Saturday, June 14, 2008

Hosting or Hosing - Superpages - Verizon - Idearc

Businesses needing a web site have lots of choices. Many are drawn to package deals involving yellow pages and their online counterparts. In my experience, most small companies would be better off keeping their phone book advertising and their web sites separate. For small companies, a local web design and development company is the best alternative.Recently, I started working with a client that chose to bundle his small business web site with his Superpages (aka Verizon, Idearc, iCare) contract. He has not been happy with the results and now wants to move his web site from Superpages to my server. He told me that he almost never gets a contact from anyone who found him through his web site. Also, the web site itself has lots of problems with broken links, images not scaled and a rather large 'Superpages' promo logo at the bottom of the each page that sort of hangs off to the right and moves with the browser size. In other words, he's not getting good value.We decided on a plan; move...

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