The False Promise of SEO

Roughly once per week, I receive an email from someone promising first page results on Google, for little money and even less work. Don’t buy the false promise of SEO!

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Rogers Mobile and Tethering to the Internet

Here is a small fix to enable tethering using your Rogers mobile plan.

Many cellular data plans allow you to your laptop, computer or tablet to your cell phone, giving you the ability to surf the Internet while away from home or the office. If you have difficulties getting this going with your Rogers mobile plan, ty the steps below.

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Joomla – Could not Instantiate Mail Function

Nothing like killing a few hours by troubleshooting an email issue from one of my sites. If you have ever experienced a “Could not instantiate mail function” error, read on.

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Finally! Affordable SEO Help and Website Development

At Hattrick Consulting, we pride ourselves on being on the leading edge of website development, design and search engine optimization (SEO). We design sites using responsive technologies so that your site dynamically fits to a variety of screen formats without distorting your unique brand identity. We work with you to build a solid, affordable SEO strategy using undervalued keywords, compelling content, pertinent backlinks, and social media integration so that your site will score well and not get lost in the crowd of competitors. We work with you in launching and managing Google AdWords campaigns, and we continually monitor your site statistics so as to proactively update your site in order to keep it current for web searches.
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What Is ArcGIS – An Overview

What is ArcGIS and how can it help my organization with cartography? ArcGIS by Esri enables users to easily create and work with maps, as well as to compile and analyze geographic data. The system includes tools to produce high-quality maps, create and manage geodatabases, analyze mapped information, among many other features.

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Using OpenLayers, MapServer and PostGIS

Using Open Source frameworks, like OpenLayers, MapServer or PostGIS can be a cost-effective alternative to commercial solutions. Open source has a low barrier to entry, and is built by users who continually make improvements to the base offering. There are online communities filled with pages of information and support documention, making Open Source APIs, like OpenLayers, a viable solution. And since Open Source software often comes at no charge, you can try it risk-free to evaluate whether or not it is a good solution to meet your requirements. No commitment is needed.

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How to Find Twitter Followers

Twitter is a powerful modern tool for marketing and branding your business or website. Unfortunately, many Internet gurus fail to use it as much as they should, because it can be frustrating and confusing. One of the biggest questions that many Twitter users have is how to find Twitter followers – or at least quality Twitter followers.

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What is CMS – Managing Web Content

What is CMS and how has it changed the way websites are built and managed? Simply put, a Content Management System (CMS), which is commonly known as a Web Content Management System (WCMS), enables authors and editors to manage the content lifecycle from inception through to publishing, consumption and archival.

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Fix Wrong “From” Email Address Using cPanel

I recently set up a WordPress site for a client, and when checking the “Register For This Site” functionality, I noticed the “From” in the administrator email notification was wrong.  Instead of the “From” field being set as “info@somesite.com” or the like, it was defaulting to the hosting provider, similar to “account@server1.server.com”.  A quick fix for this is easy, and done from within the cPanel:
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What is Organic Search?

One of the most common questions about how to get traffic to a website is “how do I show up in search engine results?”. There are two ways to have your website listed: organically and paid. Both of these methods will bring you the traffic for which you are looking, but both have different cost implications.

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