November Roundup: Gathering Great Deals and Learning About Owning a Site

In the United States, November is known for the Thanksgiving holiday, turkey, apple cider, crisp days and approaching winter. It is also known as a dream month for bargain hunters looking to score Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Jerry Low gathered together some of the best web hosting bargains this week for our readers in his guide to this year’s hosting sales. If you’re in the market for web hosting, you’ll want to see which deals are still current and then read our hosting reviews and guides to find the perfect host for you.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday promo

Black Friday and Cyber Monday promo

Focus on Social Media

In November, we had some excellent articles to help you with social media management. Luana Spinetti wrote about Social Media Marketing Basics – The 2014 Starter Guide For SMM Managers to help social media managers figure out the basic things they need to focus on to have successful social media campaigns. Even if you’ve been doing SMM for a while, this article serves as a good refresher.

Gina Badalaty also shared some tips for Taking Your Social Media to the Next Level. She starts by explaining how to understand the analytics behind social media and then how to utilize the information for more successful campaigns.

Looking for more social media outlets to promote on? Lori Soard talks about the Top 5 Little Known Social Media Sites You May Have Overlooked. There’s far more sites out there than Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Find out which ones make the most sense for your business.

Finally, you’ll want to take the time to read Dan Virgillito’s 10 Types of Facebook Content to Drive Engagement to get a better handle on your Facebook posts and how you can make them work for you.

As November Ends

Whether you spent the month of November shopping for bargains or you used the time to promote your site more effectively, we hope these articles helped prepare you for both of those things. In December, we’ll look at topics that will help you make your website better than ever before, so check back soon.