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Member: pixcode

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Silver Member since June 2010

At pixcode we are the web experts.

We develop and manage high-traffic niche Internet properties like naturalhealthcare.ca, CanadaEventsCalendar.ca, and our workplace wellness spin-offs Wellergize and EmployeeWellness.ca.  In other words, we create ways for businesses to reach their target markets online through our portals.

For the workplace wellness services, we have developed a consortium of experts who provide services from Health Risk Assessments, to Organizational Behaviour consulting and function as the administrative and marketing end of things.

We also take on a limited number of select web development clients each year, using the skills we fine-tune on our own properties and provide the following services:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Website Reboot
  • Web Marketing Strategy Consulting

When it comes to the web, we understand: You’re busy and you just want the technology to work. And having the right tools makes it all run smoother.

How do we know this? Well, for a project like naturalhealthcare.ca (Canada’s largest online resource for complementary and alternative health care), we create and manage original content, news postings, directory listings, events listing, social media, and more – and because we have the correct tools in place, we can do it all in just a couple of hours a day.

Managing Director Gisela McKay says, “We prefer to work with people who have already gone through the process of building a version of their website, and are either unsatisfied with it, or want to revamp it. They’ve already got their basic content together, and have a general sense of what is and isn’t working for them in terms of work flow, managing content, driving traffic, and converting sales. Sometimes, they’ve been sweet-talked into something that didn’t work, and now they are ready for the truth told in plain English.”

We listen to what you want to accomplish, factor in who will be managing your site (is it a team of people or really just one person?) and then we recommend the tools that best match what you’ve described.

We choose well supported platforms with large developer pools that enable your team to create and manage your content on a day-to-day basis. As we don’t have a vested interest in promoting a specific platform, you have final say over what tools we use to develop your site. “Basically, we like to build ourselves out of a job,” says Gisela.

“We’ve heard enough nightmares from clients who have found themselves with a website situation where the original developers undervalued their initial work in the hopes of creating themselves a ‘Webmaster for Life’ gatekeeper position and now they’ve either gone out of business or are holding the website hostage (e.g. the domain name, the graphic files, webhosting contract). We’d rather charge a fair rate up front and just avoid all the game-playing down the road.”

See the Member-to-member Discounts page to find out what discounts we are offering other SCCC members.

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