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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 6:00 am

Over the years you’ve worked to develop your product and your business, and you’ve attracted a solid base of loyal customers. But lately, you’ve had the feeling that the business world is passing you by. You know that the Internet is a great tool for gaining new customers, but you’re put off by the time and expense it takes to create and maintain a website.

    The Internet is indeed an important factor in the way that people shop and make purchasing decisions in the 21st Century. According to www.bia.com and www.kelseygroup.com, 97% of all consumers use online media when researching products or services in their local area.

    Now, you can have an online presence with a microsite — a mini-website that allows you to increase your visibility across top search engines and drive traffic to your business by introducing your business to new customers actively seeking your products.

    “Building and maintaining a website can be an expensive, time-consuming task,” says Coye Kerley, Director of Advertising and Marketing for  the Odessa American. “We build, maintain and update the small business website for you. We can upload your photos, videos, and slideshows.

    In addition, you will have access to monthly reports that let you track the page traffic on your site. You can check the number of visitors, page views and what search engine was used to access the site.

    Your business address and phone number are probably already listed in the OA Online Marketplace. To find out, go to oaoa.com, sign in at and click Search. Click on “Claim Your Business” and follow the directions, or call (432) 333-7602. An Odessa American Marketing Consultant will walk you through the process of upgrading your site.

    Packages include an Enhanced Listing for $39.95 per month, Power Listing for $49.95 per month or a Storefront that includes a unique URL for $199 per month.

    Don’t spend time looking for customers — let them find you. For more information, call (432) 333-7602.

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