Canadians, Social Media, Small Business Website

Canadians, Websites, and Social Media

There was a recent article in the Globe and Mail that outlined how Canadian small businesses are not taking advantage of the internet and social media.  As Canadians we are lucky to be recognized as the most connected nation in the World.  Yet a recent Google report showed that fewer than half of Canada’s two million small businesses don’t even have a website…

That stat absolutely shocks me, the internet is used for everything now, anybody looking for anything simply Google’s it.  If you’re a small business without a web presence you are seriously missing out on some of the BEST advertising there is.

 Website Costs

We offer start-up websites for small businesses, they are not overly expensive and we can usually get a small business website up and running for $300 or $400.  This get you online and within the sight of Google who can provide a significant bump to your sales.  The content management system we use is easy to learn, in fact, if you can create a document in MS Word you probably already have all the skills necessary.

Advertising On The Internet

Again, Google still really dominates this sector.  If you’re looking to get ads for your business online than Google Adwords is probably your best starting point.  Adwords is really a fine art that needs to be learned though experience.  I would suggest just getting involved to get your feet wet and start comprehending how things work.  You can set your price, budget and any other factors so you don’t overspend.  Your ads will be placed on the headers, footers, and sidebars of both relevant websites as well as relevant Google searches.  You pay per click that these targeted ads receive.

Advertising Through The Internet

The very best advertising on Google is being ranked well for your business keywords.  As an example let’s say we have a small business selling widgets.  Getting ranked in the top 10 on Google for “cheap widgets” or “cheap widgets local city” will garner significant sales.  You can’t buy a high Google ranking, you need to earn it, which takes time. Ranking high for your business keywords will produce a windfall of success, traffic, and ideally, sales.  I have owned a few small business websites that have made the top 10 in Google for my targeted keywords, the increase in traffic is 10 fold.  The trick is getting your website to rank highly and we can help.  We can’t promise any solid numbers but we have had success in the past and we can give you the recipe.  If any business promises they can get you into the top 10 I would be highly sceptical.  Google uses a highly secretive algorithm that is changed frequently, so any ranking promise is unfounded.

Social Media Traffic

Social media can amplify your reputation and businesses credibility in both a positive and negative way incredibly fast.  You need to be prepared to take advantage and control damage that may occur quickly.  On top of that it is a lot of work, you need to have a Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel, and the list can go on.  Pick the avenues that work the best for your business and work to promote those channels.


As always we are here to answer any questions you may have.  Post a comment or send us question via our contact page.

Remember the internet is still on its hockey stick curve, increasing exponentially.  If you’re a small business without a web presence you’re missing out on free leads and revenue everyday you postpone a company website.

New Site Design and Website Support

ReThink has gone ahead with a new site design which hopefully flows a little better than the old site.  It also should increase its Google rankings as much effort has been put into SEO.  Only time will tell as we track the overall sites analytics and see where this beast is trending!ReThink Hosting and Web Site Support

We talk about our new support service a lot here and we have quite a lot of interest and positive feedback from a few clients that are already using the service.  One client has said that we “hit the nail on the head” as he finds himself constantly frustrated and up late hours in the night fighting trying to get things perfect but now offloads troublesome issues to us.  Now he has hours of saved time to work on content and streamlining his business.

Every hosting companies has access to all files and databases that you use to showcase your website on the server.  Thus, with the website support we offer we can simply access your troubled CSS or html file and correct any issue quickly and easily.

Give us a call or send us a quick email and we can talk about how we can help you and your business. Contact Us


Unique Service

Our commitment to renewable energy allows us to take that same passion and apply it to your personal account and your needs.  Each of our customers are setup on a one on one basis, in fact we offer free help transitioning old websites over to our servers as well as building new ones.

Each customer is unique and has different goals from their web hosting or site, therefore we design each plan specific to a users needs. This is important as other online retailer with their predefined packages force features on clients that they may very well never use but end up continuously paying for.



There is no difference in how your domain is produced or viewed around the world; the only change is that the server (that hosts your website) consumes electricity that is generated from a renewable energy source (wind).

Due to the premium cost for green power, we aim to reduce costs by allowing organizations to only pay for what they use and not a package that’s overpriced and unrealistic. We can transfer all pre-existing domains as well as facilitate and register new domains.