What’s the first thing you do before you buy something or go to a store?

According to the experts at AdWeek, 81% of shoppers do online research on the company or product they are considering BEFORE they make a purchase. A major part of thisresearch process consists of reading online reviews. Whether we like it or not, reviews are one of the most important and trusted resources that people take into account when choosing where to shop, eat, or do business.

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As a business owner, reviews are extremely important to your reputation, and they simply can’t be ignored. Your goal should be to generate positive reviews from your customers. But how? How do you get someone to go home and write a review after a good experience? What do you do when someone gives you a bad review?

Don’t worry, keep reading and we’ll answer all these questions for you.

But first, the key to your reputation starts with YOU. […]

For many business owners, your business’s Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, might as well be your annoying younger sibling. It’s always bothering you and you’d rather ignore it than try to understand what it’s talking about.

However, ignoring your SEO is NOT the right decision. No matter how hard you try to pretend it doesn’t exist, SEO makes a huge difference in driving potential customers to your website.

Simferopol, Russia - July 13 2014: Google biggest Internet search engine. Google.com domain was registered September 15, 1997.

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Twitter is not new to the social media scene. Since it launched in 2006, Twitter has become one of the most popular social media platforms on the planet for individuals, celebrities, businesses, etc. As of 2015, Twitter had over 320 million active users sending over 500 million tweets a day. But, why should you care?

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The Netsource development team is excited to announce the launch of www.gfwastedisposal.com, a new website for GoodFella’s Roll Off & Waste Disposal.

Good Fella’s Roll Off & Waste Disposal specializes in renting roll of containers for construction and demolition jobs, and for general clean ups. The new site is a great resource for Good Fella’s customers, who can now create an online account and enroll in a subscription based payment program. The site allows customers to easily manage their account and customize their services to meet their needs.

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Built as a completely custom site, the site structure includes sections for Account Creation, Account Login, Services, Contact submission, and more information about the Good Fella’s brand. Good Fella’s has expanded its services to six counties in Florida, including Sumter, Citrus, Marion, Hernando, Pasco, and Lake!

NetSource Technologies is an award-winning web design, hosting, e-commerce and consulting company that has been serving Ocala, FL and clients nationwide since 1995. Visit the web site at www.netsourceinc.com for more information on services and to view additional client websites.

 

At some point in your online life you’ve probably visited a website where a form popped up asking you to fill out some basic information: name, email, phone number, etc. Maybe you’ve never filled one out, or maybe you’ve filled them all out (which is why you spend the first 15 minutes of your day deleting promotional emails from your inbox). Either way, you understand the concept.

These forms, a.k.a. lead forms, are actually a tool that website owners use to get more information about their current customers or new customers. They also allow website owners to stay in contact with customers, keep them informed, or provide them with certain benefits. […]

As search engines have evolved, so has the process of getting your website indexed and ranking well on them. It’s no longer possible to add some keywords to your website and expect it will be returned in search results when someone searches using those terms. Search engines today return results based on what they interpret the searcher’s query to mean, rather than by just picking out certain “key” words or phrases.

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If you haven’t already noticed, Facebook recently changed its algorithm when it comes to the “organic reach” of pages. For most Facebook Page managers, this means your Facebook Page posts are likely showing up in significantly less user newsfeeds – that is, unless you pay to promote your posts. In fact, organic reach has dropped to as low as two percent of total Page likes for some Pages. Facebook says the change is to promote competition and serve users with only the content they want to see, but conveniently for them, it also highly encourages businesses to pay them for consumer engagement. This article from Social Media Today argues that these changes are actually positive for Facebook users and Pages alike, but for many, the jury is still out. Either way, we want to provide you with some practical ways to make the most of these changes so your business can continue thriving on social media. […]

It is a big decision to make when you are deciding on which company you’d like to create your website. You want to make sure your expectations are clearly communicated with the company, and that you have an agreement that these expectations will be met. The last thing you want is to pay out a large amount of money on a website that neither meets your expectations nor brings in results for your company. To help you choose a web design firm that will meet your expectations, here are 5 important questions to ask before hiring Design Company. […]

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past 15 years, you know that email has become a very prominent marketing tool for businesses.  The reason? It works!  Compared to all other online marketing methods, email consistently delivers the best click-thru and conversion rates.

Here are some tips to help you get the best results from email marketing.

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Deciding exactly what to do with your business’ online marketing can be a real challenge. Let’s say, for example, that your website gets plenty of traffic but you don’t think it’s bringing in as many customers as it should. The site is informative and it looks nice — hey, there’s even a call-to-action featured prominently on the home page — but only a tiny fraction of your site visitors are following through by submitting a contact form or sending in an email. A junior rocket scientist on your staff suggests that maybe something on the site should be changed to drive more conversions. All you have to do is figure out what sort of change will deliver the higher conversion rate your business needs. […]