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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.

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28 Sep

An Intro To Google My Business and Local Search

With the way business is conducted today, it is increasingly more important to have an Internet presence for your company, no matter its size. If no one can find your website, what’s the point of going through the hassle of building one? This is where local search comes in. Not to worry, Google My Business is here to ensure that your business is easily found through local search results. It will drive more traffic to your website and will make sure your customers find your company exactly when they are looking...

How Focusing On Customer Reviews Can Boost Your Bottom Line
20 Sep

How Focusing On Customer Reviews Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get in the minds of our customers for a day? Through the endless bounds of the Internet it can be an arduous task to understand what your customers are thinking, but luckily market research can give you some insight as to how your customers make purchasing decisions and how they behave online. Understanding the buying process that customers go through can go a long way in bringing more leads and sales to your online store. In a report released this year, Demac Media...

5 Killer iOS Apps to Boost Productivity in Your Office
13 Sep

5 Killer iOS Apps to Boost Productivity in Your Office

Getting a small business off the ground these days requires focus and a commitment to productivity, so it makes sense to understand what iOS apps are out there that will contribute to productivity boosts in your office. Sure you can go onto the app store to scroll through some of the most recent lists, but sometimes going back to the old faithfuls, the tried, tested and true apps that have proven themselves with years of use, is the best way to go. If you’re trying to figure out how to cut...

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6 Sep

7 Free Ways To Increase Your Website’s Security

Malware can infect your website in a multitude of different ways including the installation of malicious software or free software packets or even through out-of-date third party applications such as Joomla! Or WordPress. According to the Symantec Corporation, there were vulnerabilities found in nearly three quarters of websites in 2015 and over one million web attacks each and every day during the year! There are many services out there that people can purchase to protect their websites. A good place to start is with an antivirus software for your computer....

Should You Be Running Your Website On WordPress
30 Aug

Should You Be Running Your Website On WordPress?

Many people think of WordPress as just a simple platform to run a blog on but over the years WordPress has evolved in one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) available to users today. Currently, 26% of websites around the world are run on WordPress. It’s not just small websites that are run on WordPress now. Companies of all sizes use WordPress to create their online presence. Major news outlets, large businesses, and small businesses alike use the WordPress platform and can be seen in the WordPress showcase. What exactly...

Google Apps for Work by Dan Matutina
3 Aug

How Google Apps for Work Can Help You Grow Your Business

Nowadays, business is conducted in the cloud. Even brand new businesses require basic cloud capabilities such as smooth mobile device integration, professional branded email, secure file storage that’s accessible from any computer, reliable calendar and contact management, and apps for staying in touch with team members and customers alike. According to a report conducted by Deloitte, 85% of small business owners reported that cloud technology enables them to scale and grow faster, while 66% said that the cloud allows them to outperform their competitors. Unsurprisingly, Google is leading the charge when...


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