- Why Shore Advantage?
- What services do you provide?
- Do I get my own www.mybusiness.com name?
- Do you handle domain registrations?
- Can you link to my existing site?
- When can I expect results?
- Will my site be in the search engines?
- Can I accept credit cards online?
- Can I build and access my page?
- What about technical support?
- What will this cost?
- What do I need to start?
Why Shore Advantage?
A powerful combination of Jersey Shore
websites: Shore Advantage has recently
joined forces with website developers, New Jersey MetroNET, Inc. The heavily
trafficked websites of Shore Advantage (www.pointpleasantbeach.com and
with the long established Virtual New Jersey Shore website has provided a
powerful array of websites which are designed to bring traffic to local
year-round and seasonal businesses. In addition, a series of new Jersey
Shore related websites are scheduled to be launched in the Winter, 2001.
These will include
and more, as
well as a site exclusively for Long Beach Island.
The opportunities are now enormous for any small business along the Jersey Shore
to expand their online potential through cross-marketing on these sites to
maximize their exposure.
Market Exposure: We are the only service available that includes links through
our local Town Guide Site(s). This market exposure is instant with your
showcased link through the site of choice. These links are viewed by thousands
of visitors to our shore daily. You are free to market your services directly to
our visitors by adding mailing lists for direct marketing, special promotions,
and traditional advertising as well as developing your own WWW campaign. Your
site will be viewed without waiting for the search engines to index them or
other outsiders to link to you.
Think Global Act Local: Being right here in Ocean County, we can offer services
that are personal. Need a photographer? Want us to stop by and develop your site
together? Would like to place a face to the screen? No problem. Appointments can
be made including nights and weekends!
Technical Support: A local phone call...Yes! You do not have to run up large
phone bills to request a change, add additional service, or get an answer to a
technical question. Although we prefer e-mailed requests to expedite your issue,
you can use our phone line to leave a voice message and/or speak to us
services do you provide?
We provide you with everything you
need to be successful on the internet.
From Domain Name registration to supplying you with your own webspace, site
design and site revisions as needed, and even from marketing plans to accepting
credit cards using a secure server! Please see our
SERVICES page, which explains what we offer in more detail.
Please note that we are NOT an
Internet Service Provider and we do not offer dial-up access or DSL.
Do I get your own
Shore Advantage not only offers hosting of your www.yourbusiness.com
domain, but includes the registration, set-up and serves as the technical
contact as well. All registration fees are included in the domain package price!
This complete set-up allows you to receive one invoice without
surprises that can result in costing you more than expected. See our
packages and begin your www marketing campaign today.
Already own your .com name? You can still take advantage of
our domain package. We provide transfer's for pointing your domain's DNS to
our host's high performing servers. You will now be able to receive all the
convenient features and added services that Shore Advantage brings to the WWW
including our exclusive Town Guide links, full statistics, cgi-bin and much,
By having your own .com name, your customers will benefit
from information being provided to them right in their own homes, 24 hours a
day, 7 day's a week. Use the daily increases in web use to your advantage. Add www.yourbusiness.com to your existing brochures, print and other media advertising
to let everyone know that you are a professional who is serious about providing
up-to-date services. Additionally, your site will be submitted separately to all
the top search engines doubling your presence to your market and allowing
potential customers to find you easily and quickly. Although no one can
guarantee search engine positions, we can promise to use our proven techniques
that have provided all of our clients with success.
Have a few names you would like to use for your clients to
find you? You can take advantage of our low cost domain pointing that will send
visitors to one site. Additional domains are a great way to increase exposure
and differentiate your services. Prices include registration and technical
contact service and are incredibly priced at only $75 per year for each domain!
That is less than many companies charge to register your name alone. Compare!
Do you handle domain registrations?
Shore Advantage prides itself on providing a true turn key Web
service for all clients. We not only submit the registration, but also follow-up
our service. By making sure DNS entries are submitted correctly and the
registration is up-to-date everything remains simple. Best of all,
we have included all fee's into our packages!
Our clients are concerned with running their businesses and do not have time to
worry about technical issues. Also, their accounting process is made simple by
not looking out and trying to decide which bill in their mailbox is legitimate
and which is an unethical sales ploy. One low cost billing is sent annually.
Some of our clients only want to make sure their desired name
is available for future use. Our complete registration service is available to
all at a separate low fee of $30 per year, which is less than many suppliers who
make you do all the work. Protect your future interest today!
Can you link
to my existing site?
Targeted Hyperlinks: We provide links to many businesses through our town guide
sites. If you have an existing site that does not contain competitor
advertising, you may be eligible. Send us your site URL (address) and we will
review your existing site for pricing and qualification.
Sponsorship: Sponsoring our town guide sites can bring you the exposure that you
deserve. We have reserved a limited number of openings for the right business
combination. You may apply at anytime and costs/explanations will be determined
on a per business level.
When Can I Expect Results?
Up Today, Viewed Today!:
Of course you can count on visitor's viewing your site
within minutes of completion by use of your local town guide link provided! No
one else can offer this service. We have been so successful we now guarantee
results the very first day!
Search Rankings: Your site will be built using the same methods as our Town
Guide sites that have numerous #1 positions globally. Although no one can
guarantee where/if listing will appear, it is typical for our sites to be
indexed on some directories in a few days. Many search engines list pages each
six weeks and it depends on the timing of completion. We will do everything to
make sure your page is submitted with proper design in a timely manner. We add
all of our designed sites into our search engine maintenance schedule to ensure
it's positions are maximized.
Some of our clients rankings include:
AOL RESULTS AS OF 5-15-01
VIP YACHTS- #1 globally for the search term "Dinner Cruises" for nine months
straight. #4 for the term "NY Harbor", and more!
SEABLASTER- #1 globally for the term "speedboat rides" #3 globally for
KENS LANDING- #1 globally for the term "Party Fishing Boats."
THE SEAGULL MOTEL- #2 globally for the term "Seaside NJ."
PECKS PRIMITIVES-#2 globally for the term "Trunk Restoration" #11 globally for
the term "Antique Shops."
The above terms show a more global listing. Add our town areas to the search and
see even more listings. We are everywhere!
OUR TOWN GUIDES ARE ALSO ALL OVER THE TOP TEN DRIVING EVEN MORE VISITORS TO YOUR
Put our listings to work for you today. There is no better service for reaching
the NJ Shore target market!
"I receive over 30 phone calls
every day! It's unbelievable the amount of customers I get from the Web.
Locals, PA, NY, NJ, Maryland, and even California, Texas and Singapore!
I knew a lot of people were using the web but I never, ever expected these
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Will my site
be in the search engines?
Let's face it, having a site that is hard to find is just about
worthless. Shore Advantage utilizes an in-house strategy that is customized to
meet the requirements of all the major search engines. It is true that
positioning can not be guaranteed, but getting a properly built page can be! We
build our proven techniques into all pages and have had enormous success. Did
you find our sites by search? Our Town Guide sites are easily found on AOL,
Yahoo, Netscape, Excite, Lycos, Google, MSN and many, many more. Try a town
search and see for yourself!
Today, there are many different search engines using a variety
of methods to index web pages. We continue to remain focused in this ever
changing environment and use trial pages to find what set of parameters works
best for each.
A human directory is one where editors physically review a
site and subsequently decide to either add or delete a site from viewing on
their search. These directories are fast becoming more common to the WWW.
Because of this, we have spent a great deal of time developing professional
relationships with many of the editors for the top directories for quick
A spider is a program that many search engines use to determine
placement of a page on their index. The spider's job is to "crawl" through the
main document and all other directory documents looking for keywords,
descriptions, and text. If a page is developed incorrectly, or with to many of
certain words or phrases, it will be dropped from the listing. Most spiders are
set to crawl through documents at different intervals during the year. Your
document must be maintained or positions will slip and/or be deleted.
Links to other documents around the web is one of the best ways to have
your site viewed. That is why at our service, we maintain two of our own top
sites for shore information and have hundreds of links to our site. Current
listings as of August 2000 include NJ Monthly Magazine (also see us in their
print Web directory in this year's issues), NJ.com, Travel.com, and many more.
We received an editor's choice top ranking on NBCI.com. Our name has been
advertised weekly in the Asbury Park Press fishing section, NJ boating and
fishing, as well as hundreds more. We put our top positions to work for you the
minute your page is completed. You are also encouraged to find other documents
to link to you. Banner's, hyperlinks, web rings, and most every other type of
advertising is permitted as long as you do not mislead or re-direct your
customers to other local designers. It's your site and we would like to see you
promote it as effectively as you can.
Conventional Advertising: It seems like everyone today has a .com name in print
and multimedia advertising. Our clients have ads all over! We encourage you to
do even more to get traffic to your page without fear of up-charges for to many
visitors using bandwidth.
Can I accept
credit cards online?
Shore Advantage provides you with a secure server certificate to
use at no extra charge! Not selling in high numbers? SAVE BY USING THE SECURE
SERVER TO GET CUSTOMER INFORMATION ENCRYPYTED RIGHT TO YOUR E-MAIL! No one but
yourself will be able to view the transmission and credit card numbers are not
stored in your database.
You can process the payments by either:
1.) Setting up your own merchant account with an outside vendor. Approximately
$500 plus small % of sale
2.) Processing the cards your self through any existing credit card system you
may have. Orders are sent to your e-mail through secure server. You hand enter
the information into your credit processing equipment at shipping time.
PLEASE NOTE: You are not permitted to request personal credit card information
without using a secure certificate. This is an unethical practice and we wish to
protect the consumers using your/our sites.
Can I build and maintain my
A site is basically a set of files linked to one another
usually containing graphics and "scripts" that allow interaction. Your site
comes with all the features you demand for ease of use and flexibility for
advanced needs including a password protected area that is designed for ease of
Beginning Designers: You can build and maintain your site with limited knowledge
of HTML! Your site comes with a "Site Manager" that is an area for
making/editing your page. No software needed, just log in to your protected
area! Please see our server page here for
Experienced Designers: Finally there is a system that will not only make it easy
to upload files without FTP, but gives you pre-configured scripts such as a
mailing list, form mail, and much more! No more hassles trying to configure and
upload scripts. Best of all, you do it all right through any browser's screen.
From the slightly knowledgeable to advanced designers alike, everyone loves this
new easy to use service! Front Page extensions included!
What about technical Support?
Support: Everything we could think of has been done to eliminate any need
for support contact but occasionally certain client needs do come up. We are
available not only via e-mail but by phone as well. Keeping customers site's
working properly is our top priority and you will receive a prompt reply to your
questions as well as our pledge to maintain over 99% uptime.
Help Center: Your password is the gateway to your very own help center that not
only explains what everything is and does, but provides instruction and
troubleshooting help. Our customers love to have this information available to
them in their own custom center on a 24/7 basis.
Contact Support: Need even further assistance? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at (732) 316-1095.
We will do everything we can to assist you and your needs
What will this
We're sure you'll find our rates to be
VERY reasonable! We are a small business ourselves, and we know what it
means to stay on a budget and control costs. Because we do business
primarily with small businesses, our philosophy has been very simply to keep our
rates as low as we possibly can, in order to make the web experience affordable
and successful. Because of our high volume of clients, we are able to keep
rates low. Please visit our Rates page for
What do I need
Decide on the right hosting. See our rates and decide what
is the correct valued package for your business.
Theme! The first step in designing your site is the selection of a theme. Being
graphic in nature, the WWW offers you the opportunity to present your business
as desired. Choose from thousands of graphics including adventure, beach and
seashore, active, fishing, nightlife, scholastic, animals, fire/water/sun and
other natural elements, etc. the choices are virtually limitless. Just tell us
what it is you would like to see and have us do the rest!
Keywords: We will need to know what terms along with your name you believe people
will use to search for you. These can be single words or multiple terms.
Although we will put in other "Keywords" as well, your desired search words will
be at the heart of the document.
Other Items: Although we have designed sites when only given a simple business
card or expressed idea, we prefer to get a better picture of your operation. In
order for us to become better aquatinted with your business, please provide us
with any brochures, literature, rates, product variations, etc. We will include
all the items relevant to giving your WWW a successful marketing strategy.
Internet Access: To view the construction of your site at an unlisted address
you will need access. Since you are here on the WWW now, you will be able to
view the construction at the site address given. If you will be without access
at time of completion, we can hard copy your site and send it via fax/snail
mail. Having access will allow you to see any changes you decide on and will
allow you to view as your visitors do.
E-mail: We do not require you to use the e-mail we provide you but strongly
suggest it. If you prefer to use your existing account you can have mail
forwarded by a simple control. Use this to send e-mail to up to ten accounts.
Now, you can all have an e-mail address at yourname.com sites.