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Host your Website, Get an SSL Certificate!

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Taking care of your website
is taking care of your business...

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S.E.O., Hosting, SSL Certificates. Your websites must have all three!

You already host your website somewhere or else no one could see it. When hosting you have an option to upgrade to SSL. Everyone everywhere recommends highly that you make this change. It is a rather big move considering what you currently pay for hosting and will cost from 2 to 3 times more than none secure hosting. One can argue that it is not even necessary for sites which do not collect credit card info.
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While I can almost agree with that argument, here is the bottom line for any Inn getting business online: That pesky notice of security in the address bar!
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Awareness of this notice and the accompanying 'lock' symbol, is increasing constantly. A growing stream of web surfers are refusing to even visit these websites. And, for a fairly good reason too.

In September, 2018 Google again (their constant message for many years now) had this to say about SSL Certification:

"HTTPS helps prevent intruders from tampering with the communications between your websites and your users’ browsers. Intruders include intentionally malicious attackers, and legitimate but intrusive companies, such as ISPs or hotels that inject ads into pages.

Intruders exploit unprotected communications to trick your users into giving up sensitive information or installing malware, or to insert their own advertisements into your resources. For example, some third parties inject advertisements into websites that potentially break user experiences and create security vulnerabilities.

Intruders exploit every unprotected resource that travels between your websites and your users. Images, cookies, scripts, HTML … they’re all exploitable. Intrusions can occur at any point in the network, including a user’s machine, a Wi-Fi hotspot, or a compromised ISP, just to name a few." - Google Developers

If your website is NOT secure then you expose your viewers to intruders. Seems slightly abusive, and as more and more people understand this, un-secured websites will receive a continually dwindling supply of visitors.

This form may prove difficult without a Google account. It works as well to send us an email us at: Just tell us what you want to change in the current display.

Hosting and SSL Certificate Package:

  • Host your un-secured website with us for just $85/yr.
  • Host your current website with SSL Security: Just $170/year if paid in 2018.
  • One time setup fee for SSL: $95.
  • Basic Analysis of website and online business presence.

What is the cheapest, easiest way to get this done and behind you?

We only offer an SSL Certificate together with Hosting. Both together cost $170/year. Installing an SSL Certificate is a bit time consuming even if you know what you are doing, and ridiculous if you don't. We require a one time setup fee of $95. (While it is far from impossible to set this up yourself, I expect that you will wish you paid someone else to do it by the end.) The certificate this provides stays with your domain; it is renewable forever - never needing another setup even if you move your website later, the SSL will follow the domain. We cover any problems encountered during setup or changes your wish to make later. We also provide regular monitoring to assess validity.

Use the form above, or just write if you want, to notify us of your interest in improving aspects of your website.

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Use S.E.O. to optimize your online business presence.

Your business appears online in many places, with and without your approval. It is hugely important to analyze how you are viewed already. Then address these places providing the same details that match! This send a strong message that search engines feel confident ranking well. If your business is listed differently across the web, as is almost always the case, then so much of your message just turns into noise benefiting nobody. Let us straighten it out and insure that your message and details are strong and true bringing the customers who want YOU. This is the best way to make us all happy.

We first analyze your website to discover and/or unify your business message. If Google is uncertain of your message, how can they place it in the top search results?

Here is our S.E.O. offer:

We want all of our customers to start with a 6 month basic program wherein we:

  • Analyze your current website for the big mistakes. The little ones are for stage two or three if you need to go there.
  • Analyze your online presence in the two major search engines Google and Bing. They both offer business accounts and list your business on their maps. Done properly, this is a fabulous boost to your online visibility.
  • We address two directories, besides us, Yelp and Y.P. (Yellow Pages) either optimizing or creating your accounts there. These three will bring the greatest return and an excellent platform from which to build should you wish to later.
  • Create or optimize 2 social media business accounts, one each in Facebook and Google plus.
  • Assure that your reviews in all of the platforms above are attended to.
  • Monitor and respond to Google Analytics for your business, sending you monthly summaries.

I find it sad how often I run across websites that are suffering hugely from tiny mistakes. Yet it can be daunting to understand even the basic rules of S.E.O. (it didn't used to be so complicated). One client of mine had a robtos.txt file that excluded his main content. Do you know about your robot.txt file? You may well know of it but maybe you don't. It can and does direct search engines to which content you want them to see. A mistake here halts any chance of showing up in the results at all.

Of course most errors are not so simple, so it really is imperative that you get some professional analysis of your site, even if you want to try and attack all the improvements by yourself.

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