Web Watch

Harbor Springs Web Design has developed an “affordable” method of search engine marketing that focuses on content-rich and search engine-friendly website optimization.

“We’ve been successful in helping several small businesses finally get found in the major search engines,” said Marcie Szczubelek, partner with Harbor Springs Web Design. “We’ve helped SEO clients go from not being found online to being included in the top twenty of their keywords and keyword phrases on Google, Yahoo and MSN.”

Before it’s even hired, the company analyzes each web site to determine if their SEO services can help improve a website online. The team will not contract out their services if a site cannot be improved due to design issues.

The cost for basic SEO and positioning services is $800 per year, billed at $200 per quarter. They offer additional website maintenance services to help improve pages for the search engines.

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Hospice of Little Traverse Bay launched a new web site as part of their capital campaign for building a hospice residence in Petoskey. The new HOLTB web site provides information on community services and allows visitors to make donations online. The website will act as a major marketing and information tool for the capital campaign and the progress of the hospice residence project will be updated frequently.

Find out how you can support HOLTB and the House of Comfort, House of Care by visiting hospiceltb.org.

The newest addition to Boyne Realty’s suite of web sites,

northernmichigancondominiums.com, recently went online to serve as a one-stop source for information on condos for sale in northern Michigan.

Associate broker and sales manager Bill Dickson recognized a need for potential customers to be able to locate and view pertinent details of local condo developments in one location.

Although not every development is included on this site, Dickson and his trained staff are members of the MLS and can provide information on any other condos that are available.

The web site outlines building styles and amenities of the various developments, including established condos such as Harbor Cove, Tannery Creek and Lakeside Club, as well as brand new developments including water Street Condominiums and The View, located on Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey.

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