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San Diego Digital Marketing Services

WebDev is a dedicated digital marketing leader in the digital marketing and affiliate marketing industries.

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Digital marketing is an term for  marketing of products or services using digital technologies on the internet, advertising, ad words, banners, campaigns and more encompass the field of digital marketing. If you need help or consultation on how to effectively marekt your web presence, give our project coordinators a call.

We provide the following services to companies of all sizes including:

– Affiliate Program Management
– Affiliate Recruiting
– Article and Video Content for SEO
– Google Adwords and Bing Ads Management
– Facebook Advertising Management
– Conversion Rate Optimization
– Social Media Strategy and Management
– Customer Retention and Loyalty
– Shopping Engine Management
– Visitor Retargeting Campaigns
– Native Ad Campaigns
– Email Marketing Campaigns

These are some of the core services we provide with more than hundreds of satisfied clients since 2002. We strive to provide excellent results which is why our clients have been with us for years.

Call and speak to a project coordinator about how we can help you.

We look forward to working with your company!

DCMA Complaint Tips

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Have You Received a DCMA Complaint?

How To Avoid DCMA Complaints.

When developing a web site, before we place images on clients web sites, we always ask “Do you have the right to use these photos and graphics?”

DCMA complaints are no laughing matter. If you do not have the proper license to use a photo or graphic, you can be sued and risk a DCMA infringement complaint requesting you pay for use of the image(s) in the mail. Removing the photo and ignoring the notification will not make it go away, some companies gather evidence of unauthorized use before you are notified of the infringement.

More often than not, these letters are from a large company that will remain nameless for the purpose of this article who employs an aggressive team that scours the internet for unauthorized use of copyrighted images and makes demands for compensation.

If you have received a DMCA letter, you have a problem and should not ignore it. Some companies are relentless and will pursue you until a settlement is made.

For research purposes, there are a number of articles on the internet posted by those who have received these letters and how they dealt with it.

On the other hand, you may receive false claims as well, and as a web development company we have experienced this first hand where we had to respond to an infringement complaint with proof that the photo on the site are paid for and we have full permission/license to use it.

A Few Clients Have Called With DCMA Issues:

  • I received a complaint and demand for payment, but the photo is ours, taken by a company staff member.
  • I received a complaint but the photo was sent for use by an affiliate who provided the photo.
  • I received a complaint about a photo that was a on a website we purchased.
  • I have received a DCMA complaint, please remove the image and maybe they will go away.

One company we hear about most often has collected thousands, if not millions of dollars in recovery.

A tragic example was a new client who left it to a past webmaster to work on their web site and apparently the designer used a photo right off the internet from an aggressive company looking for unauthorized use. The client received a DCMA letter and was forced to pay 25,000.

Another story that circulated in the office was a business that used images taken by an independent photographer and was sued in court by the rights holder and a judgment was levied to pay a large undisclosed amount for use to the creator.

What To Do

If you have received one of these letters, we suggest you contact an attorney, they can help you negotiate or fight for your rights. A photo depending on its use can also fall under “Fair Use.” Fair Use is an image you use in an article or commentary about a specific subject. However, we recommend that when in doubt, use a photo you have the right to use in order to spare yourself grief, or better yet contact your legal counsel to make sure you are covered under “Fair Use.”

Fair Use Images

“Fair Use” states that there is a limitation and provides exceptions to the exclusive copyright law to the author of a creative work. Fair use permits limited use of copyrighted material without getting permission from the rights holder. Examples of Fair Use include news articles, teaching and more. There are many articles on the internet detailing Fair Use.

As stock photographers, we understand the use of creative work by permission only. Many times we have stumbled upon web sites using our photos where we own exclusive rights. We generally just request the photo be removed and are satisfied with that. However, there are other’s that will not stop and who will pursue you to pay large sums for the use of their work.

Stock Photography Web Sites

If you are looking for stock images, below are two that we use when working with clients to develop their web sites. When you purchase stock photography images, they include the rights to use them on your web site. PhotosofCalifornia.com and Dreamstime.com

Better Safe Than Sorry

We recommend that when you are creating a web site, purchased an existing web site or have been supplied pictures by an affiliate or company you are promoting on your site, make sure all images have the proper licensing and keep records. This due diligence will alleviate any issues in having to pay for unauthorized use, not to mention avoiding the stress when facing exorbitant demands for payment. You as the site owner are responsible for the content on your web site.

WebmasterDeveloper is based in San Diego, California and has been creating web sites for large and small businesses and services nationwide since 2003. If you are looking for a webmaster, developer or just need consultation about your online business, give us a call to speak with a project coordinator about your web site needs.

Need Webmaster Assistance?

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The staff at WebmasterDeveloper based in San Diego can help you with any phase of your web site needs anywhere in the county.

Are you considering building your own web site? If you are thinking about building your site yourself, we can help. Our staff will assist you with choosing the proper platforms, how to build your web site, where to host and more. Just give us a call to discuss your needs.

Thinking of upgrading your current web site and looking for ideas on how to go about it? Our consultants will discuss how to upgrade your current web site to fit your needs, growth and budget.

Need assistance with (SEO) Search engine optimization? Want tips or help on how to get your site indexed in the search engines, or how ideas on other ways to work with social networking? Give us a call and get a consultation on SEO techniques.

Looking for some help with graphics for your web site? Perhaps you need a logo or your current logo ready for the web. Our graphic designers can help you with graphic design needs large or small, just give us a call.

Want a webmaster to set up your site so you can maintain it yourself? We do that. A project coordinator can set you up with everything you need on virtually any platform and get it ready for you to take over. If you get stuck at any juncture, you can call us to help you through any issues or train you to get your web site the way you want it. We will be there to hold your hand during any part of the web development process you need.

Call WebmasterDeveloper, we have been doing this for a long time and have experience from A-Z when it comes to creating, maintaining, teaching, consultation and marketing a web site business, product or service.

Project Coordinator: Chris Johnson
Email: chrisjo@WebmasterDeveloper.com
Phone: (760) 735-8690

Need Help With Your WordPress Web Site?

why-wordpressWordPress is an excellent way to get your web site up quickly and easily. The power of WordPress grows each year and is fast becoming one of the most popular web site platforms.

WordPress has evolved and is a a great content management system for large or small businesses. Not only is WordPress a blog, it is now a perfect way to create a fully functional website, and best yet users do not need to be an expert developer to build and manage their sites.

Why WordPress?

  • WordPress is easy to setup, manage, and update.
  • You can manage your web site and your blog using WordPress.
  • WordPress offers you the ability to choose from a vast array of free themes or create your own custom web site look and feel.
  • WordPress offers plugins that can integrate into your web site making it more powerful without having to hire a developer.
  • WordPress is mobile friendly.
  • WordPress is fast becoming one the the most popular platforms for web site management for both large and small businesses.

If you currently have a WordPress web site and need assistance on how to get the most out of it, or need a custom theme template or just looking for someone to teach you the basics, look no further.

At WebmasterDeveloper we have worked with hundreds of clients who employ WordPress to run their web site.

  • Call on us to provide online WordPress assistance and training as well as design custom themes.
  • Call on us to set up your WordPress site and get it ready for you to take over.

Our webmasters can help maintain your WordPress website should you not have the time or inclination to update your site. We can help you with any phase of your web site needs.

Call to Speak to a Representative
Direct Line 760.735.8690
Email: Info@webmasterdeveloper.com
Project Coordinator: Chrisjo@webmasterdeveloper.com

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Web Site Services at a Glance

San Diego WebmastersAt a glance web services:

A partial list of our common web development services, products, and customization’s.

  • Web Site Hosting Services
  • Web Design
  • Webmaster Services and Maintenance Packages
  • Online Payment Processing Services
  • Programming, Ecommerce Solutions
  • WordPress / Blog Setup and Support Experts
  • SEO and Internet Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Networking Maintenance and Support
  • Full-service Internet Marketing and social media management services specializing as consultants in a wide area of internet applications.
  • We offer a number of web site hosting plans to meet your every need. Business and personal web sites are hosted nationwide.
  • Hosting Plans- Dedicated Servers – Custom Solutions – ASP.NET, Linux, and ColdFusion Hosting – Business Hosting – Semi-Dedicated Hosting – SharePoint Hosting – Ecommerce
  • Content Management System
  • Shopping Cart / Online Ordering System / Online Payments
  • Event Booking Systems
  • Event Calendars
  • Blog / News Management
  • Business Directory / Listings
  • Social Media Integration — Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, etc.
  • Email Newsletter
  • Mobile-Optimized Websites
  • Printer-Friendly Websites
  • Password-Protected Pages / Client Area
  • Mobile Application / iPhone App
  • Local San Diego photography and video production services
  • Royalty free stock images
  • Since 1993 providing professional web design, graphics, programming assistance and development services to businesses in San Diego and throughout the United States.

Why Use Webmaster Developer San Diego Webmasters

Why is Webmaster Developer the web site hosting and web design company to use in San Diego

Questions and answers

Do we consult with companies that have their own IT Departments?Webmasters San Diego web site hosting

Yes, for example one of our clients is a large medical facility in San Diego. We host their servers and set up of offsite web sites. One web site we built and host has the ability for their patients to view videos and doctor bios online.

Another client we have been working with for about 6 years is a San Diego Psychiatric Center. We built them a site outside of their IT department network where they can work on their own web site. For whatever reason, they find it necessary to have a web site outside of their in-house network. We provide immediate response to their issues with a turn around of about one hour or less.

How long have we been doing this?

Well, we like to say, we were the internet before the internet was cool. On a serious note… Our staff experience combined equates to 50 years designing and developing web sites. Our staff has a multitude of skills including television, sales and marketing backgrounds which has proved to be invaluable in working with clients online virtual businesses.

How are we special?

Customer service excellence has always been and will always be our number one goal. Our philosophy is that customer service and response is the most important aspect of our business. Our second focus is trying to understand the client’s goals and business so we can create the best web site design, growth projection and marketing avenues available to them based upon their demographics and goals. Lastly, we are sensitive to budgets, clients come to us because we help them get the most out of their marketing dollars. Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.

How long will rates stay as low as they are today?

Rates for web design have increased in the last few years: Example: most web design and programming costs have climbed to over 100.00 an hour. However our rates are currently the same as they were 5 years ago. With that said, it is also becoming easier for those with no knowledge of html to create or maintain their own web sites. However, many of these companies offering this service do not take into account the ability to market, grow or customize a web site among other issues.

Are you connected with a national organization?

We provide 5 star hosing services and are affiliated with one of the largest web hosting companies in the world. When WebDev was conceived, we researched the best development liaisons to partner with so that what we offer has all the elements needed to provide customers with the best hosting and technical 24/7 support available. As web developers we know what is essential in making sure web sites have all the support, bells and whistles for growth as well as the ability to integrate the leading technology needed to do business online.

If you are seeking a webmaster, inexpensive and high quality web hosting, consultation or graphic design, give us a call for a free consult on how we can help you with your virtual business.

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Help With WordPress Websites

What are Plugins and Should I use Them?

Not all plugins are created equal.

san diego web designers wordpress web sitePlugins are useful small to large programs designed to increase functionality of your WordPress web site. The basic use of wordpress is an easy way to get your web site up and running quickly. Plugins are useful in employing functions to your site at a lower cost due to the fact that you will not have to pay a developer to customize features to have on your web site.

Plug-ins are SUPPOSED to integrate seamlessly with WordPress so you do not have to work with php code.

There are plugins for forms, photo galleries, seo components, ecommerce and just about everything you can imagine and are created by developers from all around the world. Most basic plugins are offered for free with an pro upgrade or at a cost that is considerably less expensive than employing a developer to create from scratch.

But not all plugins are created equal. What I mean by this is that if you are considering a plugin, you should employ due diligence when selecting the proper plugin.

  • A great plugin is one that has developer support.
  • A useful plugin needs to be updated frequently by the developer who created it in order to keep up with ever changing wordpress upgrades.
  • A good plugin needs to be compatible with other plugins you may have installed on your wordpress platform.

When purchasing a plugin, it is essential to do your research to be sure that it will work as the description indicates. You need to consider that you will have ample support available from the creator should you have issues with it working properly. Even with due diligence, a plugin could be mis-represented in any aspect. So the number one benefit for this web designer is to have expectations that we get timely support should it not function or integrate with the web site.

As a web designers and developers we build and manage many word press web sites and have to look at plugins frequently to determine if it is a fit for a client’s site.

We look for a number of factors to make a determination whether to install and many times have to select and configure a number of plugins to see if it is the right fit.

Unfortunately, many plugins do not have a conscientious developer who updates the plugin regularly, many plugins do not perform as the details indicate or once a plugin is purchased, the support is poor to non-existent resulting in a waste of money or time because the plugin is rendered useless.

With that said there are a number of plugins that provide superb support or are designed to work exactly as promised.

One plugin that gets our thumbs up is the wp photo seller. Recently we needed to locate a plugin for a client who sold stock photos online and we were seeking a lightweight plugin that would display and sell photos for their stock photography business.

Research was done to locate this functionality. Trial and error until we discovered the plugin that appeared to have most of the functions needed. Once the decision was made we purchased the plugin and installed. There were some hiccups with integration but each and every time the developer of the wp photo seller plug provided timely and conscientious support.

This developer went beyond what was expected to make sure it functioned properly, even when it was an oversight on the user side. This was a rare and delightful experience. We did not have to wait to see when and if we would get assistance with our problem and most often we received help within hours. For me as a designer, I give this plugin one hundred stars.

On a sadder note, we purchased a plugin for a client who wanted a simple but attractive slider on their home page web site. Again we researched and settled on a plugin that had the functions we were looking for. Unfortunately from day one, the plugin was crashing and not working as promised. We reached out for support and did not hear back for over a week, and were disappointed when they did not answer the questions asked or they just emailed back with an obvious not so clear understanding of the issue. Then again we had to wait another week for an answer that did not address the problem.

It becomes a nightmare when you have to wait for a plugin to work on your site resulting in delaying the completion of a web site.

So not all plugins are created equal. The moral to this article is to be diligent, understand the pitfalls of these small plugin programs, and if you do not know what you are doing, get with one of our San Diego based web designers who have experience, understanding and who has reviewed thousands of wordpress plugins. They will help keep your frustration at a minimum as well as to help you spend your money wisely.


California Web Hosts – Webmasters

WebmasterDeveloper is an affordable web design and affordable web site hosting company working on the World Wide Web since 2002.

Choosing the best avenues to create or run a web site is a process not to be taken lightly, there are considerations when planning, building and marketing your web site.

From conception to maintenance of a web site, it is assuring to have someone to guide you. We offer affordable web site services and personal consultation:  regardless what state you reside.

From web hosting to webmasters; if you are implementing an internet presence or just need a professional to help with updates, redesign, maintenance, new integration or what have you.  Call our project coordinator to discuss your project.

Tags: Following web site services available

  • E-commerce
  • Web Hosting
  • Content Management Systems
  • Logo Design
  • WordPress
  • Flash Animation
  • Website Management
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Slideshows
  • Streaming Video
  • Blogging, Advertising
  • Photography
  • Monthly Maintenance
  • Web Site Promotion
  • MySQL and custom databases
  • Email Hosting
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Web Site Templates
  • Google Ad Words And Maintenance
  • Web Hosts
  • California web hosting
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  • Multimedia
  • Merchant Account Integration
  • PayPal setup
  • Social  Media assistance
  • Google Adwords
  • Small Business web sites
  • Corporate web sites
  • Custom Website Design

Contact Us: From New York to California and Arizona web site Webmasters are available to help you today.

San Diego, California web design – web hosting firm areas include:

Web Design Firm for Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Boulevard, Campo, Cardiff By The Sea, Carlsbad, Casa De Oro-mount Helix, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Guatay, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, Lakeside, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mount Laguna, National City, Oceanside, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Pine Valley, Potrero, Poway, Ramona, Ranchita, Rancho Santa Fe, Santa Ysabel, Santee, San Diego, San Marcos, San Ysidro, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Tecate, Valley Center, Vista and Warner Springs.

Riverside County, California web design – web hosting firm areas include:

Web Site Design Firm for Aguanga, Anza, Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Cabazon, Calimesa, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Desert Center, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Homeland, Idyllwild, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, March Air Force Base, Mecca, Menifee, Mira Loma, Moreno Valley, Mountain Center, Murrieta, Norco, North Palm Springs, Nuevo, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, Rubidoux, San Jacinto, Sun City, Temecula, Thermal, Thousand Palms, White Water, Wildomar and Winchester.

Orange County, California web design – web hosting firm areas include:

Web Site Design Firm for Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, El Toro, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Santa Ana, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Seal Beach, Silverado, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Tustin Foothills, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.

Webmaster Developer – Internet Web Site Consultant – Teach You How to Work on Your Own Web Site

Webmaster Developer – Internet Web Site Consultant

If you don’t need one of our webmaster’s  and want to work on your own web site, consider hiring a webmaster consultant. Someone who can work with you to design, develop and market your web site.  Learn and get private instruction from the professionals on how to create or manage  a web site.

If You Have Questions Such As:

  • How do I set-up a web site?
  • What is search engine marketing?
  • can I get help to learn how to work on my own web site?
  • How do I move my site to a different host?
  • How do i make changes on my own web site?
  • How can I add a BLOG to my web site?
  • What is a web site and how does it work?
  • How do I add a database to my web site?
  • What is a domain?
  • What is a host?
  • Do I need a Webmaster?

We assist business and private web site owners on how to manage their own web sites. If you have the above questions or something else you need to know, you need WebmasterDeveloper.com

We have consultants on staff to work with you on your web site. They will teach you or your employees what it takes to control a web site, make changes, market and more.

Our consultation rates vary depending on your needs. Call our project coordinators for more information to talk about your online presence or email chrisjo@webmasterdeveloper.com.

New Content Management System APPS now available with hosting accounts

We are pleased to announce that we are now providing you with an easier way to download and install many of today’s popular PHP and .NET based web applications.

Web App Gallery. We’ve tightly integrated Microsoft’s Web App Gallery within the WebControlCenter to bring you easy, 1-click installs of today’s most popular and FREE web applications.

The Microsoft Web App Gallery has now been fully integrated within your WebControlCenter and is now availabe to all our clienets on ASP.NET plans that are hosted on Windows Server 2008.

Below is just some of the APPS now available with your ASP.Net hosting plans.

WORDPRESS- WordPress is the the world’s most popular blogging application, WordPress is an ideal platform for both beginning bloggers and power users. 

SUBTEXT- Subtext is a blog engine and personal publishing platform that focuses on usability, elegance, and simplicity. 

BlogEngine.NET – BlogEngine.NET is an easy customizable and feature-rich, BlogEngine.NET is an open source project focused on simplicity and ease of extendability.

Other Blogging APPS availabe in your WebControlCenter hosting account

ACQUIA DRUPAL-Acquia Drupal featuring the Drupal core Acquia packages tools to assist you in building a rich editorial user/user generated website

ATOMSITE.NET – Atom Site.net is a professional web plubishing platform that makes it easy to mangage collections of data

MAYANDO PHOTO BLOGGING – Mayando is a full featured blogging application that you can use to showcase your photos online.

CMS – Powerful Content Management Systems (CMS) that provide you with dynamic solutions for community- based, content-driven websites

DOTNETNUKE COMMUNITY – DotNetNuke Community is one of the most widely adoped platforms for building content driven websites on the Windows Stack.

MOJOPORTAL – MojoPortal is an extensible web application framework that includes a blog engine, forums, calendar, polls, surveys, and much more.


KENTICO – Kentico is a full-featured content management system for easy development of websites.

SITEFINITY -Sitefinity is a flexable ASP.NET CMS that helps you deliver compelling websites quickly and easily

SUGARCRM – Sugarcrm gives users complete view of their customers through sales and customer support services

UMBRACO- Umbraco is a developer friendly CMS that makes it quick and easy to create web sites.

MOODLE- Moodle provides educators with a comprensive toolbox to create dynamic online courses.

GALLERIES – Easy, full-featured options to host photos on your own website.

GALLERYSERVERPRO – Gallery Server Pro is a full-featured media management platform, Gallery Server Pro let you easily share and manage photos, video, audio, and other files over the web.

GALLERY – Gallery is a slick, intutive web based photos gallery, Gallery is alos easy to install, configure and use. Includes automatic thunbnails, resizing, rotation and much more.