Local Listings for Your Business

As a kid, I loved looking up phone numbers in the Yellow Pages for my parents.  A business had to have a listing in the local phone book back then to get found by consumers like us.

Today, I can’t remember the last time I pulled out an actual phone book to search for a local business.  Can you?

As phone books were phased out, the Yellow Pages and many more companies created online local listing websites, and mapping apps to keep up with the mobile, smart phone consumers.

So before, when I had maybe 2-3 different phone books, the information was easy enough to keep updated and consistent.  Now there’s a ton of local listing websites, and mapping apps out there with no single source for all of this data, which makes it really easy for your business information to get entered incorrectly, have multiple listings, etc. Continue reading “Local Listings for Your Business”

eBayClassifieds.com – Helping You Sell Locally

What is eBay Classifieds?

eBay Classifieds

eBay Classifieds by it’s own definition is a free, local classifieds website that provides a clean and easy-to-use marketplace for you to post free ads.  You can post pets, motors, houses, jobs, automobiles, RVs, services, etc.

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SpecBase 2 – Our NEW RV Showroom Solution

The History of SpecBase

Before SpecBase, the only feasible solution RV Dealers had that allows your SpecBase RV Showroom by RVUSAwebsite visitors to check out new model floor plans you were licensed to sell was to link to the manufacturer’s websites.  This of course takes visitors off of your website to a place where they can use the “Dealer Locator” that all manufacturers have on their websites.  Now we could make those links open in a new window, but there was still that chance you took when your visitors would locate and possibly buy an RV from another dealer.  The same is true today as it was back then, you work very hard to get visitors to your website and you want to keep them there as long as possible.  To that end, my team came up with a solution in 2006 – SpecBase – a huge database that we maintain that has all of the new model information, specifications, descriptions, floor plans, décor options, etc., for our dealer customers to easily display on their websites.

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POP3 vs. IMAP Email Configurations

Email ProtocolsAs more and more of our customers send and receive emails on multiple devices, it’s good to know you have options when it comes to email configurations.  You’ll find that Outlook and other email clients support two protocols:  POP3 and IMAP.  Here’s a little bit of information about each that will help you decide which configuration suits you and your needs best.

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Generic SEO Emails to Watch Out For

seoimageSEO, Search Engine Optimization, is a term many scammers / spammers use to attract the attention of anyone with a website. The promise of page 1 placement in the search engines, the guarantee of top ranking for your keywords, search engine optimization at a very low cost, etc., are all tricks I’ve seen used in the generic emails these “SEO Companies” send to, I’m certain, tens of thousands of email accounts every day. I get at least 5 of these emails on a typical day myself. Most of them claim that your website doesn’t rank well “organically” in the search engines. I find this particular statement very funny because they most likely found your website, to send you this spam email, via the search engines. All of their promises seem to be too good to be true, and they are, so don’t put yourself in a predicament where you trust one of these companies with your website – the engine that drives the success of your business.

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