SSL Certificate is a Must

What is going on?

Unless you want your site to be marked by Google as “Not Secure” in the URL bar you will need to get a SSL certificate for your website.  Right now they are estimating that 2/3rds of the internet will be marked as “Not Secure” while business owners and others catch up.

Why this is good?

Bottom line is most websites have text and even more have contact forms or other ways customers interact.  To make sure you keep their information safe you need to have a SSL Certificate installed.

What is SSL Certificate

“SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.”

Basically, it keeps your information and the customers safe.

Why the SSL Certificate is crucial?

Not only does it encrypt any information that transfers between a PC and your website but it helps protect you from cybercriminals.    Depending on the level of SSL Certificate you get it can also helps build trust in your brand/website.

Conclusion

Secure your site before Google flags it as “Not Trusted”.

Contact us today about getting your site secured and what solution works best for your situation.

Email Hosting – Shares Your Brand

The ideal email address is short, simple and logical. Free email addresses from places like Gmail or Hotmail are often long, confusing and very impersonal.  If you want to create right impression you should really use one that includes your domain name and leads someone to your website.

With each one of our hosting packages we include domain email because we know that it is crucial to helping you establish credibility.  It lets folks know you are a real company with real employees, products and services.

You see, your domain name is your online brand. It not only gives you’re a presence on the Internet but when someone hears your email address it authenticates you and your products or services.  I mean less face it, nothing is less authenticating than a free email address from Google.

We offer email services with most of our web hosting plans.  So you can access your email via webmail or you can use an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird which connects via a POP/IMAP.  You can even use your mobile device (ie. your iPhone).

Why NOT to Use Flash

It’s hard to believe that there was actually a time when Flash was a popular approach for websites, but those days are long gone.  Unfortunately Flash has become nothing more than an archaic relic from days gone by that doesn’t even work in most modern browsers without making security exceptions.  The trend as of this post has become technologies like HTML5, canvas and responsive web design.

We have been asked many times in the last couple of years if we think businesses should stop using Adobe Flash.  There is a simple answer we give.  YES!  Here are a few quick reasons why we believe this to be the case.

  1.  Device Issues – Back in 2010 Apple stopped putting Flash on their devices and eventually they stopped supporting it at all.
  2. Browser Issues – Most browsers no longer support or recommend Flash because of the issues it caused (like your PC crashing).
  3. Search Engine Issues – A great way to make sure your business and your site are not seen is to use Flash.  Since search engines are unable to view the content they have no way to bring customers to you.
  4. Calls to End Flash – Major players in the industry are calling for an end to Flash, including the top security officer at Facebook.

So if your website uses Adobe Flash not only are your days numbered, but many people, potential customers and even search engines can’t even view your website.  So yes, it’s time to upgrade.

Website and Development help right here in Circleville

Get your web designing and development jobs done by a company right here in Circleville, Ohio at a minimal price by web experts.

We offer a variety of services that can satisfy your needs at affordable cost.

  • Website Designing and Development Services.
  • Upgrade existing Website (with Graphic, PHP and other Content Management System).
  • New website for Business
  • Catalog design
  • Brochure design
  • Flyer design
  • Facebook covers page design
  • …to name a few!

Just let us know which development service you are interested in.

Facebook can be your friend or…

Truth be know Facebook can be an awesome tool but they often do not want to “help” businesses unless you pay for your info to be seen.  There was a time more of your post would be seen but as Facebook took off they changed how things work.  Sadly, for businesses, Facebook has become less business friendly…well, unless you want to pay them.  This is one of the reasons we have been warning small businesses to not rely on social media outlets like Facebook alone. Having a good website is a perfect way to increase your online presence and have a 24/7 business card.  We’re not saying to forget about Facebook, but as of the time of this post Facebook is still a very viable source of helping to get the word out about your business.

Call us about helping to maintain your social media page like Facebook or to get your own website.