Technical and otherwise
Search Engine Services
Search Engine Services - Backlink / Content Generator
Obtanium Backlink Generator, Search Engine Spider & Browser, Email Collector, and News Feed Generator, the Internet Home for VInfo's search products. Valuable tools and information to maximize your search capabilities. Obtanium Search Engine, Spider and Browser is a total, from the ground up implementation of a data aggregator. Built with the latest software technologies, it implements an open, "inside out" architecture to provide effective, secure search service with simple configuration. The search engine is designed to work hand in hand with the TekGuard Microsoft Outlook PlugIn. www.Obtanium.com
Virtual 800 / Unified Messaging / Virtual Answering Service
Voice Information This service replaces expensive phone or PBX systems as well as answering services. This is perfect for Property Management Companies who must employ dozens of Answering Services for properties managed. Services are inexpensive and virtual so business can be performed worldwide with more visibility, consistency and professional appeal than a 'live' Answering Service can provide. Best feature is receiving voicemail messages via email!! Love it! www.VoiceInfo.com
GraphicsBarbara Cooper Graphics, an icon in the Los Angeles and New York graphics market a gem of an artist. With over 20 years of experience on a broad range of areas such as: Book layout, logo design, custom illustration, ads, brochures, website design, catalogs, reports, data sheets, flyers, newsletters, posters, promotional campaigns, indoor & outdoor signage, packaging, maps, charts, and multimedia art.
Barbara's is able to clearly communicate a client's message to fit their target audience. Barbara and her staff are highly professional and timely in their deliverables. Tel: 310-305-7270
Great little tool to help get familiar with color theory concept. It's also useful if you like to manually choose colors schemes and need ideas: http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html
Adobe has a very impressive color theme generator: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/kuler/
1 Million Stock Photos: http://www.everystockphoto.com/index.php
Great Stock Photo Site. Most Stock images are free download by the photographers. www.SXC.hu
Domains / Hosting
Domain Name Appraiser http://www.afternic.com/apprmetrics.php This service is $7 / domain in bulk.
Domain Name Purchases
http://www.Moniker.com Solid company providing domains at a great price without the annoying Marketing. Selling your domains through Moniker is made easy. Many services that other registrars will charge for are free at Moniker. Overall, Moniker is our top pick!
Network Solutions has been a leading registrar since the beginning of the internet. NetSol is the domain supplier for InfoMiss because of the online management tools which make changes and maintenance a breeze. No talking to customer service reps whenever changes are needed. All can be handled online. We like that! Con: Be careful when making purchases as the site is so heavy on the marketing that you can easily purchase something unintended.
Paypal Merchant Processing
For those tired of paying your bank monthly fees plus additional fees to have a physical credit card processing terminal, we suggest that you review Paypal's capabilities for processing funds. Paypal allows the merchant to process orders from anywhere in the world and can help virtualize, streamline and rightsize your business. Paypal's merchant processing system includes the Virtual Terminal for fax & phone orders. The software & features look good, though the navigation on the Paypal site is a wreck. Still once you know where you're going on the site, its pretty easy to use. The Paypal system will also allow you to assign additional users as administrators, so you can allow your employees to utilize the system.
Two top online postage services are Stamps.com and Endicia.com. From our reviews, we liked Endicia.com best. The DYMO LabelWriter Twin Turbo (Review : PCMag) can be used print your stamps and address labels. We liked the Dymo LabelWriter Twin Turbo because of it's ability to work on a wireless network.
Computer Related Services
Meta Tag Generator
This is actually 2 applications in one. First it will create a keyword density report for any page on your site. Second, it allows you to select any of those keywords and it will generate a META keywords tag using those keywords. Start by entering the full URL of any page on your site: http://www.searchenginepromotionhelp.com/m/keywords/processor.php
Back Up Services
I wouldn't generally trust anyone but a long established company with that kind of potentially dangerous data (financial records, private comm, SS#'s contact info, etc).
I also don't trust "unlimited" and "free" with something as sensitive as my data. The standard dodge for this type of unlimited services (others do this) is to terminate you as an "Abuser". See the T&C's (http://www.carbonite.com/TermsOfUse.aspx) of Carbonite as an example.
I won't even rant about all of the privacy issues. My suggestion is to go with a DVD backup strategy first, or XDrive second - in my humble opinion.
DonationBooster takes the simple PayPal donation button and turns it into a powerful marketing tool by making it a dynamic, interactive part of your web site. http://www.donationbooster.com/
Clean up your HTML and increase search engine results. http://validator.w3.org/
http://www.skype.com/products/ These folks seem to be the one's to beat in our opinion.
Vonage offers some wonderful features with their Voice Over IP service like the ability to make phone calls from MS Outlook contacts. Just hope that you never need their phone customer service. Vonage doesn't seem to want to be bothered if you can't learn from the website what you need to know.