The Ian Scott Group

Bringing Business & Solutions Together

Canada: 26 First Avenue
Orangeville, ON L9W 1H8
(519) 940-3504
Europe: +30 690 600 3137
(Athens, Greece)

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When the internet was hardly known in Canada, and just starting to be popularized in America, there were many newsgroups, email lists and opportunities to share thoughts, ideas and get “connected” with the rest of the world. Back in about 1997, I was introduced to “the internet” and began to explore. It would be the …

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Expanding To Greece! B-loved

Since we began our business (under a different name) back in 1997, we’ve been providing services not only locally to Canadian businesses and organizations, but also to those located in the United States and the United Kingdom. We’ve continued to operate on an international basis and are proud of the fact that many of our…

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Making 2017 The Best Year Ever!

Happy New Year! 2016 was a very good year for The Ian Scott Group as we took on new clients and worked on new projects for existing clients. We were really excited to complete several large projects as well as help the local community in promoting Orangeville’s largest event, the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival.…

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Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival – Our Involvement 2016

We absolutely love music here in our office, and a variety of genres as well. One of the favourites you’ll hear playing here at any given time are The Blues and Blues Rock. I’m pretty lucky to have some talented musicians for sons, and my 13 year old shares my eclectic taste in music, so…

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SEO And SSL: Our Own Case Study

For some time now, Google have been recommending that websites use the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol if at all possible. As we discussed earlier in our article entitled “Webmaster Guidelines And SSL,” there are two protocols that websites can run on: Regular unencrypted HTTP, and encrypted HTTPS over SSL. Briefly, HTTPS or SSL creates…

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Expanding Our Service Areas

Our staff have been providing web development and marketing services to a wide geographic area since 1997. Over the years, we’ve earned the trust of clients throughout North America and the United Kingdom, although we’ve never focused on gaining new customers outside of our own geographical area. It’s just that word of mouth has been…

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Another WordPress Security Update

On February 2nd, 2016, WordPress announced that a security update had been released. This new update takes WordPress to Version 4.4.2 and according to the developers, the “strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.” Two vulnerabilities in WordPress Core were discovered and fixed: 1. A Server Side Request Forgery Vulnerability A Server Side Request…

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Richmond Hill Local SEO Special – Winter Carnival

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We’re feeling a bit nostalgic at the moment, with the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival coming up. Fond memories of Ookpik the mascot, many a cold day and evening spent on Mill Pond, and wandering around snow and ice sculptures. Next weekend (February 5th through the 7th, 2016) is when it all happens this year. We’re…

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Webmaster Guidelines And SSL

A couple of days ago about January 27th, 2016, Google made some big changes to it’s Webmaster Guidelines. Google has published guidelines for many years and once in awhile, has made some minor updates to them. This latest revision is perhaps the biggest since it first came out with guidelines for webmasters. There’s actually quite…

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Should You Buy A WordPress Theme?

Recently, with lots of marketing being done by theme creators and sellers, there’s been some questions about the idea of purchasing a WordPress theme to either create a new website or revamp an existing one. The idea of being able to purchase a “theme” and have a brand new website with just a few clicks…

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