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Tuesday, October 05, 2010
One of the most crucial aspects of running your online business, is knowing what is going on with your online store. With the holidays right around the corner, it will be more important than ever.
  • Are your customers able to access your online site?
  • Are your customers able to checkout?
  • Are you able to access your email?
Yahoo maintains a System Status page that will alert you to any and all problems happening with your website day or night. I admit, sometimes they are a little slow to report problems but... they do report them and provide updates for store owners.

It is very easy to be alerted whenever there is a problem via email or text message. In fact, just to be safe, I do both.


Here is how:

1. Visit the Yahoo Small Business System Status Page



2. Click the button on the right to create an alert





3. Sign In




4. In the settings, make sure you click to have alerts come to you as they happen.

5. In the settings, choose how you want your alerts to come to you. Choose email, Yahoo Messenger, and Mobile for full alert status. You may have to set up mobile but, this is very quick and painless.

6. MAKE SURE TO SAVE YOUR SETTINGS.


7. That's it. Get ready to be in the know whenever anything happens to your store.


by: Shawna Seigel



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