Written by June 12, 2012

Off Page Optimization Part 3 - Obtaining Links

In our previous post in this Surpass series, we discussed how to structure your site to be visible by the search engines for a particular term. Off page optimization is similar to this, but instead of making things visible, we are proving to search engines that our content is useful. This allows our website to rank a little higher each day that we work on this. You see, to the search engines, a link to a page is a vote up for its content which increases the authority of the site and the particular page it is linking to.

In our previous post in this Surpass series, we discussed how to structure your site to be visible by the search engines for a particular term. Off page optimization is similar to this, but instead of making things visible, we are proving to search engines that our content is useful. This allows our website to rank a little higher each day that we work on this. You see, to the search engines, a link to a page is a vote up for its content which increases the authority of the site and the particular page it is linking to.">

Written by June 12, 2012

Spotlight: HostDime India

Geography may be a subject that some students may find tedious, but when it comes to web hosting, it can prove to be rather fundamental. HostDime certainly seems to be aware of this fact. After opening its U.S. office in 2001, the web hosting company immediately began cornering the globe with a bevy of international locations. One of those particular locations is HostDime India.

Being the company’s second venture into Asia, HostDime India offers the same remarkable standards and conveniences that customers have come to expect from any HostDime location. Launched in 2009, it is actually the latest in seven of HostDime’s esteemed international branches. As the Director of Global Operations, Hector S. said that one of the things that sets the India location apart from other competitors in Asia is that HostDime puts more of an emphasis on customer support, customer service and the intangibles.

Geography may be a subject that some students may find tedious, but when it comes to web hosting, it can prove to be rather fundamental. HostDime certainly seems to be aware of this fact. After opening its U.S. office in 2001, the web hosting company immediately began cornering the globe with a bevy of international locations. One of those particular locations is HostDime India. Being the company’s second venture into Asia, HostDime India offers the same remarkable standards and conveniences that customers have come to expect from any HostDime location. Launched in 2009, it is actually the latest in seven of HostDime’s esteemed international branches. As the Director of Global Operations, Hector S. said that one of the things that sets the India location apart from other competitors in Asia is that HostDime puts more of an emphasis on customer support, customer service and the intangibles.">

Written by June 4, 2012

What do E3 and Web Hosting Have in Common?

It seems to be an accepted fact that trends come and go. However, technological related trends do tend to have a knack for sticking around a bit longer. Case in point — the Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, an annual trade fair deemed indispensable by businesspersons and nerds alike. This year’s fair is now underway in Los Angeles and will be featuring the best in video game software from such esteemed developers as Sony, Ubisoft, Sega, Electronic Arts, and of course, Microsoft. Needless to say, there will be a lot of nifty gadgets and cool gizmos on display. However, what does this have to do with web hosting?

It seems to be an accepted fact that trends come and go. However, technological related trends do tend to have a knack for sticking around a bit longer. Case in point -- the Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, an annual trade fair deemed indispensable by businesspersons and nerds alike. This year’s fair is now underway in Los Angeles and will be featuring the best in video game software from such esteemed developers as Sony, Ubisoft, Sega, Electronic Arts, and of course, Microsoft. Needless to say, there will be a lot of nifty gadgets and cool gizmos on display. However, what does this have to do with web hosting?">

Written by June 4, 2012

Emerging web hosting markets for new developers

Web hosting is essential for any website to run and most people seem to know this. The closer the server is to the customer then the faster the website download speed is going to be. With the global trend leaning towards worldwide internet dominance, web hosting companies may be required to have locations across the globe in order to grow. Some markets may be small but untapped, or some markets may be large but inaccessible. This makes for a tough decision on which markets to capture.

To that end, HostDime has singled out two emerging markets based on the future growth of internet access and internet economy.

Web hosting is essential for any website to run and most people seem to know this. The closer the server is to the customer then the faster the website download speed is going to be. With the global trend leaning towards worldwide internet dominance, web hosting companies may be required to have locations across the globe in order to grow. Some markets may be small but untapped, or some markets may be large but inaccessible. This makes for a tough decision on which markets to capture. To that end, HostDime has singled out two emerging markets based on the future growth of internet access and internet economy.">

Written by May 29, 2012

On Page Optimization Part 2

In part one of this post, we discussed Meta Data and how it allows us to tell the search engines what our page is about. In this post, we will discuss what we must do to prove to Google and other search engines that our meta data and our actual content match up.

On Page Optimization Part 2

In part one of this post, we discussed Meta Data and how it allows us to tell the search engines what our page is about. In this post, we will discuss what we must do to prove to Google and other search engines that our meta data and our actual content match up.">

Written by May 29, 2012

The HostDime Guide to Web Hosting

It’s come to our attention that web hosting can be a bit confusing. Don’t worry. We understand. To that end, we decided to put together a guide to help make the subject easier to understand. Every website that you go to is “hosted” somewhere. This means that the information is on another computer called a computer server (commonly known as a server) somewhere for you and other viewers to access on your computer using the internet.

It's come to our attention that web hosting can be a bit confusing. Don't worry. We understand. To that end, we decided to put together a guide to help make the subject easier to understand. Every website that you go to is “hosted” somewhere. This means that the information is on another computer called a computer server (commonly known as a server) somewhere for you and other viewers to access on your computer using the internet.">

Written by May 22, 2012

Why It Pays to Go with a Web Hosting Provider with a DatacenterChoosing a web hosting provider can be a difficult decision. There are dozens of providers and a variety of price ranges for what appears to be the same service. It can be confusing for both the average businessperson and the tech savvy. Most consumers seem to be looking for the best value for their dollar in web hosting including configuration, bandwidth, software and most importantly support.

So, how does one decide which provider to go with? A comparative study of hard drives and bandwidth is the simpler side of choosing a provider. However, what can really make or break this decision is excellent service and support. 24/7 customer service and a host that owns, controls, and operates their own datacenter seems to be the logical choice.

HostDime rises to the occasion.

Choosing a web hosting provider can be a difficult decision. There are dozens of providers and a variety of price ranges for what appears to be the same service. It can be confusing for both the average businessperson and the tech savvy. Most consumers seem to be looking for the best value for their dollar in web hosting including configuration, bandwidth, software and most importantly support. So, how does one decide which provider to go with? A comparative study of hard drives and bandwidth is the simpler side of choosing a provider. However, what can really make or break this decision is excellent service and support. 24/7 customer service and a host that owns, controls, and operates their own datacenter seems to be the logical choice. HostDime rises to the occasion.">

Written by May 21, 2012

How I Became Addicted to YouTube

You know, I always liked to think of myself as a pretty resilient individual. Whenever something new comes out, I rarely ever follow the in-crowd by going after it. I’ve never been a ‘must have’ kind of guy. Case in point — I still do not own an iPhone. Perhaps I’m just stubborn. Nevertheless, there is one thing that my intractability seems to be immune to — YouTube. I don’t know what it is about that website that seems to entice me…but consider me hooked!

You know, I always liked to think of myself as a pretty resilient individual. Whenever something new comes out, I rarely ever follow the in-crowd by going after it. I’ve never been a ‘must have’ kind of guy. Case in point -- I still do not own an iPhone. Perhaps I’m just stubborn. Nevertheless, there is one thing that my intractability seems to be immune to -- YouTube. I don’t know what it is about that website that seems to entice me…but consider me hooked!">

Written by May 17, 2012

On Page Optimization Part 1 - Meta Data

Okay, so you have now mastered keyword research and have your new keyword for your website selected. Great! Now what? How do you prove to the search engines that you are a valuable source on the subject you’ve chosen? That’s exactly what we will be going over in this post.

Okay, so you have now mastered keyword research and have your new keyword for your website selected. Great! Now what? How do you prove to the search engines that you are a valuable source on the subject you've chosen? That's exactly what we will be going over in this post.">

Written by May 17, 2012

To say that the recent launch of Diablo III was a much anticipated event is an understatement. Certain gamers have been waiting years for the launch of the latest installment of the dark fantasy role playing game. In fact, prior to its release, Diablo III broke records for the number of video game pre-sales and became the most pre-ordered game that Amazon has ever offered.

To say that the recent launch of Diablo III was a much anticipated event is an understatement. Certain gamers have been waiting years for the launch of the latest installment of the dark fantasy role playing game. In fact, prior to its release, Diablo III broke records for the number of video game pre-sales and became the most pre-ordered game that Amazon has ever offered. ">

Written by May 11, 2012

Keyword Research - Long Tailed and Short Tailed

In our previous post concerning why you can’t afford to ignore search engines, we discussed search engines playing such a big role in today’s businesses marketing plan. In this post, we will be discussing how you can actually start planning to be seen in the search engine results. It isn’t difficult. You have to try out some keywords to see which ones might be best for your company to utilize.

In our previous post concerning why you can't afford to ignore search engines, we discussed search engines playing such a big role in today's businesses marketing plan. In this post, we will be discussing how you can actually start planning to be seen in the search engine results. It isn't difficult. You have to try out some keywords to see which ones might be best for your company to utilize.">

Written by May 11, 2012

Details Trickle out on Apple's upcoming iTV

With Google recently dominating the news, it comes as a breath of fresh air that Apple is making headlines again. According to PC Magazine, Foxconn, Apple’s Asian manufacturing partner, is set to assemble the new high-definition Apple television set. It seems Samsung and Sony are about to have some serious competition. Though development and manufacturing hasn’t quite begun yet, details about it are starting to trickle out.

With Google recently dominating the news, it comes as a breath of fresh air that Apple is making headlines again. According to PC Magazine, Foxconn, Apple’s Asian manufacturing partner, is set to assemble the new high-definition Apple television set. It seems Samsung and Sony are about to have some serious competition. Though development and manufacturing hasn’t quite begun yet, details about it are starting to trickle out.">