Please note: the following service changes only apply to Electric Bricks clients for whom we host their website.
Cyber attacks of all kinds are on the rise. There is a relentless onslaught of spam, phishing, website hacking attempts, viruses, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks every single day. At Electric Bricks, we’ve seen a sharp increase in these types of attacks recently. While some are attempting to steal the identities of you and your clients, many of these types of attacks are often meant only to create chaos, crash websites, and cause senseless, irritating disruptions.
We are very proud to announce that DesignRush has ranked Electric Bricks as one of the Top 20 Website Design Firms in New York for 2021! DesignRush reviews and ranks hundreds of agencies across the country to help small businesses find web design and digital marketing firms that stand out. And now the world knows what we’ve known all along – Electric Bricks is one of the best website design and digital marketing agencies in New York!
As you’ve probably heard more than once in 2020 (or even said yourself), this year has been the longest decade of my life! I think I speak for most of us when I say I have never been happier to start a new year – or more accurately, to end one. Even though we’ll still be dealing with many of the same headaches we’ve been suffering through all year long, it still feels like we’re coming out of a long, dark tunnel. The dumpster fire that was 2020 will soon be a thing of the past. And it will not be missed!
This is a message to all of Electric Bricks’ clients. So, raise your hand if you’re thinking about cash-flow right now. I know I am. It’s the grease that keeps our machines running smooth. But right now, when the whole world feels like it’s holding it’s breath, cash may be in short supply. I know many of our clients provide products or services that are not considered “essential”. That means you either had to close your store or office completely (and indefinitely), or your trying to operate remotely (if you can) and hang on to your employees until the dust settles. Electric Bricks is in the same boat but, it the spirit of “we’re all in this together”, because I truly believe that we are, I am instituting the following changes that will hopefully make some small difference for you.
In this very surreal moment, I wanted to take a moment to let all of our friends and clients know that we sincerely hope you all stay healthy and take the necessary precautions to keep yourselves, your families, and your coworkers that way. And while we at Electric Bricks have no illusions that the services we provide are in any way critical or even entirely necessary at a time like this, I wanted to extend any hand I can to my fellow small business owners at a time when we are all feeling a tremendous amount of anxiety, not just about the health of our loved ones, but about the health of our companies. The economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have cannot be underestimated, and I have a feeling that small business owners, like us, will bear the brunt of the fallout. But, like you, I’m not going down without a fight!
Since opening our new office in Patchogue many of our clients have stopped in just to say hello or to meet with us to discuss their future marketing plans. Yesterday we had a visit from Rich Flynn, the owner of Moriches Field Brewing Company. We recently launched his new website and he came in to spend some time learning some best practices.
When you’ve made the decision to advertise on Google, the world’s largest and most effective online ad platform, the next most important decision is who you’re going to partner with to help you manage your advertising campaigns. Electric Bricks is the obvious choice. With years of pay-per-click campaign management experience, we’ll help you develop a strategy that will turn those clicks into real business.
Since opening our new office in Patchogue (we’ll be posting more about our recent renovation soon), we’ve been literally swamped with work. From designing and building new websites to helping our clients grow their business and get found by advertising with Google Ads. Everyone here at Electric Bricks has been working extra hard and making sure we continually exceed our clients’ expectations. So, to make sure no one runs out of steam, we just got in a shipment of official Electric Bricks coffee mugs! These beauties will keep us sharp and well-caffeinated through all the work on our plate and many more projects to come.
At Electric Bricks, we are fortunate to have many talented and devoted employees. Every day they bring their creativity and expertise to tackle all of the unique challenges our clients bring to us. It’s not an exaggeration to say that without them we wouldn’t exists. But there is one that’s been here longer than anyone else and goes above and beyond in ways no other worker ever could. And since today is National Dog Appreciation Day, it’s time to recognize that special employee – my dog, Nina.
Facebook has confirmed on their Twitter account using the hashtag #facebookdown that many users (including us!) “are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps”. For may of us, along with having trouble adding a post, Facebook is loading very slowly and most of the images are missing. Here is the official tweet from Facebook: