Written by February 5, 2013

improve your brand's online reputation

It’s been a rough week for some world famous brands and their online reputations. After firing a server for posting a rude guest’s check online, Applebees made matters worse by arguing with customers on social media platforms, at 3 AM no less. They also censored and deleted unfavorable comments off their Facebook.

JC Penney’s also took a beating this week by deleting its entire Facebook page with almost 3 million likes. Years of work ruined by a click of the mouse and poor online strategy. The negative comments far outweigh the positive on JC Penney’s Facebook, with not a peep from the brand itself.

Applebees and JC Penney’s have essentially committed brand suicide, and it all happened in the blink of an eye. Thankfully brand marketers can learn from these mistakes and make sure it doesn’t happen to them. Here’s five helpful ways to improve your brand’s online reputation.

It's been a rough week for some world famous brands and their online reputations. After firing a server for posting a rude guest's check online, Applebees made matters worse by arguing with customers on social media platforms, at 3 AM no less. They also censored and deleted unfavorable comments off their Facebook. JC Penney's also took a beating this week by deleting its entire Facebook page with almost 3 million likes. Years of work ruined by a click of the mouse and poor online strategy. The negative comments far outweigh the positive on JC Penney's Facebook, with not a peep from the brand itself. Applebees and JC Penney's have essentially committed brand suicide, and it all happened in the blink of an eye. Thankfully brand marketers can learn from these mistakes and make sure it doesn't happen to them. Here's five helpful ways to improve your brand's online reputation.">

Written by January 31, 2013

In a series of posts, HostDime will provide helpful information and clear up confusion to those who want to improve their website and appear more professional.

Written by January 29, 2013

improving battery life

Don’t you love it when you first get your laptop or smartphone and the battery lasts for many hours without a single charge? That power disappears pretty quickly after just a few battery life cycles. Your device used to last 24 hours; now you carry your charger everywhere you go. Let’s try to bump that battery back up to a full day’s worth. Here’s some helpful practices to keep that precious battery life lasting a little longer.

Don't you love it when you first get your laptop or smartphone and the battery lasts for many hours without a single charge? That power disappears pretty quickly after just a few battery life cycles. Your device used to last 24 hours; now you carry your charger everywhere you go. Let's try to bump that battery back up to a full day's worth. Here's some helpful practices to keep that precious battery life lasting a little longer.">

Written by January 28, 2013

Here’s some reasons to be careful the next time you are using Starbucks Wi-Fi and how to prevent cyber crime from happening to you.

Written by January 22, 2013

Most businesses websites can NOT withstand a 200 percent increase in traffic. Here’s how to prepare your website for a boost in traffic.

Written by January 18, 2013

In a series of posts, HostDime will provide helpful info to those who want to improve their website, make it run faster, and appear more professional.

Written by January 16, 2013

Most bloggers wonder “How To Monetize a Blog”. Here’s 20 ways to make money with your website.

Written by January 15, 2013

new myspace worth it

Ah, MySpace the social media dinosaur from 2003. It was really one of the pioneers in social sharing. You could upload pictures, add friends and write on friends walls. Some people didn’t actually have to be friends. There were the army of friends you had in Mafia Wars and friends of friends just to have as many friends as possible.

Recently I started hearing rumblings that MySpace was new again and I went to check it out. “Oh Hi, Justin Timberlake! How you doin?”

Ah, MySpace the social media dinosaur from 2003. It was really one of the pioneers in social sharing. You could upload pictures, add friends and write on friends walls. Some people didn’t actually have to be friends. There were the army of friends you had in Mafia Wars and friends of friends just to have as many friends as possible. Recently I started hearing rumblings that MySpace was new again and I went to check it out. "Oh Hi, Justin Timberlake! How you doin?"">

Written by January 10, 2013

The best Blogworld’s NMX had to offer, in presentation form. Learn awesome tricks and tips to help your blog and business succeed!

Written by January 7, 2013

HostDime will be in The Entertainment Capital of the World this Sunday, January 6th to Tuesday, January 8th for the New Media Expo.

Written by December 27, 2012

best google chrome apps for web developers

There’s a lot to love about Google Chrome’s web based applications. They are designed to be used entirely within the browser, they install in seconds, they are available on any computer, they are always up to date, and they won’t crash your computer. With thousands of Chrome apps available, there’s plenty of great choices for web developers and hosters. We’re going to highlight the fifteen best Google Chrome apps for web developers that are worth downloading.

There’s a lot to love about Google Chrome’s web based applications. They are designed to be used entirely within the browser, they install in seconds, they are available on any computer, they are always up to date, and they won’t crash your computer. With thousands of Chrome apps available, there’s plenty of great choices for web developers and hosters. We’re going to highlight the fifteen best Google Chrome apps for web developers that are worth downloading.">

Written by December 24, 2012

HostDime wants to know what you are looking forward to most for the new year. Tweet us your 2013 plans for a chance to win $20.