ServeReport  --  Volume 1,  Issue 3     April 14, 2005  



 Article: 10 Web Site Do's and Don'ts


Whether you are planning to build a website or you already have one, there are a number of DO's and DON'Ts to keep in mind.

As part of our initiative to assist process servers in marketing their business, ServeNow.com's latest article covers a handful of things you should and should not do when it comes to developing your Internet presence.

Please read "10 Website Do's and Don'ts" by clicking here.

If you have any questions regarding ServeNow.com's web design or marketing services, please contact us at (877) 737-8366. If you already have a website you may contact us for feedback or a free consultation.

DO's
- Choose a good domain name
- Make your company logo visible
- Display your phone number on all pages
- Promote your expertise and credibility
- Keep your site simple and clean

DON'Ts
- Have a Flash intro page or animations
- Have too many images
- Have music on your site
- Use free hosting providers
- Have irrelevant content


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Who is eligible?
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What if I already have a site?
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When will the winner be announced?
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 Upcoming Industry Events

Below you will find a list of upcoming industry events. For more information, please visit our News and Events page
NAPPS Conference 2005
The 23rd Annual Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona from May 19-21, 2005
05-19-2005 | NAPPS
APSA Education Courses
Arizona Process Server Association Continuing Education Courses -- Flagstaff, AZ
06-04-2005 | APSA
NYSPPSA 2005 Annual Convention
New York State Association of Professional Process Servers Annual Convention -- June 24-26, 2005
06-24-2005 | NYSPPSA
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 Government Contracts

State and government contracts provide process servers with a great opportunity for recurring revenues. Many ServeNow.com advertisers have been awarded government contracts in recent months because these agencies have found them on ServeNow.com. Quite often government agencies advertise RFPs (Request for Proposals) for process serving contracts.

As a service to our advertisers, newsletter subscribers and Yahoo! Group members we will be providing the details of these contracts as they become available. Initial notification of these bids first goes out to our advertisers via private email and is then posted in the ServeNow.com Yahoo Group a few days later. Click here to join the ServeNow.com Yahoo! Group.
 
 
 
Current Process Serving Bid Opportunities
 
 
County of Orange (California)

Bid Number: HMZ0000002
Status: Open
Agency: CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES 
Description: LEGAL PROCESS SERVICE

Closing Date: 04/19/2005
Closing Time: 4:00pm

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State of California - Employment Development Department

Contract Advertisement:   IFB 692549  Process Server
Advertisement Publication Date:   3/19/2005 12:01 AM
Branch of Government:   State Of California
Agency:   Employment Development Department
Estimated Value:   $50,000 - $99,999
Duration:   8/1/05 - 07/31/06
License(s) Required:   Business License
Location(s):   Alameda

Contractor to furnish all labor, tools, materials, equipment, travel, insurance and have all licenses and permits that are required by the federal, State and City Statutes to provide the Employment Development Department Benefit Overpayment Collection Section with process services. Services will be provided in Alameda County. The estimated number of services is 3000 annually. The estimated cost is $63,000.00. EDD will provide the Bank Levy/Earnings Withholding Order, Writ, $25.00 Sheriff Fee, and Letter of Instruction to Contractor. Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) requirements will need to be met for contracts over $10,000.00.

Bid Submittal Deadline:   5/18/2005 3:00 PM

Contract Information Contact:
Name:  Karen Sotelo
Phone Number:  916.653.1670
Fax Number:  916.657.4391
Email Address:  [email protected]

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State of California - Employment Development Department

Contract Advertisement:   IFB 692550  Process Server
Advertisement Publication Date:   3/19/2005 12:01 AM
Branch of Government:   State Of California
Agency:   Employment Development Department
Estimated Value:   $25,000 - $49,999
Duration:   8/1/05 - 07/31/06
License(s) Required:   Business License
Location(s):   Santa Clara

Contractor to furnish all labor, tools, materials, equipment, travel, insurance and have all licenses and permits that are required by the federal, State and City Statutes to provide the Employment Development Department Benefit Overpayment Collection Section with process services. Services will be provided in Santa Clara County. The estimated number of services is 2000 annually. The estimated cost is $44,000.00. EDD will provide the Bank Levy/Earnings Withholding Order, Writ, $25.00 Sheriff Fee, and Letter of Instruction to Contractor. Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) requirements will need to be met for contracts over $10,000.00.

Bid Submittal Deadline:   5/18/2005 3:00 PM

Contract Information Contact:
Name:  Karen Sotelo
Phone Number:  916.653.1670
Fax Number:  916.657.4391
Email Address:  [email protected]

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 ServeNow.com Member Badge

ServeNow.com Member Badge and Link Code
The icon to the right was developed specifically for ServeNow.com advertisers. You can either right click then save the image or copy and paste the code below into your web page.

   

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 Customer Successes


ServeNow.com's most recent testimonials...  
"In January 2005 I received 89 calls and 56 web visitors from ServeNow.com users. So far the return on my advertising investment has far exceeded my other ad campaigns.

I have recommended, and will continue to recommend, ServeNow.com to my colleagues as an advertising channel that delivers results."

Jeff Karotkin
Personal Attorney Service
Van Nuys, CA
"Thanks to the ServeNow.com directory I have been busy since the first day my listing went live.

Advertising with ServeNow.com was one of the smartest marketing decisions I have made. For a process server or investigator looking to build their business, I highly recommend getting listed on this site."

Adam Parker
Due Process
Maryland and Washington DC
   
"We are getting great exposure and at least 3-4 calls per week with a 98% case assigned ratio.

Your site has generated more new process service business than most of the other marketing resources we have tried in the past 10 years! We cover the cost of your listing the first week of the month, leaving the rest of the month as a profit center. Keep up the good work!"

David Cihlar, President/CEO
A1 Investigation & Process Service
Oshkosh, WI
"I was skeptical when I initially signed up with ServeNow.com, but after one month I had made enough money to pay for an entire year of advertising with them. One phone call netted me over $500. I am consistently receiving calls and, needless to say, I am very pleased with the results."

Michael DiVita
The Justice Connection
Riverside & San Bernardino Counties CA
   
"I am getting anywhere from 1 to 9 calls per day from my advertisement on ServeNow.com. There has not been a day without calls. I'm averaging a couple hundred dollars a day in business, I never anticipated these results."

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Bond Investigations and Process Serving
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John Nist
AAA Legal Services
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"I just wanted to let you know how well ServeNow.com has been working for me. Over the past week, since I signed up, I have had an additional 10 to 15 calls for service. At $65 per request the advertising has definitely paid for itself!"

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Keith Investigations, LLC
Ellisville, MS
 
   
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 Welcome ServeNow.com's Newest Members

New ServeNow.com members since February 10, 2005.
 
   
24-Seven Investigations, Security & Legal Services Cherry Hill, NJ
A1 Investigation & Process Service Osh Kosh, WI
Aardvark Legal Support Service Jerome, ID
Accurate Process Service Milwaukee, WI
Advanced Legal Service Sacramento, CA
Advanced Process Service, Inc. North Miami, FL
Affordable Process Service, Inc. Indianapolis, IN
All Waters Investigative Service Los Osos, CA
Alpha & Omega Investigations Clayton, NC
A-Plus Process Services Houston, TX
Arbogast & Associates, LLC Prospect, KY
Arizona Quick Serve Process Service Scottsdale, AZ
Atlas Pro Serve & Associates Houston, TX
Attorney Services & Legal Investigations, LLC Columbus, GA
Berberian Legal Service Manteca, CA
Blue Express Transport - Legal Services Columbus, GA
Cape Fear Investigative Services, Inc. Wilmington, NC
Carolina Process Service North Charleston, SC
Confidential Affairs Investigative Agency Merrillville, IN
Cooper & Associates Hammond, LA
County Process Akron, OH
Court Process Service and Investigations Colorado Springs, CO
CSR Investigations St. George, UT
East Coast Process Servers Bear, DE
Elite Court Services Floral Park, NY
Expedite Berryville, AR
Front Range Legal Process Service Tampa, FL
Front Range Legal Process Service Rapid City, SD
G.E.T. Served Inc. Duluth, GA
HRAPPS - Process Servers Virginia Beach, VA
J & K Investigative Services, Inc. Somerville, NJ
Jaguar Process Service Rochester, NY
Jerome Lovil Process Service Phoenix, AZ
John A. Demarr, P.I. Huntington Beach, CA
K & K Services Memphis, TN
Keith Investigations, LLC Ellisville, MS
Legal Investigative Group, LLC Gambrills, MD
Legal Process Service Las Vegas, NV
Legal Support Agency Katy, TX
Litigation Support Services Cincinnati, OH
LSA Process Serve & Legal Services Montclair, NJ
MCS Process Service, LLC Colorado Springs, CO
Metro Link, Inc. Albuquerque, NM
Mid-Atlantic Process Services Virginia Beach, VA
Mid-South Legal Services, Inc. Birmingham, AL
Midwest Investigations Westby, WI
Nagel Process Service Rapid City, SD
Palmer Process Serving Northfield, NJ
Patriot Process Service Delavan, WI
Personal Attorney Service Van Nuys, CA
Presidential Investigations & Bail Bonding Martinsburg, WV
Pro Legal Support Services, Inc. St. Louis Park, MN
Professional Process Service Lafayette, CA
Professional Process Service of Georgia, Inc. Stone Mountain, GA
Ronsin Legal Monterey Park, CA
Select Document Services Toronto, ON
Shawn McKinney Process Service Morrilton, AR
Statewide Subpoena Service Summit, NJ
Sween Investigations Glendale, AZ
Tempe Process Service Tempe, AZ
Treadstone Professional Services Drake, CO
Tri-State Process Services Johnstown, PA
Trufax Services, LTD. Richmond, BC
Venture Intelligence Group Lawrence, KS
Viper Detective Agency, LTD. Roselle, IL
We Serve It Process Service, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
William M. Dugan & Associates Taftville, CT
Williams Investigations, LLC East Helena, MT
You Got Served, LLC San Francisco, CA
   
   
Contact us to join the growing list of industry leaders who are generating new business through ServeNow.com.

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It is our goal to provide our advertisers, and the process serving profession as a whole, with effective ways to market their business and gain new clients. Whether you would like to advertise on ServeNow.com or you want to discuss effective marketing strategies with us, we are always available.

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