Windows 10 is coming soon!

windows_10_0Have you noticed the wee Windows icon appearing on the bottom right of your tool bar? That icon means that Microsoft will release Windows 10 on June 29th and here is what it means for you.

Depending on your current version of Windows, you may be offered a free upgrade that would be good for one year, but should you take the update? Well, maybe…..

The reviews have all been positive because it needs less resources and runs fast. It also replaces most of the things that users didn’t like about Windows 8, however, we recommend that you wait and see what the feedback is first from other users.

If you have any doubt about taking the update you should consult with your support technician BEFORE accepting the update and make sure you back-up your files before you do anything!

If you are currently on Windows 8 you will see changes, tweaks and upgrades. If you’re on Windows XP then this will be a huge change for you and your staff, which is something you should take into consideration before making a decision.

Social Media Tips #7 & #8

#7 – Business vs. Personal Sites.social media

If you don’t have a separate business site then be cognizant that your thousand plus Facebook friends might like the photo of your puppy if they’re a personal friend, but your business friends might not view that as a quality post that they can relate to. If you can, separate business from personal.

#8 – Utilize the Best Social Media Matches for You.People feel pressure to utilize all of the social media channels, but it’s more about the quality of your posts than the quantity of them on every channel. If you get more of a response on Facebook then post there. If many of your clients are on Linked In then post there too, but don’t post to Twitter or Instagram of your client base isn’t there.

We would be delighted to help you with your Social Media, call us! 941-870-5343

Are the Facebook changes driving you crazy? We can help you with that!

Announcing a new service;

Facebook postings at $149 for ten posts per month.Facebook Key
We will gather the post’s information from industry appropriate sources.
Occasional posts from content/links supplied by client.

Optional Extras
One time $124 fee for creating business page and banner graphic.
One time $64 fee for updating current business page banner.

Campaign Information
There are no minimum terms and no start up fees (unless the client needs the Optional Extras above).
The client will need to add David Grace david@abacuswebservices.com as admin to their account.
At the start o
f the campaign we will ask the client to supply a list of industry resources.
We will not be able to supply content for pre approval. The client will monitor the campaign and provide feedback for any adjustments.
If the client adds new services/products, please let us know so we can update the campaign.
We will not be able to supply a monthly report on the campaign, but are happy to a have monthly 10 minute call to discuss it.
Other Facebook and Social Media consulting and updates are pro-rated at our standard hourly rate of $95 per hour.

Google Changes How it Ranks Websites on Mobile Devices

Tomorrow is the Big Day – are you Mobile Ready for it?

Google mobileTomorrow, April 21st, Google will rank your website on mobile devices lower if it is not mobile friendly! You have to have either a dedicated mobile website or a mobile friendly one to not be affected. The change has come about because Google wants mobile users to have a better experience, so if your website doesn’t render well on mobile devices, then your ranking can drop. However, website rankings will remain the same for websites on desktops and laptops.

With a lot of time and money spent on Search Engine Optimization then it makes sense to convert an older site to make it mobile friendly or to build a dedicated site for mobile devices so as not to lose ranking. 64% of adult Americans own a smart phone so that’s a lot of potential business through your listing on Google!

If you’re not sure if your website is mobile friendly
or if you want a dedicated site for mobile devices then call us ASAP! 941-870-5343