December
21
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Over 90% of Online Shoppers Visiting Local Retail Sites – Are You There?

If you still don’t think your small business needs to be offering your products or services through ecommerce, this should be a wake up call. According to Global Web Index, about 8 out of 10 adults are shopping online each month. As of June, Small Biz Trends revealed that nearly ¾ of small businesses still...

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December
20
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Simple Video Marketing Ideas for Small Business

Fact: Video increases engagement and conversions Video marketing is here to stay, and for good reason. It drives an emotional connection between brands and consumers and when done correctly, provides an impressive ROI. Just look at how Eyeview Digital was able to increase landing page conversions by as much as 86% by simply adding a...

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December
17
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Changing the Primary Domain on Your Hosting Plan

Welcome to another Straight Up Saturday series, where we try to highlight a common or recent issue that customers have. Today it’s all about changing your main/primary domain on a shared or business hosting plan. Let’s say you have a .net or a .info for your domain and you’ve just acquired the .com Now you want...

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December
12
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Millennials – The Generation You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Whether or not you plan your marketing with millennials in mind could be the success or failure of your business in the years to come. Time called it, estimating in 2014 that come 2017, the buying power they hold would surpass any and all other generations, which is saying a lot when you consider how...

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December
10
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Payment Expirations and Suspension

When was the last time something was suddenly shut off or canceled because you either forgot to make a payment or didn’t have the funds exactly right then? Payment issues are always a common reason customers contact us, as is the case with just about any business I’d imagine. So today, I thought we’d get...

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December
09
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Live Chat with Businesses in Bing Search Resuls

Too busy focusing on Google and ignoring Bing? Not bothered with offering live chat on your website yet? Potential customers searching for your type of business can now chat with you live and directly from the search results, if you’ve signed up to the program… and assuming your business shows up at the top of...

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December
03
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Why is my WordPress Website so Slow?

Welcome to Hostwind’s first Straight Up Saturday! Each Saturday we want to take a look at a concern or question from customers or potential customers. If you have anything you’d like us to cover, please leave it in the comments for consideration. Today’s question revolves on a concern most of us have; “Why is my...

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December
02
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Publish to WordPress on the Go with these Mobile Apps

Do you run your site on WordPress? Did you know that you can create posts, moderate comments and upload photos to your site no matter where you are? Yep, it’s easy to work on your WP powered site on the go with the use of an app. Sure, you can easily schedule posts to go...

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December
01
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Online Fraud Jumps 137% Over Holiday Season

  The adoption of EMV technology (Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa) spelled good news for businesses that sell through a physical storefront, but not so much so for online retailers. The EMV chip cards do a pretty good job at protecting sensitive data through encryption, but that protection doesn’t extend to online purchases. And fraudsters know...

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November
29
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ON THE 5th DAY OF BLACK FRIDAY

 HOSTWINDS GAVE TO ME… A DEDICATED SERVER WITH NO ROOMIES! Dedicated Servers A dedicated server gives you the security and stability of having a server all to yourself without the need for an in-house IT team to setup and manage the server. You basically outsource that headache to expert technicians from the hosting company you...

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