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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.

8 Oct

3 Reasons to Invest in Automated Website Backup
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Having your data lost or stolen in an unforeseen circumstance, can be a business or website owner's’ greatest fear.. What if your current web host accidentally deleted your website, like what happened to a GoDaddy customer in 2010? What if you deleted some website files by accident? Since nobody is immune to accidents, automated website backup can help you recover your website files if anything were to happen to them. Ensuring the safety of your website data is critical for the security of your business. Automated website backup is a worthwhile...

29 Sep

Email 101: The Benefits & Risks to Email Marketing Selection for Small Businesses
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E-mail Marketing can be critical in helping a business grow. According to emailexpert.org the average return for every $1 spent on email marketing is $44.25. While that return can be exciting, it is crucial that business owners market their emails correctly. As email-marketing-reports.com reported, there are 247 billion emails sent every day, so it is important that emails stand out and go to the right people. Making the wrong choice when it comes to marketing e-mails can lead to a business's email being blacklisted and blocked. Joining forces with the...

23 Sep

Office 365: 9 Reasons to Choose a Business Premium Plan Over All Others
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Microsoft Office 365 is a service that provides businesses access to Office applications along with other productivity services such as, multi-device email sync and Microsoft Lync that are enabled over the Internet. HostPapa offers users three different Office 365 plans that are rich with features. HostPapa understands how difficult the selection process can be when it comes to buying services for your business. I bet you are asking yourself, "Should I choose the cheapest plan or the plan with the most features? Here are 9 reasons why HostPapa’s Office 365...

20 Sep

The Ultimate Guide to Responsive Website Design: Build Your Website with Usability in Mind
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I get excited seeing the great websites created by our HostPapa customers. If you just registered your domain with us – welcome! I’ve got a few tips as you start to build your website. The Ideal Page Load Time Is… In 1993, researcher and expert on user experience Jakob Nielson talked in “Need for Speed” about three important limits to response times, which are still relevant more than 20 years later: Instantaneous response: It takes 0.1 second for a user to feel the system is reacting to something he or she...

19 Sep

Best Mobile Web Apps for Small Business Owners
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I’m like a kid in the candy store when I look at small business apps for my smartphone. I want to try everything! Every app promises to make my life easier, my company run smoother and my customers happier. Some have lived up to the hype, while others have left me scratching my head. Here are a few of my favorites and their best features for small businesses. Google Apps Google Apps from HostPapa are amazing from an office and business needs prospective.  It’s a one-stop-shop and part of the reason this...

18 Sep

Responsive Design: 7 Design Mistakes that Can Cost You Leads
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You want your website design to generate leads – not send new visitors clicking to find information elsewhere. The best website design is a reflection of the quality of your company’s products and services. Your website needs to do more than look good; it needs to be clear and intuitive for users. Here are the Top 7 mistakes I see when newbies design websites for lead generation. Where Is Your ‘About Us’ Page? Data analytics company Chartbeat says the majority (55%) of visitors spend less than 15 seconds on your page. Forget the 30-second...