Top Ten Essential Digg Tips

10 Digg tips

Digg can be a very powerful social network for your needs. Here are ten ways to maximize your Digg use: 1. Choose an eye-catching avatar picture. Your avatar is going to be one of the first things that anyone sees from your profile when you are on Digg. Make your profile stand out by choosing… Read more »

How to Set Up a Digg Account

Digg logo

Setting up a Digg account is simple and quick. First, visit and click on “Join Digg!” at the top of the page. It will then ask you for a username, password, and your email address. Next, you need to set up your profile. The point of Digg is to get people to follow you… Read more »

Affiliate Marketing 101

Uncle Sam I want you affiliate marketers

Affiliate marketing is a pay-for-performance model where you pay others a commission when they sell your product. They essentially do all the marketing work for you and you only need to pay them if they are successful in making the sales. Getting into affiliate marketing can be very valuable for your business, but here are… Read more »

Google Analytics Basics

Google Analytics basics for beginners

After opening a Google Analytics account your will have to wait for it to gather information. It may take up to 24 hours for Google to start processing information from your site. But if you start seeing statistics after you log in to your account, you may now start monitoring your traffic. Look at the… Read more »

How to open a Google AdWords Account

Google Adwords logo marketing

First, visit and click the “Start Now” button. You will likely want to start a “Standard” account. If you have not created a Google account, please do so at this time, providing all the pertinent information. If you do have a Google account, then you only need to link it to your current one… Read more »

How to open a Google Analytics Account

Google Analytics logo

Step 1A: Create a Google account If you do not have a Google account, get one. You can do this by going to and clicking “Sign In” at the top-right corner of the page. Then click on the “Don’t Have a Google Account? Create an account now.” link. Follow the instructions and you will… Read more »

How to Create a Facebook Business Page

Set up your FB fanpage

Before you decide to create a page for your business on Facebook, please understand the difference between “Pages” and “Groups”. Groups are used to let people congregate around a shared interest. A page lets a brand interact with fans and share pertinent information with them. A page is more about interactivity between the brand and… Read more »

ChannelAdvisor and the Catalyst Ecommerce Conference

Stephanie Tilenius Google

Retailers have a lot of options in terms of what type of shopping cart they can use from Magento, to custom builds to Multichannel Applications like Channel Advisor. Which Shopping Cart Should I use? That is a common question that we get asked a lot. There are so many shopping carts out there it is… Read more »

SEO For WordPress Permalinks

SEO for WordPress permalinks

For SEO, McDougall Interactive recommends using the “custom” option in your WordPress Permalinks settings, and typing in “/%category%/%postname%/” into the text box. This will create a URL like “”, which is ideal in most cases. Just be sure that you don’t use the same Title on a post more than once. Play the video above… Read more »