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Add Your Business to Bing

According to Microsoft, search is evolving. They have launched a new search engine called "bing" and it's definintely something to watch.

Microsoft says, "We took a new approach to go beyond search to build what we call a decision engine. With a powerful set of intuitive tools on top of a world class search service, Bing will help you make smarter, faster decisions. We included features that deliver the best results, presented in a more organized way to simplify key tasks and help you make important decisions faster."

The jury is still out on whether it can really put a dent in Google's market share, but does that really matter? You want your business site listed in as many directories and search engines as possible! Here's the link to list your business in bing. Do it today -- it's free!
https://ssl.bing.com/listings/ListingCenter.aspx


Are Missing Your Market by Not Being on Facebook?

According to the June 1, 2009 issue of DMNEWS (The authority for direct marketers), the fastest-growing age group on Facebook is women over age 55. More than 60% of boomers, both men and women, are regular users of social media. For this group, it's all about content. You must have great content to draw this audience in to the conversation.

So what does this mean for you?

If your business isn't exploring and using social media, you may be missing the mark! It's time to stop sitting on the sidelines and get involved. This is not just where the internet is heading, it's where it IS.

Getting started is easy. Go to http://www.Facebook.com and setup a free account. Next, add me as your "friend" (Sandy Waggett) and I'll help you get started on your business page.

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An Easy Way to Backup Your Computer

Before I recommend third party services to my clients, I always try them out myself. This way, I feel comfortable sharing first hand experience and providing honest recommendations.

I've been using Carbonite to automatically backup my local computer for a little over a year now. Even though we all know it's important to back up your system regularly, I have fallen victim to being lazy about it, having a hard crash, and losing everything on my system. Not good!

Carbonite continually runs in the background on your computer and backs up your hard drive daily. The backup files reside on the Carbonite server, so even if something catastrophic happens at your physical location, the data from your computer will always be retrievable. This is not necessarily the case if you are backing up on a tape or CD/DVD.

Your first backup will probably take several days, but you can schedule it to run at night so it doesn't interfere with your system performance. After you get that initial b…