Summer Sunshine

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
June 20, 2012

SummerThe Most Sunshine of Any Day of the Year!

Happy summer everyone! I’d like to take this opportunity to re-introduce my web design business, 33 Dimensions, LLC. We provide Web Design, Website Management, and many other services for small businesses, individuals, entrepreneurs, and non-profit groups. Our specialty is helping our clients grow and we work hard to go above and beyond to help them realize their online promise. We can work with you at any stage of your online experience, whether you’re brand new and need a site from scratch, would like to upgrade an existing site, or just need some consultation on the latest trends and technologies.

Most of all, we provide service at the lowest practical cost and strive to reach 100% customer satisfaction. Please visit 33Dimensions.com for more information, our latest specials, and a portflio of our past work. Or please feel free to send me an email ric@33dimensions.com or call me on my cell at (717) 829-4221.

Ric Albano
Creative Director
33 Dimensions LLC


Why Do I Need a Website?

Simply put, a website along with a solid social media strategy is the most cost-effective means of advertising. The Internet is revolutionizing entire markets, allowing all businesses, large or small, the same opportunity to market their products and services in an effective and appealing manner.

Compared with attracting new customers through traditional advertising or conventional marketing, a Website is amazingly low cost and the possibilities are endless. Search engines, referrals and the vast linking mechanics of the worldwide web provide volumes of “foot traffic” unimaginable in a “brick and mortar” storefront setting.

What if my business sells products I don’t think can be sold online?

If you have a business, you should have a website. Period. Even if you deal with products and services that can’t be sold directly online, you must have a presence so that customers can find you. More than 20 million shoppers are now online, and when they are not purchasing many of them are “window shopping”. Don’t have the shutters closed when they come looking for you.

That said, it’s not enough that you just have a website. You must have a professional-looking site if you want to be taken seriously. Since many consumers now search for information online prior to making a purchase at a brick-and-mortar store, your site may be the first chance you have at making a good impression on a potential buyer.


Client News

Classic Rock ReviewLast week, Classic Rock Review published a special feature on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles First Abbey Road Session. The site is also currently featuring album reviews from the year 1992, with that year’s album of the year to be announced next week.

 
Keystone Rock ReviewOur newest site, Keystone Rock Review was launched last month as a successor to DAMES of PA. This site will focus on Pennsylvania music, artists, and events from both the present and past. The first big feature was a four-article profile on the legendary Philadelphia band The Hooters.

 
On April 21st, The Badlees released their first ever compilation album, spanning their first 22 years as a band. See Me As a Picture, The Best So Far, 1990-2012 contains 16 classic hits along with 2 new songs from the band. The CD can be purchased at the Badlees Online Store.

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


3rd Anniversary

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
March 3, 2012

Leap of FaithThank You for 3 Great Years!

I remember how pleasantly surprised I was when I found that the domain name for “33Dimensions” was still available on the morning of March 3rd 2009. Partially due to the fact I was producing an album called Imaginary Lines 33, and partially due to the date itself, I had just thought up the name and thought it fit with all the diverse projects on which I was working. I had known for a while that I would eventually tie everything together into one clean “organization” based on website design, music production, and creative arts. But it wasn’t until that Tuesday morning three years ago when, as I was getting ready for work, I came up with this odd name which made so much sense to me that I immediately registered the .com, .org, ,net, and .info domains and started building this business.

However, starting a small business is no small task and finding that precise moment to take that “leap” from a full-time established job to a full-time brand new business owner is something that takes many calculations and re-calculations. When I started actively building this business in March 2009, I estimated that I could be ready to do it full time in about 6 months (in fact, my target date was 09/09/09). In reality, it took over two years of trial, error, and success, but that day did come last April.

One of the most rewarding things about running this business is being able to apply my experience to other small business owners who are getting started and are at the same place I was a short while ago. Working with small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs has been and will always be our primary mission at 33 Dimensions, even 30 years from today when we celebrate our 33rd anniversary.

Ric Albano
Creative Director
33 Dimensions LLC


Writers Wanted!

We have an immediate need for article writers on several of our sites. Most articles are >500 words but assignments can range from and simple blogs, posts, or tweets to multi-thousand word essays. Subjects include a wide variety, especially rock and pop music, but also current events and politics, sports, movie reviews, video game reviews, lifestyle, and philosophy.

Also, we will be holding a contest in which we’ll judge submitted reviews of Michael Jackson’s album Thriller. In addition to having their review published on multiple websites, the winner will receive a cash reward and publication in a future newsletter. Deadline for entry is March 31st.

If you or anyone you know is interested in any of these opportunities please email us at info@33dimensions.com and we will give you many more details.


Client News

 
Classic Rock ReviewAs we mentioned last time, Classic Rock Review has migrated to a new, permanent home at ClassicRockReview.com. Earlier this week, the site wrapped up its profile of the year of 1977 by featuring that year’s album of the year, The Stranger by Billy Joel and began its profile of the year 1982 with a review of Van Halen’s Diver Down yesterday (March 2nd).

 
Modern Rock ReviewYesterday was “Van Halen Day” on a couple of our sites as Modern Rock Review did a review of that band’s latest album, A Different Kind of Truth by author Blaise Greco III. The site is planning upcoming features on artists Harper and Foo Fighters.

 
Big Blue BullfrogBig Blue Bullfrog recently completed a countdown of The Top 10 Films of 2011 and will run a new four-part series called The Philosopher’s Stone starting next week. Also, the site’s editorial staff will officially endorse a candidate in the 2012 Presidential Election on Monday.

 
We will be making a lot of updates to The Badlees Website in preparation of what will be a very active 2012 for the band. Much more on this in the next newsletter.

 
DAMES of PAStarting Monday, DAMES of PA will count down their Top Five Albums of 2011 by Pennsylvania artists, with a new album revealed each day through Friday. During the following week of March 12th, the site will count down the Top Five Songs by Pennsylvania artists. These Top Five countdowns have been a March tradition for the site since its origin in 2009. However, this year’s countdown will be the last new material published on DAMES of PA, as its function of covering Pennsylvania-based music and events will be taken on by a brand new web site called Keystone Rock Review, which we plan on launching in April.

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Super Bowl XLVI

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
January 31, 2012

Super Bowl XLVIBig Blue Returns to the Big Game

Hey, how about those G-men! (that’s the New York Giants for you non-football fans). At the time of our last newsletter on Christmas Eve, they were 7-7 and on the verge of being eliminated. Then with big wins over the Jets and Cowboys, they “snuck” into the playoffs at 9-7. Then the real fun began – a huge win against Atlanta in the Wildcard round, a flawless performance in Green Bay in the Divisional Playoff, and an overtime head-knocker against San Francisco in the NFC Championship. Now the Giants face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this Sunday, Feburary 5th, in a rematch of the thrilling game four years ago which the Giants won 17-14. Now my intent here is not to isolate Patriot fans, but the “big blue” in our fast-growing site BigBlueBullfrog.com did originate from the Giants. Enjoy the game everyone!

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC


New Web Packages for 2012

We have put together a couple of economical web packages for new sites. Each package includes initial design and a year of domain registration and hosting. We will design your site using a content management system (CMS) which will allow you to make easy updates to your site anytime, anywhere, and without any deep technical knowledge.

Basic Packages starting at $599.00 USD
Economy Packages starting at $399.00 USD

We also have great rates for redesigning, upgrading, or maintaining current websites as well as all the other services we offer. For further information call (717) 829-4224 or submit a request here.


Writers Wanted!

As our sites continue to grow, we have expanded to cover many subjects and areas for which we need talented writers and editors to sustain the content. These subjects include new and classic rock music, current events, movie reviews, game reviews, lifestyle, sports, philosophy, politics, editorials, and business copy. The actual literature required ranges from simple blogs (or even “tweets”) to multi-thousand word, in-depth profiles. Anyone interested please email us at info@33dimensions.com for further information.


Client News

 
Classic Rock ReviewClassic Rock Review has migrated to a new, permanent home at www.ClassicRockReview.com (it had been at Classic.ModernRockReview.com for the first year of its existence). The site is currently exploring albums from the great year of 1977.

 
Cygnus WaveCygnus Wave Records has added song pages for all of its artists, which each include lyrics, song information, and the ability to listen to each song in total. Since 2005, Cygnus Wave had seven album releases.

 
Big Blue BullfrogBigBlueBullfrog.com is benefitting greatly from the Super Bowl run of the New York Giants. The site also continues to expand and currently features an exploration of the musical sub-genre Nerd Rock and is offering strong coverage of the 2012 Election, with a correspondent on the ground in Florida tonight covering that state’s primary.

 
Modern Rock ReviewThe Latest Modern Rock Review feature is an article on Americana legend Steve Earle. The site, which got a recent facelift for 2012, will soon be doing features on rock bands The Black Keys and Foo Fighters, as well as a review of the latest album by Van Halen.

 
Dollars for DianeDiane Kovaleski turned 35 yesterday (January 30th). In 2007 at the age of 30, Diane suffered a major stroke which the doctors initially said she would not survive for more than a week. But Diane is a fighter and she carries on despite her maladies. Back in that first year, a benefit called Dollars for Diane was established by her friends and family to raise funds for Brain Injury Research and a scholarship for Diane’s young daughter. In 2010, Pennsylvania musicians donated their songs create the Dollars for Diane Compilation CD, which is still available for only $5, which gets donated to this great cause.

 
The Badlees are planning a big year in 2012, which may include two new albums – a “Best of” collection and a whole new album of original material – plus a DVD documentary of the band as well as a major motion picture featuring their music. The band has also begun booking live dates for 2012.

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


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