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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

7 Jun

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Homepage
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  Making a good first impression is everything in the online world and the majority of the time that impression will come from your website’s homepage. It only takes a visitor half a second to form an opinion of a website, so you need to make sure that you present them with a homepage design that is worth looking at. If you present visitors with a bad experience 88% of those visitors are less likely to return to your business website. On the flip side, having a successful homepage design for your...

17 May

How to Eliminate Bots From Your Website
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You’ve probably heard of bots on the Internet by now, but you might not be sure on what they are or what they do. To be brief, Internet bots, or web robots, or simply bots, are a software application that automatically runs various tasks on the Internet. These tasks can be for good or bad, depends on the creator. Good bots are typically used to assist in automating tasks, like website scanning or data collection, and are generally used to make our lives easier. Bad bots, however, are a pain...

26 Apr

Website Speed: 5 Ways To Improve Your Site’s Performance
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Website speed can be one of the most important elements to increasing traffic and improving conversions on your website. Nearly half of all Internet users expect a web page to load within 2 seconds or less. Moreover, every 1-second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions. People in today’s day and age have a very short attention span and if your website doesn’t load quick enough for them, then you can expect to lose a lot of potential customers. If you know that your website doesn’t...

29 Mar

How to Optimize Your Website Content for SEO
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So you’ve created some awesome content for your website, but you’re not seeing as many views or interactions with your work as you would like. Chances are you haven’t incorporated SEO (Search Engine Optimization) into your website. Research shows that 93% of online experiences begin with a search engine. If you aren’t properly tagging your work with the right keywords and terms then there is very little chance that your work is going to be seen. SEO can be a fickle beast to learn, but once you master it, your website...

22 Mar

HostPapa Customer Showcase: JulieHamilton.ca
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As a self-employed wealth consultant and financial planning educator, Julie Hamilton needed a website for her business that was both simple and clean but also informative and professional. It wasn’t her first foray into an online strategy for Julie, but this time she “needed to have a legitimate presence.” But starting her own consultancy and learning solutions business meant that Julie didn’t have time to build her own website or learn a new tool like WordPress. She decided to pursue HostPapa’s Do It For Me service, which is totally managed website...

15 Mar

Why SSL Certificates are Important for your Website
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An SSL certificate is something that every business should have on their website, especially after Google prioritized websites with SSL certificates for better search engine rankings. SSL, which stands for Secure Socket Layer, is an encryption technology used to create a secure connection between a web server and a user’s web browser. When a website has an SSL certificate properly installed on the server, a small green padlock icon  will be displayed to the left of a website URL in the browser and https will appear in green as well. SSL certificates...