Feb 24, 2010

Social Media Marketing: Make Your Reservations NOW!

Just a quick note here to all Cole WebMarketing clients and any other website owners/managers who read this. If you haven't done so already, get accounts set up for social media marketing sites ASAP. Most accounts are FREE to set up and maintain, so cost is not an excuse to wait.

The main point here is to "reserve" your business name with major/popular Social Media Marketing opportunities, such as we've here:BLOG - http://colewebmarketing.blogspot.com/,
Business FACEBOOK Page - http://www.facebook.com/cole.webmarketing,
LinkedIn page - http://www.linkedin.com/companies/cole-webmarketing
TWITTER account - http://twitter.com/colewebmktg.

Even if you're not quite ready to jump in and start "working" your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Merchant Circle, etc. accounts right now or manage/maintain a BLOG, you want to help protect & preserve your corporate identity by at least setting up these and related accounts.

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Feb 17, 2010

Save & Save Often ~ Backing Up Your Emails

Cole WebMarketing offers website hosting services. Part of what's included in all our Website Hosting Packages is a good online email program. However, most business people use Microsoft's Outlook program to process their email. With this setup, emails you receive and send our stored on your desktop or notebook computer. Capacity of your "emailbox" is limited only by storage capacity on your hard drive.

HOW TO AVOID LOSING EMAILS (in the event of a "crash" or theft)
Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003

AUTOARCHIVE: Making regular backup files of any important data you have is always a good idea. One way to back up e-mail messages is to use the Outlook AutoArchive feature. Archiving means moving messages to an archive folder at regularly scheduled intervals.

MANUAL BACKUP: Another way to make a backup file, which is described in this article, involves exporting (copying) the contents of the message folder to a Personal Folders file (.pst)

Personal Folders file (.pst): This is a data file that stores your messages and other items on your computer. You can assign a .pst file to be the default delivery location for e-mail messages. You can use a .pst to organize and back up items for safekeeping.) using the Import and Export Wizard. This creates the backup .pst file. You can then copy the .pst file onto a CD or DVD for safekeeping or to move the data to another computer with Outlook installed.

BACKUP INSTRUCTIONS: You should not export items (item: An item is the basic element that holds information in Outlook (similar to a file in other programs). Items include e-mail messages, appointments, contacts, tasks, journal entries, notes, posted items, and documents.) that were created in multiple languages or in a language that is not supported by your system code page to a file type that does not support Unicode. For example, if you have items that were created in multiple languages in a Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders file (.pst), you should not export the items to a Microsoft Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders file (.pst). The latter file type does not support Unicode. Therefore, all items that contain characters in a language other than those supported by the system code page in text fields other than the body of items, such as To, Subject, and ContactName and BusinessTelephoneNumber properties of Contact items, will be interpreted incorrectly and displayed as question marks (?) and other unintelligible text.

On the File menu, click Import and Export.
Click Export to a file, and then click Next.
In the list, click Personal Folder File (.pst), and then click Next.
Click the folder that contains the messages you want to back up. If the folder contains a subfolder that you want to include, select the Include Subfolders check box, and then click Next.
Under Save exported file as, click Browse, and then specify a name and location for your backup file, for example, Mail Backup.
If you back up a .pst file that you have backed up to before, click one of the following:
Replace duplicates with items exported Existing data will be overwritten with the information in the file being exported.

Allow duplicate items to be created Existing data will not be overwritten, and duplicate information will be added to the backup file.

Do not export duplicate items Existing data will be kept, and the duplicate information in the folder will not be copied to the backup file.

Click Finish.

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