Services

We are a full-service Internet marketing company with over a decade of website design, development, optimization and maintenance experience. We are committed to the successful deployment and upkeep of your Internet campaign(s).

  • Custom Web Design
  • Website Development
  • Website Optimization
  • Website Content Development
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Pay-per-click (PPC)
  • Website Traffic Analysis
  • Website Maintenance
  • Website Consulting

Deliverables & Consulting Topics

  • Web Sites
  • Newsletter, Email, Subscribers / Distribution Systems
  • Logo, identity, branding materials
  • Open-Source CMS Solutions (Joomla!®, Wordpress, Drupal, etc)

We regularly update, maintain, and upgrade websites for new & existing clients.  If you are looking someone to be available on an as-needed basis to perform routine updates and tweaks to your site, look no further!  Contact us today for a free quote.  We are typically able to respond to these types of requests within 24-48 business hours, often sooner.  

At the end of each month, we provide a detailed log describing what we did and how much time was spent.  

Common examples updates we regularly perform:

  • Posting announcements, news articles & press releases
  • Adding photo albums (galleries) 
  • Creating user accounts, mailboxes for new employees
  • Adjusting time-sensitive data like interest rates

We take a realistic approach to Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing.  This is a topic that is frequently overrated and oversold, so be careful. We have been approached by SEO firms (yes, offering to sell their services to another web design firm) as well as worked with SEO firms who claim to be "optimizing" your site on a monthly, ongoing basis - but in fact, they aren't doing a thing.

Some truths about SEO:

  • If nobody is searching for your keywords, investing in SEO will not be able to gain you any extra clicks
  • Quality clicks will almost always deliver a better ROI than quantity clicks.  just because people can get you "more clicks" does not mean that it will be helpful.
  • Placement cannot be guaranteed.  Google's results are ordered based on their own (secret) algorithm.  SEO professionals take "educated guesses" at how the algorithm works, but Google keeps it a secret and is constantly changing it.

We work with all of our clients to develop the most effective compensation structure for both client and agency.  We have contract relationships, retainer relationships, and project relationships.  In all cases, we develop budgets based on an hourly rate of $80-115.  In addition, subcontractor purchases made on behalf of clients (photography, printing, media, etc.) typically include a 15% commission.  Out-of-pocket expenses (travel, courier, supplies, etc.) are billed to clients at cost.

 

Site Plan / Quote

  • Set a time to talk on the phone or meet in person if its convenient for both parties.
  • We will ask you to provide an assortment of website you like/dislike and what you specifically like/dislike about them. This is to just get an idea of your tastes and expectations.

Quote Approval / Deposit

  • Once we have agreed on a price and timeline, we will need a 50% deposit to schedule work to begin.
  • 100% payment up front is of course welcome and can expedite the site going live upon completion, especially when paying by check.

Design

  • In order for us to create a website that will be cohesive with your existing branding efforts, we will need any/all collateral you can provide (logo, color codes, brochures, etc)
  • We will provide one or more designs for you to review
  • Once we get an approved website design we move to the "development" phase

Development

  • We will require 100% of your content to continue
  • We will provide you with a temporary site location to review
  • Once we get an approved website developed, we will require the remaining payment due ( +/- any deviations during process)
  • Once final payment is received the website will be moved to the permanent location on your hosting servers and your site will be LIVE!
  • Any changes past the GO LIVE date are considered maintenance.

Please note that we no longer offer hosting services directly to our clients.  We are able to support and manage a website that is hosted with any hosting service. 

Contact us today for assistance with getting started with the web hosting company of your choice.  We are also able to make recommendations.

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Email Configuration

Incoming (POP) Server:
mail.yourdomain.com (port 110 default)

Incoming (IMAP) Server:
mail.yourdomain.com (port 143 default)
Path Prefix: INBOX

Outgoing (SMTP) Server:
mail.yourdomain.com (port 25 default; port 26 alternate)
(Server Requires Authentication; log into incoming mail server before sending mail)


Google Apps Support

google-appsYou can also use Google's system to power your email; in order to switch over to Google Apps, you must submit a support ticket with your account information and date/time that you want to switch.  This would also include integration with Google Calendar, Google Docs, Picasa, etc.

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Known Issues

  • Unable to Send Mail; Receive Works
    This is typically because your ISP is blocking your outgoing port.  On our server, the default outgoing port is 25.  The alternate port is 26.  If you find yourself in this situation, change your mail settings to use the other port number.  In some cases, you might have to switch back-and-forth; for example, if your home office blocks port 25, and the coffeeshop down the street blocks 26.

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