Top 7 Reasons WHY You Need a Business Website

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Top 7 Reasons You Need a Business Website

Having a website of your own provides your business with invaluable advantages over the traditional advertising channels. There are at least 7 reasons why you should present your business online:

1. Increased customers’ convenience:Searching for businesses and products over the Internet is much easier and quicker than leafing through the Yellow Pages. Anytime a potential or existing customer wants to find out more about your business, they can easily do that, especially if you have an “F&Q” section added. Your customers can be always in touch with you, all they need to know is your website address.2. Greater accessibility to your business profile:Your business profile will be accessible from EVERYWHERE. No other ad channel provides such global coverage. You will not depend any more on restricted presentations based on phone book entries. What is more important, more and more customers nowadays resort to the Internet when searching for products, services and businesses.

3. Greater opportunities for promoting your business portfolio:

People can`t buy your products or services if they don`t know that they actually exist. Through a WEBSITE you can tell your potential audience much more than you could possibly do via any print advertisements, Yellow Pages listings, or TV/radio commercials. There are no limitations with regard to space and time, nationality and residency. You can say as many things as you want, to as many people as YOU wish. And your business representation can be as resourceful as is the Internet.

4. Low-cost efficient advertising:

Practically, what happens is – your website runs a NON-STOP PROMOTION of your business! Your customers are always able to obtain up-to-date and thorough information about your services or products. Instead of having to rely on randomly aired TV or radio commercials, they can simply browse through your website whenever they have time or need to.

5. Around-the-clock availability:A website is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It will be your hardest-working employee, never getting sick, or taking holiday. And you can always rest assured that your website is there for you – to answer to your customers` questions, or to collect their feedback instead of you.6. It saves time:With a website, prospective customers can learn about you and your business at any time of the day or night without you having to be all the time pre-occupied with the process. The time you would otherwise spend on answering or re-directing of your customers` questions can be now saved and invested in further activities to increase your profits, in other words – in further expansion of your business.

7. It saves money:

You can save a lot of money spent otherwise on print and postage costs for brochures, coupons, flyers, specials, newsletters, and other mailings. Furthermore, while regular renewals of printed materials can be quite expensive and also time consuming, updating information on your website is always handy, fast and most important – amazingly efficient. As we all know, nothing is more valued in a business than optimal productivity for minimal input costs.

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Top 7 Reasons WHY You Need A Personal Website

Top 7 Reasons You Need a Personal Website

Having a website of your own equals entering into an invaluable communication environment. There are at least 7 reasons why it is highly advisable for you to be present online:

1. Represents your personal profile

A website can be your virtual portrait, showing off your personal self to the world on a 24/7 basis.  Among the most popular ways of presenting your personality online is keeping a webblog (otherwise known as online diary) or a photo gallery, where your friends can stay up-to-date with your daily living.

2. Spreads your voice across the world

A website can be your global “tribune” where you are able to share your knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with people who have common interests, but with whom you might not otherwise have crossed paths. A very popular idea-voicing tool is the discussion board, better known as “forum”. You can also have a guestbook on your site, where people can discuss your postings.

3. Lets you be in touch with people at a distance

A website can be a meeting place for making new acquaintances with people of different religion, nationality and age, as well as for keeping in touch with friends who may be on the other side of the world. Thanks to the almost unlimited online communication possibilities you can conduct one-to-one conversations with many different people directly from your website.

4. Broadens disabled people’s interaction with the world

A website empowers people with limited access, due to handicap or illness, to broaden their communication with others. A website can be a physically disabled person’s door to the dynamic world, allowing him/her to bridge over the difficulties of having a “different” everyday life. It can even be their office, where they can present and deliver certain home-made products/services directly from their living room.

5. Creates a web skill development environment

A website can introduce you to the secrets of www. The contemporary web design technologies have brought the art of creating a website just a few clicks away from the inexperienced user. Thanks to the popular WYSWYG (what you see is what you get) web design tools, absolutely everyone (irrespective of age or education degree) can build their own web page without any previous experience.

6. Makes extra profit for you with minimum investment on your part

A website can make residual profit for you, while you are sleeping or enjoying your free time. Thanks to the up-to-date techniques for bringing traffic to your website, you can earn easy money by simply having visitors click on certain product/service promos or links that are relevant to your site content pages (e.g. Google Adsense/Adwords ad solutions) without any initial investment.

7. Makes you a member of the biggest community of the world

A website is a must-have personal attribute nowadays, just like mobile phones and computers are. The fast developing technologies have converted having a website from a whim into a modern necessity. As of today, almost everyone has a web site, whereas twice as many people are expected to be having their own personal space in the global World Wide Web cosmos in the near future. Be forward-thinking, join this trend now.

BLOGS- WORDPRESS BLOG

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Want to make a immediate impact in your online marketing efforts and start generating traffic? Sure you do! And the best way to do that nowadays is with a blog.  I wanted to “kill two birds with one stone”, so I am posting two subjects in one.. “What is a Blog?” and “7 Ways To Speed Up A WordPress Blog”. 

Over the last twelve (12) years I have worked in the field of Information technology and Internet marketing and as you know, technology and internet marketing chances about as fast as the eye can blink. Success in ebusiness and internet marketing comes down to relevant online presence and achieving online marketing goals as well as being able to reach the online marketplace through the right combination of technology & marketing.

I could cover a lot of ground from my experiences from the world of Information Technology, especially in regards to Internet Marketing and eBusiness, and Network Marketing. But today we start here! BLOGGING– The Blog, formally known as the “WEB LOG”

What is a Blog?

A blog (a portmanteau of the term web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject. More recently “multi-author blogs” (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, interest groups and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other “microblogging” systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into societal newstreams. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Today, there are over 156 million public blogs in existence. OMG!

Why A Blog Makes Sense

Google, ranked as the #1 Search engine in the world, ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. With a blog, you can create powerful custom content for your target audience that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about your business type and location. You can also merge that content with specific categories and tags. Which have become the engine of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). The result…? A powerful web presence that helps propel you or your business to the top of search results!

SO WHY BLOG?

To Write “Powerful Custom Content” Specific to Your target market!

  • Localize your content or expand your market
  • Include relevant keywords with tags & categories and optimized links

To Publish Your Content at the Right Frequency!

  • Appeal to search engines like Google
  • Search engines index your information SOONER

To Create and Manage the the Relevance of Your Content!

  • Provide relevant content on your blog as well as related content
  • Provide cost efficient content that will expand your market and search engine rankings

Growing Your Business With Localized Web Traffic From YOUR OWN Search Engine-Friendly Blog Website is EASY and It Makes Sense $$$$…

As this blog and your new blog (when you decide to get started) begins to fill with content, and you establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list you in their results. This is often referred to as “Organic SEO”. The more custom content you have, the higher your site climbs in search results.

If you’re new to blogging and  internet marketing, I totally understand and I empathize with you.  You can relax, there are various content applications and programs that will take care of things for you. You don’t have to try to come out of thin air with content like I do from time to time. Notice, I said “like I do from time to time.” Wink Wink ;)   However if you’d like to get started today, there are many easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help you become more familiar with blogging and creating a blogsite.

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” – James Keller

 

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7 WAYS TO SPEED UP A WORDPRESS BLOG

No one likes to wait for a web page to load – if a site is taking too long to load, the visitor is more likely to close it and move on. This is especially true for blogs, which are meant to be seen and read. Today, we will share with you several tips on how you can speed up a blog running on WordPress.

1. Eliminate unnecessary plugins

Don’t use too many plugins – they will noticeably slow down your website. Imagine them as too many apps running at the same time – they will affect the overall performance of the blog. Keep the number of the plugins low – let’s say from 5 to 10, but don’t go over 20.

2. Optimize your Database

All the information for your blog posts and comments is stored in a database. So, to speed up the loading speed, you can optimize this database. There are two ways to do that – with the WP-Optimize plugin, or manually.

3. Cache your Database

Another way to speed up the work of your database is to cache it. This way, you will reduce the number of queries made to the database each time a user visits your blog. You can cache your database with the DB Cache Reloaded plugin.

4. Disable Post Revisions

Post Revisions exist since WordPress 2.6 and they are useful when there are several writers working on the same blog, or if you make constant changes to your blog posts. If left enabled, this feature will create multiple entries for a blog post in your database, effectively slowing it down.

5. Use a Cache Plugin

You can also create static versions of the most visited web pages. This way, you will reduce the queries made to the database. And static HTML pages load much faster. There are a lot of cache plugins, but be careful with their configuration – if they are left untended and not properly configured, they tend to use too much CPU power.

6. Optimize your images

Have your images optimized – you can use Photoshop’s “Save for Web” function, which will save the image with a good balance between size and quality. Here is a list of other image optimization tools:

Online Tools:

  • PunyPNG
  • Smush.it
  • Online Image Optimizer

Desktop Tools:

  • Shrink O’Matic
  • PNGGauntlet

7. Optimize your CSS and JavaScript files

Another way to speed up your website is to optimize the CSS and JavaScript files – this way you will reduce the size of the files and save some disk space and decrease the server load. There are several tools you can use to do that.

To compress the CSS files, you can use several tools:

  • WP CSS plugin
  • CSS Optimizer
  • CSS Compressor

To optimize your JavaScript files, use:

  • JavaScript Compressor

Visit LORD & GRIFFIN IT SOLUTIONS for WordPress Blogs and a few more. This may help some.

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Lord & Griffin IT Solutions- “Empowered To Create”
In 2001, I set out to learn web design as a hobby and a way to earn extra money. I made an extra $250/month on average. Today Lord & Griffin is now Lord & Griffin IT Solutions, a IT Systems/Web Development / Internet Marketing Company.

Empowered To Create

I began helping Small Businesses, Non- Profit Organizations, and other Entrepreneurs (home based businesses) execute an effective e-business strategy. I would develop websites for them, help with email marketing campaigns as well as copy writing and SEO. I found programming and coding to be my strongest points, due to my background in Computers Systems and Internet Marketing (SEO) and copy writing starting to become second nature.

12 Years ago, It was just me, at home, with a computer at the table, making a few web pages here and there. Now, Lord & Griffin IT Solutions, the umbrella of Lord & Griffin Web Solutions, is a full service IT and Web Solutions Company. Lord & Griffin IT Solutions strives to provide all-inclusive IT and Web solutions, which includes (but not limited to) professional services in the following fields: IT Systems Management, IT Systems/Network Services, web hosting, web design, web development, internet marketing and the utmost in customer service and support. As some would say, “We’ve come a long way, baby!”

 

A Little About The Proprietor

 

Felix L. Griffin - Proprietor of Lord & Griffin IT Solutions,  IT and Internet Marketing Professional

Biography : Felix L. Griffin
Proprietor of Lord & Griffin IT Solutions

In October 2001, I became involved in web development as a freelance web developer. By January 2002, I formed Lord & Griffin, which has worked on several medium-scale web design projects for various respective clients. As an Internet marketing specialist, I have also assisted the online ventures of various entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations, increasing revenue and traffic to each of them significantly. Today, Lord & Griffin Web Solutions strives to provide all-inclusive web development services, which includes (but not limited to) professional services in the following fields: web hosting, website design, internet marketing and the utmost in customer service and support. It also continues to be the flagship operation of Lord & Griffin.

As an accomplished, award- winning web designer and IT Systems/Internet marketing specialist (12 years experience) offering fresh insight and a passion for innovation; exceptional knowledge in regards to planning, developing and implementing successful e-business strategies, I am considered one of the premier players in the field of web development and internet marketing; executing effective e-business strategies for start-ups, entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profit organizations. By creating the reputation as a specialist in the small business web development/internet marketing niche, Lord & Griffin IT Solutions has become the obvious choice for start-ups, entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profit organizations.

 

Lord & Griffin IT Solutions – Web Services Division. 

Lord & Griffin Web Solutions is a full service Web Solutions (Web Design and Web Hosting) Company. Started in 2001 by Felix L. Griffin (Web Design), Lord & Griffin Web Solutions strives to provide all-inclusive Web Services, which includes (but not limited to) professional services in the following fields: Web Hosting, Web Design, Web Development, Internet Marketing/SEO, Logo Design, Graphic Design, Rich Media Animation, Mobile Application Development and the utmost in Customer Service and Web Support. In 2004, We began our cutting edge Web Hosting Solutions Company (Lord & Griffin Web Solutions). Lord & Griffin IT Solutions – Web Hosting specializing in offering Web Solutions to Sole Proprietors, Nonprofits, Small Business and Corporations. Our Web Hosting Solutions enable small businesses, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs to focus on business and expand their products and services, while we manage their Website and Hosting Services environment . Lord & Griffin IT Solutions – Web Hosting is proud of our accomplishments and service within the New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Meridian, MS; Philadelphia and Choctaw, MS communities where we conduct most of our web design and web hosting services.

 

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