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Domain names, don't let them expire

Barbara Pearn - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This may seem like very simple advise, but we've seen this happen often. Clients let their domains expire. It takes a lot of effort to restore your website.

If your domain expires, your website will go down and so does your email, if you have an email associated with your website.

Keep your domain account paid and up-to-date.

How does this happen?

Clients change their email addresses or forget where their domain is registered. The domain registrar sends out an email and you ignore it because it looks like other emails you get that are spam.

Or your credit card expires and you don't update it in your account.

What happens if your domain expires?

You could loose your domain name forever. All the work you've done to promote your website is gone. There could be a lot of links pointing to your website that you don't know about and they will all return a not found error. People looking for your website will think you have gone out of business.

Save yourself a lot of grief and keep your domain name accounts paid.

New website

Barbara Pearn - Thursday, August 28, 2014

In the past I have been busy working on client projects and have not time to work on my own business web site. 

I've realized that I need to get this site up and running for the sake of my own business. To that end, I've been working on it intermittently between client work. When you create something in pieces, it takes more time because you have to go back over what you have done and remember how it was created and why. It would be best to have a good block of time to devote to any project.

Blogs are an important addition to any web site as it is to this one. A blog is an easy way to add content and personality to your site. Good original content will increase traffic to your web site. Content attracts viewers.

The advantages of this new site is that I can access the CMS, CRM, email newsletters, e-commerce, this blog and more features all accessible in one admin area. No more logging into multiple user admins and importing and exporting information back and forth. All the reports are up front and viewable upon log-in. The results of any actions or changes to your site can be seen and reviewed easily. Live reporting tracks contacts that have been made through web forms.

Welcome to our Blog!

Barbara Pearn - Tuesday, July 06, 2010

This is our first blog post on this website - this online business to be exact!

Feel free to grab a cup of tea, put your feet up and take a look around. I'll be adding more content as time goes on. 

I like the idea of having a blog on my site. Blogs are a great way to add original content to your site and increase your SEO. Content attracts visitors to your site better than many other methods. If you are wondering what the benefits are of having a blog, the main reason is to provide searchable content on your site. It also provides your company with a personality and gives you the opportunity to show your knowledge about your business and why you do what you do.

I hope you enjoy and feel free to let me know what you think!