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Prepare Your Website
for the Holidays
In This Edition:
Get Visitors To Your Site - Free Ads Offer
Convert Visitors Into Sales
Free PCI Compliance Package Worth $100
Hunt Down Broken Links

Hello Customer,

The e-commerce season is upon us — is your website ready to make the most of it?

Get Visitors to Your Site
The quickest way to build awareness and increase traffic to your site is through search engine advertising. Simply write a few short lines of text promoting your business, choose search terms related to where you'd like your ad to appear—and pay only for the traffic you receive.

All new HostMySite accounts now come with up to $200 in free search engine advertising vouchers from Google and Bing/Yahoo!. If you've never tried on-line marketing — this is a great, risk-free way to get started.

Convert Visitors Into Sales
No matter what product or service you offer, accepting credit card payments via your website is a convenience that customers have come to expect as standard practice. However, if you perform any kind of credit card transaction through your website then the secure handling of cardholder information is an absolute must. In fact, you must comply and adhere to official standards set forth by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards Council (PCI DSS). The council, an independent body, comprised of the major credit card brands: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB, developed the standards to ensure cardholder data is securely stored, processed, and transmitted.

To be PCI Compliant means that your organization demonstrates the implementation and maintenance of standards through assessment and validation methods. Even if you use third-party credit card processing through merchant gateways there are steps required to for purchase form or shopping cart to meet compliance. Failure to comply could result in stiff fines and termination or third-party card-processing services.

As you may find navigation and implementation of PCI DSS's standards to be overwhelming we are here to help. is pleased to partner with, providers of PCI-compliant credit card processing services. is offering a Free Compliance Package that covers a full analysis of your online card-processing environment. Visit our compliance analysis promotion page for more information or you may call Host Merchant Services toll free at 877-517-5678 and provide promo code: HMS-HMS-PCI.

We also recommend you visit to read their fully detailed article outlining PCI Compliance and Frequently Asked Questions.

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Hunt Down Your Broken Links
If you've encountered a broken link on a website you know how frustrating it is. Often you and other visitors will leave the site immediately (with comments of exasperation). Now imagine you are the owner of the website with bad links--this has bigger implications for your organization: lost traffic, customer dissatisfaction, a negative view of your business--ultimately impacting your bottom line: lost revenue.

A small investment in a URL link-checking service could save valuable dollars potentially lost to broken links. There are many link-checking services available, but we've done our research and found offers the best features and affordable pricing options. has partnered with LinkTiger to extend the standard 15 day trial to a full 30 days free! Please follow these steps to obtain your promo code and start hunting down your broken links.
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