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There are alot of companies out there offering various types of webmaster services. Domain names, hosting plans, SSL certificates – the service list is quiet extensive, and new companies are popping up every single day; and existing providers are constantly revamping their list of services and offerings to stay ahead of the competition. This is where we gather all that news. The latest updates to 1&1’s line of dedicated servers; GoDaddy launching a managed Wordpress hosting service; and what our own past experiences were like with various hosting providers.

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Scam Alert: Email-Based Domain Name Registration Scam

It seems there is another round of domain name registration based scams going around – this time in the form of an email that arrives in your inbox from Domain Service with the title mydomainname.com Expiration – seemingly a simply notification from your registrar that your domain name is expiring. Alas this is a new scam originating from China, as the whois ...

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Google Rolls Out New Tool to Test Your AMP Pages

Now that Google search results are fully AMP powered – blog owners will want to make sure they run valid AMP pages for their latest posts if they wish to obtain the display boost given to AMP-powered pages on mobile devices. To help all the new webmasters make sure their AMP pages are utilizing the proper structure and code Google ...

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YouTube Director Let’s Everyone Easily Create Video Ads For Their Business

These days video advertising is crucial if you truly want to capture your audiences attention. Videos are all around us. YouTube, Facebook, Instagram – and people love watching them. YouTube is here to help with a brand new product called YouTube Director – designed specifically to help businesses create a professional-looking video ad without the need to hire an entire set ...

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Shutterstock Launches Photoshop Plugin To Compete With Adobe Stock

It looks like Adobe Stock is getting some competition as Shutterstock rolls out a brand new plugin for Photoshop which lets you to search for, trial, and license Shutterstock’s stock images, right from inside Photoshop. The plugin works in much the same way that Adobe Stock functions now – letting you use watermarked images from the Shutterstock library. Modify these images ...

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Bing Ads Mobile App Now Supports Bulk Campaign Editing

Bing has updated the Bing Ads mobile app to support bulk editing of your campaigns – making it much easier to roll out a change across a collection of campaigns simultaneously. Check out the video below to see how to use the new bulk editing features: The new bulk editing functionality is just the tip of the iceberg also. Bing ...

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DigitalOcean Launches Hatch – An Online Incubator Program For Startups

DigitalOcean has announced the launch of a brand new online incubator program geared towards supporting startups. Meet Hatch – a unique startup program which not only offers participants access to DigitalOcean cloud for up to 12 months with a credit up to $100,000; but it also offers up free technical training and 1-on-1 mentorship – helping to provide an educational ...

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Google AdWords Call-Only Ads Now Display Business Name

Call-only ads in Google AdWords have been extremely popular since their launch – however one constant complaint from advertisers has been the lack of business name display. This finally appears to be changing as Josh Leibner of Red Ventures pointed out on Twitter a few days ago: Google .@AdWords Call-Only Ads are now pulling Business Name into the headline. #ppcchat ...

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Instagram Starts Rolling Out Business Profiles

It seems that the rollout for Instagram Business Profiles has began today as several of my client businesses have been issued a notification to switch their Instagram accounts to a new business account. The initial notification should appear at the top of your profile page in a blue box, looking a bit like the following: However if you didn’t see ...

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Verify Your Google My Business Listing Via Email

It seems that Google is experimenting with a new method to verify businesses for the Google My Business program. Rather than waiting weeks for a post card, users who have an auto-receptionist setup on their phone will be able to verify their business listing using a company email address. This was first spotted by Kiran Kumar over on Twitter: We can ...

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Google AdWords Gets Price Extensions

Google has announced the rollout of price extensions for Google Adwords – a brand new ad extension that lets you showcase the price of your various products and services within your ads. Price extensions will currently show across multiple rows, featuring a different product/service on each row and showcasing it’s description and price. Price extensions can be used in conjunction with all other ...

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Bing Ads Now Support Keyword & Ad Copy/Paste

When it comes down to managing a successful PPC campaign you will eventually find yourself with a series of keywords or ad-copy that you know works, and that you tend to use as the basis of your new campaigns. As such having the ability to copy/paste keywords and ads across different campaigns is an amazingly useful feature – and one ...

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CloudFlare Now Offering Free HTTP/2 Server Push Support

Website speeds are everything – and these day developers are always looking for a way to squeeze more performance out of their websites and applications. HTTP/2 Server Push is one such technology – allowing web servers to send content to website visitors without receiving requests for it – essentially pre-loading various images, font files, or CSS scripts. CloudFlare has recently ...

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Google AdWords Will Only Support Internet Explorer 11

Now that Microsoft has given up on supporting older versions of Internet Explorer – Google is starting to filter out the older versions of IE from it’s various services. To start off – Google AdWords is dropping support for all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer except for IE 11. Google announced the news via a Google+ post, stating the following: ...

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Pingdom Launches Page Speed Monitoring Tool

Pingdom has rolled out Page Speed Monitoring – a brand new service which automates full page performance tests which you can use to analyze and optimize you’re websites performance. Website load times are extremely important, for both user experience and SEO purposes – and this type of check let’s you identify if you’re website is fast, slow, too big, and ...

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Amazon Offers Free SSL/TLS Certificates

Speaking of SSL certificates, Amazon has rolled out the Amazon Certificate Manager – a free service that lets you deploy SSL certificates which you can utilize with AWS services. Oh, did I mention –  it’s free! The downside being that ACM (Amazon Certificate Manager) is currently only available in the Northern Virginia region – however Amazon will surely roll this out ...

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Hivelocity Launches Rapid Restore to Speed Data Backup

Hivelocity has launched a new service designed to make life better when it comes to recovering you’re website. The new service, called Rapid Restore, is designed to make data restorations up to 20x faster than a typical data recovery effort. The service can restore server data from up to 200GB per hour, providing protection from hard drive failures, data corruption, accidental ...

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HostGator Hits The Cloud

HostGator has launched a brand new cloud hosting platform – a move that’s frankly a few years behind the rest of their competition but hey – better late than never! The new platform offers up to 4x the resources that the current HostGator shared hosting plans offer, and claim a 2x improvement in website load times. Probably the biggest benefit, in ...

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UK2 Group Launches New Website SEO Guru Tool

UK2 Group, which runs various hosting brands such as Midphase, WestHost, and VPS.net, have recently launched a new SEO tool called the Website SEO Guru. The Website SEO Guru is an automated tool which analyses ones website performance and suggests content tweaks that would make the website more discoverable online. Website SEO Guru is the simple online marketing tool that will help ...

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