Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?

Waxing UnLyrical

Alison Kenney asked this question yesterday in a Facebook group I belong to: “When it comes to your own website, do you think a blog is a must?” ” You’re reading this blog on a business website, so you already know what my answer is.

Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?

Jason Yormark

Quite frankly I think those that write successful blogs carry more influence then just about anyone in the social media sphere, so a welcome addition. Apparently the new addition only covers WordPress.com hosted blogs and not self hosted blogs.

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Why This Blog is Hosted with Tubu

Ari Herzog

Every website must be hosted for you to see it. When you create a blog using a free platform, such as blah.blogspot.com or blah.wordpress.com, you relinquish control. I’ve thought about switching hosting companies but I’ve always stuck with Tubu.

Are Web-Based Free Hosts Good For Business?

Small Business Mavericks

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. It costs less than $20 per year for a domain name and less than $15 per month for good hosting. Don’t use the free web hosts.

WordPress Blog Hosting: WordPress.com or Self-Hosted?

Idaconcpts

Committing to a content management system (CMS) for your blog is a big decision. Given that WordPress hosts 59,914,568 as of 09/25/2011 and that over 301 million people view more than 2.5 Here is an analysis of key details that will guide your WordPress hosting decision.

The Complete Bloggers’ Guide to Web Hosting

ProBlogger

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. Just because one host is one man’s meat, it could be another man’s poison. What makes a good web host?

General Electric Hosts a Virtual Science Fair On Tumblr

Convince & Convert

To host this campaign, General Electric has introduced a new “#6SecondsScience Fair” Tumblr , which serves as a virtual home for the best submissions. Between General Electric and user-generated Vine content, the Tumblr blog houses 60 videos and counting.

What to Expect When Moving WordPress to New Hosting

Kikolani

I moved my photography blog , my husband’s HDR photography blog, and several other WordPress sites that were on HostGator to GoDaddy. I would actually suggest that if you have a self-hosted blog or website that you sign up for a free account with Pingdom. Blogging

6 Tips for Hosting an Interview Series on Your Blog

ProBlogger

Interviews have become popular features on many blogs, and for good reason. In addition to being fresh content, interviews can help you build relationships with other experts in your niche, provide your audience with different perspectives, and encourage influencers to promote your blog.

Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website?

www.clickz.com

› 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.

Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote

Diva Marketing Blog

in addition to the awesome host of course? Diva Marketing : Let’s talk blogs! I think that being a large, bearded, masculine man with a love for barbecue and beer and whiskey and fried foods helped set me apart in the food blog world.

Why I Chose SiteGround for Web Hosting

Ari Herzog

In the 14 years since purchasing ariherzog.com, I’ve paid several companies for web hosting. 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. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email.

How to choose your hosting company

Social Media Citizens

If you are about to start your business or professional blog, the first thing you have to consider is your online presence. 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.

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Host yourself: Don’t leave your digital space in someone else’s hands

Idaconcpts

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. So, about web hosting services?

How to Manage an Enterprise Hosting Solution

Ari Herzog

This is a guest blog post by Anthony Benedict. I 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.

How to Create and Host a Blog Carnival

ProBlogger

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. As you can probably deduce, the carnival is germane to my blog’s focus on personal finance. In other words, hosting a carnival means something for everyone. If you’re wondering, I had originally offered to host the Carnival of Wealth once a month.

Three Words That Will Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

SocMed Sean

And recent trends in social media are showing that sharing photos and images is a great way to make sure that your blog posts are getting traffic. Additionally, Google penalizes slow-loading websites and blogs by not ranking them as high as those that load quickly.

Monday Roundup: Get Started With Blogging

Waxing UnLyrical

Maybe you’re even planning to get started with blogging? On January 10th, this blog turns seven. Getting started on blogging can be daunting, but IMHO is worth it. I’ve heard from quite a few of you who want to make blogging a priority this year.

How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

SocialFish

Your business blog is a failure. But you keep updating it because all your competitors have blogs. Many company blogs are like this: Business owners start them because everyone else does but you are not sure what to do with it. What Constitutes A Successful Blog?

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How to Host Guest Blogs while Building your Credibility

ProBlogger

Once you have been blogging for a while, the reality of keeping your content fresh, relevant, and interesting becomes more of a challenge. 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? How to accomplish: Before accepting guest blogs, ensure that your blog has room for opinions, and ideas, and welcomes engagement of your readers.

WordPress Hack Directed At.com Blogs

Small Business Mavericks

If you read the news about a recent WordPress hacker who targeted a massive number of WordPress blogs, relax. The former hosts blogs much like Blogger.com. If you installed WordPress on a server at your hosting company (Hostgator, BlueHost, SBM, etc.), However, that doesn’t mean your WordPress blog can’t be hacked. There are too many to recommend here now, but know that you can increase your WordPress blog’s security in a number of ways.

Do you syndicate your blog?

Janet Fouts

You see, lots of bloggers have their blog posts syndicated on other sites that aggregate content, and sometimes we write posts specific to a site just to get our names in front of more readers who frequent that particular web site. It’s like guest blogging, but more focused.

Happy Belated 9th Birthday to My Blog

Ari Herzog

May 2016 marked the ninth birthday of my blog! You can visit the archive and read my initial blog posts about apartment life, later posts about digital marketing, and ultimately about minimalism and productivity. Are you receiving my blog posts by email? Blog News birthday

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The Rapid eLearning Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Rapid Elearning Blog. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you know that’s flat out wrong. However, every week I get emails from blog readers that basically read like this: "My company uses a branded PowerPoint template for presentations.

6 Reasons a Blog Should be the Center of Any Social Content Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the many business benefits of blogging , it remains an underutilized tactic. 500 fastest-growing companies and just 35% of the Fortune 100 enterprises maintain blogs. And presuming that blog is hosted on your company domain (e.g.

Is a Great Blog in the Eyes of the Beholder?

Kikolani

If you’re anything like me, you’ve put tons of heart (time and work) in your quest to create a great blog to showcase your work or business. In fact, you give your absolute best effort in producing each and every single thing you do in blogging. What exactly is a Great Blog?

Why Blog Posts Fail

Convince & Convert

As I wrote about in my post “ Are you thinking about your blog all wrong? This is especially true for blogs, where 80-90% of all blog traffic comes from 10-20% of the posts you publish. You have a blog that publishes three posts per week, 50 weeks per year.

Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk Hacked, Hosting Malware on Site

Bill Hartzer

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.

The Hard Things About The Hard Thing Called "Digital Transformation"

Twist Image

Notice how quickly we moved from hosting to cloud services? business blog. digital marketing blog. hosting. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. You can't throw a marketing professional down a flight of stairs without the words "digital transformation!" tumbling out of their mouth. There is no doubt that digital transformation affects everyone in business today. Small, medium and large businesses are being impacted.

49% of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress

The Way of the Web

An interesting study released yesterday by Pingdom reveals that 49% of the top 100 blogs as ranked by Technorati are using WordPress as their CMS platform. Blogging open source wordpress domain names platforms setup wordpress hosting

How To Run A Successful Bilingual Blog

Idaconcpts

Blogs have become a staple for just about every business, every entrepreneur, and every brand out there. In fact, blogs have become so popular that it can make standing out from the crowd difficult. The following tips offer ideas on how to run a successful bilingual blog.

Is Shared or Dedicated Hosting Best for You?

ProBlogger

Blog owners have a lot of decisions to make if they want to be successful. What will my blogs focus be? One of the questions to which blog owners rarely give enough thought is what kind of web hosting solution they’ll use. Shared hosting. Dedicated hosting.

6 Ways to Attract Return Visitors to Your Blog

Convince & Convert

You’ve been creating consistent blog posts for a while, but you aren’t getting as much traffic as you’d like. According to Kapost, brands that post 15 blog posts per month average 1,200 new leads per month. Consider running a contest through your blog.

How to Create Your Ultimate Blogging Calendar

Katie Lance

You know you should probably blog or create content and you agree that it sounds like a good idea, but this is where you get stuck… You get stuck in making it happen week after week. Here is why: Creating a blog calendar makes blogging a priority and a habit.

Guest Post Hosting: the Surprising Traffic Driver

ProBlogger

We’ve all heard how writing guest posts for other blogs can increase exposure and drive traffic to your site. But what about hosting guest bloggers as a way to increase traffic? Benefits of hosting guest bloggers. Several months ago, I was experiencing a major lull in my blog, “ Shari Lopatin: Rogue Writer.” My blog’s views soared from 15 to 200—in less than two hours. Every time I hosted a guest blogger, my page views more than doubled.

Here’s Your Opportunity to Start Something Awesome: Join #MBUstorm Blogging Challenge!

SocialFish

That’s what MyBlogU new blogging challenge is all about: Start a new site. There will be more prizes from partners including cash prizes, free 10-year hosting, etc.

14 Blog Writing Tips for Creating SEO-Friendly Blog Posts

Writtent Blog

If you’re in charge of your company’s blog, SEO is just as important for you as creating quality content that inspires engagement and generates leads. If you publish infrequently or sporadically, Google assumes your blog is not a good resource for searchers. Link to Other Blog Posts.

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5 Big Hosting Mistakes Bloggers Don’t Know They’re Making

ProBlogger

This guest post is by the Blog Tyrant. If you take your blogging seriously you’ll know that you have to wear a lot of different hats. But what a lot of bloggers seem to forget is that our blog hosting setup is an extremely crucial piece in the puzzle.

Calculate Your Blogging ROI in 9 Steps

Convince & Convert

Blogging isn’t free. Creating and sustaining a good blog for yourself or your company is a highly labor-intensive proposition. The people (maybe you) working on the blog could be doing something else that helps the company make money, save money, or both.

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Why Blogging can be a Ridiculous Waste of Time

Kikolani

I often get asked, “Do you make money from blogging?” No one pays me for creating blog posts for my own sites. But, if I DIDN’T blog, no one would know who the heck I was. Is Blogging A Complete Waste of Time? Blogging Benefits. Blogging Pitfalls.