NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2008

Greetings,

With the summer coming to an end in the next few days we are finding many of our clients beginning to again concentrate on business instead of vacation thoughts. Along those lines, one of the purposes of this newsletter is to be certain you are best utilizing your online presence to assist your business or organizational needs. With information technology changing so rapidly, there will always be additional improvements that could be made to any website. In today's difficult economy you need to be utilizing the latest in operational and marketing elements available. I encourage you to view the websites of others in your industry to see if your site is keeping pace.

Please feel free to contact us to find out how Mercury Web Solutions might help you further improve the use of your current website..

Tim Kirsch-Sales Manager-Mercury Web Solutions.

Mercury News

Mercury Develops Website Information Portal for the City of Troy
Mercury Launches Website for Parsons Child & Family Center
Mercury Launches Redesigned Website for Addictions Care Center of Albany
Mercury Launches Redesigned Website for J&J Racing

 

Mercury Client of the Month

www.yankeetrails.com

Submitted By: Jeff Adams - Director of Marketing

Interesting Facts: Yankee Trails started in 1957 providing motorcoach transportation to Upstate New York patrons. In 1999, Yankee Trails expanded their services and changed their name to Yankee Trails World Travel.

What is the Company's primary product or service? Yankee Trails World Travel provides cruise, air and motorcoach travel services.

Who is the primary target audience of your company? Adults 35 and over within a 75 mile radius of Albany, NY.

How has your website most helped you in your business? Our website has been instrumental in providing information about all of the vacation packages and travel services we have to offer. It’s not only used by our customers, but also plays an integral role internally for our agents taking reservations by phone or in person. Additionally, the Reservation and Quote Request functions have helped increase online sales from 5% to 25% of all reservations taken..

How was your experience working with Mercury? "Working with Mercury has been absolutely fantastic from the first day we met to discuss our company needs. We’ve come to rely very heavily on our site and it’s comforting to know I can trust in its functionality and stability, while at the same time appreciate the overall design, which continues to receive compliments."

Industry News

Microsoft Plans Native Privacy Features for IE8
August 26, 2008-Microsoft on Monday revealed some new privacy features for Internet Explorer 8, the next version of its market-leading Web browser.

August 26, 2008-Google has a suggestion on your search
SAN FRANCISCO - Google expects to graduate a feature from its labs to its main search page in the next week to help users execute faster and more specific searches..

Apple ready to rumble on September 9!
August 26, 2008- Several blogs (see Techmeme) are reporting that Apple will roll out new products on September 9.

 

Newegg reverses practice of charging New York sales tax!
Online electronics retailer Newegg has stopped charging sales tax to its New York customers, according to a posting on the Consumerist.com.

Mercury Blog

The Mercury Blog is still in the process of being setup by our development staff. It should be up and running by the time you receive next months Newsletter. Again the purpose of our Mercury Blog is to provide a platform that will allow our professional staff to offer some of their working knowledge of web development and online trends. Our goal is to help keep you abreast of new technology and trends, which may also be utilized on your own websites.

Many thanks to those who submitted topics last month that they were interested in. We ask that any of you that have topics on Web development or online information technology you want to learn more about, to submit your questions through the Contact Us form on our website. (Note: we will not reveal your contact information in the Blog.)


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