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Embedding Forms Into Your Website

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While it’s common to use platforms like Google Forms and embed them into your website, there are more advanced tools that allow you to embed and integrate th...

Starting In Victoria Bc

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This is our origin story, how One Day Website started in Victoria, British Colombia. For those unfamiliar, we’re on the southern tip of Vancouver island, a 9...

Building Your Business Website

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When building your website, it’s a bit overwhelming, and you’ve likely been recommended a certain provider that is as cheap and easy as possible. Like everyt...

Creating A Website With Jekyll

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I’ve been slowly transitioning my websites from Wordpress to Jekyll for a few reasons, most notable that a static website doesn’t have a database that can be...

Broken Link Checker

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It’s very likely one of your websites has some broken links. I write this in the process of transitioning this website from Wordpress to Jekyll and I don’t w...

2018 – A year of giving

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After 6 years of providing cost effective websites and website solutions like SEO and website audits, it’s time to give back, in a serious way. I want to giv...

What is your value?

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I had a meeting with a potential client this morning, who was recommended One Day Website, as we often help clients with business strategy as well. When I as...

Creative Classes in Vancouver

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I’ve been talking about building a list of creative classes in Vancouver for some time, and so I’ve started today I’ve started the first draft:

Vancouver, Canada: The World’s Bitcoin Hub

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The City of Vancouver in Canada has been tagged as Canada’s Tech Capital. Gregor Robertson, Vancouver’s mayor, declared, “Technology is now a critical part o...

Is my website mobile friendly?

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If you read Google’s announcement on Feb 26, 2015, the first question you likely asked yourself is — is my website mobile friendly? Google announced that sta...

Introduction to Google Plus

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Why should you care about Google Plus, over Facebook pages? The main reason, as my friend Janice Mansfield (+1M followers!) told me years ago, Facebook charg...

List of free stock photo sites

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This is a list of free stock photo sites. If you have any others to add, tweet us at @OneDayWebsite. All photo websites listed here, at the time of listing, ...

What are you missing from your analytics?

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If you’re not regularly monitoring your website analytics with goals and a pain free conversion strategy, you’re already behind the curve. Let us help.

Don’t use Gmail for business

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When I say “Don’t use Gmail for business”, I’m not referring to Google Apps, which offers a branded email service, I just mean you should never have @gmail.c...

Upgrade your website to 2015

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Your small businesses likely has a website, but you’re not seeing may customers from it, and it most likely hasn’t been updated in a decade. We’re hoping to ...

website speed

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Website speed is an often overlooked priority for search engine optimization (SEO). While it may be obvious that if your page takes a long time to load, that...

Domain Authority

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In this post, I will explain what Domain Authority (DA) is, why it matters, how you can determine the DA of your website, and how to improve it.

PageRank

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One of the most popular metrics one can use to determine how important a website is to Google, is by their Pagerank. The full details of the PageRank algorit...

Monthly website coach program

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The biggest issue with most small business websites, is after a few initial weeks of work, they tend to be neglected. We’re announcing today for all of our c...

We accept bitcoin!

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We accept bitcoin! We’re excited to be one of the first providers in Canada to accept Bitcoin (BTC, XBT, , or  ฿) as payment! Bitcoin is an open source peer-...

What would you trade for a website?

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As we head into the holidays, I realize that finances are tight for a lot of people, especially in this economy. Yet, many of us have some entrepreneurial id...

Create an app in two steps

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We can help you create an app in two steps; this post assumes you’ve already done the market research, and have determined that there is a market and commerc...

Create landing pages

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For every product or service you sell, if you intend to spend resources in online marketing, first create landing pages. A landing page is a single page one ...

Adding ping services

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When you publish a new post, there is a “ping service” that will send a notification out to other services, notifying them of your new post. Adding ping serv...

Do you have a favicon.ico?

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When I ask website owners, “Do you have a favicon.ico?” they often give me a blank stare or a shrug. This little icon is often overlooked, but is a great tip...

10 websites for 10,000

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March 1, 2013: Announcing our 10 websites for 10,000 campaign!

What is your Value Proposition?

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The most important thing in business, when speaking with a (potential) customer, is understanding your value proposition. You’re obviously enthusiastic about...

Looking for a cheap long distance provider?

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If you have a traditional telephone line in your house and make long distance calls, consider using us as your new, cheap and more customer-service oriented ...

Are you using responsive web design?

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We’re often asked by customers if we do websites for the ipad, iphone, tablet or mobiles phones. This is a great question, as the majority of website traffic...

Remove WordPress Version Numbers

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Every time you login to your WordPress Dashboard, you should install any updates it says are available (Dashboard -> Updates). There are automated program...

Change your WordPress table prefix

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This post is a bit more advanced, but important. One of the most common ways an intruder gets into your system is through what is called an SQL injection. In...

Change your admin username in WordPress

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One of the first security tips I can provide is to change your admin username in WordPress. One of the ways people break into WordPress, is by a brute force ...

Google releases a new tool to disavow links

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Today Google released a new tool to disavow links to help resolve negative search engine optimisation (SEO) results.This follows Microsoft’s Bing search engi...

What is a WordPress CMS?

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If you’re looking to create a website and you’re not a techy, you’re probably not yet that familiar with hypertext markup language (HTML) or cascading style ...

Add Meta Description tags for everything

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If you authored websites with HTML in the past you probably remember meta keywords tags; these have effectively been rendered useless, as so many people used...

Making the conversion process less intrusive

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Many site content providers have been told they need to make customer conversion a priority, but at what cost? For example, many people are annoyed when they...

Should you use Twitter to promote your website?

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Any self-described social media expert will tell you that you have to be on Twitter, but do you really? That’s something you should evaluate. Are your potent...

Increasing your font selection

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Thanks to Janice M for reminding us that we don’t have to stay limited with the default fonts provided in WordPress. If you want have ~400 new fonts to selec...

Stop comment spam with Akismet

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If you’ve been using WordPress for some time, you’ve probably noticed comment spam — comments that sound really nice, but have really been setup to link back...

Changing your WordPress editor

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The default editor in WordPress is lacking, to say the least. If you’re looking to replace the default editor with a more powerful and accessible editor, you...

Google XML Sitemap

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Sitemaps are useful for both people, as well as search engine robots (spiders) in indexing all of your website for their search engines. To make this as easy...

SEO Slugs

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If you’re using WordPress and call your post something like “what can you do immediately for higher rankings”, WordPress will give it the URL:

SEO Permalinks

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When you’re looking at your WordPress dashboard for the first time, click on:

HTML Validator

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Have you ever been to a website that just doesn’t look right, and so you try a different browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera etc) and ...