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    One big advantage to a hosted platform like...

    One big advantage to a hosted platform like Shopify is that you don't need to maintain PCI compliance and manage security, upgrades, backups, etc. With software like Magento, you'll have to manage...
  2. Thanks for the responses - I have to chew on...

    Thanks for the responses - I have to chew on this. I like the idea of the "pay in advance" and use it up as you go. At least that would eliminate the "slow payers", and invoicing for small amounts...
  3. Retainers and service contracts for web work

    Hi all,

    I've been consulting for 11 years now, mostly programming, web updates, database work, etc, for a variety of clients. I do a mix of hourly billing and quoted work, as the job demands. ...
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    I'll just comment that after I formed my S-corp,...

    I'll just comment that after I formed my S-corp, my new accountant said I should have done an LLC. So it may be best to consult with your accountant before doing any more.

    -Jim
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    I agree - go with Wordpress on a hosted account. ...

    I agree - go with Wordpress on a hosted account.

    -It's portable - you can move it if the hosting company goes south.

    -You can back it up locally for disaster recovery

    -You can customize it...
  6. You might try demoing some ecommerce software -...

    You might try demoing some ecommerce software - one that I use is here:

    SunShop Shopping Cart & Ecommerce Software

    They have a demo for the front and "admin" side. This is an example of...
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    All valid points - I've seen a lot of "false...

    All valid points - I've seen a lot of "false positives" in PCI scanning. But I've also seen some clients who, after passing a PCI scan, proudly proclaim "Oh it's good to know my site is secure, and...
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    I agree their outages are really bad for this day...

    I agree their outages are really bad for this day and age. I moved to HG earlier this year, after years with 1&1. I encountered more downtime (and major downtime, once about 6-8 hours straight) in...
  9. I'd second the questions from marrick. Are you...

    I'd second the questions from marrick. Are you confident that your "partner" is equipped to grow the company? Is there a management "team", or advisors who can shepherd the company through the...
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    I agree that you've been hacked. You should have...

    I agree that you've been hacked. You should have your hosting provider shut down the site and help you clean the site. Or hire someone to clean up your site and assess the vulnerabilities.

    -Jim
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    You could overlay both domains (have both domains...

    You could overlay both domains (have both domains load the same content), and use a "rel canonical" meta tag to make 1 domain the primary and avoid duplicate content. In that case though I don't...
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    I've had several clients over the past few weeks...

    I've had several clients over the past few weeks tell me about major traffic / sales drops. I explain the google changes are likely the reason (some had already gleaned that on their own).

    So...
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    Thanks for all the responses. We could do global...

    Thanks for all the responses. We could do global replacements, and htaccess rewrites / redirects.

    But, I do sort of fall in with the idea that Google, etc, are smarter now, and it doesn't make...
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    Dashes vs. Underscores in a url

    Hi,

    I have a client with thousands of ranked pages that have "_" (underscores) in the URL's rather than "-" dashes. I know that dashes are generally supposed to be used in place of spaces in the...
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    One thing I'd add is that some "blackhat"...

    One thing I'd add is that some "blackhat" techniques actually target competitor sites in an attempt to sabatoge their rankings. So blackhat SEO is not victimless, and can cause real damage to...
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    Russ, It sounds like your grasp on the latest...

    Russ,

    It sounds like your grasp on the latest technologies is a little rusty. If you are building a serious business, it would be best to hire a technology specialist to set up the site, while...
  17. My advice would be to find a new developer /...

    My advice would be to find a new developer / programmer who can go in and "sort out" the current site and setup. Since you don't have the technical skills required you will just be feeling around in...
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    Google checkout volume

    Hi all,

    I know there was a discussion here on Google checkout vs. Paypal a while back, but I have a slightly different question.

    I have a client running an ecommerce site and he wants to...
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    I think this is a valuable service, but only...

    I think this is a valuable service, but only bigger companies will pay for it. The small "mom & pop" ecommerce or content site isn't going to be able to afford it. The most popular company I know...
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    Hi, Vangogh has given a pretty good overview...

    Hi,

    Vangogh has given a pretty good overview of your options. While I install a lot of shopping carts, one downside to consider is security and bugs. You will need to keep on top of any...
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    Have you advertised anywhere? Paid google ads...

    Have you advertised anywhere? Paid google ads are one of the better options I've seen. It will cost some money, but give you more immediate results. In the beginning it may cost more than it...
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    Sorry to hear about this bad experience. ...

    Sorry to hear about this bad experience.

    Besides what has already been said, I would mention that if you are opening your own store, keep in mind the "marketing" costs and site maintenance ...
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    Well, I'll continue to ponder it. One thing I...

    Well, I'll continue to ponder it. One thing I want to be careful of is to stress that there's no "guarantee" here - I don't want to have someone come back
    to me if they get hacked, and say "You...
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    I don't provide hosting - my clients are hosted...

    I don't provide hosting - my clients are hosted anywhere they choose - some on shared accounts, some on their own dedicated servers.

    So most have the basic security measures provided by the host...
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    Web site security scans

    Hi all,

    Has any here used any "security scanners" against their website, looking for possible vulnerabilities? E-commerce sites are running
    PCI scans nowadays, but I was wondering if anyone...
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