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YourHost.com Invited to Calvary Pastors Conference Murrieta, California 2011

June 13th, 2011

We were so well received by these pastors. It was a real treat for us to serve them coffee and spend time learning of their needs and help them with the Social Technologies that will keep their congregations plugged-in. We had a raffle for a Kindle, external hard drive, and a few other electronic items that Pastors would not ordinarily buy on their own.

Our presence was to enlighten the churches awareness and importance of social media tools such as email marketing, Live Streaming Services, and how they can implement them to attract the much needed younger members to keep the church fresh and active.  YourHost.com understands that Streaming is a key element for Church and Church planters, like Newbreed who we support, a proponent of  growth needs the Youth for growth. The youth is actively online. Our First Church plant Stream setup for $1,500 (camera, computer, monitor)  first step,  was Pastor Mark Convoy, Calvary Flagler Beach, Florida.

Today, you will never attract people to your church by expecting them to walk in the door.  The use of Social Media to have an ongoing conversation with both the Youth and the 40 something and above using Facebook and Twitter so they can  connect their, kids,  grand kids, and the church via  Live Streaming.

Live Streaming allows a people to anonymously to check out the church, its pastor, and sermons all about without stepping foot in the door. If they like what they hear, they might ask friends or online questions, or even walk through that door. (keep the conversation going). Think about the viral and networking impact by virtually reaching out to the sick, injured, and spiritual needy by Live streaming into the home, to any Country. One of our most Socially active and successful Churches is Calvary Chapel, Lexington South Carolina, Pastor John Hoppe, and brilliantly Webmastered by media director, Joe Scott.

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Constant Contact Partner Free Classes

May 14th, 2011

As a Constant Contact Partner, you will enjoy free Classes in Social Media and Email Marketing.

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Constant Contact is User Friendly ShopSite API

June 25th, 2009

Over the years we have been seeing basic improvements with Constant Contact’s online emailing tool. Recently, after some major upgrades, YourHost.com has began offering Constant Contact as a economical alternative to the Market Manager – Blue Hornet solution. Both systems have their place, but Constant Contact is by far more user friendly and less frustrating to the basic user. Write us if your you want info on the differences.

Last month we rolled out the unique Constant ContactShopSite Pro API integration tool. We are now offering this tool to our customers  Constant Contact.  CC API allows their ShopSite customers who purchase products to be automatically added to email list at the Checkout. This will save the web developer many hours of export – import time.

In addition to the API tool, we have found that Constant Contact can be very fluid yielding a positive customer experience. In testing and supporting Constant Contact, we want to point out one item that can come up that the average person might miss when sending out the final email. First thing you want to do is to add your friends or office associates to the test group and then start composing your email. Remember, before you send, test, test, test your emails. A real pro takes from 2-7 hrs to prepare, test, and send out a quality offering or newsletter. When you’re done composing an email you might find that the "text" part of the message receiveds into the inbox appears jumbled-up and does not look professional. This is a common occurrence with any good email system as it is just that "text" which the system is electronically producing text by stripping out all the HTML from your composed email… get it? Don’t worry about it as you soon will and just follow the next steps. What you need to do is go to your Constant Contact text editor, select the "advanced" link and turn on text editing. Then reformat your text so it looks decent with the proper spacing and layout. Then, pick a person in your test group, select to send text only, and send a a number of tests emails until it looks good. We are also finding out that Constant Contact offers  city and statewide classes to teach the  basic and advanced usage and most of which are free. It is ok to pay for some of these as you know you get what you pay for.  We are encouraging our readers to use a  good solid email system so you can regularly touch your groups of customers and organizations. Enjoy your use of Constant Contact and happy emailing.

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