Grace Lutheran Church and School are located in La Plata, MD, about 25 miles south of Washington, DC. During the summer they contacted us about creating a custom website that would serve both the church and school. We created an animated Flash header and set it up so the color would change depending on which section of the site the visitor was in. The new site was launched last week. Because Grace went with the Custom Pro package with includes both a custom website and SEO services, we are now optimizing the site so it appears at the top of the search results when people search Google for a church or school in La Plata.
With the Thanksgiving holiday taking place in the U.S. next week, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for entrusting us with your website. We hope that through our website services, you've been able to communicate more effectively with those within your organization as well as reach out and bring new people in. If there's anything we can do to better help you accomplish your goals, please let us know.
In this month's newsletter we've got another coupon and a funny music video. And if you're on Twitter we'd like to help promote you and help you connect with other OCC members who use Twitter.
In His Service,
Paul Steinbrueck, CEO
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2) LET US PROMOTE YOU IN OUR OCC CLIENTS TWITTER LIST
Twitter recently added a new feature called lists. Any Twitter user can create lists, which are essentially groups of the people they follow. We have created a Twitter list for OCC clients. This helps you find other OCC members who are on Twitter. It also allows you to follow all OCC members with just one click - by following the list. If you're on Twitter but not on our OCC Clients Twitter list yet, let us know so we can add you.
Last week I wrote about the growing trend of hosting virtual conferences in 3D virtual worlds like Second Life. If you didnít see it, check out the demo video of virtual conference embedded in that post. Itís way cool.
Ultimately, I think whether virtual conferences go mainstream will depend on whether virtual worlds go mainstream. Some people like Neal Locke, who sparked this conversation believe that in the next 10-20 years the entire web will go from the 2D space it is now to 3D and eventually everything online will be experienced as a 3D space.
That seems at least plausible. After all 20 years ago nobody was on the web, and now just about every organization views a website as essential.
But in order for the web to transition from 2D to 3D, I think at least 4 things will need to happen.
6) NEW THANKSGIVING AND WEDDING TEMPLATES
We've got 2 new NE1 templates we think you'll like. The first is a new Thanksgiving template, perfect for the upcoming holiday. The second is a classy wedding template. We've also made another batch of NE1 templates editable including Thanksgiving and Christmas templates we created last year.
7) NEW COUPON - ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS NEWSLETTER
Click on the coupon below to "claim" it. After claiming the coupon, it will appear in the order form for all of your OCC websites until it expires. It can be used once per site. If you have any problems clicking on the coupon, you can also claim it by going to your order form and entering coupon code givethanks.
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