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Celebrate National Small Business Week, May 12-16, with The Final Code.

by Ventura County Now

May 14th, 2014

Celebrate National Small Business Week, May 12-16, with The Final Code.

The Final Code celebrate small business week with Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties

We are offering all Ventura County and Santa Barbara County small businesses a chance to grow by taking advantage of Google’s Business Listings.

 

During the month of May in the spirit of National Small Business Week, The Final Code is offering FREE organic Search Engine Analysis and Google+ evaluation.

Every Analysis includes:

  1. The "Top 10" Keyword List
    Keywords and key phrases your site should be targeting for high search engine placement.
    Who's looking for your product or services now?
  2. Your current search engine place with the "Top 10" Keyword List
    How much more business could you be getting by utilizing these terms?
  3. Google Business Listing and Google+ Evaluation
    It’s Google it’s “+” How much more do you need to know? We’ll inform you about Google+ and Google Business listings. Both are essential for your business. This includes Google Reviews, Google+ profile, and main index point for all listings. Everybody that wants to be found on Google needs one.
  4. Analysis Report
    A comprehensive summary of our analysis, including personalized approach to increasing your business visibility. One of our knowledgeable staff members is available to explain this report to you over the phone.

 

This offer is only valid for businesses local to Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Offer valid through May 2014. Call us as soon as you can for your free Small Business Special.

With offices located in downtown Ventura and Santa Barbara, The Final Code aims to help local businesses grow through effective internet marketing.

  • We are here to help!
  • We welcome walk-ins
  • No appointment necessary
  • Serving Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for over 18 years
  • Call for your FREE report (805) 243-8321 or Fill out this form

 

Get your free Analysis and report today!
When it comes to your internet marketing statistics it doesn’t hurt to know, and hurts not to know!

Visit us online at: www.TheFinalCode.com

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Online Shopping sites, Ecommerce shopping cart

by Ventura County Now

August 30th, 2013

Attention Merchants!!!

Do you have your online shopping catalog ready for the holidays?  Do not miss out on the biggest sales margins of the year.  There will be more people than ever shopping online this holiday season, so what are you waiting for?  Come in here now and prepare yourself for the harvest!

 

“The Final Code Internet Marketing & Production Firm” in the heart of Ventura will be introducing Ecommerce shopping cart solutions for 2013’s last quarter sales via weekly complimentary “Lunch Workshops” starting September 13th.  Bring your lunch along with your questions and concerns and we will do the rest to educate you on how to move YOUR holiday merchandise off the shelves.

 

Register today, seating is limited.  Please call 805-243-8321 to reserve your spot and don’t hesitate, you won’t get this information for ‘free’ anywhere else!

Receive an affordable Ecommerce online shopping website in time for the holiday season.

 

Location:

1068 E Main Street #100

Ventura, CA 93001

 

When:

Sept. 13 through Dec. 17, 2013

Every Friday from 12-1pm



We are offering Full Ecommerce online shopping sites to the first 100 attendees at a pre-holiday markdown ($200 per month for six months hosting fees included for a $2,500 savings).

 

Your Ecommerce site will include:

  • PayPal and Authorize.net payment processing functionality

  • FedEx / USPS shipping setup

  • Real time shipping results

  • Every Item Search Engine Optimized

 

 

Once your site is setup you will receive four (4) hours of free training on how to:

  • Add unlimited amounts of product

  • Add product videos/ photos

  • Create item attributes

  • Set stock levels

  • Add unlimited amount of categories and departments

  • Add sales items (no calculations)

Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Website

by Robert McMurray

Blog Writer
May 6th, 2013

Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Website

Product Sales    

  • Online shopping is a continually growing trend, especially around the holidays.  Statistics show the largest growth is occurring in the retail sector, which earned $162 billion in 2011.  E-commerce (online sales) has been forecast to exceed that by more than $100 billion in 2015!  That rate jumps during holidays and other gift giving occasions like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, and so on.  Your local business needs to compete in the rapidly expanding internet sector, or it has no chance to keep up with the online giants.  Don’t let the bigger companies like Amazon and Google take all the pie.  A website can help sell your products, plain and simple, 24/7.  It’s easier to get started than you think.  The sooner you take action, the sooner you can start to get a piece of the internet-market pie.
E-Commerce Product sales

Product Promotion

  • A website is the best way to show customers what makes your local business unique by displaying exactly what you offer.  You can include pictures, video, and testimonials to your quality and experience, among many things.  Your customers don’t have to visit your store to see what you sell, as they have the convenience of browsing your online shelves, even when your brick and mortar store may be closed!  Display your products online and let the customers see what they want, the way you want them to see them.  What makes you stand out from your competitors?  What do you HAVE that you know your customers WANT?  A website is the way to convey this to potential new customers, or update current ones on sales and new items in your inventory!  Starting a website for your business can be easy and affordable, and obviously PROFITABLE!
Connecting Business with customers

Promotion of Services

  • Having a nice website is ideal for businesses offering specific services.  Let’s face it…no one comes into a doctor or lawyer’s office to check out their office furniture, or to see what reading material is in the lobby.  Your website will afford you the ability to describe in detail what you can do for potential customers and clients, and in a more entertaining format!  And a website is fluid, so you can update your services to match current trends and modern advances in your industry, indicating your business is cutting edge compared to competitors. 

Contact TheFinalCode.com today at (805)243-8321 today for advice or a free consultation!

Domain Name Scams and Scare Tactics! Preying on Internet-ignorant and naïve local merchants

by Fernando Maxilian

Ventura County Now Staff
January 7th, 2013

No one wants to be viewed as ignorant, or naïve, but it is difficult to keep up with the scams and scare tactics being used by some companies to take money from small business owners and operators. It was brought to our attention by one of our clients, at Jedlickas.com, that they received what appeared to be a bill from a company called DNS Services in Vancouver, Washington for some type of web page related expenses. Our client did the right thing by bringing this to our attention, we atTheFinalCode.com are their web marketing and production firm, and we have no affiliation with this “company”. The owners of Jedlickas.com have kindly encouraged us to share their experience in hopes other business owners will become more aware of such shady tactics.  DNS Services send out these documents attempting to collect money from unsuspecting business owners who may just pay because they receive what looks like a legitimate invoice. The notice appears official, including the actual web host information, a statement date, and an account number. But the very last line (which is always in very fine print) sums up what is actually owed by anyone who gets this type of letter…: Internet Scams

“THIS A SOLTCITATION FOR THE ORDER OF GOODS OR SERVICES, OR BOTH, AND NOT A BILL, INVOICE, OR STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT DUE. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO MAKE ANY PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT OF THIS OFFER UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS OFFER.”

     Of course, before getting to this disclaimer there is a load of other gibberish making it more confusing to the average business owners. They usually are preoccupied with so many other things to deal with; they may blindly fork over the cash!  It is unfortunate that con-artists will always look to find a way to make EASY money they don’t deserve from HARD working merchants making every attempt to do things the right way.

     Another seemingly legitimate bill-sender has jumped onboard the modern-day snake oil salesman’s virtual traveling wagon. The Yellow Pages has sent out what appears at first quick glance to be a bill, or an invoice. It is NOT! And you will end up paying almost $400 if you sign on to be included in a “Directory Listing” with “Yellow Pages United”. You will then be billed annually to maintain the listing, at a 10% increase EVERY YEAR! All this is in the fine print on the back side of the form and can be missed by anyone who does not READ IT CAREFULLY!

     So, to put it simply, if you do receive any document in the mail requesting payment for web related services, be sure to contact your web professional, (as our client did here at  TheFinalCode.com), and verify the authenticity and legitimacy before you end up paying what you don’t owe!

 

Below is a similar scam where others have had this same experience.

Online video marketing-something your business' website needs, NOW!

by Ventura County Now

December 21st, 2012


Why is online video content vital to your business' success? Well, it is becoming clearer that to make the most of the internet market, using video to sell a product is not the wave of the future, it is the wave of NOW. Consumers are using search engines to find goods and services online, and they want the best and easiest website providing what they need. A website with video saves them the effort of reading a ton of words and looking at bunch of photos to figure out if you have what they want. Online video can explain in an entertaining and informative way exactly what your business offers. It is no coincidence that YouTube is the second leading search engine, second only to GOOGLE. And any online video can be specially tailored to fit your unique business, with music, narration, or action to accentuate your products! Adding video content to any website is a bargain compared to advertising on television, radio or in publications. Online video can also boost the success of social network marketing, through the use of Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and email marketing campaigns for businesses by including free online marketing video, which can be used to better explain precisely what they want to emphasize about their company and its products and/or services! Plus, online video doesn’t prohibit how many times your customers can watch it, or limit when, or where, they might see it. It becomes a permanent part of your website until you decide to change it. Educate your customers while keeping them entertained. They will be rewarded by having an easier experience online, and YOUR reward will be in the form of higher rankings from, search engines and longer periods of time on your site by your potential customers It’s probably the most cost effective way to share information, and it's fun and entertaining! Mention this blog to professionals at TheFinalCode.com, at 805-243-8321, and receive a free one hour consultation to find out tips and advice about how to put the power of online video to work for your business!

Internet Marketing Momentum – Imagine Your Business on Top on Google!

by Ventura County Now

September 27th, 2012

Internet Marketing Momentum – Imagine Your Business on Top on Google!

Nope… We are not some company from overseas trying pull a fast one. We are right here in Ventura on Main Street. We are locals helping locals.

Ventura internet marketing firm get found online

Please let this soak in… There are over 10 million Google searches for LOCAL goods and services in Ventura County every month!

Consumers are spending money!

Consumers are looking for your products or services online!

Are they finding you?

Ventura County Now, sponsored by The Final Code is launching a FREE exciting marketing program for local businesses only!

Ventura County Now is a local company and we are dedicated to supporting local businesses. Get your business signed up for our FREE Marketing Momentum Program and find out how it feels having your business on the first page of Google for FREE!

Ventura internet marketing firm stand out from the crowd

We want to show local businesses how to compete and WIN online!

How do we do it?

  • Limited Time Offer: Get a $155.00 Internet Marketing Class FREE!

Our experts give you a free Internet Marketing Workshop that helps you understand the simple (yet hidden) secrets you need to know to attract new customers!

  • Limited Time Offer: Get $100 Google Advertising Dollars FREE!

Ventura County Now gives you $100 dollars of FREE Google marketing credits that guarantee first page placement on Google in your business category! This will give your business a big boost of new customers!

  • Ongoing Support: While it’s not required we offer powerful Internet marketing solutions, website creations and productions provided by The Final Code. For these additional services, we offer low prices for local businesses that are guaranteed to bring in many customers from the Internet!

All workshops are held local in downtown Ventura and we offer evening and weekend time slots for your convenience!

Private workshops are available! This workshop focuses specifically on your business and only you and your employees are allowed to attend.

Call today and secure your spot to get a FREE workshop and FREE Google advertising! This offer won’t last forever. Call us at 805-243-8321 today! 

Phone Books Were Big Once Like the Dinosaurs - But, Now They're Extinct Too.

by Ventura County Now

September 21st, 2012

Phone Books are extinct like the dinosaurs: The Final Code Internet MarketingPhone Books Were Big Once Like the Dinosaurs - But, Now They're Extinct Too.

Or at the very least they should be. Why do they still deliver phone books?  No one uses them anymore. Shoppers today look for stuff online. While the shadow of extinction grows darker on the once rich with your money phone book companies, they are now scrambling to find different ways to continue to extort money from local businesses.

I don’t know about you, but I am glad I don’t have to be worried about getting eaten by a dinosaur. But what the local business owner should worry about is getting eaten alive by the phone book sales people trying to act like Internet marketing experts.

There are many horror stories given to us from local merchants of how a phone book sales person promised them websites and great search engine placements without even coming close to delivering.  The end result is the business owner spends a ton of money every month, doesn’t see the promised results, and can’t get ahold of the phonebook salesman to resolve the issue.

Maybe the phone book companies should just stick to delivering the phone book since they don’t have the know-how to deliver a successful web campaign? Or better yet, maybe they should gracefully accept the fact that their product is extinct and save some trees in the process?

If you want a website that delivers results don’t feed the dinosaur. Come to a free Internet Marketing Workshop sponsored by Ventura County Now and The Final Code and find out what really works and how to get more customers online.

And remember to spread the word: Please… Don’t Feed The Dinosaurs. 

Good Morning Sunshine! Google is Calling… Or Are They???

by Ventura County Now

September 18th, 2012

Good Morning Sunshine! Google is Calling… Or Are They???

You wake up one morning and head to work to run your business. You get to work and begin your busy day and you decide to check your voicemail.

One of the voicemails catches your complete attention. The voice on the recording says it is Chris from Google and your website has been flagged on Google Places for deletion. Chris goes on in a very official way to say he has tried to contact you previously by email and if this issue is not taken care of by 2:15pm today, your Google Places page will be taken down FOREVER!

 

Panic Time!

Immediately your heart rate jumps. You quickly go over in your mind the last time you checked your emails and wondering how sure are you that you even checked the junk folder. You start to think about all the calls you have been getting from your website since you moved into the top 3 organic search results for your keywords. You imagine all that business you will be losing, OH NO!

You listen again to the message a get and jot down the name, number and extension. You fumble to dial the phone and after a few rings, a nice woman picks up.

"Hello this is Google, Heather speaking, how may I direct your call?"

"I got this message that I would be deleted from Google by a guy named Chris at extension 212"

"Just one moment"

The line transfers and after a couple of rings, you have Chris on the phone.

"Hello this is Chris, may I have your phone number please"

"444-444-4444"

Relief Sets In…

"Okay sir, you have been flagged as a non-verified account, I will just need you to wait for another call, you will get a verification code. Call me right back and give that code to me and I can get this all cleared up for you."

Relief comes over you, you sure are glad you checked your voicemail before the 2:15 cutoff. You get the Google robot call with the verification, you call Chris back and give him the code and all is well, life can go back to normal and your Google top ranking is intact.

Now Here Comes the Bad News.

You have just been conned. Chris now calls you and tells you about a service he is offering from anywhere from 100-500$ per month to keep your Google Places page online. He does not work at Google; he is a pitch man/con man. You have given him authority over your page by giving him the code. You have a few options which all are bad. You can report him and wait for that to be resolved. You can pay him and be held hostage forever. You can start a new places page and lose your current ranking and page age. Or, you can just write off Google Places and the business it drives forever.

The Clues

This could have been easily avoided. All con artists give clues to their true purpose and who they really are. The one thing they play on is the urgency and emotion created by their calls.

In this instance I will give a few reasons you should have been suspicious from the beginning.

1. Google called you? Really? It is best to assume that a multi-billion dollar company isn't going to spend the time to call you. They would delete it and wait for you to call them.

2. When you called you got ahold of someone! A corporation of this size will normally have a long wait time.

3. They ask you to verify information that you already verified. Google are not a bunch of dummies, they have any information you previously provided.

4. A simple search tells you what you need to know. Doing a simple search will bring up various similar cons attempted and how people have been taken by them. Sometimes even the same phone number will have been used.

Conclusion

In your day to day operations, you probably don’t always have time or energy to figure out what is what when it comes to your website on Google or anywhere else. It always pays to have a website SEO company looking out for you and your interests. They will always be able to point out these types of scams in a second and put your mind at ease.

Ventura County Now sponsored by The Final Code wants to help! Attend a free workshop and learn what to watch out for and how to market your business online.

Call 805-243-8321 for the FREE workshop time slots today.

Internet marketing is so big and confusing that many local businesses

by Ventura County Now

September 17th, 2012

Want to Make Your Internet World Smaller?

The world of Internet marketing is so big and confusing that many local businesses don’t even know where to start to tap into the millions of consumers shopping online.

It is easy for local businesses to feel small and insignificant when it comes to competing online with major corporations.

We want to help. Ventura County Now , sponsored by The Final Code, is now offering FREE Internet Marketing Classes to help local businesses get more customers online.

Call today to sign up! It’s free and you will learn how to get more customers!

Whether you currently have a website that is not performing or you are considering getting a website, these classes will give you the competitive edge!

Come learn how to market online like a big corporations and a small business budget.

Classes include:

  • How to Get High Rankings on Search Engines,
  • How to Attract More Customers Online
  • How to Take Advantage of Social Media Marketing
  • How to Build a Successful Website and much more!

Don’t wait the Internet World is passing you by!

 

Call Today @ 805-243-8321

Ventura County Now                          

We support local business! 

Free Internet Marketing Classes!

by David Williams

Ventura County Now Staff
August 28th, 2012

Ventura County Now sponsored by The Final Code, Ventura County’s premiere internet production and marketing firm, is now offering FREE classes on how to successfully launch a powerful web based marketing campaign on any budget!

  • How to create a great website
  • How to market online without wasting your money
  • How to get your business found by the over 10 million local Google searches online each month in Ventura County!
  • Social Media marketing
  • How search engines work
  • How to blog for business
  • The power of You Tube

There will be many more topics and classes geared to help you, the local merchant bring more customers to your businesses.

Introductory classes are FREE. Our philosophy is we offer free services and classes to help local merchants get found online where all of today’s customers shop for goods and services. We hope are efforts are appreciated and if your business ever wants to increase your web based marketing efforts, we trust you will call us and let us create a campaign for you.

Classes begin in Septamber!

Please RSVP as soon as possible! Space is limited!

Call 805-243-8321

www.VenturaCountyNow.com

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