Figuring out AWS (Amazon Web Services) pricing has become a more pressing concern for companies of all sizes as they increasingly look to leverage the benefits of cloud computing to their advantage. The latest 2018 Q2 cloud report, published by Synergy Research Group, shows AWS maintaining its dominance in the cloud market with a 34 percent market share, which is ...
Most types of businesses at some point they will consider doing some sort of marketing for their product or service. One of the most daunting tasks of marketing is setting up a marketing budget that will have a great return on your investment. Although as a business you might not want to allocate funds immediately to something you never have ...
Cyberattacks suck – and as webmasters we have to deal with a lot of them. All the time. From SoakSoak, to WannaCry, malware and cyber attacks have been on the rise for years. The SiteLock Website Security Report for Q1 2018 recently showed that 1% of sampled sites are infected – which sounds like a really small number until you ...
Saying Goodbye is never fun, and for those of us “old-school webmasters” – we’ve had to say goodbye to many things. MSN Messenger, AIM, Google Authorship, cPanel’s X3 theme – just to name a few. Many of us grew up using these apps and platforms, and as such it’s always a sad day when we have to let them go. ...
Advancements in technology over the decades have made the internet a lot more accessible than it once was. Unfortunately, with the improvements that benefit consumers come advancements in internet threats. While service providers and internet hosts strive to provide a safer experience while browsing the web, there is only so much they can do. To ensure optimal security, the rest ...
When it comes to visual marketing – every element these days holds a meaning. The colors you use, the type of graphics you have, and even the fonts you select – all hold a meaning to the people viewing them. Sometimes – the message you get across might not be as positive as you may have wanted. For example, SNL ...
Horoscope’s are read by millions of people every single day, and a lot of webmasters and bloggers look to add a horoscope widget to their website. However many of these widgets aren’t very customizable, or are way too bulky. So Morten Jensen decided to step in and make a custom API that lets any webmaster include a daily horoscope on ...
As we reach towards the end of 2017 the concern for our online security & personal privacy grows greater than ever. Hacking attacks like the recent Equifax breach, coupled with personal attacks such as the WannaCry attacks, are enough to have everyone on edge about their online privacy & security. A great way to start to ensure your online safety ...
A local business listing is an open profile that contains a business’ key data, for example their business name, address, number, site, hours of operation, and that’s just the beginning. They go about as a “virtual list” for local businesses and can (and should) be found in many online postings and registry destinations over the web. A few registries are ...
Not everyone is a good customer, and the team over at The Website Group know’s this all too well. They’ve been designing professional websites since 2011, and over the years they have met their fare share of bad customers. As such they’ve put together the following infographic, which is sure to put a smile on every webmaster’s face. Courtesy of: The ...
Search Engine Optimization is one of the most important tasks that any business can undertake. Called SEO for short, optimization means making your website attractive for search engines. Search engines are designed with a very specific purpose: they want to find content that is relevant and beneficial to their users. Your goal then is to make your website, blog posts, ...
Net neutrality has been all over the news for a while now, and especially these past few weeks. As is often the case these days, once an issue becomes contentious or controversial, misinformation becomes common. Net neutrality is especially controversial as lobbying groups on both sides have been spending tremendous sums of money on marketing what they want us to ...
Choosing the most suitable web hosting environment is one of the most important questions that you need to answer when kicking off your businesses online presence, and making the right choice here can help you avoid some nasty nightmares. The decision you make here will not only affect your startup time, but it will also come into play further down ...
Even though Snapchat is considered to be the favorite social network for the young, the platform has not been seeing a whole lot of use by online marketers. According to a recent report by the Social Media Examiner, which is based on the replies of 5700 marketing professionals, Snapchat was used by a mere 7% of them in the first quarter of ...
More and more businesses are turning to PPC advertising these days, and that means that keyword research is more important than ever. Choosing the right set of keywords can be the difference between wasting your budget entirely and getting the most out of your Google AdWords campaign. To help out, WordStream has put together the following infographic showcasing the top ...
The State of the Internet Trends Report for 2017 has been published, showcasing some pretty interesting information. Global smartphone growth is slowing, along with general Internet growth. Ad blocking is up to 18% for desktop users in USA and 24% in Canada. Voice search is up to 20% of mobile queries. China and India remain huge growth opportunities. 52% of AdWords ...
Now that Google has announced their official support for Kotlin as an Android development language there’s more reasons than ever to learn it. The new language was developed by JetBrains and runs on the Java Virtual Machine, and is steadily increasing in popularity. Plus Google has already announced that Android Studio 3.0 will feature Kotlin development tools! If you still ...
Instagram pods, or insta pods, are becoming all the craze now that Instagram has changed the order in which they display posts. Instead of showing posts in a chronological order like in the past, Instagram now utilizes a proprietary algorithm to try to determine which posts you would rather see. This has caused quite a commotion in the social media ...
The number of online threats are steadily rising and more and more of them are wreaking havoc on businesses due to improper staff training and awareness. Unfortunately most businesses just don’t have the necessary budget and resources to train their staff on proper online security measures. ESET wants to help with the launch of a new, totally free, cyber security ...
Did you know that emails have technically been around since 1962? Or that info.cern.ch was the first official website? How about the fact that .zip is one of the fastest growing domain name extensions? Check out the following infographic from the folks over at EverData Datacenters who have compiled some less-than-common facts about domain names, hosting, and the world wide ...