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.">

Written by May 9, 2012

Ongoing Legal Battle between Google and Oracle Heats Up

Can’t we all just get along?

Perhaps that’s a question that the minds at Google may be pondering. It has recently been reported that the company wants a mistrial in their ongoing legal feud with Oracle. It turns out that Oracle took the search giant to court in regards to them believing that Google violated copyrights related to its Java API package back in 2010. According to CNET, Google’s request was supplemented by a formal proposal to the court asking it to “declare a mistrial” in order to bring in a new court proceeding.

Can’t we all just get along? Perhaps that’s a question that the minds at Google may be pondering. It has recently been reported that the company wants a mistrial in their ongoing legal feud with Oracle. It turns out that Oracle took the search giant to court in regards to them believing that Google violated copyrights related to its Java API package back in 2010. According to CNET, Google’s request was supplemented by a formal proposal to the court asking it to “declare a mistrial” in order to bring in a new court proceeding.">

Written by May 8, 2012

Google's self-driving car is a success

As if we needed to be any more certain of Google taking over the world, the mega company is once again in the news for another awe-inspiring reason. It seems they’ve been working on a self-driving automobile and it has just gotten a license in Nevada. Yes, that’s right. According to Mashable, the state issued the license — but there has to be two people inside the car at all times.

As if we needed to be any more certain of Google taking over the world, the mega company is once again in the news for another awe-inspiring reason. It seems they’ve been working on a self-driving automobile and it has just gotten a license in Nevada. Yes, that's right. According to Mashable, the state issued the license -- but there has to be two people inside the car at all times.">

Written by May 4, 2012

Three Social Networking Sites That You May Not Be Aware Of

We all know that when it comes to social networking, Facebook and Google+ seem to be where it’s at. In fact, it’s even been proven that both are pretty good for business. However, with those two prevalent forms of social media, along with Twitter, continuing to be dominant, other social networking sites are being kicked to the curb. Perhaps it pays to know what else is out there. To that end, here is the lowdown on three social networking sites that you may have heard of, but never took the liberty to visit…

We all know that when it comes to social networking, Facebook and Google+ seem to be where it’s at. In fact, it’s even been proven that both are pretty good for business. However, with those two prevalent forms of social media, along with Twitter, continuing to be dominant, other social networking sites are being kicked to the curb. Perhaps it pays to know what else is out there. To that end, here is the lowdown on three social networking sites that you may have heard of, but never took the liberty to visit...
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Written by May 2, 2012

So, you have just launched your new website and everything is looking good. There is one problem though — no traffic! If you are selling a product or service, you cannot expect to make any sales without people visiting your website.

The two ways people try to obtain links are through paid advertisement and non-paid advertisement. Paid advertisement includes things such as banners on the sides of other websites, paying to be a sponsor at an event, being listed in Google AdWords — which, by the way, will allow you to be listed on the side of search results pages, etc. However, there are some cons. One of the problems with this is that it can cost your company/website a lot of money before you see any return. On top of the cost, most of these advertisements are not very effective. How many times have you actually clicked on advertisements on a website? I bet it’s not that often.

So, you have just launched your new website and everything is looking good. There is one problem though -- no traffic! If you are selling a product or service, you cannot expect to make any sales without people visiting your website. The two ways people try to obtain links are through paid advertisement and non-paid advertisement. Paid advertisement includes things such as banners on the sides of other websites, paying to be a sponsor at an event, being listed in Google AdWords -- which, by the way, will allow you to be listed on the side of search results pages, etc. However, there are some cons. One of the problems with this is that it can cost your company/website a lot of money before you see any return. On top of the cost, most of these advertisements are not very effective. How many times have you actually clicked on advertisements on a website? I bet it’s not that often.">