Internet Marketing Strategies and Drupal Tips

Jun 22 2011

Surrey Drupal Meetup takes a Summer Vacation

Hello Surrey Drupallers,

If you missed Shaun Dychko's presentation on May 12th, you can see him in action again this Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 6:30pm at the Vancouver Drupal meetup. RSVP here:

Jun 19 2011

Using Twitter to Grow your Business Online

1. What is Twitter? is a website where you can send short messages to the public. You create an account and start sending 140 character messages. These messages are called tweets. People follow you and they can see your tweets on their home page, much like your wall on Facebook. And you follow them and you can see their tweets on your home page. See my tweets here:

2. Twitter is a conversation. You can reply to other people’s tweets and they reply to yours and that way you can have a 2 way conversation.

Jun 4 2011

June 4: New Website for

Wagging Tales provides pet food, dog grooming, toys and treats for your pets. They focus on providing the best in Canadian made products for you. This business starter website features home page slideshow, custom photo galleries, blog, random testimonials and contact form. Located in Fleetwood area of Surrey, BC Canada, Erminio always has a smile and is ready to help you with your pet needs.






Jun 4 2011

On May 2, 2011 we launched a new website: features apartment and townhouse rentals in downtown Langley City. One of the property owners approached Seascape Web Design and asked us to build a site to showcase their rental properties and to rank high in the search engines. Visitors to the site are able to view property descriptions, photos and Google maps. They can contact the building manager by email or phone and download the rental application form.


Jun 4 2011

In May 2011, we launched new website:

We recently launched this site for the Newfoundland and Labrador Society of BC. We upgraded the site from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6, created a new theme and added a slideshow to the home page. The site editor functions have been improved by using CKeditor and the new custom photo gallery is easy to use.



May 31 2011

New Referral Networking Website -

A fun way to help friends, build referrals and grow your business
- receive referrals from colleagues
- give referrals and get cash rewards
- tap into the largest referral network
The Boston Globe says “ provides continual streams of leads to its members in a way that sites like LinkedIn and Facebook do not.”
May 31 2011

May 2011: 7 Step Strategy to Get Top Rankings in Google

Here is an excellent strategy to improve your ranking in Google, Yahoo and Bing, the top 3 search engines. I recently wrote this article while writing a proposal for a prospect. They asked Seascape Web Design to help them improve their search engine rankings and to increase traffic to their Drupal website.

What's your online strategy? Contact Katy for your own custom strategy to rock your Google ranking.

1. Preliminary report to determine where you rank for specific keywords is included in this proposal. We perform tests to determine how many sites link back to you. These are called backlinks or link popularity. We also test how many of your website pages are indexed by the top 3 search engines, Google, Yahoo, Bing.

May 30 2011

Next Surrey Drupal Meetup: June 9, 2011: Project Management Workflow with Open Atrium

Join us on June 9 for Surrey Drupal Meetup where Steve Krueger is presenting on Organize Your Life with Open Atrium. Learn how to organize your client projects and streamline communication between clients and all team members.
May 30 2011

Thank you to Shaun Dychko for presenting at Surrey Drupal Meetup

A big thank you to Shaun Dychko of He gave an excellent presentation at our Surrey Drupal meetup on May 12th, 2011. He demonstrated how he built a membership website using Drupal and Ubercart. Here's the site:

If you missed his presentation, you can see a more in-depth version on June 23, 2011 at the Vancouver Drupal Meetup: Building Membership Sites with Ubercart

May 28 2011

April 2011: Why Choose Drupal? Here's 7 Reasons Why

We interviewed some of our clients and colleagues and asked them to explain in simple terms why they choose Drupal to build their company website. Here's what they had to say:

1. Drupal enables you to manage your own website content. Instead of having to hire a web designer to manually edit the HTML for each page and menu item, you can easily add new pages and edit all current content. This helps you save time and money by managing your website content yourself.
2. Drupal separates the site graphics design from the site structure. The site design is called a theme and can easily be changed to another theme by configuring some settings. This makes it cost effective when it comes to redesigning your website look and feel. Instead of having to re-code the entire site with HTML or PHP and CSS, you can change to a new theme without modifying the underlying site structure or code.