New year, refresh your online presence

December 4, 2017

With 2018 on the horizon, is it time to hit the refresh button on your business’ web presence?  Just like a physical store front, your online presence needs to be refreshed from time-to-time.  Not everything (or even anything) needs to change, but it is definitely good to do a review and take inventory of your presence, and update the things that need it.  Some things to review include:

  • Contact information (phone number, email address(s), names, etc)
  • Locations
  • Operating hours (including holiday hours)
  • Provided services

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Brady is the voice on the other end of the phone line when you call Sephone. He graduated from the New England School of Communications in 2009 and assists Sephone in building and maintaining our sites.

Introduction To The Intern!

June 14, 2017

Hello! My name is Tiandra Welch, I am 22 years old and I am an Intern at Sephone Interactive Media this summer. I am currently attending the New England School of Communications a school of Husson University, where I hold a senior status and study Web Design and Development and Computer Information Systems. I transferred to Husson from a community college, so I was very nervous about the environment change that came with the size of the school, the learning styles that came with each class, and the opportunities that would be presented for me to take on. After graduation this December, I plan to find a job in web development or computer repair, and see where that takes me. The only limit I have is myself! read more

Email Verification: Spam, Self-Signing, and Security

June 9, 2017

Here at Sephone, we’ll occasionally get inquiries concerning email safety and security. These can range from topics like “Should I trust this suspicious-looking email?” to “Why is all my mail getting marked as spam?” In today’s blog post, I’d like to begin tackling some of these issues in-depth. I’ll do so by starting with the topic of Email Verification.

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Gary is a team member at Sephone, helping to design, build and maintain websites. He is also a web design student at the New England School of Communications of Husson University.

Unicode Domain Names

April 24, 2017

Recently there has been a resurgence of “phishing” websites which have one goal in mind: to get your personal information. Keeping an eye on the domain name of the website that you are visiting is always important, but recently it has become quite an issue for major companies that you wouldn’t often think twice about trusting.

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Jason is a Web Consultant here at Sephone and the newest addition to the support team!

WordPress Plug-Ins: Our Toolbelt (Updated)

April 14, 2017

WordPress is one of those omnipresent forces around the internet – and with so many plug-ins and themes, it’s easy to understand why. According to the CodeInWP blog, there are about 15,886,000 sites running the Content Management System (CMS). If you were to try and visit each of those websites, spending exactly 1 minutes at each, it would take over three decades to finish browsing.

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Gary is a team member at Sephone, helping to design, build and maintain websites. He is also a web design student at the New England School of Communications of Husson University.

3 ways to ramp up your Twitter account

March 26, 2017

TwitterDon’t Tweet? If you haven’t created a twitter handle – do it.  Forgo the “auto prompt” guidance that Twitter gives you to following  a bunch of celebrities. Make sure you have a consistent profile of your business – perhaps something you pulled from your website.  The Avatar can be a logo or a photo representation of your business. Then go hunting,  follow your fellow business owners, follow your kids, follow their school, follow your town and city if they have account.  AND definitely – FOLLOW your media.

Maybe you do Tweet but haven’t in a while, consider getting back to basics:

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Kelly’s been known as the Marketing Maven since before the term was hip. (That means she’s old.) As a natural Community Builder, she loves to get people together, bring resources to the table and solve problems!

ADA Compliance

March 10, 2017

We have recently received some inquiries about ADA compliance and the websites that we build, so we wanted to take some time to discuss ADA compliance, what it is, and what can be done about it with your website. read more

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Brady is the voice on the other end of the phone line when you call Sephone. He graduated from the New England School of Communications in 2009 and assists Sephone in building and maintaining our sites.

It’s that time of year again!

March 3, 2017

Spring is right around the corner and that means spring cleaning.  Take a look at your website:

  • Is your site mobile friendly?
  • Are users able to navigate your website/mobile app easily?
  • Is your design up-to-date to current standards?

Need any assistance with answering any of these questions.  Email us at support@sephone.com or call us at (207) 262-5040

Go and check out our other blog post “Ready for Some Spring Cleaning?” for some other useful tips on what you could do to refresh your website.

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Alex is a developer at Sephone, helping to build apps and websites. He is also working on his Master’s degree in Computer Science.