The Web Guys Customer Reward Program

Posted on: October 8, 2013

We could use some great referrals, and we are willing to pay you for them! In an effort to find new customers to serve, we want to remind you about our Customer Reward Program! We repost every few months as a friendly reminder as well. Most business people know other business people. That is a well-known fact. Plumbers know electricians, car rental guys know car sales guys, etc. We want to pay our customers who are willing to give us a warm introduction to other business people and business owners they know who might need our services. We hope the excellent service we have provided you will make it easy for you to trust that we will serve anyone you introduce to us in the same fashion. A $250 Check for every lead you refer that turns into a customer for The Web Guys! We are looking for qualified leads. … Continued

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How Mobile-Friendly Is Your Website?

Posted on: December 10, 2012

If you have a website, you’ve probably made sure that it looks great on a desktop computer and even on a laptop. But have you thought about how your website looks and operates on a smartphone or other mobile device? If not, you may need to re-evaluate the structure of your website to make sure it performs well on a mobile platform. You may be thinking that any website can be looked at using a smartphone, and that’s true. But what you may not realize is how the quality of a website, as seen from a mobile device, can affect consumers’ attitudes about that site and, by extension, that company. Mobile-Friendly Sites Help Businesses According to Google Mobile Ads Blog, a study from Google called “What Users Want Most From Mobile Sites Today” found that 67% of people are more likely to buy from a mobile-friendly site. This is Pretty … Continued

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Google Places is Now Google Local+

Posted on: June 14, 2012

Google recently rolled out several updates to their Google Places‘ local listings. Google Places is now known as Google+ Local. A new name wasn’t the only change Google made, the recent update also affects the way your customers write reviews on your own local listing. All existing Google Places reviews were automatically transferred to your new Google+ Local listing. While there was no effect on your existing reviews, the steps your customers must go through to provide valuable feedback on your local listing has changed. In order to leave a customer review on your Google+ Local listing, your customers must have a Google+ page. Google+ is Google’s version of a social networking site that allows you to set up a profile, create circles of friends, and share photos, videos, links, and more. Below we have provided detailed instructions that you can pass onto your customers to ensure they are up-to-date on how to … Continued

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Facebook Fan Page Best Practices

Posted on: May 15, 2012

Basic Information With more than 794 million active users on Facebook, it comes as no surprise that businesses everywhere are utilizing this website. Opening a Facebook fan page can drive traffic to your website, generate additional sales, increase brand recognition and allow you to interact with your customer base. A business fan page on Facebook should include basic information that a potential customer would be searching for. The “About” section is the most readable section of your fan page by Google so be sure to focus your efforts on making that section effective and efficient first. Some basic information that should definitely be included on your fan page are: An overview of the company Your website URL and contact information Company logo Business hours Optimizing Your Fan Page You should work to increase your number of “likes” once your page is created. Promote your Facebook page by adding a Facebook … Continued

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Facebook Fan Pages Connect with Customers & Drive Traffic

Posted on: April 18, 2012

According to Nielsen’s Most Visited Sites of 2011, Facebook nabbed the second spot on their list last year. Facebook was second to Google by only a slim margin. This annual list ranks sites by the number of unique world-wide visitors they receive throughout the year. With that much traffic hitting up the pages of Facebook, it is imperative that your business has a Facebook presence. Your current and prospective customers are on Facebook – and so should you. If you want to make yourself even more visible on the Web and reach an even greater demographic, then

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Google Places Reviews: Imperative to Your Online Success

Posted on: March 8, 2012

Google is continually changing the parameters for Google Places.The new layout of Google Places puts a heavy emphasis on customer reviews. More specifically, it emphasizes reviews from Google users and no longer shows reviews from third party sites, such as Yelp or CitySearch. As reviews become an even more important factor in local search rankings, those Google Places pages with more quality reviews tend to perform better. This means getting your customers to post reviews about your business on your Google Places listing is now more critical than ever! Focus on getting positive reviews for your business as an important way to boost your local search marketing. In this blog post we’ll show you how to add a review of a local business to Google Places. A Google account is needed to write a review in Google Places. If your customer doesn’t already have a Google account, it only takes a … Continued

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How to Move Up on Google: Page 99 to 1

Posted on: January 24, 2012

“Having an online presence is essential for an independent car rental company, but this means more than just having a website and a Facebook account — you have to engage your customers and understand your targeted market. “ –Auto Rental News The Web Guys was recently featured in an Auto Rental News article, “How to Move Up on Google: From Page 99 to 1.” Over 200 factors are used to determine Google’s search engine rankings. Search Engine Marketing is a very detailed process and must be tailored to each unique website. Click the link below to read how we helped improve the online presence for our valued clients, Value Auto Rental & Greenberg Rent A Car! “How to Move Up on Google: Page 99 to 1“

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Google Places Gets A New Look!

Posted on: November 22, 2011

Google Places is constantly changing and updating! Google recently released an update to the way it displays local results to give more prominence to Google Places data within the search results. The new look substitutes a horizontal map for a vertical one displayed on the right side of the Places results. This allows more ads to appear above the fold without scrolling down the page. The map is vertically larger and more pins are displayed. The RED Google pins are now GRAY. The grey pushpins become red when you hover your mouse over the pin. When you click on the red arrow a new panel to the right is displayed with more information. This information includes Place Page photos with more details and the business’s home page. Five images from the Google Places profile appear as thumbnails. A short snippet from the Places descriptions appears as “At a glance” info. … Continued

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How To Choose A Legitimate SEO Company

Posted on: November 3, 2011

There are many companies on the Internet that claim to be legitimate and reputable Internet marketing firms. It can be difficult filtering through the grandiose claims each company makes in order to make a proper business decision. The best way to make the correct decision is to do your due diligence and follow the steps below: 1. Verify Their Company Information If the SEO company you are talking with gives you a physical address, Google the information they provide to make sure it’s a real location recognized by Google. Call the number they provide to see if they answer the phone, or if an answering service or automated system answers. This is important considering you need to be able to talk to your trusted SEO partner when you need to. 2. Talk To Current and Previous Customers One of the best ways to check up on a company before doing … Continued

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What Can An Optimized Website Do For You & Your Business?

Posted on: September 16, 2011

In order to reach the full potential of your business in this information-rich world, it is imperative for your company to have a professional website that can be easily found by consumers. Each website we create is designed to attract Internet visitors and then convert those visitors into leads for your business. This is the concept behind improving website conversion. Design, usability, content readability, and search engine optimization are just a few of the many important factors to consider when designing a website. The Web Guys’ web developers, graphic artists, and business specialists are in constant communication with you throughout the entire process to successfully merge our expertise in web design and Internet marketing with your company’s vision. It may sound shallow, but to a consumer your website’s appearance really does speak volumes. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all judge books by their covers. Does the … Continued

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