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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Graysalchemy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:39 am

Great looking Site Richard, just shows how little time it takes to get a preffesional looking basic site up and running.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Jamesnkr » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:52 pm

Mark, your Google+ page doesn't even have a telephone number, let alone an address or email address.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Roboframer » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:56 pm

It does if you click "about" - no email address though - but not many would be bothered to look much further.

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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Jamesnkr » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:59 pm

I clicked about and it took me back to the same page. I assumed that the "about" to which you referred was about Google, not about the Dartmoor Gallery.

If people have to click again, they won't bother.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Roboframer » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:07 pm

Maybe there's another "about" or maybe you have to be signed in to your google account, but this is what I get.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Jamesnkr » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:32 pm

Sorry, I clicked on "Dartmoor Gallery" and it took me back to the same page. The "about" button is next to all sorts of google-related tat, so I assumed it had something to do with Google. Too difficult to find, anway.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Not your average framer » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:39 pm

It displays differently on my computer and does not have all those white boxes blocking the view of the website. I don't know why they call themselves "Map Registrations" instead of Google. Is this intended to appear on Google maps, or something like that? I don't know, but at least I don't have to pay for this three months free trial. I must say that I'm not greatly impressed! They'll have to try a lot harder than that to pursuade me to pay anything at all for that.

I've been away attending various different things for the last few weeks and won't get any real free time until the end of this month. The website will then become a priority task after that. If previous years are a good indication, then the first half of Novenber should not be too busy and I will be able to get to grips with doing something useful and getting something up and running. I don't look at other framers websites very much and don't particularly know what is the "in" look at the moment, so I be checking this out as well.

I giving a bit of thought to what key words would work well for me and I'm not finding it very easy to get into the heads on customers who are likely to be typing in search terms into Google. The words that you would probably pick as someone with framing knowledge might not be the best ones to use. I've asked a few friends, who've got even less idea than me. The big buzz phrase "at low prices" definitely won't be one of them.

I can't remember much about my earlier days in the shop since my stroke and I'm not sure whether customers knew about handfinished frames already, or if they picked it up from me as the went along. Searching for handfinished picture frames doesn't bring up many framers, which for me, I hope is a good thing as I'm not competing against many others doing the same thing. Until now, it all been "word of mouth" which works differently to how you get customers via the internet. So I may have a lot to learns before getting much in results.

While all this is going on, I'm down sizing my workshop and my stock, as this seems to be a sensible thing to do, because during next year I will become a pensioner and will at sometime have to consider the fact that the time will come someday when I have to call it quits and may not be fit enough to cope with clearing the shop before moving out.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Roboframer » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:43 pm

Not your average framer wrote:It displays differently on my computer and does not have all those white boxes blocking the view of the website.


The white boxes are what happens if you click on "about" .

All very strange this, stating things are slow, deciding a website would be a good way to try and make things better, getting encouragement and great advice with examples and then, basically, making excuses for not doing it.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Framemaker Richard » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:44 pm

It sounds like you have lots on at the moment and there are more immediate things to deal with, but it sounds like you have a good plan on how to structure things for the future.

I am glad you mentioned the name 'Map Registrations' as I've heard of them before, sorry but I believe they are a cold calling company who have nothing to do with google directly, to put it bluntly I think they just try to get money out of people for nothing, and as you have not paid anything yet I would have nothing further to do with them. I don't think it is unfair to call cold calling businesses like this a con!

See these links for more info:

https://conversation.which.co.uk/techno ... ting-scam/

http://onlineownership.com/businesses-b ... strations/

http://onlineownership.com/map-registra ... e-reviews/

Good luck with the plans.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Not your average framer » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:49 pm

Thanks for telling me, I have not agreed to entering into a contract with them and have no intention of doing so either, so I would have thought that there's not a lot that they can do about that.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Roboframer » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:27 pm

I'd make sure about that if I were you, you have allowed them to set that up for you and after 3 months, if you do nothing, they might start chasing you for money because you have not cancelled or something. Like I said earlier, it's doing you no favours anyway - get it taken out and set up your own google plus page if you want one; according to one of those links it takes about 18 mins!

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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Not your average framer » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:57 am

Thank you John,

Map registrations phoned up this morning to see how things are going. I asked them if they are part of Google, they are not, but all of their information is produced to look like they are part of Google. They have now registered my business with Google and they control what should be my account with Google and what money for administrating anything to with my business name. I have looked at the links and obviously need to look again, this time very carefully.

Whatever you do don't get conned by them like I was!

We have distant relations in my family who are involved in law, publicity, and a Conservative party MP. Maybe I can do more about this than they think.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Graysalchemy » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:42 pm

Thismight explain things Mark. Basically they will charge you to release you.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Not your average framer » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:57 pm

These people arranged for google to send me a pin number and said that they would phone me to ask for the pin number, implying that they were sending me this pin number. They have set up what should have been my account and have ownership of the Google business account for my name.

I won't be paying them a penny, I'm making plans to change my business name and to prepare press statements about being forced to change my business name because of the deceptive and immoral behaviour of the company and send it to as many newspapers, radio stations and television stations as I can think off.

I know plenty about PR and handled the right way, this is a very news worthy story. The media love stories about big companies taking advantage of the inocent little guy who has done nothing wrong. They are not really interested in most scams, or people complaining about this, or that. You have to be forced into taking drastic action and make it a sad and cruel story, then they'll go for it in spade fulls. Somebody should be doing something about this, so I guess it will have to be me.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby kartoffelngeist » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:49 pm

The last link posted also has details on how to get out of it without paying them anything...

http://onlineownership.com/get-my-busin ... strations/

Might be worth a try too.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby Not your average framer » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:51 pm

Yes, I've tried it, but it won't let me register. It doesn't say why.
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Re: Web site creation software

Postby David McCormack » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:14 pm

There should be no reason why you can't create a google account, just try again. Then follow the instructions given in the link above to verify your business and transfer ownership to yourself. Hope you get it sorted.
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