Tech Tidbits

PTC Computer Solutions has been involved on the Internet since 1996 and has a background of understanding how the Internet operates extending well beyond that. PTC will periodically post technology tidbits to emphasize an understanding of the world of the Internet, how it operates, what tools are being utilized, and where it’s all going. Stay tuned to the Tech Tidbits.


What Makes a Website Visible to Search Engines?

What Makes a Website Visible to Search Engines? It’s one of the most common questions I get, “What makes a website visible to search engines?”  There are many misconceptions and invalid information being bandied about that I’d like to help clarify.  Read on to find out what search engines are […]


Optimization Is Not Optional

Optimization Is Not Optional Chief Marketer is a leading surveyor of Internet users.  They are currently gathering information for 2013 users, but in their 2012 survey there is a considerable amount of data collected regarding the use of Optimization techniques.  A snippet is summarized here.  Most analysts said that mobile […]


Meeting, Greeting, and Tweeting 1

Marketing is a many faceted word.  There is more to marketing than sending out messages and plastering poster boards.  In fact, marketing is almost entirely about Meeting, Greeting, and Tweeting. Meeting people on a personal level in terms that they might understand is one of the most important aspects of […]


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Mobile Marketing

Adding a Mobile Strategy to Your Marketing Plan?  The time has come.  Mobile marketing is not just marketing to those who are mobile, but marketing to those who have mobile devices.  Don’t think of it as marketing for those on the move, quite the contrary, mobile marketing is marketing for […]


Email or Social Media Marketing?

Email or Social Media Marketing? Email is the old standby for direct online marketing, but should you consider the use of Social Media Marketing as your means of online marketing or stick with Email?  Or, maybe some combination of the two?  There are some hard numbers in from MediaBistro that […]


Secrets for Effective Marketing Online

Secrets for Effective Marketing Online When you begin with a marketing campaign, be aware that there are some things to consider.  You don’t want to offend anyone with some inappropriate content or by violating one of the many unwritten Internet rules.  This and ensuring an effective strategy that is making […]


Marketing with Social Media

Marketing with Social Media By David W. B. Parker 9/16/2012 At PTC Computer Solutions, we often get requests to set up a Facebook, YouTube, or countless other business accounts for Social Media Marketing. But often, the understanding beyond just needing one ends there. What is Social Media and how can […]


Prospecting Online

It never ceases to amaze me that people don’t make time to go “prospecting” for new clients.  It is the fundamental building block of any business and cannot be something you aren’t doing on a daily basis, no matter what business you are in.  Learn how to prospect online and […]


The SEO Checklist for SEA

The SEO Checklist for SEA Written by David W. B. Parker President of PTC Computer Solutions The acronym for Search Engine Optimization, SEO, is being bandied around all over the Internet, but there are many people who are confused by the term.  It would be more apt to use SEA […]


Optimizing Your Local Search Engine Listing

Very few companies start out with the concept of being small, but they often overlook the importance of taking care of their own local area to enhance their online search engine listing strength.  Optimizing your web site to the local search engine listings is a critical aspect to increasing your […]


Is the PC Dead?

There is a fundamental change taking place in the computer industry. Consumers are buying tablets and utilizing smart phones for computing and getting online instead of desktop PCs and even laptops. Tablets and smart phones are lightweight touchscreen computers. Most people use tablets to play music, watch movies, send e-mails, […]


Seeing Is Believing

If you can’t be found online, you can’t be found.  You need people, and more importantly, prospects to see your web site.  Prospects want to know they are dealing with a legitimate and credible business.  Without seeing you, they aren’t believing you. Getting your web site out there so prospects […]


I Blog, Therefore I Am! 1

If you aren’t blogging, then you’re missing out on a big potential with your marketing efforts.  Blogging of any kind is better than not blogging at all, but embedding your blog in your website is really the best way to go about it.  If you aren’t blogging, check out the […]


Beyond Social Networking – Best Practices for your SEO Plan 3

Beyond Social Networking – Best Practices for your SEO Plan Using Social Networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are helpful in your SEO Plan, but they are not going to get you listed at the top of the Search on Google. Keep in mind that in order to […]


Mobile Phone Internet Usage 2

Earlier this year a very useful infographic highlighting statistics on how people are using mobile phones in 2011 was published.  The infographic shows that over 1 billion of the worlds 4+ billion mobiles phones are now smartphones, and 3 billion are SMS enabled. In 2014, mobile internet usage will overtake […]


Cell Phone Usage Survey Results 2

PTC Computer Solutions conducted a survey of a random group of individuals to ascertain the types of services people are using their cell phones for.  PTC Computer Solutions makes research and demographics a significant part of their marketing strategies for all of their clients and this information was to assist […]