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Lord & Griffin Web Solutions Receives 2014 New Orleans Award

Lord & Griffin Web Solutions Receives 2014 New Orleans Award
Lord & Griffin Web Solutions Receives 2014 New Orleans Award

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Lord & Griffin Web Solutions Receives 2014 New Orleans Award

New Orleans Award Program Honors the Achievement

NEW ORLEANS April 23, 2014 — Lord & Griffin Web Solutions has been selected for the 2014 New Orleans Award in the Web Hosting Company category by the New Orleans Award Program.

Each year, the New Orleans Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the New Orleans area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 New Orleans Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the New Orleans Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About New Orleans Award Program

The New Orleans Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the New Orleans area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The New Orleans Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Lord & Griffin Web Solutions Receives 2014 New Orleans Award
Lord & Griffin Web Solutions Receives 2014 New Orleans Award

 

SOURCE: New Orleans Award Program

CONTACT:
New Orleans Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@recognitionawarding.com
URL: http://www.recognitionawarding.com

 

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Lord & Griffin Web Solutions- Hosting Services

Lord & Griffin Web Solutions hosting service is a type of Internet service that offers individuals and organizations/companies the resources to host their own web sites and store information, images, video, and other content accessible via the World Wide Web. Lord & Griffin Web Solutions’ hosting service consists of the following:

  1. Disk Space – We use a clustered storage technology. This means that the storage resources of a hosting plan purchased from us are not confined to a single server, but are distributed between multiple machines. This way optimal performance is guaranteed and higher server stability. It also ensures that you will be able to avail of all the storage quota that has been assigned to your particular account. Additional disk space is available as an upgrade option. Payment is accepted only in advance per year. Contact sales for more information.
  2. Traffic – Each hosting plan includes prepaid monthly traffic in Megabytes. This traffic quota is shared between all sites hosted in a single account. In case that a hosting account exceeds its allowed traffic quota, it will be suspended until the beginning of next month when the quota will refresh automatically. Additional traffic is available as upgrade. Contact sales for more information.
  3. Hosted Domains – Lord & Griffin Web Solutions’s hosting plans include domain hosting. Each hosting plan allows a particular number of domains that can be hosted.
  4. Domain Registration/Transfer – available at regular or a discounted price (depending on the chosen TLD) with the purchasing of a web hosting account. Each account can host a maximum of one discounted domain name. Domain registrations are final and are not subject to refund. More information regarding domain names can be found further in this TOS (Terms of Service), in our Domain Name Registration Agreement and in the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
  5. E-mail accounts – different number of e-mail accounts are available for setup with each web hosting plan.
  6. MySQL/PostgreSQL Database(s) – MySQL databases are included in all web hosting plans. Additional databases are available as upgrade. PostgreSQL databases can be either included or optional. Contact sales for more information.
  7. Database Storage – Each hosting account has a limit of database storage. This storage is shared between all the databases in a single hosting account. Additional database storage is available. Contact sales for pricing.
  8. SSH – In case your hosting account does not include SSH, please contact sales department for more information on how to obtain it. Payment is accepted only in advance per year.
  9. ID Protection – This service ensures that your private contact information will not be visible in the domain’s WHOIS details. Optional for all hosting plans, but available only with certain TLDs, supporting this option.

Detailed information about all features included in our web hosting packages is available on our web hosting plan pages.

Our technical support staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer all your questions and provide you with constant monitoring of every client, no matter size. Call Today!

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For more information about virtual hosting and web development, please contact us by phone or by e-mail.  Sales Lines & Working Hours: 888-404-8282, Monday to Friday: 7:00 AM – 07.00 PM EST/USA

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Social Media- Large ROI for Small Business

Though many small businesses are apt to still favor newspaper advertising and direct mail, which are time-intensive and costly, Small businesses and Entrepreneurs that adopt online marketing strategies see significant business benefits, ranging from increase in sales to broader market which results in a higher return on investment (ROI), according to a study conducted by Forrester.

Social media is a very valuable and cost effective tool for small businesses. Social media allows businesses to directly connect with their customers, reducing costs associated with traditional marketing and advertising. Not only can they reach customers but they can also interact with them. Nowadays, social media can be much more effective than the “old fashioned” method and can be done quite cheaply or even for free.

Social media is basically one person (customer) advertising your business to other potential customers. Unlike the normal word of mouth advertising of before, online social media allows the word to get to thousands of people instantly. One customer can easily bring in hundreds more depending on their online social reach. Positive reviews written on sites that specialize in rating businesses and products can have immediate results. Online potential for customers is unlimited.

Here are a few services available to get small businesses up and running in the modern world of online social media marketing and hopefully increase sales and profits.

Facebook
With all the buzz, you would think that Facebook had replaced the internet itself. These days it seems like everyone is on Facebook, and that’s not too far from the truth. Much like the behemoth search engine, Google, businesses can attract followers and fans are notified instantly when a business post to their Facebook page. Facebook offers advantages that many social media site don’t. Namely it lets businesses create a page complete with photos, videos, and lots of information. The business can post maps to their location, product descriptions, special offers, etc. and customers will be able to see them immediately.

Facebook pages that offer followers a way to participate on the site are the most popular. Many large businesses have their own custom designed Facebook applications that customers can use. These interesting applications are a great way to attract new followers and potential customers.

Twitter
Who hasn’t heard of Twitter? One can’t turn on a television these days without hearing about some celebrities Twitter account and followers. Businesses use Twitter in the same way celebs do to increase their popularity and keep “fans” updated on their happenings. Hard core Twitter uses can be reached almost perpetually. Businesses can use this for speedy advertising. An example might be a company that needs to clear out overstock quickly and need a sale announced as soon as possible. By announcing with Twitter, word of the sale (using hash tags i.e. #sale) is announced instantly to a large group of customers and customers will begin to materialize often within minutes of the Tweet going out.

The more creative a business is in there Twitter postings, the more effective their reach will be. Posts that are entertaining and informative will gather the largest number of followers and the most potential customers.

Yelp
Yelp is another excellent social media tool for businesses. Yelp is a local business search service that allows businesses to post their information and descriptions of their goods and services. Customers can post reviews and also rate the business for other customers to see. Posting complete information in Yelp is an excellent way for businesses to attract new customers.

Blogs
A blog, such as WordPress, is an essential social media tool. Businesses can use blogs to either write specifically about the business or they can post information relating to their target market or “niche.” Customers looking for information about products or services can arrive at the blog and will likely eventually wind up at the company’s website.

Blogs can be as creative as a business wants to get and the more creative the better. Blogs can also direct readers to the business’s Facebook and Twitter pages to create instant followers. Search Engine Optimization or relevant content, will increase the blog’s number of hits and lead to increased exposure.

All of these social media strategies depend largely on fresh, relevant content. Encourage consumers to follow your business by offering contests and specials only available through the sites. Make sure to update often with new content to encourage people to check in often. Once a business gets its social media engine up and running, company exposure will spread at an amazing rate. These days businesses can’t afford not to take advantage of these free services.

For more information on Social Media Marketing

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Why Hire A Designer?

A lot of business owners and entrepreneurs start with no money. They have to do everything themselves — the preparation of a product, the development of a marketing strategy, the actual building of a website to cater to their product’s marketing needs. As their business expands over time, they will find that their simple “homemade” site might not be enough to cover everything, and they will have to take a day or two away to simply dedicate that to the website expansion.

Sounds familiar? Chances are, you’re someone who started everything with no money too, so you’re pretty skeptical when it comes to giving away your money in exchange for something that you could have done yourself. However, there is a lot more to hiring a designer than just finishing up a job that you don’t want to do.

When you hire a web designer to do your job for you, you are doing more than just handing over the “dirty job” to someone else. In fact, by paying a little money, you can let the designer handle the tech-side and the little annoyances that always evade the main picture and only come haunting when you’re halfway through the job. That way, you will be more focused and have more time to spend on your actual business strategy.

When seeking a Web Designer, be sure to get credible designers. Shop Around.. the designer should be knowledgeable, skilled professionals and good at what they do. By outsourcing your web design jobs to us, you won’t have to worry when problems surface because we can always get most issues resolved in less than an hour. Our web developers will be able to pin point the problem and fix it faster than most of our competitors .

Also, the work you pay for will turn out more professional than what you can achieve because our award -winning designers  (12 Yrs experience)have been doing it longer than you have. After all, we do it for a living so we have to be good!

Lord & Griffin offers a free initial consultation,  If you’re not certain which web design service to use for your design, or at what price, then we can help. We will recommend the single best and most affordable web site solution for your business, often within hours – and there is no cost or obligation!

Lord & Griffin Web Solutions builds professional, custom websites, as well as template-based websites, and web portal applications for clients from SmallTown USA to Timbuktu. Typical ecommerce site customers range from self proprietors, to small business, to Corporations. Lord & Griffin Web Solutions prices are normally half of what our competitors charge.

It may sound unbelievable but the majority of the big companies in the web development business usually do not invest much in the development of new technologies. Instead they rely on 3rd party solutions and software. Unlike most companies, Lord & Griffin Web Solutions can develop and design these technologies in-house. Moreover, our business approach is human-oriented in that our client support is a center factor in the quality web development service that we offer.

Lord & Griffin Web Solutions also maintains a roster of talented web site developers and graphic designers.
Contact Lord & Griffin Web Solutions to select the best e-business solution for your company.

Remember: Don’t just work your business, but grow your business too!

Web Design: Good Web Design Practices

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Good Web Design Practices should never be taken lightly. Your website is where your business resides — it’s like the headquarter of an offline company. When approaching web design, Planning is everything. You should have a blueprint or layout. Hence, it is important to practice good design principles to make sure your site reaches out to the maximum number of visitors and sells to as many people as possible.

 Make sure you have clear directions on the navigation of your website. The navigation menu should be uncluttered and concise so that visitors know how to navigate around your website without confusion. Remember the rule: Keep It Simple. “Simple” doesn’t mean boring..

Reduce the number of images on your website. They make your site load very slowly and more often than not they are very unnecessary. If you think any image is essential on your site, make sure you optimize them using image editing programs so that they have a minimum file size.

Keep your text paragraphs at a reasonable length. If a paragraph is too long, you should split it into separate paragraphs so that the text blocks will not be too big. This is important because a block of text that is too large will deter visitors from reading your content.

Make sure your website complies to web standards at http://www.w3.org and make sure they are cross-browser compatible*. If your website looks great in Internet Explorer but breaks horribly in Firefox and Opera, you will lose out on a lot of prospective visitors.

Avoid using scripting languages on your site unless it is absolutely necessary. Use scripting languages to handle or manipulate data, not to create visual effects on your website. Heavy scripts will slow down the loading time of your site and even crash some browsers. Also, scripts are not supported across all browsers, so some visitors might miss important information because of that.

*Use CSS to style your page content because they save alot of work by styling all elements on your website in one go.

Lord & Griffin Web Solutions, Division of Lord & Griffin IT Solutions,  is a full service, award winning, web solutions company. Lord & Griffin Web Solutions strives to provide all-inclusive web hosting services, which includes (but not limited to) professional services in the following fields: Web Hosting, Web Design, Web Development, Internet Marketing and the utmost in customer service and support.

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