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Saturday, August 11, 2012

How is USAMotorHost different from other web design companies?

1. Our primary business is "onsite web design". Our target clients are RV parks, wineries, ranches, farms or any business that has a safe and pleasant place for us to park our motor home. We come to your location and within a few days, you will have your new web site up and running.

2. We only charge our service "by the minute"! No deposits, no upfront investment, no minimums, no early termination fees. Only quality products that you see and approve before we bill you. It is easy; try us out and get a quality site or it costs you nothing!

3. We do everything. We start with an interview with you and your staff. We take photos, write copy (content), create logos, web design themes, web pages, add SEO content, submit your site to Google and Yahoo, host the site, maintain the site and solve all problems.

4. We support everything. One toll-free number to call to reach someone you have met and worked with. Any problem you have, you email or call us.

5. Your web site belongs to you. Whether you or we supplied the photos, content, graphics or web programming, it all belongs to you. You will always have the username and password to access everything on your site. At anytime that are disappointed by our service, we will fix it or you can take your site to any other designer. Easy in, easy out.

6. We actively review your site. Weekly, we review your site for any problems and recommend changes. And changes are made quickly. A new phone number or address? The change is made in minutes. No complicated process, just send an email and we make small changes instantly or begin work on major revisions. And we only bill for minutes used, not by quarter of half-hour.

7. We take care of your web site so you can run business!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Who Owns Your Web Site Content?

We have taken over the design of many websites. We don't solicit projects from companies who are happy with the sites and its current designers. Our projects have come from those whose sites are out-dated and their current designers are either unable or unwilling to update them. When we take control of a site, we need the current content.

So, who owns it, the company or the designers? For all of our clients, they own everything. We may write the content, take the photos and create the graphics. But 100% of that belongs to them. We even have an archive of 40,000 photos that we have taken across the USA and if we use these photos on their site, we give them the use of the photo.

Now, what about over design companies? Well, while we suppose that the majority of designers give their clients all rights, we have certainly had our share of problems in obtaining content from existing sites. All we need to obtain the content is the Username and Password to the hosted site. Then in minutes we can download the content and begin our update. Without it, we have had to a) wait for the content to be sent to us. We have lost time and sometimes not all content was sent. b) "Scrape the content" from the site, but you can't obtain databases and other protected content. c) Had our new design held hostage, waiting for the previous designer to "point to the new site (DNS)".

We suggest to all companies with web sites: Obtain the Username and Password for your hosted site. At start up and annually we send this information to our clients. Get yours and keep it safe; you never know when you might need it.