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Create Your Account NOW

April 6, 2015 by Eric

Crooks have figured out it's easy to create an account in your name and social security number, then steal your refund.

WebsiteBackup Invoice ALERT

March 26, 2015 by Eric

Have you received an official looking "invoice" from WebsiteBackup of Phoenix, Arizona? Read our Alert to get our advice on how to proceed.

What's Your Experience?

April 30, 2014 by Eric

The /PARIS Process

February 28, 2014 by Eric

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FileZilla Hacked

February 3, 2014 by Eric and Steve

FileZilla is a popular "FTP" program, used by many people to copy files from one computer to another. Recently, researchers discovered bad actors modified and distributed copies with the intent of stealing usernames and passwords.

Google Power Tips

February 3, 2014 by Eric and Steve

Understanding all of the ways Google can be used to find a website can help you understand how customers find yours. It will also make your own search experience more efficient. Become a Google Power User with these 7 quick tips, and learn a thing or two about The Winter Olympics while you’re at it.

Our Foundation

January 28, 2014 by Eric

The principles and values which guide our actions here at Intersites.

You NEED to Add Content to Your Site

January 15, 2014 by Eric and Steve

2014 is the Year of Content Marketing simplicity. Google values content above everything else, and now to rank high you need to post high quality content to your site on a regular basis. This means sitting down and writing about your business at least once a week.

...Easier said than done?

Happy Holidays 2013

December 20, 2013 by Eric and Steve

Season's Greetings 2013 to all of our customers and friends! It's that time of year to log-off the Internet and to throw another log-in the fire!

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On Email: How it's Like Postal Mail

December 16, 2013 by Eric and Steve

Sometimes it seems like the holiday season is the busiest time of the year. This is especially true for the U.S. Postal Service, which unlike Amazon has yet to announce any future plans for delivery drones. During the holidays, we Americans send out enough greeting cards and packages to overload even the most magical of delivery systems, and yet somehow things still manage to find their way.

This week, we use Suite 131 as place to get informative and to compare the magic of email to the United States Postal Service. The similarities are multiple, and the endpoints are exactly the same: Delivering written communication. The biggest difference is that while one takes seconds, the other takes days.

The Amazon Marketing Coup

December 10, 2013 by Eric and Steve

Just last week, Amazon announced future plans for a hi-tech drone based delivery system called Amazon Prime Air. Prime Air is years off in the future, as the technical and regulatory challenges Amazon will face throughout development are immense. For the time being, however, Prime Air has scored Amazon nothing short of a marketing coup, just as the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear. If Bezos can do it, why can’t you?

Intercom, December 4, 2013

December 4, 2013 by Eric and Steve

Hostway, New Destinations, Google Apps, and Crowd Sourced Images

Crowd Sourced Images

December 2, 2013 by Eric and Steve

There are many sites where you can enter a creative brief or need and have photographers around the world review and submit their work to meet the need. This is a great alternative to the standard stock photo sites.

Moving to Google Apps

November 27, 2013 by Eric and Steve

In a world of information, the ability to organize and delegate is key. There are literally thousands of ways to go about this, but one of the simplest, most effective, and most affordable is Google Apps. Gmail, Google Drive, and the Google Calendar are just 3 reasons we recommend making the switch.

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Discovering New Destinations

November 18, 2013 by Eric and Steve

Day-to-day web usage can all too often fall into dull routine, and yet the Internet is the greatest source of information humanity has ever known. This week, we take a break from business as usual and highlight a few of the best destinations for inspiration a là information existent on the web today.

Hostway Partnership

November 11, 2013 by Eric and Steve

When we evaluate service providers, we look for companies who have a business focus, proven reliability, and value long term relationships. Our Go-To hosting partner Hostway exhibits all these characteristics and more, so when they asked us to join their Partner Program, we jumped at the chance.

Intercom, November 7, 2013

November 7, 2013 by Eric and Chris

Film Festival, Mobile Friendly, and Dedicated Servers

Why We Recommend Hosting On a Dedicated Server

November 4, 2013 by Eric and Steve

One of our core beliefs here at Intersites is that creating a website is a lot like taking a trip to a foreign country. The analogies we can use to illustrate this connection are many, but one of the most straightforward and universal is that when it comes to web hosting you get what you pay for and exactly nothing more.

Another successful year with The Chicago International Film Festival

October 28, 2013 by Eric and Steve

Blame the fall weather if you'd like, but here at Intersites we've been feeling reflective. We can't believe it, but it's been 4 years since we first starting working with Cinema/Chicago on the Chicago International Film Festival. That's 4 years of sustainment, adaptation, growth, and free tickets - to one of the largest film fests in the world.

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Finding Your Place on the Mobile Spectrum

October 21, 2013 by Eric and Steve

Web design has never really been cut and dry. It changes with technology, which in other words means that it changes constantly. In the past year or so, one of the big changes and hot topics of discussion has been Mobile Friendly Design. -- Showcasing HTML5's Features

April 3, 2013 by Travis

Over Spring Break, I took a few days and put together a fun little project that includes cutting edge HTML5 and CSS3 features as an example of what's possible with the web and to showcase the direction it's moving.

Intercom, November 28, 2012

November 28, 2012 by Eric and Chris

From Free to Freemium

November 5, 2012 by Eric and Chris

Laws of the Studio

October 15, 2012 by Eric and Chris

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October 8, 2012 by Eric and Chris

Intercom, September 26, 2012

September 26, 2012 by Eric and Chris

The Difference Between "Hits" and "Page Views"

November 29, 2011 by Eric and Kevin

Intercom, November 2011

November 29, 2011 by Eric Weidl

Where Is My Search Term On This Page?!

November 18, 2011 by Eric Weidl

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Email About Someone Taking Your Domain Names in China

October 17, 2011 by Eric Weidl

Intercom, October 2011

October 13, 2011 by Eric Weidl

Big Increase in Hacking Attempts by Email

September 23, 2011 by Eric Weidl

Will My Google Rank Change If I Redesign My Site?

September 16, 2011 by Kevin

QR Codes - An Introduction

September 6, 2011 by Eric

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Intercom, September 2011

September 3, 2011 by Eric Weidl

Great Place to Work

September 2, 2011 by Eric

How Does the DNS Work (or, What Happens When I Type a Website Name Into My Browser's Address Field)?

August 15, 2011 by Eric

What is "Web Presence Management"?

August 8, 2011

"IRS" Email Scam

August 4, 2011 by Kevin

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Intercom, August 2011

August 3, 2011 by Eric Weidl

Black Book - Summer Favorites

August 2, 2011

Black Book - Texas Hill Country BBQ

August 2, 2011 by Eric Weidl

What is SSL?

August 1, 2011 by Kevin

Domain Transfer Spam Mailings

July 29, 2011 by Kevin

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Don't Transfer your Domain Name

July 25, 2011 by Kevin

Watch Out for Domain "Slamming"

July 18, 2011 by Kevin and Eric

Can Your Web Company Do That?

July 4, 2011 by Kevin

A Simple Way to Get Google To Index Your Site

June 27, 2011 by Eric Weidl

The Difference Between The Address Bar and the Google Search Field

June 27, 2011 by Kevin

An exploration of address bars in major browsers and how they relate to search.

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Why Does Google Want to Get Rid of the Address Bar?

June 23, 2011 by Kevin

When Google releases the newest version of their web browser they will for the first time give users the option to hide the address bar when it's not in use...

What's the Difference Between a Standard and an "EV" Certificate?

June 21, 2011 by Kevin

YouTube or Vimeo?

May 9, 2011 by Kevin

The benefits and drawbacks of these two video hosting services.

We Are Not Our Target Audience

January 19, 2011 by Scot Gallup

Unlock the Hidden Potential Within Your Website

January 17, 2011 by Scot Gallup

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To Flash, or Not to Flash?

January 10, 2011 by Scot Gallup

How to use Flash effectively in your website.

How to Read an Email Address

January 4, 2011 by Kevin and Eric

The Difference Between a Domain Name and a Web Site

January 4, 2011 by Kevin

The Difference Between an Image and Text

December 30, 2010 by Kevin

and why you should care

Why Some Sites Ask Me to Look at Scrambled Words

December 29, 2010 by Kevin

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Blog Your Way to SEO Success and Watch Your Visitors Grow!

December 22, 2010 by Scot

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