Automotive Parts & Service Association of Illinois

WEB Connect

APSA of Illinois’ WEB Connect program will help launch your business into success. Click on the links below to learn how or follow the links to the right to explore all that WEB Connect can offer you!

What it is | How it works | What you get
It’s Important to Have a Website | Benefits

What it is:

A website created just for your unique business.

WEB Connect helps you get a website that is attractive, easy to use and find. Advanced research and planning brings you manageable options, knowledge and professional services you can trust. WEB Connect provides:

  • Professional website design & development,
  • Search engine optimization to help you be found through Internet search engines, and
  • Effective marketing to get customers to your website and increase traffic and sales for your business.

How it works:

75% of your website is already complete! We have the design layout, sample content, photos and hosting all ready to go. Just make a few choices, add what makes your business unique, and we do the rest.

Now you can focus on your business while we focus on the business of creating your website.

Start by filling out our online Sign-Up Form and selecting the package that's right for you. Once you're a program member, you can choose a design layout, colors and images from our extensive gallery of industry-specific photos.

Then complete the content forms that already have automotive industry sample content to help you get started, and we deliver your completed website in about a month. After that, you'll only need to tell us what's changed with your business so we can keep the site up-to-date.

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What you get:

  • Proven designs - look good, easy for customers to use & allow fast site builds,
  • Customized with your logo, colors & information,
  • Extensive & exclusive industry photos for your site,
  • Pre-selected color combinations make it easy to choose site colors - or use your company colors,
  • Sample content to jump-start your website,
  • Potential customers can find your site using search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing (MSN),
  • Helpful checklists, forms, tips, how-tos, and support, and
  • Built-in maintenance, hosting and email.

Read more about the program, benefits and WEB Connect assets with the links in the right column. Take a tour of our current member websites created by WEB Connect! Contact the APSA of Illinois office for additional information at (800) 369-2964 or (217) 786-2850 or fill out our online Sign-Up Form.

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Why It’s Important to Have a Website

  • Almost everyone today turns to the Internet for information instead of the Yellow Pages.
  • More people are basing purchase decisions on what they read on the Internet. You can help to manage and influence perceptions of your business with an effective website. Your competitors are there – can you afford to be missing?
  • Information about your business is available to potential customers on your website 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
  • More space is available to sell your services and products on the web than the limited space available in Yellow Page ads, TV, radio, billboards or newspaper.
  • Website content is faster and easier to change than a TV commercial or a printed brochure.
  • Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing/MSN can make your website – and your business – available around the world or to that new customer who just moved into town.
  • Reach more potential customers; get them to learn about your business; get more phone calls; get more sales!

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Consider these benefits:

  • A professionally designed site, built with consistent colors, links, and organization, inspires trust, resulting in more time spent on the site, more phone calls, more business.
  • An accurate description of your unique business value leads the site visitor to take the action you want – calling you!
  • Writing website content is the #1 challenge to getting a website launched on time. Start with our industry-specific sample content that has been edited for reading on the web and for search engine findability.
  • There are many aspects to building a website that's easily found when people search for you – we pull all the parts together for you.
  • Getting other sites to link to your website is one important key to being easy to find on web searches. Good links have content related to yours, get a lot of traffic themselves and have good search engine optimization. Links from the website to your website will help people find you when they search.
  • Creating a good website requires experience in multiple areas: hosting, email, design, programming, marketing and search engine results. The WEB Connect program provides all necessary elements in one package.
  • We have the experience needed to quickly and efficiently create your website as an effective marketing tool that helps you achieve your goals.
  • Keeping your site updated, consistent with the design and layout, gives prospective customers an impression of trustworthiness, professionalism and competence. Our easy-to-use maintenance services will help you keep the site updated, for future visitors and phone calls .
  • Why waste time learning technicalities and struggling with website updates, domain renewals or hosting hassles? Let APSA of Illinios' WEB Connect program take care of everything for you.

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