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Connect with Customers During Covid-19

Everything has gone up in the air for all businesses right now, however small and medium sized businesses are really going through major challenges right now that they might not have been prepared to face. With everyone turning to online for social interactions, this has created a massive increase of posts on all social media platforms. Businesses that were able to reach their entire community through a single Facebook post are now having those posts buried at a record rate. So many questions are being asked by Businesses: What options are there? How can you communicate effectively? What do people...
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Getting a website in New Brunswick the 3 basic Steps

What you need to know to get a website built for you in New Brunswick. Selecting a New Brunswick Web Design company? This should be the easy part, do a quick google search, and send off a few emails. They reach back out to you and give you some details, you sign up to the agreement and get a website built. What we want to do is give you the basics of getting a website up and running so you have the knowledge to review the project plans/qoutes you are recieving. At The DSS we actually create a Google Project...
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Search Engine Indexing

Is my website on Google? Bing? Yahoo Search?

Another way of asking this, Is my website indexed? Having your website indexed is the technical term to is my website showing up on search engines, are all of my pages being found. You might be wondering why your search engine traffic might be low or you just want to know are the search engines finding you. It’s actually pretty easy to check. Head over to your favorite search engine – Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves Now in the Search Field you want to put in your web address with “site:” in front of it like this If your...
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General Computer Use

Anti Virus, Malware, Slow Computer where to start?

Everyone working in IT gets asked all the time by people; do I have Virus or Malware? Lets help you get by those first steps. So your computer is starting to get bogged down and more pop ups, ads, are showing up than ever before. What do we do? We start the checklist First off do you have anti-virus running? What anti-virus do you have? Is it up-to-date? How many times this year has this happened? Our Usual answers we receive are, I don’t know, I don’t know, It’s whatever you did last time, 2 or more. So that isn’t...
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The DSS Advantage

The DSS Advantage

One of the great things I like about being a Digital Support Specialist is that I’ve been able to do a lot of studying in a variety of areas of technology. These include: hardware, web development, graphic design, and analytics. This enables me to speak with both people who have next to no technical knowledge but use the tools, and those who are developing and designing them. This is an advantage when helping to solve problems with technology, and has really helped me achieve my Adobe Business Practitioner certification. Many times people find something that is a challenge and they know...
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Referral Spam Messing up your Analytics? Filter it out

There are various Analytics and Search Engine Optimization services that will load up your analytic systems with referral traffic. The problem is that they aren’t real referral traffic and bloat your data. What these typically are really, is a crawler but doesn’t act like a standard crawler. So you get overwhelmed with referral data that isn’t of any value. If you using Google Analytics you can remove this traffic with filters. Here is an example filter I use on my website as I don’t find value of the data that gets flooded into my analytics account.
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Your website on mobile affects your search rankings

Your Mobile Website affects your Search Rankings

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with...
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Source Formatting your Code – Dreamweaver CC

So at my new position at the main company I work for I’m now working with other front-end/back-end developers and designers on a regular basis. The  biggest lesson I’ve learned is about how much easier a project goes if you have clean easy to read source code. For those not in the html world it means making sure all of your tags line up and are indented properly and easy to follow. As everyone uses different tools from various text editors to code editors (if your like me Dreamweaver, I know I’m not a purest yet using sublime….). So this...
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