REM Web Solutions is pleased to present you with the latest issue of WebWiz@rdry, our quarterly online newsletter. The purpose of WebWiz@rdry is to help our subscribers maximize the effectiveness of their web site, thus providing them with expert advice and keeping them current on trends in the web world. WebWiz@rdry also includes a client profile, which we feel is a great way to introduce some of the fantastic clients that we work with to all of our subscribers.
Why should you blog for your business?
Blogging has been increasing in popularity for years as businesses begin to realize the benefits of blogging. Since 1999, the number of blogs has grown from a few thousand to over 150 million.
What is a blog?
"A blog is a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first. Blogs are usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often are themed on a single subject." 
What are the benefits of blogging for your business? Below are a few ideas:
It's quick and easy. Blogging software is usually easy to use. You just need to type out your thoughts, link to any resources, add any sources, and post your blog online. Usually it's a matter of pushing a few buttons once you have down what you want to say.
It really helps search engines, such as Google, recognize that you have regular, changing, original content which is one of the biggest requirements to improve your search engine placement.
It's a great way to share information with prospects and clients about new things going on in your company. For example a special or promo, a new hire, an article of interest, a policy change, or a holiday or relocation message.
Helps build a following of users who will subscribe to your blog via RSS (Really Simple Syndication) or bookmark the page to read what's new. This is a great way to stay top of mind. Click the orange RSS graphic at the bottom of any REM blog post if you want to subscribe to our blog .
REM has a blog module that can be added to your website. Our blog tool is fully branded into your website so visitors are not taken away from your site to a 3rd party solution.
RTS Companies Inc. required assistance in designing and developing unique web sites for their 9 sub-companies. The main site needed to link easily to the other sites and be simple for customers to navigate through. With multiple brands and multiple products, REM Web Solutions developed an Online Catalogue System that allowed RTS staff to easily upload images and information. RTS also needed a way for their customers to download images and files. Having an online FTP site, which is accessible from the RTS web site, allows RTS customers to have a professional, easy, and personal way to access the files they need.
"REM Web Solutions was essential in helping us create and manage our websites. They did all the ground work so we were able to easily upload our images and information using the Online Catalogue System they developed for us. They worked with us throughout the creation process to modify and develop this system to meet our requirements. REM was able to take our problems and concerns and create a solution that worked for us. I loved the fact that I could call with a concern about how the website was operating (for example, our "Request a Catalogue" section) and they were able to work with us to develop a solution (like creating radio buttons that allow the customer to choose to download the catalogue, or have one mailed to them). Creating a website (or 9!)can be very stressful and frustrating. REM Web Solutions is aware of that and do what they can to help alleviate those stresses and frustrations making it an enjoyable, exciting experience."
WebWiz@rd 3.0 coming soon!
Stay tuned for more information! There are lots of enhancements and new features to make this new version the easiest Content Management tool around.
We are excited to announce that REM's head office will be moving to a new location! Renovations are underway and we will be moving to our new location very soon! We will send out a notice with our new Kitchener address in the coming weeks!
Check out our Blog!
We post new blogs each week. Each post is written by one of the REM team! Read the posts here!
Is Updating Your Website Content a Hassle?
It doesn't have to be! If you are not updating your web site content by yourself, on your own time, using only basic office computer skills, then you need WebWiz@rd.
REM Web Solutions WebWiz@rd technology allows small to medium-sized organizations to control their web site content by themselves, without having to pay and consult with a Webmaster. You will also enjoy the benefits of a long-term relationship with experienced web-pros, who are only an email or phone call away when you need help. Contact us today to get WebWiz@rd working for you!
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