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Jim Furyk to Speak at Free Web.com Small Business Forum in Ponte Vedra

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com (WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will host a free Small Business Forum designed to help small business owners learn how to successfully increase visibility and market themselves online. PGA TOUR Professional and 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year Jim Furyk will speak about his own experiences. The Small Business Forum will take place on Friday, September 27, 2013, from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. EDT at TPC Sawgrass.

Through Web.com's agreement with the PGA TOUR and as umbrella sponsor of the Web.com Tour, Web.com developed the Small Business Forum as a benefit to small business owners in communities across the country. The Web.com Small Business Forum takes place in conjunction with the Web.com Tour Championship, which will be held Thursday, September 26, 2013 – Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Dye's Valley Course in Ponte Vedra Beach. Each attendee will receive a free ticket to the Web.com Tour Championship that will also give them access to the Blues Traveler concert on Saturday, September 28.

Jim Furyk, will kick off the Web.com Small Business Forum, and Web.com Chief Marketing Officer Jason Teichman will share information and tools to help small business owners increase visibility and optimize marketing efforts online.

"We're excited to bring this event focused on helping small business owners to our own back yard and help the local community," said Teichman. "We have best practices from working with millions of business owners every day who are addressing real-world challenges of marketing online and through social channels. We expect a lively dialogue covering a range of key, timely topics that small business owners face when tackling this increasingly important digital opportunity."

Topics and content at the Small Business Forum focus on ways small business owners can achieve a successful Internet presence, including the elements of a great website, how to determine if their website is working for them, increasing traffic to their website and business, and decoding how to efficiently market their business on Google, Facebook and Twitter.

Furyk, who is a 16-Time PGA TOUR Champion, understands the importance of maintaining a strong online presence that resonates with key target audiences.

"Small businesses are essential to local markets and the economic make up," said Furyk "It's important that these small business owners equip themselves with the necessary tools to be successful online and to work with professionals, such as the Web.com team, who can help provide support."

Event Details:

  • Where: TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Room (110 Tournament Players Club Blvd, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082)
  • When: Friday, September 27, beginning with a complimentary lunch at 12 p.m.; presentation will start promptly at 12:30 p.m. and will conclude at 2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Attendance is free, but advanced registration is requested at smallbusinessforum.web.com. Each attendee will receive a free ticket to the Web.com Tour Championship that will also provide access to the Blues Traveler concert on Saturday, September 28.

For more information, contact smallbusinessforum@web.com or call 800-862-8718.

Attention Editors/News Directors: For a glimpse into what it's like to attend a Web.com Small Business Forum event, please click here for a short video.

About Web.com

Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is a global domain registrar and further meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. For more information, please visit www.web.com; follow Web.com on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/web.com. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com's Small Business Forum.

About the Web.com Tour

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour enters a new era in 2013 as it identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. Beginning in 2013, the Web.com Tour becomes the path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals in September. Web.com became the Tour's umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, replacing Nationwide Insurance. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 363 PGA TOUR titles, including 17 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 3,000 local charities and has surpassed $1.8 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter and Facebook.

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CONTACT: Drew Crowell GolinHarris for Web.com 972.341.2581 dcrowell@golinharris.com

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