January 4, 2012
Is your Domain Secure?
In the reviews we perform for businesses, more often than not, we come across concerns associated with the contact and registrant information on domains. If you can think of a domain...
October 15, 2011
Kelowna Web Design
DotCom Media, based in Kelowna, the center of the Okanagan Valley, is one of the original website design companies in the city. Founder Nikki Csek has worked with hundreds of Okanagan...
September 29, 2011
Meet Nikki Csek
This Kelowna web design company has a short visual video of our CEO, Nikki Csek for you to enjoy. Nikki is the CEO of both DotCom Media and full service Digital Agency Csek Creative.
September 29, 2011
Tuesday Round everyone allowed Table (TReaT)
Last Tuesday, Sept 27, Csek Creative and DotCom Media started the free Round Table sessions on a variety of topics. The first session was on focused on Social Media. The...
August 2, 2011
When people hear the word free, they immediately get nervous and suspect a catch. So how does a business give anything away for free and stay in business. Many businesses have traditionally...
July 26, 2011
Agency Head Gets Praise
"Every now and then you have the pleasure of connecting with someone in the business community who truly gives of themselves to their clients. Nikki Csek...
July 21, 2011
Kelowna Web Design Agency
DotCom Media, a Kelowna web design agency has an innovative Social Media tool built into their CMS. It allows you to integrate your social mediums into your site. You can update...
March 8, 2011
10 Reasons to Use an Agency
Just because you can purchase a web domain does not mean that you should be trying to create your own web site. After all, having a meat cleaver in your kitchen does not qualify...
March 8, 2011
Multi-Site CMS Solution
Do you manage several Internet properties that could, or should, share content? If so, are you using a content management system (CMS) to manage and update the sites?
March 8, 2011
Social Media Presentation
Are you unsure about social media on does it fit your business. There is so much noise and hype out there on social media that it is very hard for a business owner to know whether...
November 29, 2010
New Project > Recline-Ridge.bc.ca
Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery is family-owned and operated, nestled in the heart of the Shuswap Lake area of British Columbia. Although north of the 50th parallel, their...
December 21, 2009
New Project > DHRN.ca
December 16, 2009
Introducing Csek Creative
But it doesn't end there. Did you know that the World Wide Web is just over 15 years, about 5500 days old (we've been here for 3700+ of them)? Have you noticed how fast it's changed?...
November 30, 2009
Feature Project > Braylin.com: A Custom Built Website for a Custom Home Builder.
You can see this year's list of the Central Okanagan's finest builders and developers at CHBACO.com. The Tommie awards ceremony is slated for January 30, 2010. CHBACO.com is another...
November 15, 2009
Google Analytics: A Case Study
I am quite familiar with Google Analytics, but recently DotCom Media has instituted a new policy of performing Quarterly Website Reviews with all of our customers. After almost 20 years...
November 2, 2009
Rutland Waterworks: Rebranded and Relaunched
Illustrated below, you can see the old logo to the left of the revamped logo.
Below, you can see a clip of the previous website, and to the right, the newly launched website.
November 2, 2009
Twitter Takedown! - The Methods Behind Their Madness
Dennis (@DennisPowers): I've learned a lot about Twitter, and even more about networking / online networking since competing in Twitter Takedown. My initial strategy was to do a little...
October 19, 2009
Website Launch > Braylin.com
Powered by the .cms, Braylin has the power to maintain and add to their website....
September 30, 2009
Feature Project > BlueMountainWinery.com
The .cms, which allows Blue Mountain to maintain the website, has been specially customized so that staff may personally change the main page image, giving them complete control over...
September 15, 2009
Twitter Takedown! - The Results Are In!
August 18, 2009
Website Launch > BlueMountainWinery.com
August 6, 2009
New Project > KGCC.com
August 4, 2009
Website Launch > TeamGeen.com
July 23, 2009
Website Design > Launch of the new website for Veranda Beach
The website features our most advanced content management system (CMS) to date. "We really made some improvements to our CMS this time round by adding in a multiple layout feature...
July 9, 2009
How can Twitter benefit you and your business? Some of the benefits to communicating on Twitter include:
Following friends and family
Following mentors, and people you respect
June 29, 2009
The Importance of Local Search
Many of us are cross-channel shoppers. We like to do our research online, then drive down to the business we want to work with and purchase our required goods and services. In order...
June 15, 2009
Do You Know What Cross-channel Shopping Is?
Do you know what cross-channel shopping is? Do you know how it can benefit your business? Cross-channel shopping is the growing phenomenon where the majority of online consumers prefer...
June 8, 2009
Tinhorn.com Redesigned, Redeveloped, Relaunched!
Another key feature to the new Tinhorn.com website is DotCom Media's custom content management system, .cms. When deciding on a website design and development firm that would create...
June 4, 2009
Template Website Design vs Custom Website Design
Firstly, in order to provide an accurate comparison, we find it necessary to define custom website
design and template website design using language from DotCom Media's world and...
June 2, 2009
New Website Launch - Tinhorn.com
DotCom Media is working with Tinhorn to help target new markets and audiences online. Our role is to design and build a website experience that helps further grow Tinhorn's brand. The...
May 5, 2009
New Project > Dinoflex Group LP
April 29, 2009
6 Helpful Tips for Business Blogging
Here are some tips to help you determine whether a blog is right for you and your business and help you maximize the success of your blog.
As with any type of marketing initiative,...
April 26, 2009
SeasonsOnline: How one publisher went from print to web... and survived!
Wood Lake Publishing is a trusted name in Christian Publishing in North America and various countries around the world. It has provided stimulating reading and lecture-based practical...
April 7, 2009
Hosting With Humans
Many web hosting services promote their services based on quantitative measures like data storage and bandwidth. It's easy for them to present over-inflated numbers on what they offer...
April 3, 2009
Looking Upward in a Downward Economy
“Creating solutions our customers need and want has been a huge factor in our business,” explained Nikki Csek, CEO of DotCom Media Inc. “Maximizing the relationships...
April 3, 2009
Beware of Becoming Search-dependant
The article/seminar goes on to discuss how a minor change in the search engine algorithms that give websites their placement could drastically change your search engine positioning...
March 30, 2009
New Project > Braylin Contracting
March 25, 2009
Domains > Your Name On The Net
These days, there is no excuse not to have your own domain. Whether you just want "yourname.com" to forward to "yourbusinesswebsite.com" or you want to set...
March 23, 2009
New Project > Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
March 10, 2009
New Project > Canada Safety Equipment
March 5, 2009
New Project > Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
March 3, 2009
Five Tips on Spending Wisely - Your Marketing Budget and the Economy
According to research done by MarketingSherpa.com, 60% of large companies and 29% of medium-sized companies had already cut or were expected to cut their marketing budgets by end of...
March 3, 2009
Featured Project > Banff Voyager Inn and Banff Spruce Grove
The hotels came to DotCom Media and Dubois Hospitality in search of a face-lift which would breathe fresh air into their online presence. Due to the unique nature of the two properties,...
March 2, 2009
5 ways to make your brand memorable
Armin Dassler, the son of the original founder, was now at the helm of Puma and made a decision that compromised both Pumas brand and its value, sending it in a downward spiral for...
February 25, 2009
New Project > Sierra Landscaping Ltd.
February 9, 2009
New Web Design > Global West Mortgage
February 2, 2009
Featured Project > Okanagan Hockey School: Mixing Design and Functionality for Success
Several months ago, we introduced the world to the redesigned HockeySchools.com website, and while the site is impressive on its own, it’s what happens behind the scenes...
January 28, 2009
New Website for Tree Brewing Co
January 25, 2009
5 Common Misconceptions Accepting Credit Cards Online
IT'S SAFE TO SEND THE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION THROUGH A SECURE EMAIL
So, you have a product you sell online. You believe everything is as it should be. Your company receives...
January 5, 2009
Attack of the Snowmen
December 31, 2008
Feature Project > GGroup.ca: Communicating Core Business Values Through Creative Website Design
The goals of the website were two-fold: (1) promote GGroup's real estate development projects, and (2) highlight GGroup's corporate philosophy - environmental, social and economic stewardship....
December 29, 2008
5 Ways To Find Out If Your Website Is Hurting Your Business
If your business has a website, how will you know when the website is no-longer working for your business? Here are some questions you should ask yourself about your current website...
December 18, 2008
Click here to build your own snowman!
DotCom Media Creations
"Old Faithful" Created by Beth
"Lady of the Ice" Created by Heather
December 17, 2008
December 9, 2008
GGroup.ca Website Launch
December 4, 2008
Feature Project > OkanaganShuswap.com Redesigned, Redeveloped, Relaunched!
The winning positive attitude that is fostered throughout the RE/MAX North Okanagan Shuswap organization is the primary way they maintain the 'edge' over their competition, making the...
November 19, 2008
Good News for Canadian Businesses With Ecommerce Websites
Online sales rose up from $7.9 in 2005 to 12.8 billion in 2008! That's and increase of 62%! CBC.ca listed some of the factors behind this massive jump as follows:
November 12, 2008
October 31, 2008
Top 10 tips for successful logo design
Use 2 to 3 colours maximum. If you think of some of the top brands you know - Coke, Nike, IBM - many use just 1.
Avoid clichés, shapes, and metaphors "typical"...
October 27, 2008
OKFireplaceDen.ca:Measurable Benefits Realized Immediately After Site Re-Launch
DotCom Media (DCM) – What is the first thing viewers will notice when they see your new website for the first time?
Don Pineau – The design. It gives us a professional...
October 19, 2008
October 17, 2008
October 2, 2008
New Content Management System Makes Updating Your Own Website Faster, Simpler and Less Expensive
The system – simply and appropriately called .cms – was developed and refined by DotCom Media over the past year and has been built in to almost every website the agency...
October 2, 2008
How a CMS can help your Search Engine Placement
Search engines (like Google, Yahoo, and MSN) determine the placement of your site within a given keyword based on some very complicated algorithms that only the super-geeks hired by...
October 1, 2008
New Partnership: Tree brewing
September 25, 2008
New Partnership: Ca'Solare
September 17, 2008
New Partnership: PeterWright.com
September 15, 2008
GlobalFitnessKelowna.com Website Launch
September 2, 2008
New Website Launch: 222Lee.com
August 29, 2008
DotCom Media (DCM) - The new website with the new design was launched almost a year ago, what benefits has the new website brought to your organization?
Zahara - We now have a web...
August 25, 2008
New Partnership: Banff Hotels
August 20, 2008
Travel & Vacation Marketing
Here's something to consider...
More consumers than ever are finding the confidence to research and even book their vacations online. First the facts:
Burst Media's survey of...
August 11, 2008
July 31, 2008
5 things to look for in an SEO Firm
Here are 5 tips to finding an SEO firm that can help your business:
Proven Results: Can the firm show you a wide range of clients and industries that they have helped in the...
July 31, 2008
BlackHillsWinery.com: Ecommerce Pays Off
When asked just how important the website is to the business, Glenn Fawcett, President of Black Hills Estate Winery responded with a resounding “Extremely important! 80% of our...
July 29, 2008
June 25, 2008
Face to Face Media Launches Their New Website
The site features another unique and custom design by our very own Spiro Vouladakis and a unique, clean and simple approach to the constant challenge of managing multiple levels of...
June 20, 2008
May 25, 2008
Websites Need Professionals Too
Before going any further, I have to say that I'm never comfortable talking in generalities or painting with a broad brush. I've been around long enough to know that some brother-in-law's...
April 7, 2008
Goldcliff Officially Launches Their New Website
March 14, 2008
Woodlake Publishing Presents SeasonsOnline.ca
February 17, 2008
Lavender Ridge Winery Launches
January 25, 2008
Avalon Event Rentals New Website Launch
The new site features attractive rotating images that change whenever you refresh your browser or return to the homepage. It also features what we like to call a "call-out box"...