It's official everyone... Virus Stompers is now open for business!
This is very exciting for me and Brandon as we have been working very hard this last month on setting this up. I had no idea starting a new business was such a challenge. I'll share that story with you in a few days.
But right now, I am going to once again
beg ask you for your help.
If you remember, last May I published this depressing post where I told you that my job was at risk and I didn't think I would be employed much longer (which unfortunately is still true). In response, you all replied with generous offers to help out, which was unbelievably touching and very much appreciated.
A few days later I sent out a plea asking for logo designs for Virus Stompers, and you came through with flying colors. Literally! After reviewing several excellent submissions, we finally settled on this great logo by Daniela from Seafood Punch. Thank you Daniela... we love this little guy!
Make sure to look Daniela up if you ever need any graphic work done. She's an amazing artist.
Now I'm going to ask for help one more time...
What we really need now is help getting the word out about our new business, and help with increasing our Google ranking.
So if you have a spare minute... here are 5 different ways you can support us.
1. Put our logo widget on your sidebar
Nothing jacks up the Google ranking higher than a direct link back to a website. By putting this widget on your blog, Google will see it and elevate our rank status. And to make it easier, I'll even give you the code:
<a href="http://virusstompers.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Virus Stompers!" src="http://virusstompers.com/vsbannersmall.jpg" border="0" /><br>Virus Stompers</a>
2. Find us on Google
Another great way to increase our Google web ranking is by accessing our site through Google searches. You can help by simply copying and pasting these phrases below into Google and clicking the "next" button until you find us - and then opening up our page. The number in parenthesis tells you the minimum number of pages you might have to click through to get to us, but that should become lower as the ranking increases DUE TO YOUR MOST EXCELLENT HELP!
One thing that makes this easier is to open the find feature (Ctrl/F) on your browser and search for the word "stompers," which will show you right away whether we're on that page or not.
(found on page 2) online virus removal $50 virus, malware, adware
(found on page 9) online virus removal Conficker, Antivirus 2009, Vundo
(found on page 12) online virus removal $50
(found on page 13) unable to run a program or access the internet
(found on page 14) connect to computer to remove viruses
(found on page 15) online virus removal Conficker Vundo
It will be fun to see how much all this searching lowers what page we're found on!
3. Submit us to one of the popular web review sites
We all know the power of Digg and StumbleUpon. A few weeks ago, JD submitted this post to StumbleUpon and the next day I had nearly 6,000 people stop by - and that was when only 4 other people Stumbled it! Imagine how many hits we'd get if 30 or 40 people did this.
So, if you have a second please click these buttons and give us a thumbs up. Or even better... write us a glowing review.
4. Include our link in a post
If you're like me, it's hard to find the right place and time to promote somebody else's stuff, so I really don't expect you to squeeze us into a story. But if you do, it will help our ranking significantly, and we will most definitely appreciate it. Once again, the link is www.virusstompers.com
5. Word of mouth
This is by far the easiest thing you can do for us... AND probably the most effective. All you have to do is simply remember that we're here and to tell your friends and family about us the next time one of them needs help with their computers.
So thank you in advance for your help. We really believe we are providing a great value. Computer viruses are nasty and can be expensive to clean up.
But Virus Stompers can do it for only $50!