Social Media Graphics

With social media being so widely used for businesses it is important to ensure you have the best graphics displayed. Our professional team of designers can create a custom image for your business starting at a low cost of $69.00!

Please see the following media platform based link for examples and more information:

 

http://facebook.olm.net/facebook

https://instagram.olm.net/instagram/

http://youtube.olm.net/youtube/

 

 

 

 

Google SEO Tools Part 1

The tools Google makes available for free will be very important in getting your website noticed and let you know your website’s strengths and weaknesses. The first thing you need to do if you haven’t already is setup Google console.

 

Setting Up Google Console

Your next step will be setting up Google Analytics for your website.

Google Analytics for beginners

Google Analytics, looking at the tool

Website and Mobile Devices

        No matter where you go today it seems that everyone has a tablet or smart phone and are accessing the Internet on the go more than ever before. From smart phones to tablets more and more people are using these devices to search and shop online from any and every location. It is important that you optimize your web site so mobile phone and tablet users are able to purchase your products or services.Here are some suggestions to optimize your web site for mobile devices:

It is important to create simple layouts that flow so that your products or services information is clearly available to consumers.

Aim for functionality over appearance. Allowing consumers to easily navigate to the end purchase goal is a huge benefit for both the business owner and consumer.

Make all of the content you are displaying available to all of your users. Be sure that you review the guidelines that both Apple and Android platforms have for mobile content to ensure each user receives the same experience.

If you showcase images, use a compression tool to increase your load times. Some image compression software that will reduce the size of your .jpeg and .png files while still keeping the quality intact include EWWW Image Optimizersmush.itoptiPNG, and jpegtran.

 

Getting The Most Out Of Social Media

Right now, small and large business alike are using social media platforms to promote their business and brand on the Internet. The most popular platforms are Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.

It is important to make sure that your website links to your social media pages and also that your social media pages link back to your website.

Try to make sure that the links to your social media pages are on your main page and/or easy to navigate to. With all of the different social media platforms available, you can create a page dedicated to your presence at all the different platforms.

We recommend that you frequently post to your social media pages to show that you are active and open to engage with your consumers.

Since Facebook alone has an estimated 1.28 billion people who use its services every single day, consumers are likely to go to your social media page to view information regarding your business including your hours, phone number and website address.

You can also create a hashtag that is meant for customers to share testimonials via social media. You can then repost the positive experience someone had or use that content on your website or in other promotional materials.

Social Media Giveaways are also a great way to engage an audience who may not be familiar with your product or service.

How to Create a backup using cPanel

Before making any changes to your site, we always recommend that you make a copy of your site files. Within the cPanel control panel, it is easy to create a full backup and download it to your own PC.

1. Log into your cPanel account.
2. In the “Files” section, click on “Backup” Icon.

3. Under “Full Backup“, click on the “Download a Full Website backup” button.

 

 

 

 


4.
 From the dropdown menu, select the backup destination as “Home” and enter your email address in the e-mail field so that you can receive notification when the backup is complete.



After the cPanel backup is completed, you will receive notification and the backup will be available for download under the “
Backups Available for Download” list on the Full backup page.

Selling Online

Are you planning to sell products online? OLM has you covered with a variety of different options to choose from.

OLM has partnered with ShopSite to provide our customers with discounted rates on the ShopSite shopping cart solution. ShopSite Inc. was founded in 1996 as iCentral Inc. and developed the ShopSite product line. ShopSite is consistently the innovator of new features for e-commerce products in the market, such as the Store Setup Wizard, Digital Coupons, Associates, Inventory Tracking, and many others. For more information, including purchase details, we ask that you visit the following link: Purchase ShopSite

All of our hosting accounts also include access via Softaculous Script Installer to the following E-commerce Solutions:

  • AbanteCart
  • PrestaShop
  • OpenCart 1.5
  • Magento 1.9
  • WHMCS
  • CubeCart
  • OpenCart
  • Open eShop
  • LiteCart
  • Avactis
  • Quick.Cart
  • X-Cart
  • Open Source Point of Sale
  • Blesta
  • And Much More…

 

If you’re looking for a good free cart you may want to look at the Abante Cart, It’s unique because while it’s free and open source, it is also user-friendly. It’s possible for someone with little to no experience to set up and use this cart. Of course, such an inexperienced user would be limited to the themes and features available in AbanteCart’s core and AbanteCart’s marketplace.

 

How to choose the right E-commerce product

1. Make a list of the top 10 features you want your shopping cart to have. For example, inventory tracking, invoicing, paypal compatibility, email marketing features etc.

2. Search for your competitors online and look thru their site to see what type of shopping cart they are using and make a list of what you like and do not like about their sites.

3. Go thru the top 5 shopping cart solutions and see which meet your specific needs based on the lists you have made.

4. Install the shopping cart, and upload a few products and test to ensure it meets your specific requirements.

 

If you have any questions about your options please feel free to contact our sales team.

 

Using Secure Passwords

A strong password is your first line of defense against hackers. Here are some tips to create a strong password.

  • Select a password is at least 8 characters and consists of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation.
  • Make sure the password used is not a dictionary word. For example, you do not want to use “Password” as your password.
  • Use an online password generator to help create a password like https://www.random.org/passwords/

You can also use a service like RoboForm or LastPass to help manage your password.

Roboform – https://www.roboform.com/password-manager
LastPass – https://www.lastpass.com/

Both RoboForm and Last pass, password managers organize and encrypt your passwords so you only have to memorize your master password (The password used to access the password manager).

Both the Roboform and LastPass managers are excellent, Roboform has a small yearly fee to purchase and LastPass if Free.

Another option would be to think of a funny sentence, for example, “My Pet Pig Once Ate 10 Marbles!”, and then use the first letter of each word as well as the numbers and punctuation to make a secure password that is easy to remember. (Mppoa10m!)

 

Best Website Builder

Are you looking for a good, no-hassle way to build your website? We have you covered! We now offer a full featured, cutting-edge website builder.

Easy Control

Just move your mouse over the content block you want to edit and the handy toolbar will show up with the key editing features: easily edit the content, settings, move content block higher or lower and add new content before selected content blocks.

No HTML coding or use HTML coding  (you choose)

Each block can be opened in the visual HTML editor (“What You See Is What You Get”), no HTML knowledge is required to edit any part of the website. But for power users, the HTML editor is available: add custom parts of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Still not enough?  You can also use the “Include PHP Code” option!

Hundreds of customization are possible for each theme

Each template available has hundreds or even thousands of possibilities you can customize:  6 base theme layouts, 6 base menu layouts, 60 color schemes and over 150 custom fonts!

6 base theme layouts, 6 base menu layouts, 60 color schemes and over 150 custom fonts!

Over 150 Professional Fonts

Professionally designed fonts by Google, over 150 hand-picked fonts to make your website look more professional. Two separate fonts can be selected, for website content and for headers & menus.

Predefined Content Blocks & the best Apps

Make your website look more professional with predefined content blocks for paragraphs, headers, feature boxes and more. Add custom HTML/CSS/JavaScript code, downloadable files, images and videos.

Choose from built-in Apps to give more power to your website, such as a Blog, Contact Form, Location Map, Photo Galleries, Slideshows, Form Builder, Restaurant Menu, Shopping Cart, Newsletter, Events Calendar, Community Forum and more!

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Easy to use and intuitive

“Keep It Simple Silly” – Literally anyone can build a nice looking, responsive website easily! No experience required, no HTML coding knowledge, forget thousands of confusing settings, website building can be fun!

Organized Drag & Drop

Unlike many other “site-builder” products, where you can drag and drop any elements anywhere losing control over your website look and structure, SiteMadeEasy offers organized Drag and Drop, so you can be sure your website will always look clean and will display well not only in your desktop browser but also on website visitors’ mobile devices.


 

If you are unsure what you should use, give our sales department a call.

Our sales staff can look at examples of sites you like and advise you how to get there.

Click here for more info and our online demo!

 

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