Author Archives: Kevin Banet

A bearded hacker, a bottle of vodka, and eternal vigilance

Somewhere in a grime-covered building in Poltava, Ukraine, a guy with a three-day beard named Igor is hunched over a laptop. There’s a half-empty bottle of vodka on the shelf above him. But Igor isn’t drinking tonight. He’s trying to hack into one of our websites, maintained by TreeFrogClick marketing. But his efforts will be otkaz. Our software…

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Online training of your staff is quick and efficient

You’ll find that online training – with the phone contact and screen sharing – is a good solution to your business or nonprofit training needs. It’s faster than reading a book, and easier than stumbling around with trial and error. With screen-sharing software, you can see, on your screen, real-life examples of how things work. We’ll share…

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Get your sheep in Facebook’s pen

Just the other day I was talking to one of our clients. She wasn’t getting any commitments from the prospects we got for her with our online survey. “Do you have a Facebook page?” I asked. “No,” she said. “Then you are not able to keep up with your prospects.” Asking for a lifetime commitment of joining…

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Get hundreds of prospects – with an autoresponder

How do you get your fans to get more involved in your business? Or how do you find such new people in the first place? You set up a free newsletter course. We recently got 28 signups in eight days for a spirituality course for one of our nonprofits. We used both paid advertising and…

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Your website might crash before Thanksgiving

Did you know that your website could crash in the next few days? You might be dreaming about all the turkey you’re going to snarf down this week. But if your website crashes, you will not be a happy camper. I don’t want you to choke over your cranberries and sweet potatoes, but millions of…

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Who sees my Facebook posts, anyway?

Do you find yourself saying, “I’m posting all the time to my business or nonprofit page, but I wonder how many people even see my stuff?” It may not seem fair, but the more fans you have, the fewer of them will see your post. Facebook expert Jon Loomer quotes the Agorapulse Barometer, and shared these…

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Virus problems? Fix your computer at this Berwyn shop

Are you getting popup ads on your computer even when your browser is closed? Is your computer slowing down lately? You could have a virus or malware that snuck in somehow.  Laptops and desktops become victims to such malicious attempts, and your software could be infected or your device even shut down completely. Viruses and malware…

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Facebook puts the squeeze on selfish posts

Don’t talk so much about yourself, Facebook is now saying to marketers in so many words. The social media giant announced on Friday that consumers don’t want to see so many overly-promotional posts on their news feeds. So Facebook will be hiding even more branded posts than they have been. Only around 5% of organic…

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New website is popular despite no publicity

A new website designed by our company has attracted 500 unique visitors in its first week without any publicity. The site that is the home for the movement to canonize a prominent Catholic theologian was completed Nov. 4. The site’s statistics for the Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Archive and Guild showed that incoming visits came mainly…

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Berwyn businesses can now micro-target Facebook ads

“Local Awareness Ads” Why waste money if you want to send ads to those only within a mile from you? Small businesses in Berwyn can now target customers as near as one mile of their doors. Just today I got an email from Facebook explaining how I could advertise for our Berwyn, IL client. (I “xyz’d” the…

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