Phoenix Internet Marketing Blog

Most businesses are dependent on direct sales to customers, customers walking in or contacting their place of business to buy the products or services they supply. And in order to get these customers they use a limited number of marketing tools.

They might depend on their business location for “feet” or they might use some local advertising and they may even have a web site, but their main source for customers remains “walk in” customers. Continue reading

 
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You can investigate the following list of third party payment processors and online payment gateways, by no means complete, to find an online payment solution for your business. For most of them you do not need your own credit card merchant account.

Please note that we provide the list payment providers for your information and not as an endorsement of these companies. You need to investigate them yourself. Continue reading

 
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A blog is normally a simplified web site that allows you to easily communicate with your customers and web site visitors. Once a blog has been set up it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to add new content. So, if you need to or want to provide regular information to your clients and visitors a blog is the way to do it.

What are your business blog options? Continue reading

 
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Web sites are under constant threat from hackers and spammers and content management systems like Joomla! and WordPress are often the targets as these systems are freely available on the Net allowing spammers and hackers the opportunity to study them and to find any loopholes.

While these loopholes can be in the core programmes CMS systems such as Joomla! and WordPress update regularly to, amongst other things, close any security loopholes. The problem often lie with the plugins or extensions written by third party programmers. Continue reading

 
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Sometimes the only “good” thing about a free template is the fact that it is free.

While some template designers create good usable free templates many of these templates can actually cost you traffic and , more importantly, clients.

Let’s look at some of the problems I’ve found with free templates, and which is why I’ve moved away from free templates to joining template clubs and more recently, to using Artiseer. Some of these issues you can work around by editing the template’s index.php file but others you are bound by agreement, eg. linking back. Continue reading

 
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When I started out using a content management system (Joomla!) I used free templates, firstly because they are free and secondly, because there are so many of them.

However, in recent times I’ve found that there’s too much of a sameness to these free templates and I started looking for templates that offer more without going the route of custom templates, which can be very expensive. Continue reading

 
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