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If it can be done online... we do it! We create web sites that our customers can manage themselves without any programming knowledge. This custom internet programming can streamline any business, and sets us far apart from our competition. We work together closely within each of our clients and their budget to develop dynamic world-class web sites and integrated print materials that are creative, innovative, and eye-catching. We offer logo and branding design, advanced internet hosting, sensible internet advertising, integrated print design, photography, and so much more. Talk To A Real Person! Contact SayItOnTheWeb at 540-353-5241 Visit Us: www.SayItOnTheWeb.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/SayItOnTheWeb Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/SayItOnTheWeb LinkedIN: www.linkedin.com/company/sayitontheweb-inc- Company Video: www.SayItOnTheWeb.com/video

SayItOnTheWeb Welcomes Webb’s Oil

We would like to highlight one of our newest customers, Webb’s Oil of ROanoke, Virignia, and to thank them for their business. Their new web site can be seen at: http://www.webbsoil.com.

A full administration area helps office staff easily keep the website current and up to date. High speed, multi-homed bandwidth helps to server their pages at lightning speed!

Thank you, Webb’s Oil, for working with us!

10 Steps to Obtain Top Placement on Google

Ok. Google is the powerhouse that can drive the attention you need to your website and thus to your company. Your attention to Google can make or break your return on investment. Many webmasters are hired to develop a website, but few go the extra mile to enhance how you can appear in search results from Google and other search engines.

Here are some logical, cost effective steps you will need to consider when looking for ways into Google search results:

1) Have your webmaster fully complete your Meta Tag information for each web site page. This is imperative if you want any traffic at all.

2) Have your webmaster create and upload a sitemap.xml file into the root of your web site. There are tools for this located at: http://expressionengine.com/wiki/Google_Sitemaps
You will also need your webmaster to create a logical robot.txt file and upload it to the root of your website. A resource for this can be found at: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=156449

You will need both of these files for the next steps (if you do them by youself), so ask your web firm to email you these files if you proceed to number 3 below yourself.

3) Sign up for a Google Webmaster Tools account at: https://accounts.google.com and submit your sitemap. Fill in all data.

4) Go to Google Places and set your location: http://www.google.com/local/add/businessCenter?hl=en-US&gl=US
Follow through and make sure to Verify your business address with Google.

5) Sign Up For Adwords Express https://adwords.google.com/express/ and place the main keywords that will drive the proper business to your door. You will need a budget for this Google service. Google data will help you determine what monthly budget and keywords to use right from this utility (They show you the data.)

6) Make sure you socialize your site. Facebook, Google+, LinkedIN, and Twitter should be at the front-line of your social media progress. Google gives BIG weight to your web site being included in these social networks. Always have these 4 Sharing Icons on your web site if not more (like Pintrest). This way visitors can share your web pages and increase the traffic and popularity of your web site. Also, place icons on your web site that will allow visitors to go directly into any of your social atmospheres.

This does not necessarily mean that you will need accounts in each of these social areas (although we recommend that you do); it simply means that people have a way to share your web site pages with the world, which is the goal!

7) Your webmaster needs to install a WordPress Blog onto your web site. Establishing articles in your blog (no matter if it is a quick sentence, photo, full news article or announcement – every post in WordPress is worth it’s weight in gold as far as Google and other search engines are concerned.

8) Share your website links with others. Exchanging links can be tedious, but the popularity of your website is affected in a very positive way. When the opportunity arrises, always ask if you can exchange links. There is one company I have tried to “spread my link” and have found that it works wonderfully: www.onehourbacklinks.com

9) Create a company video… no matter how short it may be, videos posted to YouTube, Google, Facebook and other sites will allow your video and website link to be thrust into the eyes of people… and it’s free.

10) Finally, sign up for a Bing Webmaster Tool account and fill in all the data for your business. You can use the same data you used for Google. Having links here is a major factor for all search engines.

Yes, there is very much more you can do to get the traffic you deserve, but these 10 solid steps should be the very first in your attack to online success for your business.

If you would like a consultation to review your website, please contact us at info@sayitontheweb.com or talk to a real person at: (540) 353-5241.

We are here to help!

A SayItOnTheWeb Video Tutorial | Using Your Administration & Text Editors


The task of editing your own web site may seem to be an uphill task for you at first. But, with a little experience you can save time and money by updating your web site yourself. This is the most efficient way to keep your web site perfect and up to date.

The following short video will help you feel more comfortable with the Administration area used to manipulate and update your website designed and programmed by SayItOnTheWeb – Roanoke’s Favorite Webmasters!

A Big Salute goes out to The Blue Ridge Veterans Celebration


Blue Ridge Veterans Celebration – A big salute goes out to you at www.BlueRidgeVeteransCelebration.com for becoming one of our newest customers. We look forward to attending the events and invite you all to do the same. visit: www.BlueRidgeVeteransCelebration.com today to learn more about this beneficial Roanoke-Salem event.

Roanoke’s Favorite Webmasters

A SayItOnTheWeb Video Tutorial | How To Set Up Your Email Account In Outlook

If you are having issues with email, know that you can always check your email through WebMail. (The link at the bottom of your website pages.)

For Android Users – Email Set Up Instructions are here >

For Iphone Users – Email Set Up Instructions are here >

For Outlook 2007 Outlook Users, Go here >

Please use these instructions to set up your email account in Outlook or other email program:

When you begin Outlook, you can go under “File”.  Find the Account Set Up Link.

Here are the major items to set up your account:
1) Your ENTIRE email address is your email’s ”User Name”.
2) You should know your password. If you do not, please contact us: CLICK HERE
3) Incoming mail server (POP) should be: hostnew.sayitontheweb.com
Port: 995
Security Type: SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates)
4) Here are the other things to modify in your Outlook account under “More Settings – Outgoing Server”:
SMTP Server: hostnew.sayitontheweb.com
Security Type: SSL (accept all certificates)
Port 465
Authentication required before sending emails should be checked.
Username is your full email addressRe-enter your password.
Click OK to close the “Internet E-mail Settings” window. The “Add New Account” window will still be visible.
Test the settings.

Click Next. Outlook should tell you that “all tests completed successfully”. If Outlook tells you a test failed, double-check to be sure you’ve entered the settings correctly. 



* Please note, if you are using IMAP use the following secure settings:

IMAP server: hostnew.sayitontheweb.com
Security Type: TSL (accept all certs)
Port: 143

SMTP: hostnew.sayitontheweb.com
Security type: SSL (accept all certs)
Port: 465

How the digital age is killing the traditional ad agency


This next scenario is one that will relate to many business owners, and may anger others (you know who you are).

So, you have a business or organization that needs the complete set up: a logo, business cards, brochures, website, signs and letterhead. You know of several advertising agencies and you start calling around to set up several appointments to obtain quotes for the work needed to produce the professional look that will lift your company into orbit.

You go to their offices and are showed to their impresive conference room, offered coffee or tea. You sit for a while and stare at all of the decore, listening to the radio play something familiar - thinking that all those logos and images on the wall are logos and very successful jobs they’ve done before. You notice that they’ve spared no expense on the conference room table and everything looks simply incredible.

After 4 – 5 minutes, three or more very professionally dressed people enter the room and they smile as they discuss what they can do for you. Prices are not discussed openly as a proposal needs to be created to detail the scope of the job, and what they recomend you do for your business or venture.

Then the shock and dizziness hit you square in the face as all three quotes come back well above $12K and one is even above $20K!! You try to reason with yourself, knowing that you want quality work, and know that these guys are professionals. At least they seemed professional. In the back of your mind, you are doing the mathmatical negotiations to figure out what is going to be short-changed so that you can afford one of their branding packages. Business Owners – does this scene sound familiar to you at all?

How does it feel when I tell you that it really costs much less for a branding package?
How does it feel when I tell you that you have been sold for an exorbitant amount to cover all of the expenses in the development of these items you need for your success?

How have you been cheated?

Well, someone had to pay for the Ad Agencie’s rent or mortgage this month. Someone had to pay for the incredible conference room. And don’t forget that incredible conference room table – that cost a pretty penny. The receptionist, the art on the walls, and the free delicious coffee they gave you… who pays for that? Oh, and don’t forget the property maintenance man and cleaners that clean the establishment needed their cut too.

You have been over-quoted because of one thing. Large Overhead.

Traditional Ad Agencies are still stuck in their ways with so much overhead that their design job quotes are over inflated to cover thier own expenses to be able to have such an impressive establishment with all the trimmings. This is how it has been for almost 200 years. You go there, you are impressed, you hear their jovial pitch, then left waitin for the anvil to fall on you when you get the price tag.

But, as you may have noticed, there is a fast change occurring in this digitally-connected age that is sweeping over the traditional ad agency and squashing the fluff out of the impressive sell and the big price tag. Yes, I am saying that you can get  more bang for the buck if you know where to look.

Many graphic design professionals and webmasters along with programmers are networking together from their home studios and offices to produce the same professional level of work you would expect from ”the big boys”. Ad agencies and those who have worked for agencies are moving away from this centuries-old trend to remove the overhead costs to provide more value to their customers, and to acquire more customers.

How do they give you more value? First of all, they roll up their sleeves, and come to your place of work or office to get more of a personal feel for the business. They take the time to discuss your business with you in the actual business environment. Instead, they bring you Starbucks. Instead, they sit down at your table and learn. Why would they need an impressive office when they are working on your branding? Don’t they need to know your business more to produce the real results you need?

Secondly, with internet professionals, programmers and designers working digitally with each other with such flexible ease today, you only need to cover their hourly expenses. You do not need your money to pay for the companies CEO, VP of marketing, receptionist, junior executive account manager, lawyer, maintenance man, cleaning lady, the ad placement staff, or coffee. All of these are drawing income off the sale of your account. This is why they have to pad the price.

Take my advice – you can get much, much more for your money. Believe me – I have worked in an advertising agency before. You are being robbed!

My development firm was started at home in 1996 with the internet boom. I have the same and even more education and experience that many of the other ad agency owners have – but elected to use the digital age to my customer’s advantage. Customers that receive a quote from my firm are not only relieved, but feel like a great deal has just hit them in the face. Our prices for branding development are so low that traditional ad agencies even hire me to do their work!

Over the years, I have collected a tried and true network of support for anything I need to have produced for a client. From genious graphic artists to talented programmers to business consultants to website designers to application developers to ad placement professionals to sign developers… all who work out of their home office or studio as well.

Why do we get more customers? Our secret is that each of the people in my network have their own business. This means that not only is my company thriving because of these other low-overhead professionals, but their company is thriving as well. Because we are all networked and know the strengths of each other, a win for their business is a win for mine. If they get a client, I will be helping them with their project. If I get a client, they will be helping me with the production. I hate to quote Charlie Sheen when I say “Winning!”, but it is the simple truth. This formula equals the influx of many clients, incredible stability and growth in our careers.

This knowledge means that you can skip the large overhead and the inflated prices of the traditional ad agency and go directly to the source, and to pay only for what you need – not the additional fluff that leaves you flipping out over the bill for the traditional ad agency and all the added expense it comes with. This means that nothing has to be short-changed in the development of your own business.