bryan Smith

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