October 2009

Google Maps is hot! Nearly 60 million people used Google Maps in August 2009 (up from nearly 40 million a year ago.) If your customers are using Google Maps to find businesses, make sure your business is listed on the site. All you have to do is sign up for a free Google account and provide some basic info (address, type of business, etc.). It's easy to do and only takes about 10 minutes. Remember: customers can't buy from you if they can't find you! Click here to put your business on Google Maps. 

Boost Your Sales with eCommerce

Customers say they will be buying 19% more of their purchases online in 2009, per a recent consumer survey conducted by Forrester Research. 

To get their business, start up or strengthen your own ecommerce store!  We can help. Just add Merchant Manager to one of our Gate plans! 

Click here to view our online video that explains how Merchant Manager works and how to get started.

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Free Google Keyword Tool

Check out which keywords your competition is using. Or find out which keywords pop up when Google scans your site. Need ideas for new keywords? 

Google's free keyword tool can help you with all this and more. Type in a keyword or URL, and Google provides keyword generation or analysis.     

 Click here to access Google's free keyword tool.


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Raise your search engine profile this holiday season! Click here to check out our Web Resources article highlighting 10 tips on driving traffic to boost holiday sales. 

Brain Teaser

One of Apple's three founders sold his shares back after only two weeks. That 10% stake in the company is now worth nearly $8 billion. How much did he get for it? 

a. $800

b. $8,000

c. $80,000

d. $800,000


a. $800

Ronald Wayne, who created the logo, drew up the first contract, and wrote the Apple I manual, received $800 for his shares.

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