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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.

Choose the right web hosting for you with these tips
20 Apr

11 Key Considerations When Choosing Your Web Hosting
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Every business needs a website these days. Word of mouth can only take your business so far. Eventually, you’re going to need some way for people to find your business if you want to keep operating.  It’s great if you already have an idea for your website, but have you given any thought about which web hosting service you’re going with?  Your web hosting choice is important because it determines your website’s performance and security—ultimately reflecting your business and brand. But, with so many web hosting services to choose from, how do...

Check these plugins options to keep your WordPress secure
17 Apr

4 WordPress Security Plugins You Can Actually Trust
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No one thinks it will happen to them, but the reality is that WordPress websites do get hacked. And when this happens, website owners—especially those who haven’t taken proper security measures—lose valuable data and, in some cases, even the access to their websites. That’s not all. If your website gets hacked or infected with malware, Google can actively block your website from appearing on its search engine—and can even go as far as to label your site as “unsafe” to your visitors. Statistics show that Google labels approximately 30,000 websites as unsafe...

Make Your Pop-Ups User-Friendly
15 Apr

Video: Making Pop-ups User-friendly
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The average pop-up conversion rate is 3.09% and even though it doesn't seem like a lot, when you take into account all the visitors coming to your website, it's 3% you won't want to miss out on. Check out this video to discover some best practices for page entry and exit-intent pop-ups! If you want more details, go to our full blog-post here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgbpjuJM6cU ...

Working From Home and Reducing Loneliness
13 Apr

Best Practices for Working From Home and Reducing Loneliness
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Working from home can be great from several points of view, but it can also impact your productivity, or even take you down a spiral of loneliness. Whether you’ve just started on this new journey or you’ve been doing it for some time and are just getting a tad lonely, there are several ways to make it work! And communication is the key to them all! In this article, we’ll share with you a comprehensive list of best practices for working from home to fight loneliness, improve your online communication skills,...

What to do if your domain name is taken
10 Apr

What to Do When Your Domain Name Is Taken
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It's a heartbreaker every time—with a flash of inspiration, or perhaps after weeks of deliberation—a business owner decides on the perfect domain name, only to discover that it's not available! But what can you do when your dream domain name is already taken? In this article, we'll go over three options: Using a similar name.Using a completely different name.Doing whatever it takes to get your first choice. One of the first two options will probably be your best bet, but it all depends on the answer to one key question:  What happens when you...

Get more customers with google my business
8 Apr

Infographic: Attract New Customers with Google My Business
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Do you have a local business and are looking for more online visibility? If you haven’t done it yet, now is the time to claim and verify your Google My Business (GMB) listing. This way people will find you easier when searching for nearby locations/services. Plus, it’s free, so you’ll just need to put a bit of work into it. And we’ve made it even easier! The infographic below includes the first steps on getting your GMB listing in tip-top shape. For an in-depth GMB guide, check out our...