POODLE: Internet Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

Authorize.Net Protects Accounts From Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

authorize-net-logoGoogle security researchers have discovered ‘POODLE’, known as Padding Oracle on Downloaded Legacy Encryption, prompting web developers to disable SSL 3 which is typically used in older internet browsers. If you are using an older web browsers that uses SSL version 3, be aware that hackers can easily control your internet connection. By forcing your browser to downgrade to version SSL 3, hackers can gain access to accounts for banking, email and more. To avoid any exploits of hacker attacks, many internet service providers are disabling SSLv3 in their systems. That’s why Authorize.Net will be disabling the use of SSLv3 within its systems. Even though Authorize.Net is not susceptible to security vulnerability, they are still taking extra precautions to ensure the best security for its customers and merchants.

If your website or shopping cart uses SSLV3, you will not be able to gain a secure transaction from Internet Explorer 6. These changes will occur on November 4, 2014. However, most up-to-date browsers using TLS will not be affected, only browsers that do not support TLS and use Internet Explorer 6.

Here are some ways you can be ready for these upcoming changes.

  • Make sure your transactions are not affected after November 4th. Since Authorize.Net does not determine if you’re using SSLv3, contact your web or solution developer. Changes will not affect you if you are not using SSLv3.
  • To gain secure access to Authorize.Net pages after November 4, 2014, upgrade your Internet Explorer if it is older than 7.0. Browsers, such as Chrome, Safari and Firefox will not be affected by this change.
  • If you have your own payment solution, then make any necessary updates.

Security is a top priority when it comes to protecting your account and information with Authorize.Net. If you have questions regarding these changes, visit this post for more information. Websites to Impress will help secure your data transaction so you can have peace of mind. Contact us today if you need assistance.

Online Reputation Management

Why is Protecting Your Online Reputation Management so Important?

Manage your online reputation on Google, Yelp, Yahoo, Bing, and elsewhere.Poor online reputation can damage any business, large or small. As our lives are increasingly lived out online, you might sometimes feel that you have little control over the way you appear online, especially with social media over-sharing. There are people that may want to do damage to your business’ reputation, tarnishing your good name. Business owners are sometimes taken off-guard by online reputation issues. Most business owners are either unaware that they have negative reviews or comments online, or don’t have the time to manage these problems when they are aware of them. It only takes one negative review to prevent potential customers from choosing your business. This why it is important to have an online reputation manager to keep on top of the situation and provide online makeovers.

Websites to Impress has the experts to help maintain your website and bury any negative search results and promote the content that is positive. What we do is make sure that all positive comments end up at the top of the website or on your social media so that when people search your website, they see the positive comments. A custom designed website can help with reputation management. It is easier to to change and update. Let the professionals at Websites to Impress provide you with a custom website that we can help you maintain and get your company noticed and ranking at the top of search engines.

At Websites to Impress, we can help you with your online reputation. To do this we use search engine optimization and online reputation management tactics to focus on:

  • Social media updates
  • Public relation campaigns
  • Content development
  • Creative and informative blogging
  • Gathering positive reviews from past clientsonline reputation management in Illinois and Iowa by WTI

With a custom website by Website to Impress, we can keep your website monitored and keep your website well maintained. With Search Engine Optimization (SEO), your content will stay current and links and images updated. This will help with the overall reputation of your business.

Websites to Impress offers reputation management packages to help promote a positive online reputation. We focus on finding and managing negative comments and reviews on sites like Yelp, Facebook, and Google +. We also can work with your existing clientele to gather positive testimonials, feedback, and reviews to be posted in places such as Google + and your own website. This can create a positive image of your company and also help boost your search engine rankings in Google.  We have over a decade of experience creating and managing websites all across the United States and in Canada. We have offices located in Des Moines, Iowa and Geneseo, Illinois, but can work with anyone, anywhere when it comes to your online reputation.

By having a professional maintain and monitor your website, your online reputation will stay on the positive side. It also allows you to focus on what is important to you, your business! Let the experts at Websites to Impress help you with all of your website needs. From start to finish, website design to online management, our team has the experts it takes to help you keep a positive reputation across the web, to bring new customers your way. Call us today.

Why is Website Maintenance Important?

Why Website Maintenance?

Maintain your website to keep it current and fresh.Websites like anything else, change over time. Websites need maintenance; items need to be added, removed, changed. Websites to Impress can help keep your website up-to-date and fresh with a website maintenance package. Website maintenance is important to any business. Your website can have a big impact on how your business if perceived. It has also been proven that a well-maintained website is critical for your business. All businesses need to have their website maintained to attract new customers and retain current customers. It also keeps your website ranking at or near the top of search engines. Websites with old content will rank lower when a customer is searching for a business or service. You want your website to be found when someone searches for you, that is why website maintenance is so important.

Your website is the first impression that customers have to your business, so you want to make sure that it is up-to-date and relevant. A poorly maintained website with broken links, errors, dead pages and outdated information can cause your business to decline. Websites to Impress will make sure that your website is well maintained. Here are some of the main reasons by website maintenance is so important:

  1. Keep customers interested – Fresh material keeps customers coming back.
  2. Feature new products, services or solutions – If you have something new to offer, it is important to have it updated on your website so that customers are aware of it.
  3. Maintain search engine rankings – Search engines give higher rankings to to websites that are updated regularly.
  4. Keeps website working well – When a website is well maintained, links continue to work and visitors can find what they are looking for quickly.
  5. Keeps up with changing technology – Technology is constantly changing. that is why with web maintenance your website will be keeping up with these changes.

Let Websites to Impress offer you a web maintenance plan that will work for you. When your website is looked at on a regular basis and updates are made, your business will get the customers needed to keep your business thriving. We have over a decade of experience, so we know what to look for and what updates are needed.

Iowa and Illinois Website Maintenance

It is important to have a company that is an expert in website development and maintenance to keep your website fresh with content, images, and social media. Websites to Impress has
the experience and experts to make sure your website is maintained and up-to-date.

We have offices in Geneseo, Illinois and Des Moines, Iowa but we serve customers throughout the entire United States and in Canada. We have established an outstanding reputation and we intend to keep it that way. Don’t let your website become outdated. Let the professionals at Websites to Impress offer you the web maintenance package that is most suited for you.

Here are some of the things we will look at on a regular basis for your website maintenance:

  • Duplicate page content
  • Spelling errors
  • Broken links
  • Server errors

Regular web maintenance is a vital to your business’ success on the internet. Failing to keep a well maintained website can cause financial loss for your business. Don’t let this happen. Let Websites to Impress keep your website well maintained so that your customers will keep coming back. Also, new customers will find your business and have a great first impression of it with a website that is well maintained.

Websites to Impress offers custom web design, web development, search engine optimization and e-marketing along with web maintenance. We can help you with any of your website needs and get your customers to notice your business. For your website maintenance package or any of your website needs, contact the professionals at Websites to Impress today!

E-Marketing for Better Business

What is E-Marketing?

Use the web to your advantage with e-marketing.E-Marketing is using the internet to promote and advertise a business. When you own a business, that is where you need to concentrate your time. You don’t need to stress about advertising your business. Leave that to the experts. Websites to Impress has years of experience to get you the advertising you need at a price that you will like. There are several ways that Websites to Impress can help you get your company advertised through your website such as:

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) will bring customers to your website continuously by getting your website ranking at or near the top of search engines. SEO is a combination of key words, key phrases, descriptions, titles, tags, images and more. Our writers are skilled at implementing these key words and phrases into your website so that the website ranks near the top when customers search for your product or service. Another necessary step for the best SEO results is content management. Content management keeps the content up-to-date and accurate. Websites to Impress offers several different packages for SEO to fit your needs.

Social Media Marketing is like any other advertising and marketing but is specifically limited to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and Google +. When you advertise on social media sites and they like it, they will share it with others and your business or service will get noticed by a lot of customers this way. Social media will continue to influence how businesses get noticed. Websites to Impress will hook you up to social media and get your business recognized.

Email Marketing Communicating plays a key role in building customer relationships. Email marketing is the most cost effective and efficient way to reach out to your customers. With email marketing you can have communicate to your customers regarding promotions, send newsletters, and let them know when there is a spacial event. Websites to Impress will get your business set up with email marketing so that you can begin to reach out to your customers.

Pay Per Click Advertising Pay per click is a way to advertise in which advertisers pay a specific amount each time one of their ads is clicked on. There are several advantages of pay per click advertising: you can set your own budget, real-time tracking leads, immediate search results, exposure on a local and national level. Pay per click is gaining popularity and is becoming a regular sight on many websites. Let Websites to Impress get you set up with pay per click advertising!

Content Writing Websites to Impress has experts in content writing so you communicate to us what you want, and we put it into words that will draw customers to your business. Good content creates credibility and attracts search engines. Let the experts at Websites to Impress write the content to get customers attracted to your business or service.

Why E-Marketing is Important

When E-Marketing is implemented, the return on investment can far exceed that of traditional advertising. Internet marketing lets a business or service reach out to consumers globally. E-Marketing pay per click by Websites to ImpressIt opens up new avenues for businesses to access consumers all over the world. It also provides immediate impact. E-Marketing also makes business hours 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for every week in the year.

Don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Websites to Impress to get you set up with e-marketing. It will create new opportunities to get your business the competitive advantage over your competitors.

With over a decade in the business of website design and development, Websites to Impress has the experience and knowledge to get your custom website noticed and draw customers to your business. We have offices in Des Moines, IA and Geneseo, IL but we have customers throughout the entire United States and in Canada. Let us create you a custom website today!




Web Design Solutions

Quad Cities and Illinois Web Design

website-designWhen you are looking to find a company to design your custom website for your Quad Cities or Illinois business, you want a company that is local and gives you the personal touch.

Websites to Impress
is located in Geneseo, Illinois and Des Moines, Iowa, but we serve the entire United States and in Canada. We start by getting to know you and your business and what you want to achieve from your website. The first thing we do is design and develop your website to fit your budget. Then we continue with hosting, email and content management. We also have a team of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) specialists that will focus on keywords and content to get your website ranking at the top of search engines. SEO is a combination of many things such as, keywords, key phrases, descriptions, titles, tags, images, and much more. With SEO, you will be assured that your website will be optimized each month and a ranking report will be sent to you.

Our web design team has experience in designing custom websites for many different types of businesses. We get to know our customers and their business and what they expect out of their website. Then the team goes to work to design the website that best fits your company’s needs. A website is the first impression that customers have to your business.
That is why it is important to have a design team that has many years of experience. With the progression of the internet and smart phones, more people search for a company through the internet. That is why a custom website will get your company noticed and draw more customers to your business.

Whether it is a new business that you are opening or an existing business that needs a custom website, Websites to Impress can help. Here are the steps we take for a custom web design:

  • Project exploration and design requirements – we get to know our customers and learn about the business and what you are wanting to get out of your website.
  • Develop a mock up – A mock up is presented to the customer and we make any of the necessary changes that is needed.
  • Design and develop inside pages – Once the customer is happy with the design, the entire team pulls together to develop the content of the pages.

There are Reasons to Choose a Custom Website

We live in a time where anyone can become a business owner and anyone can develop a service, and this is largely due to the internet. Anyone with a computer can create a website using templates. With all of the competition out there, a template or DIY web design won’t cut it. These are some of the reasons why a custom website is better than a DIY website:

  1. If you are not an artist, your website won’t look very professional A website requires top-notch design work.
  2. Takes a lot of time. Building a website takes a lot of time. It takes away from the time you should be spending on your business
  3. Templates are one-size-fits-all. A template will have graphics, copy and code that are used by many other businesses.
  4. Worth the investment. Templates may be free, but if your website can’t be found, you won’t get the customers.

A custom website by Websites to Impress is optimized for search engines so that your company can be found easily. Also, most people search their computer or smart phones for product and services, so you want your website to be optimized. A template won’t have the optimization needed to get your business noticed.

We have experts in logo and design. A logo design is one of the first impressions that a customer will have of your company. It is important to have a logo design that will attract attention and capture what you business is about. Get you business noticed with a custom website by Websites to Impress. Located in Illinois and Iowa, we serve not only these two states, but the entire United States. We have built an outstanding reputation and intend to keep it that way. With over a decade of experience, you can be assured that when you contact the professionals at Websites to Impress, you are going to get a custom website that will get your business noticed. Don’t hesitate, contact Websites to Impress today!

The Importance of Search Engine Optimization

Overview – SEO Services

Websites to Impress offers Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services for businesses in Iowa and Illinois. We also serve businesses throughout the entire United States and in Canada. Google, Yahoo, and Bing are the largest in the search engine universe. Customers are using these search engines to find products and services. That is why the need for SEO is so important for your Illinois or Iowa business. Where you rank in these search engines determines whether customers will find and choose your business over competitors. If your company does not show up towards the top of the search engine, your company is probably missing many potential customers. Top rankings also mean credibility. That is why it is important to let Websites to Impress help you get your company at the top of search engines with SEO.search-engine-optimization

SEO is a combination of many things such as:

  • Key words
  • Key phrases
  • Descriptions
  • Title tags
  • Images

With the experienced SEO team at Websites to Impress, we will implement these into your website so that it will show up at the top of search engines. Let Websites to Impress get your SEO in Iowa and SEO in Illinois started for your business. We get you noticed and bring more customers to you.

Is SEO Still Relevant Today?

You might read that SEO is not the tool that it used to be. This is not true. SEO will always be a relevant tool to drive potential customers to your website in some what or another. SEO is ever changing, this we know. WTI makes it our business to stay on top of the latest SEO trends and methods to make sure your website maintains good search engine rankings. Websites to Impress will get to know your business and find what your business objective is. Then we can create a customized SEO approach specific for your business. We have the knowledge and understand the constant evolving ranking criteria used by search engines and we will optimize your website to make sure that it achieves a high ranking on the leading search engines.

Investing in SEO has many advantages. Some of these are:

  • The techniques employed to improve SEO still work
  • Cost effective – Compared to the cost associated with other forms of online marketing, SEO provides a good rate of return
  • Search engines are now used to locate businesses more than any other means of locating a business
  • Increase of mobile usage – with the explosion of mobile usage, a whole new world of effective SEO techniques have opened up
  • Not having the right content can be damaging – Search engines are always changing the way they look at websites
  • Competitors are using SEO – Don’t lose ground to a competitor who is using SEO

When someone is looking for your business through the web and search engines, it is important to be ranked near the top. The SEO Specialists at Websites to Impress do the precise planning, researching and implementation. We get to know your business and use effective SEO strategies such as keyword selection and content optimization.

With over a decade in the industry, we have the knowledge and experience to get your website ranking near or at the top of search engines. We have offices in Geneseo, IL and Des Moines, IA but serve the entire United States and Canada. We make it our business to stay on top of what is new in SEO.

Websites to Impress is a full service website development company that not only offers SEO services, but also web design, web development and e-marketing. We serve the entire states of Iowa and Illinois including the cities of: