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Text Alerts


Managed similar to Newsletters, the Linear Text Alert feature is primarily an "opt-in" system where Web visitors can review your available text alerts, submit their mobile phone number to begin receiving selected alerts. As an "opt-in" system, recipients can "opt-out" of a text alert at any time.

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With Text Alerts there is a simple two step process in preparing the system:

Create Text Alerts: You'll begin by defining your Text Alerts. Each Text Alerts is limited to about 130 characters. Text Alert content is always generated manually. To link to your site, consider creating a tinyurl (see www.tinyurl.com).

Send Text Alerts: On an as-needed basis, you'll want to send your Text Alerts. When breaking news occurs - or a short-term "sudden" coupon, just pull up the selected Text Alert and click the "Send" button. Its really easy.

Note: This page features a small right inset allowing users to sign-up for text alerts from this page. Simply enter the phone number and carrier, select one or more alerts and you are done. The system will send a verification alert confirming the request - but it's really easy. This inset/element is completely customizable (see On the fly sign up).

When new users sign up for the site, they'll see the available text alerts and newsletters listed for their selection. Once they have established an account, when they log in they can edit the text alert and newsletter preferences.

Click here to learn more about e-newsletters.

Click here to see the new user sign-up screen which lists text alerts and newsletters during the initial enrollment process.

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times newspapersWhen we realized we needed to upgrade our Web site, we knew we could not do it alone. Linear Publishing more than answered the call. All the new features we were looking for were already in place at Linear. In addition, if we came up with a feature not yet available, they created it.

We now publish two Web sites a week in less time than it took us to publish one. The free time has opened me up to explore new ideas and features to use on our site. It's a great feeling when you can get an idea and in no time have it up and running online. Thanks to it's ease of use, our Web site is getting better and better every day.

We are always getting compliments from our readers and advertisers. With help from Linear Publishing, we are becoming the e-voice of the community that we were striving for.

Randy Drilingas, Creative Manager
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