February 2010 Newsletter

In This Issue:

Random Free Hosting Site

We'd like to congratulate Granbury Log Cabins for being the winner of this month's free hosting site. 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.

Tracking Social Media

You've heard it on the news before. So-and-so got in trouble because of what was said on Twitter or some other social networking site. Do you know what may have been said about your business on the social networking sites?

So how do you monitor all the buzz? How do you monitor your brand and protect your hard earned reputation? There isn't one fool-proof method but there are many services and tools out there that will make it easy to see who's talking about you online.

Addict-o-matic is an "online reputation management" tool, as they're often referred to, that will help you track and watch for any mention of your company name, products, or services. Just type in a keyword, topic or phrase and out it goes searching the top blogs, news sites, Google, Technorati, Ask, YouTube, Flickr, Digg, Topix and more. You'll be given a personalized results page to bookmark with everything it finds related to your topic.

Avast! Free Antivirus

The latest version (V5.0) of this excellent FREE antivirus is now available. We use this product on all of a personal computers and love it. The focus this product is on users that use the Internet for Web browsing and e-mail. Avast! is very proud of this product and stacks it up against anyone else’s paid antivirus—in fact, they recently started submitting this product in lieu of their paid products to all of the industry standard tests. Virus Bulletin, one of the most respected journals, recently called this product “….nothing short of a miracle” . Google selected this product for incorporation in many of their Google Packs. You can download this product here: http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download .

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.