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NEWS, ARTICLES & ALERTS:
ALERT (3/28/12): WEB LISTINGS INC. SCAM
Attention website hosting clients: You may receive what appears to be an invoice for 'Annual Website Search Engine Listing' via snail mail from a company called "Web Listings, Inc.". Please disregard this invoice. It is simply a money grab. You will notice the text near the bottom of the "invoice" that states, "This is not a bill. This is a solicitation...".
COUPON SITES ARE A GREAT DEAL,
BUT NOT ALWAYS TO MERCHANTS
From New York Times (10/2/11)
Like businesses across the land, the Madison Avenue spa Wellpath tried to drum up customers by running heavily discounted coupons on deal-of-the-day Web sites. But the Internet coupon fad is shrinking faster than fat from a weight-loss laser. Read the story at nytimes.com
GROUPON WAS THE "SINGLE WORST DECISION
I HAVE EVER MADE AS A BUSINESS OWNER"
From TechCrunch.com (6/10/11)
Jessie found about Groupon from a friend who saw that the pizza place across the street was full after running a Groupon. Seeing that “success”, she wanted to give it a try. Read the story & watch the video at techcrunch.com
HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM GOOGLE ADWORDS
From Mashable.com (3/28/11)
Google AdWords (those sponsored links that appear alongside search results and web content) can be one of the most cost-effective ways to advertise on the web. Your ads are highly targeted based on keywords, and you don’t pay for anything unless they are clicked. Read the story at mashable.com
IS SOCIAL NETWORKING RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
From the NY Times (2/13/11)
Social media can be a powerful tool for listening to customers and building a reputation for responsive service. Read the story at nytimes.com
BEFORE YOU MEET WITH US
Here are a few questions about your plans that will help us prepare the correct information to discuss with you at your meeting.
- Before Your Website Meeting Questionaire
CHECK DOMAIN NAME AVAILABILITY
Search to see if your desired .com, .net, .co, etc. domains are available to register. You may have to be creative to find an available domain. Try incorporating things like the name of the city or region you service. Call us for advice on domain names or if you would like us to register an available domain.
- Check for a domain's availability at NetSol.com
ABOUT CACHE, COOKIES & HISTORY
Each time you access a file through your web browser, the browser caches (i.e., stores) it.
- Learn how to clear your browser's cache
CLAIM YOUR GOOGLE BIZ LISTING
Our Lead Developer, Thom Prati, has put together a helpful guide that will show you, step by step, how to gain control over the Google listing for your business.
- Click here to download the guide (.pdf)
WEBSITE & MARKETING RESOURCES
- Adobe Kuler
Choose a color palette for your website or web graphics
- iStock Photo | Dreamstime | 123RF.com
Select from collection of professional stock photography
E-MAIL SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS (.PDF)
And enter you username(email account) and password.
If you do not know your username and password, please call the office at 315-712-0104 to gain access to your webmail.
After you have entered the username and password you will arrive at a screen like the one below. You are now in your email account on the email server. You can view your email from any computer at this website address.
Click this image to view more information about getting around in your account online:
To set up your email on a phone or an email program that is on a computer, you will click on the configure email button in the center of the row of buttons on the bottom of this page. Then you will arrive at this page:
Click on the graphic below for more information about the settings:
We recommend the settings in the grey box.
Using the instructions for your particular device, with these settings in the grey box you can have your email go to another phone or computer email program.
Here are a few common programs and links to their instructions:
- Android Phones/Tablets
- Blackberry Phones
- Apple Phones/Tablets
- Outlook 2002/2003 | 2007 - 2016
- Outlook Express
- Free Download for Thunderbird
- Set-up Mozilla Thunderbird
- Windows Live Mail