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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

17 May

How to Eliminate Bots From Your Website

You’ve probably heard of bots on the Internet by now, but you might not be sure on what they are or what they do. To be brief, Internet bots, or web robots, or simply bots, are a software application that automatically runs various tasks on the Internet. These tasks can be for good or bad, depends on the creator. Good bots are typically used to assist in automating tasks, like website scanning or data collection, and are generally used to make our lives easier. Bad bots, however, are a pain...

10 May

10 Website Mistakes to Avoid – Small Business Tips

A bad website can be detrimental to your business so you’ll want to avoid as many website mistakes as you can. 75% of consumers admit that they will judge a business’s credibility based on how good their website design is. For the most part, you will only have about 15 seconds to gain a visitor’s attention before they leave, so you’ll want to make sure that you leave the best first impression possible. We’ve compiled 10 mistakes for you to avoid when putting your website together:   1. Out-of-date business information If you make...

3 May

Crowdfunding: Everything You Need To Know

You have an idea for a book, movie, product, or game, but there’s only one problem. Where’s the startup capital going to come from? Crowdfunding has become a viable way to get started. In fact, it’s what most people turn to when they’re not interested in going to a bank or traditional investor. However, there’s more to it than simply posting a few lines on Kickstarter, a lot more.   What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding serves as a way for entrepreneurs, small business owners and creative professionals to acquire capital by asking a collective...

26 Apr

Website Speed: 5 Ways To Improve Your Site’s Performance

Website speed can be one of the most important elements to increasing traffic and improving conversions on your website. Nearly half of all Internet users expect a web page to load within 2 seconds or less. Moreover, every 1-second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions. People in today’s day and age have a very short attention span and if your website doesn’t load quick enough for them, then you can expect to lose a lot of potential customers. If you know that your website doesn’t...

19 Apr

Growth Hacking – A Guide For Small Businesses

For being such a vague term, growth hacking actually has a rather specific meaning, and it’s not exactly what most people think. We want to explore this world, particularly by giving you a small business guide to growth hacking. This way, the benefits of growth hacking aren’t only available to fancy startups or companies with expensive development and marketing teams.   What is Growth Hacking? Growth hacking is a process in which a series of speedy experiments are used across marketing channels and product development to find the best ways to grow a business. Of...

12 Apr

How to Save Your Hacked WordPress Site

Dealing with a hacked WordPress website isn’t all that fun. Trust us, we know. WordPress is one of the most popular platforms upon which to power websites of all shapes and sizes. It’s an open source content management system, which is part of the reason it’s so insanely powerful—there’s an entire, global community constantly building on it and improve functionality. But, the fact that it’s open source also means security vulnerabilities are a constant concern. A report by security researcher Daniel Cid showed that nearly 17,000 WordPress websites had been hacked in...