Written by July 1, 2011

4 Social Media Monitoring Tools

The HostDime Marketing Team has spent several months researching, testing, and using various tools for social media monitoring, aggregation, and response. We’ve come to the conclusion that monitoring tools help brand and market your company/website and can help identify quality control or customer complaints that have gone unnoticed. We chose 4 different Monitoring Tools to analyze, and decided on specific pros and cons for each:

4 Social Media Monitoring Tools
The HostDime Marketing Team has spent several months researching, testing, and using various tools for social media monitoring, aggregation, and response. We’ve come to the conclusion that monitoring tools help brand and market your company/website and can help identify quality control or customer complaints that have gone unnoticed. We chose 4 different Monitoring Tools to analyze, and decided on specific pros and cons for each:">

Written by June 21, 2011

Marketing Blog Series

Here at HostDime, we know that you have a website because you have something you want to tell the world, be it your opinions or your products and services. Just having a website with that information is not very helpful if you can’t get people to actually visit it. These days businesses are learning the importance of being found online and how much of an increase in business the online exposure can bring. You’ve taken the first steps in building your website and hosting it with HostDime, but that doesn’t mean potential customers will find your site naturally (natural is organic discovery search and not paid targeted ads). To help solve this issue we have started writing a series of blogs focused on offering different free marketing tools and strategies that are out there for you to use. You will be able to find all of them in the “Marketing” category on our blog.

Marketing Blog Series
Here at HostDime, we know that you have a website because you have something you want to tell the world, be it your opinions or your products and services. Just having a website with that information is not very helpful if you can’t get people to actually visit it. These days businesses are learning the importance of being found online and how much of an increase in business the online exposure can bring. You’ve taken the first steps in building your website and hosting it with HostDime, but that doesn’t mean potential customers will find your site naturally (natural is organic discovery search and not paid targeted ads). To help solve this issue we have started writing a series of blogs focused on offering different free marketing tools and strategies that are out there for you to use. You will be able to find all of them in the “Marketing” category on our blog.">

Written by June 20, 2011

Where's Alex? Round 1

Let the games begin! As you may already know, HostDime is now holding a “Where’s Alex?” contest in order to win HostDime’s cherished mascot, HD Alex! We’re looking forward to find out how well you can pin-point the location (Landmark and City) of HostDime’s Alex! We have recently updated the rules for our “Where’s Alex?” contest. Therefore, in order to participate, you will need to follow the instructions below:

Where's Alex? Round 1
Let the games begin! As you may already know, HostDime is now holding a “Where’s Alex?” contest in order to win HostDime’s cherished mascot, HD Alex! We’re looking forward to find out how well you can pin-point the location (Landmark and City) of HostDime’s Alex! We have recently updated the rules for our "Where's Alex?" contest. Therefore, in order to participate, you will need to follow the instructions below:">
ICANN approves Customizable Web Domain Suffixes (gTLD)

Written by June 20, 2011

ICANN approves Customizable Web Domain Suffixes (gTLD)

Imagine when company URLs will add their brand names as the web domain suffix – .pepsi, .apple, .google, etc. – instead of the 22 current generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs): .com, .org, .net, etc.

ICANN approves Customizable Web Domain Suffixes (gTLD)
Imagine when company URLs will add their brand names as the web domain suffix – .pepsi, .apple, .google, etc. – instead of the 22 current generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs): .com, .org, .net, etc. ">
How to Have a Good Social Media Presence

Written by June 14, 2011

4 Tools to Aggregate your Social Media Presence on the Web

HostDime has been looking for ways to organize our multiple online profiles scattered across various services, including our Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Twitter. You probably understand how difficult it is to keep an eye on each of your several accounts on the internet. One of our social media goals was to find an online service that will solve our problem by pulling all of this information together to build a single online identity. Think of it as an ‘eBusiness Card’ that will inform your visitors about you within a short summary and also link them to every network that person is connected to online.

4 Tools to Aggregate your Social Media Presence on the Web
HostDime has been looking for ways to organize our multiple online profiles scattered across various services, including our Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Twitter. You probably understand how difficult it is to keep an eye on each of your several accounts on the internet. One of our social media goals was to find an online service that will solve our problem by pulling all of this information together to build a single online identity. Think of it as an ‘eBusiness Card’ that will inform your visitors about you within a short summary and also link them to every network that person is connected to online.">
Want to get a chance to Win HD Alex?

Written by June 6, 2011

Where's HD Alex?

HostDime is currently holding a “Where’s Alex?” contest involving our cherished HD Alex. We will provide the winner with their very own personal HD Alex Toy delivered to their front door, free of charge.

Where's HD Alex?
HostDime is currently holding a “Where's Alex?” contest involving our cherished HD Alex. We will provide the winner with their very own personal HD Alex Toy delivered to their front door, free of charge. ">
7 Social Media Mistakes

Written by June 1, 2011

7 Social Media Mistakes

In today’s society, social media marketing allows small businesses to always be accessible to their customers and also increases the traffic to your site by pinpointing your industry’s influencers and target market. A new survey by Constant Contact reports that 73% of small and mid-sized businesses are using social media as a main promotional tool. However, many unfamiliar business leaders have made mistakes within their web marketing program that can reveal their lack of social media savvy and often negate the effectiveness of those marketing efforts.

7 Social Media Mistakes
In today’s society, social media marketing allows small businesses to always be accessible to their customers and also increases the traffic to your site by pinpointing your industry’s influencers and target market. A new survey by Constant Contact reports that 73% of small and mid-sized businesses are using social media as a main promotional tool. However, many unfamiliar business leaders have made mistakes within their web marketing program that can reveal their lack of social media savvy and often negate the effectiveness of those marketing efforts.">
Relay for Life 2011

Written by May 27, 2011

Relay for Life 2011

Recently on Friday, May 20th, 2011 HostDime participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Lake Eola. Our team of 14 was able to raise hundreds of dollars for the American Cancer Society. We raised money online through our website dime.at/relay, selling hamburgers at the event, and the “America’s Next Top Model”-Mr./Ms. Relay competition.

Relay for Life 2011
Recently on Friday, May 20th, 2011 HostDime participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Lake Eola. Our team of 14 was able to raise hundreds of dollars for the American Cancer Society. We raised money online through our website dime.at/relay, selling hamburgers at the event, and the “America’s Next Top Model”-Mr./Ms. Relay competition.">
Win an Alex Toy and Fight Cancer

Written by May 3, 2011

HostDime Alex at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

We know you are all excited about our new mascot, Alex. Well, we have decided on a way that you can win a free one in the mail. As you may know, HostDime has a team that will be taking part in the next American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Downtown Orlando, Florida. We are actively raising money for the fight against cancer in this way. Well, starting today and continuing until May 19th, 2011, for every tax-deductible $50.00 you donate to our team at our team page, you’ll receive a free Alex toy. If you donated enough, you could build an army of Alex’s!

HostDime Alex at Wizarding World of Harry Potter
We know you are all excited about our new mascot, Alex. Well, we have decided on a way that you can win a free one in the mail. As you may know, HostDime has a team that will be taking part in the next American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Downtown Orlando, Florida. We are actively raising money for the fight against cancer in this way. Well, starting today and continuing until May 19th, 2011, for every tax-deductible $50.00 you donate to our team at our team page, you’ll receive a free Alex toy. If you donated enough, you could build an army of Alex's!">
HostDime Participating in Relay for Life

Written by May 2, 2011

HostDime Participates in Relay for Life

In a continued effort to give back to our community, on Friday, May 20th, 2011, HostDime will participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Lake Eola near our global headquarters in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The relay will begin at 6:00 pm on Friday night and continue until 11:00 am on Saturday morning. After the relay, there will be closing remarks. The relay is sure to be a fun event with games going on throughout the night and things such as face painting for both participants and event visitors.

HostDime Participates in Relay for Life
In a continued effort to give back to our community, on Friday, May 20th, 2011, HostDime will participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Lake Eola near our global headquarters in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The relay will begin at 6:00 pm on Friday night and continue until 11:00 am on Saturday morning. After the relay, there will be closing remarks. The relay is sure to be a fun event with games going on throughout the night and things such as face painting for both participants and event visitors.">
An Introduction to HostDime’s new mascot!

Written by April 29, 2011

HostDime Alex Trexi

If you still haven’t had the chance to meet Alex, the HostDime mascot, it is about time for us to introduce him. Alex is the average techie, with the pocket pen protector gear and his broken glasses, who represents the top-tier customer service HostDime’s support team offers to our beloved clients. When our customers open a ticket with us, either by phone or live-chat, they have a hard time to visually picture our HostDime support team.

HostDime Alex Trexi
If you still haven't had the chance to meet Alex, the HostDime mascot, it is about time for us to introduce him. Alex is the average techie, with the pocket pen protector gear and his broken glasses, who represents the top-tier customer service HostDime's support team offers to our beloved clients. When our customers open a ticket with us, either by phone or live-chat, they have a hard time to visually picture our HostDime support team.">
Workshop at the University of Central Florida on Websites

Written by April 15, 2011

Speedtest.net Social Media

On Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 HostDime presented a workshop at the University of Central Florida (UCF). There were about twenty students in attendance. The workshop covered the importance of establishing an online presence and how the students in a specific major might do so. We also gave the students a free small web hosting account and a domain name.

Speedtest.net Social Media
On Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 HostDime presented a workshop at the University of Central Florida (UCF). There were about twenty students in attendance. The workshop covered the importance of establishing an online presence and how the students in a specific major might do so. We also gave the students a free small web hosting account and a domain name.">