February 2013 Newsletter

In This Issue:

Random Free Hosting Site

We'd like to congratulate Dr. Yrizarry's Bed and Breakfast for being the winner of this month's free site hosting. At the beginning of each month we will call up our own site's homepage. Whomever's site is the featured site when the page loads will get FREE hosting of one domain for one month. It's just our way of saying thank you.

Submit To Nokia Prime Place

By submitting your business to Nokia Prime Place you are ensuring your business will be entered into Bing’s local listings and also Nokia Maps that feed all NavTeq controlled systems; an excellent mapping company acquired by Nokia. By getting listed on Nokia Prime Place you have access to the in-dash systems of automotive manufacturers like BMW, Honda, Ford and Volkswagen. In addition, Yahoo!, Flickr, Amazon and Oracle use this system. Verification is by postcard so don't delay - claim your business now.

Picture Resizing

So you're the envy of the neighborhood because you've got this great mega-mega-mega pixel camera. But it has just one "small" problem. The pictures are such HUGH file sizes that you can't send (if you're lucky) but one picture as an attachment per e-mail. The solution is to decrease the file size of pictures prior to sending them.

Try using PicResize , the Internet's best picture resizing tool. Easily crop, resize, and edit your images online for FREE at PicResize.

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Sitemap Submission Automated For Our Clients

Sitemaps are a way to tell Google, Bing, Ask.com, etc. about pages on your site they might not otherwise discover. In its simplest terms, an XML (Extended Markup Language) Sitemap—usually called Sitemap is a list of the pages on your Web site. Creating and submitting a Sitemap helps make sure the search engines know about all the pages on your site, including URLs that may not be discoverable by their normal crawling process. Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement these data and speeds up the indexing of pages on your site.

The major search engines are putting a lot of emphasis on promoting sites that keep current and make changes often. Dynamic sites are being promoted in the rankings and static site that change hardly at all are being demoted. So we've decided to automate the Sitemap submission for all our client's sites.

The search engines don't guarantee they'll crawl or index all of your URLs. However, they use the data in your Sitemap to learn about your site's structure, which will allow them to improve their crawler schedule and do a better job crawling your site in the future.

New Sites Joining Us Or Completed Recently

Help these folks by visiting their site. All ya'll will remember how hard it is to get those initial "hits" so the search engines notice your site. So take a minute and visit their site.

  • 290 Wine Shuttle - Provides comfortable transportation every 30 minutes from the Fredericksburg, TX Visitors Bureau to the wineries located along Hwy 290 East.