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Sick of WordPress Comment Spam? Five Ways to Stop It Today

  • WordPress
  • Updated Dec 01, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
Spam! We all hate it, yet marketers continue to inundate the average with spam at every turn. You likely get spam emails, spam popups and, if you own a WordPress site, spam comments posted to your blo…
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Web Hosting News Updates: Syrian Electronic Army, Right to Be Forgotten Push and Amazon Cloud Outage

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Dec 01, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
In this second half of November, the news stories that relate to web hosting and small online business owners came fast and furious. As people geared up for Black Friday shopping, many different websi…

Web Host Interview: RoseHosting Founder, Bobi Ruzinov

  • Interviews
  • Updated Nov 20, 2014
  • By Jerry Low
There are plenty of hosting providers out there to choose from, but it’s not easy to find one with a longer history than that of Rose Hosting. Founded in 2001, this hosting provider is located in St. …

Web Summit 2014 – Kick Off, Key Speaker Sessions, PITCH, and Startups

  • Online Business
  • Updated Nov 07, 2014
  • By Jerry Low
Note: We have got a free media pass from the WebSummit team (thanks Stephan!); and I am flying all the way down from Malaysia to attend this great event. Latest updates, photos, key sessions, and offi…
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Top 5 Little Known Social Media Sites You May Have Overlooked

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Nov 05, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
Think back to five or six years ago. Who were the networking giants online? People hadn't heard of Instagram (growing in popularity with young people today) and many didn't know how to tweet. Now, …

15 Very Effective Minimalist Themes For WordPress

  • WordPress
  • Updated Nov 04, 2014
  • By Vishnu
Need a great theme to portray your awesome content? A theme that doesn't distract the visitor from your content, but rather emphasizes focus on content. Any such theme generally has a hint of minimali…
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October Roundup: The Changing Seasons of the Internet

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Nov 01, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
The colors of fall are brilliant throughout much of the United States and Canada right now. The trees have shed their green coats and donned brilliant reds, soft golds and burnt orange hues. The Inter…

My Blog Writing Tips – How Building the Right Habits and Using the Right Tools could Save Your Blog

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Oct 28, 2014
  • By Jerry Low
The single most important reason for people to visit your blog again and again is your content. People do not come in to view your advertisements; they come in to read your posts. Your writing therefo…

Web Hosting News Updates: Facebook’s New Safety Check Feature, Microsoft Azure to Combat Ebola, and Customers Demanding Refunds from AT&T for Cramming

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Oct 24, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
The last few weeks have been interesting as far as news cycles go. With the first US Ebola diagnosis, growing concerns over this disease have dominated news channels and websites everywhere. However, …

7 Quick Ways to Promote Yourself (and Your Blog)

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Oct 24, 2014
  • By Jerry Low
Yeah, yeah – I know, we’re not supposed to brag. But, there’s a difference between bragging and a bit of shameless shilling or self-promotion. For starters, bragging makes people feel badly. Self-prom…
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Web Hosting News Update: Google Cloud’s Down Time, Blog’s Inventor, SlideShare’s Changes, and Shellshock Hackers Hit Yahoo

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Oct 15, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
October isn't yet halfway over and already has been a big news month for web hosting. From down time, to hackers, to changes in how various websites work, there is enough news to keep you in reading m…

Web Host Interview: Founder of Arvixe Hosting, Arvand Sabetian

  • Interviews
  • Updated Oct 08, 2014
  • By Jerry Low
Arvand Sabetian, founder and CEO of Arvixe Hosting, landed Inc. 30 under 30 for two consecutive years in 2002 and 2003. According to an article on Inc, Sabetian first started his company – Arvix…
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A Survey of SMM and What Days Are Good Days to Market

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Oct 07, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
Writers and business owners are constantly looking for a way to get a leg up on the competition when it comes to social media marketing (SMM). Most businesses have a presence on social media these day…
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Is Sponsorship Killing Your Blog?

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Oct 06, 2014
  • By Gina Badalaty
On 9/22/14, Marcy Massura, Senior VP at NYC Practice Leader & North American Digital Lead, wrote “How the blogger killed herself off,” about a blogger who stopped being authentic and relevant because …

Why Author Rank Matters More After The Death Of Google Authorship

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Oct 03, 2014
  • By Dan Virgillito
What does an editorial by an established author have in common with all the other content pieces by all the other authors in your niche? Too much… there are countless authors who are musing the same i…
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Web Hosting News Update: Net Neutrality, The Wedg, Shellshock, and WordPress 4.0

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Oct 01, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
September has been a busy news month for web hosting. WHSR digs a bit deeper into net neutrality and how it might impact your site, the Wedg as a device for small business owners, Shellshock and how t…