Behind the scenes
Local Businesses and Business Leaders - we want your story
LOCAL BUSINESSES and
LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS
We want your story!
We want to promote your story with FREE
advertising, to help us provide new content
as we design for a re-launch later this year.
We're looking for the story about your
What are your hopes and dreams?
Who do you serve, or provide opportunities for?
What's your history, and your connection to
Westborough or the surrounding towns?
Please send us an article of 500 to 1,000 words.
This is a $100 savings!
We'll help with the editing, too.
Have links, or a few pictures? That's okay!
We'll then post your story on our front page,
and keep the article in our permanent archives,
so that it remains searchable.
Only one new "about this business"
story article will be posted on any given day.
You will have front page visibility.
Please send your story to:
and we'll be in touch.
P.S. Shout-out to:
Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce
and all the people I met!
Hope we hear from you -- /Michael Hyde
Also, statistics about the site for the last
year will soon be published.
According to the latest from Google Analytics,
we're averaging around 2,000 hits a month.
Sometimes it's upward of 3,000, with a max
of over 5,000 in August 2011!
Religious and Civic Organizations pages re-populated
I've created a page of "web links" for the Religious Organizations in town. Each link has a small blurb about the organization, taken from their web site. If you click on their link, you'll go directly to their site. Check it out! I've also begun to re-populate the listing of Civic and other Non-profit Organizations in town, as well as redirect old search engines' saved links to direct to this new page.
If you know of any groups who should be listed, or spot a correction that should be made, please let us know via the Contact form link in the site "footer". Thank you.
Also, we have a new item in the Resource Menu, called "Good Eats!". (Yes, it's a borrowing from the wonderful Alton Brown -- but not so much a "how to" as a "where can I find?") This will be our place to log testamonials and reviews of great places to eat in and around town. Please send us your ideas and comments.
UPDATE: it's been renamed to Food and Dining -- I figured I didn't want to mess with a trademark of the venerable Alton. Yesi t's not as spicy a menu name, but you get the idea. (Hmm, should we have picked a more colorful phrase, say, "I'm Hungry!" ?Add a comment
What is New?
Hey readers! We've been up to quite a bit here behind the scenes and here is what we've done!
A weather module for you to check out how the skys are doing over next few days, find it on the front page over on the right hand side!
A nifty little Photo Album. Yeah, I think nifty might be an understatement! For those of you who have Firefox, download the PicLens plugin and click on the blue arrow under a photo, you'll be in for a suprise. Check out the photo gallery in our resources menu to see what we've got in store for you!
If you guys have visited the site when we tried out the new theme, tell us what you think with the contact us form! We just want to make Asure the site looks how you want it to look, send us ideas, drawings, or renders to let us know what you want.
A contest has been in the works, make your own Westborough.Com logo and we'll make it the official one if we like it, check out the front page for more details.
And as always, we want you to submit your content so use the "Submit an Article" form to give us what you've got!
That is about it for now!
Westborough.Com Site Admin!
Would you like a webcam with that site?
MANY many thanks to Phil Evangelos -- of "Phil's Barber Shop" fame -- who has kindly allowed me to set up a webcam from his store to look out on the rotary. This is an experiment I'm running over the weekend. It's on the Front Page of the site. What do you think?
Imagine if we had cams that could allow you to, for example, see:
- The Main Street bridge -- maybe from both sides?
- Westbound Rte 30 traffic in the afternoon (just how backed up IS it? CVS? Flanders? McDonalds!?!)
- Rte 9 traffic (where would be a really helpful place to post a cam?)
Just a thought!
Feedback welcome.Add a comment
Welcome to "Behind the scenes"
Or should I call this section, "the web designer tells all?"
Thanks for visiting this section of Westborough.com. As you have likely discerned, there's "not a lot" here yet on the site. I wholeheartedly agree, and beg your patience for a few more weeks as we finalize the initial layout and start to pull in more content. We also will be bringing over selected content from the prior westborough.com website as you may remember it. (Here's a view of it from July 2007, courtesy of the "Internet Archive".)
There is, however, quite a lot of movement going on "behind the scenes" -- thus the inspiration for starting up this blog. If you're at all curious about what's going on, please vist this area where you may learn about the (often unseen!) activity and changes being made to the site.
Many thanks, and please feel free to drop us a line with questions or comments via the contact form.