January 2010

Harness the power of the Web to ramp up sales in 2010! No time like New Year's to make marketing resolutions for the upcoming year.  A couple great to-do's for that list:

Free Email Marketing Don't sit there and wait for your phone to ring. Your Web hosting plan now includes a free eNewsletter tool. Create and run outbound marketing campaigns with Newsletter Broadcast. Work from a template or import your own design, upload your list and send. Learn more 

Website Makeover Been meaning to refresh the design and content of your site? Or worse, stuck at "domain name only" without a site built yet?  Your Gate hosting plan includes an easy-to-use SiteBuilder tool that provides professionally designed templates, images, font/color schemes, and a site design wizard that can help you build a new site in no time.  Look your best for when customers come calling. Check it out.

Want Exchange Email for some... but not for all?

Wanting Microsoft Exchange for the CEO but less expensive POP email for others? Hybrid Exchange is the answer!

With Exchange you have anytime, anywhere email. Great for the business person on the go.  But not everyone needs it, so forget an all-or-nothing solution.

Hybrid Exchange is enabled on our Windows and Linux Web hosting plans as well as the SiteMail and Exchange plans.

Learn more

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Encrypt Your Email Address with Email Riddler

Make it virtually impossible for spam harvesters to get your email address from your Contact Us page.

EmailRiddler is a free online tool that encrypts and transforms your email address into a series of numbers in the code to prevent crawlers from seeing it. 

Encrypt your email in three easy steps. Enter your email address at EmailRiddler, click "encrypt email," then copy and paste the generated code into your contact page. Check it out!

 

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Small Business Tips

Write Better Online Ads in 2010!  Internet advertising is different than traditional advertising.  Notably, a key audience is search engines! For top tips on drafting SEO-friendly copy for ads, see our Web Resources article Strengthen Your Advertising with SEO Copywriting.

Brain Teaser

Twitter enables users to send/read text-based posts or "tweets" of up to 140 characters.  What was the very first "tweet?"

a. "just setting up my twttr"

b. "we'd like to start off in 140 characters or less. And we just did!"

c. "i tweet therefore i am"

d. "twttr test: short code 10958"

Answer:

On March 21, 2006 Twitter creator Jack Dorsey published the first Twitter message at 9:50 p.m. PST: "just setting up my twttr."

See previous Brain Teasers.

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