Sometimes, after you put some time and money into your website, you want to know: Why isn’t your site showing up on Google? A little background: Google is a Search Engine that helps people find what they are looking for on the Internet. Another common one is Bing, which is used by Yahoo. These Search…
What other sites have you worked on?
Some of my South Okanagan clients include the Osoyoos Museum, the Oliver Parks & Recreation Society, the Osoyoos Desert Centre, and World Neighbours Canada. Have a look at my portfolio page to see some samples.
Why use Laurena for your Web Services?
I have a proven track record of building websites in the South Okanagan, and references are available! I am familiar with the local demographics and user preferences, and I share an intimate knowledge of the budgetary concerns brought on by trying to run a business or organization in the area. Close proximity – I live…
How long does it take to build a website?
This varies, but the overall timeliness is usually dictated by the client. Some websites come together in just a week or two; others take months. If you are available and able to meet when required, provide information as needed and review the stages as necessary, the process can be a quick one.
What is the process of website creation? Where do we start?
There are four basic parts to creating your site: Your Domain Name Each website has its own Domain Name. For example, “www.businessname.ca,” or “www.group.org.” After we pick your Domain Name, we have to register it, which reserves it for your use. Design and upload of site This includes initial consultation, ongoing consultations and design revisions…
Is it Worth the Time and Money?
That’s a good question. Yes, launching a website does require an initial outlay of cash, as well as some room in the budget for ongoing maintenance. But it’s one of the least expensive forms of advertising, and shows the general public that you are modern, organized, and ready for business.
What are the advantages of being online?
Most modern businesses or organizations have an online presence. Chances are, your competition does. The bottom line is that you need to be online so people can find you, because people are using their smart phones or computers these days – instead of telephone books – to find what they need online.
Why do you have to refresh your page?
When you search the Internet and view websites, your computer must allow the pages to load on your computer screen. That can take some time, especially if the websites you are viewing have a lot of images or graphics. As a convenience, your computer will cache those pages in its memory for a short time, so…
South Okanagan Website Traffic
Hopefully by now you have realized that a website is a “must have” for your business or organization. Many people turn to Google instead of a phone book these days, and if you want to be found online, you actually need to be online. But after your site is up and running, it’s time to…
Under control: Using wind machines to battle winter frost
From the archives: Originally printed in 2010 Only about 40 per cent of farmers in the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys are using wind machines to help maximize their fruit production – and those who are, might not be using them as well as they could be. “Of all of them, I would say that 30…