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Promoting Your Web Site

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Your Web site is a valuable marketing tool. Are you taking advantage of it?Leveraging Your Domain Name: If you're not including your Web site address on your business cards, e-mail signature, stationery, flyers, brochures, advertisements -- anything and everything you create for your business -- you're missing out on valuable opportunities for potential customers to learn more about the services you provide. Are you using an e-mail address at your domain, or does your return address promote yahoo.com or gmail.com instead?Search Engine Marketing (SEM): When done right, search engine marketing can reach a very targeted audience. It takes some money to establish a presence, but IPOWERWEB hosting plans include free credits for some of the major ones: $50 for Google AdWords, $50 for Yahoo! Search, a 90-day trial for the Best of the Web directory, etc. They're free to try, so see if one or more of them work for your business, and if so, use them to get some additional momentum behind your brand. If you're really ready to dive right in, TargetClicks can be an effective SEM option -- and they do all the work for you.Search Engine Optimization (SEO): We also have a team of search engine experts who can help you optimize your Web site so that search engines link to you naturally, without having to pay for placement via ads or sponsored links. SEO plans start for as little as $149 -- but we'll give you a consultation for free! Learn more about or SEO services >>

Rapid SSL

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IPOWERWEB is introducing a new dedicated SSL certificate called the RapidSSL. Before now, we only offered one type of Dedicated SSL Certificate, the QuickSSL Premium Certificate, issued by GeoTrust.RapidSSL is like the QuickSSL Premium Certificate in that it:- Offers commercial-level protection starting at 128-bit encryption.- Is compatible with 99%+ of browsers.- Safeguards access to your site over "https," rather than the less secure "http". However, the RapidSSL Certificate differs from the QuickSSL Premium Certificate, because RapidSSL:- Is backed by RapidSSL, not GeoTrust.- Is not compatible with mobile devices.- Comes with a $10,000 RapidSSL Warranty against mis-issuance of a certificate—not the $100,000 GeoSure Protection Plan, which covers loss of use, theft, or corruption.- Costs only $39.95/yr, as opposed to $99/yr for the QuickSSL Premium Certificates.More information on our SSL Certificates >>

Design Services on Sale

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What's stopping you from adding a blog to your site? Or a news feed? Or a photo gallery? If you don't have the time or aren't sure how to get started, we can help!Our Web design professionals can integrate these services FOR you, saving you both time and aggravation, while making your site an exciting place to visit. After all, if you aren't interacting with your site visitors, you're going to lose them!Best of all — for a limited time, our most popular services are on sale at a fraction of what they would normally cost.SAVE BIG ON SITE ADD-ONSHave you seen our "à la carte" menu for Web development services? Our design team doesn't just do design — we can help with anything from copywriting to e-commerce! Check out our full menu »For a limited time, we've put our most popular services on sale, including: Gallery2 photo album application WordPress blogging software The award-winning Joomla! content management system Integrated rolling news feeds Dynamically generated FAQ pages Lead-generation/contact formsSave now on these services and more! Or give us a call at 877-513-7446 for a free consultation. Tell us what you want to do, and we'd be happy to walk you through your options!

RatePoint partnership

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One way to sweeten customer experience is by demonstrating that you welcome and are receptive to feedback. And nothing says "good business" like receiving positive reviews--it's direct proof of your success! In an effort to help you solicit and display customer feedback on your site, we've partnered with a company called RatePoint--and as a valued IPOWER customer, you have access to a 60-day trial membership. If you haven't activated your free trial yet, learn more about it.RatePoint provides an official "consumer-approved" seal for your site that visitors can click on to read real reviews, as well as submit their own. You then approve positive reviews, which posts them to your site, or respond to any negative feedback privately through the RatePoint-moderated dispute resolution process.Plus, you can solicit additional feedback through a suite of RatePoint's site tools, which include customer feedback buttons and popups, auto-generated e-mails, customized surveys and more!You can increase customer retention and show your visitors that you're a company that's worth doing business with by trying RatePoint, free for 60 days.

New! Community Directory

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You can be a part of IPOWERWEB history! The first 2,000 customers to join our new online community directory get a FREE listing. We expect those 2,000 listings to fill up fast, so get your free listing now >>By adding your listing to our new diretory, you'll be promoting your site to the thousands of visitors our site receives each day. Listings are searchable by both keyword and by category. Plus, you control all aspects of your site's listing, including your URL, keywords, category(s) and a short 3-5 sentence description of your site—after all, you know your site best!The directory will be made public on August 20th, but be one of the first 2,000 customers and get a free listing now!

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