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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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SiteGround Overhauls Their Shared Hosting Infrastructure

SiteGround just recently announced some huge upgrades to their shared hosting infrastructure – integrating Linux Containers, SSD drives, PHP7, HVVM, and Opcache. Excited yet? First up – SiteGround’s entire shared hosting environment is moving over to Linux containers (LXC). What does this all mean for clients? 2x the CPU power. 2x the memory. 2x the read speed. 1.5x the write speed. ...

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Media Temple Launches CloudTech Security Powered By SiteLock

SiteLock is by far the most popular website security solution out there today – catering to roughly 5 million customers around the world. Thanks to the recent partnership with Media Temple the SiteLock suite of services will now be activated across the 1.5 million websites managed by Media Temple! The new service is called CloudTech and combines Media Temple’s existing ...

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Pingdom Upgrades Their Starter Plan

Pingdom has long been a staple in the web hosting community – offering webmasters the ability to track their websites and/or servers downtime, uptime, and performance. A large portion of these you could do for free, however Pingdom does offer some extremely valuable premium plans. In the past you would have to upgrade to the Standard level to get any ...

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GoDaddy Launches 3 New Services for Canadian Small Businesses

Following up on GoDaddy’s report showcasing that the majority of small businesses do not have a website – GoDaddy has launched three new services in their Canadian market geared towards helping small businesses create and manage their online presence. The new additions are: Personal Domains – which let you easily point domains to 16+ social media platforms. Search Engine Visibility ...

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GoDaddy Partners With Dropmysite To Offer Cloud Backup Solutions For Small Business Owners

GoDaddy has joined forces with cloud backup provider Dropmysite to offer cloud-based website backup solutions for small and medium sized businesses. Dropmysite will automatically back up a customers website daily and securely using 256 bit military grade Advance encryption standards (AES) encryption. If any issue arises Dropmysite will allow the customer to easily and quickly get their website back online with its ...

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SingleHop Rolls Out ColoPlus & Gives Away Free Virtual Private Clouds

Want to score some space for your server in the latest, $30 million data center in Chicago? SingleHop has rolled out their ColoPlus service offering some truly hybrid hosting environments across global datacenters on a highly scalable cloud platform. PLUS when you sign up for ColoPlus  SingleHop provides for you a virtual private cloud to use at no extra charge, as ...

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Skype Calls Will Seamlessly Work Inside Microsoft’s Edge Browser

Skype is focused on making their users experience on Skype as simple and streamlined as possible – and as such they have announced an upcoming ability to utilize Skype calls within Microsoft’s new Edge browser without the need for any plugins. Starting later this year, Skype users will be able to make voice and video calls without needing to install ...

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Google Drive Web Hosting Will Be Shut Down By August 2016

Back in 2013 Google introduced the capability for users and developers to utilize their Google Drive account as a web hosting service, and on August 31st of 2016 Google will be shutting that capability down. Fact is that there are plenty of web hosting providers out there along with countless options for free or low-cost solutions to get your content ...

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