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Online service of the week: pets.ca audio podcast in Canada

June 12th, 2013 No comments

This pleasantly-sounding audio show from Montreal is practically hidden from view at the Pets.ca website.

The presentation focuses mostly on dogs and has been in place since 2006. It is well produced with the added bonus of visits from experts in the field. Shows are clearly numbered and the navigation is very easy.

The earliest show we could find for this review was  #5 from October 2006, so shows 1 through 4 are missing.

This content is timeless and engaging.  It shows how unique services like this can help establish a brand.

This is also a demonstration of the power of a blog/website to engage users.

To access this service, select ‘Pet blog’ from the main menu at the Pets.ca website, followed by the ‘Pet Podcast’ option in the submenu underneath

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It would be a good idea to give the show a more prominent place in the home page. Transcripts for each episode were produced before, they are important for people who do not immediately have sound equipment in place.

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New section added in country home pages: latest online services discovered

June 2nd, 2013 No comments

There is now a new section at the top of our country home pages called ‘Latest online services discovered’

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This section highlights specific online services that have been discovered in each website.  In the example above, the home page for Jamaica, the last service  in the section contains two descriptions:

Annual financial Statements from JPCCU – This is the specific name given to the service by the website.

Financial statements for a cooperative institution – This is the generic name that we have assigned it in our directory. This category allows us to better understand the kind of information available.