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Top 100 Web Hosting Twitter Accounts

October 15th, 2013 . by Admin

Social media can be fun, but it’s also a useful tool that can facilitate numerous types of communication. Savvy hosting providers use Twitter for several purposes: to communicate with their customers, to respond to customer service issues and questions, and even to broadcast anticipated down times as well as unexpected glitches. We sifted through hundreds [...]

Web Analytics: Are They Really Accurate?

April 18th, 2011 . by Claire

How many people visited your site yesterday? If you checked your site analytics, you could probably give me an exact number. But that number may not be anywhere near accurate. Getting accurate data is surprisingly difficult, even for a company as well-equipped as Google. If you run multiple analytics tools on your site, you’ll notice huge variations [...]

Is It Worth Switching Hosts?

March 7th, 2011 . by Claire

Sometimes a web host can start off giving you great service. But over time, the price you’re paying may not seem like such good value. How do you know if the grass will be greener after a switch? Assess the Quality of Your Host A bad host is a bad host. Sometimes you won’t find [...]

14 Popular Websites Speedtested

September 13th, 2010 . by Claire

In this article, we’ll pit some popular websites head to head. The challenge is simple. Which site loads faster? Using http://whichloadsfaster.com, we’ll open two sites side by side and track the loading time. The Rules Each test is run five times. Adblock was enabled to prevent ad networks from interfering. Tests are performed using Google Chrome [...]

10 Hosts Who Blog

July 14th, 2010 . by Jonathan

Does your host have a blog? Surprisingly, many don’t. A blog is an excellent, free and easy way for a host to stay in contact with their clients at times other than when a trouble ticket is filed. It’s a chance to put a more human face on the company, let clients see what goes [...]

Is It Worth Buying SEO Hosting?

May 26th, 2010 . by Claire

Hostgator has recently set up a new arm, SEO Hosting. It specialises in a small but growing niche: hosting across multiple Class C IP addresses. It joins a few other companies in this market, including SEOWebHosting.net and Got Web Host?. But is SEO hosting worth buying anyway? What is a Class C Network? To understand SEO hosting, [...]

The Enormous Benefits of Google Apps Email

March 11th, 2010 . by Claire

A few very good reasons why you should use Google Apps over alternative services, and a quick guide to setting it up.

Is Your Web Host On Twitter Yet?

April 24th, 2009 . by Richard

I didn’t get Twitter for a long time. I mean, the l-o-n-g-e-s-t time. Like many people, I damned it as just another time drain. I was delighted to be proved wrong when I saw some real world uses. One that captured my imagination was seeing how companies like Zappos and Dell were using Twitter to [...]

Descriptive URLs For SEO

March 12th, 2009 . by Justyn

Many Content Management Systems (CMS), such as WordPress, create dynamically generated URLs. These URLs look something like this:  http://example.com/page.php?id=1 Now, just looking at the link above you can’t possibly know what type of content is on the page. In contrast, look at this link: http://example.com/webhosting-for-beginners You have at least a general idea about the content [...]

How to Make Custom Twitter Backgrounds

January 14th, 2009 . by Claire

Want to make your Twitter page a little more professional or personal? Now you can customise the background. Here’s how it works. Check out this informative post from the CronCast blog. It includes dimensions and layout suggestions to help you create your own Twitter background efficiently. Alternatively, Hugh Briss creates custom Twitter Backgrounds for $75 (or for [...]

RIP SEO?

January 13th, 2009 . by Toni

An interesting post and discussion titled “Ranking, SERPs, SEO Dead in 2009?” at Sitepoint got me thinking… Once upon a time, you could build a site about “foo”, fill it with invisible text containing the word “foo” and get in the top 10 results in the SE’s. Years later, if you could find enough pages [...]

Yahoo! Launches Web Analytics

October 28th, 2008 . by Toni

Looks like Yahoo! is launching a “web analytics” service on a limited basis starting this week. The new service is currently in beta and only available to a select group of advertisers and third party app developers. Soon, the service will be made available to Yahoo’s 13,000 e-commerce customers hosting under the Yahoo Small Business [...]

Spying on the World with Google Trends

June 29th, 2008 . by Toni

Google just made some updates to Google Trends which allows you to research and compare search terms by popularity and geographical region. If you do keyword research, this can be a very handy tool. After signing in to a Google Account, visitors to Trends can now view the “numbers” on the graphs as well as [...]

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