Spam, Scams and Shams

As long as people have existed there has been someone out there plotting up new ways to con or scam you out of your possessions. With the ubiquity of the internet ever present in our lives a breed of internet schemers has been born. How can you detect a scam? What can you do if you encounter one? How can you reduce the number of unsolicited requests?

While there is no single rule for determining if something is legit there are a few guidelines you can follow. Continue reading

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Google+ or Minus?

We’ve all heard of Facebook and Twitter. You may even have an account or a page for your business but have you heard that there’s another social networking kid on the block? Internet search giant Google has its own site for connecting with people and brands. It’s called Google+ (Google plus), it’s free and is automatically included with every Google or Gmail account. While Google+ launched in the end of June, 2011 it only really started to take off more recently with over 40 million users and climbing. There’s little denying that Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are the three most active social networks at this time where billions of pieces of content are shared every single day. Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about the Web but were afraid to ask

Do you have a question about the internet? Something you couldn’t figure out how to do on facebook and twitter? How to keep your kids safe online? Maybe something we haven’t thought of yet… Well we are here to answer your questions!

Anything related to the World Wide Web, Graphic Design, Marketing, Printing… we’ll try and answer your questions in a concise yet comprehensive and easy to understand response. How much for this expert advice? It’s FREE! All  you have to do is ask.

Submit your questions to QandA@wbcwebdesign.com or contact us on twitter.com/Design4Success or facebook.com/wbcwebdesign

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Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

When we were growing up there was no internet. If your parents didn’t want you to know or see something it was a lot easier to keep it from you. However, in today’s fast paced always connected world it is almost impossible to shield your child from the mountain of inappropriate content and potential predators. Consumer Reports revealed that there were 7.5 million kids younger than 13 using Facebook, including more than five million 10 and under. In every case these kids had to lie to get around Facebook’s rule that you must be 13 or older to join. 95% of the parents whose 10-year-old was on Facebook knew about it.

So what is a parent to do? You can take actions to monitor and control internet use at home. Continue reading

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How do I get my web site seen by Google, Bing, Yahoo!, etc?

One of the most important aspects of your web site is to ensure that your services and products are found by web searchers. There is no point to having a web site if no one can find it. Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Social Media Optimization (SMO) are three of the main ways to increase targeted traffic. Continue reading

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Networking on Overdrive!

With the invention of the internet, the world has become a much smaller place. You can interact with companies and people from across the globe through their websites and online chat software, like Skype. However, that’s barely the tip of the iceberg. Social networking sites such as, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, have sprung up and taken the net by storm. In today’s world, you would be crazy not to take advantage of these free tools that can expand your business, keep your customers loyal, and increase your networking potential. Continue reading

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Site UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Why do I need a website?
Websites serve many purposes. You can use them to advertise your existence. You can use them to convey information to your clients or friends. You can use them to gather information about your clients or interact with them. Your website can even be your complete e-commerce solution to sell products and receive payments online. Or it could just be a way to express yourself and your creativity. There are many options and the possibilities are limitless. Continue reading

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Did you know you can download EVERYTHING you ever put on Facebook?

There is a tool, in Facebook, that lets you download a copy of your information, including your photos and videos, posts on your Wall, all of your messages, your friend list and other content you have shared on your profile. Continue reading

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Follow the Leader: Top 25 world leaders in terms of social networking presence

A new listing of the top 25 world leaders in terms of social networking presence ranks Prime Minister Stephen Harper at No. 16 (Facebook: 62,966; Twitter: 151,469). Continue reading

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How to Save $$$ Using the Internet

In these tough economic times, it is important to save every penny you can. There are several ways to do so by using the Internet to your advantage. Continue reading

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