Imagine I told you that a particular room was full of registered Republicans while another room was full of registered Democrats. Then, without indicating which rooms held which, I said, “One of these rooms is also full of religious nuts while the other is full of tree-hugging hippies.”
Based on that information, I’d bet good money you assumed one room is full of spiritually-minded Republicans and the other environmentally-sound Democrats. You probably thought that despite the fact that there are lots of environmentally-sound Republicans and spiritually-minded Democrats. Even so, the power of association is strong enough to instantly place presumptions in your mind about the kind of people who are in each room.
There are a lot of well-respected people in the search-marketing industry who believe that search engines use similar associations to judge websites. While the evidence is largely anecdotal, there does seem to be indications that how you host your website can and does affect your search engine rankings.
Searching for an exceptional e-commerce Drupal theme with a beautiful design and responsive features can be challenging when compared to other content management systems like Word Press or Joomla; but, the list is growing!
Here are the four e-commerce themes we think may do the job nicely for your retail-orientated content management system hosted on Midphase server platforms.
Duplicate content is one of the top concerns of online publishers and content marketers. In the SEO world, it’s the same content published on different URLs and may negatively affect a website ranking.
“Duplicate content is content that appears on the Internet in more than one place (URL),” said SEOMoz. “This is a problem because when there are more than one piece of identical content on the Internet, it is difficult for search engines to decide which version is more relevant to a given search query.”
Is duplicate content bad for your brand? Many believe it is, including Google, who advises sites to carefully consider the reasons for publishing duplicate content. The following 7 points may help Midphase hosting customers interested in protecting their Google search rankings.
One of the most economical and secure ways to protect your website on affordable hosting platforms is to deploy a private Secure Socket Layer (SSL) on you’re your website giving the instant ability to roll out protected URLs like https://www.mysite.com.
If you are still in doubt as to what an SSL actually does consider this explanation from Symantec on the digital handshake that takes place between a browser and a server:
Almost all websites need one type of form or another, most commonly feedback and contact forms. It has been proven, however, that a poorly designed form is almost as bad as having no form. Since millions of people use the award-winning Content Management System (CMS) Joomla, it makes sense that thousands of form plugins have been developed for it. Below is a list of the top five form plugins for Joomla you can use to design effective forms for your website hosted on Midphase servers.
Did you know that there are more than 53 million WordPress sites in the world? This makes WordPress more popular than Blogger, Drupal, or Microsoft SharePoint. It also means that it is a big target for hackers.
“Usage of WordPress is now at 17.0% of all websites, up from 12.3% two years ago,” said Sam Soltano, W3Techs Web Technology Survey.
“WordPress is used by 54.3% of all the websites whose content management system we know. This is 17.0% of all websites.”
We love this time of year. With so many small and medium businesses for clients, we love watching their growth as holiday e-commerce traffic increases every year. To contribute ever more in the seasonal e-commerce boom we’re getting festive…
Beginning now until the end of the holidays our Business hosting plan will get up to 18 additional months of free hosting!
For those who have larger needs all dedicated servers have been automatically discounted to just $1 for the first month!
Needless to say, you’re going to save a lot of money with these deals so, rather than walk around with a fat wallet, you should try spending it.
Here are some ideas:
Over the last several years, blogging has become a popular trend among online users. WordPress is the most commonly used publishing platforms by bloggers which can be attributed its relatively simple, user-friendly and intuitive interface and has unlimited customization features.
Most of the WordPress sites found in the blogosphere are self-hosted, meaning that the administrator is responsible for security, privacy issues and obtaining affordable hosting. In a nutshell, there are several ways that the security of a WordPress blog can be enhanced; the problem is that few administrators apply these security tenets. This further makes WordPress blogs vulnerable and easy targets for hackers.
The following is a list of top five security concerns, with their possible solutions, for a WordPress blog.
One of the easiest-to-use and most powerful blogging platforms on the market is WordPress; the self hosted version, a favorite tool used by small businesses on our Linux server platforms.
“At 49%, WordPress is clearly the dominating blogging platform as well as of growing importance as a more generic CMS,” said Josh Jackson of IDC News Service.
Webmasters love WordPress over other blogging platforms for several reasons, including:
If you own a website and are one of the many webmasters who have seen Google rankings negatively impacted by Google’s efforts to kill manipulative link building over the past year, then you might have welcomed the announcement of Google’s new tool for disavowing links.
If you didn’t know about the announcement, at PubCon in Las Vegas last month, Matt Cutts announced that Google had launched a new tool for disavowing links that you don’t want Google to count anymore. This tool has been heavily sought after since the launch of the Penguin update in April and more than one hundred thousand warnings that Google sent to website owners about unnatural link patterns.
However, it is not a good idea to start disavowing links.