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The Do’s and Do Not’s of WordPress SEO

WordPress SEO

Too many website owners are trying to beat Google at its own game when it comes to WordPress SEO. The problem with that approach is that Google is constantly tweaking, updating and testing its ranking algorithms.

The truth is, trying to trick Google is rarely going to be successful. Instead, follow a few simple guidelines, create great content, and there will be no need to try to outsmart Google.

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Challenges Facing the World’s “Highest” Supercomputer

World's highest Supercomputer

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array or ALMA Correlator is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. It is built atop the Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes, more than 16,500 feet above sea level. This high-altitude data center is a powerful system consisting of 66 radio antenna dishes, 50 of them measuring 12 meters in diameter. Astronomers use the ALMA Correlator to study the universe and discover how planets, stars, and galaxies form.

Why build the ALMA Correlator at high altitude? The ALMA supercomputer serves as the brain behind the ALMA astronomical telescope and is a partnership between agencies from Europe, North America, and South America. According to Space Daily, “The special-purpose ALMA Correlator has over 134 million processors and performs up to 17 quadrillion operations per second, a speed comparable to the fastest general-purpose supercomputer in operation today.”

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Showdown: WordPress vs. Joomla!

WordPress VS Joomla

When it comes to Content Management Systems, Joomla and WordPress are two of the best. For the business that wants to manage their own website, either choice will deliver easy maintenance and an intuitive interface.

Even the user that has only a little experience with technology can find their way around and have a functional and attractive website up and running in no time.

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A Top Level Domain is Coming for New York City Businesses – .NYC

New .NYC TLD

ICANN has been putting a lot of attention on the effects of top level domains on brands. However, there is a new buzz about TLDs based on the literal geographic location of an online website. These are known as geo-TLDs. Nyc is one of the new TLDs getting ready to set sail in the market and will be available for those residing in New York City.

There are several reasons of why a .nyc TLD can be advantageous. New York is an iconic city, full of significance and growth. Businesses and organizations located in the city get to show their homage to the Big Apple. It varies from ad agencies to your local grocery store to non-profitable organizations. New York residents will be able to see right off the bat that you are a local business that they can be honored to associate.

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Three Reasons Why Self-hosted WordPress is Better Than Blogger

Why WordPress is Better Than Blogger

WordPress started in 2003 and for ten years it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world. It is used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people everyday. WordPress and Google’s Blogger are among the top blogging platforms but WordPress is more used because of its advantages over Blogger.

Here are three advantages of a self-hosted WordPress website over Blogger site:

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Introducing the New Westhost Website Builder

Westhost Website Builder

Today is a momentous day, our new website builder is ready and available! We have never provided a more clear-cut way to build your own website and now building a professional website by yourself is not only a possibility, but a reality.

In the past website builders produced websites that lacked features, customization, and had templates that looked so bad it was easy to distinguish which websites were created by a website builder and which were created by a professional web designer. Good luck trying to tell a difference is now!

Using the new WestHost Website Builder, your site will look so amazing, no one will be able to tell the difference between the site you created and that of a professional web designer; think of something else to do with the thousands of dollars you set aside to pay a web design professional.

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When is the Best Time of the Year to Buy Hosting?

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We like to reward our blog readers with an inside look at the way we do things at WestHost so between you and me, July and August is the best time to buy website hosting. 2013 is no exception.

Throughout July and until the end of August we’ve discounted all new website hosting plans by 30%; simply use 30OFFSUM at checkout and the price cut automatically applies.

With web hosting packages ranging from Personal to premium Business offerings, which provide unlimited hosting resources and several free extras such as nightly backups, a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee and e-commerce tools to conduct sales on-site, you’ll have all you need to lead a successful online presence.

We’ve been helping thousands of businesses do this stuff for more than 15 years and love watching our experienced team continue to deliver the products and services our clients have always talked about.
If you know what we’re talking about, this is a great chance to tell your friends, pass the word, and enjoy hosting bliss together. :)

If you haven’t experienced hosting like this at an incredible price, check out the plans and choose one now.

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TV, Big Data and Twitter Social Media Startup, Trendrr

Social media seems to be generating new superstar companies at the speed of light. One of the latest to garner attention is a real-time analytics “big data” company called Trendrr. Trendrr sifts social data on Twitter, Facebook and Viggle to help TV companies rate shows and work out just where advertisers should spend their money.

Using both quantitative and qualitative data, it’s apparently the only service that tracks television engagement across multiple data courses. We would call this “diversity in numbers” while other precursor companies before it may have used the term “safety in numbers.”

The data collected by Trendrr is allowing it to rank today’s social TV top five on cable and broadcast television.

According to Wired, Trendrr uses proprietary queries to gather information on gender, location and mobile devices. Like its competitor, Bluefin Labs, it then matches messages to a show’s plotlines and characters using natural language processing and air times.

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The Importance of Content for WordPress SEO

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One of the most powerful reasons to use a content management system like WordPress is the ability to easily create fresh and unique content. Your website can be an instantaneous publishing platform, allowing you to connect with your current client base as well as new and potential clients.

Fresh content is a vital element to your WordPress SEO strategy. By practicing the discipline of daily or weekly blog writing, you create content that the search engines will quickly index. Here are some tips to get you started:

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WordPress Theme Showdown: Premium vs. Free

There is no doubt one of the reasons WordPress is so popular is the sheer number of themes available. No one wants to build a site that looks like a million others. While there is a vast repository of free themes available, you may be wondering whether or not a free theme can serve your purposes or if you need to go with a paid, or premium, theme.

Choosing to use a free theme has some advantages, not the least of which is price. Many free themes are provided by developers who also offer premium themes, which means they are well-built and some support may be offered in forums on the developer’s website.

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