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                            January  2012


Happy New Year! This is our first official Newsletter of 2012 and we hope that you are all gearing up for a great year. While the season may seem far away for some of you it is a great time for planning and preparation.We hope that our tips, information and blogs are helpful to you.


You can reach us at 604-506-2226 or send us an email anytime. We would love to chat with you and bounce some ideas back and forth. 

Don't forget to forward this email to your staff or golf industry friends by clicking on the "Forward email" link.



Jeff & Tara Ciecko
CK Golf Solutions Ltd.  


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Be Mobile
Blogs of the Month
Networking Paper
Webinar Series
Connect With Us on Skype
Be Mobile

In 2012 more than half of all searches will be done on a mobile device.


What does this mean for your business?

  • Just because your website appears on a mobile device does not mean it is mobile! 
  • A mobile enhanced website typically has 
    • less pages than your current website (home, book online, contact, plus one or two more)
    • a drop down and easily accessible menu bar
    • font that is appropriate to the device it is being read on 
  • If you are going to include booking online make sure your booking page is mobile as well!
Do not do this!
  • Sorry Tourism Nanaimo we are picking on you today (but there are thousands more websites we could pick on). 
    • It is difficult if not impossible to read the links on the website from a smart phone. 
    • The menu is almost invisible at the top.
    • The text links are too small to read.
    • The font is too small even for the best eyes. 
  • If you are using Word Press or another template program for your website making it mobile may be as easy as one or two clicks.
  • If your website is HTML coded you will need to speak to your programmer about updating for mobile. Depending on the number of pages (we suggest 5 or less) you should be able to be mobile enhanced for $1,200 to $1,800.
  • If you use a third party booking software (Golf Switch, Active etc) you will have to discuss your mobile booking options with them. There may be a fee but try to negotiate around it as they need the bookings too.
  • If you would like more information about going mobile or a referral to a website company to do the work please give us a call at 604-506-2226 or send us an email.


Blogs of the Month

At the beginning of this year we decided to change our website to include two blogs instead of one. The new blog entitled "Industry Blog" contains both golf industry specific and general business related blogs. This blog has seen tremendous activity so far with our most visits ever and even some comments. Below are the three most popular industry blogs of January 2012.
If you have any topics that you would like us to cover please send us an email. If we do not have the expertise for your topic we will find someone who does.
If you are still interested in our personal blogs (food, wine, travel) you can view them on "Our Blog".

Make the Most out of Networking

If you missed it last month our paper "Make the Most out of Networking" is still available for free download at the link below.
Webinar Series




You missed the first webinar but there are still two great topics left - Deal Sites (on February 1st) and Growing your Followers & Fans (on February 7th). 

 Webinar # 2


 For more information visit our website.


Connect with us on SKYPE for a Free Chat

CK Golf Solutions has been using Skype a lot lately to connect with people for business and general chats about the golf business! Want to connect for a FREE chat on Skype? Message us to set up a time and use our Skype account: jeff.ciecko - look forward to connecting and chatting with all of you even more.


If you need a Skype account your can access the free account by clicking here. Remember all Skype to Skype calls are free!

Please feel free to contact us at anytime about any services that we provide or any questions that you may have in general about Social Media or other topics.
We want to help your business make more money! You can call or email Jeff at 604-506-2226 or or Tara at 604-379-8331 or
Good golfing,

Jeff & Tara Ciecko
CK Golf Solutions Ltd.                      

Jeff Ciecko...604-506-2226 
Tara Ciecko...604-379-9331