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Reader’s Choice Awards 2020

Maple Moon Web Design Inc is extremely proud to be a Diamond Winner in three categories in 2020. Maple Moon Web Design Inc. is a web design company in Port Perry with over 29 years of experience in the industry. We have been recognized by The Reader’s Choice Awards in 2020 as one of the […]

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Business Strategy
The One Touch Method – The Ultimate Productivity Hack

The One Touch Method – simply put, if a task touches your desk then you are required to deal with that task by only ‘touching’ it once. Complete it before moving onto something else. That’s the one touch method!

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Hosting
Why your website needs to be secured with HTTPS (SSL) & what to do about it!

[If you’d rather listen to the podcast version – you can do so here >>] When Google talks – we listen! We have to. No one wants the wrath of Google falling on their website. Last year, Google started to officially warn website owners with sites that didn’t display the green padlock, non HTTPS, that […]

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Healthy Business
6 Skills Every Woman Should Learn (And Use)

As women strive (and struggle) to break the glass ceiling in many areas of work and life we need to recognise that we have issues! Funnily enough, I have a 50-50 split between male and female clients but the vast majority of fellow web developers are men. I’m not new to working in a male […]

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Branding
How to create your own Link Tree for Instagram

I love Instagram! It’s fun as people post their best images, videos and stories It’s also one of the best social media platforms for engaging with your audience. Instagram is the social platform with the most active users and it’s growing really quickly for businesses too. But on the downside Instagram doesn’t allow you to add […]

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Business Strategy
GDPR for North American Small Businesses

What is GDPR? GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it is a new European regulation coming into effect on May 25th, 2018. It is a privacy law that is meant to give consumers more control over their personal data.  The EU has always been more aggressive in protecting the consumer compared to the […]

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Business Strategy
Do You Walk Alone?

The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd.
The one who walks alone, is likely to find places no one has ever been.

~Albert Einstein

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Blogging
35 Things to Blog About: How To Beat Writer’s Block!

You’ve set up your blog and identified your niche and now it’s time to start writing. But what things are you going to blog about?

You know you need to attract readers to your blog This means you need QUALITY content and not just one or two blog posts, but rather a library of useful information to keep your readers engaged and coming back for more. But you’re sitting at the computer staring at the blank screen.

There’s not a single thought in your head that is of use!

Writer’s block can be a huge problem for novice and experienced bloggers alike.

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Blogging
Updating WordPress and Updating WordPress Plugins

More and more people are reporting that their blogs have been hacked. To keep your blog secure you need to know about updating Wordpress and updating Wordpress Plugins. Out-of-date plugins and old versions of Wordpress are the number one cause for hacked blog sites. This should be a regular check that you perform on your blog.

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SEO
6 Steps To Successful Keyword Research – Download your free guide!

There’s no escaping it, Keyword Research is a vitally important aspect of your search engine optimization program. To have a successful online business you need to drive targeted traffic to your website or blog. If your site doesn’t have keywords specified or is targeting the wrong keywords, your customers will never find you because the search engines […]

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Case Studies
Case Study – db silversmith designs

We’re pleased to launch our second site of the week – the newly revamped eCommerce store for db silversmith designs! Diane Smith, the owner of db silversmith designs has been a longstanding client of Maple Moon and this is the third website we have built together. The last site was getting a little outdated and […]

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Case Studies
Case Study – a work of art!

We’re very happy to launch our latest site for our client Tyler Briley Sculpture! This site has been a labour of love for both Maple Moon and Tyler as we started work on it back in August 2016. Sometime’s life gets in the way of your plans and here at Maple Moon we know that […]

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Branding
Is it time for a website redesign?

Before you go jumping in with both feet and start looking for a web designer to redesign your site you would do well to question why you need to redesign it in the first place. There are multiple reasons for revamping your website but a redesign for a solid reason will ensure your new site […]

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Blogging
Content Creation Woes…

Do you ever have days when you wonder why you do what you do? I just saw this cartoon by The Oatmeal, one of my favourite cartoonists, online – it sums up the trials and tribulations of a content creator nicely I think. Go and check out some more of his cartoons at his site […]

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Blogging
What’s Your Expertise? – Know It – Own It – Sell It!

There’s an old saying that say to be considered an expert you only need to know one more thing than the average person. In other words it’s all relative!

Everyone can be an expert at something as we all have talents. Believing in our own ability and having the courage to admit to being an expert is one thing that often holds back budding entrepreneurs.

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