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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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Microsoft Builds One of the World’s Biggest Data Centers

Microsoft has now invested close to one billion dollars in constructing its new “Gen 4″ data center in Boydton, Virginia. What does a billion dollars purchase in data centers? As it turns out, it’s all put into new technology, construction and forward thinking green business practices.

Instead of creating the facility completely on-site, construction of the data center is done off-site utilizing IT Preassembled Components (IT-PACs), which contain the IT, the mechanical, security and the electrical components.

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How to Integrate WordPress and Facebook with Plugins

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WordPress’ adoption numbers are quite high with over 145 million downloads and powering 16.7% of the entire Web! As a cornerstone of the blogging and CMS world, it is natural that it must eventually meet head on with another online platform that has met meteoric success, Facebook.

The social media giant’s ubiquity is not particularly obscure, but when defined in hard numbers it accounts for 1 in 5 page views, is the most frequent individual search term, and has actually bridged generational divides with near parity in terms of use across groups. A robust number of plugins have emerged to enable WordPress developers and the users that visit their websites to leverage the interconnections and social data that are available through the network.

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Showdown: Tumblr vs. WordPress

WordPress and Tumblr can both work well for a business site. By looking at the advantages and drawbacks of each platform, you can decide which one is better for your particular business.

In a comparison of WordPress vs. Tumblr, the key differences are in the areas of power and ease of use. Tumblr is a very simple and easy to use blogging platform, but WordPress has a wide selection of plugins and can be customized to achieve a variety of functions.

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Five ways Blogger.com is Trying to Catch Up with WordPress

Originally launched by Pyra Labs in 1999, Blogger was one of the first free blogging solutions offered to the general public. Since then, their assets have changed hands many times, and the company has seen its share of the market dwindle to competitors. Since Google acquired the service, however, Blogger has added many features in an attempt to compete with content management giant WordPress.

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[Important] Secure Your WordPress Password Immediately – Global WordPress Brute Force Attack

It is highly recommended that you ensure your WordPress login password is a secure password comprising of at least 8 characters and includes special characters (@#$%^&*), a variation of upper and lower case letters, and numbers.

Common Password Example:

secretword123

Secure Password Example:

Z4Tn@V^oes

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