Used Computers, New Computers, Refurbished Computers and Workstations For Business or Residential Customers
We keep a selection of new, used, and refurbished laptop and desktop computers in stock at all times. If you want a new computer you can choose the operating system of your choice. Unlike the big box retailers you don’t have to upgrade to Windows 8 if you don’t want to! If you want to save money and buy a quality used refurbished computer you have that option, too. Call and ask about what is available as stock changes daily. We can even come migrate your data and set up your new PC. Windows 7 Desktops and Laptops Many users dislike Windows 8. For these customers, we are able to provide both new and refurbished units with Windows 7 installed. Don’t let the thought of Windows 8 kill the dream of owning a new computer. High-Quality Refurbished – Used Desktop Computersand Laptop Computers We only sell top quality refurbished machines – not machines with motherboard repairs. In many cases, a refurbished machine can make a lot of sense. A high-quality refurbished computer can save a ton of money and might be enough for your computing needs. New Desktop Computers and Laptop Computers Sometimes only a new computer will do. You can get the latest components and operating systems on a new machine. The cost is higher, but the performance can match the requirements of the most demanding applications and software. If you’re in the market for a new computer, make sure you give us a call and see what we have in stock. Workstations for Business On-Site Louisville Computer Repair Co. is your one stop shop for your computer and network equipment sales and service. If you need additional computer terminals to connect to your business network, we can provide workstations — either new or refurbished. Workstations can be set up in a variety of configurations depending on your business computing needs. Let us know your requirements, and we can make it happen. 4 Questions to Answer Before Purchasing a Computer A computer is a significant investment for most people, so it’s worth the time to fully investigate all the options and make the best decision. Not all computers are suitable for all needs. Your computer purchase should be a good fit for both your budget and your requirements. 1. How will the computer be used? Consider what you need the computer to do, and then look for a computer with the proper specifications. • Will you be traveling with the computer? If so, a desktop might be a little cumbersome. • Will the computer be used for graphics or large spreadsheets? A large monitor is probably needed. • What software will the computer need to run? Modern software might not run on an older computer. Is the software 64-bit? You’ll need a 64-bit computer/operating system. • What does the future hold? Are your computer needs likely to grow significantly in the future? It might be less expensive in the long run to purchase a more powerful computer now. 2. What are the specific capabilities you require? Consider these items: • Processing speed: The CPU is the single most important factor in determining the power of a computer. In nearly all cases, a faster processor equals a faster computer. • Memory: The amount of RAM in your computer system also increases the capability of your computer, including the speed, up to a certain point. • Hard drive capacity: If you’re storing a large number of large files, a larger drive will be needed. While text files tend to be quite small, photos, videos, and software programs can require a lot of disk space. Solid-state drives are becoming popular; they have no moving parts, make less noise, and are faster. They also cost quite a bit more. • Networking ability: Most computers are equipped with both an Ethernet port and a wireless card or adaptor. Having Bluetooth will permit your computer to connect to wireless devices, such as a printer; however, Bluetooth does not provide direct Internet access. • Other considerations: Also be sure to consider your needs for the following items: graphics card, ports, and additional drives (e.g. optical). 3. Do you need a new computer? In many cases, a used or refurbished computer can be the best option. Most users rarely need the latest technology. Refurbished computers can be a less expensive option that still provides all the needed capability. However, there are times that a new computer is the only logical choice. 4. Laptop or Desktop? It’s not just an issue of convenience and portability. Laptops are more expensive for comparable computing capabilities. Desktops are easier to repair and upgrade. And, desktop systems can be purchased with significantly larger monitors. There are many things to consider before purchasing a computer. Ensure you’re aware of your needs before investing your money. Making the right decision will save time, money, and frustration.
For more information on new or used computer sales call On-Site today.
If you need custom software design and development for your business, On-Site Louisville Computer Repair Co. can make it happen for you. We’ll also solve any problems you may have by modifying the existing out-of-box software or creating an entirely new software solution for your situation.
Whether you need inventory control software, estimating software or a complete customer solution package, we can design and develop business software for your enterprise. We have you completely covered so you’ll rest assured knowing that our software solutions include strategic planning, milestones, development, execution, delivery and training for you with ongoing support.
Whatever you can imagine going wrong with your technology, we’re here to fix it. From printer problems and software issues to power supply trouble and router swaps, we’ve got you covered. Our professional techs have performed hundreds of break/fix server repairs and a myriad of various other business service calls. We have the experience and expertise to solve any computer technology problem you may have.
Once your hardware or software is repaired we can even reconfigure your entire IT system with new free software and put all your company data back in place. Whether you need a router or a virus removal, no problem you may have with your business technology is too big or too small for us. On-Site Louisville Computer Repair Co. can be your one stop shop for on-site business computer service in Louisville, KY and surrounding areas.
There are few things more frustrating than building or paying for a website and not making it onto the first or second page of the search results. There are many reasons a website can be lost in the noise of the Internet. SEO or Search Engine Optimization is about getting your website to show up in search results. For those trying to get their business to show up it can be an expensive proposition to show up in search results in terms of not only money but time and energy, as well. To make matters worse there are hundred of ranking factors and they are not released by the search engines. One can only “guess” what they are supposed to do. Search Engine Optimization Companies study and conduct research on search engine results in an attempt to quantify what is necessary for a website to rank. Here are some basics that SEO Services have identified and agree are essential. . . .
The First Step . . . . Make A Website
First, you have to have a website. Think of your website as your primary residence on the internet. After that, you need the following (and many more) elements on that site:
Keywords: One of the primary tools that search engines utilize to determine the relevance of your website vs what the searcher is looking for are keywords. In general terms, does your website contain the vocabulary that is relevant to the topic? For example, if your website is about weight loss, the search engines might expect to see the words/terms weight loss, diet, exercise, fat, muscle, cardio, carbohydrates, goal and so on. Keyword ideas can be found from any of the numerous keyword tools available online. Avoid keyword stuffing though; look it up.
Images: The search engines want to find the best webpages. Regardless of age, people enjoy looking at pictures. Be sure you’re using images on your webpages. Also be sure you have ALT attributes on your images. That is the name of the image when hovered over by a mouse. Keep the number of images reasonable. Google is succeeding at developing a method for analyzing images better and identifying the content on the image.
Currency: It’s important to continuously add content to your website. The search engines like to see that your website is staying current and that you’re attempting to add some real value to the search engine. A dead website will eventually slip down in the rankings. Keep a schedule, be consistent and stay on top of your website content.
Backlinks: Backlinks are not “on your website” rather they point at it from other websites. Backlinks are basically a vote. But it’s not just the number of backlinks that matters; it’s also the quality of the backlinks. A link to your website from Harvard University will be given more credibility than a link from a less prestigious source. Be sure to earn backlinks by providing quality content to credible sources. Do not “place them.” If credible sources like your content they may feature it on their website.
Second….Claim Your Local Listings
Google My Business:There’s an excellent chance that Google has already found your business and created a rudimentary listing for you. To claim your listing:
→Sign into (or create) a Google account. A Google account is free; so don’t be concerned if you don’t have one. Search for your business with your city and state in the search criteria. You’ll be looking for your business with a pink balloon by it. If you see it, Google already knows your business exists.
→You will be given options to verify that the listing is yours. This is done by phone or postcard. The phone is much faster! You can then edit the listing. While you can edit the listing prior to the verification process being completed, the edits will not take effect until after the verification. ll be able to fill out the simple form online. →Again, the listing will have to be verified. You wouldn’t want a competitor claiming or creating your listing.
Yahoo Local: Yahoo provides a similar service called Yahoo Local.
→Again, you’ll need an account with Yahoo. It’s also free. You’ll again be given the opportunity to claim an existing listing or to create a new listing.
→Either way you’ll have to wait for a verification via mail. When you receive a verification code in the mail it will give you a website address where you can verify your listing. Simply enter the code.Be sure to complete the entire listing. This includes a photo, hours, payment options, contact information, etc. You can also include information about your products and services.
Bing Places:Bing’s local listing service is called ‘Bing Places’.
→Of course, a free Microsoft account is needed.
→Search for your business. If you can find it, go through similar process to claim your listing. If you can’t find it, which is common for Bing Places, you’ll have to create a listing.
→Click the link above to visit Bing Places for Business
Third. . . .Develop Your Web-wide Presence
There are hundreds of ranking factors for appearing in search results but once you’ve accomplished the basics: you have a website, have the basic SEO elements on your website, and have claimed your local listings you need to develop your web wide presence, further. There are many small internet properties you need to have your site listed on. These are called Internet Directories. Sites like YP.com, Mojo Pages, Whitepages, Foursquare, Local.com and Manta will let you list your sites in their directory for free. Your company information should be consistent and up to date across the entire internet ecosystem.
Fourth . . . Create Your Social Media
In my opinion, you, or someone within your company should be responsible for your social media listings. No one is going to take the care in developing these that you will. The big sites you need to have a business page for are: Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pintrest, and LinkedIn. Here you can connect with other local business and customers and interact on a local basis. You can post updates, sales, and other information about your business and start to develop online relationships locally and around the world.
Glossary of SEO Terms
It’s hard to speak any language effectively if you don’t know the relevant terminology. Over time the SEO field has developed its own unique vocabulary. With a few minutes of reading, you’ll know the language necessary to be able to speak intelligently with any SEO expert.
Alexa: You’ve probably heard of Alexa rankings. This free service measures traffic for many websites. You can see how you rank compared to your competitors or conduct other relevant research at the Alexa website.
Anchor Text: The text on a webpage that is clicked to follow a hyperlink — often underlined differentiated by color.
Authority: This is the ability of your website or web page to rank effectively with the search engines based on the perceived knowledge you or your company has in your field.
Black Hat SEO: These are SEO practices that the search engines consider to be underhanded. Each search engine has its own set of guidelines. For Google they publish a digital document called “Google Webmaster Guidelines.” If you’re outside the guidelines, it’s considered to be ‘Black Hat SEO’ and you are subject to various penalties.
Broken Links: This is simply a hyperlink on a webpage that isn’t functioning properly. In most cases, the target of the link has been removed and one clicking the hyperlink is directed to a webpage that gives a “404 error” meaning it no longer exists.
Conversion: A conversion is an impression that turns into a click.
De-Listing: The term for having your website either permanently or temporarily de-indexed from one or more directories or search engines. That is to say, removed from search engine results.
Domain Age: Many search engines and social networks consider the age of a website, page, or domain in determining relevance, trustworthiness, etc. Having an older domain is usually advantageous but not always. There are many factors in ranking of which “age of domain” is simply one. It is not unusual to see a new high quality website outrank an old, mid-quality one.
Duplicate Content: Similar to plagiarism, duplicate content is content on your website that too closely mimics content on other websites.
External Link: A link of your website that links to another website.
Impression: An impression is a unit of measurement that counts as one appearance of your website or a page on your website in search results.
Internal Link: A link to another page on the same website
Keyword: A search term or phrase you think users might type into search engines to find goods, services, or content.
Keyword Density: The frequency a specific keyword appears in web content; usually described as a percentage.
Keyword stuffing: Using a keyword on a webpage in an unnatural manner and at a frequency considered excessive by the search engines.
Landing Page: The webpage a searcher lands on when they click a title/description in search results – usually the home page or “page one” of a website.
Long-Tail Search Criteria: Typically longer, more specific search terms for a given topic, for example: “24/7 locksmith service in Chicago, ill” vs. “Chicago locksmith.”
Niche: The main subject matter of a particular website. For example, a website might be in the high-end wine or baby toy niche.
Nofollow: These are links that prevent any link authority from being passed to the link object. For example, most forum comment or blog comment links are nofollow.
Organic Search Results: These are the search results that naturally appear on search engines that are neither part of the paid or local result.
Page Rank: A logarithmic means of ranking web content.
Relevancy: The ratio of accuracy between search intention and search result.
SEO: short for “Search engine optimization” is the science and art of making a website or web page attractive to both search engines and users.
Search Criteria: The word or string of words one types into a search engine in an attempt to yield a desired search result.
SERP: Search engine results page or the list of abstracts one sees after entering search criteria into a search engine search box.
Site Map: A site map provides an alternate means for search engines to crawl and interpret a website.
User Sitemap: An intra-site map which serves as a “table of contents” to help user navigate a website.
URL: Uniform Resource Locator often referred to as simply web address. Each webpage on the internet has its own unique URL.
Call Us, Today To Discuss Your Internet Marketing and SEO
It’s not easy keeping up with all the sweeping changes in the competitive world of Search Engine Optimization. In fact, today it should not be called search engine optimization at all. It should be called “customer optimization.” The search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo are getting smarter all the time and they don’t allow many old SEO techniques which are called “webspam” now. You may not be aware that many methods companies used to employ for SEO may hurt your ranking status now. Today, proper SEO is all about adding quality and value on the world wide web. Google states in webmaster guidelines that you should “Make pages primarily for users, not for search engines.” This is the shift we try to help our clients understand. We want to focus on the technical aspects of your website, yes but more importantly we want to provide real value and content for your customers so you’ll become relevant in your industry, naturally.
At On-Site Louisville Computer Repair Company we’ve learned this lesson, adapted to it, and we’re ready to pass on our knowledge to you and help your website thrive in the new virtual search environment. If you need an SEO Consultant we are here to help you sift through the mounds of information and make sense of it all and boost your website’s search performance. Whether you’re interested in paid, local or organic search performance you can call us to discuss your Search Engine Optimization in Louisville, KY or anywhere so when people look for your services online — they can find YOUR Company — not just your competitors.
Do you need a mobile app for your business? Here at On-Site Louisville Computer Repair Co. we can develop your mobile app for business or private use from start to finish. We can create a mobile app to improve company efficiencies or one to generate revenue.
It can be a daunting experience to take on all the details involved in app development and we can help make it simple because our software solutions include strategic planning, milestones, development, execution, delivery and training for you with ongoing support. Call us at (502) 963-3981 to discuss a plan for your mobile app development today.
We do every kind of computer system installation to suit your business technology needs. We’ll install workstations, phone systems, networks, servers and POS systems according to the requirements of your business environment.
Whether you need a simple set-up with a dozen workstations or a more complicated installation involving rack servers or even a camera system, we’re ready to help your business function at its best. No matter how big or small your needs are, we have you covered.
Whether you need a simple one to three page brochure style website or a full-blown e-commerce store with a shopping cart and checkout payment option, we’re here to help. We know it can be frustrating wading through all the options available to lay out your website for optimum performance, and that’s where we come in.
Website Information – Three Types of Business Websites
If you’ve never had a business website before, the options can be confusing. There are multiple types of websites, each with its unique strengths and weaknesses. Choosing the right website is important to maximizing the benefits of your online presence.
This type of website is simple and serves to showcase your services or products, provide contact information, and as means for customers to contact you. It is commonly considered to be similar to a business card. These websites usually lack any functionality.
A brochure website should have several characteristics:
• The purpose should be clear. Consider what you want to convey with a simple website. When your potential customer visits your site, she should know what your business is all about.
• Your contact information should be easy to find. Consider having it on every web page. Many websites almost seem to hide the contact information on purpose.
• It should include examples of your best work or products. A great brochure website will showcase your best offerings in an attractive, and easy to use format.
2. Lead Generation:
Lead generation websites exist primarily to collect information from potential clients and customers. These websites typically lure in potential customers via blog posts and informative web content. Lead generation websites funnel customers through the classic conversion funnel of Awareness -> Interest -> Trust -> Action -> (and ultimately, Conversion)
• Your contact information should be easily found.
• Consider having forms on every page. Give your web visitors every opportunity to provide their contact information to you.
• Include testimonials, if applicable. Using photos with your testimonials is even more powerful. Build credibility whenever possible.
• Consider giving something in return for your visitors filling out a contact form. This can be a free report or other informative document.
If you’re actually selling a product or service online, then an e-commerce website is for you. Functionally, these websites can be considerably more complicated to create and implement, but you’ll have the equivalent of a full-time employee selling for you 24/7.
• Give your customers the ability to fill out contact forms, but don’t require them. Many people loathe filling out forms. Allow your customers to purchase without requiring them to register.
• If you have numerous offerings, a search function is very helpful. No one wants to click through 12 pages of products looking for the right one.
• Integrate your website with social media. There’s rarely a good reason not to be connected with Twitter and Facebook, at a minimum. Whether you like it or not, social media is popular.
Ensure you have the right type of website for your needs. Each website has a specific purpose, but they all share the ability to collect customer contact information. Building an email list is important; there’s a lot of money in a good list. We’d love to assist you with the design and implementation of your website, so let us know if you’d like to see our website portfolio and get some expert advice about how to build the best website for your needs.
We can set you up to do break/fix calls on your current POS system or install a brand new one that is trouble free. Because of our established relationships with suppliers of POS equipment we can even offer you a POS system free of charge! Let us show you your options for a new installation, a replacement of your current system or for all your POS repair needs in Louisville, KY.
At On-Site Louisville Computer Repair Co. we truly shine when it comes to troubleshooting and installing your file server (commonly just called a server). We do server repair, server service and network service for your business and are ready to deploy fast and on weekends and holidays to rescue your server if it goes down. We are experts at repairing and maintaining your existing server system and we can do a completely new server installation to meet your organization’s needs.
We can also help to eliminate a lot of the high cost that is typically involved in a new server installation by providing you with free open source server software. We take pride in being able to work with your budget to develop a server system that meets your requirements without breaking the bank. Call us today at (502) 963-3981 for a free consultation about any of your server or computer networking needs.
Business Computer Service Topics – Do I Need A Server?
Many small business owners wonder if getting a server makes sense for their situation. Most experts state that any business with more than 5 employees would be better off with a dedicated server network. Installing a server network is not simple, but the benefits are worth the effort. Many businesses make the mistake of adding additional workstations to an existing peer-to-peer network.
Many business owners are under the impression that a server is the same as a normal desktop personal computer. However, there are significant differences. Desktop computers are designed to operate complex GUI operating systems, like Windows. Servers are designed to store, manage, and process data 24/7. Servers are created to have a much higher degree of reliability.
You might need a file server if:
• You have employees that work remotely. It’s important that traveling or work-at-home employees be able to access important resources and information.
• Employees are sharing files between multiple computers. The most useful application of this is “live accounting” where invoices get processed in real time no matter what workstation they’re processed from.
• A crashed hard drive would result in the loss of critical data. Servers are perfect for dealing with this problem.
Consider these advantages:
1. Centralized Storage and Shared Resources: There’s no better way to share resources than with a server. This includes access to printers, fax machines, RAID storage, network attached storage devices, cd/dvd towers, etc.
2. Malware Management: A single malware solution is much cleaner, and less expensive, than separate programs on multiple computers. Workstation and server protection can be found in a single package and administered centrally.
3. Centralized Backup: Hopefully, you already backup your business’s data on a regular basis. But backing up multiple computers can be troublesome and time consuming. Having all the data in a central location makes the backup process quicker and more reliable. This can be done automatically during off-work hours.
4. Improved Reliability: Nearly everything about a server increases reliability and decreases downtime. For example, servers often have redundant power supplies. Instead of a single hard drive, servers have multiple hard drives in a RAID configuration. Many components are also hot swappable, so drives and power supplies can be replaced without disrupting users on the system.
5. File/Network Security: Security is perhaps the most important feature of a server. Users can be assigned different access rights. Only the right people have access to sensitive data. Human resources don’t need access to sales figures.
The right server and operating system are necessary to gain all the advantages. The choices in operating systems are rather limited. Windows and Linux-based systems are the primary options. Choosing a the right server is heavily dependent on the on a variety of factors, including storage and processor needs, applications, and form factors. A small business server doesn’t require a lot of money or dedicated IT personnel to operate and maintain anymore. If you already have 5+ employees, it might be time to consider a server-based network.
For information about file server installation, server repair, server back-up,cloud back-up, data back-up, internet security and generally developing a redundant system to protect your business data and prevent down time call the server specialists at On-Site Louisville Computer Repair Co. today.