Internet Marketing Strategies and Drupal Tips

Jul 13 2011

Using Hootsuite to Manage your Twitter Account

Today, I signed up for a free 30 day trial for Hootsuite Pro. I used it to schedule my tweets for the day. You enter your tweets into a spreadsheet like Excel and upload the .CSV file for Hootsuite to send out according to your timeline. You need to enter your tweets in this format: Date Time, Message, URL. Messages cannot be duplicated.
Jul 12 2011

How to customize your Site Offline page for Drupal 6

When it’s time to do maintenance on your website, it’s important to take your site offline. You can go to Site config > Site maintenance and set your site to offline. Also when there’s a problem with the connection to the database, the Site offline will also be displayed. The default theme for the Site offline page is Garland, one of Drupal 6’s default themes. You will see the smiling Drupal icon and shades of blue.

If you would like to customize this page to match your website theme, you can do the following:
Jun 29 2011

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Jun 29 2011

June 2011: 5 Tips for Managing Your Twitter Account

1. Tweet Adder  is a great tool to help you manage your Twitter account without having to spend all day uploading your tweets. It will also help you gain hundreds of new followers each day. It is relatively inexpensive at $55.00 for a single license and you get lifetime access.

2. Use Tweet Adder to schedule your tweets for every day of the week. You can write down 12 - 24 tweets in a separate file and upload it to Tweet Adder. The software will then automatically send out your written tweets every hour.
Jun 29 2011

Using Authorize.net for Canadian Membership Websites

I phoned authorize.net and they said that when you use their payment gateway you will need to charge for your products in US Funds. But the payments you collect will be converted to CAD funds so you can deposit them into your CAD bank account.

You need 2 things to process payments online:
1. Merchant Account to process credit card payments
2. Payment Gateway to link your website to your Merchant Account to accept online payments.

Jun 27 2011

Case Study: Creating Membership Websites with Drupal Part 1

Case Study:
Client has a Drupal website with hundreds of articles about a popular sporting event like baseball. They would like to add a membership subscription component to sell access to their new exclusive website content. Since they expect their sales volume to be low to start with, they want to use a low cost payment gateway like PayPal to process the online payments. They have monthly, 3 month and 6 month membership terms.
 
Solution:
In order to set up membership subscriptions, you need to set up Drupal’s shopping cart, Ubercart, to work with recurring payments.
Jun 22 2011

Surrey Drupal Meetup takes a Summer Vacation

Hello Surrey Drupallers,

Updates
If you missed Shaun Dychko's presentation on May 12th, you can see him in action again this Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 6:30pm at the Vancouver Drupal meetup. RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Drupal-Users-Group/events/16899363/

Jun 19 2011

Using Twitter to Grow your Business Online

1. What is Twitter? Twitter.com is a website where you can send short messages to the public. You create an account and start sending 140 character messages. These messages are called tweets. People follow you and they can see your tweets on their home page, much like your wall on Facebook. And you follow them and you can see their tweets on your home page. See my tweets here: www.twitter.com/seascapeweb

2. Twitter is a conversation. You can reply to other people’s tweets and they reply to yours and that way you can have a 2 way conversation.

Jun 4 2011

June 4: New Website for WaggingTalesPetFood.com

Wagging Tales provides pet food, dog grooming, toys and treats for your pets. They focus on providing the best in Canadian made products for you. This business starter website features home page slideshow, custom photo galleries, blog, random testimonials and contact form. Located in Fleetwood area of Surrey, BC Canada, Erminio always has a smile and is ready to help you with your pet needs.

Visit http://waggingtalespetfood.com
 

 

 

 

 

Jun 4 2011

On May 2, 2011 we launched a new website: LangleyCityRentals.com

LangleyCityRentals.com features apartment and townhouse rentals in downtown Langley City. One of the property owners approached Seascape Web Design and asked us to build a site to showcase their rental properties and to rank high in the search engines. Visitors to the site are able to view property descriptions, photos and Google maps. They can contact the building manager by email or phone and download the rental application form.

Visit http://www.langleycityrentals.com