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Forward Thinking Web Solutions is about helping you ATTRACT, CONNECT and KEEP your customers through using online tools. The purpose of this blog is to help provide ideas for being effective online and using your time and money wisely.

Web Hosting Recommendation - Rochen

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Sometimes we learn the hard way when it comes to website hosting. We select the best marketed company with the flashy website and TV ads as well as celebrity endorsements only to find the result disappointing. All website hosting companies are not created equally. Since 2007, I have used Netfirms, GoDaddy and Bluehost for clients with at best disap...
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How to Change/Remove Instagram Category?

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Many of my clients manage their own instagram account.  If you are also doing this on your own you will notice subtle changes to your account from time to time.  In this particular case my client contacted me because a business category had been added to their listing as well as their Google Listing.  This business category...
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My Search for a New Task List Manager

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 I use my task list as my boss each day. I like to see my progress from morning to night, from waking to falling asleep. For years the best tool for me was Office 365's desktop version of Outlook. Here are the features I liked: the ability to drag emails straight to a task or calendar the ability to create a task pane on the right of my email ...
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The Most Important Question to Ask to Avoid a Website Rebuild Traffic Disaster

The Most Important Question to Ask to Avoid a Website Rebuild Traffic Disaster
For years, you've worked hard as a campground owner to build your business attracting new campers and RVers. Your 'regulars' continue to come back year after year; they know how much you love improving on an already great product. As you review your website analytics using Google Analytics, you notice an increase in traffic year over year. As a mem...
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8 Important Elements of a Campground Website

8 Important Elements of a Campground Website
1. Easy to Navigate - Our goal in creating your website is to have visitors find your pricing, location and things to do in the area within 3 easy clicks.  This will be accomplished through the main menu, strategically placed modules as well as multiple internal links. 2. Keyword Rich...
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Ep. 14 - The Importance of Your Domain Name for Your Campground


Scott, Cory & Steve discuss the importance of domain names for your Campground or RV Park.  The discussion began as a result of  people having their website hosted on Wix or WordPress websites.  Simply put we strongly suggest you have your domain be www.yourcampground.com rather than yourcampground.wordpress.com or yourcampground...
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Ep 15 - Should You Guarantee a Specific Campsite?


Scott, Cory and I decided to discuss this question as I watched Scott get a little animated when the topic came up on whether you should guarantee a specific campsite for someone's stay.   Join Us on the RV & Campground Idea Forum - Google+

Ep. 14 - How to Price Your Campsites & Services


​Scott, Corey & Steve talk about how to price your campsites and services.  We know that every campground or RV Park is different but our hope is we can learn together and avoid making some pricing mistakes. Join Us on the RV & Campground Idea Forum - Google+

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