Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Why do people ask whether or not you should host your own blog? So when you have a bunch of “hosts” out there, all ushering you into the window seat, why bother with the hassle of creating your own? 2. Blogging Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog? Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog? Usually, two reasons: 1.
Are Web-Based Free Hosts Good For Business?
Small Business Mavericks
MAY 14, 2011
You might have used one in the past. I’m talking about the free web-based website hosts. And all those people who had websites hosted by Geocities had to move their sites, or lose them. Some of these web-based hosts provide services like analytics, a blog platform, forum add-ons, and their sites even show up in the search engine rankings so the SEO is good. Still, even if you use a web-based host that provides all the services that you need and some SEO, you’ll still run the risk of losing your website if the host shuts down. So sad.
Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?
OCTOBER 3, 2011
Apparently the new addition only covers WordPress.com hosted blogs and not self hosted blogs. Anyone that goes to the trouble of self hosting a blog typically is serious about their blogging. Most of the successful and lasting blogs you find online are self hosted. But to not include and factor self hosted blogs is a serious miss on Klout’s part.
WordPress Blog Hosting: WordPress.com or Self-Hosted?
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Given that WordPress hosts 59,914,568 as of 09/25/2011 and that over 301 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages each month on WordPress.com-hosted blogs (data from WordPress Stats ), it is not a surprise that many users around the world have chosen WordPress as their CMS of choice. Here is an analysis of key details that will guide your WordPress hosting decision.
Why This Blog is Hosted with Tubu
AUGUST 17, 2011
Every website must be hosted for you to see it. After migrating this blog from Google’s free platform to a self-hosted WordPress platform in the fall of 2008, I followed Chris Brogan’s blogging advice and contacted Tubu Internet Solutions (affiliate link) to host my blog for $10 a year. Related articles you may enjoy: How to Manage an Enterprise Hosting Solution.
Host A Hangout-On-Air
Small Business Mavericks
APRIL 5, 2013
But did you know you can host a Hangout and record it live on YouTube? One of the fascinating things about Google+ that few people are aware of but that is a powerful tool for business is Google+’s Hangouts-on-Air. I’ve written about Google+ Hangouts before. If you have a YouTube channel, this is a golden opportunity. You can reach all of your YouTube channel subscribers with one live video feed that you can also embed on your own website. And it’s really easy to use. Google+ Hangouts is a webinar feature much like Skype. It’s really that simple.
Produce, Promote, and Host a Webinar to Generate Qualified Leads
JULY 1, 2015
couple of weeks ago, I did a webinar for Content Marketing Institute and ON24 on How to Host a Successful Webinar Every Time. It was a take-off of Host a Successful Webinar with These 16 Steps that I’ve written about both here and in Spin Sucks , the book. Host a Webinar that Generates Qualified Leads. Your host may get sick. By Gini Dietrich. mean, a ton.
The Complete Bloggers’ Guide to Web Hosting
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
Blog hosting can be a confusing thing to navigate , particularly if you’re new to the blogging game or just striking out with your own domain. If you look at WordPress’ previous official web hosting company recommendations, there are three hosting companies suggested – DreamHost, Laughing Squid , and BlueHost. What makes a good web host? Do hosting reviews matter?
How to Host a Succesful Web Contest
JANUARY 27, 2011
As such, if you are searching for ways to increase your website’s traffic, consider hosting a web contest to appeal to those basic human desires. Every contest your company hosts should have a predetermined purpose. If your company sells camera equipment, it won’t make sense to host a contest testing the cooking skills of contestants. Determine Contest Purpose. Generate a Buzz.
Google Calls New gTLDs Domain Endings, Offers Web Hosting
JUNE 23, 2014
Google is getting ready to launch Google Domains , where you can get a website, web hosting, and a website editor like Wix.com (which is very SEO-unfriendly, by the way). – Support. I don’t expect you to get any extra SEO benefits from hosting your new domain name and website with Google, but you will probably get a pretty fast, secure, reliable website. Domain Names
Why I Chose SiteGround for Web Hosting
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
In the 14 years since purchasing ariherzog.com, I’ve paid several companies for web hosting. From Everyone — person and business — rents space for a monthly or annual period of time with a hosting provider. For the past three years I hosted my site with HostGator. They’ve been in business for over a decade; and are among the most popular providers out there for shared hosting environments. From GoDaddy to Tubu to HostGator and probably others in between, SiteGround is the latest — and I’m pleased to share why. Thanks for reading.
Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote
Diva Marketing Blog
JUNE 19, 2016
in addition to the awesome host of course? Jay Ducote came to my attention when he battled it out last year on the Food Network show Food Network Star Season 11. For those who might not be food TV fans (a guilty pleasure of mine. take a look at Diva Foodies !) the winner of Food Network Star walks away with the biggest prize in food TV competiton ~ their own show on the Food Network.
14 Steps to Hosting a Successful Webinar
Convince & Convert
MAY 7, 2013
Following is a step-by-step list of how to host a memorable, interesting, and useful webinar. She is the lead blogger at PR and marketing blog , Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing In the Round , and co-host of Inside PR, a weekly podcast about communications and social media. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Choose a topic and a headline that has great search potential.
How to import Posterous to self-hosted WordPress
The Way of the Web
FEBRUARY 17, 2013
We tend to always recommend self-hosting if your site is important to you and your business, partly because third-party services can close or change, and partly because it gives you a lot more control over backups. WordPress is particularly suited to self-hosting, as it’s so widely used and most hosting services will offer a simple one-click install to get you up and running.
Who Is Your Host Neighbor?
Small Business Mavericks
JUNE 27, 2012
Web hosting is a necessity for online marketing. One of the important factors to consider when setting up a hosting account is who your neighbors are. This is important because if you get put on a server that is a bad neighborhood – several of your hosting neighbors are spammers – then you could get a bad reputation by association. Your choice of hosting companies has a lot to do with that reputation. Most hosting companies offer a cheap hosting plan where you share server space with other customers. But they aren’t perfect.
General Electric Hosts a Virtual Science Fair On Tumblr
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 15, 2013
To host this campaign, General Electric has introduced a new “#6SecondsScience Fair” Tumblr , which serves as a virtual home for the best submissions. General Electric Hosts a Virtual Science Fair On Tumblr is a post from: Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy. The examples of Vines submitted are incredibly diverse, but interesting. Key Takeaways.
What to Expect When Moving WordPress to New Hosting
MAY 30, 2011
would actually suggest that if you have a self-hosted blog or website that you sign up for a free account with Pingdom. You can monitor once website and get these monthly reports plus email notifications of when your site has gone down and additional details about outages that you can share with your host’s support team to troubleshoot any problems. Yes, you read that right.
6 Tips for Hosting an Interview Series on Your Blog
MAY 1, 2014
Six Tips for Hosting an Interview Series. Use social media to crowdsource questions or host a live Q & A session with the interviewee. And don’t be afraid to ask them to share it on their social networks — one of the biggest benefits of hosting an interview series is the potential to attract the subjects’ audiences to your blog. Choose the Right Format. Phone. Email.
How to Host Your Domain Name with Bing.com For Free
APRIL 9, 2014
Tired of having to pay for web hosting and don’t want to park your domain name with a domain name parking company ? Well, you can (temporarily) host your domain name with Bing.com for free. How to host your domain with Bing. Host: www.mrotgage.com User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Referer: [link] Connection: close • Finding host IP address. Connecting to host.
Apple Owns Mystery Domains, Hosted on Amazon Cloud Server
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
owns a bunch of nonsensical domain names that use Apple’s own DNS, but are hosted on Amazon’s cloud server. And they’ve been buying these nonsensical domain names and setting up web hosting for at least 6 months now. I’m not sure what they’re up to, and it could be just them testing. While doing some digging around today, I noticed that Apple, Inc.
Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website?
JANUARY 4, 2011
› Home › Column › Search › SEO Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website? Mark Jackson | August 18, 2010 | 0 comments ); //]]> Share Tweet My company has recommended blogging to many of our search engine optimization clients. Some folks jump right on the bandwagon, and still others are something less than enthusiastic about going down this path. White papers?
Cloud Web Hosting: Benefits and Drawbacks
AUGUST 13, 2010
Web hosting in the cloud. When you examine the advantages offered by cloud hosting against its drawbacks, does the equation favor cloud web hosting, or are most websites served just as well by virtual private servers or even shared hosting? First, a bit about cloud web hosting. Beyond the hype, what is cloud hosting? The term itself just sounds cool.
Google Hosts Low Quality Article Directory with Links They Want Us to Remove
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Google is hosting the very articles that contain links that Google is telling us that they want removed. That’s right, in what can only be a unique twist of irony, Google is playing web host to thousands of low quality spammy articles, the exact same type of articles that Google wants us to remove. Oh, the irony. What?!? Oh, the irony! Registrant Street: 2400 E.
How to choose your hosting company
Social Media Citizens
AUGUST 30, 2013
There are so many hosting services online that it is really difficult to choose the right one, but doing your homework always pays off in the long term. The hosting market keeps expending, various new services are being introduced every day. First of all you have to consider the hosting package. Secondly, you have to consider the ease of use of the hosting company.
The Importance Of Good Web Hosting
Small Business Mavericks
AUGUST 21, 2011
Businesses who make their first attempt to participate in online marketing often make the mistake of choosing the wrong hosting company. There are so many hosting companies offering services and so many different types of hosting services available that it can be overwhelming to some small business owners who just want a website for their business. While it can be tempting to find a local web host that will provide a place for your website, that could be a fatal mistake. Make sure your web host has plenty of servers and that those servers are in constant maintenance.
UK Teen Troll and Australian Radio Host – Social Media vs Traditional
SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
Compare these two situations: A UK Teen is arrested for making comments about an Olympian diver’s (Tom Daly) father’s death on Twitter and a lauded Australian Radio Host is lauded for making comments in front of Uni students about our Prime Minister’s father’s death. Where Where do our teenagers learn it is fine to trash someone mourning the death of their father?
Host yourself: Don’t leave your digital space in someone else’s hands
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
When it comes to running a small business or blogging about your recent travel adventures to Spain, anyone who works online understands the need for speedy and effective Internet hosting service. While the quality of various hosting companies can vary widely, having 100% up-time is very important for the business or individual to stay productive. So, about web hosting services?
Invitation: IBM #SocialBizChat to Host @SocialEmployee w/ @kevinbrandall, @ckburgess, @mnburgess #socbiz #HR
Blue Focus Marketing
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
Day/Time: Thursday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m. Our little social business book that could, The Social Employee , keeps rolling right along. We are proud to announce that IBM (@ IBM ) has selected The Social Employee (@ SocialEmployee ) for “ The Shortlist ,” the company’s monthly book club. It’s a month-long celebration, and we want you to be a part of it. Topic: The Social Employee. Day/Time: Thursday, Feb.
How to Manage an Enterprise Hosting Solution
OCTOBER 19, 2010
often get a lot of questions about enterprise hosting solutions – and for good reason. However, hosting depends on the amount of space you need. With an enterprise hosting solution, you can not only protect your information by placing it on your own dedicated servers, but you can also determine exactly where you want specific data to be stored – something you lose with public cloud hosting. Where most people get tripped up is actually managing an enterprise hosting solution. Enterprise Hosting Software. Organizing Your Web Environments.
Chase Ignores Domain Name Whois Privacy, Sends Credit Card Offers to Web Host
MARCH 2, 2011
When they encounter whois privacy on a domain name, they are disregarding it and alternatively sending the credit card offers to the domain owners’ web hosting companies. host several of my own web sites, including this one, and I have other web servers where I host web sites for my customers. usually ignore them. started to investigate this further. Surely not.
Google to Retire Hosted Domains Product within AdSense
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Google has decided to retire the “hosted domains” product that they have through the Google AdSense program. According to an email directly from the Google AdSense team, they have evaluated the benefits of their partner network and decided to retire the Hosted Domains program with Google AdSense. After evaluating the benefits of our partner network, we’ve decided to retire the Hosted domains product within AdSense. April 18: Hosted domains will become inactive and it’ll no longer be possible to earn from them. Here is a copy of the email from Google.
Burt’s Bees Turns To Social Media Community To Host Global Beeday Celebration
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
To celebrate its 30th birthday, Burt’s Bees took to Facebook and Twitter on September 17th to host a Global Beeday celebration with its community. Featuring happy birthday wishes from the Burt’s Bees community read by company founder Burt “live and in the beard,” the Beeday event offers a good example of how to celebrate milestones with your social media community.
5 Big Hosting Mistakes Bloggers Don’t Know They’re Making
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
But what a lot of bloggers seem to forget is that our blog hosting setup is an extremely crucial piece in the puzzle. Setting up on a free host instead of your own. I’ve talked about this a lot on my blog and so have writers here on ProBlogger but it is a mistake that many new bloggers continue to make. Not choosing a host with live support. And things often go wrong.
How to Create and Host a Blog Carnival
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Host a blog carnival : a roundup of timely posts from other bloggers, concentrating on a particular area of interest. My blog, Control Your Cash , hosts the weekly Carnival of Wealth. In other words, hosting a carnival means something for everyone. Simple courtesy dictates that anyone who submits to a carnival should offer a reciprocal link, but even the promise of a unilateral link is enough to attract other bloggers and help a carnival grow. (If you’re wondering, I had originally offered to host the Carnival of Wealth once a month. respite from research for me.
Guest Post Hosting: the Surprising Traffic Driver
MAY 1, 2012
But what about hosting guest bloggers as a way to increase traffic? Benefits of hosting guest bloggers. Every time I hosted a guest blogger, my page views more than doubled. The whole reason your blog will benefit from hosting a guest, is because of cross-promotion. Guest Post Hosting: the Surprising Traffic Driver. This guest post is by Shari Lopatin of ShariLopatin.com. We’ve all heard how writing guest posts for other blogs can increase exposure and drive traffic to your site. New concept, huh? Inviting others to my site will not help my competitors.”.
How to Host Guest Blogs while Building your Credibility
DECEMBER 20, 2011
One way to satisfy these challenges is to host guest blogs on your site. While there are plenty of tips out there on how to be a good guest blogger, what about being a gracious host? Image copyright denlitya - Fotolia.com On my home decor lifestyle blog Stagetecture , I have hosted close to 300 guest bloggers to my “home,” and along the way I have been able to carefully perfect a system of hosting quality guest bloggers that helps my guests deliver a quality product to my readers and develops my credibility in the process. Remember: your home, your rules.
A Very Special Social Pros: Announcing Your New Co-Host!
Convince & Convert
JULY 6, 2015
Jeff is leaving us in excellent hands with our new co-host, Mr. Adam Brown , the Executive Strategist at Salesforce. Tweetable Moments By putting content & social marketing together, you get the most important thing—great storytelling. adamcb Tweet This. Passing the Social Pros Baton. Mr. Jeffrey K. Rohrs is departing from our long-time Social Pros patron Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
Is Shared or Dedicated Hosting Best for You?
JULY 10, 2011
One of the questions to which blog owners rarely give enough thought is what kind of web hosting solution they’ll use. Shared hosting. Shared web hosting is the lowest cost hosting option available. With this type of hosting, your server is basically one of many server programs run on a single piece of hardware. Dedicated hosting. Jesse L.
9 Tips for a Successful Webinar Event
MAY 28, 2012
Depending on its content, you may even consider hosting a webinar-for-profit. However, even the best content won’t make up for bad hosting. Below is a list of practices to help you successfully host your own webinar. Along with advice from friends and associates, these are things that I’ve learned through trial and error when hosting webinars. Send two reminders.
Five Tips for Holding a Twitter Chat that Doesn’t Suck
AUGUST 30, 2012
Because chats are your golden opportunity to share your expertise and knowledge, you want to host one that doesn’t fall flat and send participants fleeing from their computers. . Google Docs hosts a spreadsheet where you can search for chats based on specific topics. Avoid hosting it at the same time as other chats with similar topics so your target audience can participate!
Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk Hacked, Hosting Malware on Site
AUGUST 24, 2012
It looks like Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk , the search engine for domain names, has been hacked, and apparently is hosting malware on their web site. Typically, when users begin seeing messages about a domain name hosting malware notices, it’s from Google. If you’re a web site owner and am seeing this message, then I recommend contacting your web host immediately.
Facebook Lags Behind Pinterest in Social Shopping Engagement
NOVEMBER 3, 2012
Social Media Consumer Electronic commerce engagement Facebook Facebook Users Image Hosting Lag Like Button Online Consumer Online Shopping Photo Sharing Pinterest Recent Report Social Shopping Software User Report UsersPinterest is superior to Facebook at stimulating conversations about consumer products. According to a recent report from BizRate Insights, Pinterest is better at inspiring and driving purchases than Facebook — 69% of online consumers who visit the social network have found an item they’ve bought or wanted to buy, while only 40% of Facebook users [.].