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Benefits of having a website - 03/01/2013

One of the most important aspects is to create awareness and promote your business, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is no other method that currently offers this facility and flexibility. If your business relies on acquisition or distribution of information, you can't afford not to be online.

Using the Internet to search for businesses and products is much easier and faster than scouring through the Yellow Pages.

Your customers have the ability to view your services and products by just looking up the relevant page(s). Any subsequent information uploaded to your website can be viewed instantly by a world wide audience!

Direct sales are possible via online payment institutions such as 'Paypal' and 'Google Checkout'. Any one of your website pages can be constructed in an 'order form' layout for customers to process orders and subsequently payments.

Benefit from 'Competitive Advantage'. A well designed website can have the same effect regardless of the size of your business. Small businesses benefit in these situation as they can have the same impact as large multi-national corporations.

Having readily, up to date information will save you time and money in contacting customers. Allowing you to invest in your growing business.

Lastly, one of the biggest benefits is the fact that you can save money on printing and posting costs for brochures, coupons, flyer's, specials, newsletters, and other mailings.


What Domain is best for me? - 26 / 12 / 2012

When choosing a domain name it is beneficial to choose a domain which has some relevance to your business, its name for example, or something more generic regarding its industry, services or products. If for example you ran a sandwich shop called 'Grubs Up' you could choose a domain like www.grubsup.com* or something more generic such as www.sandwiches.com* etc…

Try to make your domain name as memorable as possible and always consider the length - try not to make the domain length unnecessarily long.

Once you have registered your domain, you can setup as many emails address as you need, for example sales@yourdomain or orders@yourdomain etc...

Searches have to be completed to check whether or not your desired domain name is available. There are many domain extensions that you can choose from, some of the most popular are listed below:

  • .com
  • .net
  • .info
  • .org
  • .biz
  • .us
  • .cc
  • .tv
  • .so
  • .mobi
  • .co.uk
  • .me.uk
  • .org.uk
  • .eu
  • .im (isle of man specific domain extension)
  • .co.im (isle of man specific domain extension)

Its best to think of several domain names. Contact us on 07624 428 217 or via the form at the top of this page and we'll perform the availability searches for you at no cost.

*At the time this article was written both www.grubsup.com and www.sandwiches.com were available for purchase. IOM Web Design makes no statements of ownership for these domains.


We are the right choice! - 08 / 11 / 2012

IOM Web Design has developed an individual and successful strategy for web design construction.

We firstly conduct a FREE web consultation in person to identify your online aspirations, target audience, demographics and to gather your specific requirements. The initial meeting will take anything from 30mins to a couple of hours, after which you will be provided with the written web consultation brief (again all for free).

Our Websites are created using the latest tools and software. We keep up with all the latest technology in order to provide you with a Website that has lasting value. We invest heavily in the latest hardware and software.

We have developed a system that enables your site with the best opportunities to be visible in search engines. Every day people are using search engines such as 'Google' and ‘Microsoft Bing' to find local services. If your site is not visible in the search results, then your site may as well not exist.

Although time is of the essence, a hurried website can create many problems. For this reason, we always ensure that each and every website we create is tested to the fullest. We also ensure that your site functions across the latest versions of the main browsers such as 'Microsoft Internet Explorer', 'Mozilla Firefox', 'Safari' and 'Google Chrome'.

Lastly… We're genuinely interested in your project. This is why you can always reach us by phone on 07624 428 217 or email info@iomwebdesign.com.


We are Investing and continue to invest in Green Technologies - 06 / 09 / 2012

We are proud to be associated with the world’s first large web hosting company who rely solely on renewable energy. 1&1 utilise wind, water and solar power in accordance with the Renewable Energy Certification System (RECS).

Within its European data centres, 1and1 currently run some 40,000 servers which consume between 50 and 60 GWh per year. Hence, by switching to environmentally friendly energy we can significantly contribute to environmental protection.

We use energy efficiently. Fact!

"We not only desire clean energy, but we also want to use as little energy as possible," says Achim Weiss of 1and1. "Thus, for example, for many years we have been using highly efficient power supplies with less than 20 per cent heat loss and omit any unnecessary components within our servers. As soon as the outside temperature falls below 10 degrees, we cool our data centre using open-air coolers and that works without energy-eating compressors". Software too, can help save electrical power - Based on a Linux platform, 1&1 has developed its own operating system that enables the data of up to 10,000 customers to fit on one server and thus saves valuable resources.


Website Statistics / Tracking Web Site Performance - 01 / 08 / 2012

Addressing the issues that statistics illustrate will enable you to identify and resolve failing aspects of your website.

When you purchase a website through IOM Web Design you will receive free weekly / monthly reports that show you how well your website it performing. You are able to customise these reports to show a general or advanced breakdown of your web sites performance.

 

 


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