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Auto Parts Online Store Launched To Save On eBay Fees

Heaters for Cars, Boats, Trucks, Marine, Tractors WebsiteBusy first of the new year at Suski Web Design includes launching AutoCoolingSolutions.com. A Grand Blanc manufacturer who sells their automotive air conditioning parts and heaters through eBay contracted with me to build their own online store.

They have a great product line with parts that come in handy for anyone who owns a vehicle in Michigan:

  • Block Heaters – Keeps engines warm in cold temperatures and eliminates cold start engine damage.
  • Battery Heaters – Easy installation and extends battery life by reducing the strain of cold weather starts. (I think I need one of those for my 1996 Jag! It’s not getting much use these days since I drive a 2013 Volt.)
  • Cooling System Heaters – Just get in and go with a warm engine and a heater that blows warm air.
  • RV Truck Bus Interior Heaters, Marine Interior Heaters, Auto Interior Heaters, Engine Oil Heaters, Hydraulic Fluid Heaters, Transmission Fluid Heaters, Diesel WVO Bio Fuel Heaters, and Heater Accessories

The folks at Auto Cooling Solutions are enthusiastic about building their online business and they roll up their sleeve to add products to the website and market online.

The shopping cart I put in the site allows them to manage the products and add content. It uses a responsive layout, which means the website re-sizes to accommodate large screens as well as smart phones without having to duplicate content. Have questions about a part? There’s an ‘Ask a Question’ link on each product page.

Buy local and visit AutoCoolingSolutions.com!

Shopping Trends Include Augmented Reality

Great article mentions 4 trends, the most unique is  “augmented reality”: http://www.digitaldoughnut.com/highlights/highlights/trends-shaping-the-future-of-shopping.

Check out Zugara. Among other AR (augmented reality) projects, they develop online shopping apps that leverage AR and motion capture to provide a virtual shopping experience.

Would love to work on a project that uses that technology!!

“Your Google Maps Listing Is Not Set Up Right” and Other Scams

I work with small business owners who are bombarded with phone calls from “SEO experts” who tell them their website is not search engine friendly even though the caller has not even bothered to visit the site. They are nothing but slick salespeople who want to mislead business owners for a fast buck.

Today, however, takes the cake! I got a call and the voicemail recording was, “This is Larry Young *from* Google and I’m calling about your Google Maps listing because it is not set up right. Please call me at 800-838-7969 extension 23895, it will take about fifteen minutes.” I was incredulous and googled the phone number. Of course, it’s a scam.  The bottom line is scammers get bolder by the day. If I help one business owner with this post, it’s a great day 🙂

40% Off HostGator Coupon Good Thru 8/31/2012

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My favorite hosting company, HostGator, is having a huge 40% off sale on new accounts.

 

Use the coupon code, 40OFF.

Why is HostGator the best? That’s easy. They’re one of the top hosting companies around, provide top notch customer service and include anything you could possibly need for your web presence at ridiculously low prices. Contact me if you have any questions about their service, they are the real deal!

Free Kettering Course for Technology Entrepreneurs

Kettering University TechWorks

Calling all technology entrepreneurs! The new ORBIT Innovation Entrepreneurship Development Training course begins on July 25, 2012 as part of the Kettering University TechWorks program. This free class meets every Wednesday night through September 19, 2012.

Call Alex today at 810-762-9728  or email rsvp@kettering.edu to register for this dynamic program to take your technology business to the next level. Read more about the Kettering TechWorks course.

Suski Web Design is honored to give the digital marketing presentation on August 1. See you there 🙂

Linkbuilding for SEO 2012

I just love infographics and below is a terrific one on linkbuilding techniques. Do you know who links to your online assets? More importantly, do you know why this is important? Let me do an analysis to help with your digital marketing plan. Email mary@suskiwebdesign.com. Cheers!


[Source TechWyse Internet Marketing ]

Google Drive or GoDaddy Online Storage?

GoDaddy Online StorageIf you’re like me, you want access to your files from any location.

When Google announced the launch of Google Drive on April 24, I wanted to learn more. The bottom line is Google Drive offers 5GB of free online storage. It’s easy to set up and if you need more, 25GB runs $2.49/month.

Sounds pretty good, right? Well, if you need more than the free 5GB, you’re better off with GoDaddy.com’s Online Storage. For the same $2.49/month you get 100GB.

Love competition 🙂

UPDATE June 12, 2012

Gave up on GoDaddy’s online storage – Google Drive was much more user-friendly and faster. Worth the money to get a larger Google Drive account. YMMV