Good Things at Flagstaff Central
It’s been a beautiful end of Fall and early Winter here in Flagstaff with unusually warm temperatures (until the cold spell this week). We’ve finally gotten “dumped on” and have tons of snow in our area. It is absolutely beautiful! Everyone stay safe out there…
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays and look forward to working with you in the upcoming New Year!
We have lots of great things happening and to tell you, so here goes…
Every year, during this gift giving season, we try our best to highlight Non-Profit Organizations via our city guide. We believe that supporting those who give back to our community is extremely important. To this end, we move our “Donation Zone” option to the very top of our city guide’s Homepage (in the left column). We always have a Donation Zone page on our site, but we do our best to put it in a special place that is in front of thousands of people during this season.
The Donation Zone box is our way of allowing organizations to collect donations via our site. All we do is provide the means for them to get donations, we don’t actually get involved in the transaction. We have installed a PayPal cart with a drop-down menu that has a list of available organizations that have joined us in this endeavor. When you choose one and donate, the money goes direct to that place.
If you are a non-profit or know of a non-profit that would want to opt into this free service, you simply have to send us the PayPal email address that is linked to their account. It’s as easy as that!
We’d like to also encourage you to make a Charitable Tax Credit
donation if you live in Arizona. Click here for an article we wrote on it!
Get Your Blog Feeding into our City Guide
Another way we like to work with the community is through Blog Feeds. Any area business or organization that maintains a Blog (i.e. they write articles online on something like Blogger or WordPress) can request to have their articles fed into the News, News, News section of our city guide.
This whole section on our site is dedicated to local News provided by the local community. It is full of area Blog Feeds, FaceBook Feeds, Twitter Feeds, etc… Anyone who is providing good content that would be helpful to our area should have us pull in their information. We love it because it provides great content for our viewers – and we don’t have to maintain it.
If you have a Blog that you write on fairly regularly, please email us your Blog URL so that we can consider adding it into our News section. It’s a great way for us to provide content, and it’s a great way for you to have more people read what you write.
New Site Builder Service
In the early part of the new year, our company will begin offering a Site Builder Service (i.e. Templated Website Packages). We are currently putting together all of the packages and developing the platform that we want to use for it. We have found that many big internet companies are spamming the market with this type of service, and in general they don’t actually give people a worthwhile product. So, we decided to create a package that actually works! We will continue to make custom websites and encourage people to go that route (since it’s better), but we will also add this new service to our web options.
Please stay tuned for more information, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about what this new service is all about.
Flag Tech Talk Lecture Series
We are hard at work planning our upcoming Flag Tech Talk lecture series for next year. We are taking December off due to the Holidays, but will have the lectures continue in January. Stay tuned for announcements about future topics.
In the meantime, we have just updated our website to include our Screen Presentations. So, if you missed any of our past lectures, you can now go onto the site and take a look at all the great information and tips we’ve provided during the discussions.
New Client Welcome
We’d like to welcome the following new clients into the Flagstaff Central web family. Most of these have joined us in the past few months… Some of these clients have brand new websites we’ve created, while others came to us to get things cleaned up, fixed, and marketed properly. We take on all sorts of clients with all sorts of needs!
Please take a moment to look at the websites of our New Clients
We are always looking for positive referrals, so if you know of someone
who needs a website or internet marketing, please have them give us a call!
Target Sites are On Sale
A couple of times a year, we put our Target Site service on sale because we believe it works so well. It’s our way of encouraging you to expand their marketing through an inexpensive process. We have found that the cost vs traffic for this is absolutely worth it!
The Target Site service is essentially creating you a
“one page website” that goes after a very
select Keyword or Phrase in the Search Engines.
What we have found is that a full website often buries some of the core information you want for your marketing. Clearly, we do our best to marketa full site, but with so much content the “select keyword” may get lost. So, if we create a single page site that goes after that topic, you can often cash in on this extremely targeted traffic.
~ $350 initial design fee & search engine submission (normally $500)
~ $23/yr for your new domain
~ $5/ month for hosting
[Any additional Target Sites are “half price” at only $175 each. That’s an amazing deal!]
Once this is up and running, you can see that for almost nothing each month you could be getting around 1,000 extra unique visitors per month that are very targeted to your topic!
Computer Tip for Outgoing Email
For those of you using software for your Email like Outlook, Windows Mail, or Thunderbird, we have a good tip if you are ever having problems sending out email through your own email address (that uses your domain extension).
Some of the big Internet Service Providers (ISP) have decided to block email that doesn’t have their own domain extension in it. They are doing this to reduce bandwidth on their system. Often, they simply do a maintenance upgrade, and then all of a sudden your outgoing email won’t go.
If you run into this problem, go into your Email Preferences (typically under Tools / Accounts…). Look under the “Advance Settings” for the section that lists Ports. Your outgoing port is normally set to Port 25 by default. Change this to Port 587.
These big companies often start blocking Port 25, but our email server and many others provide a secondary port that should let things go through! It’s an extra added benefit we provide to give our clients better service!
Of course, if you ever need help with this or any email issues or want to move over to our services, don’t hesitate to contact us. That’s all part of our personalized service! We are here to help!
[Note: This has nothing to do with using WebMail based email.]
On the Homepage of our city guide (towards the bottom), we regularly highlight banner ads of our clients. It’s one of those things that we can provide to our clients as the “gift of marketing” that get you more exposure through the thousands of visitors we get each month.
We do everything we can to market out clients to the fullest!
Have a Great Day!