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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.

Learn what is Email Hosting?
23 Aug

What is Email Hosting?
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We often hear about web hosting as a way to get your business online and out into the public domain of the internet. Granted, this is an essential step, but it leaves an important question unanswered: how will you manage your business communications?  There are many free options out there, and they’re great for private use, but when it comes to business email, there’s really only one solution, and that’s email hosting. Email hosting is easy to get set up. It’s usually an optional service that comes with your website, and you...

How to get your website indexed by Google
22 Aug

Infographic: Get Your Website Indexed by Google
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The first step to getting a good search engine results ranking on Google is getting your website indexed. Sure, Google will likely index your website by itself, but this might take some time. Until that happens, your website is practically invisible to the search engine and won't be getting any of that sweet search traffic. If you wish to jump in the game as soon as possible, there are a few simple actions you will need to take. In this infographic, we outlined each of the steps and what else...

Building Your SMB Brand Online
20 Aug

Building Your SMB Brand Online
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At first, marketing your small business (SMB) is all about creating brand awareness. If people don't know your company exists, you won't make much money. Later, attention shifts to building your brand—getting it so firmly established in the minds of your customers that they would never even consider going somewhere else for the products or services you sell. In both stages, the common denominator is a laser focus on your company's brand. Every business, whether it's a brick and mortar shop, a provider of services, an online store, or any other venture...

All About Domain Registration
16 Aug

All About Domain Registration
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One essential element of any website is its domain name. It's what people type into the address bar of their web browsers in order to access a specific site, and it's a major part of the site owner's online identity. For companies that do business exclusively online, a domain name can become synonymous with the company itself, as is the case with Amazon and its domain, www.amazon.com, for example. In this article, we'll go over the basics of what a domain is and how domain registration works. We'll cover what's involved...

What Is a Sitemap and Why You Need It
13 Aug

What Is a Sitemap and Why You Need It
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You probably spend a lot of time and effort making sure all the important pages of your website are optimized for search engines. You do this to increase the chances that your website will rank high in search results.  Yet, there’s a chance that not all of your website’s important pages will show up in search results, no matter how well optimized they are. The reason for that is search engines use automated discovery programs called web crawlers to “crawl” through your site and all its web pages. Once a page...

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Cybersecurity
9 Aug

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Cybersecurity
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In today’s business world, if you want to remain competitive, connecting your SMB to the internet is essential. Getting online is the best way to reach out to potential customers, but there’s a catch. Cybercrime is a very real threat, and it has the potential to wreak havoc on your business with devastating consequences. In 2017, the Ponemon Institute released a whitepaper describing the state of cybersecurity in small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). It found that as many as 58 percent of all malware attacks are targeted at SMB operations, because...