Custom Website Design and Hosting Charlotte NC
A website is important for any small business, whether it be for publicity, or even to sell your services from your website. Your website is everyone's first impression to your company, and you will need to make a good one. Here is why it is important to have a website.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:34)
Charlotte NC SEO Websites
Every company has the problem with getting their new website out there for people to see. You may try and publicize it through a facebook page, but you want to display it to an even bigger audience. Lucky for you, in this post we will be showing some very helpful and free tools that you can use to help get your website a little more noticed.
The first free tool that you can use to your website’s benefit is MerchantCircle. It is a free online business directory that helps small business network with other local companies and reach customers in the area through free marketing tools. Customers can leave comments and reviews of your business on the site, which people will see when browsing the local businesses. It mainly combines the basis of a traditional site like Yellowpages, and combines it with Yelp.
Our second tool is a website called LinkedIn. LinkedIn is essentially just a social networking website, but for people in professional occupations. This site can help you keep track of you have previously done business with, or people you generally have “connections” with. By doing so, your business can be seen by other people who have mutual “connections” and you can get your business noticed.
Lastly the free online tool Google Places is great for getting your business and website out to the public. There isn’t a place that people search for businesses more than Google. With Google Places, your can create a great listing for your local business that can be easily found on Google.com and Google Maps. A nice thing about Google Places is that you can establish an online presence for your local business without even having a website, or before your website has been finished.
Overall, these tools can really help publicize your local business and its’ website. MerchantCircle, LinkedIn, and Google Places are all free, easy to set up and easy to access, makes these tools great for your local business. Good luck in getting your business out there!
Last Updated (Thursday, 30 January 2014 03:16)
Charlotte Web Design and Charlotte Websites
In the last post it discussed how to detect if your website has gotten badware. If you found any badware on your website, don't worry, hope is not lost! In this post we will discuss how to get rid of that pesky badware infecting your website.
If you have a back up that is totally clean of your websites contents, you might be able to save the site by uploading all of the site's files (also includes your website's software). Before you do this, make sure you use the latest version of your website's software. When doing this, you may be overwriting files you had changed, and it will revert everything back on your site to when you made the back up directory. If you need a little more help, some hosting providers are able to help in cleaning up or restoring the sites. If you want to see if your host can help, contact their support department.
If you do not have a back up of your website, you will have to do manual removal of the bad code. When you locate where the bad code is, removing it is usually as simple as just deleting the bad code from all files that it appears in. Don't forget to check for hidden files for the bad code, if it is present in any of these, delete it also. Sometimes the badware can be stored in more than just one database. If this is the case, restoring a recent back up of the database or manually editing the records will be necessary.
Last Updated (Friday, 17 January 2014 15:43)
Charlotte and Cleveland Website Maintenance Plans
How do you know if your site is infected?
Well a sure fire sign is if your site is displaying a warning like "Reported Attack Site" or maybe even "This site could harm your computer." Any warnings like this shows that Google had detected something that could be harming visitors to your website, and could have even been altered without you knowing. You want to become aware of any "badware" that your webite might have.
Here are some other indications to show that your website has any "badware". When a visitor sees a warning sign on their browser that your website could be harmful to their computer. If you google your site, and you see strange search engine results for your site. If you notice any permissions or even files being altered your website could be infected. If you get emails from Google or your web hosting provider telling you that your website has malware.
How did the virus infect my site?
There are many ways that your website could have been infected. A lot of sites get hacked into through outdated plugins or stolen passwords. If you update your website with an infected computer than that is also a way that websites can get infected. There are also bad ads that can run on your site that could also potentially infect your website, but those are rare, ad companies really try to look after bad ads, and not add them.
Where to go for help
If you need assistance or are unsure where to start, STB Web Services also provides virus clean up services as well as maintenance plans to keep your site up to date. Contact us for a free quote!
Last Updated (Tuesday, 14 January 2014 19:12)
Charlotte Web Design and Hosting
We are pleased to announce the go live of the newly designed Williamson's Chapel UMC website! WUMC wanted a website that was clean design, easy to use, but also incorporate a very large amount of content. To meet the needs of Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church, we utilized our professional graphic designers to develop a new fresh and clean web design that not only looks great on a PC, but also is responsive to mobile and tablets. This provides a seamless user interface no matter what device is used to browse the website. WUMC's website also includes over 100 pages of content potentially making it a challeng to navigate. STB accepts this challenge and creates a dynamic menu system which expands and collapses allowing access to the vast amount of content in an intuitive menu layout. Other features include: a dynamic latest news section displaying the most recent news articles published; automated home page slideshow showcasing upcoming events; a dynamic drop down to quickly display directions and service times for the church; and many more!
Again, welcome WUMC!
Last Updated (Saturday, 11 January 2014 01:55)