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Are You Getting Robocalls From “Google”?

I’ve received quite a few queries from clients recently, who want to know whether the robocalls they’re getting are really from Google. The short answer is no – please just hang up. Don’t press any buttons, or otherwise acknowledge that anyone has answered the phone. They’re a scam, to sell you services you don’t need.…

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Celebrating AloeRoot Web Services’ 9th Birthday

20 Years: From Terror to Passion In the fall of 1997, I arrived at Canadore College in North Bay to study Graphic Design, and sat down to my first website development class. It was a personal disaster. I knew very little about computers; my high school had kept exactly one internet-capable desktop in the entire…

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Book Review: Platform – Get Noticed in a Noisy World

One of my clients recently asked if I’d read Platform – Get Noticed in a Noisy World, by Michael Hyatt. I had not;  I promised her I’d buy a copy, so we could use the tips to help her promote a book she’s about to publish.  The book arrived on a Friday, and by Monday…

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Three Tech Topics: Read These and Avoid Hassles

My 20-year career as a website developer hasn’t been limited to just creating new websites: I enjoy being able to answer a wide range of technical questions, no matter what my customer asks me about.  It’s an honour and a privilege when a client says “we always just think to ask you for help first,…

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End-Of-Life for Sites Based on PHPWebsite

The following announcement was sent out today, March 28th, to customers who have a legacy PHPWebsite on our hosting server. None of these sites were built by AloeRoot Web Services; we have simply been hosting and maintaining them for a number of years. If you’re one of AloeRoot’s website development customers, this notice does not…

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