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Did you know our hosting is green?

In honor of Earth Day, we’re bringing you a week of earth-friendly tips and information!

Everyone talks these days about being green – reducing your energy consumption, recycling, etc. But have you thought about what powers your website?   A website is there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We shut our computers off at night but the Internet is still there! Shutting a server down every night just isn’t an option.

The company that maintains our server space has taken it upon themselves to do what they can to reduce the carbon footprint servers have. The average server has nearly the same climate impact as a 15MPG SUV! Multiply that by the thousands of servers in the world and that’s a lot! How do you counter that? Our server manager has purchased Renewable Energy Credits, equaling out to be about 130% of their electricity usage. So not only are they compensating for what they are using, but they’re giving back as well!

In honor of Earth Day, we’re bringing you a week of earth-friendly tips and information!

Green Marketing

In honor of Earth Day, we’re bringing you a week of earth-friendly tips and information!

How can you practice “green” marketing? With a website! When you use the internet for your marketing you’re not using paper or ink for printed materials. And, best of all, information that is wrong, out of date, or you just want to change doesn’t have to be reprinted all over again with all the expenses involved with it – all it takes is a quick change to your website and it is done instantly!

Receive your bill/invoice through your email!

In honor of Earth Day, we’re bringing you a week of earth-friendly tips and information!

Did you know that opting for an electronic invoice reduces paper usage for the invoice and envelope, as well as the emissions from mail trucks used in the process of having the invoice delivered to you in the mail! If you’d prefer not to receive a paper invoice or bill each month, we offer the option for an electronic invoice sent directly to your email!

To start receiving your monthly invoice through your email just send Sean an email, or give us a call at 740-751-6548 and let us know!

What’s Your Biggest Website Pet Peeve?

I’m curious! Websites all have things that bother those of us that use them. I have a few ‘favorites’ that bug me, one of which is those ads that not only enlarge to cover up the information you want to read that is typed below it, but also make you wait x amount of seconds before you can even close it.

Leave a comment and let me know what your pet peeve(s) are!

Put Your Website On Everything

One of the most important things we try to stress is to put your website on everything your name is attached to. You wouldn’t place an ad in the newspaper without having your address and phone number on it so customers can contact you, right? You wouldn’t pay for business cards or other materials and then not hand them out, would you? Your website should be the same way. It may seem obvious to some, but I still see places that have websites that don’t advertise them!

Websites aren’t an “if you build it they will come” thing. Sure, some search engine optimization will make it a little easier for customers to find you through sites like Google, but they can’t and shouldn’t be your only source of website traffic. Your website address needs to be tagged on everything - online ads, phone book listings, business cards, letterheads, etc. Don’t put a website up and worry about whether people will find it – push them to it!



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