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Thursday, 18 September 2014
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1. Instant Communication: The ability to interact with your customers in real time and react to situations instantaneously, is extremely powerful. This can come in useful in many ways, whether it's solving a customer service issue, reacting to a news event or even dealing with a negative experience. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/18/2014 9:45 AM by Mark McGowan
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Tuesday, 09 September 2014
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September 15 is the last date when the public can tell the FCC what they think about this issue. If you want to be heard, now is the time. So what the heck is this about anyway? Let me tell you a little story... All of a sudden, my Netflix movies at home started "buffering" so I checked my bandwidth ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2014 9:58 PM by Jack Massari
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Thursday, 28 August 2014
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They say you have 7 seconds to make a first impression. The same goes for your online presence. More often than not, your website is going to be the first visual representation, a potential client, experiences for your company.  We think that's pretty important. With so much riding on this almost instantaneous ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2014 9:15 AM by Mark McGowan
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014
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A new study by Trustwave, the PCI compliance testing folks, has discovered that easy passwords are still a huge problem despite warnings from IT staff about internet security. Worse still, even short but complex passwords are also easily cracked because today's processors can throw 17.3 billion calculations ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/26/2014 10:08 AM by Customer Service
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Thursday, 21 August 2014
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Online marketing is often labeled a success by producing an increase in traffic. While this is not incorrect, and increased viewership, clicks or re-tweets are nice, without attracting real prospects, there is little to no value to your business. In fact, it can become a drain on your resources. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/21/2014 11:53 AM by Mark McGowan
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014
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Two IT companies partnered to create a free tool (no longer available) to decrypt your encrypted data if you get hit with the Cryptolocker ransomware. All you have to do is upload an encrypted file and they will send you a decryption key. You may have experienced or at least heard about Cryptolocker ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2014 10:01 AM by Customer Service
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Thursday, 14 August 2014
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There are two key components to securing business online: Appeal and Trust. Every business now has competition, both locally and from the global reach of the Internet. It's also undeniable that the online presence of your company has become a prime piece of marketing real estate for your company. Today ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/14/2014 9:51 AM by Mark McGowan
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014
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111 Web Studio began life as Internet Consulting Group (later ICG Link, Inc.),in February of 1995. We registered our first domain name in May just four months after a domain name called yahoo.com came on the scene. I had a 486 Gateway laptop with that amazing Windows 3.1 and a screaming fast 14,400 ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/12/2014 10:08 AM by Jack Massari
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Wednesday, 06 August 2014
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It's often difficult to communicate to business owners what good Digital Marketing can do for you. We certainly believe in the service and do what we can to ensure we bring a great result to our clients. There are many different elements needed for a good online presence. There are social media profiles ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2014 10:20 AM by Mark McGowan
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Tuesday, 05 August 2014
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The New York Times reports today that 1.2 billion usernames and passwords were grabbed by Russian hackers using a botnet that exploited SQL injections to gain access to the data. Check out the article here. In truth, some of those were duplicates, so it's more like half a billion, but hey... what's ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/05/2014 7:11 PM by Customer Service
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Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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We are pleased to announce the addition of an Outreach feature to our Build111 and Church111 website builders. This time our 111 gnomes have been busy at work creating a simple and easy-to-use CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) type of followup system so you can reach out to your members and keep track ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2014 3:42 PM by Customer Service
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Thursday, 24 July 2014
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We are sorry to report yet another WordPress vulnerability. This one has already effected some 50,000 websites and comes to you through the plugin called MailPoet which allows hackers not only to enter and abuse your website, but also to use that entry point to access any other websites on shared accounts ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2014 10:06 AM by Customer Service
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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We are pleased to announce the launch a new page type for our Build111 and Church111 content management systems called the project page. This handy collaboration tool allows 111 clients with a members area to give subgroups of members the ability to work on a project together and keep track of progress ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2014 10:03 AM by Customer Service
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Friday, 18 July 2014
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As a Digital Marketing consultant I spend a lot of time discussing a company's content, messaging and social media. During this process I often find that I need to introduce some essential branding questions. These questions have either been ignored, forgotten or sometimes never even asked. It's even ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/18/2014 2:08 PM by Mark McGowan
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014
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The more technically minded SEO focused clients out there will want to read on for some exciting and helpful ideas. For others, you might want to skip this article unless you are looking for a mild sedative to help you sleep. If so, keep this handy; it may serve you well. For the adventurous of you, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/15/2014 9:57 AM by Customer Service
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Thursday, 10 July 2014
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Getting Google to place you high on their results page is 5 parts knowledge, 4 parts skill, 3 parts persistence and 1 part magic sauce. But in the end the goal is to be perceived by not only Google but also your real audience, as an authority in your field. Now every business and every genre can ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/10/2014 12:25 PM by Mark McGowan
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Tuesday, 08 July 2014
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One of our customers clicked the other day. The result was a minor disaster that cost significant time and money. In that case, it was done by accident, but it turns out that others do it with full knowledge of their actions. Despite all the internet security warnings that IT experts provide on a ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/08/2014 9:53 AM by Customer Service
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Tuesday, 01 July 2014
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We thought this might be a good time to take a moment and review those things you should consider if you want an effective blog article that will pack a punch and get noticed. You're already a thought leader in your field or you wouldn't be sharing all your great content. The trick now is to make sure ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/01/2014 10:01 AM by Customer Service
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014
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Email marketing is a powerful tool for reaching your customers, members or target audiences. But how do you get people to sign up for your list? First of all, we need to take a moment to talk about how NOT to build your list. The number one rule for successful email marketing is Don't Send Spam. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2014 10:02 AM by Customer Service
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Thursday, 19 June 2014
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I speak with a lot of business owners struggling with the idea of bringing on someone to create their content or help managing their social media and blog. A lot of folks have heard from our previous posts, about the importance of content, and they think "how hard can that be?" Well, to do the basics, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2014 8:45 AM by Mark McGowan
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