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The first CyberAgent newsletter for 2005!
Here at CyberAgent we strive in bringing the most to all our CyberAgent users and 2005 will be no different. We started the year with two new staff members, John Coffee and Mark Harris. Both of them will be operating in the support section of our company and already they are standing by to support your calls.
Technology plays an important role in all businesses and we will be bringing the BEST to you in the next few weeks. It will be... new..funky and will support your business on all levels, from marketing to obtaining mandates. Keep watching this space.
This month we assist you in making the most of your website - an article not to be missed.
Most of you are aware of the fact that our server is hosted at Internet Solutions (IS). This must give you peace of mind to know that your data is safe at all times. I received an article from IS, Benefits of having your own domain. I found this article very interesting and therefore I share it with our users this month. To read more on IS you can visit their website at www.is.co.za.
New Developments Module
New Developments Module - Loads up your (on) developments at no extra cost with all the relevant information for example, notes on the development, main picture, site plans, map to development, unit descriptions, building specs and progress reports. There is also meta keywords entered by default for all the developments. To this you can add your own extra keywords suitable for each development. These keywords are used so that search engines will find your developments when browsers type in any of the keywords when searching on search engines...
The pictures on your website are nice, the layout is great, and the
info is so out of date as to be completely useless.
Hi, i am still waiting for a reply to my enquiry on the 27.01.2005
T. J Crombie
We will be implementing a Unique Property Number for every
property loaded onto the Internet.
When you update properties to the Internet, our server will
allocate a unique number for every property that does not have a number.
Before every property update CyberAgent will check for newly issued numbers
and update your data before sending the latest update to the Internet.
This unique number will be displayed in the "Property Manager"
(top right hand corner).
Since CyberAgent is an offline application we cannot issue
unique property numbers via the Internet. A unique number is created by
your BID (branch ID) and a number issued by your computer. For example:
BID: SDEM1, Property Number: 00000301, Unique property number: SDEM100000301.
The Internet generated number for this property for example can be "34532".
|Making the most of your website - Ideas to improve website traffic|
Add your URL (web address) to everything!
A warm welcome to all new Agencies:
We trust that by now you are well aware of what CyberAgent can do for you. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Jaco at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at: +27 (0)11 955-9100 or 086 112- 9237
Most Internet enquiries:
From the Accounts department....
|Benefits of having your own Domain Name|
By: by Internet Solutions (IS)
WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME?
A domain name is a unique address that identifies a computer or network, which is connected to the Internet. In short, a domain name is your Internet address online, as in is.co.za for example, which is the domain name for IS (Internet Solutions).
BENEFITS OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
A domain name could contain your business name: http://www.businessname.co.za, or any other word/alphanumeric character combination that you want, based upon availability. For example, Internet Solutions currently have the following domain name registered: http://www.is.co.za.
The benefits of having your own domain name are:-
Without your own domain, your email and web addresses will generally be based on the domain name of your host or Internet service provider, such as username@yourISP.com and http:/ /www.yourISP.com/username/
Having your own domain name is like owning your own virtual real estate; your own slice of the Internet. Such exclusivity can help build name recognition for you and your company.
Having your own domain name projects a professional image of you and your company, normally associated with large companies. It tends to say to others that you're a serious businessperson, operating an established business, in a professional manner.
If you set up a web site without owning your own domain name, you end up using the domain name of your web host by default. Such a web address is not mobile; and cannot be moved to another provider as the domain does not belong to you.
Ownership of your own domain name gives you the option of moving your web site to another host without losing your web address.
AVOIDS LOSS OF MOMENTUM
As any web marketer knows, it takes effort (not necessarily any expense, if you know some tricks of the trade) to promote a web site. Fortunately, over time, some of those marketing efforts can build momentum, bringing more and more traffic to your site without additional marketing effort. But unfortunately, if you can't take your web address with you when you switch to another ISP or host, you can lose much - if not all - of the momentum gained by your previous web marketing efforts.
Now you may be happy with your current web host and have no plans to switch, but having the option to move your web site to another host without losing your web address is always good to have open to you. Domain name ownership gives you that option, and any momentum you've gained from previous effort (and possibly expense) involved in promoting your web address doesn't go down the drain.
So, are you a serious Internet entrepreneur without your own domain name for your web site? Then now might be a good time to start making a list of possible domain names. However, don't grab just any domain name in haste. A poorly chosen one won't give you the maximum benefits that a well-chosen one can. Take your time to brainstorm the best domain name that you can come up with. That's a key task for serious web marketers, especially if you consider that your web address is the world's link to you.
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I don't like to brag. Marketing is bragging. No?
Marketing helps others. If you provide a good service you have a moral obligation to let as many people as possible know about, and benefit from, your good works.