I know how it is for many small businesses. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day. You know your business backwards and forwards, but you don’t have time to learn about webhosting and about getting good search rankings or even to come up with a good logo for your site, facebook page or any of the other constellation of tasks that marketing a business online needs.
Some of our services are down on a monthly basis and in many cases to get good results you really need to consistently work on your online marketing profile. You rarely hear of businesses that run an ad once for customers and that’s it. The same is true with developing your online marketing, you may see some results from a one-off Optimization blitz, but the results may fade over time and it is best to have constant work being done throughout the year. That much said many of our service can be done piecemeal in order to give clients a feel for our work and as a supplement to our other services.
Here are some of the services that we offer to help you market your business:
What is a vps – virtual private server. It means you have a dedicated portion of a webserver. Most sites can exist in a small VPS that we can host for $342 per year. For larger sites (drupal and joomla based sites or sites that get heavy traffic) we can upgrade the size of your VPS to handle what you’re doing. This is for a managed VPS. What is a managed VPS? Basically you’re VPS is a complete computer system and needs to be kept up with for security updates and other maintenance tasks. We also perform monitoring of our managed VPS environments to make sure that they are up and accessible to the world.
We recommend hosting your email services with gmail, but if your project requires hosting mail yourself that is available as well. VPS systems can be very flexible to provide other solutions. We have helped clients connect several offices via VPN servers, migrate to VOIP and improve internal workflow with custom built VPS solutions.
Although we highly recommend managed VPS hosting we do also offer unmanaged VPS hosting for $144 per month. If you are familiar with a linux/unix server environment or have someone on staff that does, they can manage the VPS environment for you. Unmanaged VPS environments are not monitored to make sure that they are up 24/7 and we will not update them for security updates unless you perform the updates or contract us to install updates. Due to our commitments with OUR provider sites that are compromised by hackers might need to be shut down to be cleaned up. You are responsible for updates to your unmanaged VPS.
For $99 we will design a custom logo for your business or website.
For $50 we will adapt your logo into a custom favorite icon for your website.
What is a favorite icon? When you pull up a webpage and bookmark it it is the logo that appears in your bookmarks, or on the bar next to the address.
We can design a short (~30 second) promotional video and upload it to your google places page as well as to youtube for your business or website for $100. It is possible to include images or your video clips as well as text (such as your phone number or web address). Videos on youtube are in some ways easier to rank than a website for certain search terms and having yet another avenue into the top ten search results can be priceless! For $150 we can double the length of the video and also handle the upload to youtube. There will be an additional fee if we have to take pictures or video clips to be included.
Mailing lists are among the most powerful tools that businesses have. Those that have them wonder what took them so long to setup this great way to keep in contact with present or prospective customers. It possible to integrate a mailing list registration form into your web page for potential clients and it’s also possible to build a mailing list for your existing clients. Some will try to get by with their mail program and trying to send mass mails this way, but if you send a message to too many recipients your service provider may suspend your email account! Don’t risk a duct tape solution, Let us set up an account for you with a proven service for email marketing and let us help you manage the signups and integration of the form with your site. You will then have access to either send out the messages yourself or if you choose we can be sending out messages on your behalf as part of one of our monthly service packages. (There may be additional service fees incurred with the service provider if you expect more than 2000 subscribers to your lists and more than 6 messages per month.)
Basic Facebook Business Page Creation ($99)
We will setup a basic Business Page for you on facebook and add your logo and business information.
Custom Facebook Page Creation (contact us for quote)
Basic Google+ Business Page Creation (Coming Soon!)
QR Code to Generate Facebook Likes or Google Reviews ($149)
QR Codes are square bar codes that can be read by today’s smart phones. We will design a promotion for you where customers can receive a coupon in exchange for liking your business Facebook page. They’ll also be able to share the offer with their friends. Then, since they’ve liked your business page they will receive your updates.
Did you know that Google Places lists pages for businesses? If you have a brick and mortar location you may already have a place page and not realize it. What’s more, someone else MIGHT claim ownership of the page. We can claim your business page on Google Places on your behalf and turn control of it over to you. It can be a powerful way to respond to reviews, provide coupons, give more detailed information and promote your business! We will setup a free gmail address for your business and use that to claim your Business page. Then we will edit the page to suit your business (including hours, payment accepted, and one image of your business which you provide.) We will then give you the login information so that you can view statistics. Some services charge several hundred dollars for this service, we offer it for $99.
Did you know that Google Places lists pages for businesses? If you have a brick and mortar location you may already have a place page and not realize it. What’s more, someone else MIGHT claim ownership of the page. We can claim your business page on Google Places on your behalf and turn control of it over to you. It can be a powerful way to respond to reviews, provide coupons, give more detailed information and promote your business! We will setup a free gmail address for your business and use that to claim your Business page. Then we will edit the page to suit your business (including hours, payment accepted, and 2-5 images of your business as well as one video, there will be an extra charge for us to take images.) We will then give you the login information so that you can view statistics. Some services charge several hundred dollars for this service, we offer it for $149.
Give us a call at 828-484-1257.