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New Features and Local Searches


Blog Console
Looking to communicate with your customers in the latest medium sweeping the Internet? You now can, with the Blog feature available upon your Insurance Website Builder site! Included with your blog are social networking links to popular sites such as Digg, MySpace, Facebook and Yahoo Buzz! You can also link to your blog via RSS and ATOM feeds, allowing you to publish your postings anywhere on the web. To round out the feature rich blog offering, your blog will automatically contact the major search engines to 'ping' them every time your blog is updated.
View a Sample Blog by clicking here >>
Click here to see how to submit your first blog entry >>

Secure Area
Want to create a secure login area for your customers and agents? You now can by enabling the Secure Area function of the website. By allowing you the ability to upload text and documents to a secure portal you can create a personalized experience for your visitors. You can even upload files that only specific people have access to.
Click here to learn how to turn this feature on >>

Get Yourself Listed on Local Searches
Now that you have yourself a website, get noticed on the Local search engines. The local editions of your favorite search engines provide your customers the ability to look up your agency from a phone book like feature on the search engines.

Some of the newer Local Search systems as found upon Yahoo, Google and Live Search will even list your location on their map displays!

To submit your site to the Local Search for the major search engines, click the links below and follow the prompts as guided. This process takes a combined fifteen to twenty minutes for all three sites.

Google Local Business Center
To get yourself listed on the Google Business Center, click the following link:

Yahoo! Local
To list yourself on Yahoo! Local, click the following link:

Live Search Local Listing Center
To place your site on the Live Search Local (formally MSN) business center, click the following link:

Through the continuous efforts such Local Search submission, your website will slowly begin to build the traffic you deserve. Keep up the good work and it will pay off!

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