Northern Village earns B Corp Certification

November 6, 2018 — Northern Village is now a Certified B Corporation, a designation that verifies the company meets high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. “We are very proud to be among the growing number of companies in Guelph and around the world that have achieved B Corp certification,” said Arni Mikelsons, founder of Northern Village. “It’s a tremendous honour...

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Get noticed with good SEO

September 30, 2008 — Be found with good SEO Northern Village provides search engine optimization as part of every engagement. We do this in two ways. First, the Northern Village website editing software incorporates all the back end “technical stuff” that search engines like to see. Secondly, we provide a variety of tactics that you can use to increase the prominence of your website...

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Our technology choices

June 19, 2016 — Our Technology Choices We have carefully considered our technology choices before settling with the main software powering Northern Village. The main elements of choosing the software that we use is: It is a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. As a client, you will never need to worry about the nuts and bolts of your website. Simply point your web browser to...

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Our website approach

June 15, 2016 — Our Website Approach Northern Village can help you to develop a website that's affordable, effective, useful, modern, and powerful. How do we do it? We use a content-driven philosophy in producing easy to edit, custom-designed websites. It is a fast and efficient approach that highlights your core message and allows for flexible site development, fast delivery and easy maintenance. This...

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New Northern Village Admin Interface

The Admin interface of the Northern Village Website Publisher has been reorganized to simplify access to the most used functions. Now, when you select Admin, the Page interface is the landing page. Additionally, the Page interface now contains substantially more information and functionality. In particular, Page Data has been introduced to add semi-structured data to any page.

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Securing your website

November 17, 2019 — Securing your website If you take look at the URL bar at the top of this page, you will see that there is a little padlock at the begninning of it indicating that this page is secure. Northern Village has taken the step to make sure that all of its websites, and all future websites are secure. It is just...

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Northern Village CMS over WordPress

July 27, 2016 — Benefits of Northern Village CMS over WordPress As the founder of Northern Village, I am regularly asked why we prefer not to use WordPress to manage our  websites. It is a good question.  WordPress is by far the most popular CMS in the world today (60% of websites using a CMS use WordPress). There are lots of different modules that...

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Website accessibility - Just part of your website

September 6, 2016 — Accessibiltiy is an important element of making sure that everyone can participate equally in our village. With websites, it is making sure that people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive disabilities can interact with and contribute to the Internet. As a business, or organization, you want to make sure that everyone can have access to the information you are providing. ...

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Why is the company named Northern Village?

May 16, 2016 — Why is the company named Northern Village? Coming up with a name for a company is not an easy thing. You want to have something that gives customers a good idea of the function, purpose and/or philosophy of the company or organization. Anyone who has tried to name something knows it is not easy. Arni Mikelsons struggled in coming up...

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