So you’ve decided you need a new website, or your existing website needs a facelift?  Not so fast!  Before you choose a website developer and spend your money on a new website, there are several things you need to consider carefully in order to get the most out of your investment.  And there are some details that if they aren’t taken care of BEFORE you start building that website, could doom you to failure.

Make sure you know the following, and can communicate the answers to your developer, to get the best possible results. […]

Apr 5, 2012

Google Hate Me

Running your own website and trying to get it to rank well in search results can be a frustrating experience. Even though you put a lot of time and effort into your site, and you think you’re following all the rules, you still feel like you’re walking around in a t-shirt silk-screened with “Google Hate Me” in 8-inch letters.

Google, like most other search engines, isn’t out to get you. But search engines are pretty picky about the quality of their search results. Some sites don’t rank well simply because of poor SEO practices. Other sites, however, may do a lot “right” with SEO and still not rank well because they also feature very big “wrongs” in other areas. […]

Park Model City & RV Sales, of North Ft. Myers, Florida, has launched a new website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The website is mobile-enabled, which allows site visitors to browse the company’s inventory of RVs, as well as the rest of the website, from modern mobile devices.

Park Model City & RV Sales sells new park model and destination trailers, mobile homes and double wide homes. They also sell used motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheels. The company stocks well known brands including Skyline, Chariot Eagle and Hy-Line. […]

The NetSource design team is pleased to announce the launch of www.paaseastereggs.com, the redesigned website for PAAS Easter Egg Dyes, America’s favorite brand of Easter egg coloring for more than 125 years. The new site, which debuts just in time for Easter, features a playful and dynamic user interface packed with product information, kids games and crafts, and egg decorating tips for the whole family to enjoy.

Visitors to the PAAS website can find out about the newest egg coloring products for 2012, like the Retro Splatter kit and Deggorating Doodles pens. The site also features Easter egg games, crafts and recipes, as well as decorating tips from the PAAS professionals. The site also offers links to the company’s latest TV commercial, and to the popular PAAS/Heinz egg decorating app that allows iPad owners to digitally decorate and share their Easter egg ideas. […]

The NetSource design team is pleased to announce the launch of www.drsisto.com, a new website for the surgical practice of Dr. Todd Sisto.

Dr. Sisto, whose practice is located in Inverness, FL, specializes in plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic (“cosmetic”), and hand surgery. He has been in Citrus County performing these procedures for 20 years, and he is the only ABMS Board Certified plastic surgeon in Citrus County, FL. […]

The NetSource design team is pleased to announce the launch of www.islandgroveagproducts.com, a new E-commerce website for Island Grove Agricultural Products.

Located near Hawthorne, Florida, Island Groves’ Nursery Division is one of Florida’s largest commercial blueberry plant producers. In addition to blueberries and other edibles, Island Groves also produces a variety of native and ornamental shrubs, palms and grasses. […]

Does anybody remember 1-inch analog video tape? Back when I was a lad (which I’ll define here as “when I still had hair”), if you wanted to learn how to edit video, 1-inch video tape is what you worked with. A video editing console was as big as a Volkswagen, had knobs the size of baseballs and hummed along on a three-phase power supply that needed an air conditioning booster just to keep from igniting the fabric of your bell-bottom blue jeans.

Video technology has changed a lot over the years. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the essential grammar of visual communications. Just as every natural spoken and written language has a grammar — a set of structural rules that governs its composition — the international language of video has a “grammar” all its own. […]

Northwest RV Sales, of Salem, Oregon, has launched a new website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The website features new and used RVs for sale and select RV units for rent, powered by online inventory tools from RVUSA.com.

One of Oregon’s premier family-owned RV dealerships, Northwest RV Sales offers a full range of RV repair and maintenance services. Customers can find Northwest RV Sales’ entire inventory of new and pre-owned RVs on their new website at www.northwestrvsales.com. The browser-based EZ-Site system lets the dealership staff easily update and maintain the website without the need for any special software. […]

Southern RV, of Jonesboro, GA, has launched a new website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The website is mobile-enabled, allowing visitors to browse the company’s inventory of RVs, as well as the rest of the website, from modern mobile devices.

Family owned and operated since 1980, Southern RV is one of the metro Atlanta area’s premier dealers for new Crossroads RVs, DRV Luxury RVs and Redwood Rvs. They carry a large inventory of both new and used RVs, featuring travel trailers, fifth wheeler, toy haulers and pop-ups. […]

As I’ve mentioned previously, the difference between a confusing visual mash-up and an online video that can help you sell often boils down to what happens after you shoot the video. Post-production — what you do with your video editing software — is where you assemble the whole project and get it ready to go in front of your potential customers.

You don’t need to develop professional-grade editing skills to produce a solid sales video. The basics of editing a sales video are straightforward — you just need to apply them consistently. Here are three important areas to focus on when you take your online sales video into post-production: […]

After the Fact RV, of Kincheloe, Michigan, has launched a new website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The website features new and used RVs for sale and select RV units for rent, powered by online inventory tools from RVUSA.com.

Located in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula, After the Fact RV offers a full range of RV repair and maintenance services. Customers can find After the Fact RV’s entire inventory of new and pre-owned RVs on their new website at www.afterthefactrv.com. The browser-based EZ-Site system lets the dealership staff easily update and maintain the website without the need for any special software. […]