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Reasons for Having a Web Presence on the Internet

Why in the World Wide Web Would You Want To Buy a Web Site from a Newspaper Company?

We're glad you asked.

More and more businesses are looking into establishing a presence on the Internet World Wide Web. The experts say businesses who are not represented on the Internet risk losing out big time to businesses who are. That's all the more reason to turn to an experienced and established media leader when you're investigating the "new media" and how you can integrate it into your business strategy.

The Moline Dispatch Publishing Company has been in the information business for over 130 years. We're proud to offer our custom web page design expertise to businesses throughout our area. With the resources available through our newspapers, specialty publications, library archives, graphic and photo departments, we've got the tools to help you develop the Web presence you want with the means to tell the business and Internet community about it. An important question to ask yourself is..."What good is a page on the World Wide Web if no one knows it's there?" We will not only get your web site listed in all the right internet search engines but also promote your site in our newspapers to reach the local market.

Great Reasons to have your home page on the Internet


Your organization is on-line to offer information, answer questions or take orders at home and around the world 24 hours a day. This means your advertising or organization information is suddenly available to millions via the Internet 24 hours a day. Internet users can shop and gather information from your web page in their office or home at their leisure. And they can print out your information in hard copy for future reference.


Gives you the power to expand your offering of goods and services to prospects far beyond what local and regional advertising can deliver. You'll be surprised at how cost effective reaching new customers and clients can be.


With your home page you instantly have the capability to update or change your sales message as conditions change via full color photos, full-motion video, audio, e-mail and interactive capabilities. This can be done in a fraction of the time it takes to reprint sales material and get them to clients and prospects.


Your presence on the Internet identifies your organization as a dynamic, market conscience leader in your field.


The dynamic nature of electronic media offers smaller organizations an excellent opportunity to establish a presence on the Internet (at very low cost) and present a professional image...then upgrade to a full blown multi-media presentation when the time is right. Your customers will know where to find you and will enjoy your new additions along the way.


No matter what size company or organization you have, In a matter of days or a few weeks you can have your home page on the Internet reaching people and doing business.

For More Information: support@qconline.com, or phone: (309)757-5037

Get Connected To The Internet

Getting connected to the Internet World Wide Web is easy with Quad-Cities Online. We offer local subscribers total access to the Internet at reasonable rates plus local news, e-mail, teleconference, community events, listings, classifieds and much more.

Our Welcome To The Quad-Cities home page is the areas most extensively developed information site on the web. It offers information on our area: historical, industrial, educational, recreational, shopping, services plus links to the world via the Internet. You can visit our home page at http://www.qconline.com/.

Many bi-state subscribers have found Quad-Cities Online offers great service at significant monthly savings versus national online providers. We offer a discount to Dispatch and Rock Island Argus subscribers and a monthly time bank option for frequent users. Iowa users can access a local Iowa phone number to avoid long distance charges.

For information on how to subscribe to Quad-Cities Online please see the Getting connected page.

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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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