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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.

29 Mar

How to Optimize Your Website Content for SEO

So you’ve created some awesome content for your website, but you’re not seeing as many views or interactions with your work as you would like. Chances are you haven’t incorporated SEO (Search Engine Optimization) into your website. Research shows that 93% of online experiences begin with a search engine. If you aren’t properly tagging your work with the right keywords and terms then there is very little chance that your work is going to be seen. SEO can be a fickle beast to learn, but once you master it, your website...

22 Mar

HostPapa Customer Showcase: JulieHamilton.ca

As a self-employed wealth consultant and financial planning educator, Julie Hamilton needed a website for her business that was both simple and clean but also informative and professional. It wasn’t her first foray into an online strategy for Julie, but this time she “needed to have a legitimate presence.” But starting her own consultancy and learning solutions business meant that Julie didn’t have time to build her own website or learn a new tool like WordPress. She decided to pursue HostPapa’s Do It For Me service, which is totally managed website...

15 Mar

Why SSL Certificates are Important for your Website

An SSL certificate is something that every business should have on their website, especially after Google prioritized websites with SSL certificates for better search engine rankings. SSL, which stands for Secure Socket Layer, is an encryption technology used to create a secure connection between a web server and a user’s web browser. When a website has an SSL certificate properly installed on the server, a small green padlock icon  will be displayed to the left of a website URL in the browser and https will appear in green as well. SSL certificates...

Law Desk - Lawyer Attorney WordPress Theme
8 Mar

WordPress Theme Showcase: LawDesk For Lawyers

The LawDesk WordPress theme is designed specifically for professional law firms, freelance lawyers and attorneys of all sorts. But, as with most premium WordPress themes, this theme really could be used for all kinds of various corporate businesses. With LawDesk, you will find all the features that you need to maintain a professional presence online. LawDesk includes practice information pages, honor & awards, attorney pages, galleries, testimonials, news and a sleek team/staff component. It has multiple blog layouts and provide a great solution for law services. The theme is fully...

2 Mar

Social Media for Small Businesses – A Beginners Guide

Social media can be an intimidating place, especially if you’re a small business trying to get your voice heard. The good news is that most social media platforms, like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, are quite easy to use and understand. All you have to do is get started. Why is publishing content on social media important? Most people aren’t constantly checking your store or website for updates and promotions, but people are constantly checking social media for the latest news. Studies have shown that the average person spends nearly 2 hours...

28 Feb

What To Do If You Think Your Website Was Hacked

If you find out that your website has been hacked it can send you into a panic. How did they breach your security? Why did they do it? What did they steal? What will your customers think? Despite all of the thoughts that might be rolling through your head, it is important to try and remain calm. Hacking actually occurs a lot more often than you might think. A Sophos Security Threat Report says that about 30,000 websites are hacked every day, which is why it is so crucial to have...


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