Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?

Waxing UnLyrical

Why do people ask whether or not you should host your own blog? There are several platforms that want you to produce long-form content on their sites. Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog? Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?

Are Web-Based Free Hosts Good For Business?

Small Business Mavericks

I’m talking about the free web-based website hosts. decided to shut the site down – for good. 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. Don’t use the free web hosts. Go with traditional hosting instead.

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Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?

Jason Yormark

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.

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

Idaconcpts

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.

Who Is Your Host Neighbor?

Small Business Mavericks

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. So how do you find out who your hosting neighbors are?

Facebook Begins Prefetching to Improve Mobile Site Speed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced Wednesday that it will begin prefetching, or preloading advertiser sites, in order to boost its mobile performance and ease users’ frustration with slow load times. This can shorten mobile site load time by 29 percent, or 8.5 seconds, improving the experience and decreasing the risk of site abandonment. Plus, site abandonment hurts business objectives, like completing a purchase or filling out a form.

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How to Use Infographics to Bring Traffic to Your Site

SocialFish

When your site is too complicated, visitors don’t stick around for long. Other than it being a way to simplify concepts and ideas for your readers, there are several other reasons to use infographics on your site. Readers are drawn to your site. You can be a more useful site.

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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. While I fully agree that these three are quality hosting companies, I wouldn’t label them as the best WordPress hosting choice for every blogger.

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. This was the biggest motivator for moving my sites. For this site, it would mean a loss of mailing list subscribers and sales, ie.

5 Tools That Will Boost Your On-Site Engagement

Kikolani

Engagement improves visitor Time on Site, Reduces Bounce Rate and improves SERPS. You have to give them an obvious and immediate benefit to make them stay on your site. Here are five tools you can use to convert your casual browsers into active site users.

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.

Apple Owns Mystery Domains, Hosted on Amazon Cloud Server

Bill Hartzer

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.

Cloud Web Hosting: Benefits and Drawbacks

Idaconcpts

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?

ZDNet Buys Domain Name: Immediately Gets 2 Year Old Trusted Site Banned in Google

Bill Hartzer

ZDNet wrote a scathing article on their site, blaming Google for the error, claiming that Google got it all wrong. Google absolutely got it right, and was correct in banning the site in Google. Adds great content on the site.

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.

What Happens After People Get To Your Site

Katie Lance

What Happens When People Click to Your Site? After you apply Katie’s great strategies and tactics for social media, what happens when people arrive at your site? You worked hard to get new site visitors. 3 Things You Need to Do to Prepare Your Site for New Visitors.

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Google Hosts Low Quality Article Directory with Links They Want Us to Remove

Bill Hartzer

Google is hosting the very articles that contain links that Google is telling us that they want removed. I’ve known that, and we all have known for quite some time now that Google Penguin most likely targets links from these sites. Oh, the irony.

How to choose your hosting company

Social Media Citizens

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.

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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? Web hosting companies provide several features that vary.

6 Tips for Hosting an Interview Series on Your Blog

ProBlogger

Recently, Darren even shared a few tips on how to get high-profile bloggers to agree to be interviewed for your site. Six Tips for Hosting an Interview Series. Use social media to crowdsource questions or host a live Q & A session with the interviewee.

SEO Mega-Checklist: 75 steps to increased visibility for your site (infographic)

Socialmedia.biz

To help address this issue, we’ve put together a checklist of 75+ actionable On-page & Off-page SEO strategies that, if incorporated correctly, can improve your site’s ranking in the search engine results. Breadcrumbs make your site more accessible to search engine robots.

How to Manage an Enterprise Hosting Solution

Ari Herzog

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. In addition, you may need to have servers available for a public web site and different servers available for a private section only available to a select few – perhaps a group of employees or managers. Where most people get tripped up is actually managing an enterprise hosting solution.

Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website?

www.clickz.com

› Home › Column › Search › SEO Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website? Use of Human Language Blogs are one of the few opportunities that you can use “human language” within the copy of your site.

The Site Speed and SEO Connection

ProBlogger

So, how can you make your site rank higher, perform faster, and remain popular? The Googlebot crawls sites independently, judging their worth based upon several factors. Of these factors, site speed is the easiest to control. Speed, itself, is derived from the time it takes between site clicks and views. Having a fast database will speed up the site. Hosting There are many ways of optimising your page’s speed.

How to Increase Site Speed and Improve Your SEO Ranking

ProBlogger

Whether you’re a hobby blogger or have turned your blog into a business, your main goal is always going to be increasing the number of visitors you have to your site. The closer to number one your site lands, the more people who will see it and visit your page.

Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk

SocialFish

A good example of why occurred with the public disclosure that the TimThumb.php script (an image resizing tool used in many themes) was vulnerable, and had been used by hackers to gain access to a large number of sites using the system.

Introducing Our Niche Site Case Study (With a Twist)

Viper Chill

With the launch of a brand new niche site case study where I build a website from scratch and share the results with you all, in public, via this website. Both from the success of the sites they built and the reactions from their audience. There is no doubt our sites will get traffic.

Adding Satellite Sites To Your Hybrid Event Mix

SocialFish

That’s the best environment for satellite sites or pods with your hybrid event. A satellite site is when a group of people gather together to watch a live stream from your main event. Creating satellites sites with your hybrid event is best described as creating your own television network. Creating satellite sites with your hybrid event is nearly the same thing. Tips For Successful Hybrid Satellite Sites.

Chase Ignores Domain Name Whois Privacy, Sends Credit Card Offers to Web Host

Bill Hartzer

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. I own a small web hosting business in East Texas called Mabank.net.

Is Google+ the Next Big Social Media Site for Business?

The Social Media Incubator

Social Media Strategist Caroline Melberg feels that the site will be beneficial at some point in the future, but it might take some time. “I I think it is a bit too early for most businesses to jump into Google+ as the jury is still out on how participation will ramp up, but if it happens like I think it will, Google+ will become the first real social-business networking site,” said Melberg.

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How To Choose A Hosting Provider For Your e-Commerce Site

The Realtime Report

How To Choose A Hosting Provider For Your e-Commerce Site . One of the most important decisions you’ll make for your e-commerce store is the choice of a hosting provider. Hosts maintain computers specifically dedicated to housing websites. Dedicated Hosting .

Lessons Learned One Year After Starting a Private Membership Site

Jon Loomer

Up until this point, monetizing progressed as follows: AdSense on the site. Here are several lessons I’ve learned during the past year… Here are 13 lessons learned during a full year of running a membership site… Click To Tweet. Control Where It’s Hosted.

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Web Design: Creating a Favicon for your site

The Way of the Web

It’s important to remember how small the favicon will be when displayed in a tab – in the case of this site, we considered that our logo was more important and recognisable than reworking the site logo to be bigger.

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. The carnival posts frequently receive the most comments and trackbacks of any posts on my site. In other words, hosting a carnival means something for everyone. an increase in legitimate visitors for my site. an increase in legitimate visitors for the contributors’ sites.

7 steps to shutting down a social media site

Laurel Papworth

Remember, customers believe that social media sites belong to “them&# the customer and for a % of your online community your exit strategy is going to destroy their friendships and their content. Shutting down the sites with SilkCharm.

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Improving Online Credibility For Your Site

Idaconcpts

Web site development and online approaches are quickly becoming a central part of the way a company conducts business. It’s important to rely on good hosting and a Vmware server , but you have to take reputation just as seriously.

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How to Host Guest Blogs while Building your Credibility

ProBlogger

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? Once your niche and audience is clear, your guests will be clear as to where their creativity and expertise can best be used on your site. When hosting guest blogs, professionalism and courteousness can take you a long way. How to Host Guest Blogs while Building your Credibility.

Is Shared or Dedicated Hosting Best for You?

ProBlogger

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. Dedicated hosting. When to switch to dedicated hosting.

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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? Then, repeat after me: “Inviting others to my site will not help my competitors. Inviting others to my site will not help my competitors.”. Benefits of hosting guest bloggers. Every time I hosted a guest blogger, my page views more than doubled.

Rethinking how I manage my sites

The Way of the Web

I’ve been pretty busy with client work and my own sites recently – and managed to commit a cardinal sin in forgetting to renew the hosting package on one of my oldest projects, 140char.com. MyDpip.com – the site for Digital People in Peterborough.