Posts Tagged "tips"

Search Engine Advertising Scam

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Blog, Marketing | 1 comment

Search Engine Advertising Scam

I received yet another call from these guys on Thursday, February 02, 2012 at 08:51:14 PM and I am so tired of them ringing my phones that I decided to post it for all the world to see. What a SCAM! The caller ID showed from Farmington, CT and the number was 860-470-0046, and if you call it back, it just answers “Hello and thank you for calling. If you would like to be placed on our do not call list, please press 1 now.” If you don’t it disconnects the call. They are NOT a data service provider for Google, Yahoo, and Bing I assure you and for guaranteed first page results, you...

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Smart Online Presence for Small Businesses: Website Hosting

Posted by on Jul 10, 2011 in Blog, Marketing, Technology | 0 comments

Smart Online Presence for Small Businesses: Website Hosting

Today, there is certainly no shortage for website hosting providers, in fact, Google shows about 10,500,000 results. So how do you evaluate who is responsible for housing your website data and files, delivering your email every time and in a timely manner, and providing a good experience while visitors are browsing your website. How costly is it if someone clicks the “Buy Now” or “Contact Us” button only to have your website returned unavailable. Evaluating a hosting provider and a hosting package is more than finding the cheapest price available. Some of the factors involved in the...

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Smart Online Presence for Small Businesses: Email Addresses

Posted by on Jul 10, 2011 in Blog, Marketing, Technology | 0 comments

Smart Online Presence for Small Businesses: Email Addresses

So now that you have a great domain name for your small business, it’s time to consider your email address. You already have that great AOL, or Yahoo!, or even Gmail email address that you have been using for years and everybody knows right? So is that going to be used on your business cards? The correct answer is NO! You just purchased a domain name to represent your business so you should use this for your email address as well! It may seem like such an obvious detail but I have seen more business cards from small businesses promoting these third party email providers that it is apparent...

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Smart Online Presence for Small Businesses: Domain Names

Posted by on Jul 10, 2011 in Blog, Marketing, Technology | 0 comments

Smart Online Presence for Small Businesses: Domain Names

These days, every business requires an online presence. The reality is that if you don’t have at least a basic website, you don’t really exist. The Internet has provided small businesses a real opportunity to compete with much larger corporations. It is important to consider even some of the basic principles when businesses begin establishing or optimizing their online presence. The first consideration is choosing the right domain name that either represents the name of the business or the services provided. Choosing the right domain name will also effect search engine rankings for specific...

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Information Technology and your Intranet

Posted by on Jul 3, 2011 in Blog, Technology | 0 comments

Information Technology and your Intranet

It is important to consider key aspects of your infrastructure early in the business start-up phase to prevent larger, more costly problems in the future. Consider the computers and mobile devices involved with running your business and the data contained on those systems. How accessible is the data and what happens when (not if) one of those systems fails. Proper setup and configuration of your Intranet and Local Area Networking (LAN) ensures important information is accessible between computers thereby making your employees more efficient. Networked file servers can be a relatively...

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