Why isn’t my website secure?

Did you know that having a secure website will increase your Google Rankings? Google made a formal announcement that HTTPS plays a factor in their algorithm. — What is HTTPS? HTTP stands for ‘Hyper Text Transfer Protocol’, the 'S' at the end of HTTPS...

Jordyn Woods Red Table Talk: Is Your Brand Your Name?

Jordyn Woods, the ex-best friend of Kylie Jenner (the youngest of the Kardashian clan), has been under fire this past week in the tabloids, hateful hashtags trending on twitter, instagram, and snapchat. So what did she actually do? She has been...

SEO…What Is It and Why Is It Important?

What is SEO? Okay so you keep hearing these three little letters...SEO, but what even is SEO? And why does every ad and email keep telling me that it is so important to have someone actively working on your business’ SEO? Simply, SEO stands for Search...

6 Steps to Thrive as a Startup in 2019

Starting a business can be a scary, fun, exciting experience. If it’s your first time, you may have jumped in very quickly with both feet and very little up front research like many new entrepreneurs do. If this is not your first rodeo, you may have learned from your...

Why Your Customers Are Buying From Your Competition

1. You Believe You Have Competition Competition is a mindset. A lot of business owner’s make the mistake of speaking ill of their ‘competition’ or other businesses who offer the same or similar services as you to same or similar industries as you. A little competition...

How To Get More Leads From LinkedIn

Should I waste my resources and valuable time to target my audience on LinkedIn? YES! Definitely yes and it should be a MUST! You should definitely start generating leads with the help of this 500+ million users platform. If you haven’t been doing it so...

Are You Ready To Launch Your Online Store?

You’ve found your passion in life and you want to turn it into business, by opening an Online Store. Hopefully you do fulfill the first condition - you want to sell goods or services that you know the market needs and at the same time you are really...

How to Generate Leads using Facebook Lead Ads

First off, what are leads? Leads are potential customers, or individuals that fit the description of your target audience as you have outlined. They display the qualities of having a need and/or interest or reason to have interest in your product or...

The Do’s of Real Estate Marketing

We all understand the struggles of a competitive work environment, but no one feels the pressure more than Real Estate agents. Working as a little fish in a big pond can be difficult, but what can set you apart from the hundreds of Real Estate moguls strolling around your local neighbourhoods? The answer is simple…

4 Marketing Tips To Succeed As A Realtor

The real estate world can be a very competitive place. It can be competitive for home owners trying to buy or sell a place, but it can also be competitive for Realtors. There are over 100 000 active Real Estate agents in Ontario alone. How do you appeal to...

Do You Know Your Consumer?

WHO ARE THEY? So when we ask ourselves that question, be sure not to fall into the generic category of associating your consumer with the typical male/female, name, usually email address and credit card info that we usually rely on to differentiate...

Shopify or WooCommerce?

So you have this AWESOME product that you want to sell online and there’s lots of marketing and planning that needs to happen to launch it!!! The biggest challenge you have is that the Buyer is not capable of using any of their 5 senses before making the...

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Marketing Tips

Valentine’s Day is just a week from now and you still haven’t figured how to take advantage of it? It`s still not too late, thanks to Digital Marketing and our favorite – Social Media! If some of you are still wondering if the most romantic holiday of the...

WINTER EVENTS NEAR ME IN BARRIE

When you think of the phrase “social networking” what do you think of? Instagram? Face-book? Twitter? While all those answers are obviously very relevant and important to utilize properly, making sure you keep up to date with local events is also crucial....

How To Successfully Kick Off New Business Year

Holidays are behind us and we are still daydreaming of the fun times we had and processing all the food we had. First working week is the hardest one and all of us are trying to find a way to motivate ourselves and get things going. Good way of starting it...

8 Web Design Trends for 2018

1. Big and Bold Typography Your font needs to stand out! You want your users to notice your content, notice your head lines and most importantly notice your call to actions (CTA’s). Having a bold, large font will help your users focus on what you are...

Why You Need Great Photography For Your Business

If you are like myself, you have a low attention span when it comes to advertisements. I’ve heard them all before, I have heard your tag line before, I know your brand’s song off by heart, and I know what your social media posts say time after time. The...

Do You Have a Brand that Builds Your Business?

Brand, branding, brand awareness. Very common expressions in today’s modern business world and everyday life. But what do we actually know about branding? What is brand anyway? Does having a good brand mean having a nice and memorable logo? Well, there is...

6 Tips From Our Web Designer

Who better to ask some for tips than our very own designer! Jess McLaughlin can take anything ugly and make it beautiful. Whether it’s a website, social posts, ads, landing pages. You name it and she has you covered. A little nervous to be on video but she...

How to Increase Your LinkedIn Success

Why do I need LinkedIn? Great question. LinkedIn is a valuable tool for business owners and employees alike, whether you are looking to network or gain potential customer.  My opinion is that having a large number of followers and an optimized profile will...

Bill 148

It is shocking and it can be scary – the amount of change that will follow the release of Bill 148 in Ontario. Starting January 2018. min. wage jumps up to $14/hour and will be at $15/hour by January 2019.

7 Online Tips For Fitness Professionals

You are passionate about motivating others to live and pursue a healthy active lifestyle and you know almost everything there is to know about health and wellness. You spend hours researching, meal prepping, training and studying. You have a small base of clients that...

Boost Your Skilled Trade With a Skilled Website.

Do you own a business within the trades? A common trend within the skilled trades is having a positive word of mouth that will bring in referrals. Jane said you did a great job fixing that busted pipe in her basement, so of course Jane is going to tell...

5 Ways to Generate Sales from Your Realtor Website

No matter what business you are in, or whether you are a new or experienced real estate agent, one of the first things you need to consider is…..Who are you marketing to??? It may sound obvious to some, but so often it is forgotten. If you can nail exactly who your target audience is, you can receive more value from any money you spend on marketing in any form, newspapers, magazines, online ads, etc…

Hospitality Begins Online

Whether you’re in the business of renting out log cabins nuzzled in the snowy ski hills of Nelson, BC, or running a quaint seaside bed and breakfast in Charlottetown, PEI, hospitality begins online.

Humans of Siva Creative

Inspired by Humans of New York, every other Thursday we’ll be introducing you to one of our remarkable team members. While we’re big fans of LinkedIn, our resumes don’t tell our stories. This edition tells the tale of a self-professed hippie, the consequences of having a huge heart in a tiny start-up, and an impromptu trip to Africa.

Essential Accessibility Tips For Your Website

In order to maximize the number of potential visitors to your website, make it as accessible and user-friendly as possible. Google will favour websites that comply with Accessibility standards and rank them higher. Therefore, applying the AODA Guidelines to your website will be beneficial for your Search Engine Optimization! Consider implementing the following tips during the construction (or reconstruction) of your website.

Humans of Siva Creative

Inspired by Humans of New York, every other Thursday we’ll be introducing you to one of our remarkable team members. While we’re big fans of LinkedIn, our resumes don’t tell our stories. This edition tells the tale of a 20-something in the tech industry, website pet peeves, and a seaside town in England.

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Build Your Own Website

I see so many small businesses take advantage of build your own website platforms and it makes sense, it’s free and easy. You can design something yourself, cater to your own visual standards and within hours you are set up with a website. But are these websites...

Humans of Siva Creative

Inspired by Humans of New York, every other Thursday we’ll be introducing you to one of our remarkable team members. This edition tells the tale of a dedicated mom of two, a fateful summer night, and a kitten named Kiki.

Coding for a Cause

To solidify our commitment to community outreach and philanthropic initiatives across Canada, we’re giving back. We recognize the critical role that non-profits play in communities across the country, and we have a collective interest in seeing those organizations thrive.

Why Your Outdated Website is Pushing Clients Away

Your business has a website. Well, it’s an outdated website, but none the less your business has a website. That’s all you need, right? Not exactly. If you want increased sales, brand awareness and a mobile friendly design, having an updated web presence will bring...

How Much Does a Website Cost? – FAQ

You have the questions and we have the answers!  Here at Siva Creative, we encounter so many questions from clients and we look forward to helping them understand the world wide web.  We decided to start a series of blog posts that answers in detail the commonly asked...

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