Archive for April, 2012

How do some hosting companies keep prices so low?

Posted on April 30th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Whenever the term cheap or affordable comes up in a conversation relating to web hosting companies there may sometimes be a natural tendency to assume that there is a consequent loss in quality, features and/or benefits. However, over the last several years a small minority of cheap hosting providers have been carefully fine-tuning their infrastructure…

Google Launches Penguin Update: Opens the Doors to Negative SEO

Posted on April 27th, 2012 by Dustin Williams

At a recent conference Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s webspam team announced that Google was working on an algorithm update that would level the playing field for sites that don’t participate in “over-optimization” strategies. He later clarified that “over-optimization” wasn’t the best way of putting it because it is really about webspam. According to…

About Dustin Williams

Search marketing expert and Global SEO Manager for UK2 Group. Dustin has been practicing SEO for almost a decade and has built a track record of getting websites ranked in the top in even the most competitive industries.

How many website owners switch hosting providers in the United States?

Posted on April 26th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

A recent survey put together by Midphase Web Hosting reveals that nearly 80% of all current clients have transferred their website, blog, e-commerce site or content management system from another hosting provider to Midphase. Wow! That’s a BIG number and these statistics demonstrate four areas an affordable web-hosting provider must dominate in: Reputation Generally, the…

Should I go back to MySpace or consider using Google +?

Posted on April 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

The reason this provocative question comes up is because a lot of small businesses are becoming overwhelmed by new social media avenues that are seeking to siphon off your energy from networks you have just gotten familiar with, including Facebook. Most small businesses are now using Facebook to manage their social updates. That’s there first…

The Cost and Benefits of Using Shared Web Hosting

Posted on April 24th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

A major stumbling block deterring small businesses from coming online with new websites relates to cost and complexity — either perceived or actual. Traditionally, SMBs were understandably reluctant to spend their limited budgets on expensive website designers and hidden fees related to hosting, new domains or website applications which supposedly helped them convert visitors into…

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