Archive for web site ownership

Can You Prove That You Really Own Your Website?

Wouldn’t it be scary to think that you may have signed the ‘title’ of your web domain over to a stranger? I’m not trying to scare you, but a little healthy respect is good for your business. Do you think you’re too small an operation to think about this now? Could you have already given it all away? Maybe you don’t think you have. Are you sure? Can you prove ownership in a court of law? Do your really own your website? Does the ‘title’ have an expiration date? If it does, do you know when that is? If there’s a typographical error in the company name, or address, do you know how to fix it?

What to do?

First priority for you as a current or future domain owner; SAFEGUARD THE ‘title’ to your internet property! Because no-one else can do that for you as well as you can. Given the opportunity, there will always be those aiming to steal it out from under your very nose. Even the folks that aren’t out to ‘get you’ can make a mistake that can cost you hours-and-hours of work to repair.

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The Nuts and Bolts of a Successful Business Website

There are a few essentials every organization or business should do to keep a positive web presence, but not every business owner knows them. Some of these ‘do’s’ are important to improving the confidence and comfort level of your visitors. Others increase the visibility or popularity of your company’s website and brand. All of these factors together create “Web Presence” and are essential to a successful business website.

What is Web Presence?

Webopedia defines Web Presence like this:

“The term Web presence refers to an individual or business having an established existence on the World Wide Web, through a Web site, e-mail, Internet advertising, blog, or a collection of Web files. Web presence is also called Internet presence.”  – Webopedia, Web Presence

In simple terms, your web presence is the living and breathing essence of your business online.

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Where to start building your website?

Have you ever been faced with composing a work document, only to hit writer’s block before you begin? Big projects can be hard to start and creating a website is no different. Many of the “big brands” make owning a website appear effortless, but there is a bit of planning that goes into web design – even simple business websites.

When considering how to create a successful website for your small business, we break down the essential “must have” list for starting a successful website.

The Essential “Must-Haves” of a Successful Website

    • Plan your approach. It’s a good idea to write down all the things you want your website to do. Do you want to sell products? You may need an eCommerce site. Do you want to create a community gathering place for your customers to communicate? You may want to get a message board or forum up and running on your page. This isn’t just good planning, many website builders have limitations as do some web hosts. Knowing what elements your business website needs before purchasing hosting or design packages can save you money down the line.

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Every Great Idea Starts with a Story

From our founder, Kerry Townsend:

Every great idea starts with a story. I’ve always liked the story of David and Goliath. The underdog sheds all the heavy duty trappings of war, gets down to basics and brings down the enemy with a well-placed stone between the eyes. I see us as the coach that helps you, the underdog, realize how to become successful online.

Experienced in Internet Technologies Since 1991.

I am saddened at the ever-growing number of Arizona small businesses joining the “Internet Gold Rush” and getting little or nothing for their time, effort and money. It seems the popular and trending topic is how “your business must be on the web” or die. Or worse, the small business owner has had an awful (can we say expensive?) experience in their attempt at establishing an Internet presence. It’s also likely that you have already invested a considerable amount of effort and money in your “do-nothing” web-site.

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