For the 3rd Year in a Row, LinkNow Media Ranked Among Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies

Every year, GROWTH 500 (formerly known as PROFIT 500) ranks Canada’s fastest growing companies. Published online in CanadaBusiness.com and in print in Maclean’s magazine, GROWTH 500 celebrates the best of the best in Canadian business. We are thrilled to announce that GROWTH 500 has featured LinkNow Media once again—for the 3rd year in a row! With a 307% revenue growth, between 2012 and 2017, we ranked a solid 230 on the Canada-wide list. Making things a little sweeter is the fact that we were also featured as Montreal’s 26th fastest growing company. With our sights set on new projects and new hires—not to mention our upcoming 10,000 client milestone—we’re very excited about everything we have planned for 2019! So, what is it that makes LinkNow Media so special? Why is it that, year after year, we stand out from the competition? Is there a secret formula for our growth? A […]

Aubrey Grant

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About Aubrey Grant

Aubrey is a content writer at LinkNow Media. With years of freelance writing and editing behind him, it’s no stretch to say he’s obsessed with words. And when he’s not writing he can be found buried alive in a pile of books in his Montreal apartment.

Google Maps Fraud: How False Business Listings Hurt Your Business

This article by CNBC is a good primer on an increasing phenomenon: businesses using Google Maps in a fraudulent fashion to increase calls to their business. The article details the example of a telemedicine business that posed as an urgent care walk-in clinic to improve the SEO for their website. We’re sure you know how important a tool Google My Business is when it comes to improving your website ranking in local searches. But it’s easy to see how this can lead to abuses that can have serious consequences. In this case, a parent took a sick child to the fake clinic believing it to be a late-night alternative to a local emergency room. That’s not only bad for business but in cases like this, it’s negligent and dangerous! Google Maps Fake Listings: How Widespread Is the Problem? The CNBC article goes into detail about volunteers who track down fake […]

Eve Mendelovitch

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Google My Business Finally Welcomes Video

The turn of the new year saw Google introduce a lot of changes to the operating systems of a variety of its platforms. This included increasing multiple new languages to its Maps platform as well as moving one step closer to infinite scrolling on their main search engine through the adoption of a ‘more results’ page. However, it is clear that the developments and changes did not stop there. Google My Business has now got in on the act and it appears that the option to upload videos to a listing on this site has finally arrived. The ability to add a video to a local listing via Google Maps has been in place since August 2017 but January 2018 is the first time that this option is showing up inside of the GMB dashboard. An official announcement from a Google My Business representative confirmed the development and the ability […]

Eve Mendelovitch

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“The Shed at Dulwich”: How a Fake Restaurant Soared to the Top of TripAdvisor (And What it Means for Your Business)

The most interesting soft story in reviews for 2017-2018 is without a doubt the curious case of The Shed at Dulwich. Over the course of seven months, Oobah Butler, a 27-year old freelance writer who works for Vice, managed to transform the shed in the back of his garden into the hottest and most exclusive restaurant in London. The problem? The restaurant didn’t exist. To uncover how Butler pulled off his scheme, we’re going to look at TripAdvisor and how gaming the system with fake reviews was the key to creating The Shed at Dulwich hoax. It All Starts With a Well-Designed Website Journalists have devoted many words to The Shed at Dulwich. I’ll be offering a bit of a recap of some of these points. It seems that Mr. Butler got the idea for his hoax after he was paid to write fake reviews of restaurants on TripAdvisor for […]

Eve Mendelovitch

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Are Yelp Ads Giving Your Business Enough Bang for Your Buck?

At LinkNow Media, one of the questions that we receive most commonly from our clients is whether it is worth advertising with Yelp? In the past, the answer to this question may have been a resounding yes, but in recent years there has been growing concerns about the tangible benefits that can be gained from doing so. This article will assess the pros and cons of Yelp and provide our readers with a detailed breakdown about whether Yelp should still be the go-to option for small and medium sized businesses in the U.S. and Canada. One of the biggest issues about Yelp paid subscriptions is that more and more users aren’t sure if it is providing any more leads than their free listings. Again, we will look at the validity of this statement and assess what’s what. So, What Are Yelp Ads and Can They Help Your Business? To put […]

Eve Mendelovitch

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How Will Voice Search Affect Your Business’s SEO?

The world of search engine optimization (SEO) is constantly evolving and, as a result, it is imperative to stay on top of the latest SEO trends. Failing to keep up with changes in SEO trends often means getting left behind in the dust. At LinkNow Media, we have a duty to stay on top of the changing search trends so that we can continue to deliver the high level of SEO marketing our clients have come to expect. One of the things we will be keeping a close eye on is how voice search is affecting results. Whether you use it regularly, only tried it once or have written it off as a silly little gimmick, there is no denying that voice search queries are on the rise. Today, we are seeing that voice searches are more accurate than ever, more household products equipped with voice search are growing in […]

Eve Mendelovitch

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What Makes for Good Web Design?

Nowadays, there is no excuse for operating a small business with no website. It is one of the single most important assets that’s readily available to all industries. It can serve as a digital storefront, open 24/7, ready to advertise all that your business has to offer. And making one has never been easier. There are all kinds of different software service companies that will give you all the tools you need to create a website, or you could always hire a local web designer looking for some extra freelance work. LinkNow Media is ready to build you a website for your small business the second you get in touch with us! The point we are trying to make is there are no excuses for not having a website since there are so many different avenues you can pursue to create one. Sure, it can be a little nerve-wracking if […]

Eve Mendelovitch

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How SEO and Web Design Work Together To Boost Your Marketing

Have you seen what high quality SEO and web design can do for your business? Here’s how they work together to take your marketing strategy to the next level. So you’ve spent tons of time and resources on marketing activities for your small business. You’ve opened social media accounts, started using email marketing campaigns, and even have some paid ad campaigns running. BUT if you don’t have a great website, your marketing efforts could be for naught. “My website looks great,” you might be thinking. If it does, did you design in with SEO in mind? What every business owner should keep in mind is your marketing efforts are to drive sales and to drive sales, you should be pointing people toward your website. This means every social media account, email campaign, and paid ad should link the reader to your website. If your website is not designed well, those […]

Eve Mendelovitch

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The Web Design Trends You Need For 2018

Simply having a website isn’t enough in 2018. Take a look at the web design trends you’ll need to stand out this year. Web design’s a fast moving industry. With so many factors at play, from new tech to changes in consumer tastes, there’s a lot of moving parts to it.You need to know what you’re doing before you dive in if you’re going to create something you and your users can get any value out of. In today’s article, we’ll be looking at some of the biggest web design trends of 2018. With these in your arsenal, you’ll be at the top of your web design game. But why take our word for it? Get in touch with us, today, for more on how you can take your online presence to new heights, this year. In the meantime, join us, as we look at what’s going down in web […]

Eve Mendelovitch

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